In episode 9 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with Claire Knowles about teaching college Spanish in a fully online, asynchronous format. Claire tells us about how she uses performance assessments instead of tests to assess learning and how she elicits feedback and reflection from students in every unit.

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Show Notes

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Scholars and research mentioned on the show:

Dr. Claire Knowles’ Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/clairelknowles

The textbook, Ritmos, that Claire uses: http://www.los-ritmos.com/home/orgins/

If you have questions about performance assessments in the language classroom, here are a few links to get you started:

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/LinguaFolio/6.0

http://carla.umn.edu/assessment/vac/CreateUnit/p_2.html

https://www.actfl.org/publications/books-and-brochures/the-keys-assessing-language-performance

https://www.actfl.org/publications/books-and-brochures/implementing-integrated-performance-assessment

 

A photobooth picture Claire and I took at ACTFL 2015, just for fun! 507

 

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