by Maris Hawkins
This year, Stacey and I are participating in the NFLC virtual summit. It starts tomorrow, and you can still sign up for FREE here. We are discussing how you can use podcasts for your own professional development and how you can reflect on the episodes that you hear.
Since we are over 140 episodes, it can be overwhelming to join the podcast now. You may be wondering where to start. Below, we are linking some of the episodes that we specially mention in the virtual summit that would be a great place to start or to listen to again if you have already heard them!
Stacey mentioned that she organizes her professional development around the experiential learning cycle which she described in more depth in Episode 133: Organizing our Instruction and the Experiential Learning Cycle
- Episode 138: IPAs, A Review of the Literature, and Steps to Move Forward with Stephanie Madison
- Episode 111: Teaching Listening with Gianfranco Conti, Part I
- Episode 136: Speaking Blackness in Brazil, Identity, and Investment with Uju Anya
To learn what is working in other classrooms:
- Episode 127: Diverse Images of Spanish-Speakers and Reaching “Reluctant” Learners with Rhoda Nunez-Donnelly
- Episode 134: One Year of Biblical Hebrew with Jesse Scheumann
- Episode 121: Collaborating to Build a Content-based Language Program with Gwen Barnes-Karol and Maggie Broner, Part I
To learn about language programs in other contexts:
- Episode 71: Indigenous Language Preservation and Revitalization with Aliana Parker
- Episode 117: The Language Center’s Role on Campus and in the Community with Angelika Kraemer
- Episode 124: Teaching Languages to Students with Disabilities with Cheyenne Staten and Julie Glosson
- Episode 129: Language Policy and Innovation in Scotland with Lynne Jones and Louise Whyte
Episodes to listen to as a department:
- Episode 93: Teaching for Proficiency with Kara Parker and Megan Smith
- Episode 101: One Department’s Approach to Collaborative Planning with North County High School’s Languages Department
Contributor episodes and interviews:
- Episode 113: Mind, Body, and Voice Skills with Justin Slocum Bailey
- Episode 142: Language Legitimacy and Imagining New Educational Contexts with Jonathan Rosa
Consider contributing the podcast yourself reacting to episodes, discussing them online, writing blog posts, volunteering behind the scenes, or even interviewing your favorite language teachers! Learn more here: Contribute to the podcast!
And as always, we appreciate feedback through Twitter @weteachlang, on the website or on Facebook.