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Summer Faculty Workshop Schedule 2014

Date
Time
Topic
Location
Facilitator
Notes
7 Jul
0800
Inprocessing
Various
Self Directed
 
8 Jul
0800
Inprocessing
Various
Self Directed
 
9 Jul
0800
Inprocessing
Various
Self Directed
 
10 Jul
0800
Dept Head Welcome
West Point Museum
COL Ebner
 
 
0900
SFW Orientation
West Point Museum
LTC Baker
 
 
1000
West Point Tour
WP Visitor’s Ctr
LTC Baker
 
 
1230
Lunch
Grant Hall
On own
 
 
1800
Dinner Boat Cruise
South Dock
COL Ebner
Spouses welcome
11 Jul
0900
History Tour
TBD
TBD
 
 
1330
CDT Field Tng Orientation
Camp Buckner
TBD
 
12 Jul
 
 
 
 
 
13 Jul
 
 
 
 
 
14 Jul
0900
DFL Organization/Faculty Overview/Website
WH5002
Dr. Mansour
 
 
1000
Academic Program/WPLDS/5 Domains
WH5002
Dr. Enslen
 
 
1100
DFL Staff
Ms. Maresco
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Academic Counseling Overview
WH5002
Mr. Pendergast
 
 
1330
Course Director Overview
WH5002
Mr. Pendergast
 
1400
Clubs/Trip Sections
WH5002
Mr. Pendergast
15 Jul
0900
Program Director’s Overview
WH5002
Dr. Mansour
 
 
0945
Desk Chief Overview
WH5002
LTC Baker
 
 
1015
IT Brief
WH4327
Mr. Helsel
 
 
1115
DTS Brief/Migrate Accts
WH5002
Ms. Rivera
 
 
1215
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Ctr for Languages, Cultures and Regional Studies/Cultural Immersion Experiences/SAP Overview/CDT Assessment
WH5002
Dr. Watson
 
 
1400
International Intellectual Development Division
WH5002
Mr. Matthews
 
16 Jul
0900
Foreign Language Teaching/SLA/FLE
WH5002
COL Ebner
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Active Learning Model Workshop
WH5002
Dr. Watson
 
17 Jul
0900
Teaching Speaking Workshop
WH5002
Dr. DeMelo
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Teaching Listening Workshop
WH5002
Dr. McInnis
 
18 Jul
0800
TAC/Faculty/CDT Panels
TBD
Various
 
 
1130
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Teaching Writing Workshop
WH5002
Dr. Smith
 
19 Jul
 
 
 
 
 
20 Jul
 
 
 
 
 
21 Jul
0900
Teaching Culture Workshop
WH5002
Dr. Irani-Tehrani
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Teaching Reading Workshop
WH5002
MAJ Garneau
 
22 Jul
0800
Sporting Facilities Tour
Clinton Lot
LTC Baker
 
 
1000
Honor Code Briefing
Simon Ctr
TBD
 
 
1100
Tour of Simon Ctr
Simon Ctr
TBD
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Ctr for Faculty Excellence Brief
Jefferson Library
Dr. Evans
 
 
1400
Ctr for Enhanced Performance
Jefferson Library
CPT Miner
 
 
1500
Tour of Jefferson Library
Jefferson Library
Elaine McConnell
 
 
1800
Ultimate Frisbee and BBQ
South Dock
LTC Baker
Families Welcome
23 Jul
0900
Teaching Grammar Workshop
WH5002
Dr. Venere
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Sequencing Activities Workshop
WH5002
Dr. Mansour
 
24 Jul
0900
Assessment Workshop
WH5002
Dr. Mansour
 
 
1330
Supt’s New Fac Inbrief
Ike Hall Aud
Various
 
 
1900
Community Fair
Ike Hall Ball Rm
Various
Families Welcome
25 Jul
0600
CFT Run Back
Camp Buckner
LTC Baker
 
 
1100
Driver’s Training
LTC Baker
Bring Accident Avoidance Crs cert, State Driver’s License
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Planning session with mentors
Langauge offices
Various
 
26 Jul
 
 
 
 
 
27 Jul
 
 
 
 
 
