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FLE14032: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices: Russian Cities, Russian Stories
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Credit Hours: 0.5

In this course, Russian I and Russian IV students meet to discuss Russian geography and the origins of Russian city names. Working in mixed-level groups, they read and interpret a story derived from their geography lesson. They conclude by creating and then presenting their own stories to the class. In a separate activity, Russian IV students debate the role of the leader in Russian history after reading an article about Vladimir Putin. 

FLE14033: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices: Routes to Culture
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Credit Hours: 0.5

In this course, students explore some historical and cultural aspects of the African presence in Latin America. After a warm-up activity of charades, students participate in pair-discussions of stories about an African woman enslaved in Latin America. Next, the whole class creates a web (concept map) for the cultural elements of the stories. Students then work in groups to add these cultural elements to the original stories they created for homework. Finally, student groups narrate their stories while their classmates act them out. The lesson concludes with Mr. Muirhead and the students playing Los Cajones (the big boxes). This video also shows a field trip to the local Latino community. 

FLE14034: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices: Interpreting Picasso's 'Guernica'
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Credit Hours: 0.5

In this course, students interpret and discuss Pablo Picasso's Guernica. First, as a class, students list vocabulary words suggested by the images in the painting. Then, working in pairs, they write a radio news announcement based on their interpretations of the painting. Finally, students read about and discuss the painting's historical background and prepare to use this information to revise their newscast. 

FLE14035: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices: Creating Travel Advice
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Credit Hours: 0.5

In this course, students learn to communicate about vacations. They work individually and in pairs to express their personal travel interests, and read a letter from a Chilean teacher requesting travel advice for her students. Working in groups, they identify places for the Chilean students to visit in the United States.

FLE14036: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices: Interpreting Literature
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Credit Hours: 0.5

In this course, students discuss Dos Caras (Two faces), by New Mexico author Sabine Ulibarri. Having read the story in previous classes, the students begin by summarizing and interpreting the story and its moral message. To show they understood what they have read, students dramatize scenes from the story, then work in groups to create alternate endings. The class also listens to a student's oral presentation about a local artist. 

FLE14037: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices: Politics of Art
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Credit Hours: 0.5

In this course, students read a letter written by prominent Colombian artists and intellectuals to Spain's prime minister. The letter is in protest of a new Spanish policy requiring Colombians to obtain a visa in order to enter Spain. Role-playing Latin American artists, students formally debate the pros and cons of accepting an invitation to exhibit their work in Spain. After a vote, they prepare to write a letter in response based on majority opinion. 

GTB14001: Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Services
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Credit Hours: 1

This course is designed as training for all teachers to clarify the process of identifying students for gifted and talented services in the state of Arkansas. Mary Kathryn Stein, Program Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Education, and Krystal Nail, Program Advisor, review the definition of giftedness, tackle the top ten myths in gifted education, give an overview of the state's identification process, and provide clever reminders of how to work with gifted students in the classroom. 

GTB14002: Meeting the Affective Needs of Gifted Students
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Credit Hours: 1

This course is designed to address the unique affective needs of gifted students. It provides tips and practical suggestions for how to best meet these needs within a regular classroom setting. Presenting this course is Mary Kathryn Stein, Program Coordinator, and Krystal Nail, Program Advisor, from the Arkansas Department of Education Office of Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement. The presenters of this course hope to dispel the myth that gifted children can take care of themselves and replace it with the belief that gifted children deserve to have their potential developed.

GTD14479: Multiple Intelligences: Designing a Classroom Environment
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Credit Hours: 2

In this course, learn about the theory of multiple intelligences as well as ideas and suggestions for ways to integrate it into the classroom. Participants will reexamine the use of learning centers through the lens of the multiple intelligences; learn how to redesign the classroom to incorporate the different intelligences and create an environment for all of them to thrive; and learn about the professional learning community model and how teachers can share ideas for introducing the intelligences and create lessons that honor the different ways students learn.

GTD14480: Multiple Intelligences: Implications for Leadership
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course explores the benefits of a multiple intelligences focus, considers elements of implementation, and reviews leadership perspectives. Participants will also learn how to deepen understanding of ways to hone effective leadership traits, thus enhancing student learning. Refer to "Multiple Intelligences: Strengthening Your Teaching, 2nd edition" for continued learning.

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