World Languages Weekly Update

November 20, 2015

NEW World Readiness Standards for Languages

If you were at WAFLT, you may have been introduced to the NEW World Readiness Standards. We dug in to these during the pre-conference workshop on multiple literacies, specifically the language of the new standards.

Watch the clip below to become familiarized, as well as make connections to the previous version.

World Readiness Standards Overview

2nd Annual Waukesha ONE Conference Call for Presenters!

Last year saw the 1st Annual Waukesha ONE Conference, and it was a huge success! This year, we are asking you to "Level Up" as in the levels of SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition).

The Waukesha ONE Conference will be held for all SDW Educators on January 22, 2016 at West High School.
Click here if you aren't familiar with the ONE Conference or SAMR.

Click on the image to the left to expand for a visual of SAMR.

Consider presenting solo or with a colleague to share with a wider audience how you and your students are applying technology tools for instruction and learning.

The call for presenters is open until December 1st.

Here's the link to submit your proposal:

#shachat Twitter Chat

Monday, Nov. 23rd, 8-9pm

This is an online event.

New to Personalized Learning?

Starting to get your feet wet?

Not sure how to get started?

Join us on Twitter, using the #shachat hashtag on Monday, November 23, 2015 for a hearty discussion, where we will focus our discussion around our district pillar, Personalized Learning with our guest, Jeffrey Taege.

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Hour of Code: The Next World Language?

The Hour of Code will once again be happening December 7-13. I've seen some teachers and schools register their event at the Hour of Code website for students to participate. I must confess I was not very successful last year at my Angry Birds attempt.

Some would contest that coding is a world language of its own. What do you think?

Here's one person's take around the debate:

And here's a question: "Should coding be the new Foreign Language Requirement?" via Edutopia.

If you or your students are interested, there is something neat this year for the Hour of Code, as the ever-popular game Minecraft joins to offer some coding fun!

Check it out!

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