15 June 2017

SCOLT will pay for us to hang out!!

Have you ever wanted to just sit down and talk shop--in more than 140 characters?

Do you need someone from outside your district to preach the gospel of proficiency and performance-based assessment to incredulous colleagues?

Is there something you've seen on PBL in the TL or #langchat that you've always wanted grill me about?

Have you ever thought, "My school/district will never pay for this"?

Well if you're in North Carolina, you're in luck!

The Southern Conference on Language Teaching will send me to your school and foot the bill! Just fill out this form letting them know what you want and when! (We do have to clear it with my principal if it's during the school year, but you can find contact info for my school here just to make sure!)

Be sure you also know:
  1. Location, audience, and proposed date of the event 
  2. The purpose and format of the event
  3. How the funds will be used, including supplies, substitute if necessary, travel, stipend
In case you're wondering, some things I've presented on in the past include:
  • using authentic resources (even with novices)
  • performance-based assessment
  • portfolios
  • and of course PBL
You can see these previous presentations on Pinterest and more information about my professional specialties on my workshop page.

But what if you're not in North Carolina?

I mean, we can work something out that is not SCOLT sponsored, BUT as long as you are within the SCOLT region, you are still in luck! It turns out that these lovely ladies are part of the deal too! You can get the state language teacher of the year from your state to come share with you and guide you on the SCOLT dime too! And let me tell you, they are ALL super sweet and smart and committed to helping students use language!

So see if some of the skills you are looking for can be found even closer to home!

[MISSISSIPPI] Lori Pierce - @piercemsms

French, German, Latin

Lori can help your school or district move to a more proficiency-based classroom! She can also provide professional development on
  • Proficiency standards
  • Technology
  • Interpretive & interpersonal activities

[FLORIDA] Christel Callahan


Christel can help make your language program more visible by collaborating and building learning communities! She can also offer professional development on:
  • Community engagement
  • Interculturality 
  • 90% target language instruction 

[SOUTH CAROLINA] Heather Giles - @SraChiles


Heather can help your school or district with curriculum and/or unit development as well as:
  • Proficiency standards and performance-based assessment 
  • Technology
  • Writing in the L2

[VIRGINIA] Allison Carneiro da Silva - @ACWLTeach

Spanish, French

Allison loves to share how you can integrate the arts into world language classes and also offers ideas for ready-to-use performance-based assessment strategies!

So make your plans!

Bring one of these fabulous, award-winning educators to your next in-service absolutely free and se what SCOLT ToYs can do for you!

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