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Upcoming events

    • Mon, October 22, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tue, October 23, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Greenville Middle School- 1111 N. Ohio St. Greenville, OH 45331
    • 37
    Register

    Learn engaging strategies to lift your students' language proficiency into higher orbit!!

    Learn how to teach for proficiency  - guiding your students to interact in the language, using it to communicate about real ideas from day one of class.  

    Learn how to build literacy from the very first days of class - co-writing meaningful texts in a gradual release of responsibility model and following up with reading extension activities.

    Learn how to make academic content and academic language accessible to your students, to prepare them for advanced work in the language.

    Learn foundational skills to speak comprehensibly to your students - even beginners.


    Day One:  9 AM to 5 PM

    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Demonstrations
    Community Building in the Target Language - Card Talk
    Literacy from Day One - Write and Discuss and Reading Options
    Routines to Build Community in the Target Language - Small Talk
    Creating Characters and Stories - One Word Images and Stories
    Daily Assessments and Summative Portfolio Assessments
    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Teacher Talk:  How it Works and Why it Works
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Guided Partner Coaching


    Day Two:  9 AM to 3 PM

    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Demonstrations
    Teaching Culture, Geography, History, and Folklore in the Target Language

    Look and Discuss - Picture Talk and Movie Talk

    Class Yearbooks - Special Person Plus Literacy

    Creating Characters and Stories 

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Teacher Talk:  Assessment, Classroom Management, and Minimizing Your Planning But Still Having a Plan


    • Coffee and Lunch Included
    • $275 per person
    • Student Teacher/Retired Discount - contact Kim at kim@westsidesec.com for details

    Register & Click Invoice Me to pay via Purchase Order


    • Mon, October 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tue, October 30, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • North Oconee High School Field House 1081 Rocky Branch Rd, Bogart, GA 30622
    • 32
    Register

    Learn engaging strategies to lift your students' language proficiency into higher orbit!!

    Learn how to teach for proficiency  - guiding your students to interact in the language, using it to communicate about real ideas from day one of class.  

    Learn how to build literacy from the very first days of class - co-writing meaningful texts in a gradual release of responsibility model and following up with reading extension activities.

    Learn how to make academic content and academic language accessible to your students, to prepare them for advanced work in the language.

    Learn foundational skills to speak comprehensibly to your students - even beginners.

    Day One:

    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Demonstrations
    Community Building in the Target Language - Card Talk
    Literacy from Day One - Write and Discuss and Reading Options
    Routines to Build Community in the Target Language - Small Talk
    Creating Characters and Stories - One Word Images and Stories
    Daily Assessments and Summative Portfolio Assessments

    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Teacher Talk:  How it Works and Why it Works
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Guided Partner Coaching


    Day Two: 
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM -
    Demonstrations
    Teaching Culture, Geography, History, and Folklore in the Target Language
    Look and Discuss - Picture Talk and Movie Talk
    Class Yearbooks - Special Person Plus Literacy
    Creating Characters and Stories with Individual Characters


    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Teacher Talk:  Assessment, Classroom Management, and Minimizing Your Planning But Still Having a Plan
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Guided Partner Coaching


    • Coffee and Lunch Included
    • $275 per person
    • Student Teacher/Retired Discount - contact Kim at kim@westsidesec.com for details

    Register & Click Invoice Me to pay via Purchase Order


    • Wed, October 31, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thu, November 01, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • St. Nicholas School- 7525 Mintom Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421
    • 30
    Register

    Learn engaging strategies to lift your students' language proficiency into higher orbit!!

    Learn how to teach for proficiency  - guiding your students to interact in the language, using it to communicate about real ideas from day one of class.  

    Learn how to build literacy from the very first days of class - co-writing meaningful texts in a gradual release of responsibility model and following up with reading extension activities.

    Learn how to make academic content and academic language accessible to your students, to prepare them for advanced work in the language.

    Learn foundational skills to speak comprehensibly to your students - even beginners.

