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2011 Workshop Information

The UW System Collaborative Language Program Presents

21st Century Collaboration: Leveraging Social Media to Spark Learning

Kaishan Kong, Chinese Instructor, UW River Falls
Magara Maeda, Japanese Instructor, UW River Falls
Lauren Rosen, Director UW System Collaborative Language Program
Jeremy Wildenberg, Arabic Instructor, UW Green Bay

Check out what we accomplished together on the Workshop Website

274 Van Hise Hall, UW-Madison
Friday, August 26

Join us for a full day focusing on language acquisition for a new generation of learners. Students today are always connected and communicate regularly through established social networks. We'll look at opportunities to engage them using the networks and tools they are already using. Our focus is to connect students with each other, as well as the themes and target culture they are studying using social technologies as the medium for communicating.

Participants will work hands-on becoming more deeply familiar with some of Google's applications, Facebook, and others. Presentations from colleagues including best practices in intergrating social media and lessons learned will guide participants to create successful and engaging activities for 21st century learners.

NOTE:Prior to the workshop, choose a theme you would like to use as the focus for activities that you will design. This will help in narrowing your search for media during activity creation time.

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: $40 Fees include workshop materials, continental breakfast and lunch on Friday.


Parking may be requested for lot 20 but requests must be made no later than Aug. 8. Available permits fill on a first come first serve basis. To request parking apply online.
Cost: $12/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 it is recommended to request parking ahead of time. Parking map

Tentative Workshop Agenda:

Friday, August 26
8:45 Continental Breakfast & Registration

Engaging Students: The Power of Google Apps
Presenters: Magara Maeda, UW-River Falls, Lauren Rosen, UW Collaborative Language Program

Looking to engage your students using the apps that they already know and use? Join us for a hands-on opportunity. Together we will develop a collaborative presentaton, learn to comment constructively, contribute to shared data and more. These activities offer a means for your students to demonstrate what they know and can do in the target language. Experience ways students can interact with each other and integrate their personal interests in the target culture through building content collaboratively in the target language. We'll focus on content development using tools such as blogger, google forms, and google presentation, to name a few.

12-1 Lunch

Reaching 21st Century Learners Where They Live
Presenters: Jeremy Wildenberg, UW-Green Bay, Lauren Rosen, UW Collaborative Language Program

Capitalize on the use of existing media and social networks to engage your students in the target langauge. Learn from the experience of a colleague how students used and feel about using their personal social network space for sharing and inquiry related to language course content. Create at least one video-based activity with which students can interact either through a social network or embedded in your course site. We'll be working with Facebook, google moderator, and others in conjunction with your course site.



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 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

Previous CLP Worshops:

2010: Authenticity & Media

2009: Emerging Technologies & Language Learning

2007: Interact & Engage

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.