Conferences


The WHY:

 An Online Encounter

2020 FLAND Summer Collaboration

June 14th - August 4th, 2020

Online


Welcome to FLAND’s 2020 Summer Collaboration “The WHY: An Online Encounter.”

We are so glad to have you join us for this unique encounter. As we dive into the study of Bill VanPatten’s thought-provoking, yet accessible book, While We’re On The Topic, we know that you will be challenged to think about your teaching in a more critical way and what better way to do that than to do it with friends with whom you can talk through the substantive work.


During this Summer Collaboration, we will take the opportunity to focus on the WHY:

Why do we make the choices that we do in our teaching strategies? We would like to challenge all participants to unite in reflection this year and to consider their own WHY. While reading the book, answering questions and, responding to other participants’ responses, we will consider the best practices of Second Language Acquisition and how they are best appropriated in our classrooms. Additionally, we will discuss the important connection between our practices and their alignment with ACTFL. 


Thank you for your patience with us as we have navigated something new for this summer. We appreciate that so much. Hopefully, you have ordered and received your copy of the book and that you are ready to DIVE IN! We apologize that we did not have the whole summer experience ALL planned out months in advance as we normally do, but planning for a lot of unknowns weighed heavily on us all, and we wanted to do the best we could under the circumstances to provide you with an event that would be time well-spent. Without further ado, join us for the FLAND 2020 Summer Collaboration.


Please click through the following presentation or click the link to go to the presentation for all of the Collaboration information:


https://bit.ly/FLAND2020SummerCollaborationINFO

FLAND 2020 FAQS



Why Videos



A Few Notes:


*Feel free to begin reading the Prologue and doing the week’s assignment, even if your registrations through FLAND and NDUS are not complete. You will have until July 1st to complete the registration process.


*Registration for the FLAND part of our Collaboration will be done online. You will have the option to mail in your payment or use PayPal.


Registration and 20-21 Dues for FLAND Members: $30

Registration for Non-FLAND Members: $35

Registration and 20-21 Dues for Student Members: $20

Registration for Retired (gratis) Members: $10


If mailing, make your check payable to FLAND and send to

    Kristine Middleton

    707 25th Ave S

    Grand Forks, ND 58201


*Registration for the credit will be done through NDSU, MSU, or UND. The URL for the credit through NDUS will close on July 10th, after which, the credit will no longer be available.


*In order to access Flipgrid, you will need  a Google or Microsoft account.



Suggested Dates for Completion of Work:


Sunday, June 14th-June 20th, 2020

Welcome

Flipgrid Tutorial

Prologue and Wait! Before You Begin Reading

“While We’re on the Topic” by Bill VanPatten

Flipgrid Response: Introduction


Sunday, June 21st-June 27th, 2020

CLT 1 Teaching Communicatively Implies a Definition of Communication

Flipgrid response to one question and two comments on other participants’ responses


Sunday, June 28th-July 4th, 2020

CLT 2 Language is Too Abstract and Complex to Teach and Learn Explicitly

Flipgrid response to one question and two comments on other participants’ responses


Sunday, July 5th-July 11th, 2020

CLT 3 Language Acquisition is Constrained by Internal and External Factors

Flipgrid response to one question and two comments on other participants’ responses


Sunday, July 12th-July 18th, 2020

CLT 4 Instructor and Materials Should Provide Appropriate Level Input (and Interaction)

Flipgrid response to one question and two comments on other participants’ responses


Sunday, July 19th-July 25th, 2020

CLT 5 Tasks Should Form the Backbone of Communicative Curriculum

Flipgrid response to one question and two comments on other participants’ responses


Sunday, July 26th-August 1st, 2020

CLT 6 Any Focus on Form Should be Input-Oriented and Meaning-Based

Flipgrid response to one question and two comments on other participants’ responses


Sunday, August 2nd-Tuesday,  August 4th, 2020

Wait! Before You Read The Epilogue and Epilogue

Flipgrid: compose questions for author, Bill VanPatten, to be shared with him during our Zoom with him.



Monday, July 27th, 2020

WHY Videos by Internationally-known Presenters shared asynchronously.

Members watch at their own pace.


WHY Video Presenters:

Mira Canion

AnneMarie Chase

Elizabeth Dentlinger

Erica Peplinski

Justin Slocum Bailey

Annabelle Williamson


Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

One-hour Zoom, required for those seeking credit.  

One-hour Zoom, (optional) to discuss the WHY videos


Saturday, August 15th, 2020

All work must be completed by this date