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Upcoming Fall 2021 Sessions

Thursday, November 18: Elements of Engaging CurriculumShannon Donnally Quinn and Carol Wilson-Duffy, Michigan State University

Week of November 29: Topic and discussant TBD

Week of December 6: Topic and discussant TBD

Past Sessions

Monday, September 27: Defining Student Engagement: Overview of Current Research and Its Connection to Practice. Jana Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Monday, October 4: Playful Designs: Multiliteracies and Literariness in the Language-Culture Classroom. Chantelle Warner, University of Arizona

Monday, October 11: Social annotation while socially distanced: Using in the (virtual) language classroom. Daniel Haataja and Stephanie Anderson, University of Minnesota

Monday, October 18: Digital Spaces and Games in the Context of Language Teaching and Learning. Julie Sykes, University of Oregon

Week of October 25: Translate-a-thon: (Co-)curricular community translation and student engagement. Julie Evershed and Philomena Meechan, University of Michigan

Monday, November 1: Engaging World Language Students with Authentic Texts & Tasks. Noah McLaughlin, Kennesaw State University

Monday, November 8: Game Show Assessments: Engaging Students in CompetitionAnne Violin-Wigent, Michigan State University

2020 - 2021 series

Thursday, April 22: Building of Online Chinese Learning Community. Xuefei Hao, Michigan State University

Thursday, April 15: Balancing independent and peer/group work in language class. Takako Nakakubo, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Thursday, April 1: Trauma-Sensitive Teaching Practices: A Compassionate Framework for Language Educators. Elizabeth Ablan, Michigan State University

Tuesday, March 16: Academic Integrity: promoting trust, reflection, and accountability in the remote setting. Stephanie Goetz and Susanna Coll Ramirez, University of Michigan

Thursday, March 15: Language TA fatigue and burnout. Jeanne Schueller, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Monday, March 8: Connections Beyond the Classroom: Meaningful Projects for Remote Language Courses. Katrien Vanpee, University of Minnesota

Thursday, March 4: Creating Meaningful Communication Inside & Outside the Classroom. Yasmine Ramadan, University of Iowa

Monday, February 22: Recent Developments in Collaborative Online International Learning, and How They Can Benefit Language Learning Classes. Dan Nolan, University of Minnesota Duluth

Monday, February 15: Work/life balance in language teaching. Kristine Muñoz, University of Iowa

Thursday, February 11: Balancing academic rigor with flexibility in language courses. Sabine Gabaron, University of Michigan

Thursday, February 4: Strategies to prevent teaching burnout. Dan Soneson and Adolfo Carrillo Cabello, University of Minnesota

Monday, December 7: How Facilitating Learner Autonomy Can Foster Inclusivity. Pamela Bogart, University of Michigan

Thursday, December 3: Agency-Based Language Learning. Felix Kronenberg, Michigan State University

Thursday, November 19: Exploring guided and independent learning practices to promote learner autonomy and self-regulation. Brian Barnett, Emily Groepper, Katrien Vanpee, University of Minnesota

Thursday, November 12: The Hands-Off Approach to Student Presentations: Gallery Walks in Intermediate Language Classes. Janaya Lasker-Ferretti, University of Michigan

Thursday, November 5: Willkommen, Bienvenido, Bienvenue, You Are Welcome Here. How Do Foreign Language Teachers Make Sense of LGBTQ Identities and Queer-Inclusive Practices in Their Classrooms. William Coghill-Behrends, University of Iowa

Monday, October 26: Asked and Answered?: Rethinking Class Questions…and Other Examples of Asynchronous Instructional Design as Social Justice in a (Post-) Covid World. Jennifer Gipson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, October 22: Technological Phonocentrism: Teaching Strategies for Signed Languages. Rebecca Clark and Jannelle Legg, University of Iowa

Thursday, October 15: Accommodating Diverse Student Needs in the Online and Remote Teaching Environment. Mandy Menke, University of Minnesota

Monday, October 5: You’re a Teacher, Not a Cop”: Prioritizing Access in Course Structure. Cecil Leigh Wilson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, October 1: Is My Language Course Ableist? Identifying Tension Between Language Learning Course Design and Fairness for Disabled Learners. Caitlin Cornell, Michigan State University