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WAFLT Summer Institute 2016

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Journey to a journey: Teaching…one step at a time

 

Deana Zorko

2015 Central States Teacher of the Year

Madison West High School

dzorko@madison.k12.wi.us

 

A learning framework for students...a journey in progress...

My full personal statement on the value of learning language and culture can be read here.

 

Number 1: Create a safe and culturally rich classroom environment where meaningful peer interactions take place in the target language.

Peer Interaction Tools

ClassTools.net

Chrome Google Apps and Extensions

Liberating Structures

Kagan ($)

Simultaneous Roundtable

Socratic Seminar-about poetry in English (easily adaptable to Spanish)

 

Peer Interaction Examples

Art

Art Activities

Daily warm up handout

Classroom video-Art

Thinglink

Self-Expression through Art

(Click arrow to see 2nd slide.)

Art and Literature

Unit Plan-Las medias rojas-Emilia Pardo Bazán

FRQs-Las medias rojas-Emilia Pardo Bazán

 

Social Justice

Interpretive Communication to peer interaction and formative assessments

Students use stickies to post evidence of the themes they found in José Martí's Versos Sencillos. 

Padlet

Websites used to help enhance students' perspective, understanding, and use of comparisons as the lesson continued.

José Martí 

Diego Rivera 

Juan Luis Guerra

 

Number 2: Use effective evaluation/assessment systems to measure students’ growth and development.

Fair vs Equal poster

 

Assessments

Art

Artists Quiz-Interpretive

Conversations-Interpersonal

Culinary Arts

Student Performance-Presentational

Proyecto de Paella from Deana Zorko on Vimeo.

Project

Rubric

This summative performance assessment is the culminating activity of a level 3 thematic unit based on understanding cultural perspectives related to the culinary arts in the Spanish speaking world.

 

Social Justice

Conversation- Artistas-Presentational/Interpersonal

Videos-Artistas

 

Essay

Summative Assessment: Essay Prep and Essay Example-Presentational

 

Myths & Legends 

Presentational communication example of a student created myth.

Proyecto pánico-ejemplo-conejos gigantes.mp3

 

Presentational Communication examples of student created legend. Legends included both a written portion and the reading of their legend in an oral recording. Students brainstormed possible natural occurrences for their topic and no topic could be repeated by multiple students. 

 

Written Student Sample 


 

 

Student Oral Performance

 El volcan.mp3

Unit Plan-Mysteries and Legends

 

Number 3: Strengthen students’ skills of initiative and self-direction to encouraging leadership and personal responsibility in their own learning while supporting them to achieve regardless of learning differences as they hone personal productivity and accountability skills to increase language proficiency and cultural knowledge.

 

Kudos 

Proficiency Goals

Pathway to Proficiency poster

 

 

Global Education Achievement Certificate

 

 

 

Student Trip to Modern Art Museum in Madrid

 

The environment and giving back-Student service 

Costa Rica photos

 

 

WAFLT eVoice-High Tech/Low Tech articles

http://www.waflt.org/category/enewsletter/high_tech_low_tech/

 

Reference Materials

Unit Planning Template 1

Unit Planning Template 2 

MMSD Guiding Principles for Grading

Common Core Quick Reference

West High School High Five

Costa's Levels of Questions 

Bloom's Taxonomy

 

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