BWLP17-18 Strand C Workshops

Berkeley World Language Project
Keys to the Communicative Classroom - Strand C: Designing Thematic Units

Our theme for 2017-18: “Out of Africa !”

September 30, October 28, December 2, January 27, February 24, & a make-up day on April 14 - 2017-2018

Do you want to...
- Leverage advocacy for World Languages for the Common Core
- Increase instruction in the target language using authentic resources
- Embed real world, culturally relevant resources in thematic units
- Infuse diverse tech tools to engage all students
- Expand leadership and presentational skills
- Augment your toolbox of Common Core literacy development strategies
- Guide instruction with essential questions and learning targets
- Incorporate authentic resources: video, text, and multi-media of all types
- Improve proficiency-based assessments: rubrics, formative, summative

You will do all this and more in our Professional Development workshops as you learn and practice new strategies! You will leave with ideas, materials, and the confidence to use them on Monday morning. Plus you will have the opportunity to network with colleagues.

All World Language, EL and Heritage Language teachers are welcome.

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Participants will make their own arrangements for lunch.)

Location: Berkeley Language Center, Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley.

Applications: Due September 15, 2017

Cost: $350 per participant

Payment must be received by September 22, 2017

Make payment to "UC REGENTS" and mail to:

Berkeley World Language Project
Berkeley Language Center
B-40 Dwinelle Hall, #2640
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2640

Because our programs are authorized by the State and Federal Government as part of California’s effort to ensure that all schools are NCLB compliant, you may wish to use funds from Title I (Disadvantaged Learners), Title II, Part A (Professional Development), or Title III (English Learners).

Questions? Email: Phone: 510-877-4002 ext.19.

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With appreciation,

The BWLP Team

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