Faculty Meeting Feb 2010 • Course evaluations • Please make an appointment with me (20 minutes per language) • ACTFL & CEF equivalences • Policy: Adding/closing sections • Instructional Technology (Daria) • Best practices • Tell me more update • Announcements
ACTFL & CEF Equivalences Proposal submitted by DC faculty in Dec 09 Bologna’s feedback ACTFL CEFR Intermediate Low A1 Intermediate Mid A 2 Intermediate High B1 Advanced Low B2 Advanced Mid B2 Advanced High/Plus C1 Superior C2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages A1 = Novice HighA2 = Inter LowB1 = Inter MidB1+ = Inter HighB2 = Adv LowB2+ = Adv MidC1 = Adv High / General Functional Superior (level 3 in ILR)C2 = Full Functional Superior (level 4 in ILR) • 1. Levels • "A1" equals Novice level; but don’t think it’s NH. • "A2" is definitely Intermediate Low • I like their using "plus" to mark performance differences. • 2. Sources • Please refer toprofessional journals on testing or official documents rather than Wikipedia.
CEF & ACTFL project: What next? • Meeting with faculty (NextTuesday 2:30 – 4:00PM) to: • Compare the descriptors in CEF and ACTFL scales • Incorporate feedback from Bologna • Briefly discuss how this decision is reflected in your program (bring syllabi of all your pre-proficiency courses
Adding & closing Sections • Current practices: • Close/add sections at the end of first week of classes • Class size: • Larger programs: • Min: 5 students ; • Max 12 students (1st year) – 10 students (2nd year) • Smaller programs: • Min: 4 students ; • Max 12 students (1st year) – 10 students (2nd year) Question: Do we need to change this practice?
HOW TO… • Best Practices and Troubleshooting Guide for: • Using the projector • Laptop Performance • Removing WR back drive or Flash-drive • Using the laptop docking station • The docking station is a device into which you can plug your laptop in order to gain extra functionality • Each of these add-ons can be plugged into the docking station • When you connect the laptop to the docking station, you gain
InstructionalTechnology Workshops • UpcomingiPod-in-Education Workshops • Upcoming Interactive Digital Workshops: • BeginningWriters Workshop (includesprintable alphabet worksheets, spelling and punctuation…) • Advanced Writers Workshop (includes collaborative and interactive writingprocess) • Personalized one-on-one training and consulting
Guided Mode • Spring 2010: Independent Study Learning Path: development, reading, writing, speaking, listening, and cultural understanding • Fall 2010: Online StudyMaterial Learning Path: complements the instructor’srole and introducesmaterials in the official programs Free-to-Roam Mode • Spring and Fall 2010: SkillReinforcement Learning Path: organized by workshops depending on the skills or topics to beworked on Post-Guided Mode Experience
R-327 AND R-304 • Work station to bekepttidy and organized • Necessary office items such as paper & staplers • Emptypaper boxes • Equipment set up and workingproperly • Pick up TV sets • Help keep the chairs in the correct place