This page contains agendas for Dr. Cherice Montgomery's conference presentations related to teaching culture.

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About the MaFLA 2013 Workshop


Introductions

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  • Audience (Levels)
  • Audience (Languages)



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Cultural Activities


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Why Culture?


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Stories Convey Culture


Stories Reflect Understanding


Single Stories Eliminate Possibilities


Power Is The Ability to Determine & Define the Story of Another Person



Stories Convey Stereotypes & Shape Identity


We Must Tell Multiple Stories In Order for Them to be Complete



Moving Students Toward Proficiency


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Implications re: AP Themes & Common Core


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“Seeing is epistemic; the geologist sees in terms of geologic interests. But the ‘same’ rock formations are quite a different form of experience for the real estate agent, the poet, and the painter. . . . Each person bringing a different frame of reference reads the so-called same image differently. Each reading is an interpretation that influences the kind of experience the individual will have” (Elliot Eisner, 2002, p. 84).

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Topic


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Texts


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Book Exploration TIme:

Key: Multiple Perspectives

Encuentro.jpg- Different point of view (Taíno child's perspective on Columbus in the Americas)

QueridoPedrin.jpg- Different settings (characters from different fairy tales write letters to one another)

LaVerdaderaHistoriadelLobo.jpg- Different point of view (story of The Three Little Pigs told by the wolf)

Search







18 Free Ways to Download Any Video Off the Internet



NewseumLogo.jpg - Today's front pages from newspapers around the world


StockXchngLogo.gif - Images


BiblionasiumLogo.JPG - Create your own booklists, reading groups, challenges, and reports (similar to Goodreads) (Post to Storytools)

RunningRecordCalculatorLogo.JPG - Allows students to calculate accuracy, self-correction ratio, etc., when reading aloud (Post to Storytools)


Thinking Tasks


Activating Prior Knowledge
Concept Mapping
Dramatization
Found Poetry
Predicting
Reinterpretation
Sequencing


Synthesizing & Summarizing

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- Search for images in the TL, then "annotate" them with audio, links, text, or videos

















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EasellyLogo.png - Create infographics from templates or from scratch, then share them


InfogramLogo.png- Create interactive infographics (with audio, charts, graphs, images, text, and video) from templates, then share them


Venn Diagrams

Children's Literature Page

  • Edit the task, not the text
  • Make multiple passes through the text for different purposes
  • Focus on meaning first, then form
  • Don't "teach" grammar, draw students' attention to patterns in the language
  • Make input comprehensible



Talk


Task - Teaching ESOL Students Through Language Functions

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Best of Bilash: Oral Production Activities - Witness



acapela-box-logo.jpg - Text-to-speech: type your text in the box, select from m/f native speaker voices in many languages (including LCTLs), adjust speech rate and voice shaping, then download your file


BlabberizeLogo.jpg- Take any image, add a mouth to it, record something for it to say, and watch it become a moving conversationalist!



FotobabbleLogo.jpg- Upload photos, record a message, and share

Adolescents Americans vs. Adolescents Francais - Example in French comparing teenage life in the U.S. and France
Adopt-a-Pet for Spanish 101 - Example in Spanish
Chinese Oral - Example of an oral exam in Chinese
Chinese Picture Description - Example in Chinese of a student describing a photo from a play


Francais 95's fotobabble - Example in beginning French about a visit to an art museum
Japanese City/Town/Village - Description of a Japanese community
Japanese City Park - Description of a Japanese park
Meine familie - Example in beginning German describing family
Monkey King - Example in fluent Chinese of storytelling

Qual é o seu nome? - Example in Portuguese of two people introducing themselves


GoAnimateLogo.gif- Create animated videos from stock characters, images, music, and effects, or upload your own and lay them in tracks. Students have to type text into Word and then copy and paste it in order to get diacritical marks.



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PhotopeachLogo.jpg - Quickly create slide shows with captions, text, photos, and quiz questions


Your turn!

