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K-12 French Teachers Workshop
March 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Using Authentic News Sources in French as a Foreign Language Classes: Media and News Carriers from the French-speaking World
The workshop will consist of a roundtable, theoretical contributions and practical application in smaller and larger groups, an inter-state dialogue, and a debriefing. The content of each micro-training will be contextualized to the workshop topic and adapted to the needs of K-12 teachers. Participants will receive a certificate for .4 Continuing Education Units.
Alina Hunt, PhD is a seasoned language educator with breadth and depth of experience across K-12 education, higher education, and the military. Dr. Hunt is currently a world languages faculty member at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
- During the workshop, Alina Hunt will lead a “Techniques of Discussion” session emphasizing storytelling.
Emily Burrus is a high-school French and world languages faculty member at Pisgah Community High School. Emily also works on the Global Connections planning committee that offers professional development and cross-curricular work sessions for Haywood County teachers. She has been a co-presenter for the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina and received the NCDPI sponsorship to attend the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages conference.
- Emily Burrus will talk about “The resources available to teachers and students“ during their language teaching and learning process.
Christen Campbell is a French teacher at Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina. She holds a M.A. in French from Middlebury College and is a National Board Certified Teacher. In 2021, she was named Foreign Language Teacher of the Year for North Carolina (FLANC). She was finalist for her district Teacher of the Year and was the 2015 AATF North Carolina Teacher of the Year. She has consulted for College Board, Vista Higher Learning, Barron’s and presents annually at ACTFL’s national convention. She is a contributing authors in How We Take Action: Social Justice in K-16 Language Classrooms, to be published in 2021. Christen actively seeks out opportunities to improve equity at her school.
- Christen Campbell will teach a session on the topic of “The different components of a pedagogical unit for different levels of language learners”
• Teaching authentic news;
• Identifying and accessing resources such as TV programs, audio sources, websites, blogs, streaming, and social media news from across the French-speaking world);
• Conceptualizing different components of a pedagogical unit for different levels of language learners; and
• Utilizing techniques of discussion, including constructing arguments, storytelling games in class, the francophone world, etc.
The workshop will be held in English.
Session times include small breaks.
• 10am-11am: Welcome. “The Intricacies of Teaching Authentic News: Media and News Carriers from the French-speaking World” (roundtable & discussion, in person and on Zoom)
Samba Camara, Teaching Assistant Professor in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (UNC)
Dorothea Heitsch (facilitator), Teaching Professor in French & Francophone Studies (UNC)
Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History; Director of Carolina Public Humanities (UNC)
Hassan Melehy, Professor in French & Francophone Studies; Adjunct Professor in English and Comparative Literature; Affiliated Faculty in American Studies (UNC)
Jacques Pierre, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies (Duke University)
Valérie Pruvost, Teaching Professor in French & Francophone Studies, Director of French Language Instruction (ROMS, UNC)
• 11am-12pm: Workshops (in person and on Zoom)
Alina Hunt (North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics) will lead “Techniques of Discussion” workshop emphasizing storytelling.
Emily Burrus (Pisgah Community High School) will talk about “The resources available to teachers and students” during their language teaching and learning process.
Christen Campbell (Chapel Hill High School) will focus her participation on the topic of “The different components of a pedagogical unit for different levels of language learners”.
• 12pm-1pm: Lunch
• 1pm-2pm: Inter-state dialogue on challenges & opportunities (in person and on Zoom)
David Ruffel (facilitator), Cultural Attaché, Director of Villa Albertine in Atlanta.
• 2pm-3pm: Debrief & reflections