Workshops at our Annual Convention model hands-on learning and are interactive discussions led by a moderator. They aim to develop professional skills or examine professional interests, responsibilities, and proficiencies.
Space for workshops may be limited, so please pre-register (available at the end of October). If a workshop is sold out, it will no longer appear under "Registration and Membership," but you may email to be added to our waiting list.
In this workshop, participants will be working on developing affective and process-based writing pedagogies along with many colleagues. We will use zines to make annotated bibliographies, write research papers, and create visual writing. One of the goals of this project is to bridge the gap between students’ lived experiences through encountering everyday media and images and their academic writing while emphasizing the plasticity of writing itself.
Subsequent to a successful and invigorating virtual DDGC (Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum) collective gathering, this workshop furthers the aims of removing structural barriers to learning and assessment for language teaching. We will jointly consider the DDGC’s collaboratively generated list of language outcomes in light of our own respective situation.
This workshop for foreign language instructors presents how to integrate dissertation projects about narratives in the digital storytelling format into existing curricula. It includes best practices for curricular considerations (level, topic, materials), an outline of the instructional sequence and lesson plans, and assessment rubrics.
This workshop promotes cultural awareness in language classrooms by examining Latin American artistic expressions concerned with environmental justice, showcasing a range of thought-provoking contemporary Latin American artists and activists. Attendees will walk away with concrete examples of how to use authentic materials involving different media arts in their L2 classrooms.
This workshop provides an overview of the foundations of TBLT and demonstrates how a successful implementation of Tasks requires thoughtful consideration of both macro- and micro-decisions at the various stages of syllabus design. Through a series of hands-on exercises in lesson planning, materials creation, and language assessment, attendees will experience first hand the components involved in implementing the TBLT framework.
This workshop discusses professional opportunities for humanists beyond the traditional transdisciplinary settings by exploring a new avenue for humanists in a medical school setting. It stimulates discussions about what exactly the physician-humanist interprofessional collaborations can look like, and what humanist expertise has to offer to medical education. The facilitators (MD/PhD) will share examples of their interdisciplinary, interprofessional practice.
Based on a proficiency-oriented instruction approach, the preparation of court interpreters should include the avoidance of false cognates, reaching language equivalence, and awareness of language variation. The workshop will include multiple interpreting activities and a discussion of ethical issues.
This audio description workshop will provide an overview of the “Fundamentals of Audio Description" (developed by Dr. Snyder) and access awareness, particularly with respect to people who are blind or have low vision.
Learn how the Census Bureau collects data on language spoken at home, ancestry and ethnicity, how to find that data, download the tables, or create a choropleth map on our portal that you can use. This workshop will present to attendees and engage their participation (no computer needed), as well as illustrate how educators may instruct with Census Bureau data or have the Census Bureau guest-present in college/university courses. No prior experience with data or statistics is needed.
This workshop prepares humanities faculty to teach their classes effectively and imaginatively. To this end, the workshop has two goals. First, it surveys the lessons learned during the emergency shift to online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic. Second, it offers specific, concrete strategies for moving forward as colleges and universities return to some measure of instructional normality.
This workshop, rooted in the work of the Cosmopolitan Collective, will engage participants with exercises and questions designed to inform the development of Community Engaged Learning language courses.
We’ve all done it: said the wrong pronoun, used the wrong name, or referred to someone in some sexed/gendered way. How can we as instructors forestall these mistakes and activate in ourselves an inclusive ideology for gender and sexed identities in our classrooms? This workshop will start with grammar and linguistic history to identify where these words come from and how they work (and don’t work), then we’ll discuss strategies for positive engagement with gender pronouns, teaching, and learning.
This will be a four-part interactive workshop that will introduce the concept of the College Novel as a college wide initiative. It will highlight how the novel was used as a literary text to create cross-cultural awareness and dialogue at all levels of the college community.
This workshop models how interactive theatre can be used to counter implicit bias towards women in higher education.
In this workshop, we will discuss ways to use digital image standards from libraries and museums for research and teaching purposes, as we explore the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF, https://iiif.io).
In this session, we will present how the engaging format of the graphic novel can be used as a pedagogical tool to decolonize French history and French grammar learning at the intermediate level.
This workshop discusses new solidarities created through the dismantling of academic colonial discourses in a self-convened Latinx Social Justice Collective at a public university. We employ critical race studies and indigenous feminist theories to discuss how to utilize decolonizing frameworks to address our academic realities and claim the right to self-determination as marginalized groups in academia.
Exhibitors have the opportunity to offer workshops at NeMLA. We will promote your workshop as part of our Professionalization Initiatives, and convention attendees will have the opportunity to pre-register. Exhibitors who sign up after November 1 may be asked to share a workshop. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.