Before we meet at the Alexandria Campus (Bisdorf Building Room 334A) on Monday, June 13 for our first day, we have three short tasks that we ask you to complete.
One: Introduce Yourself!
We have created a digital wall for you to introduce yourself to the other participants using a program called Padlet.
- Go to the Padlet page at https://padlet.com/agunder/ns2016
- Click on a blank part of the map to open a text box.
- Write your name in the title line.
- Introduce yourself, telling us where you teach, what language you teach and something about you. Feel free to write in the target language.
- (Optional) Attach an image of yourself using one of the icons on the bottom of the text box.
If you need help with Padlet or want a demo of how to post, watch this quick video:
Two: Review and Discuss This Video
As an icebreaker, please watch this video posted below. After watching, scroll to the bottom of this page and write a discussion post using the comment area that says Leave a reply. List three things that you learned from the video.
Make sure to complete these tasks before you come on the first day, as there will be a special announcement made for those that finish beforehand!
GETTING TO THE INSTITUTE
NOVASTARTALK will start on Monday morning at 9:00 am in room 334A of the Bisdorf building of NOVA Alexandria. Please park your car on the top outdoor parking deck across from the Bisdorf Building. If you come in from Leesburg Pike, there is a stop sign right before the Parking deck on Dawes Avenue. You’ll go to the right and up to the designated area in the top deck. Do not park anywhere else on campus to avoid a ticket. Our instructional aids (Imad and Cody) will be on the corner to direct you to the spot. Do not arrive before 8:30 am or if you do, please visit cafeteria on ground floor.
If you are coming from the Ballston or the King Street metro on the NOVA shuttle, be sure to use NOVA Shuttle Route B which goes directly to the Alexandria Campus. The shuttle will stop at the Bisdorf building. Go up to Room 334A where our class will meet. Please leave early enough to arrive by 9:00. Leave plenty of time for transportation to be able to gauge just how much time you’ll need each day. We want everyone to start learning at 9:00 sharp each day.