Below is a list of webinars, presentations, and conferences available online. Links are provided for more information and registration. While this is primarily for language faculty, there may occasionally be some topics geared for a larger audience including students. Recordings will be posted here if made available. If there is anything you would like me to add, please let me know!

*registration fee, S# (of the same # = series and does not mean you have to attend all in the series).

Upcoming (More coming in January!)

*ACTFL Winter Learning Series 2021

Please click here to view the information for the ACTFL Winter Learning Series. Registration ends January 15th, 20201

TTLOLive! at CARLA (University of Minnesota) Workshop Series

Please click here for a series of workshops through January and February with the University of Minnesota. All workshops currently have waiting lists, but they are still taking registrants. There are some interesting workshops there including one on UDL principles, and assessment and feedback in the virtual classroom.

Past (Completed)

*If presentation slides and/or recordings are available, they will be found linked to their past webinars below.

Re-Envisioning Writing Instruction Using a Design Approach (December 5th, 2020, at 12:00pm – 1:30pm CST) (S3)

LACOL Fall 2020 Brown Bag Series (Each Friday at 11:00 CST through Dec. 4th).

THIS FALL, YOU ARE INVITED to join a series of weekly brown bags led by student partners on Trauma-informed, Anti-racist Teaching and Learning in Hybrid and Remote Contexts. These multi-campus discussions expand on the high-impact Summer 2020 Student-led Dialogues as semi-structured, open conversations with LACOL colleagues in a small group format. 

Takes place each Friday at noon (EST, 11:00am CST) for 1 hour. Please click on this link for more information and registration.

Integrating intercultural perspective into all levels of language courses (November 18th, 2020, at 3:00pm CST) (S2)

Tatjana Babic Williams and Annalisa Mosca (Purdue University)

Join Zoom: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/92666217854?pwd=MlI3bnNzc0xmRVJGMXpHeEo2MDFndz09

Meeting ID: 926 6621 7854    Passcode: 329049

In this webinar, the participants will learn the basics of how to implement a systematic ICC perspective at all levels of language instruction by using the principles of backward design to select the level-specific learning outcomes, forms of assessment, and experiential activities. We will engage the audience in an ICC activity (or IC Lab) targeting openness, used at the novice level. We will also provide concrete examples for integration of ICC activities into intermediate and advanced language curricula. The participants will be introduced to the HubICL, a science gateway for interculturalists, where they can find and share resources.

Incorporating intercultural training into elementary language courses (November 4th, 2020, at 3:00pm CST) (S2)

Janice M. Aski and April D. Weintritt (Ohio State University)

Join Zoom: https://osu.zoom.us/j/96270670918?pwd=TmRYVEJ2eXUwU0VmMFkyZ0Fmc1JtZz09

Meeting ID: 962 7067 0918    Password: 812576

In this webinar, participants will learn one method for building activities in order to develop intercultural competence. In addition, we will give concrete examples of activities that have proved successful in the elementary language classroom. We will also discuss techniques for responding to students’ comments and reactions to this new type of work. It is sometimes the case that learners, when confronted with activities related to perspective taking, stereotyping, and cultural decentering, make comments that reveal a monocultural point of view and challenge the ICC message. We will give tips for preparing for such responses and developing the resources to deal with them effectively.

Some Considerations for Social Justice Teaching in a World Language Setting: From Self to Students to World (October 17th, 2020, at 12:00pm to 1:30pm CST) (S1)

New messaging and a new spokesperson for world languages and their place in higher education. (October 15th, 2020, at 3:00pm CST) (S2)

Janice M. Aski & April D. Weintritt (Ohio State University)

Join Zoom: https://osu.zoom.us/j/91341218213?pwd=SHFLWU9WSDNzWUdrT2dRZi9SaHlkdz09

Meeting ID: 913 4121 8213        Password: 068252

As enrollments fall and world language departments around the country are forced to close, it is essential that we re-examine the messages that we give students, parents and administrators regarding the importance of learning a world language. In this webinar, we will explore why insisting that ‘speaking a world language will get you a job’ is inadequate and why stating that ‘those who learn languages participate more effectively and responsibly in our interconnected world’ is inappropriate if the pedagogy to achieve those goals is not incorporated into language programs. We introduce new messaging regarding the value and significance of world language learning based on the incorporation of intercultural learning in the language classroom. We also present a prominent spokesperson for world languages and an invaluable video series that guides students through the relationship between language learning and intercultural competence. Finally, participants will receive links to a training module for instructors on ICC and how it can be incorporated into the language classroom.

Teaching Idea Roundtable at UofM (October 15th, 2020, starting at 12:00pm CST)

Transformative Learning in a Social Justice Oriented Language Classroom (October 3rd, 2020, at 12:00pm – 1:30pm CST) (S1)

Presentation slides are available with recording of the webinar coming soon. Click on the Webinar to download the slides.

Language Learning in a post COVID world (September 23, 2020, at 8:15am CST)

Cultural and Linguistic Competence through Social Justice (September 12th, 2020, at 12:00pm to 1:30pm CST) (S1)

Presentation slides and webinar recording are available. Click on the Webinar to download the slides and recording.