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Developing Assessments for the Secondary Dual Language and Immersion Classroom

  • November 16, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • University International Center, Room 101 331 17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN (UMN East Bank Campus)

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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