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World Languages Webinar September 2008 Robert Crawford Coordinator, World Languages West Virginia Department of Education

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1 World Languages Webinar September 2008 Robert Crawford Coordinator, World Languages West Virginia Department of Education

2 Communication WV Connections Webinars September, December, February, April World Language Distribution List County World Language Teachers

3 Agenda Program Showcase Policy Updates Program Updates Pilot Opportunities Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities Student Opportunities County Announcements

4 West Virginia Virtual Schools Anne Meadows Assistant Director Office of Instructional Technology

5 World Languages and the West Virginia Virtual School

6 Spanish Six full-time teachers Spanish 1A/1B – 671 Spanish 1/2- 83

7 World Language Offerings Mandarin Chinese 1-2 French 1-4, AP Language and Literature German 1-4, AP Japanese 1-2 Latin 1-2, AP Vergil and Literature Spanish 1-4, AP Language and Literature

8 Learning Object Repository Online Spanish modules will be broken into learning objects and stored in an accessible repository on WVLearns

9 For More Information Anne Meadows Sharon Gainer

10 Policy 2510 Update The teaching of foreign languages in grades 5 and 6 is encouraged. A foreign language course, in the same foreign language, must be offered for students in grade 7 and grade 8. Implementation of the foreign language program should model best practice and promote positive proficiency outcomes. FAQ Document

11 Policy Update The Foreign Language Content Standards, Objectives (CSOs) are designed to provide guidance for: the development of foreign language curricula the selection of instructional materials the evaluation of students learning and professional development opportunities. While teachers are responsible for developing curriculum maps and for selecting specific content and learning activities, this document is intended to guide local curriculum development. Effective Date. -- July 1,

12 Program Updates 2008 Summer Institute for ESL and World Language Teachers: Connecting to the World through the 21 st Century Classroom Marshall University/June Harless Model School at Kellogg Elementary July 14-16, 2008 Assessment, Technology, International Collaboration tml 2009 Steering Committee

13 Program Updates Continued LinguaFolio Instructional Materials Adoption Review of materials at state level during the summer Visiting Chinese Guest Teachers School Visits in September & October

14 Upcoming Pilot Projects LinguaPods Language Trekkers World Language e-learning course

15 Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities WVFLTA Fall Conference September 19 & 20, 2008 WVU-Parkersburg Conferencehttp://www.wvflta.org/Websites/page.asp?page= 2008+Conference ACTFL Convention November 21-23, 2008 Orlando, FL 4730

16 Student Opportunities The International Flag of Language Design Contest September 2-November 28

17 Announcements & Questions County Announcements Questions Next Webinar: December 9 & 10, 2008


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