The Language Collaboratory’s fall sessions foregrounded challenges and opportunities for engaging language learners at multiple levels: with content, with the instructor, with peers, and with the community. Discussants shared a wide range of instructional strategies that have been effective in engaging students. We learned about engagement at the curriculum level, in the classroom, and in digital environments. We discovered the specific ways in which these strategies impact teaching and learning, and foster greater, more meaningful engagement.
All sessions were scheduled for 30 minutes, 3:30-4:00 pm central, 4:30-5:00 pm eastern. Each session required a separate registration.
Fall 2021 sessions:
- Monday, December 6: Exploring Remaining Questions, Networking, Crowdsourcing Solutions
- Thursday, November 18: Elements of Engaging Curriculum, Shannon Donnally Quinn and Carol Wilson-Duffy, Michigan State University; Session recording coming soon.
- Monday, November 8: Game Show Assessments: Engaging Students in Competition, Anne Violin-Wigent, Michigan State University; Session recording HERE
- Monday, November 1: Engaging World Language Students with Authentic Texts & Tasks. Noah McLaughlin, Kennesaw State University; Session recording HERE
- Thursday, October 28: Translate-A-Thon: (Co-)Curricular Community Translation and Student Engagement, Julie Evershed and Philomena Meechan, University of Michigan; Session recording HERE
- Monday, October 18: Digital Spaces and Games in the Context of Language Teaching and Learning. Julie Sykes, University of Oregon; Session recording HERE
- Monday, October 11: Social Annotation While Socially Distanced: Using Hypothes.is in the (Virtual) Language Classroom. Stephanie Anderson and Daniel Haataja (Adolfo Carillo Cabello), University of Minnesota; Session recording HERE
- Monday, October 4: Playful Designs: Multiliteracies and Literariness in the Language-Culture Classroom. Chantelle Warner, University of Arizona; Session recording HERE
- Monday, September 27: Defining Student Engagement: Overview of Current Research and Its Connection to Practice. Jana Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Session recording HERE
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