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About the Project

According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), interpersonal speaking, listening and reading are at the heart of language learning but are often among some of the most difficult skills for students to master. By providing editable, high-quality teaching materials, The Pathways Project aims to connect teachers and students across the state of Idaho.

The state of Idaho has many rural schools and school districts. In these school districts, many instructors lack access and/or support to provide students with the experiences to reach a higher level of proficiency. Without access to the materials and resources for students to participate in communicative activities, students may fall behind in language proficiency. The Pathways Project hopes to provide instructors the resources they may lack, to further and enhance student learning.

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Pathways Project Directors

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    Dr. Kelly Arispe

    Co-Director

    Kelly Arispe (Ph.D. UC Davis), is an Associate Professor at Boise State University where she teaches upper-division Spanish Linguistics courses and Teacher Education courses in methods, literacy and assessment for pre-service language teachers. She is Program Coordinator for Language Secondary Education Majors and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Computer Assisted Language Learning. Her primary research focuses on L2 pedagogy and CALL/MALL and intermediate and advanced language learners. Her current projects include using video tagging software to impact best practices in language teaching and the Pathways Project.

    Kelly Arispe (Ph.D. UC Davis), is an Associate Professor at Boise State University where she teaches upper-division Spanish Linguistics courses and Teacher Education courses in methods, literacy and assessment for pre-service language teachers. She is Program Coordinator for Language Secondary Education Majors and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Computer Assisted Language Learning. Her primary research focuses on L2 pedagogy and CALL/MALL and intermediate and advanced language learners. Her current projects include using video tagging software to impact best practices in language teaching and the Pathways Project.

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    Amber Hoye

    Co-Director

    Amber Hoye (M.E.T), is the Director of the World Languages Resource Center at Boise State University where she supports faculty implementing educational technology and other innovative practice including OER, supervises an interdisciplinary team of student employees, and teaches a required course for language majors to prepare for attending graduate school or entering the workforce. Her current projects include supervising the creation of ancillary teaching materials in collaboration with university faculty, staff, students, and K-12 teachers, and managing the Pathways Project OER repository.

    Amber Hoye (M.E.T), is the Director of the World Languages Resource Center at Boise State University where she supports faculty implementing educational technology and other innovative practice including OER, supervises an interdisciplinary team of student employees, and teaches a required course for language majors to prepare for attending graduate school or entering the workforce. Her current projects include supervising the creation of ancillary teaching materials in collaboration with university faculty, staff, students, and K-12 teachers, and managing the Pathways Project OER repository.

Faculty Collaborators and Contributors

  • Andrea Reak

    Instructor, French

    Sage International School
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    Becca Sibrian

    Lecturer, German

    Boise State University
  • Fatima Cornwall

    Language Coordinator, Spanish

    Boise State University
  • Portrait of Franzi Borders

    Franzi Borders

    Instructor, German

    Boise State University
  • Sharon westbrook

    Sharon Westbrook

    Instructor, French

    Riverglen Junior High
  • Portrait of Shaylon Black

    Shaylon Black

    Instructor, Spanish

    Mountain View High School

Meet the Current Student Team

  • Alex DiMatteo

    OER Editor at WLRC

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    Anna Gamino

    Spanish Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Annika Henderson

    Annika Henderson

    German Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Armilene (Armi) Cabreros

    Armilene Cabreros

    ASL Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Ashley Johnson

    Ashley Johnson

    Admin Team at WLRC

  • Ben Bailey

    Social Media at WLRC

  • Blake Simmerman

    Admin Team at WLRC

  • Brandon Benson

    Spanish OER Editor at WLRC

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    Brenna McNeil

    OER Editor at WLRC

  • Photo of Brooke Staszkow

    Brooke Staszkow

    Spanish Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Camille Daw

    OER Editor at WLRC

  • Photo of Carla Lara

    Carla Lara

    Spanish Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Cation Jones

    Cation Jones

    Japanese Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Chloe Robinson

    Chloe Robinson

    Spanish Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Claire Oberg

    ASL Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Danielle Ali

    Korean Conversation Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Edson Valdisimo

    Edson Valdisimo

    WLRC Social Media Assistant at WLRC

  • Elian Tovar

    Elian Tovar

    Spanish Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Emma Wilkinson

    Emma Wilkinson

    ASL Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Erica Laursen

    Erica Laursen

    German Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Grace Hall

    Grace Hall

    Arabic OER Editor at WLRC

  • Halle Robertson

    Japanese Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Ibrahem Alotaibi

    Arabic Conversation Lab Assistant and Intern at WLRC

  • Jordyn Preble

    Jordyn Preble

    Spanish Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Josepha Sowanou

    French Conversation Assistant at WLRC

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    Linzy Carpenter

    Spanish Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Mardy Morales

    Mardy Morales

    Spanish Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Mary Berheim

    Mary Berheim

    German Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Maya Grubaugh

    Maya Grubaugh

    Spanish Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Mimi Fahnstrom

    Mimi Fahnstrom

    OER Editor at WLRC

  • Monica Potts

    ASL Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Reagan Solomon

    Reagan Solomon

    German OER Editor at WLRC

  • Rylie Wieseler

    Admin Team at WLRC

  • Sara Bakari

    Sara Bakari

    Arabic Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Serena Krause

    Serena Krause

    ASL Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Sophie Campbell

    Sophie Campbell

    Social Media Assistant at WLRC

  • Soyeon Park

    Korean Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Tea Recanzone

    Tea Recanzone

    Spanish OER Editor at WLRC

  • Zachary Zaleski

    Spanish Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

  • Photo of Zara Akbari

    Zahra Akbari

    German Conversation Lab Assistant at WLRC

Licensing & Copyright

All materials created by faculty, staff and students involved with the Pathways Project are covered under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). 

This means you are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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Note: Every effort has been made to properly credit third party resources in our materials. If you catch an error or find something to be mislabeled, kindly let us know at Pathwaysproject@boisestate.edu.