    Day One:

    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Demonstrations
    Community Building in the Target Language - Card Talk
    Literacy from Day One - Write and Discuss and Reading Options
    Routines to Build Community in the Target Language - Small Talk
    Creating Characters and Stories - One Word Images and Stories
    Daily Assessments and Summative Portfolio Assessments

    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Teacher Talk:  How it Works and Why it Works
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Guided Partner Coaching


    Day Two: 
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM -
    Demonstrations
    Teaching Culture, Geography, History, and Folklore in the Target Language
    Look and Discuss - Picture Talk and Movie Talk
    Class Yearbooks - Special Person Plus Literacy
    Creating Characters and Stories with Individual Characters


    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Teacher Talk:  Assessment, Classroom Management, and Minimizing Your Planning But Still Having a Plan
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Guided Partner Coaching


    • Coffee and Lunch Included
    • $275 per person
    • Student Teacher/Retired Discount - contact Kim at kim@westsidesec.com for details

    Register & Click Invoice Me to pay via Purchase Order


    • Mon, November 26, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • St. Nicholas School- 7525 Mintom Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421
    • 46
    Register

    Learn engaging strategies to lift your students' language proficiency into higher orbit!!

    Learn how to teach for proficiency  - guiding your students to interact in the language, using it to communicate about real ideas from day one of class.  

    Learn how to build literacy from the very first days of class - co-writing meaningful texts in a gradual release of responsibility model and following up with reading extension activities.

    Learn how to make academic content and academic language accessible to your students, to prepare them for advanced work in the language.

    Learn foundational skills to speak comprehensibly to your students - even beginners.

    Schedule:

    8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Demonstrations

    Community Building in the Target Language - Card Talk

    Literacy from Day One - Write and Discuss and Reading Options

    Routines to Build Community in the Target Language - Small Talk

    Creating Characters and Stories - One Word Images and Stories

    Teaching Culture, Geography, History, and Folklore in the Target Language

    Daily Assessments and Summative Portfolio Assessments

    1:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Teacher Talk

    How it Works and Why it Works, Guided Partner Coaching


    Monday, November 26, 2018 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    The Whitney Building
    2 Laura Ave.
    Savannah, GA 31404

    Price:  $60 Early Bird through October 31, $75 after November 1

      Student Teacher/Retired Discount - contact Kim at kim@westsidesec.com for details

        Register & Click Invoice Me to pay via Purchase Order


        • Fri, December 07, 2018
        • 8:00 AM
        • Sat, December 08, 2018
        • 3:30 PM
        • Day's Inn 333 Imperial Hwy, Fullerton, CA 92835 (Corner of Harbor Blvd and Imperial Hwy)
        • 34
        Register


        Learn engaging strategies to make your language teacher dreams come true - happier students, happier teacher, and happier outcomes - higher proficiency for more students!

        With Justin Slocum-Bailey and Tina Hargaden

        Learn how to teach for proficiency  - guiding your students to interact in the language, using it to communicate about real ideas from day one of class.  

        Learn how to build literacy from the very first days of class - co-writing meaningful texts in a gradual release of responsibility model and following up with reading extension activities.

        Learn how to make academic content and academic language accessible to your students, to prepare them for advanced work in the language.

        Learn foundational skills to speak comprehensibly to your students and give them the tools to interact in the language- even when your students are total beginners.

        Day One:

        9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Demonstrations
        Community Building in the Target Language - Card Talk
        Literacy from Day One - Write and Discuss and Reading Options
        Routines to Build Community in the Target Language - Small Talk
        Creating Characters and Stories - One Word Images and Stories
        Daily Assessments and Summative Portfolio Assessments

        1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Teacher Talk:  How it Works and Why it Works
        4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Guided Partner Coaching



        Day Two: 

        9:00 AM to 12:00 PM -
        Demonstrations
        Teaching Culture, Geography, History, and Folklore in the Target Language
        Look and Discuss - Picture Talk and Movie Talk
        Class Yearbooks - Special Person Plus Literacy
        Creating Characters and Stories with Individual Characters

        1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Teacher Talk:  Assessment, Classroom Management, and Minimizing Your Planning But Still Having a Plan

        4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Guided Partner Coaching


        • Coffee and Lunch Included
        • $275 per person
        • Student Teacher/Retired Discount - contact Kim at kim@westsidesec.com for details

        Register & Click Invoice Me to pay via Purchase Order


        • Thu, January 10, 2019
        • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • TBA - Portland, OR area
        • 49
        Register

        Learn engaging strategies to lift your students' language proficiency into higher orbit!!

