visiting colleagues program
Tech Center

Visiting Colleagues

A professional learning and learning design program by the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center

Enhancing articulation

The goal of this program is to improve articulation between two domestic Flagships in a shared language, or between domestic Flagships and overseas partners, through the design of project-based language learning (PBLL) experiences.

Information Webinars

Attend one of two informational webinars to learn about the details of this program and requirements for successful teams to participate in a project design experience on site at the Tech Center. Attending one of the information webinars is one of the requirements for the onsite experience. 

If you were unable to attend one of the information webinars, please contact Molly Godwin-Jones (megodwin@hawaii.edu) for more information.

November 8, 2021 or
January 12, 2022

2:00-3:00PM EST – 1:00-2:00PM CST – 12:00-1:00PM PST 
9:00-10:00AM HST 

Program at a glance

01
Envisioning PBLL
Envisioning PBLL

Open to Flagship, Project Go, LTC, and DLIFLC teachers or directors interested in learning about PBLL, as well as Language Center faculty and staff at these institutions.

Self-paced course to learn about essential design features of high-quality project-based language learning experiences, and generate project ideas using the Product Square. 

Key Dates

November 9, 2021: Registration opens
November 16, 2021: Course opens
February 10, 2022: Last day to register
March 8, 2022: Course closes
March 2022: Badges awarded

 

02

PBLL Design Studio

project design

Open to teachers, directors, and language center faculty/staff in The Language Flagship, including qualifying Flagship-affiliated faculty and staff in overseas partner institutions.

A learning design team experience to fine-tune the essential features of a high quality project design with support from other teams and mentors (Tech Center and selected University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa faculty), and start planning for implementation in Fall 2022. 

Key Dates

February 1, 2022: Applications open
March 15, 2022: Applications close
April 1, 2022: Acceptance notification
July 20-27, 2022: Work at the Tech Center

03
Virtual Summit
project presentation

Public online event

Share your experience and ideas with the broader Flagship community through a  Virtual Summit hosted by the Tech Center. At this time, participants will provide an overview of their project and an update on their progress. 

Fall 2022

Envisioning PBLL

Self-Paced Online Course

Open to Flagship, Project Go, LTC, and DLIFLC teachers or directors interested in learning about PBLL, as well as Language Center faculty and staff at these institutions.

After completion of this course, successful participants will be able to describe essential features of high quality PBLL and to generate ideas for projects using the Product Square, an instructional design tool. Successful participants will be certified with a Tech Center electronic badge (digital credential). 

Build fundamental understandings of Project-Based Learning (PBL), develop your conceptualization of PBL, and raise your awareness of essential features of high quality project design. You will also start the discussion with the facilitators and your colleagues about potential project ideas.

Increase your awareness of issues in adapting PBL to the world languages context. Learn why can High Quality PBL can be a powerful framework for projects in world language education. Identify the key characteristics of high quality Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) projects, and some of the potential challenges in the design and implementation of HQPBLL.

Engage in the exploration of project ideas and driving questions for PBLL that fulfill the essential features of PBL through a guided review of a number of sample projects. Learn how to identify project ideas and how to craft a powerful driving question.

Learn how to use the Project Square, a tool designed to help you critique and revise project ideas to ensure that they fulfill the essential features of PBLL, such as authenticity and a public product that meets an identified need.

Learn to anticipate learners’ “Need-to-Knows (NTKs)” using the project you have envisioned. You will learn how NTKs are identified and constructed and how they can frame a project. You will also learn how to manage NTKs throughout a project.

Timeline

NOVEMBER 9

REGISTRATION OPENS

NOVEMBER 16

COURSE OPENS

FEBRUARY 10

LAST DAY TO REGISTER

MARCH 8

COURSE CLOSES

MARCH

Badges Awarded

PBLL Design Studio

A Professional Learning & Design Experience 

Participants will work on fine-tuning their project ideas with support from mentors (Tech Center and selected UH Manoa faculty) and start planning for implementation in Fall 2022. At the end of this component, successful participants will have a plan in place to implement their project at their local institution with participation from all key stakeholders (instructors, students, faculty, staff, etc.).

Open to teachers, directors, and language center faculty/staff in The Language Flagship, including qualifying Flagship-affiliated faculty and staff in overseas partner institutions.

Application is competitive (4 projects to be selected)

Prerequisite: ENVISIONING PBLL ONLINE COURSE BADGE and attendance at one of the information sessions (November 8 or January 12)

Cost: The program will cover Language Flagship teacher participation in full (airfare, lodging, and per diem for meals).

Facilitation and mentoring: Stephen Tschudi, Naiyi Fincham, Molly Godwin-Jones,  Julio Rodriguez, and various experts from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Timeline

FEBRUARY 1

APPLICATION OPENS

MARCH 15

APPLICATION CLOSES

APRIL 1

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION

JULY 20-27

WORK AT TECH CENTER

VIRTUAL SUMMIT

PUBLIC ONLINE EVENT – Fall 2022

After beginning to implement their projects at their home institutions, participants will join in a Virtual Summit hosted by the Tech Center to disseminate information about the status of their project to the broader Flagship and DLNSEO communities, including how others can become involved.

Questions?

tech.center@hawaii.edu

PRIMARY CONTACT
Angela Haeusler, tech.center@hawaii.edu

PROGRAM LEADS
Molly Godwin-Jones, megojones@hawaii.edu
Naiyi X. Fincham, naiyifx@hawaii.edu
Julio C. Rodriguez, juliocr@hawaii.edu 

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