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Minneapolis Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP)

  • Mon, July 23, 2018
  • 8:00 AM (CDT)
  • Thu, July 26, 2018
  • 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Park Center Senior High School (Room 159) 7300 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
  • 19


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World Language Proficiency Project

  • Light breakfast and coffee provided.  

  • Lunch will be available to purchase for a minimal cost on-site, or bring your own. Going off-campus for lunch is not encouraged, as we have a jam-packed schedule of learning experiences scheduled for your growth.

World Language Proficiency Project
Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency Institute

Welcome to a week of intense growth for you in your skills as a proficiency-oriented language teacher!  We offer a packed schedule that immerses you in experiences, ideas, and practice, to equip you with skills and a plan for how to start your school year focused on proficiency for your students.  You will receive a resource binder with lesson plans, assessment resources, rubrics, and coaching guides to launch your teaching practice into higher orbit this fall.  Please be prepared to work hard, take lots of notes, and live, eat, and breathe proficiency-oriented teaching this week!


Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) Institute: For teachers of  students in third- and fourth-year classes and above, who have been in proficiency-based classrooms for their first two years of language study and are ready to transition to higher-level language proficiency.  Learn a system for designing content-based instruction aligned to AP/IB themes, to your students interests, or to curricular goals such as teaching about culture or content-area studies, such as history or science. Learn how to scaffold output to help your students develop the thinking, writing, and speaking skills to be successful on AP/IB tests and build their confidence in using the language to communicate about academic topics. Modified Reading and Writing Workshop strategies will be shared.  Learn a system for authentic assessment, how to assemble portfolios of student work to document progress, and how to use rubrics and learning progressions to help your students develop skills, habits, and proficiencies that guide them to higher language ability.  

Referenced Material:

 *  Rationale/Theory

*  Parent Communication - Back to  School Night, Parent-Teacher Conferences

 *  Classroom Management

 *  Proficiency Levels Typical of comprehension-Taught Students in the First Two Years

 *  How to Address Required Grammar

*  Formative Assessments and Grading, Rubrics

*  Summative Assessments and Grading, Rubrics, Portfolios

*  Learning Objectives and Backwards Design

*  The Create, Review, Write, Read, Extend sequence of instruction (the backbone of your instructional planning for the year) 

*  Visual Storytelling and Visual Lectures

*  Beginning the Year 

*  Literacy - Reading and Writing Strategies

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