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Due to low enrollment, this workshop has been cancelled.

workshops for k12 teachers

July 27-28, 2020

Isabel Dulfano, PhD (Professor of Spanish, University of Utah) will teach the first two days on literary analysis of essays written in various contemporary and classical formats. We review the methodology of literary analysis of essays in general in order to apply it to popular written forms of persuasion. Reading texts which discuss national identity, individual representations of self, and familiar social controversies of the past and present, we will examine the inner workings of these persuasive narratives. From that point of departure, teachers can develop strategies for students to emulate the various styles and techniques exemplified in the readings that best scaffold their ideas.

July 29-30, 2020

Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante, PhD (Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, Utah State University) will teach July 29-30 and address Lesson Planning: Moving from a Teacher-Centered to Learner-Centered Classroom, including:

  • Initial Teaching Philosophy
  • Focus on the Can Do Statements (CDS) with communicative tasks with a specific purpose
  • The teaching of grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, speaking for communicative purposes
  • Self-Assessment of Teaching Statement (SATS)  (teachers can bring a video of themselves to be analyzed)
  • Final Teaching Philosophy
  • The final product of the 2-day workshop: A polished teaching philosophy, a lessson plan based on the CDS and a clear idea on how to do SATS


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July 27-30

Workshop fee: $95

Participants have the option of signing up for 2 graduate-level credits of SPAN 6900 for an additional $50 OR may receive 2 credits through MIDAS course number 58069.

The workshop is open to all K12 teachers.

The workshop may take place remotely, still allowing collaboration and oral communication among all participants.


Last Updated: 4/20/21