        With Diane Neubauer







        Experience being a new student
        in a language very different from English or Romance languages. Build empathy and understanding of your students’ experience, and acquire some Mandarin Chinese in the process!



        Several debriefing times through the day to consider how to make new language comprehensible and engaging to the class. 



        Time for questions and to discuss & plan how you want to incorporate ideas into your class the following week.


        If you teach or already know some Chinese,
        come as an observer and see an approach to comprehension-based instruction of Chinese language and literacy. Hear directly from those learning Chinese about their experience.

        • Coffee and Morning Snacks Included
        • $120 per person
        • Student Teacher/Retired Discount - contact Kim at kim@westsidesec.com for details

        Register & Click Invoice Me to pay via Purchase Order


        • Fri, January 11, 2019
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • TBA Portland, Oregon
        • 14
        Register

        Intended as an introduction to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 – Writing, this workshop introduces participants to the major and minor level descriptors and the criteria for assigning a global writing proficiency rating. Participants explore a variety of writing tasks across levels of proficiency, evaluate language samples based on the criteria as described in the Guidelines, and design appropriate writing activities and writing assessment prompts at the four major levels.  Work with Dan Morris, an ACTFL trainer, to learn more about the writing proficiency descriptors and writing assessment.  


        This workshop will take place in a location TBA in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area on Friday, January 11, 2019, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Coffee and breakfast snacks will be provided;  lunch on your own.

        Limited to 20 participants.  


        • Sat, January 12, 2019
        • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • TBA - Portland, OR area
        • 50
        Register

        Bring Your Language to Life!!


        With Diane Neubauer







        How, what, and reasons for comprehension-based language teaching for languages that are more distant from English, with different writing systems (particularly Chinese but others welcome). 

        Experience Thai language
         demonstrations to gain the student perspective.

        Topics:
          • Weekly planning from auditory comprehension development, into whole-class reading together, and then more independent reading activities that have worked well with Chinese.

          • Modeling and getting to try out auditory input and reading activities.

          • Language-specific concerns & questions -- let’s talk: pinyin, tones, character reading, handwriting, culture integration, and how to create reading materials.

          • Lower level and upper level differences.

          • Transitioning classes towards a more comprehension-based approach, including textbook issues and managing multiple preps.

          • Time for questions and to discuss & plan how you want to incorporate ideas into your class the following week.


        Several debriefing times through the day to consider how to make new language comprehensible and engaging to the class. 









        • Coffee and Morning Snacks Included
        • $120 per person
        • Student Teacher/Retired Discount - contact Kim at kim@westsidesec.com for details

        Register & Click Invoice Me to pay via Purchase Order


        • Mon, February 11, 2019
        • 8:00 AM
        • Tue, February 12, 2019
        • 3:00 PM
        • TBA - Portland, OR area
        • 18
        Register

        Work with three theatre nerds - Sarah Breckley, John Bracey, and Tina Hargaden - to learn and practice body and voice techniques to make your language comprehensible and engaging, and help you maintain your calm, cool leadership in your classroom!

        How to use your body - facial expressions, gestures, posture, walking, pointing, and breathing - to scaffold and support student understanding.


        Pacing that helps you to be more engaging, comprehensible, and respond to disruptions when they happen in the moment.

        How to use your voiceslowing down, speeding up, using voice inflection, getting emotion into your voice - to add variety, interest, and texture to your speech and read-alouds.



        Monday, February 11 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
        Tuesday, February 12 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


        • Coffee and Light Breakfast Included
        • $200 per person, limited to 20 participants

        • Register & Click Invoice Me to pay via Purchase Order


        Come to Portland and hang out with us!  We are lots of fun.  You will not be bored, we guarantee!


        • Sat, February 23, 2019
        • 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, 5345 99th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
        • 62
        Register


        “Sí Hay” CI En Español

        Aprende estrategias motivadoras para mejorar las habilidades de tus estudiantes en español.

        Presentado por Craig Klein-Dexemple, Diego Ojeda y Tina Hargaden

        Aprende cómo enseñar para estimular las habilidades del idioma - aprende cómo guiar a tus estudiante para que interactúen usando el español en contextos reales desde el primer dia de clases.

