World Languages Update
January 21, 2016
Reminder: Level 1 ASW February 17
SAVE THE DATE(S)-SUMMER CURRICULUM WORK
Monday, June 13 through Thursday June 16 is when we will do our Level 2 French and Level 2 Spanish curriculum revision, just like what happened with Level 1 last June. If you are interested, please keep those dates open.
At this point, I would be seeking 1 teacher of the language from each high school who teaches Level 2 and 2 MS teachers who teach the language to ensure we have a variety on the team.
Let me know if you have questions.
"It’s difficult to dream about new things when you’re wrapping up old."--Dan Rockwell, author of Leadership Freak blog
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?
Accessing ACTFL Webinars
With second semester upon us, you may want to engage in some personal professional learning we have available. We have purchased a myriad of ACTFL webinars to view and do some professional learning! The video below walks you through how to access them.
Contact Sharin for more information to get started.
Cross District Peer Observations in Level 1
Once you have mutually arranged a date, please let me know so I can help secure subs.
Level 1 Reading and Feedback/Conferring
Likewise, if you are engaging students with some form of teacher-student or student-student feedback and conferring, please invite me to come see it live. It could be formal or informal. Some of you are declaring grades and this is a practice that has become infused in some or all your classes with students.