OTAGS

"Off to a Good Start" In Your Second Language Assignment

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OTAGS

Are you new to a second language teaching assignment, or are you an experienced languages teacher? The Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education (IISLE) offers a 2-day workshop for language teachers to help you get a great start to your year. Attend Day 1 to receive a grounding in the teaching and learning of second languages, critical resources and approaches to planning. Attend Day 2 if you have previously attended OTAGS and/or used authentic performance tasks and wish to spend the day doing intensive planning with colleagues and a consultant. On both days, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with teachers in their language and program area.



New to OTAGS

Choose your day… or choose both days!


Monday August 26, 2013 - Language Proficiency: The Big Idea - if you need a grounding or refresher in the teaching and learning of second languages, critical resources and approaches to planning.


  • Elements of a great L2 program
  • Policies and regulations for L2 programs
  • Strategies for target language use
  • Assessment issues in L2 programs
  • Your program of studies
  • How to plan using the program of studies


Tuesday August 27, 2013 – Take Time to Plan - if you have previously attended OTAGS and/or use authentic performance tasks and wish to spend the day planning with colleagues.


  • Plan for worthwhile performance tasks
  • Use critical resources
  • Organize for instruction
  • Plan with colleagues with support from L2 consultants

Pre-registation is required as space is limited!

Pre-registration




is required as space is limited. Click here to register.


- This link will take you to the EPS portal. You will need to use your network login to get into the portal and to register yourself. Enter Subject: OTAGS to search for these sessions (only search by entering subject)


Please register by Friday August 23, 2013





- If you cancel your registration, please contact Charlotte Smith, ph: 780-429-8631




What to Bring:

· Your appropriate program of studies



· For FSL teachers only: French as a Second Language Program Articulation for your division level

· Laptop (if possible)




Lunch: Bring your own lunch or plan to eat out.



Contacts

International Languages - Melody Kostiuk, ph: 780-498-8782


FSL - Valerie Leclair, ph: 780-429-8121; FSL Marnie.Beaudoin, ph: 780-429-8407 and/or Michelle de Abreu, ph: 780-429-8231

French Immersion - Marie Commance-Shulko, ph: 780-429-8293


Bilingual Programs - Norman Sieweke, ph: 780-429-8207