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CLAS Workshop
Futuro Perfecto:
A Spanish-Language Workshop for
Spanish and ELD Teachers

July 18-22, 2011


8:45 – 9:00 am Sign-in
9:00 – 9:15 am    Institute Overview
9:15 – 9:30 am   Ice breaker: Circulate
9:30 – 10:45 

Keynote Address: Teaching Language at Oakland International High School

Oakland International High School, a joint collaborative between Oakland Unified School District and the Internationals Network for Public Schools, serves newly arrived immigrants from 31 countries. Carmelita Reyes will discuss the school’s unique structures, philosophy and instructional methods. In a state in which people have strong opinions about how language should be taught, Carmelita, offers one more model into the mix. She will discuss the pros and cons of teaching English in a heterogeneous, multilingual classroom using the Internationals Approach.   
Carmelita Reyes, Principal, Oakland International High School

10:45 – 11:00  Break
11:00 – 12:15  (Des)Encuentros culturales: Reflections on the Teaching of Language and Culture

This discussion begins with the premise that language and culture are interconnected. In order to explore the multiplicity of those connections, we will explore understandings of culture from various perspectives and examine how they have influenced the language classroom. Finally, by critically exploring some of the limitations of these approaches, a space is opened up to consider how cultural constructions are traversed by power.

Kimberly Vinall, Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley
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12:15 – 1:15  


1:15 – 2:15 

Grammar: Fiddly Details: Accents, punctuation, quotation marks, titles

Natalia Valencia, Ph.D., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

2:15 – 2:30  Break
2:30 – 4:00 Writer’s Workshop: Timed Writings
9:00 – 9:15 Icebreaker: Bingo
9:15 – 10:30

Organizing Instruction for Skill Transference

While research affirms that cross-language connections are instrumental in a trajectory towards biliteracy, details are vague as to when and how to teach cross-language transfer. Organizing instruction for biliteracy demands that we effectively teach parallel language structures and provide systematic, standards-based instruction of transferable and non-transferable skills. This interactive workshop will engage participants to explicitly plan for skill transference. Transference routines will be modeled and practiced.

Arlene Rangel, Assistant Administrator of Instructional Improvement and Academic Coaching, San Bernardino City Unified School District.

10:30 – 10:45  Break
10:45 – 12:00

Communicative Activities: A Bag of Tricks

This presentation offers a brief overview of several language teaching methods, focusing on the Communicative Approach, its elements, advantages and pitfalls. The presenter will provide practical, hands-on activities by showing several how-to video clips and demonstrating several fun and engaging communicative activities by having the audience take on students’ roles.

Norma López-Burton, Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UC Davis

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:00 Grammar: Natalia Valencia: Formality and informality:       Beyond tú y Ud.
2:00 – 2:15    Break
2:15 – 2:30    Survey of campus resources
2:30 – 4:00 Writer’s Workshop: Culture Shock
9:00 – 9:15 Icebreaker: Word Ball
9:15 – 10:15 Writer’s Workshop: Poem: “La Luna”
10:15 – 11:15 Writing Circles
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Grammar: Natalia Valencia: Devious Doubles: Por/Para, Ser/Estar, Preterite/Imperfect
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30 – 4:00 Writing/Research on your own
9:00 – 9:15 Icebreaker: “Si no fuera por _____ “
9:00 – 10:00 Writer’s Workshop: Subjunctive Songs: “Dinero” and “Un carro, una casa, una buena mujer”
10:00 – 11:00 Writing Circles
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Grammar: Natalia Valencia: Subjunctive
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15 – 4:00 Writing/Research on your own
9:00 – 10:15 Prep for Gallery Walk
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 10:50 Gallery Walk
10:50 – 12:00 Presentations of research topics (10 mins ea)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Presentations of research topics (10 mins ea)
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:15

Author’s Chair



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