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Thomas J. Garza, Director 201 W 21st St, B7800 • HRH 4.196 78712-1053 • 512-471-6574

Spanish in Texas Workshop: Special Focus Group

Mon, July 22, 2013 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM • CLA 1.302C, Glickman Conference Center, UT-Austin

Participate in a SpinTX materials-development working group

The Spanish in Texas team invites you to apply to participate in a materials-development working group. They are looking for creative and thoughtful Spanish teachers to design educational materials for the SpinTX video archive (http://www.spintx.org).

The SpinTX video archive is a free and open website for language learning from the Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning (COERLL) at UT-Austin. The SpinTX video archive provides a convenient web interface to search hundreds of short video clips from the Spanish in Texas Corpus (http://www.spanishintexas.org). Each video is accompanied by synchronized closed captions and a transcript that has been annotated with thematic, grammatical, functional, and metalinguistic information. Educators using the site can tag videos for features that match their interests, and share favorite videos in playlists.

Selected participants will meet as a group for two 3-hour sessions. The first session will include an introduction to the SpinTX video archive. Following the introduction, participants will brainstorm lesson ideas as a group and individually begin to develop their own lesson plan, which will be published on the SpinTX website. Participants will finish their lesson plan on their own time before the second session. During the second session, participants will present their lesson plan, give feedback to others, and make any necessary changes before turning in their final lesson plan. 

The focus group will take place from 9:00am-12:00pm on July 22 and July 29. If you are selected to participate, you will receive a stipend of $250 and six hours of Continuing Professional Education credits. To apply, please fill out the online application by July 1: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lnAA5z-0JZenqzJAgIkD9wDrgfsNTaHoU4pkn3lNKWI/viewform


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