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World Language Essential Standards 2012-2013 Webinar Series RttT SI Group Broadcast 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012. Today’s Agenda. Webinar Controls & WLES Wiki State & Race to the Top ( RttT ) Updates, including: SI 2012 Evaluation Survey Results

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World Language Essential Standards2012-2013 Webinar Series RttTSI GroupBroadcast 3:30-4:30 p.m.Thursday, September 20, 2012

Today’s Agenda

  • Webinar Controls & WLES Wiki

  • State & Race to the Top (RttT) Updates, including:

    • SI 2012 Evaluation Survey Results

    • Proficiency 101 Project Plans

  • Tech Tools Focus: Social Bookmark (WLES Delicious Site: NCWORLDLANG)

  • Next Steps & FI RttT Survey

Webinar Controls&WLES Wiki

Webinar Controls

  • Recording  Archives

  • Archives as PD Resources

  • Audio controls and monitoring

  • Questions box

  • Polls done periodically

Poll Question

What was the most recent WLES PD session you attended?

Regional or Local Workshop

Summer Institute

IHE Institute


Can’t remember . . .


Professional Development

Summer Institutes




IHE Institutes








State & Race to the Top (RttT)Updates

The central focus of READY is improving student learning ...

by enabling and ensuringgreat teaching.

North Carolina

Graduation Rates

89,126 graduated

80.2% =


students that were eligible

111,101 – 89,126=

21,975 students who could have graduated and didn’t

Inspiring progress but miles to go….

Where We Are

Agenda For Institute

While all our students are not yet READY, we have accomplished so much.

  • Accomplishments:

  • An Entirely New Standard Course of Study

  • Tools to Support New Standards

  • Summer Institute and the PD Cycle

  • Innovative Online PD

  • Furthering Responsiveness to Instruction

  • Adopting a New Student Information System

  • Cloud-centric models for email, content filtering, and managed firewall services

  • Closing in on an Instructional Improvement System Vendor

Agenda For Institute

Instructional Improvement

Instructional Improvement System

Whyan Instructional Improvement System?

Improve and personalize student learning


  • Facilitate the teaching and learning process through

  • Increased access to high quality resources for all

  • Provision of timely and relevant information and data

Instructional Improvement SystemWhy – How – What -- When

What tools and resources will be available?


Strong Leaders

A Fair Evaluation System

Tools and Training toImprove Practice

Improved Supply of Teachers

New Standard Course of Study

Balanced Assessment System

New Accountability Model

Support in Low-AchievingLEAs and Schools

State Updates

NC Standard Course of Study

Contact Dr. Maria

READY FAQ Website, Assessments and Educator Effectiveness

Contact Michael

State Updates

46th Annual FallFLANC Conference

October 11-13, 2012 in downtown Winston-Salem, NC

Go to www.flanc.orgto register for FLANC 2012


State Updates

NCLTI Education Technology Planning Summits

Intensive 2-day Planning Summits for LEAs & Charter Schools

Go to for additional information and the application, which is due Friday, October 12.


Agenda For Institute

Educator Effectiveness

State Updates

NC Central Office Evaluation RubricPolicy Update: TCP-C-021

Central Office staff members included:

  • Superintendents (Deputy, Assistant, or Associate)

  • Instructional Staff with rank of Director or above

  • Coordinators & Teachers not responsible for direct student instruction

Dr. Lynne

State Updates

NC Teacher Standards & Evaluation ProcessA 6-week Facilitated Course for Teachers

20 hours = 2 CEUs

Go to to register for: October 8 (waitlist) or November 5In 2013: January 14 and February 4

Dr. Lynne

Measures of Effective TeachingRationale - MET Research - Standards 6 & 8 - Status - Support - MSLs

This research suggests:

  • Multiple measures are important.

  • Including student growth improves objectivity of evaluation.

Standards 6 & 8 – The Basics

  • Teachers







Contribute to Academic Success

Demonstrate Leadership

Establish Environment


Facilitate Learning

Reflect on Practice

  • Principals (and other Administrators)









Human Resource Leadership

External Development Leadership


Academic Achievement Leadership

Strategic Leadership


Cultural Leadership


RttT Updates

RttT Progress Report to the General Assembly

RttT website:

Information on transition to the new SCS, the IIS, NC Education Cloud, performance incentives, virtual schools, PD, STEM, etc.

Adam Levinson

RttT Updates

SI 2012

World LanguageContent SessionEvaluation SurveyResults


Loved the hands-on activities!

P101 information and explanations

P101 videos showing best practices and Backwards Design

“examples in the content area always reign supreme”

Networking, collaborating and connecting with other WL educators

SI 2012Evaluation Results

Poll Question

Which Proficiency 101 Activity was your personal favorite?

ACTFL Posters or Speaking Examples

Matching and sequencing activities like Rubric DOs & DON’Ts, COs & Proficiency Levels, Comic Strip Sort

Tech: Penzu journals or P101 videos

Assessment activities such as the Learning Scenarios or the Venn diagram with AEs

SI 2012Evaluation Results


Need MORE . . .

Information on Assessment

Proficiency 101 Project

Zoomerangapplications yielded 20+ new members!

Tentative Timeline for 2012 - 2013

Book Study

Lead: Dr. Bobby Hobgood

Lead: TBD

Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project

Time Check & Questions

Tech Tools FocusSocial Bookmarks

Tech Tools Focus:Social Bookmarks

By the end of this Tech Tools Focus, I will be able to:

  • Describe how a social bookmark works as a collaboration tool for educators.

  • Explain the common WLES tags that will be used to support the implementation of the standards.

  • Understand how to tag an online resource for inclusion in the NCWORLDLANG bookmark

Tech Tools Focus:Social Bookmarks

  • Online collection of favorites or bookmarked websites

  • Accessible 24/7 with Internet connection

  • Open to additions using common set of tags

Tech Tools Focus:NCWORLDLANG Social Bookmark

Common set of tags for NCWORLDLANG

Demonstration: Tagging an online resource

Let’s take a look at the NCWORLDLANG social bookmark and tag an online resource together!

Tech Tools Focus Reflection

Next Steps&FI RttT Survey

Next Steps

  • Share what you’re doing on the wiki and explore the resources already available (

  • Explore social bookmarking and use the NCWORLDLANG common tags

  • Look for emails about webinars, program-specific workshops, statewide projects, etc.

2012 – 2013 World Language Webinar Series RttT SI Group

Thursdays at 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • September 20, 2012

  • December 13, 2012

  • March 7, 2013

  • June 6, 2013

2012 – 2013World Language Webinar Series

  • DPI Update Webinars

    • Evenings 2 or 3 times during 2012-2013

    • Dates and times TBD

  • IHE & LEA/District Coordinator Webinars

  • Program-specific webinars and/or virtual meetings?

Helga FascianoSection Chief of K-12 Program

Ann Marie GunterWorld Language

Curriculum & InstructionWorld Languages





Please complete the RttT Webinar Survey at, September 27

Q & A

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