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Sunday, October 22 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Agency, Teamwork, and Language Strategies: Taking the 21 st Century to Task (3 hr)

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Within the world of the classroom, we do everything in our power to ensure our adult learners acquire the English they need to reach their life goals. Outside the classroom, our learners encounter the challenging complexities of 21 st century societies and systems. Learners’ ability to persist in the face of those challenges does not reside in our power, but in theirs. Task-based and project-based instruction reinforce learners’ awareness of, and belief in, their self-efficacy and agency while helping them develop the language strategies they need to engage in their communities, postsecondary settings, and workplaces.

In this three-hour session, we examine (and experience) a collection of task types that allow learners to acknowledge, define and expand their abilities. Each task is analyzed through the lenses of relevance, rigor, responsibility, reciprocity, and reflection. We also consider the roles of differentiation, digital literacy and contextualization in each task.

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Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Consultant - PD Specialist, Lighthearted Learning
Rigor, Routines and Real SkillsPiloting the LARAEC adult ESL course outlinesMind-brain-education

Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
H2 Winchester