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  • ISI 2017 Evaluation & Keeping in Touch Aloha e ISI 2017 participants - Thank you again for your awesome participation in this year's Pathways to Project-Based Language Learning intensive summer institute! Some final notes:1) Please take some time to complete our ISI 2017 Evaluation Form at the end of today's session. We use your valuable feedback to improve our future summer institute and to report back to our funder, the U.S. Department of Education.2) Please keep in touch with us! We encourage you to join our NFLRC listserv to learn about our newest publications and upcoming professional development events. Alternately, you can follow us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.3) If any of you are going to ACTFL 2017 in Nashville ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 6:05 PM by National Foreign Language Resource Center
  • Welcome! E komo mai (welcome), Pathways to Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) ISI participants!  Some reminders for the first day:   1) The ISI venue is Moore Hall 155B. Moore Hall (1890 East-West Road) is located at the corner of East-West Road and Maile Way on the UH Mānoa campus. It is across the street from the red and green Center for Korean Studies.  2) Continental breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 am in the adjacent room 155A. Please keep all food and beverages in this room; none are allowed in the Moore 155B computer lab.3) We will be having a Mini-PBLL Experience field trip on this day, so please do not be late. The bus ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2017, 4:15 PM by National Foreign Language Resource Center
  • ISI 2017 on Social Media Active on social media? Here's a couple of hashtags we recommend for our ISI 2017: #PBLL  #GlobalEd #LangChat
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 5:06 PM by National Foreign Language Resource Center
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About this institute

The NFLRC 2017 Intensive Summer Institute is not a beginner's workshop. In order to join, applicants first earned a digital badge from the Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute as a prerequisite. All practicing world language educators K-16 were invited to apply but priority was given to participants currently working at U.S. community colleges and/or minority-serving institutions and teaching less-commonly taught languages. 

Institute Dates

August 2-9, 2017


Participants in this institute will work on project design for their own language classroom assisted by colleagues and guided by a group of language professionals with background in PBL, career pathways, language pedagogy, instructional technology, and assessment. Selected model projects designed collaboratively by institute participants will become part of an open project repository. See People for a full list of participants.


One of the main goals of this institute is to create language projects that can be shared and adapted for other language educators to use. Projects that demonstrate quality design in key aspects will become models or "prototypes" and will be made available through a project repository. Participants whose projects are selected to become part of the repository will be awarded a merit badge certifying their accomplishment.