        Aprende cómo empezar a construir conocimiento del español desde los primeros días de clase -escribiendo textos colectivos con sentido y de manera gradual, siguiendo con actividades de extensión de lectura.

        Aprende cómo elaborar contenido y lenguaje académico que sea accesible para tus estudiantes, y así prepararlos para trabajar con el idioma en niveles más avanzados.

        Aprende habilidades básicas de cómo hablarles a tus estudiantes de manera comprensiva, y darles las herramientas para interactuar en español, incluso cuando son principiantes.


        9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Demonstrations
        Community Building in the Target Language - Card Talk
        Literacy from Day One - Write and Discuss and Reading Options
        Routines to Build Community in the Target Language - Small Talk
        Creating Characters and Stories - One Word Images and Stories

        1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Teacher Talk:  How it Works and Why it Works

        2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Demonstrations
        Teaching Culture, Geography, History, and Folklore in the Target Language
        Look and Discuss - Picture Talk and Movie Talk
        Class Yearbooks - Special Person Plus Literacy
        Creating Characters and Stories with Individual Characters


        Early bird till December 31st: $150 per person

        Payment Plan Available - 3 payments of $50 (Sign up before Dec. 31, 2018)

        After December 31st: $170


        Student Teacher/Retired Discount - contact Kim at kim@westsidesec.com for details

        Register & Click "Invoice Me" to pay via Purchase Order.



        • Tue, April 16, 2019
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • TBA Portland, Oregon
        • 20
        Register

        Making Content Comprehensible
        in English Language Arts and Social Studies

        with ESOL trainer Beth Skelton


        Beth will use German to demonstrate strategies designed to make content instruction more comprehensible and accessible to Emerging Bilingual students. 

        Experience at least five strategies for differentiating content instruction for English Language Learners. 

        Leave with a better understanding of the stages of language acquisition, how to integrate content and language learning, and the power of cooperative learning for ELLs.

        Complete teacher-friendly, classroom-based follow-up assignments designed to help you implement your learning with your students, and earn two graduate-level semester credits through the University of the Pacific.


        Wednesday, April 17, 2019
        Location TBA
        Cost:  $624:  $50
        0 course fee plus $124 fee payable to the University of the Pacific for graduate credits. Includes coffee, light snacks, and lunch.

        (Two-day option is $924, $800 for the course fee and $124 for graduate credits.)

        (Non-credit workshop option is $450 for one day or $700 for two days, payable through PPS Professional Development funds.)


        What participants are saying about working with Beth:

        “Working with you has been a transformational experience. I feel much more able to and competent in meeting the needs of my students“
        ESL teacher, 2016

        “A 1st grade teacher was in awe of the difference your strategies made in her students' abilities to access the…”
        ESL coach, 2016

        “All the staff, without exception, have loved your presence, infectious enthusiasm, professional expertise and, of course, your warm sunshine.”
        Director, Kuwait International School, 2015

        “Great session. Modeled good instruction while delivering high level content.”
        ELD Director, CLDE Academy 2017


        • Tue, April 16, 2019
        • 8:30 AM
        • Wed, April 17, 2019
        • 4:00 PM
        • TBA Portland, Oregon
        • 20
        Register

        Making Content Comprehensible
        Two-Day Option (English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Career Tech Education)

        with ESOL trainer Beth Skelton


        Beth will use German to demonstrate strategies designed to make content instruction more comprehensible and accessible to Emerging Bilingual students. 

        Experience at least five strategies for differentiating content instruction for English Language Learners. 

        Leave with a better understanding of the stages of language acquisition, how to integrate content and language learning, and the power of cooperative learning for ELLs.

        Complete teacher-friendly, classroom-based follow-up assignments designed to help you implement your learning with your students, and earn two graduate-level semester credits through the University of the Pacific.


        Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17, 2019
        Location TBA
        Cost:  $924:  $80
        0 course fee plus $124 fee payable to the University of the Pacific for graduate credits. Includes coffee, light snacks, and lunch.

        (Non-credit workshop option is $700 for two days, payable through PPS Professional Development funds.)

        To pay by Purchase Order or to receive an invoice, register and select "invoice me".


