Project-Based Language Learning: A Pathway for Wellness in the Socially Just Classroom
This strand will support teachers in utilizing technology tools, authentic content resources, and pedagogical skills they need to support students in a Project-Based Language-Learning (PBLL) environment. PBLL engages students in interdisciplinary inquiry on global and social justice themes as they work in collaborative teams, developing critical and creative thinking skills (DOK), gaining Common Core literacy, exercising leadership skills and acquiring global competencies. Participants will create a complete PBLL-aligned unit, which addresses the California World Language Content Standards and Framework, the ACTFL World Readiness Standards, and more. This strand is appropriate for teachers of all languages and cultures, including teachers of English Language Learners.
Facilitators: Luz Griselda Ramírez / Anna Chavez