Presenter: Ashley Watson-Fears
Topic: Making the Proficiency Magic Happen in ASL!
As ASL teachers, we know our language is unique in many ways. In this workshop we are going to explore how to maximize whatever curriculum you have (district non-language specific, district ASL, or campus ASL). We will rediscover backwards design and practice tricks and tips to make your curriculum work for you! Each participant will leave ready to tackle back-to-school.
9am - 12pm: workshop model of planning the first unit of the year
12pm - 1pm: lunch on your own
1pm - 4pm: afternoon application - stay and work on your first unit
THEME: Port to Proficiency!
PRESENTER: THE Maris Hawkins
This two day workshop will explore how to plan a unit. In the beginning, we will discuss how to plan a summative assessment while answering the questions "What is our big goal so we can plan appropriately?" and "Is this appropriate for the proficiency level of our students?" Then, participants will find resources to use during the unit. We will delve into how to plan both input and output activities that maximize the use of each resource and are also communicative. We will wrap up with how to give feedback to students that is sustainable for teachers during the unit and post-assessment . Throughout the workshop, we will discuss second language acquisition principles that can inform teachers' decisions. This workshop will also include practical examples that teachers can use during any unit.
The GAME PLAN for Day 1:
8:00-10:30: Starting off with Assessments (What is our big goal to set in order to plan accordingly?)
10:30-12:00: Finding appropriate resources (and what to consider while finding those resources)
1:30-3:30: Input activities (Making sure each activity is communicative)
The GAME PLAN for Day 2:
8:00-12:00: Output Activities (With Scaffolding and when to take away scaffolds)
1:30-3:30: Feedback (Including sustainable feedback) Also, how do you adjust your future plans if your assessments don't work out?
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