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Free Language Teacher Symposium: LaTeS

Free Language Teacher Symposium: LaTeS

From the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona. With 6 hours AZ CE.

Social Justice in the Language Classroom: A New Lens on Learning

Presented by Pamela Wesely (University of Iowa; co-author of the ACTFL publication Words and Actions: Teaching Languages Through the Lens of Social Justice)

Saturday November 4, 9 am to 4 pm on the University of Arizona campus, Tucson AZ.

The event is free, but advance registration is required (see the website below).

Our 21st century learners need a multi-sensory learning environment designed around authentic learning experiences that encourage collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. How can teachers use focusing lenses to guide thinking when creating relevant instruction that is more meaningful and engaging? How can focusing lenses be used to shape the instruction of a thematic unit? How can rigor and relevance encourage learners to critically think of solutions to real-world global issues in innovative ways? How can appropriate technology be integrated to support student learning? How can learning be differentiated to need the diverse needs of our students? And finally, how can we assess our students so they can demonstrate their learning. During this workshop, participants will explore these questions and experience learning activities that promote deeper, richer thinking that can enhance communication in all three modes.

See the LaTeS website ( for more details about the workshop and Pamela Wesely, and for a link to the registration form.

LaTeS is a professional development event at which K-12 language teachers can share ideas and issues that are specific to their community. Certificates for Arizona Continuing Education are available.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Lunch is included with registration.

Cosponsored by the University of Arizona College of Humanities.

Contact CERCLL with questions:

Posted in Professional Development on Oct 11, 2017