The institute will be interactive and include 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. There will also be breakout sessions where participants 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 […]
Planning with the End in Mind: Performance Towards Proficiency Presented by Donna Clementi (Lawrence University). This professional development workshop in CERCLL’s biannual LAnguage TEacher Symposium (LaTeS) for K-12 teachers provides practical applications for the classroom and includes Arizona Continuing Education. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Registration is open now!
The University of Arizona’s College of Education / Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies (TLS) conference in recognition of Dr. Patty Anders’ retirement on the theme of Adolescent, Family, and Community Literacy: Mobilizing Strength Based Pedagogies, invites teachers, community workers, and researchers to collaborate as a thought collective to connect theory and practice. Current students, practicing teachers, […]
Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence: Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical
A professional development opportunity for community college faculty Keynote presentation: What Is World Literature Teaching in 2018? David Gramling (University of Arizona) Workshop Cost: $45 registration fee, including three meals (dinner on Friday – lunch on Saturday) as well as the program costs, etc. Scholarships were available to contribute towards travel costs. This professional development […]
A presentation by David Gramling, Associate Professor, University of Arizona German Studies Department Since Goethe and Marx in the 19th century, people have been thinking about what it would mean to have, read, write, and teach “world literature.” Whose world and what kind of world counts? Whose language, style, ideas, and truths? Ori-ented toward the […]
Social Justice in the Language Classroom: A New Lens on Learning presented by Pamela Wesely (University of Iowa). This LAnguage TEacher Symposium (LaTeS) for K-12 teachers provides practical applications for the classroom and includes Arizona Continuing Education.
Even in homes where comfort and security are the rule, the media confronts children and adults with images of war, animosity, and displacement. Hello, Dear Enemy! is a traveling exhibit of posters and picturebooks in multiple world languages that provides a path to conversation. Worlds of Words in the University of Arizona College of Education is […]
The three Title VI Centers at the University of Arizona dedicated to international and foreign language studies–CERCLL, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies–are hosting a showcase to display their activities over recent years. Contact CERCLL if you are interested in attending. The Showcase will take place twice: September 21 and […]
- 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.