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Tuesday, June 28 • 10:00am - 11:30am
10A As the British, Austrians, Dutch and Canadians Do: international approaches to curriculum design, teaching and assessment in Classical languages courses

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How do schools around the world teach and assess Classical language courses? What modes of communication, texts, assessments and teaching methods are most common? How high is the bar set elsewhere?

And most importantly: who is doing things differently?

This workshop presents the findings of two projects: a comparison of methods of delivery, design, and assessment using curricula from exam boards and governments in Europe, Australia, and North America, as well as the results of an International Baccalaureate survey on teacher practice administered to nearly 200 schools worldwide.

The presentation will highlight evidence-based trends in translation assessment taking hold in Scotland and Austria, a British approach to authentic assessment of reading skills, and elements of curriculum frameworks in Canada and The Netherlands that align particularly well with the ACTFL standards.

During the workshop, participants will be encouraged to reflect on ways these international approaches might benefit their own practice.

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Ryan Joyce

Curriculum manager, DP Classical languages, International Baccalaureate
I taught Latin (and, just once, Ancient Greek) and chaired the Department of Classics at The Brooklyn Latin School, a specialized public school in New York City. At TBLS, we had a four-year madatory Latin requirement that culminated in the IB Latin exam. | | After six years at TBLS, I moved to Den Haag, Netherlands, to join the Academic Division of the International Baccalaureate. At the IB, I oversee both the implementation of the current... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
San Jacinto Center Room 204

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