FLTA Orientation 2009

2009 FLTA ORIENTATION Schedule

Day 1 (Tuesday, 11 August)
Arrival
Light snacks available at Pasquerilla West Hall 8:00PM.
Day 2 (Wednesday, 12 August )
(All events in McKenna Hall/CCE)
9:00 Breakfast (optional)
9:30 Tour of Campus (optional)
9:00-11:00 Orientation registration, distribution of ID Badges, course-packets and folders
11-12:00 Lunch and Official Welcome
12:15 Ms Marsha Frith, Senior Program Officer, FLTA Program, Institute of International Education
The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program: Policies and Procedures
(Main Auditorium, McKenna Hall/CCE)
1:30 Mr Kevin Barry Asst. Director, Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning,
Education in the United States, Articulating Course Goals Successful Teaching Strategies Alignment of Assignments and Examinations of Goals
2:30-2:45 Coffee Break
2:45 Mr Kevin Barry Asst. Director, Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning,
Micro-teaching & Peer-assessment
3:45 Mr Kevin Barry Asst. Director, Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning,
Lesson Planning, Pacing, Constructing a syllabus, Classroom set-up, Feedback and Student Expectations
6:00 Dinner on your own with Domer cards
Day 3 (Thursday, 13 August)
(All events in McKenna Hall/CCE)
8:00-8:45 Breakfast Buffet
9:00 Prof. Dennis Jacobs Associate Provost,
Testing, Grading, Teacher Evaluation Form and Academic Integrity
10:00 Dr Lance Askildson Dir., Centre for the Study of Languages & Cultures,
Communicative Teaching & Successful Language Teaching Methods I
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45 Dr Lance Askildson Dir. Centre for the Study of Languages & Cultures
Communicative Teaching & Successful Language Teaching Methods II
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Dr Jannifer Crittendon Dir. Office of Institutional Equity,
Discrimination and Harassment on Campus and in the Workplace
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15 Breakout Sessions for specific languages/language groups
Prof. Virginie Askildson (Foreign Language Pedagogy Specialist)
Prof. Alyssa Gillespie (Dept of Russian and German)
Prof. Lionel Jensen (Dept of East Asian Languages)
Prof. Joseph Amar (Dept. of Classics and Arabic)
4:00 Prof. Chris Clark Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning,
Technology as an Aid in the Classroom and in Language Teaching
5:15 Mr. Theodore Fox College of Arts & Letters
American Football: An Introduction
6:00 Dinner on your own with Domer cards
Day 4 (Friday, 14th August)
(All events in McKenna Hall/CCE)
8:00-8:45 Breakfast
9:00 Information session on Renting Accommodation, Policing and Sexual Assault
Prof. Ava Preacher Associate Director, Office of Dean of Arts & Letters,
Prof. Judith Fox Notre Dame Law School,
Detective Dave Dosman (Notre Dame Police Force)
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 Prof. Maureen Dawson College of First Year Studies
The American Student – Needs and Hopes
12:00 Lunch (Lower level, McKenna Hall/CCE)
1:00 Ms Bethany Heet Dir., International Student Services & Activities
Challenges Faced by International Students in America
2:00:-2:15 Coffee Break
2:15 Mark Kocovski, Human Resources
Conflict Resolution: Dealing with your Supervisor, Students, Colleagues in a New Environment
3:15 Aedín Clements Bibliographer, Hesburgh Library
Using electronic resources for research & teaching
4:15 Distribution of FLTA Stipend
7:00 Farewell Banquet in traditional costume/dress and group photograph
Day 5 (Saturday, 15th August)
(All events in McKenna Hall/CCE)
8:00-8:45 Breakfast
9:00 (Sharp) Buses departs Notre Dame for O’Hare Airport
11:30 Arrival at Terminal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 at O’Hare/Students depart for host institutions.