Wednesdays: Sep 28 | Oct 5 | Oct 12 | Oct 19 | Oct 26

1:30-3:30 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time)

The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) in collaboration with the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) is offering a professional development (PD) series titled “Materials Development for Online Language Courses” for online language instructors nationwide. The purpose of this series is to introduce instructors to principles and best practices for designing or adapting materials for online language classes. The series consists of five sessions covering three main topics: 

• Adapting Existing Materials for Online Language Instruction
• Scaffolding to Facilitate Comprehension and Production
• Multimodal Approaches in Online Materials Development: Balancing Language Skills and Facilitating Differentiated Instruction

Sessions take place every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) starting September 28 (the series runs September 28-October 26, 2016). Participants who successfully complete the series by attending webinar sessions and completing associated reflective tasks will earn a digital badge from NFLRC and may be eligible to earn a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards maintaining their professional qualifications. (Teachers from NCVPS are automatically eligible; other educators will need to put NFLRC in contact with the awarding supervisor.)

Please note that this year’s “Materials Development for Online Language Courses” series is distinct from last year’s series on “Designing Interaction for Online Language Learning,” which is archived online.

To participate in this professional development series, please complete the registration form on our webpage: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/91/