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2024 Russian Online Language Pedagogy (OLP) Summer Workshop

Russian Online Language Pedagogy (OLP)  Summer Workshop August 5, 7, & 9, 2024 Online This NFLRC professional learning opportunity, designed specifically for online Russian language teachers, will focus on three key areas of teaching Russian online: 1. Adapting materials and resources (Monday, August 5) 2. Teaching writing and reading in Russian (Wednesday, August 7) 3. Learner interaction (Friday, August 9) Live panel discussions in Zoom: 9:00-10:45 am Hawai‘i | 12:00-1:45 pm Pacific | 1:00-2:45 pm Mountain | 2:00-3:45 pm Central | 3:00-4:45 pm Eastern These interactive live sessions will be followed by related asynchronous tasks (e.g., sharing of resources, posts related to ...
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Beyond the Margins: Enhancing Student Engagement With Perusall and Social Annotating in the Classroom (IALLT webinar)

webinar by John Gibbons
This workshop examines the use of Perusall, a collaborative platform that transforms solitary reading assignments into engaging collective activities. This workshop is tailored for educators looking to enhance their students’ academic reading and writing skills by incorporating social annotating practices that foster critical thinking and in-depth analysis. Discover practical strategies to integrate Perusall into your curriculum, engage your classroom, and stimulate scholarly discussions that extend beyond the margins.

Creating podcasts for active and authentic learning

demo by Naiyi Xie Fincham & Michaela Nuesser
Podcasts, a unique media model that has enabled a fresh generation of content producers, offer exciting opportunities for active and authentic learning in languages, cultures, and various specific domains. In this session, Naiyi will share the principles and processes involved in designing and creating podcasts as class projects. We will introduce the resources and facilities available at the CLT for podcast production, and highlight a successful podcast project implemented in one of  the Department of Second Language Studies (SLS) courses, produced right here at the CLT. Join us to discover how podcasts can provide students with rich language and cultural ...

Student-Led Language Exploration and Other Possibilities for Learning Beyond the Curriculum (IALLT webinar)

webinar by Carol Goss
As course offerings shrink with programs under threat, how can language centers facilitate language practice and continue meeting student needs and interests? Learn how one small center has embraced informal language groups, led by student volunteers and driven entirely by student interests. We’ll examine how these interest groups work and highlight the value of students leading students in language exploration. Beyond this particular model, we’ll exchange views on other relevant, and perhaps strategic, approaches to co-curricular learning that centers might pursue, such as intercultural assessment and learning.

Leveraging AI tools for PBLL

demo by Rachel Mamiya Hernandez
Have you ever wanted to try project-based language learning (PBLL), but felt that it is too overwhelming or time consuming? Then, this D&D is for you! In this session, we will use the High Quality PBL framework as a guide and delve into AI powered tools that can support project design, planning, and implementation.

AI Enhanced Research Tools

demo by Julio Rodriguez & Richard Medina
Are you starting a new research project or wondering how you can enhance your existing research? In this session, you will learn about recent AI assisted technologies that are useful at different phases of a research project. We will provide demonstrations and example use cases for research/topic discovery, building citation networks and literature reviews, search and retrieval by topic and methodology, article summarization, finding interdisciplinary connections, and effective use of visualizations.

Python Series Special Topic: Scripting Generative AI with Python

workshop by Richard Medina
Large Language Models (LLMs) provide an enormous resource of language material that can be accessed (or “prompted”) in a variety of ways. In this workshop Richard will demonstrate techniques for using Python scripts to interact with LLMs to retrieve many types of language content. Techniques to be covered include constructing and submitting prompts through a Python script and handling responses from the language model. Examples of using Python to generate example language material will be presented in detail. Familiarity with writing Python scripts would be useful but not necessary to benefit from the workshop. Some familiarity with using Large Language Models ...

Python Series Special Topic: Multilingual Natural Language Processing with spaCy

workshop by Richard Medina
Familiarity with writing Python scripts would be useful but not necessary to benefit from the workshop. This workshop demonstrates the use of the spaCy (, a multilingual Python library for carrying out common natural language processing tasks. The session consists of a walkthrough of using spaCy for two or three illustrative NLP use cases. The objective is to provide a basic introduction to the library and how it can be used for many different tasks. This session is a special topic in the Programming Essentials for Studies in Human Language & Technology series.

Cultivating Inclusivity in Language Teaching and CALL: A Deep Dive into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

webinar by Klimanova, Liudmila
In the realm of language teaching, the intersection of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) assumes a pivotal role in shaping effective pedagogical approaches and cultivating an inclusive, equitable learning environment. This presentation aims to establish the profound relevance of DEI principles in the context of second language learning and teaching, highlighting the symbiotic relationship between cultural diversity, social class, varying experiences, and linguistic proficiency. Drawing on the principles of Culturally Sustainable Pedagogies, we will provide recommendations and practical tips for ensuring DEI support in your second language class. The latter part of the talk will specifically delve into DEI issues ...

Google Sites- Building a Professional Website Series (2-sessions)

workshop by Julio Rodriguez
This 2-session hands-on workshop will help participants design and build a basic professional website using Google Sites and Canva. Participants will become familiar with the basic features of Google Sites, including layout and media integration tools. The second session will focus on producing and optimizing digital resources (pictures, video, etc.) to integrate into the website using Canva. All sessions will be in-person: Moore Hall 257, UH Mānoa Sessions will NOT be recorded as these are hands-on workshops. Participants must bring their own laptop to follow along. Session 1: Google Site Tools and design principles Jan. 18, 2024 (Thurs), 2:00pm – 3:00pm HST ...

iSpraak: A Platform for Second Language Pronunciation Instruction, Assessment, and Research

webinar by Dan Nickolai
This presentation will showcase the latest feature developments to the iSpraak platform. This free online tool incorporates multilingual Automatic Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech technologies to both model and assess pronunciation in 36 different languages. Now generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, iSpraak has significantly expanded on its previous feature set and has adopted new tools for learners, teachers, and researchers.
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