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Sustained professional development opportunity

8/1/2019
When: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Where: United States

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The word plons in Dutch describes the noise made by something splashing into a surface and is thus an apt name for the Professional Learning Online Network Spaces, which are designed to create a ripple effect, by fostering linkages between language teaching, research and practice, and shared ideas and resources between educators.

Intended for foreign language educators in middle school, high school and college institutions.

Foreign Languages, Multiliteracies, and the Literary

This Professional Learning Online Network Space focuses on the use of literary texts and modes of reading in the development of literacy in a new language. In response to calls from the field, including from professional organizations such as ACTFL, to better integrate literacy and meaningful engagements with authentic texts into the language classroom, this group will focus on the particular role that literary reading can play in the development of linguistic and intercultural awareness. Literary reading here includes interpreting and responding to texts that are classified as works of literature AND work with non-literary texts ranging from advertising to journalism, from blogs to book reviews that emphasizes the creative, playful elements of these everyday literacy practices.

Participants will…

• work together to share and develop a curriculum project or set of materials with peer and facilitator input;
• share resources and engage in discussions on how to integrate literary reading into language teaching and learning;
• be eligible to apply for financial support to present their lessons and materials at professional meetings, such as the annual convention of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages;
• have the option to publish a short vignette about the project in the format of their choice and / or publish their lesson online as part of the Foreign Languages and the Literary and the Everyday (FLLITE) Project (fllite.org).

Applications are due August 1, 2019.

For full details, go to https://cercll.arizona.edu/project/plons/

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