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  • What do we mean by world languages?
  • Isn’t English a World Language? Of course, it is natively spoken in the US,Canada, the UK and Australia. But you can see some areas where it is only spoken in business. What about Spanish? Yes, it’s a global language, but you can see the native language spekers are limited to parts of NA, SA and Spain.
  • What about French and German? Native French speakers are found in Quebec and France. Beyond that, there are only second language speakers of French. German? In Germany, Switzerland, Austra you can find native speakers and most are second language speakers found only in a few nations.
  • What about the other large parts of the world? Russian is spoken across a huge expanse of Eurasia – Russia and states formerly part of Russia. Arabic is natively spoken in northern parts of Africa and the Middle East. Chinese is spoken in China.
  • Taking a look at the languages in terms of Native speakers and Second Language speakers, these numbers show a simliar story. The languages in black are languages we teach now in our schools. If we add Chinese, Arabic and Russian and Japanese, we significantly extend the number of nations where our students can work. Jobs are determined by economy. US is one of the largest economies, but we have historically not addressed the the other largest economies – China and Japan!. Notice there are more native speakers of Japanese than of German and French.
  • Video created by Southern Lehigh SD students and staff when preparing to advertise for online classes – covers reasons for taking Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, LI faculty, what the classes look like (11 minutes long) Great tool to use at a school to spark interest in the languages – available from the LI website, community page
  • M=Mandarin A=Arabic R=Russian J=Japanese F=French S=Spanish
  • Why learn online? 39% figure from Allen, Elaine, & Seaman, Jeff. (2010) Class Difference$: Online Education in the United States 2010. Retrieved from http://sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/class_differences.pdf
  • Could take it from classroom, lab, office home, etc
  • Audio – students develop speaking, listening skills in target language Text Chat The Wimba Classroom eBoard allows students to interact with their teacher in real-time, receiving guidance in writing and reading. Video – visual of instructor, student or classroom, enhances teacher “presence”, modeling of vocal techniques and gestures Class list – class tasks, drive interaction (lists who is present, raising hand, yes, no) Ability to record all class sessions for later review, absentees, take learning on the road on an iPod or mobile device!
  • Asynchronous activities to support course objectives and provide additional practice Blackboard Class for each section Orientation for tools in each course Studymate learning games created by teacher (Flash cards in this Chinese Middle School FLEX Class) May want to log into a sample class to demonstrate activities Powerpoints used in class are often posted. Wimba Voice tools – In this example, the teacher has created Wimba Voice Authoring items so students can hear the new vocabulary words spoken out loud. Accessing other authentic learning content – utilizing websites with accompanying activities. In this example, the teacher provided a link where the student can choose a Chinese name for class.
  • The Wimba Voice Tools are utilized in every LI course. We saw an example of Voice Authoring where the teacher can record themselves for the students to hear (wherever they have an Internet connection)
  • Levels of courses we offer
  • Levels of courses we offer
  • Levels of courses we offer
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    • 1. BSN Language Institute
      • Evon Zundel
      • BSN Language Institute Coordinator
      • [email_address]
    • 2. Overview
      • Why World Languages?
      • Languages you can offer your students
      • Why Online?
      • Our Instructional model
      • Q & A
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 3.
      • World Languages
      • ?
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 4. Overview
      • English
      • &
      • Spanish
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 5.
      • French
      • &
      • German
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 6.
      • Arabic – Russian - Chinese
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 7.
      • Arabic – Russian - Chinese
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 8. Student created video Southern Lehigh SD www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments http://www.slsd.org/Podcasts_Teachers/67668/Global%20Awareness%20med.mov
    • 9. Languages Your District Can Offer
      • Mandarin Chinese
      • Japanese
      • Russian
      • Arabic
      • Hindi (Dual Enrollment)
      • Spanish
      • French
      • German
      • Latin
      • ESL
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 10. Students Can Start at Any Age
      • Elementary Enrichment (MARJFS)
      • Middle School Enrichment (MARJFS)
      • High School (MARJFS)
        • 4 levels (year length)
        • 2 semesters per level
      • Dual Enrollment/College (MARJ+Hindi)
        • 4 semesters
        • Open to 11 th and 12 th grade students who meet Dual Enrollment guidelines
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 11. Why Learn Online?
      • Provide additional opportunities to students
      • Flexibility to implement into existing curriculum
      • Access to learning 24/7
      • Expose students to online format widely used at colleges and for life long learning
        • In 2009, nearly 39% of surveyed Higher Ed students took at least one course online
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments Allen, Elaine, & Seaman, Jeff. (2010) Class Difference$: Online Education in the United States 2010 . Retrieved from http://sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/class_differences.pdf
    • 12. Our Learning Model Synchronous/Live Classes
        • Students meet online with instructor and other classmates LIVE for 2.5 hours per week
          • 3x @ 50 minutes
          • 2x @ 75 minutes)
        • Limited to 15 students/section
      • Computer with Broadband Internet Access
      • Headset with microphone combination for clear audio in Wimba Classroom webinar software
      • Graphics tablets and webcams optional but recommended!
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments Fourth grade Chinese Enrichment, Luzerne County
    • 13. Live Classroom Environment www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments DRAWING TOOLS AUDIO AND VIDEO CONTROLS TEXT CHAT CLASS LIST CONTENT AREA STREAMING VIDEO
    • 14. Our Learning Model: Asynchronous/Anytime Learning Environment www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 15. Our Learning Model: Asynchronous/Anytime Learning Environment
      • Wimba Voice Tools
        • Voice Email
        • Voice Board
        • Voice Presentation
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 16. Scheduling Students
      • Flexibility of adding a few students from your school to an open section on our master http://li.blendedschools.net/enroll.php
      • Create your own Custom section
        • Created for districts that have 8 or more students
        • 2.5 hours live time per week
        • Attempt to match bell schedule as closely as possible
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 17. Pricing Considerations
      • BSN LI Membership
      • Student tuition
      • Computers w/ Broadband Internet
      • Headsets w/ microphone
      • Texts (dual enrollment ~$150)
      • Personnel at school site(facilitator)
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 18. Community Page http://li.blendedschools.net/community.php www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
      • Video to promote languages
      • Primary Contact Roles
      • Dual Enrollment Information and archived meetings
      • Upcoming events
    • 19. BSN Language Institute Provides
      • Language Instructor – adjunct faculty of Seton Hill University
      • Curriculum (available on LI website)
      • Tech support (fonts) & network testing prior to first classw
      • Blackboard©, Wimba Classroom, Wimba Voice Tools and more!
      • Troubleshooting assistance & class monitoring
      • Help Desk
      • Structure for live, offline, and testing activities
      • Guidelines for on-site facilitator
      • Recordings of classes for review & absence
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 20. Q & A www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments
    • 21. BSN Language Institute
      • http://li.blendedschools.net
      • Evon Zundel
      • 610-390-3521 ezundel@blendedschools.net
      www.blendedschools.net Providing Robust, Engaging Learning Environments

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