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The Foreign Language Program of the University of South Carolina Upstate will sponsor its annual Reflections Foreign Language Teachers’ Workshop titled  “World Languages and Common Core:  Partners in 21st Century Literacy Goals” from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in the CLC Ballroom at USC Upstate.

Register here by Dec. 16.

Participants in the upcoming workshop will examine world languages instructional units in order to identify how these units can reinforce and strengthen the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

The facilitator of the 2014 Workshop is Dr. Donna Clementi, a world languages methods instructor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and national consultant specializing in best practices in world language curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Here’s the schedule for the day of the workshop:

Workshop Outline

8:00 – 8:30 am                   Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am                   Welcome & State of the State Address

9:00 – 11:45 am                 “World Languages and Common Core:  Partners in 21st Century Literacy Goals”

  1. What is required for 21st Century Literacy

Brainstorming Activity:  Defining 21st Century Literacy

  1.  Alignment of National Standards for Language Learning and the Common Core State Standards for ELA

Alignment Activity:  Common Core and The 5 Cs

  1. Interpretive Mode of Communication and Common Core:  Importance of Interaction with Multiple Print, Aural, Visual Media

Noon – 1:00 PM                Lunch

1:00 –  2:00 PM                   IV.          Presentational Mode of Communication and Common Core:  Clarity of

Ideas, Evidence-based Arguments, Building Vocabulary

2:00 – 2:45 PM                   V.            Interpersonal Mode of Communication and Common Core:  Valuing

Collaboration

2:45 – 3:15 PM                   VI.          Working Together toward Overarching Goals of Increased Complexity,

Increased Proficiency, Increased Independence

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