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Professional Development Opportunity

Developing Assessments for the Secondary Dual Language and Immersion Classroom

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: University International Center, Room 101
331 17th Ave SE, Minneapolis (University of Minnesota East Bank Campus)
Cost: $30 Register Now!

Effective assessments for the secondary dual language and immersion (DLI) classroom need to monitor not only content understanding but also the development of target language proficiency – a challenging task indeed! This interactive three-hour workshop, intended specifically for secondary DLI teachers, will explore how to design and implement assessments that efficiently integrate content and language. After a brief introduction to several frameworks for conceptualizing and assessing language proficiency and the what and why behind performance assessments in DLI, we will together analyze sample assessments and rubrics/scoring guides to understand how they combine content and language evaluation. Participants will also have time to (re)design an assessment and associated rubric for their own classroom. Teams of secondary DLI teachers are encouraged to register together!

After this workshop you will be able to:

  • explain the value of performance assessments for secondary immersion;
  • describe a few frameworks for conceptualizing language proficiency; and
  • create assessments and basic rubrics that integrate content and language.

Cory Mathieu is a PhD candidate in the Second Language Education program at the University of Minnesota. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a high school Spanish teacher, and she has maintained ties to the classroom via her work as a teacher and teacher educator in the M.Ed., teacher licensure, and Dual Language and Immersion certificate programs at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on supporting secondary immersion teachers in developing classroom materials that integrate content and language.

Target Audience: This workshop is designed specifically for secondary immersion teachers.

Cost includes morning coffee and workshop materials.

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This workshop is cosponsored by the the Second Language Education program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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"The organization of the event was great! During the first session workshop I learned a lot. It was very practical and I will use this new application in my future classroom."

 "I loved the amazing new ideas I learned in the immersion improv-integration of language and movement. Thanks for having the first half hour of arrive and have some coffee and food. Thank you so much for the gift card, great idea!"
"Thank you very much for all the thoughtful planning and prep that went into a great event!"

"Very informative, applicable, and inspirational."

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