Elements of Engaging Curriculum


Assistant Professor of Russian and Technology Specialist
Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures and the English Language Center                         Michigan State University


Faculty, External Programs
Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures and the English Language Center
Michigan State University

3:30 pm CDT, Thursday, November 18

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In this presentation, Carol Wilson-Duffy and Shannon Quinn will present the checklist that they have used to help evaluate curriculum in their course “Creating Engaging Materials,” a course which is focused on helping experienced instructors improve their course materials from the point of view of engagement. Participants will be invited to contribute ideas about what makes the language curriculum engaging.

About the discussants:

Shannon Donnally Quinn is an Assistant Professor of Russian and Technology Specialist. She received her Ph.D at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her ongoing teaching and research interests include instructional technology in language teaching, blended learning, and curricular design, and she completed a second Master’s degree in instructional design in 2015. She serves in the capacity of webinar coordinator of the International Association for Language Learning Technology and as the Editor-in-Chief of the The FLTMAG.

Carol Wilson-Duffy has a B.A. in Linguistics and an M.A. in TESOL from Michigan State University. Besides teaching ESL, Carol has worked developing the ELC’s external special programs for 10 years. Carol has more than 20 years of educational technology training experience in the U.S. and Korea, including ESL CALL teaching methods by distance to remote areas in Micronesia. She was the web designer/editor for the journal, Language Learning & Technology, Past President of Michigan’s Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages organization (MITESOL), and has served on TESOL’s Technology Advisory Board. 

Delivery format: Zoom meeting

Contact: Jana Martin, Associate Director, Language Institute. Email Jana for access to a recording of the session.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Adolfo Carrillo Cabello at least three business days prior to the event.

Sponsors: University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Language Media Center; University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Language Resource Center; University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Language Center; Michigan State University, Center for Language Teaching Advancement; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Language Institute