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    2024 OLP Series: Russian Online Language Pedagogy

    • August 5, 7, & 9, 2024
    • Project Lead(s): Naiyi Xie Fincham
    • Facilitator(s): Sarah Boutin

    Developed for in-service teachers teaching Russian online, this year’s OLP series highlights themes related to adapting materials & resources, teaching writing & reading, and learner interaction. The series consists of two parts. Part one (the summer workshop) offers three 90-minute live online panel discussions with real-time interaction, followed by Q&A, over the week of August 5 to August 9. Part two (the asynchronous online modules) – knowledge, resources, and strategies shared and generated from these live panels will then be used to develop asynchronous online modules and made available on the NFLRC website in the form of OER (open education resources). 

    Educators who wish to earn a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards maintaining their professional qualifications should attend all three live online panels and complete all the required tasks in part two.

    2024 Russian Online Language Pedagogy (OLP) Summer Workshop

    3-day online summer workshop (CEU credit available)

    Monday, August 5 | Wednesday, August 7 | Friday, August 9

    Live panel discussions in Zoom: 9:00-10:45 am Hawai‘i | 12:00-1:45 pm Pacific | 1:00-2:45 pm Mountain | 2:00-3:45 pm Central | 3:00-4:45 pm Eastern 

    Registration: FREE (deadline: July 31, 2024)

    This NFLRC professional learning opportunity, designed specifically for online Russian language teachers, will focus on three key areas of teaching Russian online*:

    1. Adapting materials and resources (Monday, August 5) – Dengub, Klimova, Quinn, & Shuvalova
    2. Teaching writing and reading in Russian (Wednesday, August 7) – Quinn & Rice
    3. Learner interaction (Friday, August 9) – Dengub, Klimova, Rice, & Shuvalova

    *  Key areas were identified by the NFLRC through a survey distributed to online Russian language teachers throughout the United States. 


    • Evgeny Dengub (University of Southern California)
    • Olga Klimova (University of Pittsburgh)
    • Shannon Donnally Quinn (Michigan State University)
    • Heather Rice (University of Texas at Austin)
    • Larisa Shuvalova (University of Washington & Meridian School District, WA)


    Three daily interactive live sessions followed by related asynchronous tasks (e.g., sharing of resources, posts related to the day’s topic, etc.), which are to be completed after each live session.


    Successful completion of this workshop (attendance in all 3 live Zoom panel sessions and completion of all asynchronous tasks by August 31) will be certified with a digital badge conferred by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa). Please see Digital Badge Criteria section below for details. Badge earners may be eligible to earn a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards maintaining their professional qualifications.

    Badges are not available to those who are not able to attend the 3-day workshop in person. Session recordings and resources will be made available after the event as OERs.

    Digital Badge Criteria

    The Russian OLP badge certifies that the badge recipient:

    • Learned about adapting materials and resources; teaching writing and reading in Russian; and learner interaction related to teaching Russian online;
    • Attended all three live Zoom panel sessions;
    • Participated substantively and collegially in asynchronous tasks following each live session (at least 3 posts per session);
    • Completed a 3-2-1 Reflection for each live session.
    • Completed our Exit Survey 

    NOTE: See the Q&A section below for instructions on how to complete your required badge tasks.

    The digital badge can be requested at the end of the Exit Survey form.

    Completion Due Date: August 31, 2024.

    CEU Credit 

    Participants who meet all the criteria listed under “Digital Badge” above can be eligible to earn continuing education unit (CEU) credit. In order to earn the CEU credit, one requirement is to fulfill a minimum of 10 contact hours during the workshop, which means participants have to attend all 3 webinar sessions (6 hrs) and participate in asynchronous tasks and reflections afterwards (4 hours). 

    If you are from the North Carolina Virtual Public School, you will automatically be considered for CEU credit. If you are from a school OTHER than North Carolina Virtual Public School and you wish to earn CEU credit, please contact us and provide the name, title, and contact info (phone and/or email) of the supervisor who will be responsible for approving/awarding your professional development credit.

    Completion Due Date: August 31, 2024.


    Live Zoom panel sessions

    • How do I access live panel sessions in Zoom? All sessions can be accessed via the link provided to registered attendees prior to the start of the summer workshop.
    • What topics will be covered during the live panel sessions? The session schedule, including the list of topics and presenters will be listed in the aforementioned email as well as on this webpage, once available.
    • What should I do if I have a question about Zoom? Visit the Zoom Help Center for more information.

    Asynchronous tasks (following live panels)

    • Where will the asynchronous tasks take place? We will use the collaborative web platform Padlet.
    • How do I participate in the asynchronous tasks? After each live panel session, participants will respond to the day’s prompts by making posts in Padlet at their leisure. This may involve discussing an aspect of the day’s content, sharing resources, and so forth. Participants should make at least three posts for each of the three session days. Be sure to include your full name with your posts, so you are appropriately credited for your contributions,

    Final Project: 3-2-1 Reflection

    • What is the 3-2-1 Reflection? The 3-2-1 Reflection is a brief summary report that you need to complete after each live panel session. For each one, you need to provide a summary of three things you learned, two things you plan to implement in your class, and one question that you still have.
    • Where can I find the 3-2-1 Reflection and how do I create my own copy? First, go to the Reflection Template.
    • How do I submit my 3-2-1 Reflection? Complete this Google Form to submit a URL to your 3-2-1 Reflection document.

    Exit Survey

    Coming soon.