        What participants are saying about working with Beth:

        “Working with you has been a transformational experience. I feel much more able to and competent in meeting the needs of my students“
        ESL teacher, 2016

        “A 1st grade teacher was in awe of the difference your strategies made in her students' abilities to access the…”
        ESL coach, 2016

        “All the staff, without exception, have loved your presence, infectious enthusiasm, professional expertise and, of course, your warm sunshine.”
        Director, Kuwait International School, 2015

        “Great session. Modeled good instruction while delivering high level content.”
        ELD Director, CLDE Academy 2017


        • Wed, April 17, 2019
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • TBA Portland, Oregon
        • 20
        Register

        Making Content Comprehensible
        in Science and Career Tech Education

        with ESOL trainer Beth Skelton


        Beth will use German to demonstrate strategies designed to make content instruction more comprehensible and accessible to Emerging Bilingual students. 

        Experience at least five strategies for differentiating content instruction for English Language Learners. 

        Leave with a better understanding of the stages of language acquisition, how to integrate content and language learning, and the power of cooperative learning for ELLs.

        Complete teacher-friendly, classroom-based follow-up assignments designed to help you implement your learning with your students, and earn two graduate-level semester credits through the University of the Pacific.


        Wednesday, April 17, 2019
        Location TBA
        Cost:  $624:  $50
        0 course fee plus $124 fee payable to the University of the Pacific for graduate credits. Includes coffee, light snacks, and lunch.

        (Two-day option is $924, $800 for the course fee and $124 for graduate credits.)

        (Non-credit workshop option is $450 for one day or $700 for two days, payable through PPS Professional Development funds.)


        What participants are saying about working with Beth:

        “Working with you has been a transformational experience. I feel much more able to and competent in meeting the needs of my students“
        ESL teacher, 2016

        “A 1st grade teacher was in awe of the difference your strategies made in her students' abilities to access the…”
        ESL coach, 2016

        “All the staff, without exception, have loved your presence, infectious enthusiasm, professional expertise and, of course, your warm sunshine.”
        Director, Kuwait International School, 2015

        “Great session. Modeled good instruction while delivering high level content.”
        ELD Director, CLDE Academy 2017


        • Mon, June 17, 2019
        • 7:45 AM (EDT)
        • Fri, June 21, 2019
        • 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • Maranatha Christian Academy - 9201 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
        • 75
        Register


        Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS)
        Summer Institute

        The World Language Proficiency Project welcomes you to an intense week of professional growth with Tina Hargaden and Justin Slocum-Bailey!

        This week will immerse you in experiences, ideas, and practice, to equip you with skills and a plan for how to build a plan for next year focused on proficiency for your students, engaging, student-centered lessons, and more ease and happiness for you in planning and teaching.  


        This Institute is designed for teachers of first- and second-year classes, or third-year and higher classes who have not yet been immersed in a proficiency-oriented program in their first two years.  Learn a system for building student-driven characters and stories, develop literacy, and incorporate students' interests and lives into the classroom.  Learn about proficiency/performance assessment, how to assemble portfolios of student work to document progress, and receive editable rubrics for assessing listening, reading, speaking, and writing, both formatively and summatively.

        Daily teaching demonstrations in Latin with Justin will allow you to experience class as a student for three hours daily.  Debrief time with Justin will show you the thought process that went into the instructional decisions you saw happening in your class.

        Then in the afternoons, join Tina for two and a half hours of work on the Nuts and Bolts of how to make proficiency-based instruction work in your classroom, including focused demonstrations in French.  We will cover foundational skills and the nuts and bolts of lesson and unit planning, assessment, literacy, classroom management, and just enough theory to help you defend and support your proficiency-oriented classroom!  Then, we will coach you through partner work to develop your skills in a supportive, guided coaching environment for an hour and a half.



        You will receive a 225-page Resource Manual in hard copy and as a PDF and editable Word file to give you the lesson plans, assessment resources, rubrics, and coaching guides to help launch your teaching practice into higher orbit this fall.  Sample pages from the manual can be found by scrolling below.


        We will live, eat, and breathe proficiency-oriented teaching for a whole week!

        Be prepared to work hard... 
        and have lots of fun!


        • Light morning snacks and coffee are 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.

        • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Friday

































        • Mon, June 17, 2019
        • 8:00 AM (EDT)
        • Fri, June 21, 2019
        • 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • Maranatha Christian Academy - 9201 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
        • 75
        Register


        Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP)
        Summer Institute

        The World Language Proficiency Project welcomes you to an intense week of professional growth with Dana Miller-Kitch and Tina Hargaden!



        (Note:  To pay by Purchase Order, please register and click "Invoice Me")

        This week will immerse you in experiences, ideas, and practice, to equip you with skills and a plan for how to build a plan for next year focused on proficiency for your students, engaging, student-centered lessons, and more ease and happiness for you in planning and teaching.  

        This Institute is designed for for teachers of students with proficiency of at least Intermediate Mid who 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, and 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 to backwards plan lessons and experiences that help your students develop their language ability.  

        Daily teaching demonstrations will allow you to experience class as a student for three hours daily.

        Debrief time with the instructor will show you the thought process that went into the instructional decisions you saw happening in your class.

        After lunch, we will work with the Resource Manual to cover foundational skills and the nuts and bolts of lesson and unit planning, assessment, literacy, classroom management, and just enough theory to help you defend and support your proficiency-oriented classroom!

        You will receive a 275-page Resource Manual as a hard copy as well as in PDF and Word version.  You will have lesson plans, assessment resources, rubrics, and coaching guides to launch your teaching practice into higher orbit this fall.  Sample pages from the Resource Manual are below.


        We will live, eat, and breathe proficiency-oriented teaching for a whole week!

        Be prepared to work hard... 
        and have lots of fun!


        • Morning snacks 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.













        Sample Pages from the Resource Manual









        • Mon, June 24, 2019
        • 7:45 AM (EDT)
        • Fri, June 28, 2019
        • 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • TBD in Atlanta, GA
        • 75
        Register


        Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS)
        Summer Institute

        The World Language Proficiency Project welcomes you to an intense week of professional growth with Tina Hargaden and Jason Bond!

        This week will immerse you in experiences, ideas, and practice, to equip you with skills and a plan for how to build a plan for next year focused on proficiency for your students, engaging, student-centered lessons, and more ease and happiness for you in planning and teaching.  


        This Institute is designed for teachers of first- and second-year classes, or third-year and higher classes who have not yet been immersed in a proficiency-oriented program in their first two years.  Learn a system for building student-driven characters and stories, develop literacy, and incorporate students' interests and lives into the classroom.  Learn about proficiency/performance assessment, how to assemble portfolios of student work to document progress, and receive editable rubrics for assessing listening, reading, speaking, and writing, both formatively and summatively.

        Daily teaching demonstrations in Scots Gaelic with Jason will allow you to experience class as a student for three hours daily.  Debrief time with Jason will show you the thought process that went into the instructional decisions you saw happening in your class.

        Then in the afternoons, join Tina for two and a half hours of work on the Nuts and Bolts of how to make proficiency-based instruction work in your classroom, including focused demonstrations in French.  We will cover foundational skills and the nuts and bolts of lesson and unit planning, assessment, literacy, classroom management, and just enough theory to help you defend and support your proficiency-oriented classroom!  Then, we will coach you through partner work to develop your skills in a supportive, guided coaching environment for an hour and a half.



        You will receive a 225-page Resource Manual in hard copy and as a PDF and editable Word file to give you the lesson plans, assessment resources, rubrics, and coaching guides to help launch your teaching practice into higher orbit this fall.  Sample pages from the manual can be found by scrolling below.


        We will live, eat, and breathe proficiency-oriented teaching for a whole week!

        Be prepared to work hard... 
        and have lots of fun!


        • Light morning snacks and coffee are 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.

        • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Friday

































        • Mon, June 24, 2019
        • 8:00 AM (EDT)
        • Fri, June 28, 2019
        • 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • TBA - Atlanta, GA
        • 75
        Register


        Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP)
        Summer Institute

        The World Language Proficiency Project welcomes you to an intense week of professional growth with Tina Hargaden and TBA!



        This week will immerse you in experiences, ideas, and practice, to equip you with skills and a plan for how to build a plan for next year focused on proficiency for your students, engaging, student-centered lessons, and more ease and happiness for you in planning and teaching.  

