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From Skills to Modes - Part 4 - Planning for Learning: Integrating the Modes of Communication

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages of the New  York State Education Department presents "From Skills From Skills to Modes - Part 4 -  Planning for Learning:  Integrating the Modes of Communication."

Original workshop date:  Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Workshop description:  Build on the previous presentations on each mode of communication by developing a mindset for working with any authentic text using strategies that move learners from input in the interpretive mode to output in the interpersonal and presentational modes.  Strategies for working with text in the interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes will be modeled using various text types appropriate for Checkpoints A, B, and C.  Acquisition of vocabulary and grammar in context will be modeled. Establish purpose, create focus, ensure relevance, and make your learners work harder than you.

Link to workshop flyer

Workshop presenter:  Laura Terrill taught French at all levels for 21 years before becoming the Coordinator of Foreign Language and English as a Second Language and then Director of Curriculum in the Parkway School District in St. Louis, MO. She has taught methods courses at Washington University in St. Louis and at Butler University and IUPUI in Indianapolis and continues to present frequently at the state, regional, and national levels. She has served on the Board of Directors for Central States and ACTFL. She is the recipient of the Founders Award for Central States and has been named a NADSFL District Supervisor of the Year. She leads numerous workshops and projects for ACTFL and is currently the  Senior Associate for Professional Development for the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland working with STARTALK programs.

Link to Handouts folder from workshop

Link to recording of workshop


Link to post-assessments

Those unable to attend the workshop on May 19th may earn CTLE credit by viewing the recording of the workshop (above) and then answering at least seven out of ten questions correctly on Post-Assessment #1 listed below.   For the convenience of our World Language educators, there are multiple versions of the post-assessment available should the required score not be achieved on the first attempt.  If taking more than one version, participants must take them in order, starting with Post-Assessment #1.  If the desired score is not achieved, the participant may take subsequent post-assessments in order.  It is NOT permissible to choose which version of the post-assessment to take.  Credit will NOT be awarded to participants who take these assessments "out of order".

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Workshop Summary

# of attendees: 266

# of CTLE certificates issued:  212

# of certificates of attendance issued:  54

# of organizations represented by attendees:

32 districts
52 schools
4 partner organizations
5 colleges & universities

# of languages taught by attendees:  7

Quotes from Participants of this Workshop

“Thank you very much! This has been so helpful and informative.”  ~ Ruth C.

“I'm always looking for soooo many resources.  I appreciate the fact that I heard it was acceptable to dive deep into one or a couple!”  ~ Lindsay P.

“Thank you, so much!!!  Another excellent presentation and awesome resources!”  ~ Tiffany C.

“That helps me tremendously in better understanding how to implement interpretive and interpersonal without reverting to traditional methods!!”  ~ Jennifer R.

“So many great ideas - hard to choose just one.  Looking forward to trying many of these strategies beginning in the fall.  Thank you so much for all these great ideas.”  ~ Kathryn E.

“Thank you so much for this wonderful presentation. It's very useful!”  ~ Fumei T.

“Very actionable!”  ~ Deirdre K.