World Languages Webinar Series

2 session webinar series beginning February 3

The World-Readiness Standards and Can-Do Statements for Learning Languages

Course overview

The World-Readiness Standards and Can-Do Statements for Language Learning is a course designed for world language teachers. Using a blended learning format, participants will meet virtually for two sessions using Adobe Connect and also use Moodle asynchronously. This pair of 90-minute webinars allows participants to investigate and compare state and national standards and benchmarks for language learning.


Session 1 offers an overview to the World Readiness Standards and Michigan Standards for Language Learning and includes time for teachers to work together to analyze the extent to which those standards are met in a variety of lesson plans. Session 2 focuses on the Communication Standard and allows teachers to investigate and compare the NCSSFL Can-Do Statements as well as the Michigan Benchmarks for Interpersonal Communication. Out-of-class assignments totaling 3 additional hours include the analysis and posting of a lesson plan (1 hour) and an analysis of an existing curriculum to determine the extent to which it is aligned with the Can-Do Statements and Michigan Benchmarks for Interpersonal Communication.


The two virtual sessions in Adobe Connect are from 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Additionally participants are expected to complete 3 hours of work on the Moodle assignments for each session.


Who Should Participate?

K-12 World Language Teachers


COST:

$15.00 for entire series


SCECHs: (pending)

$10.00

You MUST attend both sessions and complete all assignments to earn SCECHs (6 in total).

Blended Learning Series Schedule:

Sessions facilitated by Dr. Anne Nerenz, Eastern Michigan University


Session 1: Wednesday
, February 3, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Overview to the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning
  • Analysis of standards

-Follow up assignments due by February 8 and 9, 2016


Session 2: Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm

  • Alignment of Can-Do Statements with Michigan Benchmarks for Novice Low, Mid and High for Interpersonal Communication
  • Alignment of Can-Do Statements with Michigan Benchmarks for Intermediate Low and Mid or Intermediate High and Advanced Low

-Follow up assignments due by February 21, 2016

Oakland Schools

2111 Pontiac Lake Rd.

Waterford, MI 48328


For more information contact Irma Torres at irma.torres@oakland.k12.mi.us or 248.209.2055.