2011 Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

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Royce Hall 314. Download the schedule

Pre-workshop Participants will complete lessons in our STARTALK/NHLRC online workshop and respond to discussion questions on Moodle about heritage language learner profiles as well as differentiated instruction.

Monday, 7/18

9a-10a Olga Kagan
Opening remarks and an overview:
Teaching heritage language (HL) learners
10-10:15 Maria Carreira
The final project: requirements and ideas
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12 Maria Carreira
Understanding HL learners and learner variation in the classroom
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Maria Carreira
Responding to HL learners' needs: Strategies that support differentiation
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30 Maria Carreira
Responding to HL learners' needs: Assessment
3:30p-5:30p Time to work on group projects: brainstorming, defining outcomes
5:30p-7p Reception:
Dalia Golan, Hebrew teacher, Hillel Harkum Academy: Applying Lessons Learned at the Workshop to the Classroom (tentative title) http://www.mff.org/jea/

Tuesday, 7/19

(with breaks as needed)
Brandon Zaslow:
  • Development of Linguistic Proficiency
  • World Language Content Standards
  • Framework-Aligned Instructional Sequence
12-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:30 Brandon Zaslow: Standards-Based Lessons, Units, and Curricula
Handout #1: letter from Charlie
Handout #2: Language Content Standards for California
Handout #3: Standards Map: Spanish for Spanish Speakers
Handout #4: California Foreign Language Project, Working with Heritage Learners
2:30-2:45 Break and move into groups
2:30p-5:30p Time to work on group projects: Creating objectives and finding relevant authentic materials

Wednesday, 7/20

9-11 Maria Carreira: Backward design and strategies for differentiated instruction
11-11:15 Break
11:15-12:45 Maria Ortenberg: GLOSS (Global Language Online Support System) demo and teaching applications
12:45-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:45 Time to work on group projects: designing sample assessment activities
3:45-5:00 Susan Bauckus: Demographic tools

Thursday, 7/21

9:00-10:00 Liz Lew and Olga Kagan:
  • Introduction to high school heritage program
  • Goals of observation
10:00-10:30 Break and travel to classrooms
10:30-11:30 Class observations
11:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Olga Kagan: Post observation discussion
2:30-3:00 Alejandro Lee: Workshop for Teachers of Spanish as a Heritage Language in Washington State
3:00-5:00 Time to work on group projects: creating differentiated activities, polishing presentation

Friday, 7/22

California Room, UCLA Faculty Center
9-12 Project presentations
12-1:30 Closing remarks and farewell luncheon