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Workshops & Language Institute

Idioma Education offers convenient and flexible courses specifically designed for educators who are focused on developing the skills necessary to expand their knowledge and meet the challenges of today’s World Language classroom.

Join us for workshops and networking opportunities that are guaranteed to re-energize your passion for teaching. Open to K-12 teachers of all levels and languages. Please keep in mind that we also off on-site workshops at your location for professional days. Please email us for more information.

 

Summer World Language Institute

Getting to the Core of it!
High Leverage Teaching Practices
to Promote Language Proficiency
Dr. Michael Orlando Jr. Ed.D.

June 29- July 1, 2020
8:30-3:30 Marriott Courtyard Andover
10 Campanelli Drive, Andover, MA

 

The ACTFL Core Practices for World Languages teaching and learning identify effective strategies and tasks that are essential for all levels of language instruction. These High-leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs) are the tasks and activities that all teachers, novice and seasoned alike, should understand and integrate into a standards-based languages program in order to enhance student skill development and proficiency. Based on the research of Donato and Glisan (2017), the HLTPs signify the core priorities for all instructional design and assessment practices that teachers use to engage all students in the learning process. Participants will have the chance to review their own curriculum, collaborate with colleagues, and design lessons on site. Come explore the use of these HLTPs with Idioma!

Summer Institute Objectives

During this interactive Summer institute, participants will focus on the essential components of the Core Practices of language teaching and learning by:

  • examining briefly the research that informs each practice
  • deconstructing each practice from the research to apply in the classroom
  • rehearsing the practices by simulating/practicing classroom application
  • developing assessment techniques for each practice
  • reflecting on and enhancing your curriculum to reflect the practices

Read American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Guiding Principles For Language Learning

Graduate Credit and PDPs

  • Participants in the Summer institute can earn 3 graduate credits through Southern New Hampshire University for the completion of:
    • 15 hours of face-to-face instruction during the workshops
    • 4 weeks of on-line coursework (8-10 per week) completing all readings, learning activities, discussions, and final project
  • Participants in the Summer institute can earn 67.5 PDP/PDU's for the completion of:
    • 15 hours of face-to-face instruction during the workshops
    • 4 weeks of on-line coursework (8-10 per week) completing all readings, learning activities, discussions, and final project
  • Participants in the Summer institute can earn 15 PDP/PDU's for the completion of:
    • 15 hours of face-to-face instruction during the workshops
    • a final work product related to the content of the workshops submitted two weeks after the conclusion of the institute

Workshop Schedule

Monday, June 29 8:30 - 9:00: Check-in and Coffee
9:00 - 11:30: Workshop #1: Facilitating Target Language Comprehensibility
11:30 - 1:00: Lunch and Networking
1:00 - 3:30: Workshop #2: Building a Classroom Discourse Community
Tuesday, June 30
8:30 - 9:00: Check-in and Coffee
9:00 - 11:30: Workshop #3: Guiding Learners to Interpret and Discuss Authentic Texts
11:30 - 1:00: Lunch and Networking
1:00 - 3:30: Workshop #4: Focusing on Form - Grammar with the PACE model
Wednesday, July 1
8:30 - 9:00: Check-in and Coffee
9:00 - 11:30: Workshop #5: Focusing on Cultural Products, Practices, and Perspectives
11:30 - 1:00: Lunch and Networking
1:00 - 3:30: Workshop #6: Providing Oral and Corrective Feedback to Improve Learner Performance

 

Workshop descriptions available in early spring 2020

Tuition Fees for the Summer World Language Institute:

​Three (3) SNHU Transferable Graduate Credits & 67.5 PDP/PDU's: $1150
67.5 PDP/PDU's (no graduate credit): $700
15 PDP/PDU's (no graduate credit): $300

PDP Certificates or Graduate Credit Transcripts are provided after participants have completed an extension of learning activity (lesson plan) following the Institute. Coursework is available online through Idioma's Learning Management System.

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