World Languages Update
January 15, 2016
Gearing up for WL Presence at the ONE Conference
If you haven't done so already, set up your ONE Conference Planner through Sched
Doing so in advance will help you get in the mind set before the Conference and ensure you know exactly what you are gearing up to see and hear during the Conference. Pre-planning ensures the day is not just a single event happening to you, but something you can anticipate for what you will DO ( I Commit) after the ONE Conference.
You can also share your schedule on Twitter with other colleagues and course-alikes directly from Sched Use #SDWONE so others can follow the Conference conversation with you. Take advantage and reap the benefits of having your colleagues to share and learn from!
We are extremely fortunate to have quite a few World Languages leaders sharing how they have LEVELED UP (SAMR) in the classroom during the ONE Conference this year. This is over 1/3 of our department who are presenting!!!! It says a lot about our roles as instructional leaders and professional learning enthusiasts.
Presenters at a Session Include:
Athena Alwan-Using Socrative to get Real Time Access to Levels of Understanding
Debbie Bowe-Wielgus & Taylor Gudates-Getting Real with Authentic Listening
Donna Moran-Climbing the SAMR ladder in the World Languages Classroom
Stacy Kolafa-Using Videos with EdPuzzle
Cheryl Belott & Aaron O'Connell-Google Classroom for Teacher Feedback and Student Reflection
Emily Hernandez-Using the Record Feature in Notability
ROCK STAR presenter:
Maria Meyers-she'll share a bit of her journey using Book Creator with students
January is a good time to set new goals, as many do with New Year's Resolutions. While it is only mid-January, in order to begin thinking toward next year for our team's goal, I'd like to sit down with each of you during a voluntary one-on-one to listen and collect feedback. Doing so will be a good way for me to listen to your individual voices.
To participate, please send me a calendar invite during the month of February. Once we have a date/time (15-20 minutes), I will send you one question in advance to think about that will focus our conversation. Sample questions might be:
- What do we need to keep doing because it works?
- What could be better?
- What might we stop doing?
- How might I help you be more successful?
- What is success for you?
- What is success for our team?
Interpretive Reading Strategy-Explain Your Thinking
If you aren't sure what I am referring to, or you'd like me to help plan or model with you in your classroom, please let me know.
If you have used the strategy, as some of you indicated on your ASW forms (Middle School OTL in December), how is it working? What would you do differently?
Here's a link to the anchor chart that I shared with Level 1 teachers that you could copy and make larger for modeling: https://goo.gl/YI65Bf