Strengthening Students' Communicative Proficiency in Your WORLD LANGUAGE CLASSROOM: Making Best Use of Free Google Tools (Grades 6-12)
Presented by Lauren Rosen
Designed Specifically for World Language Educators Serving Grades 6-12
- Practical ways to build communicative proficiency by integrating Google Classroom, Google Tools and Apps to increase student engagement
- Harness the potential of Google Drive to engage students as they create, collaborate and share content that demonstrates what they know and can do in the target language
- Foster interpretive, interpersonal and presentational communication skills with the support of Google Tools, Apps and Extensions
- Differentiate world language instruction with free Chrome extensions and add-ons to foster initiative and self-direction in all your students
- Timesaving tips and techniques for using Google Apps to optimize productivity and accountability for you and your language students
- Receive an extensive world language resource handbook specifically designed for world language educators loaded with options for integrating Google Tools, Apps and Extensions, in addition to a website filled with all of the resources presented in the seminar … And more!
You are welcome to bring your own fully charged Chromebook or laptop with Google Chrome Browser installed. It is not, however, a requirement to attend this seminar. An iPad or an Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google or Chrome resources covered in the seminar.
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Are you wondering about the best ways to foster communicative proficiency in your students by harnessing today's free Google Tools? Wondering about the use of Google Classroom, Apps and Extension, specifically for world language students? Are you interested in how the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages can be met and ACTFL World Language 21st Century Skills fostered by integrating web-based tools and resources? Today's students are texting, enhancing photos and creating videos for entertainment. If you want to learn how to more effectively channel the tools students already access into rich web-based collaborations and products in the target language, this is a seminar you won't want to miss!
In this uniquely focused seminar specifically designed for world language educators, Lauren Rosen, an experienced world language teacher and language technology integration specialist, will help move your curriculum into the 21st Century through a focus on Google Tools that are commonplace in the lives of students and educators alike. Learn innovative practices for integrating mobile devices, flipped lessons, media, and more for demonstrating language proficiency.
You'll leave this seminar knowing that you can effectively use Google Tools, Apps and Extensions to reach learning world language goals and assess student performance in the process. The comprehensive world language resource handbook and accompanying website you'll receive at the seminar will help keep you up-to-date as technology changes and provide an ongoing professional development community of language educators.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Foster Communicative Proficiency Using Free Google Tools Embedded within Google Classroom
Learn practical applications for utilizing free Google Tools to foster communication skills … Go beyond the basics and discover the latest updates in the tools you'll want to use the most
- Utilize Innovative Ways to Integrate Emerging Technology into Your Language Curriculum
Discover new ways to engage your students in language content and differentiate using Google and a flipped lesson approach
- Harness the Power of Google Drive for Online Collaboration and Communication
Discover the amazing variety of practical ways Google Drive can significantly enhance collaboration and communication as students build content together
- Explore the Latest Add-Ons and Extensions Specifically Useful in Language Learning Environments
Take Google Drive and Chrome to the next level by leveraging amazing add-ons for Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms
- Utilize Google to Foster 21st Century Skills in Your World Language Students
Today's students need to be college, career and life ready … Experience how technology can help foster the 12 skills in the ACTFL World Languages 21st Century Skills Map
- Teach Your Students Advanced Search and Close Reading Techniques
Keep students reading and learning in the target language using advanced search techniques to find content specific to other countries and use browser plugins to help students build their vocabulary from authentic resources
- Use Google Technologies to Better Prepare Students to be Global Citizens With a Global Perspective
Using data that integrates a variety of Google technologies such as maps, sheets and expeditions, experience ways students can connect with cultures outside of their own
- Increase Opportunities for Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing
Using the tools that students are most comfortable with for communicating, learn to take advantage of Google to encourage all modes of communication and improve accuracy in performance tasks
- Increase Your Familiarity with the Power of Flipping Lessons for Differentiating World Language Instruction
Experience innovative ideas for providing additional support and opportunities for students to work at their own pace while increasing classroom interactivity
- Build an Array of High-Quality Interactive World Language Learning Materials and Activities
