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9 12-2011 nclb2011-2012v2

  1. 1. Foreign Languages in the 21st Century Classroom A Series of Workshops from theDepartment of International and Second Language Studies at theUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education September 2011-April 2012 1
  2. 2. Getting To Know Each Other 2
  3. 3. Your Main Point Here• Your Sub Points Here 3
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  13. 13. 2011-2012 Grant Schedule• AM & PM - 9/12 - Sessions 1 & 2 – Introduction to the Partnership for the 21st Century Skills and the FL Skills Map• AM - 10/10 Session 3 – LIS – Think Creatively / Work Creatively• PM - 10/10 Session 4 – LIS – Critical Thinking / Problem Solving• AM - 10/31 Session 5 – LIS – Communication and Collaboration• PM - 10/31 Session 6 -- IMT – Information Literacy• AM – 12/5 Session 7 – IMT -- Media Literacy• PM – 12/5 Session 8 – IMT -- Technology• AM - 1/30 Session 9 – share/evaluation/report on fall Skills Map activities by participants• PM - 1/30 Session 10 – LCS – Flexibility and Adaptability• AM - 2/27 Session 11 – LCS – initiative and Self–Direction• PM - 2/27 Session 12 – LCS – Social and Cross-Cultural Skills• AM – 4/2 Session 13 – LCS – Productivity and Accountability• PM – 4/2 Session 14 – LCS – Leadership and Responsibility• AM & PM - 4/26 - Sessions 15 & 16 – share/evaluation/report on spring Skills Map activities by participants 13
  14. 14. Today’s Schedule8:30-9:15 - breakfast and conversation9:15-9:45 - getting to know each other9:45-10:30 - housekeeping and pre-assessment10:30-10:45 - break10:45-noon - introduction to the Partnershipfor the 2lst CenturyNoon-1:00 - working lunch1:00-3:00 – introduction to the FL SkillsMap 14
  15. 15. Partnership for 21st Century Skills 15
  16. 16. Strategic Council Membershttp://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=508&Itemid=192 16
  17. 17. Let’s answer this question: Think- Pair-Share What learning is needed for the 21st century? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 17
  18. 18. Above and Beyond• http://youtu.be/7KMM387HNQk• Communication• Collaboration• Critical Thinking• Creativityhttp://youtu.be/xs_-77afyhk 18
  19. 19. P-21 Framework 19
  20. 20. Core Subjects 20
  21. 21. Interdisciplinary ThemesGlobal Awareness: Using 21st century skills to understand and addressglobal issuesLearning from and working collaboratively with individuals representingdiverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect andopen dialogue in personal, work and community contextsUnderstanding other nations and cultures, including the use of non-EnglishlanguagesFinancial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy: Knowinghow to make appropriate personal economic choicesUnderstanding the role of the economy in societyUsing entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and careeroptionsCivic Literacy: Participating effectively in civic life through knowing how tostay informed and understanding governmental processesExercising the rights and obligations of citizenship at local, state, nationaland global levelsUnderstanding the local and global implications of civic decisions 21
  22. 22. Interdisciplinary ThemesHealth Literacy: Obtaining, interpreting and understanding basic health informationand services and using such information and services in ways that are healthenhancingUnderstanding preventive physical and mental health measures, including proper diet,nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress reductionUsing available information to make appropriate health-related decisionsEstablishing and monitoring personal and family health goalsUnderstanding national and international public health and safety issuesEnvironmental Literacy: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theenvironment and the circumstances and conditions affecting it, particularly as relates toair, climate, land, food, energy, water and ecosystemsDemonstrate knowledge and understanding of society’s impact on the natural world(e.g., population growth, population development, resource consumption rate, etc.)Investigate and analyze environmental issues, and make accurate conclusions abouteffective solutionsTake individual and collective action towards addressing environmental challenges(e.g., participating in global actions, designing solutions that inspire action onenvironmental issues) 22
  23. 23. Learning and Innovation Skills (LIS)Creativity & Innovation: Think Creatively Work Creatively with Others Implement InnovationsCritical Thinking & Problem Solving: Reason Effectively Use Systems Thinking Make Judgments and Decisions Solve ProblemsCommunication & Collaboration: Communicate Clearly 23 Collaborate with Others