        This Institute is designed for for teachers of students with proficiency of at least Intermediate Mid who 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, and 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 to backwards plan lessons and experiences that help your students develop their language ability.  

        Daily teaching demonstrations will allow you to experience class as a student for three hours daily.

        Debrief time with the instructor will show you the thought process that went into the instructional decisions you saw happening in your class.

        After lunch, we will work with the Resource Manual to cover foundational skills and the nuts and bolts of lesson and unit planning, assessment, literacy, classroom management, and just enough theory to help you defend and support your proficiency-oriented classroom!

        You will receive a 275-page Resource Manual as a hard copy as well as in PDF and Word version.  You will have lesson plans, assessment resources, rubrics, and coaching guides to launch your teaching practice into higher orbit this fall.  Sample pages from the Resource Manual are below.


        We will live, eat, and breathe proficiency-oriented teaching for a whole week!

        Be prepared to work hard... 
        and have lots of fun!


        • Morning snacks 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.

        • Note:  To pay by Purchase Order, please register and click "Invoice Me".













        Sample Pages from the Resource Manual









        • Mon, July 22, 2019
        • 7:45 AM (EDT)
        • Fri, July 26, 2019
        • 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • TBD in Philadelphia, PA
        • 75
        Register


        Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS)
        Summer Institute

        The World Language Proficiency Project welcomes you to an intense week of professional growth with Tina Hargaden and TBA!

        This week will immerse you in experiences, ideas, and practice, to equip you with skills and a plan for how to build a plan for next year focused on proficiency for your students, engaging, student-centered lessons, and more ease and happiness for you in planning and teaching.  


        This Institute is designed for teachers of first- and second-year classes, or third-year and higher classes who have not yet been immersed in a proficiency-oriented program in their first two years.  Learn a system for building student-driven characters and stories, develop literacy, and incorporate students' interests and lives into the classroom.  Learn about proficiency/performance assessment, how to assemble portfolios of student work to document progress, and receive editable rubrics for assessing listening, reading, speaking, and writing, both formatively and summatively.

        Daily teaching demonstrations in Scots Gaelic with Jason will allow you to experience class as a student for three hours daily.  Debrief time with Justin will show you the thought process that went into the instructional decisions you saw happening in your class.

        Then in the afternoons, join Tina for two and a half hours of work on the Nuts and Bolts of how to make proficiency-based instruction work in your classroom, including focused demonstrations in French.  We will cover foundational skills and the nuts and bolts of lesson and unit planning, assessment, literacy, classroom management, and just enough theory to help you defend and support your proficiency-oriented classroom!  Then, we will coach you through partner work to develop your skills in a supportive, guided coaching environment for an hour and a half.



        You will receive a 225-page Resource Manual in hard copy and as a PDF and editable Word file to give you the lesson plans, assessment resources, rubrics, and coaching guides to help launch your teaching practice into higher orbit this fall.  Sample pages from the manual can be found by scrolling below.


        We will live, eat, and breathe proficiency-oriented teaching for a whole week!

        Be prepared to work hard... 
        and have lots of fun!


        • Light morning snacks and coffee are 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.

        • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Friday

































        • Mon, July 22, 2019
        • 8:00 AM (EDT)
        • Fri, July 26, 2019
        • 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • TBA - Philadelphia, PA
        • 75
        Register


        Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP)
        Summer Institute

        The World Language Proficiency Project welcomes you to an intense week of professional growth with Tina Hargaden and TBA!



        This week will immerse you in experiences, ideas, and practice, to equip you with skills and a plan for how to build a plan for next year focused on proficiency for your students, engaging, student-centered lessons, and more ease and happiness for you in planning and teaching.  

        This Institute is designed for for teachers of students with proficiency of at least Intermediate Mid who 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, and 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 to backwards plan lessons and experiences that help your students develop their language ability.  

        Daily teaching demonstrations will allow you to experience class as a student for three hours daily.

        Debrief time with the instructor will show you the thought process that went into the instructional decisions you saw happening in your class.

        After lunch, we will work with the Resource Manual to cover foundational skills and the nuts and bolts of lesson and unit planning, assessment, literacy, classroom management, and just enough theory to help you defend and support your proficiency-oriented classroom!

