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Sube Supports Linguistic and Biocultural Diversity. Sube Stands with Standing Rock.

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Sube Supports Linguistic and Biocultural Diversity. Sube Stands with Standing Rock.

We developed Sube in 1996 because we have always believed it is imperative to protect linguistic, cultural and biodiversity around the world. We understand that they are intrinsically linked and that language has to be taught with this understanding and awareness.  That is why Sube teaches through art, music and games which is the 'true' language of a culture. In the words of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, respect for cultural diversity “widens the range of options open to everyone” and, combined with maintaining biological diversity, is essential to our survival. If we lose diversity, the result will...

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Sube Founder, Agnes Chavez, in HipLatina

Sube Founder, Agnes Chavez, in HipLatina

Sube Founder and Developer, Agnes Chavez, is interviewed by Diana Rico on Hip Latina. "Chavez is a living example of the creativity and innovation skills she imparts to youth. In 1996, when she wanted to teach her two-year-old son Spanish, she developed a method that combined art, music, and games—the things kids naturally like to do—and then created an education business based on that approach. Now in its 20th year, SUBE, her award-winning language-teaching system, has been used to teach more than half a million kids worldwide. We spoke with Chavez about how she integrates arts education into STEM subjects, the...

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Wordfoto Selfie: iPad Activity

Wordfoto Selfie: iPad Activity

This activity is an adaption from the ebook, ESL Games for 21st Century Brains and can be used for any language. The Wordfoto app and PicMusic app are only $1.99 each and are great 21st century tools for language learning through art and technology. The 10 words that the student chooses to describe themselves develop vocabulary acquisition skills and the Share and Discuss phase allows them to compare and contrast selfies to practice their language skills. Let us know how it works! Preparation Print out a Word Wheel (i.e. see below) to find 10 words to describe yourself. Download the Wordfoto...

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Free K-12 Professional Development Workshop

Free K-12 Professional Development Workshop

MARCH 3, 20165-8 PM Join us for a free professional development workshop focused on ESL/SSL games for the 21st century brain. Award winning artist/educator, Agnes Chavez, will share her latest 21st century activities for teaching a second language to children (Spanish/English).These activities bring together the worlds of; (1) the arts, (2) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and (3) 21st century thinking. Working from her new ebook, “ESL Games for 21st Century Brains,” as well as from her “Sube Teach Language through Art, Music and Games Language Kit,” she will lead a hands-on workshop that engages teachers in playful art-based...

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Blogging in the Language Classroom

Blogging in the Language Classroom

Courtesy of EdTechTimes.com Wondering if blogging is right for your language classroom? This infographic provides a nice overview and some great tips that will surely get you fired up. For the language classroom the benefits are enormous. One of the greatest challenges in teaching a second language is providing enough opportunity for real world use of the new language. Writing blog posts in the target language, getting feedback and engaging in dialogue with an audience beyond the classroom, sharing topics of personal interest, and making connections with native speakers to name a few. So where do you start?  Doing some research to understand how others...

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