Full course description
- Teachers will learn about new approaches to and issues in world language teaching through participating in multiple workshops and listening to speakers at the Iowa World Language Association conference.
- Teachers will develop and strengthen relationships with knowledgeable colleagues through collaborative sessions and conversation groups.
- Teachers will synthesize information from a workshops, speakers, and conversations to adapt to changes in their own practice in the classroom.
- Teachers will develop as reflective practitioners through connecting what they have learned at the conference with their own experiences.
- Participants must attend fifteen hours or more of the Iowa World Language Association conference (it will be in session between 8:00-7:30 on Friday, October 4, and 8-5:00 on Saturday, October 5 – a schedule is available here). Participants will be expected to attend a session during every session period during their attendance time, as well as all other large-group events such as the lunch and keynote speeches.
- If a participant is a presenter at the IWLA conference, they can skip one other session for preparation time.
- Participants will be expected to check in at the beginning and end of every time that they attend (Friday and Saturday) at the University of Iowa table in the exhibits area. There will be a sign-in sheet that they will be required to initial.
** Attention: If you wish to use this course for licensure renewal credit, make sure to always check with your school district for approval prior to registering for the course.
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