Global Crossroads Shared Languages Program Workshop May 22-26, 2017 at Denison U

The entire workshop will be held at Denison University in Granville, OH on the 3rd Floor of Fellows Hall in the Foresman Lounge unless otherwise indicated.

Maps, directions, and parking

Monday, 22 May - Evening Arrival

Welcome Dinner at the Granville Inn Restaurant, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, 23 May - Morning Session

8:30 am - 9:00 am - Fresh Coffee and Bagels, Muffins, Fruit

9:00 am - 10:30 am - Overview of SLP

  • History and purpose of SLP: The bigger picture
  • German and Arabic as piloted languages
  • Upper-level underenrolled
  • Program building for lesser taught languages
  • Where does our administrative leadership stand?
  • Professional development, community building for faculty and students
  • Specific to Arabic:

Addressing the sociolinguistic situation of Standard and spoken Arabic.

  • Specific to German:

Small German program challenges - discussion with workshop participants

coffee break

10:45 am - 12:15 pm - Disability Studies and Digital Pedagogy

Presented by Elizabeth Hamilton, Associate Dean and Chair of German Language and Literatures, Oberlin College

SLP Logistics

  • Registration and enrollment/Registrar’s enrollment form
  • Student Q&A sheet
  • Faculty’s role
  • Mentors’ role
  • Compensation
  • Grades/grade submission

12:30 to 1:30 lunch

Tuesday, 23 May - Afternoon Session

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Models of SLP Classrooms: The All-virtual Classroom

We spend this portion in the Zoom-room, Fellows 206.

  • Technology used for in-classroom interaction
  • Why all-virtual interactive setting?
  • Increasing speaking proficiency
  • Zoom Video-Conferencing Platform
  • Zoom break-out rooms: small group discussions
  • Chatting
  • Desktop sharing: Images, documents, internet sites, videos
  • Collaborating with Google Doc
  • Student class presentations with Google Slides
  • The role of online syllabi on independent websites
  • Tests and exams

coffee break

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm - Models of SLP Classrooms: The Half-virtual Classroom

  • Technology used for in-classroom interaction
  • Special challenges for the intermediate level language course
  • Challenges in integrating individual guest students
  • Special technological challenges for the Arabic virtual classroom
  • Printing and email communication in Arabic
  • How does the communicative integrated approach apply to the Arabic SLP?

Dinner at Day Y Noche, Granville, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, 24 May - Morning Session

8:30 am - 9:00 am - Fresh Coffee and Bagels, Muffins, Fruit

9:00 am - 12:15 pm - Outside of classroom student virtually supported interactions

  • Small group work with Zoom
  • Larger projects with Zoom, Google Doc, email exchanges, etc.
  • Global Course Connections small group projects
  • Student group presentations
  • Fostering student bonding
  • Digital etiquette
  • Student as contributor to a learning community
  • Zoom rubric

12:30 to 1:30 lunch

Wednesday, May 24 - Afternoon Session

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Examples of SLP courses: syllabi and pedagogical strategies

Student Feedback survey and results

coffee break

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm - Fall 2017 SLP courses

Best practices brainstorming for German and Arabic SLP courses in the fall

Dinner, Broadway Pub, 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 25 - Morning Session

8:30 am - 9:00 am - Fresh Coffee and Bagels, Muffins, Fruit

9:00 am - 10:30 am - Hands-on technology exploration

Working with Cheryl Johnson, Denison's Instructional Technologist;

Discussion: the role of technological support in language teaching and learning

  • Zoom
  • Google Doc
  • Website creation (Wordpress, Google Sites)
  • Google Drive
  • Non-Google schools alternatives
  • LMS' challenges
  • Grading apps

coffee break

10:45 am - 12:15 pam - Hands-on technology exploration continued

Thursday, May 25 - Afternoon Session

12:30 to 1:30 lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Hands-on technology exploration continued

coffee break

3:15pm - 5:00 pm - Hands-on technology exploration continued

Dinner at Buxton Inn, 6:00 pm

Friday, May 26 - Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Fresh Coffee and Bagels, Muffins, Fruit

9:00 - 10:30 am - Let's create our own SLP syllabus with Digital Technology!

coffee break

10:45 - 12:15 - Let's create our own SLP syllabus with Digital Technology!

What would it take for you to create and offer a SLP course? Discussion.

New course development support from GLCA

In what specific way can the SLP help your program?

12:30 to 1:30 lunch and wrap-up