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  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. 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 – Creativity and Innovation • PM - 10/10 Session 4 – LIS – Critical Thinking and 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 Literacy • 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 2
  3. 3. Today’s Schedule8:30-9:15 – Breakfast, Conversation, andHousekeeping, AFLTA 20129:15-10:15 – Read and Rate Participants’Samples10:15-10:30 -- Break10:30-Noon –Read/Pair/ShareNoon-12:30 – Working lunch12:30-2:30 – Flexibility and Adaptability2:30-3:00 – Summary: OH, AHA!, OMG!,Awards 3
  4. 4. What We’re “Learning” Interdisciplinary Themes Global AwarenessFinancial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy Civic Literacy Health Literacy Environmental Literacy 4
  5. 5. THINK/PAIR/SHAREEnriched Learning Projectsby James Bellanca “I have designed Enriched Learning Projects to be a useful tool for teachers who appreciate the value and benefit of learning experiences based in projects, who want the best learning for their students, and who value 21st century learning”. 5
  6. 6. THINK/PAIR/SHARE• How do I develop my students’ critical and creative thinking skills, their problem-solving skills, and their skills for collaborating and communicating when I am charged with developing daily instruction in an ever- expanding, standards-aligned curriculum heavy with important content?• How do I help my students develop their ability to read more and more complex materials without sacrificing the key elements of my foreign language profession?• How do I squeeze technology into this jam- packed daily schedule? 6
  7. 7. Enriched Learning Model1. Researched-based a. Research identifies the best chances to raise student achievement2. Purposeful use of technology a. Technology promotes students’ learning efficiency3. The priority of self-assessment a. Students have the primary responsibility for improving how they learn4. Learning from doing a. Extends students’ reflections5. 2lst century skill development a. Students know how to think, cooperate, and collaborate more skillfully 7
  8. 8. Flexibility & Adaptability Dr. Stephanie Dhonau 8
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  12. 12. Flexibility & Adaptability• EXAMPLE: Students visit a local community center for senior citizens who speak the target language. They research foods that represent the cultures of the native language and reach consensus on two snacks to prepare and serve during their visit. They serve the snacks to the senior citizens while engaging them in conversation about their native country. 12
  13. 13. Flexibility & Adaptability• EXAMPLE: Working in small groups, each group is assigned a city located in the target culture. Students plan a trip to their specific city. Each day of the unit the instructor gives the group a travel problem to solve. Using their own knowledge, the knowledge of their group members, or knowledge acquired digitally, each group solves the problem to their own satisfaction and reports their solution to class. The next "day” in the sequence, the instructor gives them back their solution, and adds a complication or factor that makes the original solution unworkable or now inappropriate. The group solves the new problem based on the additional information and reports out. 13
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  15. 15. An Idea for Flexibility and AdaptabilityYour school is holding a Iron Chef contest and yourteam must prepare for the event by submitting a testrecipe. You are given a list of (4, 5) ingredients inthe target culture and must investigate possibledelicious dishes that will contain these ingredients.Each member of the team will need to researchseveral possible recipes in the target language forone of the ingredients. On the day of the event, thesponsor texts your group to let you know that two ofthe ingredients have been substituted thirty minutesbefore the competition. Do some quick onlinesearching to come up with some new ideas. 15
  16. 16. Tools for Flexibility and Adaptability• Use of Google to find alternatives – using TL Google sites• Use of twitter to track down information, inform others, register a complaint using #• Finding alternative vocabulary online• Others? 16
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