Webinar Archive | 2011-2010

“Exam and Item Writing for LOTE–A DoSitSYourself Guide,” Presented by John Carlino

In this workshop we will begin by reviewing the NYS Standards for LOTE as well as the topics, skills and functions outlined in the NYS Syllabus: Modern Languages for Communication. We will then analyze the format of the former SLP and Regents exams. We will then examine in detail how to find appropriate authentic materials and develop solid, well written, valid multiple choice questions for assessing listening and reading. Several examples of teacher-written items will be shared.

Web 2.0 for the LOTE Classroom,” Presented by Ken Hughes

“National Board Certification for World Languages,” Presented by Nancy Ketz
Please note that there was a recording issue with this webinar. It was recorded in GotoMeeting format. Audio is  available, video for some may not be.

“Maximizing Student Language Use,” Presented by Mary Holmes

In this high-energy webinar, presenter Mary Holmes will explore a variety of helpful tricks and tips to help you maximize student language use in your classroom. Your classroom will never be the same again

“Student Travel Abroad – The School Exchange Model,” Presented by John Carlino

In this workshop we will look at one approach to the home stay experience, as developed by teachers in the Ken-Ton school district. The KenATon schools currently run school board-approved biannual exchanges to Germany, France and Spain. We’ll talk about goals, outcomes, rationale, school support, parent involvement, school/field trip plans, applications processes, hosting, suggested itineraries, finances, and whatever else comes up in discussion

“Assessments Using Technology,” Presented by Dr. Vicki Mike

This webinar will provide participants with specific assessment ideas that integrate technology and  speaking, listening,  reading and writing.  Participants will also be provided with sample rubrics.  This is appropriate for Checkpoints B & C.

“Building Thematic Units for Early Language Learners,” Presented by Nathan Lutz

Thematic instruction is a way of organizing lessons that teach vocabulary and language structures while exploring the themes and/or content  of another subject area or discipline, such  as math, science, social studies, art, health, etc. By hiding or embedding content into fun and interesting themes, teachers can provide a context so that the instructional focus shifts from the LANGUAGE to the USE OF LANGUAGE. Webinar participants will go through the steps of building a thematic unit and then see some examples.