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Literacy and Language PD

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Sonia Mangieri

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Literacy and Language Sonia Mangieri & Denis Potvin
Essential Question: How does the curriculum for the 21st century learner cultivate
a variety of potentials and possibilities that are of long-term value,
which enrich students in ways aesthetically and interpersonally as well as financial?
Enduring Understandings Participants will understand how the right tool can enhance a child’s understanding and ability to communicate effectively and therefore enhance multi-literacies.
Participants will be able to: Reflect on current classroom pedagogical practice.
Create engaging student-centered lessons with a 21st Century focus.
Empower the diverse learners in schools today!
Develop new understandings of language proficiency, as an ongoing life skill in this new millennium.
Languages…Gateway to Greatness The best part of human languages, properly so called, is derived from reflection of the acts of the mind itself.

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Children Today Visual learners
Youtube generation (producers/consumers)
Multi-modal communicators
Task-Oriented
Open to world perspectives
Smarter! Students with Learning Disabilities Students with learning disabilities often require adaptations that fall into 4 categories:

Instructional preparation
Instructional prompts
Instructional application
Instructional monitoring
Instructional groupings (optional) Differentiated Instruction If you don’t know foreign languages, you don’t know anything about your own.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Guiding Principles of Language Learning Is an innate human capability
If a child functions in one language then is a viable candidate to function in other languages
Attitudinal benefits, respect and appreciation of cultural diversity
Effectiveness of Language Multi-literacies
Communication
Authentic
Usable
Multimedia-based
Tailored to their needs
Develop both oral and
written proficiencies
Becomes a life skill Our 21st century language learner needs to reach a multitude of proficiencies to interact in today’s world Comprehensibility
Comprehension
Language Control
Vocabulary
Cultural Awareness
Communication Strategies
Therefore… “To transform your language you must change your life.”
-Derek Walcott

The 21st century learner is ready for tomorrow’s challenges…we are teaching in a digital age!
Educators have chosen to adopt the term world languages, renaming the discipline to reflect a world where people and cultures are in a constant state of movement and interaction, and where knowledge of world languages will enable students to think and communicate globally in their future lives as citizens and workers.
Mok, 2004
Bloom’s Taxonomy Bloom's revised taxonomy Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy World Standards Advocate 21st Century international literacies (ie: the notion that all children must develop the communication skills necessary in an interconnected world, broadening their view of literacy from reading and writing in one language to understanding, presenting information, and conversing in English and one or more languages other than English.)
Reflection Piece... http://delicious.com/sunnym123 http://science9caitlynn.wordpress.com/ http://soniasblog.wordpress.com/ http://cupelli8.wordpress.com/ http://prezi.com/obqzirjhtf-q/web-20-in-the-classroom/ http://prezi.com/dbflvdiwosva/ecsd-principal-presentation/
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