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2009 Workshop Information

The UW System Collaborative Language Program Presents

Emerging Technologies & Language Learning: Best Practices & Innovations

Various UW Language Faculty Showcases
Lauren Rosen, Director UW System Collaborative Language Program

274 Van Hise Hall, UW-Madison
August 27-28
(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. The days are divided into modules so you can choose to attend all or the part that most meets your needs and interests. (If you teach or facilitate one of our CLP courses, please register for ALL of the two day workshop).

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. Participants will leave with tools and ideas for immediate implementation in fall courses. 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: $25/module or $60 for 3 or more modules. Fees include workshop materials, breakfast for morning participants and lunch for full-day participants.

Click here to download: Conference Registration form


Parking may be requested for lot 20 but requests must be made no later than Aug. 13. To request parking call or email with payment:
Cost: $8/day

Lot 20 is located off of University Ave. between Charter St. and Henry Mall. This lot does typically fill up so I recommend requesting parking ahead of time. Parking map

Tentative Workshop Agenda:

Thursday, August 27
9:30 Coffee, Bagels & Registration

Module I: Language Learning Activities that Work
Presenters: Kasumi Kato, UW-Whiteater, Remya Sarma-Traynor, UW-Stevens Point, Natalia Roberts, UW-La Crosse, Lauren Rosen, UW Collaborative Language Program

Looking to add pizazz to your lesson plans? Tired of just repeating the same activities with different content? This module focuses on adding some more learning activities and games to expand your repertoire. Several classroom instructors will share their favorites through hands-on opportunities putting their activities into action. Discussion will include preparing students for the tasks and building in strong transitions between activites. We will also look at how to integrate these activities in both traditional classrooms and large classroom videoconferencing environments.

12:00 Lunch

Module II: Tools for Communication & Assessment: Audio, Video & Polling
Presenters: TBA

In this afternoon session, we will look at web-based technologies that connect students to each other and to their instructor in and beyond the classroom for learning and for office hours. Participants will experience how in class electronic polling (without the need for clickers) can spur great discussions in the target language. In addition we will use online resources for building assessment directly connected to in-class content. Integrating these tools provide opportunities for students to practice the target language outside of class sessions, demonstrate what they know, work at their own pace, and for instructors to provide individualized feedback.

Friday, August 28
8:45 Continental Breakfast

Module III: Digital Storytelling, Blogs, Wikis
Presenters: Kasumi Kato, UW-Whiteater, Magara Maeda, UW-River Falls, Lauren Rosen, UW Collaborative Language Program

Do your students forget too much over the weekend? Looking for ways to build community and connections between students beyond the classroom? Your students all have stories to tell and today's technologies allow them to connect their lives to the content in your language classes by telling their stories in various ways throughout the semester. Join us for this module where participants have hands-on opportunities to work with technology that can be integrated throughout the semester. Discover how students can share themselves in the target language. Experience tools for telling stories, long or short, invented or real, or your grannies tale, it's all here.

12-1 Lunch

Module IV: Emerging Technologies Worth Integrating
Presenters: Lauren Rosen, UW Collaborative Language Program

So what is all the hype? Students already use a variety of social networks for entertainment. This interactive session helps you connect with students and colleagues using the technology they already know and expanding language learning opportunities. Discover ways to use tagging, RSS feeds, social bookmarking, twitter, and more, for language learning and professional development. Discover easy ways to expand your own professional learning network.

Click here to download: Conference Registration form


Doubletree Hotel
525 W Johnson St.
Madison, WI

Single Room: $70
Double Room: $99

(Rooms in block under Group Code: CLP.
Must reserve by July 27, 2009 to get state rate.)


  1. Go to
  2. Enter dates of stay
  3. On dates and preferences page
    1. Go to “Special accounts”
    2. Enter your group/convention code - CLP


  1. Call 1-800-222-8733
  2. Give agent dates of stay and name of your group or group code - CLP


  1. Call 608-251-5511
  2. Give agent dates of stay and name of your group or group code - CLP

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


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.