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Summer World Language Institute

Workshops and 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.

 VIRTUAL SUMMER WORLD LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

 

Back at the Core of it II! Exploring More High Leverage Teaching Practices for Instructional Success and Proficiency Development

Led by Dr. Michael Orlando Jr. Ed.D.Idioma’s Director of Academic Affairs and Institute Facilitator 

Our Summer 2021 World Languages Institute will explore the recent Donato and Glisan (2021) publication Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices, Vol. 2.  This summer, we will offer a variety of synchronous and asynchronous learning sessions that highlight the four new HLTPs presented in this new volume:

  • Establishing a Meaningful and Purposeful Context for Language Instruction
  • Planning for Instruction Using an Iterative Process for Backward Design
  • Engaging Learners in Purposeful Written Communication
  • Developing Contextualized Performance Assessments

These essential teaching practices are grounded in second language acquisition theory and research and help teachers develop the techniques necessary to develop their students’ proficiency over the course of the school year.  The Summer 2020 Institute examined the HLTPs presented in Donato and Glisan’s Volume I, so come and explore theory, research, and practice on the latest instructional developments in our field! 

Participants will be able to customize their individual schedules selecting from a variety of synchronous and asynchronous learning sessions during the week.  These learning sessions will total 15 hours of instruction, conversation, and work time.  Participants can earn 1 graduate credit or 15 PDPs for these contact hours.  Participants may continue their study of this topic during the following four weeks in our Summer 2021 Special Topics Course: Back at the Core of it II!  Exploring More High Leverage Teaching Practices for Instructional Success. 

 

Institute Information 

  • Dates: July 12-16, 2021
  • Times: Synchronous Sessions between 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Asynchronous Sessions at your leisure this week
  • Content: Learning Sessions will focus on the new HLTPs presented in Volume 2 of Donato and Glisan’s work.

Special Topics Course Information

  • Course Work: Participants will continue to explore the topics presented during the Institute
  • Dates: July 19 - August 13, 2021 (Summer Session II)
  • 4 Weeks of on-line, asynchronous work (8-10 hours/week) 
  • Required text: Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices, Vol. 2 (can be purchased via the ACTFL website as paper or etext)

 

Graduate Credit and PDPs

Participants in the Summer institute can earn 3 graduate-level credits through Southern New Hampshire University, University of the Pacific or Ashland 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
    • Cost: SNHU - $955, University of the Pacific - $875, Ashland University - $1050
Participants in the Summer institute can earn 67.5 PDPs 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
    • Cost: $540
Participants in the Summer institute can earn 15 PDPs 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
    • Cost: $200

 

Schedule and Presenters

  • We will share the schedule of learning sessions and presenters in March.