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SU22-1: Special Topics in World Language Education: High Level Teaching Practices
SU22-1: Special Topics in World Language Education: High Level Teaching Practices
SU22-1: Special Topics in World Language Education: High Level Teaching Practices
SU22-1: Special Topics in World Language Education: High Level Teaching Practices
SU22-1: Special Topics in World Language Education: High Level Teaching Practices

SU22-1: Special Topics in World Language Education: High Level Teaching Practices

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Summer 1: May 23- July 1 (ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS)

This course will examine the role of the High Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs), or Core Practices, that drive the fundamental aspects of World Language Instruction for pre and in service teachers.  Participants will examine the theory and research that informs each practice.  The course readings, videos, and discussions will allow participants to relate each core practice to their own curriculum and create work products that they can implement in their classroom.  Conducted in English for teachers of all languages.      

Course Rationale 

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.     

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. examine the research that informs each core practice.
  2. deconstruct each practice from the research to apply in the classroom.
  3. rehearse the practices by applying concepts to instructional videos.
  4. develop lesson/assessment samples for the core practices.  
  5. engage with classmates while reflecting on your curricular practices.

Required Textbook (must be purchased prior to course start date)

Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices

By: Eileen W. Glisan and Richard Donato
Publisher: ACTFL, 2018
Link to purchase textbook

Credit Options

Not sure which credit option to choose? Credit options are based on district approval. Learn more about each credit option here

About the Instructor

Michael Orlando Jr., ED.D., Director of Academic Affairs, World Language Methodology & Spanish Instructor. Read more about Michael on Our Team page!

What participants are saying about this course

"I feel really fortunate to have stumbled upon this course online. It was perfect for where I'm at with the HLTP practices. I would highly recommend Idioma to others."