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Workshop: Products and Practices of Open L2 Literacy
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When: 7/31/2015
Where: University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 
United States

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Products and Practices of Open L2 Literacy

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 09:00 to 15:00
The University of Texas at Austin
Joanna Luks (Cornell University)
Chantelle Warner (University of Arizona)


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COERLL is pleased to offer a workshop on "Products and Practices of Open L2 Literacy: Materials and Methods from the Foreign Languages & the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) Project."

Are you a foreign language...

...Program Director who wants some new ideas for a teaching methods course?

...Curriculum Developer who wants to bridge “the language/literature divide”?

...Instructor who wants to create more innovative activities for the classroom?

...Graduate Student who wants to develop your teaching portfolio?

 This workshop will demonstrate how collegiate foreign language programs can create up-to-date L2 literacy materials by adopting “open design” principles and practices. Workshop participants will learn how to design and produce Open Educational Resources (OER) that employ open technologies and open content. In brief, OER are educational materials made available through an open license that allows users to use, remix, improve and redistribute original content.

Participants will also learn the pedagogical principles of “The Literary in the Everyday,” a concept that integrates the goals of lower division courses focused on language with the goals of upper division courses focused on literary and cultural analysis.  

Finally, the workshop will introduce participants to the FLLITE project website where users will be able to publish their own OER. Foreign language program directors are encouraged to attend with their colleagues and graduate students. 

The workshop will be held at the Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302B, The University of Texas at Austin. If you are traveling from out of town to attend, see the University's Visitor Resources page for travel information.

Lunch is included in this all-day workshop. A nominal tiered fee is charged to cover materials, refreshments, and lunch.