April 1, 2012

Summer Professional Development Program for Teachers of Russian

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Summer Professional Development Program for Teachers of Russian

WHAT: Two separate, intensive, two-week professional development programs focused on quality instruction, curriculum and assessments for teachers of Russian.

The first session in Fairfax, VA, July 2-13 (no class July 4) focuses on Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian. This course will focus on teachers working to develop an electronic classroom site and creating activities that are linked to the language learning modules on RUSSNET. Participants will be provided training in creating Russian Language lessons using Smart Tools on a SmartBoard.

The second session in Glastonbury, CT, July 16-27, focuses on Standards-Based Instruction and Learning in Russian Language. This course is designed to provide teachers with the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Russian. There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes.

WHO: This program is open to both current teachers of Russian and those who are interested in teaching Russian.

WHERE: There will be two program sessions, one in Fairfax, VA and a second offered in Glastonbury, CT.

WHEN: July 2-13, 2012 in Fairfax, VA, (Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian) and July 16-27, 2012 in Glastonbury, CT, (Standards-Based Instruction and Learning in Russian Language)

There is no cost to teachers selected for the program. Each teacher will receive a $400 travel stipend for successful program completion. Limited housing is available for teachers who reside outside the local area. Graduate credits are available.

Deadline: April 13, 2012
Apply at http://www.actfl.org/i4a/forms/form.cfm?id=155

Sandstrom, B. [SEELANGS] Professional Development Workshop for Teachers of Russian. SEELANGS listserv (SEELANGS@bama.ua.edu, 21 Mar 2012).

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