World Languages

Professional Learning- Autumn (Nov. Trade Credit)

The TPRS Experience for Beginners- Part A

Wednesday, Oct. 8th, 4:30-6:30pm

SSAB 400 W. Main St.; Lewisville, TX (35 and Main st.)

This teacher-led session is for anyone who would like to learn about scaffolded questioning strategies that promote the teacher's ability to sustain instruction in the target language. An experienced TPRS teacher will share the basic components of a successful TPRS lesson (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), which uses a variety of foreign language strategies. This is a two-day session, and you must register for both "Part A" and "Part B" to appropriately experience all of the learning.

The TPRS Experience for Beginners- Part B

Thursday, Oct. 9th, 4:30-6:30pm

SSAB 400 W. Main St.; Lewisville, TX (35 and Main St.)

This session is a continuation of Day 1 (10/8). However, those who would like more practice and application of previously acquired knowledge of TPRS are welcome to attend Part B without having attended Part A.

Circle of Questioning- Feedback & Coaching

Tuesday, Oct. 14th, 4:30-6:30pm

SSAB 400 W. Main St.; Lewisville, TX (35 and Main St.)

Did you attend the beginner TPRS session, but want feedback on how you are doing it 'right'? Come practice with experienced TPRS teachers who will provide you feedback on your questioning techniques, linguistic scaffolding, and comprehensible input.

Educational Media Language Lab Training

Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 4:30-6:30pm

Killian MS (2561 FM 544; Lewisville, TX 75056) (Intersection of 544/Parker & 2281/Old Denton Rd.)

Do you have the Educational Media Language Lab (a.k.a. "the old language lab") but do not know how to use it to increase student fluency? Come learn (or be reminded of) some ways to operate and use your language lab effectively.


Region 10- Spanish Enrichment Academy with Drs. Morris & Rosado*

Saturday, Nov. 15th, 8:30am-3:30pm

400 E Spring Valley Rd

Richardson, TX

The Spanish Enrichment Academy (SEA) provides specific academic vocabulary development (CALP) and pre-identified Spanish concepts to support program participants for bilingual teachers, dual-language, and for Spanish as a second language. The session offers opportunities to improve participant knowledge of the Spanish language through the use of the four language domains, listening, speaking, reading and writing. (* This session is free and ONLY open for teachers of the following campuses through a grant: DeLay MS, Huffines MS, Hedrick MS, Durham MS, Griffin MS, and Killian MS). Registration must be done through Certificates of completion are required to be uploaded in Eduphoria to receive Nov. trade credit.

ACTFL 2014 Annual Convention- Reaching Global Competence

Friday, Nov. 21st, 12am to Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 12am

200 E Market St

San Antonio, TX

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo features an amazing array of professional learning and collaborative networking opportunities. Join your colleagues from around the world for this incredible learning experience. You will have the option to choose from more than 600 educational sessions in a variety of formats covering a wide spectrum of the language profession. Visit with more than 250 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest products and services for you and your students.

The ACTFL Convention is an international event bringing together more than 6,000 language educators from all languages, levels and assignments. Be a part of our global community.

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Remember that November trade credit only counts for hours and days of professional learning acquired outside of the regular work week.