        You will receive a 275-page Resource Manual as a hard copy as well as in PDF and Word version.  You will have lesson plans, assessment resources, rubrics, and coaching guides to launch your teaching practice into higher orbit this fall.  Sample pages from the Resource Manual are below.


        We will live, eat, and breathe proficiency-oriented teaching for a whole week!

        Be prepared to work hard... 
        and have lots of fun!


        • Morning snacks 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.

        • Note:  To pay by Purchase Order, please register and click "Invoice Me".













        Sample Pages from the Resource Manual









        • Mon, July 29, 2019
        • 7:45 AM (EDT)
        • Fri, August 02, 2019
        • 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • TBD in Rockwood School Disctrict, Eureka, MO
        • 75
        Register


        Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS)
        Summer Institute

        The World Language Proficiency Project welcomes you to an intense week of professional growth with Tina Hargaden and TBA!

        This week will immerse you in experiences, ideas, and practice, to equip you with skills and a plan for how to build a plan for next year focused on proficiency for your students, engaging, student-centered lessons, and more ease and happiness for you in planning and teaching.  


        This Institute is designed for teachers of first- and second-year classes, or third-year and higher classes who have not yet been immersed in a proficiency-oriented program in their first two years.  Learn a system for building student-driven characters and stories, develop literacy, and incorporate students' interests and lives into the classroom.  Learn about proficiency/performance assessment, how to assemble portfolios of student work to document progress, and receive editable rubrics for assessing listening, reading, speaking, and writing, both formatively and summatively.

        Daily teaching demonstrations in Scots Gaelic with Jason will allow you to experience class as a student for three hours daily.  Debrief time with Justin will show you the thought process that went into the instructional decisions you saw happening in your class.

        Then in the afternoons, join Tina for two and a half hours of work on the Nuts and Bolts of how to make proficiency-based instruction work in your classroom, including focused demonstrations in French.  We will cover foundational skills and the nuts and bolts of lesson and unit planning, assessment, literacy, classroom management, and just enough theory to help you defend and support your proficiency-oriented classroom!  Then, we will coach you through partner work to develop your skills in a supportive, guided coaching environment for an hour and a half.



        You will receive a 225-page Resource Manual in hard copy and as a PDF and editable Word file to give you the lesson plans, assessment resources, rubrics, and coaching guides to help launch your teaching practice into higher orbit this fall.  Sample pages from the manual can be found by scrolling below.


        We will live, eat, and breathe proficiency-oriented teaching for a whole week!

        Be prepared to work hard... 
        and have lots of fun!


        • Light morning snacks and coffee are 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.

        • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Friday

































        • Mon, July 29, 2019
        • 8:00 AM (EDT)
        • Fri, August 02, 2019
        • 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • TBA - Rockwood School District, Eureka, MO
        • 73
        Register


        Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP)
        Summer Institute

        The World Language Proficiency Project welcomes you to an intense week of professional growth with Tina Hargaden and TBA!



        This week will immerse you in experiences, ideas, and practice, to equip you with skills and a plan for how to build a plan for next year focused on proficiency for your students, engaging, student-centered lessons, and more ease and happiness for you in planning and teaching.  

        This Institute is designed for for teachers of students with proficiency of at least Intermediate Mid who 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, and 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 to backwards plan lessons and experiences that help your students develop their language ability.  

        Daily teaching demonstrations will allow you to experience class as a student for three hours daily.

        Debrief time with the instructor will show you the thought process that went into the instructional decisions you saw happening in your class.

        After lunch, we will work with the Resource Manual to cover foundational skills and the nuts and bolts of lesson and unit planning, assessment, literacy, classroom management, and just enough theory to help you defend and support your proficiency-oriented classroom!

        You will receive a 275-page Resource Manual as a hard copy as well as in PDF and Word version.  You will have lesson plans, assessment resources, rubrics, and coaching guides to launch your teaching practice into higher orbit this fall.  Sample pages from the Resource Manual are below.


        We will live, eat, and breathe proficiency-oriented teaching for a whole week!

        Be prepared to work hard... 
        and have lots of fun!


        • Morning snacks 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.

        • Note:  To pay by Purchase Order, please register and click "Invoice Me".













        Sample Pages from the Resource Manual









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