In this course, you will learn how to make Foreign Language/LOTE (Language Other than English) instruction more interactive, communicative and rigorous through a variety of teaching techniques and data-supported learning/teaching strategies. You will examine your current assessments and evaluate their effectiveness in terms of depth of knowledge and cognitive challenge. You will have an opportunity to create lessons, activities, and assessments which increase student understanding and communication. Finally, you will learn how to apply these techniques to a variety of levels of language learning.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12) who currently teach foreign language at the secondary or elementary level, that are interested in constructing lessons that increase students' oral production (or signed for ASL) and improving students' fluency and communicative skills.
Course Materials: Text, A Collection of Performance Tasks and Rubrics: Foreign Languages by Deborah Blaz, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
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