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World Languages

Understanding Unit Planning Part 3 - Checkpoint B

Presenter:  Lisa Shepard

Date & Time:  Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 4:00—5:00 p.m.

Maximum capacity:  950 attendees

1 hour of CTLE credit offered

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) presents this next workshop in its 2021 Professional Learning Series.  This online workshop, "Understanding Unit Planning Part 3 - Checkpoint B", is offered free of charge for world language educators and administrators working and studying in New York State schools, colleges, and universities.

Link to workshop flyer

Workshop description:  In this session you will learn how to use Backward Design to prepare a unit for learners at the Checkpoint B level.  You will see examples of how the NYS World Language Standards can be used to define student outcomes and how these standards can be assessed using an Integrated Performance Assessment.  Lastly, you will come away with a variety of tasks that can be used to plan learning experiences for your students in the Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational modes, as well as to increase their intercultural competence.

Lisa Shepard is an independent consultant who spent the first 29 years of her career teaching French at the secondary level.  During that time she earned her National Board Certification, was chosen as the Ohio World Language Teacher of the Year in 2016, and began publishing her blog, Madame’s Musings.  She is now using her experience with standards-based unit design and proficiency-based instruction to provide professional development to world language teachers around the country.  Lisa is also a #langchat moderator and a frequent presenter at local, state, regional and national conferences. 

A recording of the workshop will be uploaded to the OBEWL website for on-demand viewing by those unable to attend virtually.  Those who attend the online workshop will be provided with a certificate of attendance for one hour; those who wish to receive CTLE credit must provide all of the requested information on the registration form.  Those unable to attend the workshop on November 30th may earn CTLE credit by viewing the recording on the OBEWL website and answering at least seven out of ten questions correctly on a multiple-choice post-assessment.  No registration is necessary to view the recording of the workshop.

Registration process:  A maximum of 950 pre-registrations will be accepted for this live workshop.  Registration will close by November 28th; there will be no same-day registrations.  Only pre-registered attendees will be admitted into the workshop.  Requests will be processed on a rolling basis.  Once the registrant's work email address has been verified as being from a New York State school, college, or university, an email confirming their registration will be sent.  Twenty-four hours prior to the event, all registered individuals will receive login instructions with the link to join the workshop.

Link to registration form