Spring 2020 LaTeS – Cancelled due to the pandemic
Teaching students to how to communicate in the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes can be a challenge. This workshop offers a step-by-step process for designing multidimensional, literacy-based lessons that skillfully transform textbook materials into artfully integrated masterpieces of language, content, and culture. Workshop participants will learn to: (1) engage learners with the academic content embedded in culturally authentic texts; (2) employ interactive simulations and other content-based activities to develop learners’ critical thinking and discussion skills; (3) expand the complexity of students’ language by counterbalancing attention to language and content in informational texts (4) encourage students’ success with practical strategies for scaffolding language production. Participants are encouraged to bring several culturally authentic texts for the classes they teach, along with a laptop, tablet, or iPad.