M04 - How Do I Provide Comprehensible Input in Synchronous Online Sessions? (June 23-25)
M03 - How Do I Use Realia and Props in the Online Environment? (June 20-22)
M02 - How Do I Provide Culturally Relevant Visual Input? (June 16-18)
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2.0 – Module 2 Overview

Welcome to Module 2!

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Module 2 Learning Targets

  • I can select culturally meaningful images to engage and support learners in the development of communication skills and cultural skills.
  • I can create learning targets that clearly tell students what they will be able to do at the end of a learning episode.
  • I can develop a list of comprehensible input strategies I want to learn to use in online learning environments.

Module 2 Activity Table

ActivityDescriptionDue Date
2.1 – Communicating Through Visual MediaIn this background activator we’ll review the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and particularly, the three modes of communication. You will follow up with a 5-question quiz to get immediate feedback on your current understanding of the three modes of communication.Before 5:30 p.m. PT, June 16 web conference with Laura Terrill
2.2 – The Power of the Image: A Web Conference with Laura TerrillThis section contains details to prepare you for the live web conference with Laura Terrill occurring on June 16 at 5:30 p.m. PT/ 7:30 p.m.  CT / 8:30 p.m. ET. Access our web conference here 30 minutes prior to our start time: http://bit.ly/CRACroom (Links to an external site.)  After the web conference you will use a Google doc to share one idea or strategy you learned that will help you provide comprehensible input in an online environment.Part 1: June 16 at 5:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. CT / 8:30 p.m. ET.

Part 2After today’s web conference and before 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 16.
2.3 – Ask the ExpertHere is your opportunity to ask a follow-up question of our guest expert, Laura Terrill. This forum discussion is designed to prepare you for your peer microteaching experience with students from California State University, San Bernardino! You will be able to read Laura’s responses to your questions starting on June 21.Part 1Before 11:59 p.m., June 17

Part 2: After 9 .m. ET, June 21
2.4 – Learning Objectives versus Learning TargetsWe are going to look at how learning targets can motivate and engage our learners. Then we’ll take a 5-question quiz to get immediate feedback on your current understanding of learning targets. Before 11:59 p.m., June 17
2.5 – Placing Yourself in the Shoes of the LearnerYou are going to experience and reflect on your participation as a ‘virtual language learner’ through a videotaped learning episode that makes use of gestures, visuals and props to keep the learning experience exclusively in the target language.Before 11:59 p.m., June 18
2.6 – Cross-Language Microteaching ResourcesWe have developed several resources for you to review that will assist you in the design, delivery and reflection on your cross-language microteaching experience you will conduct on either June 20, 21 or 22. Before 11:59 p.m., June 18
Looking Ahead

Module 3 will be released at 8:00 am ET on Monday, June 20. 

You will conduct your cross-language microteaching on either June 20, 21 or 22.

Our next live, synchronous session will take place on Thursday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. CT / 8:30 p.m. ET with Professor Andrea Guillaume, who will speak to us about growth mindset practices with respect to peer feedback. 

Like all synchronous events, this event is required.  Please remember to login to Adobe Connect at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session to test your audio and ensure your technology is functioning properly.  

June 24 your peer feedback on your cross-language microteaching is due.

June 25 your recorded Think Aloud reflection is due.

To Continue

Once you’ve noted the due dates for the next three days, and you’ve taken note of upcoming due dates, use the Navigation tab at the top left of the page to continue to the next section, 2.1 – Communicating Through Visual Media.

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