NJAATSP FALL VIRTUAL MEETING
OCTOBER 8TH, 2020
5:00-5:50 pm WORKSHOP: Enhancing the World Language classroom through Student Agency.
Enhancing the World Language classroom through Student Agency is to design the conditions that enable and equip students to develop and direct their own learning. Self-directed learning offers students both the responsibility and the flexibility to learn at their own pace, to exercise choice, and to elevate their voice. Learning experiences that are designed for student agency are empowering. Students know what to do and through supportive instruction and navigation determine both how and when to do it.
Karla Giron is a Spanish educator that teaches at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey. She teaches level three Spanish Honors and College prep and AP Spanish Language and Culture. She is Salvadorian-American and began her journey in World Language seven years ago. She attended New Jersey City University and earned B.A. in Spanish and M.Ed in Educational Leadership at Saint Peter’s University. Her love for learning has provided her with many educational opportunities. She currently serves on the AATSPNJ as Executive Board Member. Teacher collaboration is something she joins to be part of. She is part of the Mentor fellowship program in FLENJ. This will be her third year being a mentor and looks forward to meeting World Language educators. Professional development creates academic growth and currently she is part of the facilitator professional development team at Don Bosco Prep High School. This year she was the ACTFL recipient of Spanish scholarship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is looking forward to attending in the Summer of 2021.
6:00-6:50 pm WORKSHOP: Virtual Reality in Spanish class, children oriented (middle school)
The goal of this workshop is to share some tools and ideas on how to Virtual Reality in Spanish class for middle school students.
You will be able to use these tools at school or via distance learning. One of its characteristics is that by using Virtual Reality in Spanish class, you can connect language concepts with cultural aspects of the language and make it all more fun for your students.
In this workshop you will learn how to use the tools and you will see some class examples.
Rosario Bernabeu holds a BA in Sociology from Alicante University, some years later, she studied a Master in Applied Linguistics to teach Spanish as a foreing language by Nebrija University.
She began teaching Spanish when she came to the US, seven years ago. During this time, she worked as an elementary teacher in an immersion school in NJ, Hudsonway Immersion School, she is also a collaborator teacher for children at Instituto Cervantes NYC and she is actually teaching Spanish at middle school level in Far Hills Country Day School, and she currently serves on the AATSPNJ as Webmaster Board Member.
7:00-7:30 ROUND TABLE