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2016 Intercultural Competence Conference Livestreamed Presentations


This playlist on CERCLL's Youtube channel contains most of the livestreamed presentations from the 2016 ICC conference, including keynote speaker Fred Dervin and plenaries Paige Ware and Dwight Atkinson. • Atkinson, Dwight (University of Arizona) - "IC from the Side: Expanding the 'Cultural' in Intercultural Competence" (PLENARY Presentation) • Blyth, Carl and Dale Koike (University of Texas at Austin) - "Self-Awareness and Intercultural Communication: A Metapragmatic Approach" • Catalano, Theresa (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) - "Moving Bodies and Minds" • Carreño Bolívar, Laura (Universidad de La Sabana) - "The Importance of Intercultural Competences in Higher Education" • Crozet, Chantal (RMIT University School of Global, Urban and Social Studies) - "Politicizing Intercultural Language Teaching" • Dervin, Fred (University of Helsinki) - "Intercultural Competence Beyond Orthodoxies" (KEYNOTE Presentation) • Diaz, Adriana (University of Queensland) - "Unlearning Assessment Practices in Intercultural Language" • Díaz Rico, Lynne (California State University, San Bernardino) - "Mapping the Sociocognition of ILLC Curricula and Assessment" • Drewelow, Isabelle (University of Alabama) - "Cultural Interplay: Engaging Cultural Sensitivity through Intercultural Explorations" • Ferdinandt, Nicholas (University of Arizona) - "Engaging Language Teachers in Intercultural Competence Development" • Fichtner, Friederike (Washington University in St. Louis) - "Challenges to the Teachability of Intercultural Competence" • Hoyt, Kristin (Kennesaw State University) - "Exploring Interculturality Development in Candidates’ Narrative Writing" • Kearney, Erin (State University of New York at Buffalo) - "Modern and Late-Modern Tensions in the Talk and Work of Language Teacher Educators" • Kohler, Michelle (Flinders University & Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at the University of South Australia) - "Reframing Assessment for Intercultural Language Learning: a Schooling Perspective" • Levine, Glenn (University of California, Irvine) - "The Conundrum of Intercultural Communicative Competence" • Michelson, Kristen (University of Oklahoma) - "Culture-teaching as a Relational Process" • Richardson, Diane & Lydia Heiss (University of Arizona) - "A Multimodal Approach to Literature" • Riitaoja, Anna Leena (University of Helsinki) - "Intersectionality as a Tool for Intercultural Communication and Competence" • Ware, Paige (Southern Methodist University) - "Intercultural Competence Inside Digital Contact Zones" (PLENARY Presentation)

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Dynamic Assessment Resources


A list of print and online resources on Dynamic Assessment.

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Computerized Dynamic Assessment of Language Proficiency (CODA)


CODA is an online formative assessment tool designed to provide more fine-grained profiles of listening and reading comprehension abilities than possible with traditional tests by offering graduated assistance to student test-takers. This allows teachers not only to observe how many test questions learners answered correctly and incorrectly on the first try but also to document how much support was required by the student test-taker to complete the assessment. Test results are provided as unweighted and weighted scores for the class as well as for individual students. The tests are based on existing and recognized multiple-choice assessments of listening and reading comprehension.

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OER Hangout: Searching and Publishing in OER Repositories

12pm CDT (10am PDT / 11am MDT / 1pm EDT) Presenter(s): Melinda Boland (Director, OER Services at ISKME & OER Commons) Kevin Hawkins (Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, University of North Texas Libraries) Patricia Mulroy (Supervisor, World of Learning Institute) Anita Young (World Language Instructor & Virtual Learning Specialist World of Learning Institute) Open educational resources (OER) are free to access. Open Creative Commons licenses allow teachers to legally make copies, adapt, and share these resources in order to meet the specific needs of their students. OER repositories make it easier to find, evaluate, and share these resources. In this discussion-based webinar, gain tips about how to use OER repositories to find high-quality openly licensed educational resources to use in the language classroom, and to share your own creations with other teachers. There will be 20 minutes of presentation time, and the rest of the hour will be dedicated to your questions and to conversation between participants and panelists. Melinda Boland directs development of OER Commons and all partner implementations, including professional learning programs and community building efforts with a team of trainers, project managers, librarians, and designers who together produce all of ISKME's OER products and services. Anita Young and Patricia Mulroy work on a team at the World of Learning Institute at Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, a program that provides face-to-face world language instruction in a virtual environment for students who cannot access them in their school. They have made the open resources they developed for their Spanish and German courses available for other teachers to use on OER Commons. At the UNT Libraries, Kevin Hawkins and his team help educate members of the UNT community about OER and partner with others on campus to run some programs in support of OER.

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The 30th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS)

The 30th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS) The Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa invites scholars working on Southeast Asian linguistics to the 30th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS), May 18-20, 2020, to be held on the campus of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Plenary speakers: • Gary Holton, University of Hawai'i at Manoa • Kitima Indambarya, Kasetsart University • Peter Jenks, UC Berkeley • Aldrin Lee, University of the Philippines - Diliman The SEALS Conference will be immediately preceded by the International Symposium on Malay/Indonesian Linguistics (ISMIL) and the International Symposium on the Languages of Java (ISLOJ) on May 14-16, as well as a series of workshops on various topics and a special lecture by Dr. Robert Blust (University of Hawai'i at Manoa) on May 17, 2020. Important Dates: Online Pre-registration: February 04 – April 15, 2020 Online Regular Registration: April 16 – May 12, 2020 For more information about the conference, visit our website at https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/seaconfs/ Questions? Contact us at seaconfs@hawaii.edu The conference is co-sponsored and co-organized by the National Foreign Language Resource Center.

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2020 Summer Institute: Planning for Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)

2020 Summer Institute: Planning for Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) June 10-16, 2020 This Summer Institute is designed for world language educators who have some knowledge of Project-Based Learning (PBL) as well as some practice in generating project ideas. During the Institute, participants will flesh out their ideas for a project design they have already subjected to critique. Applicants must complete the prerequisite NFLRC MOOC (massive open online course) Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning and earn a badge in order to qualify for consideration for the Institute. Participants who fulfill requirements outlined in an associated course syllabus may opt to receive two (2) graduate course credits (tuition fee). DURATION: 5 instructional days (Wed., Th., Fri., Mon., and Tue.) LOCATION: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT SPONSORS: Second Language Teaching and Research Center (L2TReC) and National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) PREREQUISITE: Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning MOOC (https://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/126/) APPLICATION TIMELINE: Envisioning PBLL MOOC Completion Deadline: February 28, 2020 Summer Institute Application Period Opens: March 1, 2020 Summer Institute Application Period Ends: March 20, 2020 Notification of Participant Selection Decisions: March 31, 2020 For more information, visit https://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/127/

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