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REFLECTIONS: 
Foreign Language Teachers’ Workshop 2014

“World Languages and Common Core:  Partners in 21st Century Literacy Goals”
Monday, February 17, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sansbury Campus Life Center, Ballroom
University of South Carolina Upstate

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The Foreign Language Program of the University of South Carolina Upstate invites you to REFLECTIONS 2014 – “World Languages and Common Core:  Partners in 21st Century Literacy Goals”– Monday, February 17, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The National Standards for Learning Languages reinforce and strengthen the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy, creating a natural partnership in building the skills and understandings needed for success in college, career, and the world in the 21st Century.   Guided by the document released by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) showing the alignment between the National Standards for Language Learning and the Common Core for English Language Arts, participants will examine world languages instructional units in order to identify how these units can reinforce and strengthen the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

Workshop Outline 

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.Welcome & State of the State Address
9:00 – 11:45 a.m.“World Languages and Common Core:  Partners in 21st Century Literacy Goals”

  1. What is required for 21st Century Literacy
    Brainstorming Activity:  Defining 21st Century Literacy

  2. Alignment of National Standards for Language Learning and the Common Core State Standards for ELA
    Alignment Activity:  Common Core and The 5 Cs

  3. Interpretive Mode of Communication and Common Core:  Importance of Interaction with Multiple Print, Aural, Visual Media
 
Noon – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
4.  Presentational Mode of Communication and Common Core:  Clarity of Ideas, Evidence-based Arguments, Building Vocabulary
 
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. 
5.  Interpersonal Mode of Communication and Common Core:  Valuing collaboration
 
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
6. Working Together toward Overarching Goals of Increased Complexity, Increased Proficiency, Increased Independence
 

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Dr. Peter Caster
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