Bringing The Standards For Foreign Language Learning To Life

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923723
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What does a student-centered social studies classroom really look like? Renowned educator Bil Johnson reveals how to teach social studies so that your students become engaged, active, and responsible learners. This book demonstrates how student-centered strategies can be applied in your classroom. It shows you how to make students’ work the focus of what occurs in your classroom, prepare lesson plans based on what students should know and be able to do, and create a classroom environment revolving around rigorous and creative student activity. Also included are classroom examples of socratic seminars and other forms of group work such as simulations and role playing, performances and exhibitions, projects and portfolios, and other demonstrations of student learning.

Teaching Foreign Languages In The Block

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131792066X
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Provides detailed instructional strategies, sample lesson plans, and sample assessments so that foreign language teachers can make the best use of the additional time.

Methods For Teaching Foreign Languages

Author: Joan Kelly Hall
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130879103
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For undergraduate or graduate level foreign language methods courses in Teacher Preparation. Also appropriate for junior high and high school teachers of modern foreign languages. Exclusive in its socio-cultural approach to language learning, this comprehensive text builds on the National Communication Standards for foreign language learning. Its goal is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain effective classroom communities of foreign language learners. To accomplish this, the author incorporates the latest research and theoretical insight regarding communication and communicative development with practical application. The result is a complete, effective approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment for foreign languages.

Critical Thinking In Language Learning

Author: Engracia Angrill Schuster
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499245868
Size: 72.71 MB
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[This book] guides language instructors and course developers through the process of creating materials and developing curricula that promote cultural inquiry exploration. The purpose is to sustain learners' interest in cultural study and prepare them to effectively communicate in the target language in a variety of personal and professional situations."--P. [4] of cover

Doing Foreign Language

Author: Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131139688
Size: 44.94 MB
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Inspired by the collaboration among Minnesota's Concordia Language Villages, the National Capital Language Resource Center, the Center for Applied Linguistics, and the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, the authors offer lesson plans and supporting activities that capture the essence of this hugely successful program and translated it into equally successful programs for traditional foreign language classrooms.This book reflects ACTFL Standards' five Cs—Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities—ensuring that future teaches are ready to meet the expectations of students, parents, principals, and communities.For educators, volunteers, and aids teaching foreign languages.

Foreign Language Teacher S Guide To Active Learning

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923626
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The easy-to-implement activities and strategies in this book will help middle and high school foreign language teachers enhance their students' success. It shows how to create a classroom in which students can actively experience, experiment and discover a foreign language. It applies brain research, multiple intelligences, alternative assessment, technology and other educational innovations to the foreign language classroom.

Foreign Language Units For All Proficiency Levels

Author: Carl Falsgraf
Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ
ISBN: 9781564842220
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Language students learn best when given the opportunity to communicate meaningful content in realistic settings. Providing those realistic contexts hasn't always been easy, but as this book emphatically demonstrates technology can help. Current Internet- and software-based technologies offer authentic, individualized interactions with members of the target language community - precisely the kind of interaction that leads to the biggest gains in proficiency. Months' worth of lesson plans and activities show you how to use the best of these technology tools to build content-based curricula for all ages and languages, and simultaneously address critical technology and content area standards. FEATURES Dozens of lesson plans on CD-ROM that can be used as stand-alone activities or month-long curriculum plans Introductory essays on technology integration and foreign language standards, performance assessment, and distance learning Interdisciplinary links, teaching tips, lesson extenders, and assessment rubrics for each unit Also available: Teachers as Technology Leaders: A Guide to ISTE Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership Accreditation - ISBN 1564842266 Transforming Classroom Practice: Professional Development Strategies in Educational Technology - ISBN 1564842460

Raising Global Children

Author: Stacie Nevadomski Berdan
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 0970579853
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Today’s children need to develop a global mindset – an indispensable tool for success. Together, as parents and educators, we must instill in our children an interest in learning about the world early on. Raising Global Children provides the rationale and concrete steps you can take to open up the world to young people – and to do so in a fun and entertaining way without spending a whole lot of money. Packed with practical information, hundreds of tips and dozens of real-life stories, this combination parenting-educational advocacy book is the first of its kind to detail what raising global children means, why global awareness is important and how to develop a global mindset. Inside the pages of Raising Global Children, the authors make a strong case for the importance of both small and big ways that adults can influence and shape the development of a global mindset in children, including: Encouraging curiosity, empathy, flexibility and independence Supporting learning a second language as early as possible Exploring culture through books, food, music and friends Expanding a child’s world through travel at home and abroad Helping teens to spread their own global wings Advocating for teaching global education in schools Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals alike, Raising Global Children is filled with inspiring advice that will change the way you think about raising and educating children. Raising Global Children is published by The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), which is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. Find out more at www.actfl.org. PRAISE: “In the increasingly interconnected and competitive world that our young people find themselves in, Stacie and Mike Berdan’s Raising Global Children is one sure fire way for today’s busy parents to help give their kids a step up and get ahead.” —Curtis S. Chin, former U.S. Ambassador and international business executive "Raising Global Children is an essential guide for preparing our children for a successful future in a globally competitive and interconnected world, one that is far different than the world we grew up in." —Diane Gulyas, President of DuPont Performance Polymers "Raising Global Children is a book for parents who know the world is changing and want their children to experience it, embrace it and benefit from it. It is a must have guide for bringing up globally aware kids." —Carolyn Tieger, President of entrePReneur Communications, LLC “The Berdans have done an excellent job of outlining how adults can influence and shape the development of a global mindset among children. Raising Global Children clearly illustrates how parents and educators can open up the world to the young people in their lives by developing the necessary skills and attitude to fully embrace it!” —Marty Abbott, Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

One Hundred Games And Activities For The Introductory Foreign Language Classroom

Author: Thierry Boucquey
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1596670436
Size: 76.89 MB
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Stimulating, engaging, and effective, the games and activites in this book offer your students alternatives to learning by rote or performing drills. This book makes it easy for you to develop their linguistic functions through active learning. The specific skills and vocabulary taught in each game or activity is highlighted, as are the easy-to-follow instructions, helpful charts, worksheets and other visuals.

Teach Like Finland 33 Simple Strategies For Joyful Classrooms

Author: Timothy D. Walker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 1324001267
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Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education—with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing—produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland’s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland's best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this book pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world's most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the U.S. and other countries. No educator—or parent of a school-aged child—will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this book.