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Chicago Arabic Teachers Council Symposium

Classroom Practices and Teaching Strategies

Hosted by the Program in Middle East and North African Studies (MENA), Northwestern University

December 17, 2016

Program

Harris Hall 108
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Sign In & Continental Breakfast

Harris Hall 107
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Brian Edwards, Crown Professor in Middle East Studies & Director of the Program in Middle East and North African Studies (MENA), Northwestern University

Harris Hall 107
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Session 1: Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling – TPRS
Keynote Address & Workshop — Blaine Ray, Inventor of TPRS and author of many TPRS Books

Harris Hallway
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Connect/Communicate Break
Space for prayer is available in the Lower Level, Harris L06

Lunch
Harris Hall 108
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Harris Hall 107
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Session 2: Using Technology in the Arabic Language Classroom
Brittany Kam and Fadi Abughoush, Robert Lindblom Math & Science Academy

Harris Hall 107
1:40 PM – 2:10 PM
Session 3: Improving Reading Skills with Authentic Texts
Hanan Matari and Rafah Abuinnab, Mariano Azuela Elementary School

Harris Hall 107
2:20 PM – 2:50 PM
Session 4: Challenges and Instructional Practices in Arabic Mixed Classes: Heritage and Non-Heritage Students in One Learning Setting
Mutazz Alabd, Universal School

Harris 108
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Reception

Sessions Moderator:
Asma Ben Romdhane, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Arabic
Program in Middle East and North African Studies (MENA), Northwestern University
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