Apr 2, 2019
Welcome to Inspired Proficiency and thank you for joining us for episode 4 of season 3. As always, please tweet any takeaways and inspirations to #inspiredproficiency.
On this episode Ashley chats with Jim Wooldridge, aka Señor Wooly. In the variety segment Ashley talks to Audrey O’Clair from soundtrap: an audio recording platform that’s like a robust combination of google drive and garage band.
Ashley and Jim begin their chat talking about Wooly Week. Jim and his team released a new original song for Wooly Week in February. Wooly Week is a celebration of all things Señor Wooly. They currently have many materials for Spanish of all levels and have just started adding some French materials to their repertoire. They also released integrated professional development within the resources for the new song. Instead of just releasing a song to enjoy and click play in the classroom, Jim and his team worked really hard to make sure that Wooly Week 2019 was full of ALL the possible ideas teachers could do with the songs and stories on the site to make them comprehensible for their students. Teachers were challenged to try new activities while participating and earning raffle tickets to enter the contest for Wooly Week.
Teachers who use SeñorWooly.com can join the Woology Facebook group to collaborate and share ideas. Jim talked about how amazing the teachers who participated in Wooly Week were because they really stepped up to the challenge to connect with each other through Facebook and push their students to higher proficiency levels. Jim is excited for Wooly Week 2020 and has lots of new ideas to share from what he has learned from the first three Wooly Week experiences. Read more detailed notes at www.deskfree.wordpress.com
Ashley chats with Audrey O’Claire from Maine who works with Soundtrap, an online recording studio that is user friendly. It is a way to collaborate digitally on voice and music creations. Audrey mentions Noah Geisel and how they worked together to Flashbuild some music programs through Soundtrap at CCFLT in Denver.
Resources and links mentioned on the show:
Jim Wooldridge on Twitter @senorwooly
Audrey O’Clair on Twitter @audreyoclair, firstname.lastname@example.org
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