The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is pleased to announce its 2017 Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) events…
1) Online Symposium
The Power of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)
January 11 – 12, 2017 – FREE
In the world language classroom, PBLL offers a framework for designing powerful, culturally contextualized language learning experiences that support learners in using their language to address “real world” needs/purposes that are personally meaningful to them.
The Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Symposium will bring together language educators, policymakers, researchers, and innovators for conversations regarding the potential of PBLL to enhance and transform language education. This unique, FREE online event will provide attendees with a broad overview of PBLL, engaging interactions with world language teachers who have implemented PBLL in their classrooms, and the chance to network with professionals who are passionate about this topic. The symposium format makes it easy to integrate into busy schedules. Four interactive sessions are distributed across two days (i.e., two sessions per day).
Register today: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/95/
2) Online Institute
Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)
Starts January 22, 2017 – Registration: $25
Embark on a journey of discovery in which you will learn more about the elements of high quality, rigorous Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL). During this year’s online institute, you’ll explore PBLL’s connections with experiential learning, career pathways, 21st Century Skills, performance-based assessment, and your own instructional context. You will also connect with colleagues who have a common interest in quality PBLL implementation as experts in the field guide you through the creation of a project blueprint.
Complete Option 1 as part of a facilitated cohort or Option 2 via self-paced study. Registration for this online institute is $25. Successfully complete all assigned tasks to earn an NFLRC Digital Badge, which qualifies you to apply for the NFLRC PBLL Intensive Summer Institute, Pathways to PBLL, offered in Honolulu in 2017. Stipends available for qualifying applicants.
For more information or registration: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/96/
3) Intensive Summer Institute
Pathways to Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)
August 2 – 9, 2017
Facilitators: Cherice Montgomery & Cindy Kendall
Join us in exploring the use of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) as a framework for crafting compelling environments and experiences for language learners. During the NFLRC 2017 Intensive Summer Institute held in Hawai‘i, inservice K–16 world language educators will learn how to orchestrate rich, experiential language learning opportunities that draw on a diverse array of disciplines and career pathways. After participating in an abbreviated, face-to-face, PBLL experience, each participant will design a well-scaffolded project for use in their own language classes. Join a team of experts with background in PBLL, language pedagogy, career and technical education, and assessment in redefining what it means to teach, transforming what it is possible for students to learn, and discovering how to craft more compelling lives for ourselves in the process!
Please note: This is not a beginner’s workshop. Applicants must first earn a digital badge from the Fundamentals of PBLL Online Institute as a prerequisite. Seats are limited and applications are competitive. Community college instructors interested in creating interdisciplinary connections will receive special consideration.
For more information: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/97/