6-12 World Languages

End-of-Year Newsletter: Summer 2019

Summer Professional Development Opportunites

Together We Learn 2019

Date

July 29 - July 31, 2019


Location

J.W. Mitchell High School

2323 Little Road

New Port Richey, Florida 34655


Click the image above to view the schedule of sessions.


Registration will open in myPGS on Monday, July 8th.

World Languages Learning Network Updates

Based on the feedback you provided regarding curriculum resources we have made the following updates to the courses identified as in need of revisions:


M/J Exploratory Spanish- Critical concepts were identified to allow a slower pace in order to focus instruction on foundational skills to build student background knowledge to develop a stronger foundation that will enable the student to be successful in higher levels of the language.


Spanish 1- Critical concepts were identified to allow a slower pace in order to focus instruction on foundational skills to build student background knowledge to develop a stronger foundation that will enable the student to be successful in higher levels of the language.


Spanish 2, 3 and 4- Critical concepts were identified to allow a slower pace to continue to build up student knowledge of the target language and culture.


Addition of curriculum resources to support comprehensible input for level 1 of all languages.


If you have been implementing comprehensible input in your classroom or are interested in implementing CI in your classroom, we have added an entire year of resources that support the use of comprehensible input practices in your classroom.

These resources are designed to be used for ANY LANGUAGE LEVEL 1 COURSE. There is an option for non-targeted CI and an option for Targeted CI thematic units.


Student facing Canvas pages for M/J Exploratory Spanish, Spanish 1, and French 1 will be available. These canvas pages will be available to use with students with pre-loaded discussion boards, quizzes, assignments, and tasks appropriate for each level of the language. You can still edit, revise, and personalize these Canvas pages to use with your students!

Summer Learning Opportunities Outside Of Pasco

IFLT Conference from Fluency Matters

Monday, July 15th, 8am to Thursday, July 18th, 6pm

850 34th Street South

St. Petersburg, FL

iFLT is dedicated to helping teachers align their instructional approach(es) with the principles of SLA (second language acquisition). If you are interested in teaching for proficiency using acquisition-driven instruction, the iFLT Conference is a must-attend event!


Click on the below link to view the brochure

https://fluencymatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/iFLT2019-brochure.pdf


Click on the below link for more information and to register

https://fluencymatters.com/iflt-2019/

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER BREAK!

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CONTACT

Alicia Montijo

Sr. Instructional Specialist for

World Languages and Foreign Exchange