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Occidental College World Language Project
Professional Development Programs
Winter-Spring Workshops

December, 2017 - April, 2018

Five-Day Invitational Institute

Programs will be offered on Saturdays.

December 9, 2017; January 20, February 10, March 17, April 14, 2018

Registration fee is $795 per participant (Breakfast and Lunch Ticket included)

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

If your school can't or won't send you, you will qualify for a partial scholarship.

NEW: Common Core and Standards Based Practices for Teachers of DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION
NEW: Common Core and Standards Based Practices for Teachers of FRENCH (Levels 1-AP)
NEW: Developing LEADERSHIP SKILLS of World Language Educators: Common Core and Standards-Based Instruction

Since our programs are authorized by the State and Federal Government as part of California’s effort to ensure that all schools are NCLB compliant, you may wish to use funds from Title I, (Disadvantaged Learners), Title II, Part A (Professional Development), or Title III (English Learners).

TIER 1: Common Core and Standards-Based Instructional Practices (The content of 1B will be suitable for returning participants*)

1A Common Core and Standards-Based Practices for Teachers of Foreign Languages and ELD Instruction
1B Using STORIES to Enhance Common Core and Standards-Based Foreign Language and ELD Instruction
1C Common Core and Standards-Based Practices for Teachers of Spanish Speakers
1D Common Core and Standards-Based Practices for Teachers of DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION
1E Common Core and Standards-Based Practices for Teachers of FRENCH

• Common Core and Standards-based competencies and academic content
• lesson design and the instructional delivery sequence
• practicum: generic input, guided practice, extension, and assessment structures
• strategies for working with English learners and diverse, low performing populations
• techniques for developing literacy and incorporating technology in the curriculum
• reflection on practice, colleague collaboration, leadership development

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TIER 2: Beyond the Textbook - Common Core and Standards-Based Instructional Practices

2A Beyond the Textbook: Common Core and Standards-Based Instructional Practices (Levels 1-3)

• effective use of State Board adopted texts and supplementary materials
• Standards-based unit design, development of Common Core competencies, technology-enhanced curriculum
• practicum: delivery of academic content, literacy development, reading/listening, writing/speaking structures
• formative and summative assessment, considerations for portfolios
• strategies for working with English learners and diverse, low performing populations
• reflection on practice, colleague collaboration, leadership development

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AP Spanish Language: Preparing students for the AP SPANISH Language and Culture Exam and the Common Core

Spanish Units for 2017-2018 will differ from those from 2016-2017.

• Standards-based content knowledge and content specific instructional practices
• introduction to the content and format of the examination and the AP Framework
• integrative skills: focus on academic content, culture, listening, reading and Common Core competencies
• integrative skills: focus on academic content, culture, speaking, writing and Common Core competencies
• functional language use; developing student accuracy through content and context
• reflection on practice, colleague collaboration, leadership development

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AP Spanish Literature: Preparing students for the AP SPANISH Literature and Culture Exam and the Common Core

Selections for 2017-2018 will differ from those from 2016-2017

• Standards-based content knowledge and content specific instructional practices
• introduction to the content and format of the examination and the AP Framework
• exploration of major historical periods and literary movements in Spain and Spanish America
• focus on academic content and Common Core competencies
• strategies for the analysis of poetry, prose and drama; study of representative authors and works
• examination of parallel manifestations in art and music
• reflection on practice, colleague collaboration, leadership development

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TIER 3: Developing Leadership Skills of World Language Educators: Common Core and Standards-Based Instruction

• proficiency and performance; standards documents; backward design; unit-, lesson-, episode-design; learning plans
• academic and cultural content; authentic texts rich in language, culture and content; interpretive, interpersonal, presentational communication
• assessment and evaluation, can-do statements, rubrics, integrative performance tasks
• design of professional development experiences; fundamental concepts; interpretive, interpersonal, presentational tasks
• TELL: environment, the learning experience, collaboration, planning, performance and feedback, professionalism, learning tools

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Contact us:
Brandon Zaslow, Site Director

Department of Education
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314
323-259-2949 phone
323-544-7009 FAX
ocflp@oxy.edu