K-12 Teacher Professional Development

Two NEW courses for K-12 World Language Teachers. Topics are: Social Justice and Online Toolkit.  Earn 12 professional development hours per course. Register Early. Save $100.  https://tinyurl.com/rutgersK12

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Online Teaching Toolkit

Eager to learn strategies to elevate remote learning of world languages for your classes? Seize this opportunity to look into some of the tools you can learn in our professional development program.

 

  • Session runs from September 1 – September 29, 2021.
  • Cost: $600
  • Register by August 1 to receive $100 off.
  • A professional development certificate is awarded by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey for completion.
  • TO REGISTER and pay with a credit card or by e-check, follow this link: https://go.rutgers.edu/xbcnd3pc
  • Purchase Orders Accepted! To inquire about paying by PO, fill out the form found here: https://go.rutgers.edu/445nyft6 

1) Flipgrid:

Engagement and collaboration are essential to enhance students' performance in the language class. Flipgrid provides a unique opportunity to engage your students in a fun way through interactive and lively video discussions.

2) VoiceThread:

Want to be there even when you can't be physically there? Voice Thread is the tool for you! You can create interactive lectures and stimulate conversation in the target language while establishing your 'presence' in the online class.

3) Language Integration:

To promote language learning we need to foster the concept that language can be an inter-disciplinary subject. Here we will learn how to integrate content teaching with language teaching to better serve our students' needs and expectations.

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SocialJusticeintheLanguageClassroom

Social Justice in the Language Classroom

Creating an environment where all students feel equally heard and accepted is the focus o.f this course. Learn strategies to integrate conversations about equity and inclusion by breaking down barriers of gender and race, while learning a language. Teachers will practice teaching approaches and interactive social justice-related activities. A special segment concentrates on ways students can bring their heritage and prior linguistic knowledge into the language classroom.

  • Session runs from October 1 – October 29, 2021.
  • Cost: $600
  • Register by September 1 to receive $100 off.
  • A professional development certificate is awarded by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey for completion.
  • TO REGISTER and pay with a credit card or by e-check, follow this link: https://go.rutgers.edu/lehnpzy
  • Purchase Orders Accepted! To inquire about paying by PO, fill out the form found here: https://go.rutgers.edu/445nyft6

1) Integrating 'Cultures' with the Culturally Responsive Approach

2) Cooperation And Collaboration: Flipgrid, VoiceThread, PlayPosit

3) From Theory to Practice: Apply All You Have Learned in the Previous Modules

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Your Instructor

Carmela ScalaDr. Carmela Scala
Director of Italian Language Program
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Carmela Bernadetta Scala received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York. Her main field of research is Baroque literature, fairytales, folklore, and dialect literature. She is also interested in contemporary literature and has published a book on contemporary cinema, "New Trends in Italian Cinema: "New" Neorealism." She has also published a book on Basile's Lo cunto de li cunti titled "Fairytales- A world between the Imaginary. Metaphors at Play in Lo cunto de li cunti by Giambattista Basile" and an Italian reader "Un viaggio fantastico nella lingua e nella cultura italiana." Her last article, "Matteo Garrone's The Tale of Tales-Visual Metaphors and Transmedial Storytelling," was published in the book entitled "The Body of Naples: Corporality and Performativity in Baroque Naples" (Lexington Books, 2017). She has published articles on language acquisition in the NEMLA Italian Studies journal. She is the Director of the Italian Language Program at Rutgers University and the study Abroad Program Director. She is the founder and chief editor of the Language Teaching and Technology (LTT). She has won an entrepreneurial grant to develop a Professional Development workshop entirely online for Italian teachers and many other small grants to create innovative online language courses. She received the Rutgers prestigious Ernest E. McMahon Class of 1930 Award for the academic year 2019-2020. She has recently published a book From Design to Teaching: Granting Our Students An Engaging Learning Experience Online (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2021); and an article How to Foster Equality in The Language Classroom, in "Rhetoric and Sociolinguistics in Times of Global Crisis," (IGI Global, 2021.)
Recently she was elected as the AATI Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative.

Contacts

Departmental Chair
Alessandro Vettori
Graduate Director
Andrea Baldi