Educator Workshop: “Играем и учимся: Communicating Learning and Fun,” Franke Institute for Humanities, January 22

Играем и учимся: Communicating Learning and Fun

A Teacher Professional Development Workshop with Dr. Mara E. Sukholutskaya

Saturday, January 22, 2010

9:30am – 1pm

The University of Chicago

Franke Institute for the Humanites

This workshop will examine strategies to keep Russian language students consistently motivated and language active in the classroom. The presenter will discuss and demonstrate how to prepare and implement dynamic activities like educational games, role-play, elements of immersion techniques, etc. for the development and mastery of a variety of Russian language skills. These activities will be combined in thematic units based on standards-oriented and student- centered models. A sample lesson fragment that will include a variety of interactive techniques (including TPR and TPRS) will be offered with participants acting as students. It will be followed by a detailed analysis of the sample and a question/answer exchange. In addition, participants will be introduced to the language and culture learning game “Quartet- Faces of Russia”. The game is a fun way of teaching culture along with strengthening essential skills of speaking, listening comprehension, and reading.

Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya is Professor of Languages, Director of Russian Studies, and Global Education Director at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.  She is also the founder and President of CARTA (Central Association of Russian Teachers of America).

Sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies and Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Language and Cultural Education.

Registration for this event is required.

Pre-registration is required by January 19. To register, visit CPS University, keyword “OLCE-WL ,” and find the workshop title. If you are a charter school or non-CPS teacher, please register through Amy Hammerand by e-mailing your name, school name, and levels of Russian taught to AAHammerand@cps.k12.il.us. Participants will receive 3.5 CPDU.

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