Welcome to our program, STARTALK Planning for Engaged Language Learning!
This module will help you prepare for the work we will engage in over the next five weeks. Our program starts on June 8 with the Orientation Module. During this week, you will also participate in the Welcome Web Conference to be held on June 16 at 9:00 am PT / 11:00 am CT / 12:00 pm ET. Please mark your calendars for this date and time! You will receive an email announcement on Saturday morning with the URL for this live session, held in the web conference platform, Adobe Connect. You’ll learn more about Adobe Connect in this Orientation. Please be sure to add the following email address to your address book so that it does not go to your spam folder:
Add to your address book: [email protected]
Each Module will include an Activity Table like this one. You should take some time at the beginning of every Module to review the activity table and to mark important due dates on your calendar so as not to miss anything! If you are fond of task lists, you may consider copying this table to a word processing document or printing this page so that you can check off each section as you complete it.
Please review the tasks and due dates for our orientation module now and schedule your work!
|0.1 – How This Course is Organized||This section includes both a textual explanation and a video tour of the course layout, with suggestions for how to make the best of your experience!||Before section 0.2|
|0.2 – Course Syllabus, Schedule, and Scheduler||Download and review the Syllabus, develop and understanding of the Course Schedule, and learn how to sign up for special meetings.||Before midnight on Friday, June 8!|
|0.3 – How to Prepare For and Join our 1 Hour Live Session on June 16.||Don’t be a latecomer to our first event because your technology wasn’t configured properly!||Before 9 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET on June 16|
|0.4 – Creating your Adobe Connect practice room||This three-part section introduces you to the synchronous platform we’ll use throughout the course, Adobe Connect. You’ll also sign up for a free, 30-day trial of Adobe Connect to practice on your own. ||Before midnight on Monday, June 18|
|0.5 – Preparing for Course Interactions||Another three-part section, you’ll set up your Course Profile, introduce yourself to our learning community, and learn how you will learn individually, in pairs, in groups, and as an entire class. ||Before midnight on Monday, June 18|
|0.6 – Technology Setup and Support||This section will help you configure the technology platforms we will use. You will also learn how to get technology support throughout the course.||Before section 0.7|
|0.7 – Course Primary Documents to Explore||You will download and begin to familiarlize yourself with these documents which establish the foundation for learning in this course.||Before section 0.8|
|0.8 – Check for Understanding||In this final section, you will check your understanding of key concepts presented in this Orientation Module.||Before midnight on Monday, June 18 (when Module 1 opens)|