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Educating Linguistically Diverse Students / Spring 2006
Thursday, 14 January 2010
WELCOME to LLSS 315 Spring 2010

 WELCOME, Culturally Relevant Students, to our Spring 2010 Semester!

Our current COURSE BLOG is available at http://unm-elds.ning.com

Our Class Collection of WEB PAGES is available at http://fvitali.tripod.com/315sp10.html

Our RESOURCE Blog is available at https://unm-farmington.tripod.com/315/

"When we speak of diversity in the classroom, we usually focus on the diversity of the students in the room. We often forget that the teacher also brings a range of diversity issues to the classroom. Every teacher brings his or her physical appearance and culture into the room at the same time as the students do. How you look, how you speak, how you act upon your opinions of the role of academics (and particularly of the class you teach), and the extent to which these differ from the physical, cultural and intellectual backgrounds of your students will have a profound effect on the interactions in your classroom. Thus you need to be aware of possible reactions among the students to your race, gender, age, ethnicity, physical attributes and abilities. Preparing for such reactions will involve not only knowing as much as you can about your students, but also turning the mirror to yourself, and finding out more about your own diversity issues."

Source: Dr. Delaney Kirk references this quote from an article from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Faculty Excellence .

Posted by unm-farmington at 4:04 AM MST
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Sunday, 23 August 2009
WELCOME, FALL 2009 Students!
 Welcome to our Fall 2009 Educating Linguistically Diverse Students Course. Our class blog is available at https://unm-farmington.tripod.com/315. Also our Class Collection of web pages is indexed at http://fvitali.tripod.com/315f09.html

I look forward to our dialogue, practicum experiences, and adventures that will help us become more culturally responsive educators.

Frances Vitali, Instructor

Please list your reflections below after our first session, August 24.

Posted by unm-farmington at 11:11 PM MDT
Updated: Monday, 24 August 2009 8:24 PM MDT
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Thursday, 22 January 2009

Each week we will keep a diary of our sessions as a way to document our learning experiences throughout the semester. This will become our class story. Please make note of your scheduled day as the Weekly Scribe.

Eldadiana Arzate 2-Apr
Coelho, Sarah19-Mar
Dearen, Shelly12-Mar
Hall, Valerie5-Mar
Jones, Rachel26-Feb
Hawkins, Ami19-Feb
Petree, Samantha12-Feb
Schofield, Rebekah5-Feb
Yazzie, Tammie Jan-29

April 9  TBA  |  April 16  TBA  | 

April 23  TBA  |  April 30 TBA                                         

Posted by unm-farmington at 3:22 AM MST
WELCOME, SPRING 2009 Students!

"People are often powerless, alone, afraid; this is because someone else is telling their stories for them." 'You are ugly. You are undesirable. You are useless'. Through storytelling, you recognize your own story." ~ Joseph Bruchac~

Welcome to Educating Linguistically Diverse Students, Spring 2009 semester! Our blog is a way to communicate with each other as well as a resource for you.
During our first meeting we took a field trip to the Farmington Indian Center. Please share your reflections (impressions, questions, insights, musings) from that trip below. This will give you a chance to practice posting your comments to this blog.

Posted by unm-farmington at 3:18 AM MST
Updated: Thursday, 22 January 2009 3:21 AM MST
Thursday, 18 September 2008

Vicki Bruno will be joining us to teach us sign language and talk about communication disorders from Sept. 18-October 9. Welcome to our Educating Linguistically Diverse Students, Vicki. We look forward to learning from you.

Posted by unm-farmington at 12:32 PM MDT
Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Each week a class member records what happened during our time together as a way to document our time together and to share the story of our learning community. Please post your weekly memories here.

9/4 Elise         9/11  Fredrick      9/18  Heather     9/25 Lacey

10/2 Glynna   10/9  Sarah G.   10/17  Brittany    10/24 Clark 

10/31 Miranda  11/6 Sarah B.   11/13 Emily       11/20 Nicole

12/4  Frances

Posted by unm-farmington at 7:36 AM MDT
Updated: Thursday, 18 September 2008 12:30 PM MDT
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Thank you for playing along with the Barnga simulation game today. Please post your reflections about it here. (Will you ever learn to trust me again?!)

Posted by unm-farmington at 3:19 PM MDT
Thursday, 1 May 2008
Thank you, Vicky Bruno

Thank you, Vicky Bruno, for sharing your expertise with us about language and communication and sign language. Perhaps you can return to UNM and provide a workshop for educators in the near future. Congratulations upon your upcoming retirement. You will missed and we are fortunate that you will be available to share your time with future teachers.


Posted by unm-farmington at 8:46 AM MDT
Thursday, 24 January 2008

Each of us will have at least one opportunity to record the highlights of each session as a reminder of our time together. In the event someone is absent, the recorded account will serve as a log of what we did each week. So scribe on.

Remember to record the session date and your name when posting the weekly highlight.

Thank you...................Frances

1/31 Frances | 2/7 Sarah | 2/28 Nikki |3/6 Christine |

3/13 Hannah | 3/20 Cassady | 4/3 Nick | 4/10 Nancy |

4/17 Shantel | 4/24 Elsie | 5/1 Vickie

Posted by unm-farmington at 2:34 AM MST
Updated: Thursday, 7 February 2008 9:18 PM MST
Monday, 21 January 2008
WELCOME, Spring 2008 Students!

Dear Educationalists,

In our LLSS 315 course experience we will have the opportunity to see critically from different perspectives and to consider: what it means to educate and to honor funds of knowledge; what knowledge is valued and by whom; and our critical lens as educators.

We will have an opportunity to work with Apache Elementary School teacher Charlotte Bradshaw and her 4th graders on a family history Chautauqua project this semester. This interaction will provide you with a rich, hands-on practicum experience.  

In your dual role as both teacher and student you may gain practical experience and bring more value and understanding to our course text content.

I am looking forward to learning along side all of you!

Frances Vitali


Posted by unm-farmington at 3:57 PM MST
Updated: Thursday, 24 January 2008 2:00 AM MST

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