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Professional Development

Fall 2014 Brown Bag Workshops

The Brown Bag workshop series is intended to provide short and informal training sessions on all things related to technology in the language and culture classroom. The 2013 schedule will be available soon.

2014 Summer Workshops

The LARC calendar for Summer 2013 includes workshops in teacher training, technology, testing and assessment, and passage rating seminars. These trainings and workshops are conducted by  professionals with national expertise in their fields.  Follow the links below to get more information about the workshops and to pre-register.

DateLocationSign Up
Oral Proficiency Interview Training (OPI)
More information
2015 Dates TBALARC Labs
San Diego State University
Closed
Passage Rating Seminar
More information
2015 Dates TBAOnline
Blackboard Collaborate and Moodle
Closed
Social Media Workshop
More information
2015 Dates TBAOnline
Blackboard Collaborate and Mood
Closed
Advanced Level CAST Assessor Training
More information
2015 Dates TBALARC and OnlineClosed
Intermediate Level CAST Assessor Training
More information
2015 Dates TBALARC and OnlineClosed
STARTALK Teacher Training Workshop
Multilanguage
More information
Upon fundingLARC Labs
San Diego State University
Application Page

LARC/CALPER Testing and Assessment Webinar Series

Language acquisition research increasingly points to targeted feedback as a key component for increasing learner proficiency. To receive targeted feedback,however, more refined tools for testing and assessment of learner language are needed. To this end, LARC and CALPER at Penn State (a sister national Language Resource Center) are partnering to offer a series of webinars bringing well-known researchers and practitioners together in online classrooms, with supporting podcasts for each session and webinar archives available for post-session review.

Archives

DateTitlePresenterRecordingLinks
Thursday
April 3, 2014

How do we assess task-based performance?

Dr. John M. Norris
Georgetown University
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description, Handouts and PPT
Wednesday
February 19, 2014

Assessing Vocabulary

Dr. John Read
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
PowerPoint
Handout
Thursday
November 14, 2013

Designing Writing Assessments and Rubrics

Dr. Deborah Crusan 
Wright State University
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Description, Handouts, and PPT
Wednesday
April 10, 2013

Assessing Language Using Computer Technology

Dr. Volker H. Hegelheimer
Iowa State University
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Description, Handouts, and PPT
Thursday
February 21, 2013

Developing Rubrics for Language Assessment

Dr. James Dean Brown
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
PowerPoint
Thursday
November 29, 2012

Pathways to Excellence: Using Backward Design Principles for Instruction and Assessment

Dr. Donna Clementi
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
Handouts and PPT
Tuesday
October 23, 2012

Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses of Foreign/Second Language Readers

Dr. Cindy Brantmeier
Washington University in St. Louis
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
View/Download the PPT
Thursday
April 19, 2012

Assessing Speaking: Putting the Pieces Together

Glenn Fulcher, PhD
University of Leicester, UK
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
PowerPoint
Handout 1
Handout 2
Handout 3
Thursday
February 23, 2012

Assessing Listening

Dr. Larry Vandergrift
University of Ottawa
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Handouts

PowerPoint
Thursday
December 8, 2011

Assessing Writing

Dr. Sara Cushing Weigle
Georgia State University
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
Thursday
October 27, 2011

Beyond Accountability: Using Formative Assessment to Improve Learning

Dr. Carl Falsgraf
Director of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) and the Oregon Chinese Flagship
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
PowerPoint

Full Description
Thursday
May 5, 2011

Integrating Performance Assessment into World Language Learning and Teaching

Dr. Margaret E. MalonePlay Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
Thursday
February 10, 2011

Foreign Language Classroom Assessment in Support of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Matt Poehner
Penn State University
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Video Clip Transcripts
Full Description
Podcast

Tech Tools

Blackboard Collaborate Introduction Workshop
Elluminate provides EDU 2.0 collaboration solutions that encompass web conferencing, teleconferencing, videoconferencing, and social networking products.  In this introductory webinar session we will explore this powerful product and show some of the ways you can use this tool for your teaching needs.
Visit the Blackboard Collaborate website for more information.
When: TBA
Where: LARC or participate on Cyberspace

LARC’s computer labs are new and improved
We have a wide variety of programs to assist language teachers in teaching and assessing foreign languages.
Location: Education and Business Administration Building (EBA 4th Floor) Rooms 419 and 410
Training and lab reservation can be found at the LARC Lab website

Glossing Authentic Language Texts (GALT Project)


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The original GALT project is available for download here.
Galt Application
Galt Manual

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