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Modern Language Dept. conveys how they use authentic learning to enhance their curriculum and create global citizens.

Modern Language Dept. conveys how they use authentic learning to enhance their curriculum and create global citizens.



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  • Beaver Country Day School Modern Language Department
  • Beaver Country Day School Mission Statement
    • Teachers inspire students to:
    • Reason and engage deeply with complex ideas and issues;
    • Be intellectually curious, open minded, and fair;
    • Identify and build upon their strengths;
    • Develop leadership and teamwork skills;
    • Act effectively within a genuinely diverse cultural and social framework;
    • Serve both school and society with integrity, respect, and compassion.
  • The MLD reflects the spirit of the BCDS Mission
    • Through interdepartmental collaboration with the Hyatt Center to connect students with outside community
    • By embracing new technologies and approaches
    • In living what we teach
    • By embracing the cultural and linguistic diversity of the BCDS community and the global community
  • Teachers in the MLD embody the BCDS mission
    • We have worked, travelled, and lived in over 30 countries in Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.
    • We are modeling our passion for language learning and cultural understanding by learning Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, French
    • iTeach-MLD
  • The MLD integrates BCDS values into the languages curriculum
    • By providing small classes tailored to language learning styles
    • Through international and domestic cultural exchanges
    • In lessons designed to opens doors both to understanding classmates and understanding the larger community
  • BCDS Language students…… Learn outside of the classroom
  • BCDS language students….. Make presentations in French , Spanish and Arabic
  • BCDS language students….. Collaborate in Wiki Spaces
    • French-Wiki Space
  • BCDS language students….. Learn about cultures
  • Our students…….. Blog for learning
    • Ning-Student Blogs
  • Our students…….. Dance
  • Our students……. Attend events at local universities
    • Poem by Martin Espada
  • Our students….. Study, practice, take notes, are assessed
  • Our students…… Do projects in class (El Mercado)
  • Our students….. Connect with the community
  • Major MLD Projects include several well-defined steps
    • The project assignment -instructions
    • First draft
    • Second draft –considering feedback given
    • Peer feedback
    • The rubric which teacher and/or student complete
    • Produce results (video, essay, project, recording, performance,…)
  • Continue: Sample Project
    • Project Assignment -Instructions
  • Continue: Sample Project
    • First Draft
  • Continue: Sample Project
    • Second draft –feedback
  • Continue: Sample Project
    • Rubric - Oral Presentation
    • Rubric - Research Paper
  • Continue: Sample Project The final product might be… An interview with Barack Obama