This workshop is the first of a Two-Part Workshop Series on Multiliteracies Pedagogy sponsored jointly by the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Part two is scheduled for Friday, March 5 at 2:00-3:30 pm CST/3:00-4:30 EST.
**This workshop is specifically designed for postsecondary language educators (i.e., University level). K-12 educators should not registered for this workshops.**
This workshop will provide a conceptual foundation for teaching target language texts and interpretive communication using multiliteracies pedagogy. Taking communicative language teaching as a point of departure, participants will reflect on their understandings of concepts such as communicative competence, input, comprehension, and language functions and situate these understandings in relation to multiliteracies concepts. This work will provide a foundation for designing lessons that encourage both the comprehension and interpretation of target language texts. It will also prepare participants for part 2 of this workshop series, "A Multiliteracies Approach to Target Language Texts: Analyzing and Creating Interpretive Lessons.”
Objectives: Participants will be able to…
- identify their approach to teaching target language texts and interpretive communication
- discuss and compare concepts from communicative language teaching and multiliteracies pedagogy
- construct a multiliteracies-oriented definition of interpretive communication
Heather Allen, Associate Professor of French, Department of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kate Paesani, CARLA Director, University of Minnesota
If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Adolfo Carrillo Cabello (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least three business days prior to the event.