This workshop will help K-12 foreign language teachers improve their practice by making connections between the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and current research in foreign language education. Become a student yourself as you watch the videos, complete a range of activities designed to stimulate your teaching, and prepare to conduct action research in your own classroom.
You will come away with a deeper understanding of the national foreign language standards, and with ideas for implementing effective assessment strategies and working with learners across a range of language and skill levels.
Workshop components include eight lively half-hour video programs with leading researchers and practicing teachers discussing how the standards play out in day-to-day classroom situations, a workshop guide available online and in print, and interactive activities on the web.
Review the course work requirements and the workshop website for more information.
Annenberg Learner (formerly Annenberg Media) funds and distributes multimedia professional development courses and resources to advance excellent teaching in American schools. These educational video programs with coordinated web and text materials help teachers enhance their expertise in their fields and refine their teaching methods. The School of Education at Colorado State University offers graduate credit for teachers enrolled in these professional development courses. Educational video programs with coordinated interactive web and text resources form the basis for these courses and can be accessed at the Annenberg Learner website.
Please begin viewing the videos and completing the assignments immediately after you register by accessing the supporting website: http://www.learner.org/workshops/tfl/
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A. Purdue University; Teaching license at University Jules Verne, Amiens.
Dr. Grim teaches French language and linguistic courses, as well as second language pedagogy courses at CSU. She is involved with the training of pre-service and in-service teachers through the U.S Department of Education Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative, and the Bimson Seminars "Foreign Cultures for Foreign Language Teachers", and serves as the advisor for the licensure program in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department.
Her research interests are on foreign language education, through classroom research, presently on the integration of content and language forms. She is also interested in the role of teachers in the classroom, particularly in regard to the use of the first and second language in the classroom. Another of her interests is on bilingualism and code-switching among bilinguals.