World Language Educator's Monthly

Seattle Public Schools - October, 2022

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World Language Credit Testing Dates & Site-Based Testing for 2022-2023

World Language Credit Testing dates and registration are available here.

Interested in hosting a testing date at your school? Please contact to discuss details and schedule a date for this fall or spring. Last year over 10 schools hosted site-based testing days. Thank you educators for leading this work!

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Avant ADVANCE ACTFL Standards Training

Read more here about this self-paced training available for clock hours. Interested? Sign up here. Sign up closes 11/1/2022 and licenses will be available to begin after 11/15/2022. You have one year to complete.

Organic World Language Wednesday Afternoon Trainings

This year we will once again offer Wednesday afternoon trainings with Organic World Language on Job-Alike Red Wednesdays. If you are interested please email so you can get the Outlook invite. Trainings are virtual. Dates are still being decided but will likely be December, January, February, and March.

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Heritage Spanish Speakers Course PLC

Are you teaching a Heritage Spanish Speakers or Spanish for Spanish-Speakers course? If so, please join the teacher lead PLC. This PLC is available for clock hours and will meet 4 times this year. The dates are: Wednesdays - 11/2, 2/1, 3/1, 5/3 from 2:30 - 3:30pm.

The following topics will be discussed as well as more!

  • Developing portfolio approach for students to demonstrate their growth and accomplishments over the year.
  • Share strategies you are using to reaffirm identity and culture through language
  • Share strategies and project design to build relationships, confidence, overcome language trauma and affirm all forms of language and bilingualism.
  • Discuss program / course design – How are students finding out about this class and getting enrolled? What are good next step class options for students after this class?
  • Other topics?

Interested in teaching a Heritage Spanish course? Reach out to

La Trocha Book Launch Event - Latinx / Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Friday, Nov. 4th, 6-8pm

1501 10th Avenue East

Seattle, WA

“… The author of the book The Trail-La Trocha is coming to Seattle and is hosting an event to launch the book to promote the Spanish education in Seattle. The event is going to take place at the Seattle Amistad school location…”

- Coffee tales, about coffee farm child in two languages - Hispanic Heritage month.

Interested in attending?


Jorge Galeano-Suárez, Author

To confirm the assistance.


Phone #: 203 822 2613

Instagram: @jogasu

Promoting Travel Abroad Opportunities & Community Partners

If you are interested in promoting travel abroad opportunities. Please consider learning more about one of the below options with Global Visionaries or CIEE.

If you want to know more about Global Visionaries contact Sarah Popelka at

If you want to know more about CIEE contact Meghan Schumacher (WSHS Teacher) or Ian Hippensteele (Global Education Advisor)

OneWorld Now! Afterschool Language Program

Registration for OneWorld Now's 2022-2023 Afterschool Program is NOW OPEN! Choose from one of three tracks: the World Language Track - where you can study Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, or Russian two days a week and earn high school credit; the Leadership Track - where you can develop your personal, societal, and global awareness and build skills to enact positive social change; or BOTH, which is called the Global Citizen Track. Virtual and in-person options are available. The deadline to register is October 2nd, but all classes may fill up beforehand. For complete details, go to or see the registration form at, and check out our video at If you have any questions, please email

World Language & International Education in Seattle Public Schools

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