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Proficiency and Paradigm Shifts (Summer, 2017)

  • 23 Jun 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Randolph School (Huntsville, AL)


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  • This professional development workshop is free for Members (Regular, Retired & Student). Members must be logged in to register for this workshop.

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Join us at Randolph School (Garth Campus) in the Lecture Hall.   Map and address here.

Clarissa Adams-Fletcher
ACTFL 2011 Teacher of the Year, SCOLT Board Member, and High School Spanish Teacher

Meredith White
Path2Proficiency, SCOLT Board Member and High School Spanish Teacher 

"Here's Johnny!": Paradigm Shifts, Talk Shows, & Language Classes

In this session, participants will reflect on their educational paradigms in the context of “hosting” their class each day. The parallels between successful talk shows and classrooms will be examined in the context of 21st-century learning, student participation, effective management, purposeful planning, TL use, and proficiency. In exploring the lens of talk shows and how teachers can apply a successful talk show framework to their classroom, participants will engage in simulations, receive materials and ideas, and leave with a holistic, philosophical framework for curating their classroom experience. Come ready to reshape, reconsider, and refine multiple facets of your teaching in a high-energy, engaging environment with  an experienced teacher-presenter.

"Teach Bell to Bell, Not Yell to Yell"

“Hello? It’s me.” If you’ve ever looked out at your own students and felt like Adele, then this is the session for you!  It will focus on the connection between organization, procedures, and classroom management, all of which is critical for World Language teachers in 2016. When working to incorporate proficiency, comprehensible input, and much more, our classroom environment and routines must be finely-tuned as they take center stage. The objective is to equip attendees with a plan of how their ideal classroom looks and sounds followed by some ideas, visuals, and mindset reflections to make it happen sooner rather than later. (New teachers especially will be able to connect their content- and behavior-related goals to the bigger, more long-term picture of their WL teaching practices.)

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