Use Google Tools, Classroom, Apps, and Extensions to increase your repertoire of interactive options and get your students using the target language and formatively assess their proficiency growth
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Strengthen your knowledge of Google Tools, Classroom, Apps, and Extensions and their practical use in your world language program
- Ways to work smarter, not harder … Timesaving tips for using a variety of Google Tools more efficiently, including self-grading, effective searching, hidden assets in Drive, and more
- How you can utilize a combination of Google Apps to help your student's proficiency grow as they meet ACTFL World
- Readiness Standards and demonstrate 21st Century Skills
- How to flip lessons to focus teacher support on higher order thinking skills development with Google Forms, YouTube and formative assessments that prepare students for deeper in-class interactions
- Google search strategies that improve student research and citation skills, identify copyright free images for projects and narrow the search to authentic target language materials
- Ways to weave modes of communication, culture standards and 21st Century Skills into student work both in and outside of the classroom
- How you can differentiate instruction to better meet the needs of all your students with Google Drive, Classroom, YouTube, and Chrome add-ons
- Strategies to more deeply immerse students in world cultures while developing their global perspective through geographical and cultural knowledge using Google Expeditions and sites integrated with Google Maps
- Take the mystery out of available Add-ons and Tools menus that make collaborative work in Google Drive extraordinarily powerful
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
As the world becomes flatter and the barriers disappear that once divided countries and cultures, it becomes increasingly important that our students have the skills to communicate and collaborate with people of many languages and cultures. As language educators, we are in an ideal position to prepare today's students for tomorrow's challenges. With the advent of the Internet, our classrooms became richer with access to authentic texts and materials.
Now with Google Tools, Classroom, Apps and Extensions we add easy-to-access opportunities for collaboration and communication. Google not only offers us tools for research but also a medium for collaboration, connection and community built by those who are using it. My goals in this seminar are two-fold. First, to share numerous techniques and technologies to more fully engage your students in the target language and culture while communicating their knowledge to a broader audience. Second, to help you identify how the ACTFL 21st Century Skills, as defined in collaboration with Partnership for 21st Century Skills, are fostered in your language learning environment with the help of Google.
If you feel you need some fresh ideas for reaching today's students, are overwhelmed trying to keep up with emerging technologies like Google's ever-changing set of tools, or are excited by new ways to fully engage students in the target language and culture, I strongly encourage you to attend this seminar. Together, we will explore practical strategies and activities that are proven successful in motivating students to write and speak more in the target language. I look forward to sharing my excitement and enthusiasm with you about the possibilities that these new technologies offer language educators and learners.
I look forward to meeting and working with you at the seminar!
P.S. I am confident you will return to your classroom excited to begin working with some new Google inspired tools and techniques as you implement practical ideas that are sure to engage and motivate your students to achieve greater target language proficiency.
Who Should Attend
World Language Teachers, Department Heads and Administrators serving Middle School and High School, and Technology Support Staff who work with World Language Educators
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive Google Tools and Apps resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook and website include:
- Lesson ideas for Google Tools and Apps that you are free to copy and customize for use in your world language classroom
- Timesaving ways to use Google Tools to increase communication
- Tips and tricks for integrating more advanced features of Google Tools, Apps and Extensions
- Google-inspired techniques to support ACTFL World-Readiness Standards
- Strategies for integrating 21st Century Skills for college, career and life readiness
- Professional development resources specifically for world language educators
Make Best Use of Your Time
You are welcome to bring a fully charged Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome Browser installed, but it is not a requirement to attend. An iPad or an Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google and Chrome resources covered in the seminar. Your resource handbook and a specially created website will support your individual hands-on exploration of the ideas and resources presented during the seminar when you return to your school.
Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other secondary world language educators interested in using Google Tools, Apps and Extensions to enhance their world language programs.
Lauren Rosen will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your school(s) or district.
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