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“Building LIFE LANGUAGE SKILLS into your Curriculum”
Facilitator: Linda Egnatz
Monday, February 16, 2015
Sansbury Campus Life Center Ball Room
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The REFLECTIONS World Language Teachers’ Workshop is for teachers of all levels, from the elementary to the university level. Recent research, published studies, the 2012 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines and the South Carolina Standard for World Language
Proficiency (June 2013) have all addressed the topic of demonstrating proficiency in a world language. This information led workshop coordinators to choose a focus that is twofold: Designing a curriculum to build life language skills and to kindle communication for all language learners.
The facilitator of this year’s workshop is Linda Egnatz, the 2014 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year. Egnatz teaches Spanish at Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort, Illinois and serves as the 2013 - 2014 president of the Illinois Council on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL). Among Egnatz’s many honors are the 2013 Golden Apple Fellow (Chicago, WTTW-111), 2013 Central States Conference Foreign Language Teacher of the Year, and the 2012 Illinois Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.
Registration Fee (includes continental breakfast and lunch):
refunds will be given after Friday, January 16, 2015.
Please return your
completed registration form with a check or money order made payable to USC Upstate REFLECTIONS 2015.
Department of Languages, Literature and
CompositionHumanities and Performing Arts Center, Room 222800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303
For further information, contact Dr. June Carter, professor of Spanish at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 503-5881.
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"How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?"
Dr. Christy Price
Monday, September 23
CLC Quiet Room
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A primary concern of instructors is that the students of today don’t seem to be taking responsibility for their own learning. All too often students attribute their ability to achieve learning outcomes as solely dependent upon the instructors and their methods. Drawing from the research in both cognitive and educational psychology, Dr. Price will help participants apply what is known about encouraging students to take charge of their own learning therefore becoming more effective and responsible learners.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
Specific practices that promote student responsibility such as the use of the flipped classroom, the use of feedback and assessment and collaborative learning will be presented.
About Dr. Price:A professor of psychology and the founding Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Dalton State College, Dr. Christy Price has been teaching at the collegiate level for 20 years. She is a nationally recognized authority on innovative teaching techniques
to engage modern learners, and regularly presents as a keynote speaker at faculty development workshops.
Dr. Price has received numerous awards for her use of innovative teaching strategies including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as the Outstanding U.S. Professor for 2012 in the Baccalaureate Colleges category and the 2010 U.S.
Professor Award for the state of Georgia. Dr. Price’s most recent research focuses on engaging millennial learners and preventing incivility in the classroom.
"Best Practices To Enhance Teaching and Learning"
Dr. Celena Kusch, Angela Starrett & Dr. Jonathan Storm
Wednesday, September 10
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
*Best Practices for October and November are to be announced.
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"How Learning Works: 7 Research-based Principles for Smart
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