2020 CARLA Summer Institute Program for Language Teachers
CARLA is pleased to announce that registration numbers for this year's Summer Institute Program have exceeded all registration totals since the program began 25 years ago. Demand was so great that sections were added for Transitioning to Teaching Language Online and Using the Web for Communicative Language Learning. As of June 9, the registration count is 397 and nearly all of the institutes are full. CARLA is very grateful to all of our institute instructors who were willing—and even enthusiastic—about teaching their institutes online.
The 25th annual CARLA Summer Institute Program is all online and nearly full!
The institutes that still have a few spaces available are listed below:
Information and Registration
- Find detailed information about each institute on the CARLA Summer Institute webpage.
- Register by the regular registration deadline of June 12 to avoid late fees.
The summer institutes are co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development and College of Liberal Arts.
New Institute Spotlight
Meaningful Portfolio Implementation: Using Goal Setting, Reflection, and Thinking Routines to Enhance Student Proficiency
June 29-July 31, 2020 ● Asynchronous 5-week online institute
Goal setting and reflective practices are critical components of improved outcomes in world language classrooms. In the first part of this institute, participants will examine the reflective cycle developed by the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL), empirical findings related to goal setting and language portfolio use, and a series of practical approaches to implementing reflective practice in the classroom. Next, participants will experience, examine, and design their own learning scenarios that yield higher-order cognitive and social engagement for learners. They will then draw explicit connections between these scenarios and language portfolio use.
After this workshop, you will be able to:
- Develop and outline an approach for implementing reflective practices and portfolio use in the world language classroom;
- Employ effective epistemological routines to support portfolio use in the world language classroom;
- Articulate language learning outcomes that promote intercultural competence in concert with language acquisition;
- Create learning scenarios that promote reflection and higher-order cognitive and social engagement for learners; and
- Connect learning scenario activities to portfolio use and implementation.
Instructors: Stephanie Knight and Julie Sykes, Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon.
Learn more about Meaningful Portfolio Implementation.