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Description

Creativity is a way of thinking about learning and teaching that emphasizes collaboration, problem-solving, intrinsic motivation, discovery, and an openness to new ideas. Designed for world language, ESL, and immersion teachers who want to promote creativity in their classroom while simultaneously improving learner's target language proficiency, this institute will examine the connection between multilingualism and creativity, and explore strategies to increase engagement in the classroom. Strategies will emphasize auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and tactile learning through novel student-centered projects, targeting language objectives at each student's interest and readiness level. Teachers will also learn how to inspire creativity in their students and integrate it meaningfully into daily lesson plans.

Target Audience: This institute is best suited to foreign language, ESL, and immersion teachers at the elementary to postsecondary level. The institute is not suited to pre-K/K teaching contexts.

Presenters

Image of Instructors Anne Cummings Hlas and Amy YoungAnne Cummings Hlas is Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she teaches methods courses for future language teachers and Spanish language courses. A veteran teacher, she regularly incorporates improvisation and creative thinking techniques in her classes to promote interpersonal communication and collaboration. She is the author of Practical Creativity: Activities and Ideas for your Language Classroom (2019) that is used as a text for this institute.

Amy Young is the English Language Specialist for School Support at the Minnesota Department of Education. Previously she was the EL/Migrant Education Coordinator and a principal in Owatonna, MN. Dr. Young worked at New York University in their Multilingual Multicultural Studies program, and lived for over 15 years in Mexico where she founded and was the national director of a creative problem-solving organization. Her research interests include strategies for facilitating learning in multilingual settings through collaborative dialogue, peer interaction, and integrating language and content.

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Section Title
Creativity in the Language Classroom: Fostering Student Learning Through Creative Language Experiences
Type
Online, instructor led
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
Campus
Online
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Instructor Led Online  
Section Details

Course Information: https://carla.umn.edu/institutes/2021/creativity.html
Dates: June 21–25, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THIS SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE INSTITUTE:

  • This synchronous online institute will run from 9 am–4 pm (Central Time). The schedule includes many synchronous presentations throughout the day as well as time for independent or partner/group work and a break for lunch.
  • You must be available to participate for the entire day Monday–Friday.
  • Make sure you can meet the tech requirements for this institute.  

Contact Information:
For questions regarding course registration, materials, and content, please email carla@umn.edu.
For questions regarding system access, log-in, user name, or password, please email help@umn.edu or call 612-301-4357.

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