28 Jul
0900
Best Practices Brown Bag Pitch
WH5002
Dr. Venere
 
 
0930
Practice Session 1
Classrooms
Various
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Practice Session 1 (cont)
Classrooms
Various
 
29 Jul
0900
Practice Session 2
Classrooms
Various
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Practice Session 2 (cont)
Classrooms
Various
 
30 Jul
0900
Practice Session 3
Classrooms
Various
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Practice Session 3 (cont)
Classrooms
Various
 
31 Jul
0900
Certification
Classrooms
Various
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Certification/Retraining
Classrooms
Various
 
1 Aug
0900
Certification/Retraining
Classrooms
Various
 
 
1200
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1300
Certification/Retraining
Classrooms
Various
 
 
   
NOTES:
1. Desk Chiefs will provide desk copies of the materials (textbook, syllabus, etc.) to each new faculty member for the courses they will be teaching.
 
2. Uniform for viewing of Cadet Field Training for military is ACUs; civilian need to wear pants, long sleeve shirt and comfortable, closed toed shoes.
 
3. Senior Faculty are expected to attend the Certification Phase of the Summer Faculty Workshop.
 
 
 
Homework Assignments

Appendix to SFW Schedule - Homework
Department of Foreign Languages
 
Dear New Faculty Members:
 
Throughout the Summer Faculty Workshop, you will participate in discussions and activities regarding particular pedagogical aspects of Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Education. We will issue you  a copy of the basic text supporting these activities, Becoming a Foreign Language Teacher by Elaine Horwitz. It is yours to use throughout the workshop and during your first year here in DFL. At the end of the year, we will ask you to turn your copy in so that next year’s cohort of instructors will have the text available to them.
 
Listed below are the readings from Horwitz and activities that instructors for various sessions of the workshop would like you to complete before each attendance. Not every class has assigned pre-work listed below. If the instructor of those classes would like you to complete such homework, you will be notified prior to the class.
 
10 JUL: West Point Tour
USMA/DFL Calendar and USMA Reg 1
 
14 JUL: West Point and DFL Organization
Scan the Strategic Documents on the USMA website (http://www.usma.edu/strategic/SitePages/Home.aspx)
Read “Teaching Foreign Languages at West Point”
Scan “History of Pedagogical Methods” (http://www.usma.edu/dfl/SitePages/SWF-Assignments.aspx)
Intro to USMA IT and Using Sharepoint (Mr. Helsel and Mr. Piscatelli)
1.       Review DFL Technology Quick Reference Sheet (in your folder that will be issued on Day 1 of SFW)
2.       Consider the following questions:
·         What does the acronym CAC stand for? How does it strengthen network security?
·         How do you create a mapped drive? What is its benefit to computer users?
·         When your computer completely freezes where nothing responds, what action should you take to restart it?
·         What does the acronym VPN stand for? What are its benefits for a company or the government?
 
16 JUL: Foreign Language Teaching
Read Chapter 1 of Horwitz
Intro to SLA/FLE
Read Chapters 2 and 3 of Horwitz
Active Learning Model
Read 2 pages on Active Learning Model in Workshop Handbook (http://www.usma.edu/dfl/SitePages/SWF-Assignments.aspx)
 
17 JUL: Teaching Speaking
1. Read Horwitz 109-130
2. Define the concept of “spontaneous speaking” using your own words.
3. Prepare to discuss “Guidelines” (Horwitz, pp. 120-123) in more detail.
Teaching Listening Comprehension
Read Horwitz, Chapter 4
 
18 JUL: Teaching Writing
Read Horwitz, Chapter 7
 
21 JUL: Teaching Culture
Scan documents found in the Language, Regional Expertise and Culture folder of the DFL web site (http://www.usma.edu/dfl/SitePages/LREC.aspx)
Teaching Reading
1. Before reading the chapter, identify the reason why reading is important to you as a language-learning tool. 
2. Read pp. 134-151 in Horwitz.  Note any changes to your perception of reading as an important tool for language-learners.
 
23 JUL: Sequencing Two Activities
Read Horwitz, Chapter 10  
 
24 JUL: Assessment
Read Horwitz, Chapter 9

Other Resources:
  
Teaching Culture

Scan
“History of Pedagogical Methods”


Read 2 pages onActive Learning Model in Workshop Handbook.