professional development - fondamentos 3 of 5 - count the beats

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Have you finished the Step 1 videos and tried at least one vocabulary set from the practice app?

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COUNT THE BEATS - THE VIDEO LECTURE

Many teachers we have surveyed believe that their students are not interested in the more technical aspects of Spanish.

However, the vast majority of students we have surveyed react positively, and common responses are something like, "I learned so much!" and "That was really helpful!"

Many teachers we have surveyed believe that learning about the language does not help to use the language proficiently.

Due to the ever-shortening average attention spans of our students and society in general, many teachers believe that video lessons should be at most 3 to 5 minutes and have to be entertaining.

We disagree! We think that students should actively practice watching longer video lectures that are informative and engaging, but not necessarily entertaining.

remember that we have a simplified powerpoint version you can use instead of the video or for review using target language!

COUNT THE BEATS - THE PRACTICE APP

Many teachers have suggested that more 'gaming' elements (such as points, a final score, countdown clocks, etc.) would be an improvement.

We disagree! We have purposely avoided those in order to cultivate an appreciation of learning for learning's sake and to foster the student's sense of agency and self-reflection in the learning process.

SPANISH POSTER PROJECT 2022

The browser-based practice apps are appropriate for all ages, as young as first grade!

However, the video lessons themselves are appropriate for older students, generally junior high and above. Assigning them as homework saves precious class time.

With the available PowerPoints and posters, the method is easily presented to younger students.

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