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Engage Students and Enhance Your World Language Classroom
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Gisele Vazquez Falls, Teacher and Department Chair of World Languages, Virginia Public Schools
Sponsored by Rosetta Stone
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As a group, students come to us with varied interests and abilities, a myriad of language and cultural backgrounds, and a mixture of learning styles. As individual learners, their language success increasingly depends on access to personalized language learning, and authentic and engaging lessons that will prepare them for their own 21st century global futures. Class time devoted largely to teacher-led instruction limits a student’s ability to practice speaking in their new language. To eventually own a language a student must use it. Combining traditional instruction and EdTech provides a comprehensive approach that develops speaking and listening skills needed by students to build and strengthen their language confidence. Access to technology in a blended learning classroom increases student practice time, offers immediate and effective speech feedback, and gives teachers added opportunities to provide individualized attention to students.
Gisele Vazquez Falls, Spanish Teacher and Dept. Chair of World Languages in the Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School, Virginia Beach, VA, presents on how to better engage your students and enhance your world language classroom. Gisele will share:
• Strategies for incorporating online resources into your daily lesson plans
• Steps to successfully mix traditional and online instruction in your language program to differentiate instruction
• Tips to maximize teacher reach
• Ways to increase student engagement and language production time to build proficiency both during and outside of class
All K-12 language educators are invited to watch this recording webinar.
About the Presenter
Gisele Vazquez Falls is a Spanish Teacher and Dept. Chair of World Languages in the Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School, Virginia Beach, VA. Gisele has over 20 years of teaching experience, and she is a self-directed, enthusiastic educator with a strong commitment to student development and the learning experience. Her skills include designing challenging, enriching and innovative lessons that address the diverse needs of students. Gisele is finishing a master’s in Spanish language and culture at the University of Salamanca.
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Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company’s core belief is that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any age.