This year's Summer Institute: Planning for Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) was sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and L2TReC.
In order to attend this summer institute, you had to successfully complete the MOOC: Envisioning Project Based-Language Learning. Sadly, due to the current impasse, we did not get to travel to Utah but rather participated virtually with language professionals located within the USA, Lithuania and Panamá, representing these languages: Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
As we worked on further designing our project, we were assisted by my personal shero Dr. Cherice Montgomery from BYU, and co-led by Stephen Tschudi from the University of Hawai'i - Mānoa.
2020 Summer Institute required reading:
Project Based Teaching: How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences by Suzie Boss and John Larmer
Our summer institute/project product ☞ Project Infographic
By participating in this summer institute, my takeaways have been:
Herein, I'm also sharing some of the activities shared throughout the summer institute:
Proposed Project Content:
Los objetivos de esta unidad:
Autoras presentadas: sor Juana Inés, Alfonsina Storni y Juana de Burgos
Project design ☞ Project infographic:
As we continued designing our PBLL project, we were then tasked with creating an infographic as a culminating task for this summer institute.
For this remote ISI (Intensive Summer Institute), we concentrated on designing our proposed PBLL. I'm sharing herein my proposed PBLL project directed to my native/heritage speakers of Spanish at the high school level. The project is framed within the MYP's Global Context of Fairness and Development and it will be a culminating project with my unit titled: Women in Literature.
I must mention that this proposed PBLL can also be adapted to a Spanish Language Acquisition class.
El profe Calderón
My experiences attending the Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute
Cherice Montgomery, Ph.D.