Call for Registrations for October 17 Mellon Technology-in-Language Online Workshop

Posted on September 22, 2020

“SOS to A-OK! Moving from Emergency Remote Teaching to Successful Blended Instruction in Your Foreign Language Program” offers hands-on workshop on Saturday, October 17.

Ohio Five announces the second of three online workshops for Ohio Five and OSU language faculty to provide hands-on demonstrations and expert consultation on common issues in integrating language and technology. “SOS to A-OK! Moving from Emergency Remote Teaching to Successful Blended Instruction in Your Foreign Language Program will be held via Zoom on Saturday, October 17 from 10-11 am with a 30-minute question and answer period to follow.

The workshop will be led by Adam Ross, Chinese Content and Technology Specialist at San Francisco’s Chinese-American International School. Ross describes the workshop:

“We have just emerged from the 2019 – 20 school year as emergency online teachers, having made swift pivots to teaching foreign languages online. While we have no crystal ball to see what foreign language classes will look like beyond this fall, we can take stock of the good practices we have implemented in online learning and consider how we can continue these practices in blended learning environments, ready to implement in our traditional classrooms when we are ready to return to in-person learning. This workshop will explore several online tools (Flipgrid, Padlet, Jamboard,, and will use Can- Do statements and backward planning to demonstrate how these tools can be integrated seamlessly to augment foreign language learning opportunities in blended formats. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to (1) strategize and implement the use of digital tools in their own foreign language classes and (2) reflect on their work to date in "Emergency Remote Teaching," and how this instructional pivot has provided opportunities to strengthen their own skills in foreign language pedagogy.”

The workshop is limited to 20 participants who are full-time language faculty members at Ohio Five colleges and The Ohio State University.  Participants who attend the full session will receive a $150 stipend. The workshop is funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Registration for the final workshop, “Asynchronous and Synchronous Teaching and Learning” on November 13 will open in mid-Ocotober.

To register, please complete this online form by Friday, October 10. Participants will receive a Zoom link and further instructions about the workshop with their confirmation.