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Pre-Conference Workshop 2019

Pre-Conference Workshop 2019

PSMLA 2019
Pre-Conference Workshop:

Using High-Leverage Practices to Enact the Work of Language Teaching
with Eileen W. Glisan and Richard Donato

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:30AM to 4:30PM
Where: at the Penn Stater Conference Hotel & Conference Center in State College, PA



Current research in teacher education focuses on the identification of specific practices that all foreign language teachers need to enact to enable learning to occur in their classrooms. This workshop will lead participants in understanding more about this work of teaching by exploring the concept of practice-based teaching and a set of foreign language practices that are based on second language acquisition theory, research on student learning, and classroom practice. Participants will learn how to enact selected practices by analyzing and examining their various instructional moves and understanding the relationship of these moves to learning goals. Three high-leverage practices will be explored: 1) Using the target language comprehensibly during instructional interactions, 2) Focusing on cultural products, practices, and perspectives in a dialogic context, and 3) Providing oral corrective feedback in oral communication.

Pre-Conference Registration Rates

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, workshop, and 6 hours of Act 48 credit available for PSMLA members.

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