Thursday, July 3, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Participating in workshop on "Using Technology in the classroom for teaching Arabic." in Arlington VA from June 30, 2008 - July 3, 2008.
A professional development Summer Institute designed to help teachers integrate technology tools and 21st century language pedagogy in the NVCC/APS Arabic and Chinese curricula. The infusion of modern methodologies in the Arabic and Chinese programs will promote time on task among students and motivate them to persist in their language study. In order to keep learners engaged, teachers must include the most effective, standards-based activities, emphasizing all modes of communication and culture. Arabic and Chinese teachers in each language will create a collection of activities to expand the curriculum presently in place. The networking that will result from the course will enrich instruction and save teachers the task of “reinventing the wheel” by creating materials in isolation.