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1 World Languages in Maine Schools: A Collaborative Model for Professional Development Marty Brooks, Co-coordinator of Initiative Amber Burks, President, Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME) Lisa Dalrymple, Teacher Leader, 2012-present Dr. Jay Ketner, World Language Specialist and Co-coordinator of Initiative, Maine Dept. of Education

2 SESSION OVERVIEW Description of the Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment Initiative Hows and Whys Roles and Responsibilities Organizational Details Impact and Sustaining the Initiative

3 COLLABORATION AMONG: agencies, organizations and teachers GOALS: improve teaching and learning standards-based instruction and assessment promote achievement and proficiency

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5 COMPONENTS: Summer Institute Regional workshops Trained Teacher Leaders Resource banks Statewide communication between Dept. of Education, FLAME, districts, administrators, and schools Raising and maintaining profile of languages

6 NEEDS IDENTIFIED: Accessible, high- quality PD for language teachers Proficiency, communication modes Assessment Standards-based teaching and learning

7 PARTNERSHIPS FORMED:

8 SUMMER INSTITUTE

9 Participants & Teacher Leaders Application and Fees Times and location Benefits of attending

10 SUMMER INSTITUTES PAST & PRESENT 2012 Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment Paul Sandrock 2013 Curriculum Design: Imagine the Possibilities Donna Clementi 2014 Planning with the End in Mind Laura Terrill

11 TEACHER LEADERS Host Regional Workshops Attend Monthly Meetings Prepare Shared Resources Serve as Regional Point of Contact

12 Rigor Integrated Performance Assessment Realia Achievement Modes of Communication Performance Proficiency Standards Essential Questions Intermediate Mid

13 PUBLIC LAW 669: An Act to Prepare Maine People for the Future Economy “§4722-A Requirements for awarding of diploma…Demonstrate proficiency in meeting state standards in all content areas of the system of learning results…”

14 Regional workshops to date since in 2 language teachers reached by initiative Raising bar of professional practice statewide

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16 Thank you in every language! Marty Amber Lisa Jay


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