Professional Development Opportunities
for Spanish Teachers

 

 

Pictures from the AATSP Luncheon at FLAVA 2008

 

 

 

Please send information on courses, institutes, and other programs for Spanish Teachers to:
goetzla@longwood.edu

NCLRC Summer Workshops
Register by May 1 for early registration discount

 Visit:  http://nclrc.org/  for complete schedule of Summer Institutes and registration form. 

USE FILM CLIPS IN YOUR SPANISH CLASSROOM: A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

June 23 Cost: $100 / Early: (before 5/1): $80 Spanish teachers are guided to view films with an eye toward selecting 3-5 minute clips that can easily be integrated into an existing curriculum. Through examination of a successful film clip website, and application of the principles embodied in the website, participants select a clip from a movie they bring with them, and prepare support materials for use in classrooms.
Scholarship available thanks to co-sponsorship by the GWU Language Center and GW-CIBER (Center for International Business Education & Research) Contact info@nclrc.org

SPAIN: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: EMBASSY OF SPAIN/NCLRC 3-DAY IMMERSION SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS OF SPANISH.
Embassy of Spain staff, Sheila Cockey, M.A. and Michele Harris-Padron (Guitars in the Classroom)

An enjoyable, informative, immersion experience for teachers on Spanish language and culture, and how to teach it. All participants and presenters speak only Spanish for the duration of the Institute. In addition to an Embassy reception, programs include hands-on, interactive presentations, discussions, language and cultural experiences. Evenings focus on sharing of teaching strategies and learning an easy method to play guitar and sing songs in Spanish. Participants may borrow a guitar to take home and play in their class.
The guitar workshops are generously sponsored by Godin Guitars, Dunlop Manufacturing, and The John and Joan D'Addario Foundation. NCLRC thanks them for their outstanding contribution to promoting the arts as an integral part of foreign language study. Participants who take part in these institutes will have the chance to learn to play guitar and then borrow a guitar to be used in the classroom. The organization Guitars in the Classroom http://www.guitarsintheclassroom.com/ is collaborating with NCLRC to provide these workshops and has arranged to provide an instructor and the loan of the guitars.

TEACHING SPANISH TO HERITAGE SPANISH SPEAKERS
Conducted in Spanish by Anna Uhl Chamot, Ph.D. and Héctor M. Enríquez, (University of Texas, El Paso)

June 26 - 27 Cost: $200/ Early: (before 5/1): $150 Secondary heritage Spanish speakers are fluent in oral Spanish, but vary greatly in their level of literacy. Those with educational gaps need help in developing their reading and writing proficiency and also in grammar and academic and literary vocabulary. Practical, research-based activities for high school Hispanic students demonstrate ways to teach literary concepts, language skills, and learning strategies for reading comprehension and writing in Spanish. Ways to differentiate instruction in mixed literacy level classes are suggested.

For a complete list of our summer institutes and registration form please visit:
http://nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html


University of Virginia Center for the Liberal Arts

Saturday Workshop for Spanish K-12 Teachers
and
Spring Meeting of AATSP

April 25, 2009.  8:30 - 3:00, Zehmer Hall, University of Virginia
We are pleased to announced a free Saturday Spanish workshop to be held at Zehmer Hall on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

From Moriscos to Chicanos: The Frontier in Spain and the Americas."

From Medieval Spain to colonial America to present day United States and Mexico, the culture of Spanish-speaking countries has been deeply influenced by the existence of frontiers.  This year's workshop will bring three experts who will explore with you how these historical realities have molded the culture of Spain and the Americas. 

The presenters will be:

                                    Alison Weber, Professor of Spanish.  Specialty in early modern Spain.
Fernando Operé, Professor of Spanish. Specialty in nineteenth-century Latin America.

Daniel Chávez, Assistant Professor of Spanish and American Studies.  Specialty in contemporary Mexican and Chicano culture

Moderator:
Gustavo Pellón, Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature

 Please go to the following link for registration:    http://www.virginia.edu/cla/

Center for the Liberal Arts

This workshop will begin with Registration and coffee at 8:30 and should run until 3 p.m.  It will be held at Zehmer Hall at the University of Virginia campus. 


AATSP-Virginia Chapter Spring 2009 Meeting
April 25 - 8:30-9:00 am

 Elections for vice president and treasurer.  Below are statements from the 2 candidates nominated.  At the meeting the floor will also be open to other nominations.

 
Debbie Sommer:  Candidate for Vice President
I have taught 29 years in Hampton City Schools. In 2003, I became the Teacher Specialist for ESL and Foreign Languages for HCS. Two years later, HCS decided to separate the two departments and I became Curriculum Leader for Foreign Languages. I received my Master’s Degree from the Universidad de Salamanca in 2004. This was a life-long dream of mine!
I joined the AATSP in the 1980’s and started the Marcela Paz Chapter of the Spanish Honor Society at Bethel High School in 1985. It was active until I left in 2003. In 1992 I served on the Public Relations Committee of the AATSP. The AATSP has given me so many opportunities in the last 33 years that I feel that it is important to give back to the organization by serving it well.

