FLANC 2016: Social Justice in the Intermediate Classroom. Welcome FLANC participants!
Here are links and resources to help you include social justice issues in the classroom. Special thanks to Carol Gaab at TPRS Publishing for donating the door prizes! Resources: Social Justice Through Film: Cuerdas: video, activities El Regalo (The Present): video Bear Story: video, my post on related resources Social Justice Through Reading: Reading–strategies & what to do with text here (especially pages 15-17) and here Esperanza: buy book/teachers’ guide, resources on other blogs here, here, and here La Travesia de Enrique–Sonia Nazario Interview with Maria Hinojosa here Felipe Alou: buy book/TG, resources on other blogs, my post on related resources.
How Great Teaching And Learning Grows Under The PBL Umbrella - The largest Spanish class PBLL collaboration ever? Sometimes, a mildly interesting idea takes root and then morphs into something you never expected.
That has happened to me this year, and I cannot contain how excited I am about it. A toe in the PBLL waters At the beginning of this past summer, I was planning for Camp Musicuentos, deciding on what unit to use as a framework for the guidelines and information I was presenting. I’ve found it’s more helpful for participants when I do one that’s new, not one I’ve already planned and taught, so that it can be more organic, more like what the participants are doing. So, in the spirit of working smart, I chose to make it one of the units I would teach in my own class this year. Pbl-wl - home. Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages. Editor's Note: Today's guest blogger is Don Doehla, French teacher and instructional coach at Vintage High School in Napa, California.
Don recently stepped up to become the new facilitator of our World Languages group. He's got some great ideas for teaching world languages, including the use of project-based learning. He shares a few of these tips today. We hope you'll join him in the World Languages group as well. The world may be small and flat, but it is also multilingual, multicultural, and more and more, it is an interconnected world. The Challenges Like other World Language teachers, I am constantly trying to focus on the essentials in order to create a standards-driven, communication-based curriculum for my students. The Rationale for PBL And so I come to project-based learning as a way of bringing it all together. Stage 1 Fluency Example: The Menu Project Stage 2 Fluency Example: The Children's Story Book We refer to stage two fluency as created language.
Future Plans. Project-based Learning in the World Language Classroom. Thanks to all our dedicated #LangChat twitter participants who shared great ideas and resources on project-based learning (PBL) in the world language classroom.
Thanks especially to the moderators, Don Doehla and Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell (@dr_dmd and @SECottrell). Below you’ll find an overview of the discussion we had Thursday night with all the main points that participants shared. You can read the entire archive here. We had an insightful conversation on project-based learning, including participants’ ideas of what exactly this method is, examples of successful projects, and how to implement it in the classroom (including how to win parents’ approval).
Participants also shared a TON of resources on project-based learning–be sure to check out their suggestions below! Project Search. Pbl-fl. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in the Foreign Language Classroom by Clark J.
Nelson Clark_Nelson@dps.cudenver.edu February 1998 IntroductionIn this paper, I will first describe what PBL is and define the roles of students and teachers in PBL activities. I will then demonstrate how PBL, or at least aspects thereof, can be incorporated into foreign language classes. Finally, I’ll provide a bibliography of several resources on PBL, both in print and on the internet. It is my intent to share information about PBL which can help other foreign language instructors add to their repertoire of what I like to call "cognitively-correct" activities.
Lisalilley - home. PBL%20HANDOUT%20for%20wiki.pdf. PBL in the TL: PBL Projects. For more information on Project-Based Learning in the Target Language, How can we present highlights of a country's history in a 10-minute skit for a language competition?
Audience: language competition judgesWhy students care: competition, choiceSuccess level: 9What the project needs: more scaffolding for research and script revising in the TL How can we help children at a struggling rural school in Colombia? Audience: Colombian school children, charity organizersWhy students care: sympathy for children, curiosity about their livesSuccess level: 8What the project needs: more focused final goal and incorporation of communication into the final product How can we create a picture book that teaches children to accept others' differences? Pbl-wl - PBL Essentials. Skip to main content Wikispaces Classroom is now free, social, and easier than ever.
Try it today. Using PBL in Spanish. Pearltrees Extension.