events 2015

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Session dates:  6/3 | 6/10 | 6/17 | 6/24 | 7/1 | 7/8
Session time: 10a – 11.30a
Session location: MH 155B

Summer ’15 Faculty Orientation to Online Learning is a professional development series offered to the faculty and graduate students from the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. This series aims at introducing the participants to the basic principles and concepts of online teaching and learning. Instructors who complete the orientation will gain basic familiarity with theoretical and practical aspects of designing an online course, starting from either the adaptation of a traditional course or the creation of an entirely new one, as well as with the resources available to them at UH. They will also be able to earn digital badges that recognize the successful completion of the series.

Session dates:  9/9 | 10/7 | 11/4| 12/2
Session time: 3p – 5p
Session location: MH 155B

Exploring Blended Learning, a new professional development series scheduled to start in Fall 2015. The main purpose of this series is to introduce faculty and graduate students in the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature (LLL) to the principles of blended learning, and equip them with skills and tools for implementing blended learning approaches in their course curricula.
Designed primarily for language instructors, the series comprise four face-to-face 2-hour sessions that will cover the topics ranging from the exploration of individual tools for enhancing classroom activities to the construction of personal learning networks. Participants who have successfully completed the series and all required tasks will be awarded a digital badge.

Section 1 dates:  9/17 | 10/1 | 10/15 | 10/29 | 11/12 | 12/3
Section 1 time:  2.30p – 4.30p

Section 2 dates:  9/18 | 10/2 | 10/16 | 10/30 | 11/13 | 12/4
Section 2 time: 10.30a – 12p

Session location: MH 155B

Fall ’15 Faculty Orientation to Online Learning is a professional development series offered to the faculty and graduate students from the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. This series aims at introducing the participants to the basic principles and concepts of online teaching and learning. Instructors who complete the orientation will gain basic familiarity with theoretical and practical aspects of designing an online course, starting from either the adaptation of a traditional course or the creation of an entirely new one, as well as with the resources available to them at UH. They will also be able to earn digital badges that recognize the successful completion of the series.

Session dates:  10/16 | 11/13
Session time: 3p – 4p
Session location:  MH 153B

The purpose of wiki tech talks is to provide a venue for graduate students and faculty in the LLL College to give a quick demonstration of an interesting learning tool, website, or technology-based activity that they know or use for teaching languages or literature. This is a great opportunity not only to share personal experiences with technology, but also to learn from other faculty and graduate students. Moreover, presenters can emblazon their virtual backpack (and their CV!) with an official badge they will earn from the CLT showing that they contributed towards training their peers.


Session dates:  9/4 | 10/2 | 11/6 | 12/4
Session time: 3.30p – 4.30p
Session location:  MH 151

Each TASS session has an experienced facilitator to get the topic conversation rolling, provides snacks and beverages to help fuel the group idea sharing, and allows ample time for socializing and networking. It is our hope that TASS will help develop a good support network for TAs in the College of Languages, Linguistics, & Literature at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. So, whether you’re new at teaching or an “old pro,” whether you have serious questions to discuss or just want to “hang out,” we hope you will make TASS a regular “must go to” event.

Session dates:  9/11 | 9/18 | 9/25 | 10/2 | 10/9 | 10/16 | 10/30
Session time: 11a – 12.30p
Session location: MH 251

The Teacher Portfolio & Preparation Series (TiPPS) is designed to help future educators (specifically graduate students in language or literature departments at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) prepare for the job market they will face upon graduation.  Each semester, the 7-part TiPPS workshop will focus on helping participants develop a teacher portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, documentation of their teaching) and prepare for their job hunt (tips for job searches, tailoring curriculum vitae, writing effective cover letters, and interviews).

Session dates:  July 27-31, 2015
Session location: MH 155B

Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) in Action Intensive Summer Institute

How can I integrate Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) in my existing curriculum? How do I design PBLL projects to incorporate 21st Century Skills? The NFLRC 2015 Intensive Summer Institute (ISI) will help you answer these questions with guidance from experts in the field through a dynamic, technology-rich professional development experience. You will work on project design for your own language classroom assisted by colleagues and guided by a group of language professionals with background in PBL, language pedagogy, instructional technology and assessment.

Session date:  10/17
Session time: 8a – 12.30p
Session location: MH 153A/B, 155A/B

The Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers (HALT) is a group of World Language Teachers from K-12 and higher education institutions in Hawai‘i who work to maintain the highest standards in the profession of teaching world languages. We also promote the academic welfare of our students by providing steadily improving professional procedures and objectives for all teachers. Our organization provides teachers of world languages with the opportunity to meet with their colleagues to exchange ideas and experiences and to enrich their professional background.  Each fall, HALT hosts its annual half-day Fall Symposium, which provides hands-on workshops on ways to integrate technology into language teaching.