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2007 Workshop Information

The UW System Collaborative Language Program Presents

Interact & Engage:
Extending Learning from the Classroom to their World

Various UW Language Faculty Showcases
Marlene Johnshoy, Technology and Second Language Learning Specialist for The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Lauren Rosen, Director UW System Collaborative Language Program

Musical Entertainment: CANCELED-sorry!
Phil Rukavina, famous Lutenist and early music specialist, Venere Lute Quartet

274 Van Hise Hall, UW-Madison
August 23-24
(Registration Deadline: August 14, 2007, space is limited)

Join us for two days focusing on students, language learning and some of the technology tools available for integration in UW courses. A showcase of technology integration successes by CLP Instructors will give you a taste of what UW language students are doing throughout the state. In addition, participants will work hands-on with tools for engaging in all four skills in and beyond the classroom. All tools are easy for students and instructors to use for presentation and interaction. Participants will develop materials for fall courses enhancing current curriculum. These materials can be integrated into instructor's current web pages, CMS (D2L/Learn@UW, Moodle, etc.) instances, or may stand alone for courses not using these tools. Our results indicate that students are producing more in the target language than ever before, and they enjoy it. Come see what others are doing and get started on making it happen with your students.

Registration Information:

Workshop Fees:

CLP instructors & facilitators: free of charge.
All other UW Attendees: $60. Fees include breakfasts, lunches, and workshop materials.


Best Western (No Block Reserved)
Best Western InnTowner and The Highland Club
2424 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53726,
Phone 608-233-8778, Fax 608-233-1325,
Reservations 800-258-8321
Request a room at the UW rate ($62/single, $89/double). Bring your UW ID and tax exempt number with you.

DoubleTreeLogo (No Rooms Left at the State Rate)

Doubletree Hotel
525 W Johnson St:

(Collaborative Language Program instructors and facilitators living outside of Madison will be reimbursed for hotel accomodations and other travel expenses.)

Click here to download: Conference Registration form

Tentative Workshop Agenda:

Thursday, August 23
9:30 Continental Breakfast & Registration
10:00 Session I: Showcase of Tools. This session focuses on how CLP instructors have been using technology to improve proficiency, increase student interaction time in the target language and with the target culture. Learn from our successes and what we have learned from our mistakes. Showcase will include uses of tools such as Skype (desktop videoconferencing), Wimba Voice Tools (Voice Discussions, Chats and Assessment Tools), and MediaWiki (Online Collaboration - it's not just for writing anymore...).
12:00 Lunch
1:00-3:30 Session II: Working with Media In Online Environments. This session will focus on photos, sound and video clips. Participants will use easy tools for editing and saving files for integration into voice and text tools. Bring your own photos and clips to create activities your students can use or create audio files for integration. Digital cameras and cellphone photography are welcome for on-the-spot graphics. Learn how your students can create their own products to demonstrate what they know and can do in the target language.
Friday, August 24
8:45 Continental Breakfast
9:00-12 Session III: Wikis, Wimba Voice Tools, Collaboration Techniques. Using the tools for working with media, upload and integrate graphics, sound and video into your voice tools, wikis, and course website.This hands on session will get you started in creating the activities and projects students will be working with in the fall.
12-1 Lunch
1:00-3:30 Session IV: Assessment & Activities Development. Additional technological tools will be presented to develop the types of assessment you will need, such as rubrics, to evaluate student collaborative work. In addition, structured time is provided to continue developing the activities that will be assessed and link them into your course website.

Workshop Wiki

Questions? Comments?
Contact: Lauren Rosen
CLP Director

The University of Wisconsin System Collaborative Language Program (CLP) is a grant funded project focused on providing critical language instruction to UW institutions currently unable to support these offerings. All courses are taught using two-way interactive video technologies.