This project aims to create an educational community of practice whose teacher-members will generate crowdsourced literacy materials for the L2 classroom. Teachers will not only create and edit the materials, but they will also include articulation plans in order to help other teachers envision how to integrate the materials into their curricula and classrooms. The materials will refine and extend the pedagogical principles found in COERLL’s French OER Le littéraire dans le quotidien or “The Literary in the Everyday”. In addition to learning to create their own materials, FL educators will also learn to participate in an open community of practice.
AISD World Languages - Professional Development Badges
Digital badges to validate new knowledge and skills acquired by AISD World Language teachers ￼￼
Using the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning framework, which contains comprehensive indicators of behaviors that effective teachers exhibit, the World Languages department intends to use the seven domains (Environment, Planning, Learning Experience, Performance & Feedback, Learning Tools, Collaboration, Professionalism) to determine foun- dational criteria that teachers will need to meet to earn a digital badge in each respective domain.
Open survey tool for assessing bilingual dominance.
The Bilingual Language Profile (BLP) is an instrument for assessing language dominance through self-reports that is concise, quick, and easy to use. The BLP is intended to produce a continuous dominance score and a general bilingual profile taking into account a variety of linguistic variables. The BLP is an open and free assessment tool for researchers, educators, and anyone with an interest in assessing language dominance.
This website compares different collaborative tagging and commenting tools for web based texts and shares news and research about social reading. The eComma Commentary machine is one of the tools featured on this site. In its current iteration it is a free software module that plugs into Drupal 6, a popular open source content management system.
The idea behind this site is to give students experience in identifying cultural differences that come up whenever we deal with people from other cultures. In some cases this may be with the person who lives across the street, other times it will be related to those we encounter while traveling abroad or while interacting with people from different countries. Most of the contributions to this database come from students who were enrolled in our study abroad programs. We use the LESCANT model as a way to categorize the photos and the topics.
This website includes materials used for a German outreach program from the University of Texas at Austin. The suggestions for creating a German outreach program (listed under “starting a program”) could also be used as a template or starting point for programs involving other languages and other educational contexts.