LARC/CALPER Webinars 2010-2014

JD Brown, NFLRC - University of Hawaii
February 21, 2013

What is a Rubric?  According to Brown (2012): "The term rubric has existed in English for more than 600 years and, during some of that time, it has meant a set of "printed rules or instructions" (Encarta Encyclopedia, 2004).  However, more recently, rubric... Read more

Donna Clementi, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
November 29, 2012

Backward Design principles require that teachers begin unit planning by describing what they want students to know and be able to do by the end of the instructional unit. Teachers must describe how students will demonstrate that they can apply the grammar and vocabulary a... Read more

Cindy Brantmeier, Washington University, Saint Louis
October 16, 2012

Foreign/Second language (FL) reading is an outward manifestation of an inward process that cannot be observed, and it is also an ability that some language programs take for granted. This presentation will begin with a brief review of models that treat FL reading, and it... Read more

Glenn Fulcher, School of Education, University of Leicester, UK
April 19, 2012

This webinar is about assessing second language speaking. At the start of the webinar I’ll talk a little bit about why we assess speaking – because it hasn’t always been the case – and cover some history of assessing speaking in the United States. Even though I’m from the... Read more