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W-06 Featured Workshop Activating Communication: Designing Learning and Creating Meaningful Assessments
Toni Theisen, Loveland High School, 2013 ACTFL President, 2009 ACTFL Teacher of the Year (See Toni's bio.)
Our 21st century learners need a multi-sensory learning environment designed around authentic learning experiences that encourage collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. How can teachers use focusing lenses to guide thinking when creating relevant instruction that is more meaningful and engaging? How can focusing lenses be used to shape the instruction of a thematic unit? How can rigor and relevance encourage learners to critically think of solutions to real-world global issues in innovative ways? And finally how can we assess our students so they can demonstrate their learning. During this workshop participants will explore these questions and experience learning activities that promote deeper, richer thinking that can enhance communication in all three modes.