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2010 Workshop Information

The UW System Collaborative Language Program Presents

Authenticity & Media: Emerging Technologies Connect Content to Learners


workshop participants

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

274 Van Hise Hall, UW-Madison
August 19-20
(Registration Deadline: August 7, 2010, space is limited)

Workshop Evaluation Form

Join us for one and a half days focusing on media, language learning. students, and today's technology. With a focus on authentic media participants will learn to use photos and videos in lessons that lead to student produced relevant language. We will explore the idea of creative commons licensed work that can be integrated into a variety of language assessment tasks. In addition we will develop performance tasks that utilize student input to make language practice more relevant and interesting.

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 ideas and activities 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.

NOTE: Bring or make available online whatever materials you typically use when planning lessons so you can create activities relevant to your courses. Examples of what you might want include: textbook, theme folders, activity books, web links, course site, etc.

Registration Information:

Workshop Fees:

CLP instructors & facilitators: free of charge. Please make your own hotel reservations and save receipts for reimbursement.
All other UW Attendees: $60 Fees include workshop materials, breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Sorry, the workshop is full. If you would like to be on the waitinglist, please send an email to


Parking may be requested for lot 20 but requests must be made no later than Aug. 2. To request parking apply online, call or email with payment:
Cost: $10/day
(CLP instructors, save parking receipt for TER reimbursement.)

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 19
9:30 CLP Instructors Only. REQUIRED.
Special session to focus on challenges and successes of our hybrid learning environment. Opportunity to network and discuss best practices. Details will be emailed to instructors prior to workshop.
12:45 Registration

Module I: Step Away From The Text & Into Authentic Media
Presenters: Remya Sarma-Traynor, UW-Stevens Point, Lauren Rosen, UW Collaborative Language Program

In this afternoon's session, we will look at web-based technologies that can spur great interactions in the target language combining the themes from your text with authentic data from your students and the web. Participants will learn to search for media free of copyright restrictions and ways to store media to be shared with students and other educators. Time will be available to start designing relevant tasks that can be integrated into lessons this fall.

Friday, August 20
8:45 Continental Breakfast

Module II: Creating Authentic Oral Assessment Tasks
Presenters: Kasumi Kato, UW-Whiteater, Magara Maeda, UW-River Falls, Lauren Rosen, UW Collaborative Language Program

Building on the previous day's use of media and in-class practice activities, this morning we will look at creating online performance assessments. We will integrate media into teacher-created assessments directly connected to the themes studied. These assessments may include audio, video and photos as prompts for students to then demonstrate what they know and can do in the target language. All tasks can be accessed remotely and instructors can provide personalized feedback in the form of video, audio or text to students. Integrating these tools provides opportunities for students to practice the target language outside of class sessions, demonstrate what they know, and work at their own pace.

12-1 Lunch

Module III: Integrating Authentic Media: Focus on Video
Presenters: Kasumi Kato, UW-Whitewater, Lauren Rosen, UW Collaborative Language Program

Whether you choose to focus on more instructor created assessments or consider developing lessons where students integrate video and other media into performance tasks, this final session addresses online video. We will look at the ways to upload, download, embed and link videos in web 2.0 tools. We will also look at technologies that combine video, photos, text and more for student's to demonstrate their knowledge of the target language and culture.

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, 2010 to guarantee state rate.)


  1. Visit our Doubletree Madison group reservations page
  2. Enter dates of stay
    1. Note: CLP instructors from UW campuses less than 3 hours away will be reimbursed for only 1 night. Save receipt to include with TER (If you have questions contact CLP Director)


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


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

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.