August Workshop Series
Desk-Free With Profe Ashley Presents: Target Language Strategies, Feedback & Assessment as well as Play, Games and Activities!
Register for $375. Morning Coffee and Afternoon Snacks Included. Email Ashley for info on group discounts. You can also register for single days for $150/day.
Location: Tyngsboro, MA
Day 1: Strategies for 90%+ Target Language Use in the Novice Classroom
Getting rid of English in your classroom can be a struggle! In this workshop we’ll explore how to do it yourself and for your students! Come experience strategies for 90%+ TL use from day one with your Novice-Lows. Interact with students who have experienced a 3-year Spanish-only program at Innovation Academy Charter School. Discover what we do, why and how and take home pieces of our program that would work for you. Groups will discuss strategies for Novice-Low, Mid & High students to stay in the target language 90%+ during the year.
Day 2: Proficiency Portfolios, Student Self-Assessment & Feedback Practices for the Proficiency Based Classroom
We will explore how feedback can be a powerful tool in the language acquisition process and in helping students to grow. We’ll also demonstrate how students can interact with the feedback to reflect and set goals as part of the assessment conversation between teacher and student. We will discuss how teachers could sustainably share observations of key student behaviors (like using the target language) as well as their progress toward meeting language proficiency and performance criteria (ACTFL guidelines) with or without attaching a grade. Participants will be able to implement ideas into their own practices immediately. The presenter’s classroom is a Proficiency-Based, 90%+ TL environment with portfolio assessment; she will share examples and technology resources from her program in order to inspire more regular feedback in other classrooms. Students will visit to share their experiences with these systems.
Day 3: Games and Team Challenges for the World Language Classroom
Do you want to infuse more play into your language classroom? Come explore how to incorporate games, movement, improv and team challenges into your classroom! This day will also wrap up the series bringing the three topics together.