Strengthening your Core: Practices to Support Students’ Language Development by Kristin Davin (University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Department of Middle, Secondary and K12 Education), who will be presenting on ACTFL’s core practices. Participants will engage in activities that foster their understanding of how to choose appropriate authentic texts and ways to check students’ understanding […]
This March, the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy will launch the UA Language Fair, an event designed to raise the visibility of the wide range of languages that students study at The University of Arizona, and open to all. Departments, programs, and clubs representing language and cultures taught at UA can apply for […]
Are you a language educator in Arizona? Then join us for this informal meeting of language teachers, ready to share what they learned at the ACTFL convention last month! Bring your ideas and resources, and share with / learn from your peers. This event in the AZLA Café series is cosponsored by the Arizona Language […]
CERCLL will be exhibiting at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) annual convention. We share a booth with the other fifteen Language Resource Centers (LRCs) across the U.S., where the numerous materials created by our centers will displayed for a national community of language educators. More details will follow, but in […]
Leveraging the Power of the Language and Intercultural Can-Dos by Jacque Bott Van Houten, world language Specialist for Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY), and previous World Language consultant at the Kentucky Department of Education, president of ACTFL, and president of the National Network for Early Language Learning and the National Council of State Supervisors for […]
Participation, a long-standing assessment category on language syllabi, has found a new conceptual life over the last few decades as digital literacies practices have become a part of everyday life and learning. This symposium aims to contribute to discussions of the role of digital literacies in second language learning and teaching and biliteracy development, by considering the […]
CERCLL will be found in the exhibit area of the Arizona Language Association’s annual Fall conference, the theme of which this year is Building Proficiency: Putting It All Together. If you are attending the conference, come see information about our resources and professional development opportunities.
CERCLL and the University of Arizona College of Education Dean’s Office have provided funding for a Design Based Implementation (DBIR) Workshop at the University of Arizona. Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) is a methodology for organizing and conducting research. It maximizes collective work toward iterative, systematic inquiry, which builds the capacity of systems to engage in […]
The institute was interactive and included presentations by experts in global literature and authors of global books along with time for browsing and reading books, engaging in literature circles, and discussing classroom connections. Breakout sessions allowed participants to share their work with global literature with each other.
By developing literacy in a foreign language and culture, learners can ideally gain the ability to encounter not only new words but also new physical, virtual, and imagined worlds (Kern, 2000). But sometimes the four walls of the classroom feel confining and it can be difficult to reconcile pedagogical imperatives to bring in authentic texts […]
- CERCLL Summer Workshop Series
- Intercultural Competence Conferences
- Digital Literacies in and beyond the L2 Classroom: A Hybrid Symposium on Research and Practice (October 2014)
- Multilingual, 2.0? (April 13-15, 2012)
General Professional Development and Other Events
Lectures and Cultural Events
CERCLL sponsors and co-sponsors numerous public events throughout the academic year. If you would like to receive announcements about these and other language-related opportunities, join CERCLL’s mailing list here.
CERCLL’s NSF Grant and Related Events
A UA’s Linguistics symposium was about the National Science Foundation grant from the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program that CERCLL received in 2013. Jon Reinhardt spoke about the digital materials produced by the project in “Augmented Reality Mobile Games for Language Learning and Revitalization”. Access the presentation here. (A closed symposium for Native American educators took place in Fall 2013 and was followed by a workshop on the Fort Mohave reservation on the CA/AZ border in February, 2014, while CERCLL’s June 7th, 2014, workshop also covered some of the topics of this project; there was a presentation in American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI)’s summer series in both 2014 and 2015 as well.)
Summer Workshop Series and the LATeS Symposium
CERCLL hosts professional development workshops each summer, as well as an annual language teacher symposium (LATeS).
Fall 2013 Workshops
- CERCLL began a relationship with the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona that will bring professional development opportunities to Chinese teachers. The first workshop took place on December 7, 2013: Training Chinese Teachers in Communicative Language Teaching, presented by University of Arizona Assistant Professor Wenhao Diao. See CERCLL’s blog entry about this workshop.
Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge and Digital Literacies
In July 2013, CERCLL was awarded funding from the National Science Foundation through its Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program. The symposium and workshops were conceived as an extension to CERCLL’s Games to Teach Project, bringing digital gaming to a new audience for CERCLL–the Native American community. It is co-led by one of the Games to Teach project directors, Dr. Jonathon Reinhardt, and by Dr. Susan Penfield, who was previously CERCLL’s Research Coordinator. CERCLL is partnering with the University of Arizona’s American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) for the first time, and bringing CERCLL’s activities to underserved communities through this program. See CERCLL’s blog entry on the symposium.
U.S. Department of Education Annual Bus Tour
CERCLL was included in the U.S. Department of Education’s 2013 bus tour which was intended to highlight early learning and “teachers as leaders”, among other things. Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Education, and Dr. Sharon Lee Miller, Director of the Division of Academic and Technical Education, took part in a roundtable at the University of Arizona on September 11, 2013. See CERCLL’s blog entries on the topic.