  24. 24. Information, Media and Technology Skills (IMT)Information Literacy: Access and Evaluate Information Use and Manage InformationMedia Literacy: Analyze Media Create Media ProductsICT (Information, Communications & Technology) Literacy: Apply Technology Effectively 24
  25. 25. Life and Career Skills (LCS)Flexibility & Adaptability: Adapt to Change Be FlexibleInitiative & Self-Direction: Manage Goals and Time Work Independently Be Self-directed LearnersSocial & Cross-Cultural Skills: Interact Effectively with Others Work Effectively in Diverse TeamsProductivity & Accountability: Manage Projects Produce ResultsLeadership & Responsibility: Guide and Lead Others 25 Be Responsible to Others
  26. 26. The FL Skills Map http://youtu.be/CXurDF0IbuQ 26
  27. 27. Language Teaching Then (20 ) th & Now (21st) 27
  28. 28. Back Then…. (The 20th Century)• Students learn about the language• Class is teacher-centered• Skills are taught in isolation• Textbook is covered• Textbook is curriculum• Emphasis is on teacher as presenter 28
  29. 29. Back Then…. (The 20th Century)• Culture is isolated factoids• Technology is used as “cool tool”• Content is language itself• Instructions are same for all students• Situations in textbook are synthetic 29
  30. 30. Back Then…. (The 20th Century)• Language learning is centered in classroom• Tests are designed to find out what students don’t know• Teacher alone knows criteria for grading• Students “turn in” work only for the teacher 30
  31. 31. To confront the 21st century challenges to our economy and national security, our education system must be strengthened to increase the foreign language skills and cultural awareness of our students. Committee for Economic Development 31
  32. 32. And Now….. 21st Century• Students learn to use the language• Learner-centered with teacher as facilitator/collaborator• Focus on the three modes: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational• Backward design focusing on the end goal 32
  33. 33. And Now….. 21st Century• Use of thematic units and authentic resources• Emphasis on learner as “doer” and “creator”• Emphasis on the perspectives, practices, and products of the culture• Integrating technology into instruction to enhance learning 33
  34. 34. And Now….. 21st Century• Using language as the vehicle to teach academic content• Differentiating instruction to meet individual needs• Personalized real world tasks• Seeking opportunities for learners to use language beyond the classroom 34
  35. 35. And Now….. 21st Century• Assessing to find out what students can do• Students know and understand criteria on how they will be assessed by reviewing the task rubric• Learners create to “share and publish” to audiences more than just the teacher. 35
  36. 36. What We “Know”• Proficiency levels? N / I / A / S Novice OUTCOME: Students in the novice range are able to comprehend and use short memorized phrases and sentences. This proficiency level reflects the beginning stages of language learning which could be at the elementary, middle, or high school levels. 36
  37. 37. What We “Know”• Proficiency levels? N / I / A / S Intermediate OUTCOME: Students are able to express their own thoughts, provide descriptions, and communicate about familiar topics using sentences and strings of sentences. They comprehend general concepts and messages about familiar and occasionally unfamiliar topics. They can ask questions on familiar topics. 37
  38. 38. What We “Know”• Proficiency levels? N / I / A / S Advanced OUTCOME: Students in the advanced range are able to narrate and describe using connected sentences and paragraphs in at least three time frames when discussing topics of personal, school, and community interest and can comprehend main ideas and significant details regarding a variety of topics. 38
  39. 39. What We “Know” 5 CsCommunication – 3 modes Cultures – 3 Ps Connections Comparisons Communities 39
  40. 40. What We’re “Learning” Interdisciplinary themes Global AwarenessFinancial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy Civic Literacy Health Literacy Environmental Literacy 40
  41. 41. What We’re LearningLearning and Innovation Skills• Think Creatively / Work Creatively• Critical Thinking / Problem Solving• Communication and CollaborationInformation, Media & Technology Skills• Information Literacy• Media Literacy• Technology 41
  42. 42. What We’re “Learning”Life and Career Skills• Flexibility and Adaptability• Initiative and Self–Direction• Social and Cross-Cultural Skills• Productivity and Accountability• Leadership and Responsibility 42
  43. 43. 21st Century FL Skills MapIncorporates – 21st century skills – Interdisciplinary themes – Modes of communication – Proficiency levels http://actfl21stcenturyskillsmap.wikispaces.com/ 43