  • La famille - Slideshow that uses possessive adjectives, family vocab., and famous people to create a fictional family in French
  • Fotos del espacio - Slideshow of photos of black holes, supernovas, etc., labeled in Spanish
  • Polar Bear Quiz - Interactive quiz about polar bears and their habitat
  • ¿Vida o sida? - Slideshow about AIDS in Spanish (note, some images may not be suitable for classroom use
  • Y ahora . . . qué? - Slideshow about aging in Spanish


UJamLogo.JPG - Create your own sound files, enhance your voice with effects, turn your voice into an instrument, save, and share





VocarooLogo.gif- Click, record, share



VoicethreadLogo.jpg- Photo stories that allow audio voiceovers and audio comments






VokiLogo.jpg- Speaking avatars



XtranormalLogo.png- Create mini, animated videos (or greeting cards) from stock elements

  • Camila y Gozo - Sample conversation between 2 roommates made in Xtranormal (in Spanish)




Tools



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ManyEyesLogo.JPG - Use existing data or upload your own to create infographics from templates




PenzuLogo.jpg - Online journaling that allows you to attach photos




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- Students can select illustrations from real children's picture book illustrators, then use them to illustrate their own, original stories. Diacritical marks must be cut and pasted in (via Word, for example)







SplicdLogo.jpg- Select specific segments from YouTube videos for viewing


TubeChopLogo.gif - Show specific segments of YouTube videos



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- Copy and paste a YouTube link into the window. It allows you to view the video on a plain white or black screen without ads or suggested videos at the end.




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1: Explore Resources


  • Children's Songs
  • Music
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Resources
  • AudiriaLogo.gif- A collection of multimedia texts from a variety of different sources (movies, radio, songs, TV) that teachers can use as the basis for activities

    BLAALogo.jpg - Extensive library of digital texts (including children's literature and museums) from Colombia

    GlencoeOnlineLogo.gif - Culture-based websites in Spanish

    GlossLogo.jpg - Searchable database of language maintenance/proficiency development lessons (reading and listening) in a wide variety of languages. Allows you to limit the search to video-based lessons. Click on the individual links to launch the lesson modules


    KennedyCenterLogo.gif - Check out CDs of music, content materials, culture kits, flags, and/or maps from the Outreach Resource Library at BYU's Kennedy Center for free. The Center can also help you schedule free presentations for your classroom regarding specific countries. You may also wish to explore their CultureGuides--conuntry-specific teaching units for both elementary and secondary classes


    LanicLogo.jpg - Latin American Network Information Center - Extensive list of texts in Spanish & Portuguese (organized by country)


    OpenCultureLogo.jpg- List of audio courses and podcasts in a variety of languages, including Spanish & Portuguese

    QuinoLogo.jpg - Site in Argentina containing Quino comics & Mafalda videos

ZambombazoLogo.png - Blog by Zachary Jones with links to materials in Spanish that reflect popular culture

2: Evaluate


  • Cultural Accuracy, Authenticity, Currency, & Quality
  • Pedagogical Possibilities
  • Creativity & Critical Thinking



Planning Powerful, Proficiency-based Activities


Premises:

  • Learning is the process of forming associations and connections
  • The formation of associations and connections comes from the interaction between thinking and doing
  • The need for interaction between thinking and doing means our planning must focus on STUDENTS
  • A focus on students means we must focus on creating conditions that foster learning
  • Thematic planning is one way to create the conditions essential for learning



In other words, ". . . the selection of a material or activity is also the selection of an array of forces that will influence how students will be challenged to think . . . . The curriculum is a mind-altering device" (Eisner, pp. 13, 72).



"In the absence of our clear intention, our willingness to consciously change the settings of the world we are creating, the default culture is decisive" (Block, 2003, p. 143).



It is not about doing more, it is about layering what you do so that it has more impact.

Paso a paso--what is your very next step? Textbook-->supplemental resources-->culture-->connections and comparisons-->communication and interaction-->communities-->integration








The Power of Understanding (Duplicate, Adapt, Innovate)







Resources




ColorsLogo.png - Magazine available in English and the language of your choice. Each issue is organized around a conceptual theme. Excellent visuals make great bulletin board material if you buy these in your local bookstore instead of viewing online. CAUTION: Much of the material in these magazines is NOT appropriate for classroom use, so teachers should preview and select carefully.



ConversarSinParar.jpg - Series of group conversation activities (mostly discussions and debates) organized around themes such as immigration, organ donation, war, etc.



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Thematic Units from the National K-12 Foreign Language Resources Center