Contraseña Conversations Virtual Workshops

Friday, February 28, 2020 1:00 PM-1:40 PM Eastern

Backward design: what is it and how can it lead to student success? Backward design is a method of designing a foundational curriculum by setting goals before choosing instructional methods and forms of assessment. Join Dr. Amy Rossomondo to discuss the benefits of this approach. How can we motivate students not only to do more but to gain better insight into their learning? Samples from Contraseña will be shared.

Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 PM-1:40 PM Eastern

Getting real: How can we help beginning level students approach authentic content? How do we prepare language students to approach authentic content? Dr. Gillian Lord will focus on how text-driven language learning and task-based instruction, paired with detailed receptive and productive strategies, can prepare students to engage in higher-level authentic materials, as early as the second semester. Samples from Contraseña will be shared.

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