ReLANpro 21st Century Cloud Learning Scholarship

PURPOSE:To provide cloud language learning capabilities to schools that are in need financially, but want to provide 21st Century Learning to their students and teachers; in particular, language learning.  ASC-ReLANpro wants to partner with schools in helping students achieve language acquisition.

VISION:

Teachers, we commend you for all you give to your students.  We believe all students should have the chance to learn to communicate with the best resources available, for they are our future.

IMPLEMENTATION:

ASC-ReLANpro is offering a 3 year scholarship to have 21st Century Cloud Language Learning in your school*.

Teachers, tell us the following in 500 words or less: 

1. Why do you want a 21st Century online language lab?

2. Who would it serve?

3. How would you use it?

4. What appeals to you about the ReLANpro Cloud Learning system?

5. Which system would you prefer; ReLANpro Mobile or ReLANpro.NET?  Why?

DEADLINE:

Submissions must be made on or before April 15, 2013

SEND TO:

languagelabs@ascd.us

DECISION:

The winner will be notified on or before May 15, 2013.

*Online language learning for up to 1,000 students.

Until next time for ReLANpro…

Sincerely,Ralf Porankiewicz

CEO-President

Evaluate the conference sessions and workshops you attended!

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Please complete the online Workshop evaluations using the following URL:

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Please complete the online Interest Session evaluations using the following URL:

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Please complete the online Overall Conference evaluation using the following URL:

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Concordia Language Villages Scholarships

Concordia Language Villages is pleased to announce that scholarships are available for our 2013 summer youth (ages 7 – 18) immersion programs.  Some scholarships may include travel stipends.  The Language Villages has been a leader in immersion language and culture education for over 50 years and offers 1, 2 and 4 week residential immersion summer camps in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Swedish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, English, and Portuguese.  More information is available at www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org/scholarships.  The deadline for most scholarships is February 28, 2013.

Early Bird price expired, but it’s not too late to register for the conference!

With so many amazing Workshops and Interest Sessions, this year’s CLTA conference looks to be very  informative.  Check out the workshops and sessions by following these links:

Pre-Conference Workshops

Saturday and Sunday Interest Sessions 

To register online, please go to www.clta.net/conference

We are proud to host our members at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Follow the link and register for your room, now!

Summer Seminar returns to Santa Barbara!

Summer Seminar  Returns to Santa Barbara in  2012

By

Lorraine D’Ambruoso

For one week at the end of July, 2012, 103 teachers of World Languages and Cultures took the time to delve into intense professional development programs. Recently, they returned to their classrooms re-invigorated and renewed, ready to face the challenges of the new school year.

There was a wide range of choices for them while at the seminar. Christine Lanphere and Nicole Naditz led their group’s participants through an intense study of the 21st Century kills Map. Don Doehla led his participants into the fascinating world of Project-Based Instruction. Ivan Bertoux and Thierry Soubrié introduced the French strand participants to French for the 21st Century Learner. Hélène Chan, Margaret Dyer-Peterson, Liz Matchett, and Sally Mearns worked with teams of teacher trainers, which included methods professors, cooperating teachers and supervising teachers who will collaborate to assure quality experiences for teacher candidates.

There was a very special program that took place concurrently, thanks to the generosity of CWLP sites and CLTA members and affiliates. This was the student strand, where, under the guidance of Peter Aguirre, retired teacher of Spanish, counselor, administrator and current Language Methods instructor at UC Santa Barbara and Yo Azama, teacher of Japanese and this year’s ACTFL National Foreign Language Teacher of the Year, led 12 language majors through an in-depth study of World Language Teaching as a possible career. It was truly exciting to see them look at our chosen profession as a possible career choice for them.

The 21st Century Classroom was the theme of the seminar, and each morning, one of our keynote speakers, Tom Welch, Francisca Sanchez and Toni Theisen, approached the theme from different perspectives.

We also offered out participants a variety of evening activities. Sunday night saw them making each others’ acquaintances or renewing old friendships at a wine and cheese reception. On Monday night, we hosted an ice cream social to introduce the students to the participating teachers. This was followed by a showing of a French film, courtesy of the French Consulate. Wednesday evening was devoted to a showing of the provocative film American Teacher and a discussion of the film. At the same time, the French teachers enjoyed a meeting with a French mystery writer from Los Angeles. On Thursday, we held a closing dinner, with awards of certificates and thanks to presenters.

All in all, the summer seminar was more than we hoped. After a hiatus of six years, “Summer Camp for Language Teachers is back!”