LCPS World Languages and Cultures

LCPS World Languages and Cultures

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As a modern language teacher, I often find myself trying to balance the need to know that they 'have it' with the practical realities of a language class.
The cool wolves from WHS...
Here is the first post from Cheri and Sandra. Please take a few minutes to answer the question below. Thanks!

Ch 1 highlights the importance of differentiation in the classroom and the positive effects it has on test scores. The chapter discusses in detail about effective ways to differentiate, such as giving students choice in what they learn, making connections to students' previous experiences, helping students become more aware of how they learn, and addressing the multiple learning modes.
Our question is: How do you differentiate instruction in your classroom?
The Virginia DOE has provided great resources for PD on various topics. This work is EXCELLENT in many areas!!!!!!!!

VDOE :: Differentiated Technical Assistance / Training

Loudoun County Public Schools, Department of Instruction

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10 Baltimore County schools to teach Spanish to fourth-grade students 04/08/2014

10 Baltimore County schools to teach Spanish to fourth-grade students

http://www.wbaltv.com/education/10-baltimore-county-schools-to-teach-spanish-to-fourthgrade-students/25270582

10 Baltimore County schools to teach Spanish to fourth-grade students This fall, students at 10 Baltimore County elementary schools will begin learning Spanish as their second language.

The Great World Language Debate du Jour: Grammar vs. Communication 03/18/2014

The Great World Language Debate du Jour: Grammar vs. Communication

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The Great World Language Debate du Jour: Grammar vs. Communication I am embarrassed -- no, actually I would go as far as to say horrified -- that I spent ten years of my career teaching students about the Spanish language. I actually felt proud when they could fill

#saidnoWLteacherever 01/30/2014

#saidnoWLteacherever

http://creativelanguageclass.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/saidnowlteacherever/

#saidnoWLteacherever Language teachers say a lot of things, but you'll probably never hear them say this...

Culture computes in Washington's Kent School District 01/30/2014

Culture computes in Washington's Kent School District

Great work being done here.

Culture computes in Washington's Kent School District Every day, students whose families speak among 138 different languages learn together in the classrooms at Kent School District in Washington. To address the linguistic and economic challenges for the

What the bilingual brain tells us about language learning - OUPblog 01/28/2014

What the bilingual brain tells us about language learning - OUPblog

http://blog.oup.com/2014/01/what-the-bilingual-brain-tells-us-about-language-learning/%2EkyZp3as2%2Exwqa89Ez%2Edpuf?utm_source=NewsBrief+1%2F16%2F14&utm_campaign=newsbrief+1%2F16%2F14&utm_medium=email

What the bilingual brain tells us about language learning - OUPblog By Arturo E. Hernandez One of the most common questions people ask revolves around when and how to learn a second language. One common view is that earlier is better. There is good evidence for this view. A number of studies have found that the earlier a person learns a second language, the better t...

Ditching the verb chart 01/28/2014

Ditching the verb chart

http://wp.me/p1b9wZ-VE

Ditching the verb chart A great blog post from French teacher on changing your teaching strategies from verb charts and grammar based teaching to comprehensible input which will lead to performance based asse...

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World 01/03/2014

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/30/258376009/how-language-seems-to-shape-ones-view-of-the-world?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World Speaking another language fluently seems to affects what you notice and how you remember events.

01/02/2014

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

"The Can-Do Statements make language learning transparent for everyone." NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements are online: http://www.actfl.org/news/press-releases/ncssfl-and-actfl-announce-publication-can-do-statements-progress-indicators-language-learners

11/13/2013

01 | November | 2013 | Fluency21 – Committed Sardine Blog

8 Educational (and Fun) iOS Games for Teens fluency21.com/blog/2013/11/1…

01 | November | 2013 | Fluency21 – Committed Sardine Blog China: Gadget Users ‘Forgetting How to Write’Posted by Andrew Churches on November 1, 2013 via BBC News Some people in China use electronics so much, they’re forgetting how to write, it appears. State news agency Xinhua quotes “internet addict” Zhang Lei as saying she’s grown so used to electronic...

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog 10/29/2013

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog

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What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog Learning a new language can be difficult, but some languages can be trickier than others. For native English speakers, the difficulty level of a new language depends on a variety of factors. So which are the most difficult to learn? And which languages would you be able to master in under a year? Vi...

Dual-Language Proposals Part of Boston Mayoral Campaign 10/22/2013

Dual-Language Proposals Part of Boston Mayoral Campaign

GO BOSTON!!!
Dual-Language Proposals Part of Boston Mayoral Campaign http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2013/10/dual-language_proposals_part_o.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW via

Dual-Language Proposals Part of Boston Mayoral Campaign Two candidates vying to be the next mayor of Boston pledge their support for expanding dual-language programs across the city.

Arlington parents make plea for foreign language funding 10/22/2013

Arlington parents make plea for foreign language funding

News just across the county line offers hope...
Arlington parents make plea for foreign language funding | WJLA.com: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/10/arlington-parents-make-plea-for-foreign-language-funding-95644.html#.UmbYrLue3n8.twitter via

Arlington parents make plea for foreign language funding Arlington parents made a plea for funding for foreign language instruction in all elementary schools during the County Board meeting Saturday morning.

Fairfax schools chief to propose deep cuts 10/22/2013

Fairfax schools chief to propose deep cuts

And so it begins...budget season is in full swing.
Fairfax schools chief to propose deep cuts...http://wapo.st/19lu9Ox via

Fairfax schools chief to propose deep cuts Schools could see class sizes increase, staff cuts as the district faces a projected $140 million deficit.

2MinuteTakeaway: Grading Malpractice 09/16/2013

2MinuteTakeaway: Grading Malpractice

2 Minute Takeaway: Grading Malpractice http://ow.ly/oKnWS

2MinuteTakeaway: Grading Malpractice Billie Donegan with the Center for Secondary School Redesign discusses her session exploring ways for educators to harness state-of-the-art research to bette...

Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One 09/16/2013

Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One

http://youtu.be/TM-3PFfIfvI -Great ideas. Food for thought...

Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One

the language educator | American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages 09/06/2013

the language educator | American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages

the language educator | American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages

Proficiency 101 @ TELL Project 09/06/2013

Proficiency 101 @ TELL Project

Proficiency 101 @ TELL Project Proficiency? You mean I shouldn’t be basing everything on achievement? But, my students can already conjugate all their verbs and recite mindless lists of vocabulary out of context like language learning zombie-bots! Is this not sufficient to function in a target language environment? I think maybe…

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