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Professional Development

Professional development for teachers is an important component of the Language in Motion program. Act 48 credit is offered for many of these opportunities.

Language and Culture Teaching Institute:
LCTI will take place on Thursday, August 14, and Friday, August 15, 2014.

No charge to attend. Breakfasts and lunches are included both days.

If anyone is interested in presenting for LCTI, please contact Deb Roney.

At this annual workshop, teachers who include language and/or culture in their classes share content, activities, theories, and other ideas on the teaching of language and culture. All presenters are experienced teachers as well as faculty from Juniata and other colleges.

Professional Conference Scholarships:
Language in Motion provides several scholarship opportunities through out the year for attendance at professional conferences and workshops.

Teachers Abroad:
Language in Motion's Teachers Abroad Program sends area language and/or culture teachers to Canada, Guatemala, France, Germany, and Russia for three to four weeks during the summer months.

On-campus Events:
Meet the Presenters: Once each semester there is an on-campus workshop for teachers interested in having a presenter in their classes. At this workshop, presenters showcase topic ideas and activities and converse with teachers about expectations and curricular integration.

Public events: Teachers and their students are welcome to attend all internationally oriented public events at Juniata such as the annual international film series.

Special Events: Periodically, Juniata offers special topics workshops. In the past, teachers met Juniata's visiting Fulbright Scholar from Pakistan to expand their knowledge of Pakistani and Middle Eastern culture and politics.

For more information, please email us at lim@juniata.edu