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Archived Webinars

Topic: Cultural Immersion from Novice to Advanced: Integrating iCulture at All Levels
Date Recorded: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Duration: 22 min 48 sec

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World Language teachers know that students benefit from cultural lessons, but the
reality is that teachers often do not have the time to integrate culture in a meaningful
way at every level. In this webinar, we will address how to alter iCulture tasks for use at
levels 1 & 2 of language programs (Novice-level) as well as how iCulture can be used
in a variety of ways to enhance language and culture skills for upper-level courses and
native speakers.

Topic: The Many Paths to Oral Proficiency: Creating Avenue Tasks
Date Recorded: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Duration: 35 min 15 sec

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Of all language skills, speaking is often cited as one of the more cumbersome to
assess in the classroom. How can teachers overcome the challenge of consistently
and accurately assessing oral proficiency without taking away from valuable
classroom instruction time? The Passport video-based tool, Avenue, can help you
assess more often and with more impact. In this webinar, we will review how to create
unique oral assessment tasks using Avenue in the 3 modes of communication
(interpretive, interpersonal, presentational).

Topic: Practice Makes Perfect: Using Flipgrid to Increase Oral Proficiency
Date Recorded:
 Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Duration: 
22 min 53 sec

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Flipgrid is a video recording tool that displays class responses on an interactive grid. It
is a fun and engaging way to get your students to practice speaking in the target
language and improve fluency. Regularly integrating Flipgrid into your instruction is
an easy way to see and hear positive results quickly. Students like Flipgrid because it is
similar to the social media apps many of them already use on their phones and other
devices. This webinar will offer ideas about creating Flipgrid tasks in the 3 modes of
communication (interpretive, interpersonal and presentational) and using student
responses for in-class review.

Topic: Differentiating Online Instruction: Using Passport Assignments to Reach All Students
Date Recorded:
 Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
Duration: 
31 min 0 sec

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Did you know that assigning in Passport is customizable not only by course level, but
also by groups or individual students? Learn how to take advantage of Passport’s
unique assigning features and how differentiating assignments can help your
students improve at their own pace. In this webinar, we will review differentiation
options for all assignable content and language programs.

Topic: Passport: Assigning, Grading & More
Date Recorded: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Duration: 39 min 17 sec

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Teacher Power: How to Maximize your Teacher Tools in Passport
The Teacher side of Passport allows you to Assign, Grade and do so much more! This session reviews how to assign and grade Passport activities in eBooks, Modules, Flipgrid & Avenue. This session also takes a look at all of the other teacher tools available in Passport by reviewing the unique features on the teacher side of Passport including the Teacher’s Resource page.

Topic: Passport: eBook Functions
Date Recorded: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Duration: 38 min 23 sec

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eBooks: Go Beyond Assigning and Grading Activities: eBooks in Everyday Learning and Instruction
Think eBooks are just for homework? Think again! This session focuses on how teachers and students can use the varying types of eBooks available in Passport to enhance learning with video and audio tools. The session also reviews how to assign and grade eBook activities, as well as the ways teachers and students can benefit from using eBooks for note taking, bookmarking, highlighting and completing both assigned and unassigned work.

Topic: Passport: Flipgrid
Date Recorded: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Duration: 41 min 24 sec

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Thinking Outside of the Grid: Maximize Student Learning Outcomes with Flipgrid
Have you started teaching with Flipgrid? Students enjoy using Flipgrid because they get to make videos in the target language that their classmates can view. This session provides tips and suggestions to help teachers integrate Flipgrid into their classroom teaching, homework assignments and graded assessments. The session begins with how to create, assign and assess Flipgrid assignments and concludes with tips for using Flipgrid with a backward by design learning model.

Topic: Passport: Avenue
Date Recorded: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Duration: 43 min 16 sec

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Creating Unique Avenue Tasks to Assess Proficiency in ACTFL’s 3 Modes of Communication
Did you know you can begin to create an Avenue task and save it even if it is not ready to be assigned to your students? Learn this trick as well as many other tips on how to successfully to create and assign Avenue tasks using the “My Library” features. This session will begin with creating tasks and conclude with an example of an interpretive, interpersonal and presentational Avenue activity that would align to ACTFL’s 3 Modes of Communication.

Topic: Passport: iCulture
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Duration: 34 min 52 sec

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Cultural Proficiency in the 21st World Language Classroom: Create a lesson that connects to but goes beyond textbook
Do your students ever ask for a break from the textbook? Learn how to integrate what’s in your text with iCulture without your students suspecting it! This session covers how to use iCulture and also how iCulture can be used as a cultural immersion tool that reinforces and enhances student understanding of grammar and vocabulary found in the text. From introductory levels to advanced students, see how cultural immersion with iCulture connects with ACTFL’s Products, Practices and Perspectives as well as the Common Core (and Individual) State Standard’s expectations that students compare and contrast cultural information and ideas to enhance their critical thinking skills.

Topic: Passport: Modules
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Duration: 26 min 5 sec

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ACTFL recommends that students have ample opportunities to integrate the skills of language by speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language on a regular basis. The reality of many language classrooms is that teachers do not have time to evaluate students in this way. The Create: Modules section of Passport has a solution to this issue: two IPA (Integrated Performance Assessment) projects that align with the curriculum for midterm and end of school year for each textbook. This Modules session will review and explain how to assign and grade Modules with a focus on learning language and culture together to support all types of learners, especially those who struggle when graded on accuracy alone. Take your World Language instruction to the next level by showing students how they can integrate all of the skills of language at once. Give your students an opportunity to create with our project-based learning assignments and empower them with a portfolio of their performance!