Archived SWCOLT Webinars

Lesson Plan Generator - Evan Rubin

October 28, 2014

 

Presenter: Evan Rubin, Director of Instructional Technology at
Language Acquistion Resource Center (LARC)

 

This presentation will demonstrate the capabilities to create, share, and search for standards-based lesson plans and thematic units using the Lesson Plan Generator (LPG), a free online tool developed by the Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC). LPG guides users in a step-by-step process to design lesson plans according to backwards design principles, indicating at the appropriate moments to enter learning objectives, select the National or California Standards, upload or link to activities, resources, multimedia, and supplementary material, decide the type(s) of assessment, and design a rubric.

 

Recording of the October 28, 2014 Webinar

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2014-10-28.1611.M.0F27A48CABEE2081E409086F3227B8.vcr&sid=2009202

 

Handouts:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8_9QiIQtrlwdjUxTzEwdEF2bVk/view

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8_9QiIQtrlwaF91YzdiZXRDTm8/view

 

 

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Activating communication. Focusing Lenses - Toni Theisen

March 26, 2015

 

Presenter: Toni Theisen—2009 ACTFL Teacher of the Year, French Teacher, Loveland High School, Loveland Colorado

 

Authentic learning experiences encourage collaboration, creativity and interconnectedness, all essential 21st century skills. How can language learning be designed that is both rigorous and relevant as well as meaningful and engaging? How can focusing lenses be used to shape the instruction of a thematic unit and its assessments? How can a novice “café” unit be changed to a thematic unit on hunger with integrated tasks that create a meaningful context? Participants will explore and interact with the concepts of focusing lenses and the rigor and relevance framework in order to investigate these questions.

 

Toni Theisen's presentation recording will not be available because of technical problems.

 

Her is a link to her excellent materials:  http://tinyurl.com/pxbk3sv

 

 

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Motivating Students in the 21st Century World Language Classroom - Yo Azama

April 30, 2015

 

Presenter: Yo Azama, 2012 ACTFL Teacher of the Year, Japanese Teacher, North Salinas High School, Salinas, California.

 

Have you seen changes in students over the years? In the rapidly changing world, how can we help students discover the joy of learning another language and culture? What are the key elements a language teacher should know? In this session, participants will explore essential elements with practical approaches in creating an environment that promotes students’ motivation in world language classroom. 

 

 

 

Link to Yo Azama PPT Presentation

 

Link to the Chat during Webinar

Link to the recorded webinar:
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2015-04-30.1203.M.0F27A48CABEE2081E409086F3227B8.vcr&sid=2009202

 

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Interactive Reading Strategies For Today's Tech-Infused Classrooms

January 11, 2016

 

Presenter: Bethany Thompson, Instructional Technology Coach at Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, California

 


Description:

We know that effective reading strategies help students comprehend and acquire language, but how do these strategies translate to the world of Chromebooks, BYOD and technology infused classrooms?  This webinar will focus a few reading strategies proven to help students move successfully through a text (short or long) and updating those strategies for a non-pen and paper classroom.   Whether you're flipping your classroom, blending your learning, or just trying to incorporate more technology, this webinar will help you update and engage students at any level.  This webinar will use free Google Apps tools available to anyone with a Google account (either school or personal).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April, 2016

Liberation from the List: Vocabulary Instruction Without Burdens or Limits - Amy Lenord

 

Presentation Title: Liberation from the List: Vocabulary Instruction Without Burdens or Limits

Presenter: Amy Lenord, Jasper High School, Plano Texas; TFLA Past President

 

Date: April 21, 2016, 6:30 - 7:30 PM Central Time

 

Description:
What if the vocabulary lists teachers have used for generations to teach their students actually undermined their instruction? What if those lists are actually more cumbersome than helpful? So many teachers talk about abandoning the lists if only they knew a better way. Imagining language instruction without the vocabulary list can be frightening to teachers and students alike, but it is more than possible! It is liberating! In this session participants will explore the mind of a language student and the unintentional messages lists of words send him. Participants will get to play with concrete examples of how vocabulary can be taught without providing a list or even mandating a note taking system. During the course of those lessons participants will see examples of how losing the list knocks down the borders of what students are allowed learn and makes what they actually learn richer and longer lasting.

 

 

 

 

 

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September 21, 2016
Using Visuals in Low- and High-Tech World Language Classroom Environments to Engage Students in Authentic Communication

 

Presenter: Christine Lanphere, 2007 ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Date: September 21, 2016, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Pacific Time Zone

 

Description:
We all know that one of the main components of a World Language curriculum is the visuals that teachers choose to use. In this interactive webinar, we will explore various sources of visuals, how visuals can fit into each of the steps of the Effective Instructional Sequence (EIS), and how to adapt visuals to low- and high-tech classrooms. We will also review a variety of specific activities designed for different Stages of language proficiency and how they can be adapted to both low- and high-tech classrooms.

January 11, 2017

Presentation Title: Ditch that Powerpoint for Interactive Slides!

 

(My sincere apologies to all who signed up for this webinar -- I failed to remember to click on the RECORD button in Blackboard for Bethany's presentation.  -- Jody Klopp, SWCOLT Executive Director)

See the excellent handouts below!

 

 

Presenter: Bethany Thompson, French Teacher at Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, California

 

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

 

 

Abstract: Imagine a classroom where students use their phones, tablets and computers to...gasp... TALK to each other. Imagine a classroom where every student has a personal Smartboard.  Imagine a classroom where every student has manipulatives, but you didn't have to copy or cut a single piece of paper.  It's all possible with Google Slides.  Come and see why you need to ditch the Powerpoint as you know it!

 

Link to Documentation of the Chat during the Webinar

Survey: http://bit.ly/2jim2fo

Handout:  http://bit.ly/swcoltwebinar

Slide deck:  http://bit.ly/webinarditchpp

Video: https://youtu.be/ZELceA6TJ8U

Collaborative Slides: http://bit.ly/2jixoA4