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Materials Development for Online Language Courses
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The purpose of this series is to introduce instructors to principles and best practices for designing or adapting materials for online language courses. The series consists of five sessions focusing on various scenarios in which an online instructor would need to adapt existing materials or create new materials to meet students' learning needs. Course content is available as open educational resources (OERs) for self-study and reference.

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Designing Interaction for Online Language Learning
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Designed for in-service teachers of world languages in online environments, this course, offered in Fall 2015, focuses on the various kinds of interaction that take place in online language courses. While interaction is important in any online course, it deserves special attention in language courses, since communicative interaction is key to developing proficiency in a language. Course content is available as open educational resources (OERs) for self-study and reference.

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Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) (2018 Online Symposium)
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Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) offers a framework for designing powerful, culturally contextualized experiences that create opportunities for learners to use their language to address real world needs that are personally meaningful to them. The PBLL Symposium brought together language educators, researchers, and innovators to explore the potential of PBLL to enhance and transform language education and provides an excellent introduction to this topic. This unique, FREE online event provided attendees with a broad overview of PBLL, engaging interactions with world language teachers who have implemented PBLL in their classrooms, and the chance to network with professionals who are passionate about this topic. Four interactive sessions were distributed across two days (i.e., two sessions per day) and recorded. The videos and presentation slides are available as open educational resources (OERs).

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Jun
2021
24 - 25
Texas
Workshop
From design to success: Spanish Heritage Language teaching practices for engaging and empowering our students

This workshop will provide Spanish instructors with hands-on guidance for engaging heritage students based on their individual needs and local context. A variety of facilitators will share their expertise on integrating critical pedagogies, building writing skills, and engaging with the community. K-12 teachers, higher ed faculty, grad students can apply to present a poster at the poster session (deadline May 17, 2021) This workshop is intended for both K-12 and higher ed language instructors. CPE credits are available for those who attend the workshop in its entirety. Please notify us by June 22, 2021 of accessibility needs for the workshop, by emailing coerll@austin.utexas.edu. Sponsored by the Texas Coalition for Heritage Spanish (TeCHS), Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), and Texas Language Center (TLC).

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Jun - Jul
2021
29 - 2
Texas
Workshop
Games2Teach collaboratory

Presenter(s): Julie Sykes (CASLS, University of Oregon) Stephanie Knight (CASLS, University of Oregon) An interactive, online workshop where language teachers experience collaborative, game-oriented play, learn how game design principles promote language acquisition, and learn to implement games in their classrooms. Tuesday 6/29 and Friday 7/2 are synchronous, and Wednesday 6/30 and Thursday 7/1 involve supported, asynchronous prototype development. Based on the Games2Teach project from CASLS (University of Oregon) and CERCLL (University of Arizona). - Participants will be able to explain how game design principles promote language acquisition. - Participants will articulate at least one lesson in which learning opportunities are extended and enhanced with intentional use of game design principles. - Participants will demonstrate understanding of the connection between cognitive processes, play, and how play enhances learning. - Participants will demonstrate understanding of how play can promote interactional competence. This workshop is intended for both K-12 and higher ed language instructors. CPE credits are available for those who attend the workshop in its entirety. Cost: $50 for teachers & faculty, $25 for students Please notify us by June 22, 2021 of accessibility needs for the workshop, by emailing coerll@austin.utexas.edu.

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Jan
2022
27 - 30
Arizona
Conference
2022 Intercultural Competence Conference

ICC 2022: Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity and Access Extended Proposal Submission Deadline June 21, 2021 A hybrid event, in Tucson, Arizona, and online, with plenary speakers: * Uju Anya, Pennsylvania State University, USA * Maria Dasli, University of Edinburgh, Scotland * Jennifer Pipitone, College of Mount Saint Vincent, USA In January 2022, the eighth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence (ICC) will be a hybrid event on the theme of "Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity and Access." Presentations will focus on the ways in which intercultural communication and the teaching and learning thereof have been shaped through mobility – both virtual and physical. Of particular interest are contributions that address how the changing state of intercultural communication has been shaped by a world that is simultaneously more and less mobile, for example, due to differences in access among learners or to changing circumstances, such as the current global health crisis. Proposals will be submitted as one of five types: paper presentation, symposium, roundtable discussion, poster, and workshop. See the complete submission guidelines for more about the conference theme and the format of these presentations, proposal restrictions and limitations, access to the online proposal submission form, and notification dates, etc. Proposal Submission Deadline: June 4, 2021. Full Call for Proposals and Submission Guidelines: https://icc.arizona.edu/2022cfp/ Registration for ICC 2020 will open in the Fall.

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