professional development - fondamentos 4 of 6 - count the beats If you are human, leave this field blank. PRIVACY STATEMENT Your personally-identifying information and e-mail will only be used to document your work, and they will never be shared or disclosed in any way. Have you finished the Step 1 videos and tried at least one vocabulary set from the practice app? no yes Section unique ID always use the same unique ID... if you have forgotten, you can check your e-mail e-mail a copy of your responses will be sent to you for your documentation first and last names 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!" Do you think you may be underestimating your students' interest in the more technical aspects of Spanish? Explain. Many teachers we have surveyed believe that learning about the language does not help them use the language proficiently. Do you think you may be underestimating the benefits of understanding the more technical aspects of Spanish? Explain. Do you think some ways of sequencing, explaining, and practicing grammar could be significantly more beneficial than others? Explain. How would you incorporate this video lesson, in class or as a homework assignment? Why? Would you use a PowerPoint version of the video lecture as well (or instead)? Explain. 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. What do you think? Why? The aspects of pronunciation in Step 1 (vowels, diphthongs, and hiatus) are always practiced in the context of thematic vocabulary development. Many of the vocabulary sets are comprehensive and somewhat unusual, such as geologic periods and the solar system. What are some ways you could you incorporate the theme of geologic periods (jurásico, paleozoico, etc.) into a proficiency-focused class? What are some ways you could you incorporate the theme of the solar system (Júpiter, Saturno, etc.) into a proficiency-focused class? What are some ways you could you incorporate the theme of musical instruments (oboe, violín, trombón, etc.) into a proficiency-focused class? In some of the sets, students will see words with written accents before they are explained. How would you address that without going into detail?