The Digital Polyglot
A publication of the Inland Empire World Language Association since 1985
Editor - Bethany Thompson
IN THIS ISSUE:
IE STARS Professional Development Seminars
Focus on Common Core State Standards
First Day, November 2, 2013
Pre-registration deadline: October 20, 2013
Three Different Seminars to Choose From
Tier 1A - Standards-Based World Language and ELL Instruction to Address the Common Core and Today’s Students
Tier 1B - Using Stories to Enhance Standards-Based Foreign Language and ELL Instruction and to Address the Common Core
Tier 2 - Standards-Based Instructional Practices to Address the Common Core for Teachers of Advanced Spanish Classes
Program will be offered on four Saturdays: November 2, 2013 and January 11, February 1, and March 8, 2014 and an observation day at a local school.*: Tiers 1A and 1B on December 5; Tier 2 on December 4, 2013.
*Teachers who cannot attend the observation day can complete an alternate assignment.
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POSSIBLE FUNDING SOURCES: IDEA, Title I, Title II, Title III, Title V, Title VII, No Child Left Behind Funds, Innovation Funds, Imporving Teacher Quality Enhancement Funds, Charter Schools Funding, Program Improvement Funds, SELPA, Professional Development Funds, and Parent Teacher Organizations.
If your school cannot send you, we have partial scholarships available.
Cal State San Bernardino EcoFest
Hispanic Heritage Month:
Dia de los Muertos:
Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Cal State
The Association of Latino Faculty Staff and Students, in Partnership with the Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) will be hosting the annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Friday, November 1st, 2013, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, RAFFMA museum, California State University, San Bernardino.
For more information, contact Yvette Menacho, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dia De Los Muertos: Origins and Cultural Significance
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Looking for authentic class schedules to use with your students? Here are some links:
From a Lycée Général et Technique en Martinique (Actually a great site because you can choose the class.)
What to do with the class schedules?
Tech Corner - Bubbsie
Each month we will explore a different aspect of technology that can help you in your classroom. Bubbsie- Bubbsie’s actually an iOS app (for iPhone and iPad), but it allows you to add text bubbles to photos. Students can annotate photos on their phones or iPods and send them directly to you. Students can also do the same thing at lunapic.com.
YouTube Clip of the Month
Two clean rappers from Puerto Rico: Tiraera en El Trovaton: Ivy Queen VS Victoria Sanabria en El Circo de La Megas
Every month Poly responds to your questions.
I really need help. I know that using visuals to teach new vocabulary helps the students learn so much better. And I use all of the great activities that I learned in IE STARS Workshops last year. But I have a problem. My textbook doesn’t have very good visuals. Where can I find good visuals without having to make them all myself. I’m a terrible artist.
Searching in San Bernardino
Search no more! There’s a GREAT site for FREE visuals. Beautiful color visuals. http://www.mes-english.com/
You’ll also want to familiarize yourself with the language teacher’s best tool ever “Google Images.” Type a search into Google and on the bar across the top choose “images.” You’ll find thousands and thousands of images at your fingertips! Need a dog driving a car? A cat sleeping next to a monkey? A snail smoking a cigarette? Google can find it for you. A couple of helpful tips: You can narrow your search by clicking on “search tools.” Here you can choose whether you want clip art, black and white or certain colors for your search. This is helpful if you know you’re going to use the pictures in a worksheet. If you are going to put the picture into a Powerpoint or presentation, you’ll want to make sure that you get the largest picture possible. In the search tools options, choose “size” and then choose “large.” This will narrow your search down to big files. Next and most important- don’t drag your pictures directly from the Google search. You must first click on the image and choose “view image.” This will help insure that your picture is crisp and not pixilated.
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The Polyglot is a publication of the Inland Empire Foreign Language Association. For questions or comments, contact Bethany Thompson, editor, email@example.com or Trini Avalos, Trini Avalos, firstname.lastname@example.org. Would you like to help with the Polyglot? Contact Bethany Thompson, editor, at email@example.com.
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