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    6: Valuing Diversity in Learners

Reflect on Your Learning

Introduction
Before You Watch
Analyze the Video
Examine the Topic
Put it Into Practice
Action Research Project
Reflect on Your Learning

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Assignment In this session, you have been introduced to a range of issues that contribute to the diversity of students in our foreign language classes, and you have thought about strategies for meeting the needs of these diverse students. You will now write a one- to two-page summary of what you have learned and how you plan to apply it in your classroom. Review the notes you have taken during this session, as well as your answers to the Reflect on Your Experience questions. Use the questions below to guide your writing.
  1. How would you now define diversity as it's reflected in your classroom?
  1. What are some key strategies for teaching multilevel classes?
  1. What strategies would you use to accommodate heritage speakers if they were in the minority in your class? What strategies would you use to accommodate non-heritage speakers if they were in the minority? What strategies would you use if you had students learning a third language?
  1. If you were faced with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that you had no experience accommodating, how might you research the issues? Who might you turn to in your school for help? What questions would you ask?
  1. When might you steer instruction toward a particular learning style or intelligence to accommodate one student or a small group of students? When might you encourage a student to approach a task using a learning style that is different from his or her typical learning style?
AssignmentSubmit your summary as an assignment.
   
6: Valuing Diversity in Learners > Introduction | Before You Watch | Analyze the Video
Examine the Topic | Put It Into Practice | Action Research Project | Reflect on Your Learning
Resources | Library Videos Chart | Printouts | Assignments

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