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Sunday, June 28

  1. page About the writer edited {NNaditz_SJTOY_mug-orig_071011_(2).jpg} {Nici_for_web_2262.jpg} Nicole has Nicole is also a me…
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    Nicole is also a member of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, the American Association of Teachers of French, the International Association of Language Learning Technology, and the International Society for Technology in Education.
    She has presented workshops and professional development for sessions ranging from one hour to 40-hour seminars and has presented in person and online (using virtual class environments) to audiences around the world. Her presentations address multiple aspects of research-based best-practices for world language teaching.
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    California Language Teachers Association Outstanding Teacher Award
    Foreign Language Association Outstanding Teacher Award
    RecoRecognized for the work in which students are engaged by Hilton Hotels, National Geographic, the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques, and even a Guinness World Record.
    Nicole achieved National Board Certification in 2003 (and is currently seeking renewal) and earned her M.Ed in 2006. She currently teaches French at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks.
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    blog at: http://www.sanjuan.edu/webpages/nnaditz/myblog.cfm?blogID=18http:/3rs4teachers.wordpress.com
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    on Twitter: @nnaditz@nicolenaditz
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    She has presented workshops and professional development for sessions ranging from one hour to 40-hour seminars and has presented in person and online (using virtual class environments) to audiences around the world. Her presentations address multiple aspects of research-based best-practices for world language teaching.
    Nicole has been honored with the following recognition, among others:
    2015 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
    2014 Southwest Conference on Language Teaching Teacher of the Year

    Winner of the 2010 Jane Ortner Educating through Music Award for the curriculum guide presented on this site
    2011-2012 San Juan Teacher of the Year
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    Finalist for 2012 California State Teacher of the Year
    California Language Teachers Association Outstanding Teacher Award
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    Teacher Award
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    Nicole achieved National Board Certification in 2003 (and is currently seeking renewal) and earned her M.Ed in 2006. She currently teaches French at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks.
    Contact Nicole
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Tuesday, March 20

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    CLTA conference during the opening activity of the workshop. They answered the questions by leaving their ideas on post-it notes by each question before the workshop started.
    What activities do you like to have students do while they are listening?
    Enjoy it: appreciate, understand, learn
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    sing and do movements
    make a bookmark about song
    What's your favorite place to find new music in your target language?
    Pandora
    YouTube
    phschool.com (for Realidades textbook)
    iTunes
    family, friends
    students
    Zabombazo
    What are some of the benefits of using music in the classroom?
    Puts me in a good mood and gives my voice a break
    Students have fun
    Students remember concepts because music aids memory
    Students engage other parts of the brain
    Students remember "corny" songs; they complain at first but ask to revisit them all the time.
    Vocabulary retention
    Authentic culture and vocabulary
    Great for students pronunciation
    What's your favorite way to prepare students to listen to a song?
    Like reading, do anticipatory (pre-listening) activities
    Put vocab from song in pictures
    Relate vocabulary and/or theme to the lives of students
    Give them context regarding the singer and the song, as well as culture
    First, I show a video clip of the song. Then I make them listen to the song only without the clip. Depending on the grammar lesson or objective, I use the lyrics in different ways.
    Play the song in the background days in advance.
    Show the video silently and discuss
    I provide the lyrics and I sing it for them first, very slowly.
    As a reward at the end of the lesson or end of the week.
    How do you prefer to check for and/or build your students' comprehension of the song?
    Have them ask me about the song
    Worksheets; have students answer questions about the song right away. If done on paper, I like to collect it and stamp it right away.
    Students make bookmarks about the song; visual representations and/or sentence strips (they may do this individually or in groups depending on the focus of the activity and the teacher's goals for the lesson).
    Short project: fold paper in 8 parts and students choose eight lines from the song to draw, one in each box
    Physical response (act it out, touch the object referred to in the song)
    What are some of the challenges of using music in the classroom?
    Is the song "cool" or "dorky"?; My students don't like the music I choose; hard to find good, relevant music for high schoolers
    Reluctant students at times
    My neighbor complains it's always too loud in my classroom
    Sometimes goes too fast; lyrics not comprehensible
    Finding age- and school-appropriate songs
    Kids get too excited and can't go back to the lesson
    Not all students sing if I want them to.
    Vocabulary too advanced for lower levels
    Understanding how to teach the song
    Students want to know the meaning of each word--this takes a lot of time.
    Student don't want to listen to the song two or three times if they do not know the meaning or message of the song.
    How do you use songs to practice language concepts.
    Grammar and culture in context
    I use music to teach the alphabet, days of the week, months, conjugations, prepositions, etc.
    I have students identify the nouns, adjectives, verbs, or adverbs in the lyrics.
    I use the lyrics to teach poetry too.
    Sing vocabulary and grammar
    pronunciation
    Question words
    Expanded projects
    What are some ways you use song lyrics to inspire students to be creative in the target language?
    emphasize use of adjectives
    how the music makes them feel
    students make their own lyrics an sing them with familiar melody
    give students some key vocabulary and they make their own lyrics
    how to use iTunes/garage band
    Changing words in song to create new song
    help students use natural, colloquial expressions found in songs
    students create songs and raps to help them memorize expressions
    students listen to songs already created to help remember grammar points, vocabulary.
    Sentence frames

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Saturday, March 17

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    Here are the materials used at the workshops for the "Noteworthy Language" curriculum guide.
    Workshop PowerPoint (as a PDF)
    {Version2Noteworthy Language.pdf} "Al"
    "Al"
    character Analysis
    {AlCharacterAnalysis.docx}
    Journal Quad
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    Here are the materials used at the workshops for the "Noteworthy Language" curriculum guide.
    Workshop PowerPoint (as a PDF)
    {Noteworthy{Version2Noteworthy Language.pdf} "Al" character Analysis
    {AlCharacterAnalysis.docx}
    Journal Quad
    {Journal quads handout.docx}

    Making word clouds with wordle.net PowerPoint (as a PDF)
    {Making Word Clouds.pdf}
    Workshop Activity Packet
    {WorkshopActivityPack.pdf}

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