Using 21st Century Skills to Engage Language Learners

The UW System Collaborative Language Program Presents

Flip It: Increase Communicative Practice with a Flipped Lesson Approach

  • Chris Holman, UW Stevens Point, Arabic
  • Natalia Roberts, UW La Crosse, Russian
  • Lauren Rosen, Director UW System Collaborative Language Program

Thursday, August 21 | 274 Van Hise Hall, UW-Madison

Join us for a full day focusing on technologies to help you flip your lessons and give your students more time to talk. Students today are always connected. They regularly communicate, collaborate, problem solve, create, innovate… all using a variety of technologies. We”ll look at opportunities to engage students” technology savvy to demonstrate their communicative competence. Our emphasis will be on creating media rich mini-lessons for students to interact with outside of class, ways to assess their comprehension, and how this will increase the time students have for practicing language in class. We will look at technology integration both for asynchronous lesson creation and assessment.
Participants will work hands-on, participate in activities as they would have their students do, and then have some time to reflect on this experience and how they might integrate it into their own language courses.
Participants are encouraged to bring:

  • a lesson in mind that they would like to flip (details sent to registrants)
  • mobile devices if available. We will also have some iPads available to use.

Bring headset/earbuds or some sort of listening device. The lab we are using no long has headsets. A headset with a mic is also helpful but not required as the laptops do offer a built-in mic. USB as well as regular headphone min jack (like what plugs into an iPod/mp3 player) is available.

Registration Information:

Workshop Fees:

CLP instructors: free of charge. Please make your own hotel reservations as indicated below and save receipts for reimbursement.
All other UW Attendees: $60 Fees include workshop materials, continental breakfast and lunch. (Following submission of the registration form, you will receive an invoice by email. Your space in the workshop is only guaranteed after payment has been submitted.)

Tentative Workshop Agenda:

Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014
10am – 4pm
Wendt Library rm. 410
Guest Presenter:
Deana Zorko, Spanish Educator and Smart Notebook User Extrodinaire
CLP Instructors Only
Learn to create activities using Smart Notebook for the sympodiums in your classrooms. Experience it as a student and get a chance to try it out on your own.
This is an opportunity for our UW CLP distance learning instructors to share what works and provide innovative techniques and supportive approaches to language learning in an ITV environment.
Please also bring an activity to share that works well for you.
Thursday Aug. 21, 2014
8:45 Continental Breakfast & Registration
274 Van Hise
Communication at the Core: Assessing Flipped Lessons
Presenters: Lauren Rosen, Director UW System Collaborative Language Program, Chris Holman, Arabic Professor, UW-Stevens PointEngage your students using meaningful communicative tasks that have them demonstrating what they know and can do in the target language. Join us for this hands-on opportunity to create assessment tasks that provide feedback to guide your instruction. These activities offer a means for your students to demonstrate how well they understand and produce in the target language. Experience the ease of creating tasks with tools designed specifically for educators. We”ll focus on using ANVILL, a free National Virtual Language Lab and other free options for mobile devices. You”ll have an opportunity to learn from those who have been using these technologies with their students.
12:00-1:00 (1418 Van Hise) Lunch
274 Van Hise
Creating Flipped Lessons, Increasing In-Class Practice
Lauren Rosen, Director UW System Collaborative Language Program
Natalia Roberts, Russian Instructor, UW-La CrosseOnce you know that you can assess what students are learning outside of class, it”s time to create learning scenarios.
Find out what flipping looks like in world language classes. Explore how easy it is to use today’s technologies to differentiate for students, increase opportunities for learning at one’s own pace, provide help where students really need it, and allow more time in class for practicing communication skills students need to master.
Participants will have the opportunity to start flipping a lesson for their course environment albeit distance, blended, traditional, synchronous or asynchronous…

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