University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Teacher)
Heritage Language Teacher Workshop
Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu
- June 1, 2018 – June 24, 2018: Online preparatory session (Online)
- June 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018: UCLA workshop (Face-to-face)
- 314 Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA
The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop (three weeks: online material; one week: face-to-face collaboration) on strategies for creating a macro-based PBL curriculum for heritage language learners (HLLs). We will accept 24 participants who will spend 40 instructional hours over a week at UCLA, preceded by 30-50 hours of online work, including time spent working on assignments, and also time as needed during and after the workshop for online consultation with mentors and instructors. Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of project-based learning by designing a Standards- based unit that is appropriate for HLLs with differing proficiency levels and needs. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussions, and exercises on HLL characteristics, differentiated instruction, Standards-based instruction, project-based instruction, and backward design. Four former workshop participants who have implemented innovative projects and materials suitable to HLLs into their programs will be invited to return as mentors.