Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference. Barbara Blankenship, UCLA Thomas Hinnebusch, UCLA Florence Martin, CSU Long Beach. Title VI Funding. Today’s discussion Noteworthy outcomes from the past Newest project Signposts to the future.
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Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference Barbara Blankenship, UCLA Thomas Hinnebusch, UCLA Florence Martin, CSU Long Beach www.lmp.ucla.edu
Title VI Funding Today’s discussion • Noteworthy outcomes from the past • Newest project • Signposts to the future Has enabled the creation of the LMP’s well-known comprehensive website for teachers of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). www.lmp.ucla.edu
Noteworthy Earlier Outcomes BIBLIOGRAPHY 7700 citations, materials for 150 LCTLs AUTHENTIC MATERIALS 1000 citations LANGUAGE PORTALS Language profiles, maps Web links for each language www.lmp.ucla.edu
LMP Agility …provides for quick response as needs change • Robust, flexible database design • Time-tested research methods Our latest response to national needs: K-12 LCTL resources www.lmp.ucla.edu
K-12 GATEWAY to the Less Commonly Taught Languages Online since February 2009 www.lmp.ucla.edu
Some Components of the Gateway TEACHING FRAMEWORKS RESOURCES LESSON PLANS • 20 thematic units • 100 lesson plans, with supp. materials Sample lesson www.lmp.ucla.edu
K-12 Pilot Project • Consultants: 10 teachers • Languages: 6 languages • Grade: 4 elementary, 5 secondary, 1 multigrade • Types of program: 4 • Geographical: Anchorage AK to Fairfax VA www.lmp.ucla.edu
Results of the Pilot Project • ENTHUSIASM • SUGGESTIONS for current site • Ideas for FUTURE ELEMENTS www.lmp.ucla.edu
Signposts to the Future • Teachers’ ideas for future elements • USER-GENERATED CONTENT • TEACHERS’ ONLINE COMMUNITY www.lmp.ucla.edu
Title VI Impact Title IV • Has filled a FUNDAMENTAL NEED for organizing LCTL teaching materials, through support of the Language Materials Project. • Will provide a KEY ADVANTAGEfor the future, by supporting the LMP’s development of a platform for user-generated content. www.lmp.ucla.edu