Date: November 7, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: online

Presented by Cherice Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Spanish Pedagogy at Brigham Young University.

Montgomery Webinar Handout_Nov2020 [PDF]

Montgomery Webinar Slides

Filmmakers are experts at producing memorable movies that educate, entertain, and inspire their audiences. Teachers have similar goals, but sometimes hesitate to engage learners with authentic texts or “real life issues,” fearing that the necessary language will be too complex for them to understand.  During this 90-minute, interactive webinar, participants: (1) learned a step-by-step process for skillfully integrating culturally authentic texts into meaningful interpretive communication activities; (2) explored effective techniques for supporting learners’ comprehension; (3) experienced interactive activities for assessing learners’ understanding.

This event was one in a three-part webinar series exploring literacy-based lesson planning for the language classroom. The others were presented by José Aldemar Álvarez Valencia and Heather Willis Allen.

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Cherice Montgomery holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy with an emphasis in Learning, Technology, & Culture from Michigan State University.  Her research explores the potential of design-based pedagogies, 21st century skills, and social technologies for affecting change in world language teacher education and professional development.

Montgomery’s professional endeavors have included the design and facilitation of a variety of grant-funded summer institutes and webinars aimed at helping world language educators to develop skills in mentoring, leadership, pedagogy, project-based language learning, and technology.  Her work is informed by a diverse array of K-16 teaching experiences, and she has been honored with several awards for excellence in teaching. She has also served as co-chair of the ACTFL Pimsleur Research Award Committee, as an advisory board member for several different Language Resource Centers, and as a member of the New Visions in Foreign Language Education Task Force and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Inquiry Into Curriculum & Instruction.  She currently coordinates the Spanish Teaching Major Program at Brigham Young University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in assessment, language teaching methods, literacy development, and technology.  Her current projects include extensive pedagogical work in literacy development and scaffolding, and grant-supported research in four different immersive language learning environments:  (1) Dual Language Immersion (DLI), (2) Foreign Language Student Residences (FLSR), (3) online, Playable Case Study simulations (PCS), and (4) Project-based Language Learning (PBLL)

Registration closed at 5PM (Arizona) on November 6, 2020.

During the registration process, participants could request a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education for attending the live event; or participants could request a digital badge after the event.

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