EC Spanish 2 Week 15 Update

Fall 2014

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... (as an ELA/parent) this week:

1. Ask your students how they are doing, what they are doing (which assignment/s) and what they are learning. If they can't tell you with great detail, they aren't getting it.

2. Have your students show you their grades, specifically their Quarter 2 average, as that's what they're doing now. (Grades are available 24/7) OR have them give you their log-in info., so you can check in on them any time. You just click on "Grades" in the left-hand sidebar.

3. Remind your students to complete ALL open, incomplete work first to ensure that they do their best the first time around. (See below for complete details on what's open, what's due and what's closing). Redos and/or extra credit should only come AFTER doing everything as best as possible the first time around.


In addition to talking with your students, you should be receiving a progress report every other week (last one was last week and next one (which is the last before the final course grade report) is the first week of December). The last day of the course is December 12th and final grade reports will be sent out the following week.

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What's on the agenda this week:

The time has come; we are now in the LAST UNIT of the course (Unit 8)! Please see below for complete details on what is due and closing this week!

DUE THIS WEEK:

Unidad 8 - La Comunidad

  • **Unidad 8 - Required Live Class** - (during week 15 or week 16)

  • Lección 1

    • _____ Práctica de Vocabulario

    • _____ Actividades de Vocabulario

    • _____ Prueba de Vocabulario

    • _____ Práctica de Gramática

    • (_____ Actividad Suplementaria ~ BBC Mi Vida Loca: Episodio 20)

  • Lección 2

    • _____ Práctica de Vocabulario

    • _____ Actividades de Vocabulario

    • _____ Prueba de Vocabulario

    • _____ Práctica de Gramática

    • _____ Escribir

    • _____ Hablar

    • (_____ Actividad Suplementaria 1 ~ BBC Mi Vida Loca: Episodio 8)

    • (_____ Actividad Suplementaria 2 ~ BBC Mi Vida Loca: Episodio 9)

    • (_____ Actividad Suplementaria 3 ~ BBC Mi Vida Loca: Episodio 16)

    • (_____ Actividad Suplementaria 4 ~ BBC Mi Vida Loca: Episodio 18)

CLOSING THIS WEEK:

  • **Unidad 7 - Required Live Class** - (during week 13 or week 14)

  • Lección 3

    • _____ Práctica de Vocabulario

    • _____ Actividades de Vocabulario

    • _____ Prueba de Vocabulario

    • _____ Práctica de Gramática

    • _____ Hablar

  • Lección 4

    • _____ Práctica de Vocabulario

    • _____ Actividades de Vocabulario

    • _____ Prueba de Vocabulario

    • _____ Práctica de Gramática

    • _____ Escuchar

    • _____ Escribir

    • _____ Actividad Cultural

    • _____ Proyecto Final

**As a reminder, students' 1st priority should be finishing ALL assignments in Unit 7. Then, the second priority should be to do ALL of Unit 8, in order and on time (ahead of time if possible, in case of emergency). Redos and extra credit are not as important as making sure that all assignments are done the first time.**

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RLC Opportunities this week:

Unit 7 (LAST CHANCE!)

  • Tuesday, 11/18 @ 5 pm
  • Tuesday, 11/18 @ 8 pm
  • Wednesday, 11/19 @ 4 pm


Unit 8

  • Thursday, 11/20 @ 11 am


**Please note that while attending via computer is the BEST option and using a mobile device (smartphone, iPad, etc.) is second best, students do NOT have to have a computer or internet to access these sessions/RLCs. They can call in by phone. The phone number and PIN number are listed in the RLC section of the course, as well as in the right-hand sidebar under the calendar.

Do your computers meet the NCVPS Tech. Requirements?

Click here to see the most up-to-date list. Please note that students should have a headset w/ microphone OR a computer with built-in speakers and microphone.

Students who need help

Students are required to attend Required Live Classes throughout the course (6 total in the summer), which is a virtual classroom environment that allows for complete interaction with the teacher and other students. As such, questions are often answered in these sessions. However, if/when a student needs additional help, he/she should first ask me, the teacher. If I'm not available and it's a quick question, he/should should take advantage of the NCVPS Peer Tutoring Center's Quick Questions via BB IM. If more serious content tutoring/remediation is needed, the student/s can request one-on-one tutoring with me and/or a peer tutor. If a student is weary, nervous, and/or conscientious about taking the class online, he/she can request a Virtual Buddy from the NCVPS Peer Tutoring Center for moral support, technical assistance, and more. See the video below for complete details on the PTC (information is located in the course as well).
Click here for NCVPS Virtual Support/Help Desk!

The NCVPS Virtual Support Center is available for technical assistance (for which I cannot do/help). They can be reached via phone during business hours or any time via Help Desk ticket.

About Me

Let me introduce myself. My name is Teryn Odom and I am from Charlotte, but currently live in Raleigh. I graduated with Bachelor's degrees in Spanish, Psychology (and Education) from UNC-Charlotte and am a NC Teaching Fellow. I earned my Master's in International Studies from NC State University. I am now taking classes to earn my add-on administration certification online from UNC-Wilmington. I am currently an online Spanish Teacher, Instructional Leader and Course Development Team Leader for North Carolina Virtual Public School. I also have the pleasure of serving as an Advisory Board Member for NCVPS. In addition to my work at NCVPS, I teach the professional development course, Teaching World Languages Online, for LEARN NC as needed and work as a consultant/contractor for the NC Department of Public Instruction. I have taught middle school, high school and post-secondary at Wake Technical Community College. I love spending time with my husband and two sons, traveling, photography, reading, listening to music, experimenting with technology tools, researching, fishing, cooking, gardening, and playing with my two yorkies. I have traveled to over 21 different countries (including over 140 cities) and lived in three (Spain, Costa Rica & Mexico). My goal is to visit each Spanish-speaking country and each continent at least once. I have a fervent desire to create and innovate new learning opportunities for individuals in North Carolina and throughout the world. In fact, one of my research interests has been promoting sustainability in countries around the world through distance learning. As a language teacher, I strive to teach critical life skills and build character in addition to teaching and promoting language and culture. I know that all students/people are not language lovers, but all students/people can learn another language and have fun while doing so! :-)