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How do World Language teachers grow at Region 10?

 

Seven LOTE Teachers back to the Future with Backward DesignFoundations:  Mastering Backward Design and the TEKS 

Participants peel back the layers of backward design to determine what the desired results and acceptable evidence for learning are in a World Language course according to the TEKS. 

 

 

Three LOTE teachers working togetherApproaches to Curriculum and Unit Design

Learn the approach for creating rigorous, TEKS-aligned curriculum for your World Language learners.  Work in a team to create your plan for establishing your district's vision, year at a glance and units of instruction.  

 

 

World Language Assessment Academy

Put down that red pen and start assessing student performance using rubrics aligned to ACTFL’s performance descriptors!  Learn how to write a performance assessment, either integrated (IPA) or non-integrated communicative tasks. 

Three LOTE teachers sitting at a table learning to write a performance assessment Four women standing in a hallway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning for World Language Instruction

Choose from many workshops!  Learning topics include:  world language lesson cycle and enacting high leverage teaching practices.  Every workshop includes a model lesson taught in a less commonly taught language.  As a result, participants EXPERIENCE how the teaching moves aid in comprehension, critical thinking and engagement to set the stage for successful student communication.  

 

Four LOTE teachersWorld Language Administrator Training

This training will set up any campus principal for success when leading and observing World Language teachers.  Learn the basics of the paradigm shift in language teaching and learning, the TEKS for LOTE and observation look-fors. 

 

World Language Online Learning

Click on the World Language Online Learning Map tab above to access all of our online courses.  Topics include a range from TEKS 101 to Designing for Differentiation.  We're adding more courses continually, so keep checking the map.   

 

Fine Arts & World Languages at the Meadows Museum at SMU  

Two sessions offered annually, one in the fall and one in the spring.  Invest in your skills to help students develop visual literacy, interculturality and critical thinking skills. 

 

picture of teachers attending a LOTE workshopAnnual World Language Summit

A one-day extravaganza of learning in January with interactive breakout sessions.

 

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