Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Analyzing a Project Description

Read the project description for students creating a children’s storybook. Analyze the text based on five elements (describe task, achieve authenticity, establish criteria, clarify strategies, communicate rubric).

Argentina

Practice some of the vocabulary and grammar covered in the Argentina episodes of Destinos.

Engaging With Communities

Plan an outing to a local restaurant where the wait staff speak your target language. Consider how you will prepare your students, monitor interactions during the visit and debrief afterwards.

Espana

Practice some of the vocabulary and grammar covered in the Espana episodes of Destinos.

Exploring the Cultural Framework

Use the triangle model of the cultural framework to explore how products, practices and perspectives are interrelated. Compare two different products, practices and perspectives and see sample answers for each from two different cultures.

La Gavia

Practice some of the vocabulary and grammar covered in the La Gavia episodes of Destinos.

Mexico

Practice some of the vocabulary and grammar covered in the Mexico episodes of Destinos.

A New Identity

Students have written one-paragraph self-descriptions to send to other citizens of the new state they are creating. Read one of the paragraphs and work backwards through a series of prompts to determine the paragraph's audience, purpose, genre and theme.

Puerto Rico

Practice some of the vocabulary and grammar covered in the Puerto Rico episodes of Destinos.

Skimming, Scanning, and Interpreting

Text accompanied by questions leads students through process of skimming (glancing through text for main idea), scanning (searching text for specific information) and interpretation (grasping and reacting to the deeper message).

Spiraling Content Across Grade Bands

Read a lesson description from each grade band (elementary, middle, high school) and adapt the content from that grade band to the other two. Choose the same language and/or culture as the sample descriptions or one your are more familiar with.

Valuing Diversity in Learners

Study four types of learners (heritage language learners, those with learning disabilities, with different learning styles and in different levels)and the issues related to each. Read strategies of other teachers and describe strategies you might use.

The Village/State

Student groups have created ads for the new village/state they are creating to entice others to join them. Read one of the ads and work backwards through a series of prompts to determine the ad's audience, purpose, genre and theme.

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