Jackie Yau:  Candidate for Treasurer
I have been teaching for 17 years in the US. Currently I teach Spanish at Hampton High School. I have been part of this school system for 11 years. I started teaching ESL and the need for Spanish teachers made me make the move to Spanish.  I am the sponsor for our Spanish club and Spanish honor society chapter La Tertulia. I have been an AATSP member for 8 years.  Being treasurer of the AATSP for the past four years has given me the opportunity to work with a group of dynamic teachers. Every year at FLAVA and at our spring AATSP meeting I learn so much.  Meeting other teachers from all over VA helps to learn new ideas and insights. It has been an honor to serve as treasurer and if the society is pleased with my service I would like to continue to serve them.

 


UVA / CLA summer session
http://www.virginia.edu/cla/

Please use application form found on the website: http://www.virginia.edu/cla/
15 Participants will be chosen from the applications.

 


Scholarships for Spanish Teachers:  Summer Study in Spain or México

México:

The Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to announce the joint-sponsorship of a scholarship for two weeks of summer study at the Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

This scholarship is available to members in good standing of the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP-VA), who are K-12 teachers of Spanish.  It is the intent of AATSP-VA and its scholarship partner CEC that this scholarship be awarded to a teacher who has not had much opportunity to travel to Latin America or to study Mexican culture in detail.

This scholarship includes registration, tuition for two weeks, housing (double occupancy) with a Mexican family, all meals, and one field study trip, all provided by CEC.  The scholarship recipient will receive a Certificate of Attendance from CEC upon the completion of the two-week program.  AATSP-VA will provide up to $500.00 airfare from either National or Dulles Airport to Mexico City.  The participant will be responsible for the cost of transfer to and from Cuernavaca ($24.00 RT), a textbook ($35.00), and personal expenses.

The scholarship is for the regular program. However, if the recipient would like to use it for a program such as the AATSP seminar, CEC will compute the extra fee and the scholarship recipient is responsible for the additional cost. As a result, the person who receives this scholarship is eligible for any of the CEC programs.  Application deadline is March 1, 2009.

Application Form

Spain:

The Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and the Embassy of Spain are pleased to announce their joint-sponsorship of a scholarship for three weeks of summer study at a university in Spain.

This scholarship is available to members in good standing of the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP-VA), who are K-12 teachers of Spanish.  It is the intent of AATSP-VA and its scholarship partner, the Embassy of Spain that this scholarship be awarded to a teacher who has not had much opportunity to travel to Spain or to study Spanish culture in detail.

This scholarship includes registration, tuition for three weeks, housing (double occupancy), all meals, and field study trips, all provided by the Embassy of Spain.  The scholarship recipient will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the university upon the completion of the three-week program.  AATSP-VA will provide up to $500.00 airfare from either National or Dulles Airport to Madrid.  The participant will be responsible for the cost of transfer to and from Madrid, any textbooks, and personal expenses.  Application deadline is March 1, 2009.  Information on available programs will be available shortly.

Application Form

 


Summer Institutes and Courses

2009

Longwood University
Graduate courses for Spanish Teachers 2009
2 Summer Sessions in Valencia, Spain

Participants spend four weeks living with Spanish families in Valencia, Spain, and attending classes, as well as visiting sites of cultural and historical significance. Participants may earn three (3) or  six (6) graduate credits.

Dates:  Session I:  May 27-June 28         Session II: July 1-August 2

Courses offered may include: 
SPAN 502 Fonética
SPAN 520 Topics in Literature: 
     520a Siglo de Oro / 520b Cervantes / 520c Generación del '98-'27-'36 / 520d Literatura contemporánea
SPAN 530 Topics in Culture and Civilization:
     530a Historia de los Judíos en España / 530b Las mujeres en la Historia de España / 530c Siglo XX: De la dictadura a la Unión Europea / 530d España Contemporánea / Historia del Arte en España

(Classes offered will depend upon demand, so early application is important)

For details, please visit the Institute of Spanish Studies website.
Credits may be earned through Longwood University.

Contact:  Dr. Lily Anne Goetz at Longwood University

 

University of Mary Washington-Universidad de Deusto-Bilbao
Spanish Institute

Bilbao, España: 
3 or 6 graduate credits
Contact José Sainz at Mary Washington University (540) 654-1991

Virginia Tech Intensive Second Language Institute
Virginia Tech Intensive Summer Language Institute
Contact Antonio A. Fernández  (540) 213-8312

University of Virginia Center for the Liberal Arts
Center for the Liberal Arts at UVA
PO Box 400762
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4762
Telephone: 434-982-5205     FAX: 434-982-5335    Email: cla-uva@virginia.edu
Web:  http://www.virginia.edu/cla/

National Capitol Language Resource Center
Contact:  Jill Robinson  info@nclrc.org

Concordia Language Villages

Concordia Language Villages announces five scholarships for the Portuguese Language Village, Mar e Floresta, for the summer of 2009.  Several scholarships are also available for the inaugural high school credit session this summer.  Further information: http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/newsite/Registration/Scholarships/portuguese_contest.php

Application Deadline: May 15 
Contact:  800.222.4750 or 218.299.417   educators@clv.edu

 

Please add information on institutes or courses by sending to:
goetzla@longwood.edu

 



Conferences

FLAVA  2009 Conference
October 9-10, 2009
Holiday Inn Select, Koger South Center
Richmond, VA 

Session proposals for next year are due by May 1, 2009
Propose a session for Spanish teachers for 2009!  Proposal forms here:
FLAVA proposal form .doc                         FLAVA proposal form .pdf
 

 

Please add information on conferences of interest to Spanish Teachers by sending to:
goetzla@longwood.edu


 

Teaching Modules and Lesson Plans

 

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