Strategies for Creating a Classroom Community of Practice

Kate Paesani
Director, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
University of Minnesota

3:30 pm CDT, Thursday, April 14, 2022


This Collaboratory session will focus on engaging students through the creation of a classroom community of practice (COP). Three strategies for building a COP, inspired by inclusive teaching practices, will be shared and discussed among attendees.

About the discussant:

Dr. Kate Paesani is Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. She is also affiliate faculty in French and provides research and curriculum consultation for the CLA Language Center. She regularly teaches the methods seminar for new graduate students in French, German, and Spanish, as well as undergraduate courses in French linguistics and culture. She also conducts research on multiliteracies curriculum and instruction and teacher cognition and professional development.

Delivery format: Zoom meeting

Contact: Jana Martin, Associate Director, Language Institute.

Accommodations: 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