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Language Learning with Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez

Here are some photos from our week of learning with Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez. Below that is a list of resources that were shared at her workshops.

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Resources Lori mentioned during her training: – Includes links to, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and many more links of her personal resources.

Recommended Reading – Languages and Children – Making the Match

Lingualfolio –

Avant Assessment –

ACTFL Website:

The “Hat” –

Stephen Krashen – Second Language Acquisition and the Affective Filter:

The Natural Approach –

Modern Language Workshop with Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez

On Wednesday, January 23, Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez met with 50 ISM parents to discuss ways to support their children in language learning. Whether studying a foreign language, maintaining mother tongue, or studying the English language, Lori gave several practical ideas that parents can use with their children to support and encourage their language development. Below is her presentation and a few links to her resources.

Lori’s Website:

Lori’s Facebook Page

Lori’s Delicious Bookmark Page:

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Have iPad, will use Apps

This week in Grade 8 Science, students are getting ready for the unit on chemical and physical changes. The starting point is to explore the Periodic Table. With the assistance of the MS IT Coordinator, a Periodic Table app was downloaded onto the new iPads available for student use in the Middle School.

The teachers wanted the students to engage in inquiry as they learn about the elements and their properties. A worksheet, designed to accompany the inquiry use of the app, was handed out to students. A quick demo of how to use the various functions of the app was given by one of the teachers. Then the students worked in pairs to learn about groups, states of matter of elements in their natural form and their properties.

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