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World Languages Webinar September 2008. Robert Crawford Coordinator, World Languages West Virginia Department of Education [email protected] Communication. WV Connections http://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/ Webinars September, December, February, April

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world languages webinar september 2008

World Languages WebinarSeptember 2008

Robert Crawford

Coordinator, World Languages

West Virginia Department of Education

[email protected]

communication
Communication
  • WV Connections

http://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/

  • Webinars
    • September, December, February, April
  • World Language Distribution List
    • County World Language Teachers http://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/documents/WorldLanguageContactsb.doc
agenda
Agenda
  • Program Showcase
  • Policy Updates
  • Program Updates
  • Pilot Opportunities
  • Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
  • Student Opportunities
  • County Announcements
program showcase
Program Showcase:

West Virginia Virtual Schools

Anne Meadows

Assistant Director

Office of Instructional Technology

[email protected]

world languages

World Languages

and the West Virginia Virtual School

spanish 2008 09
Spanish 2008-09
  • Six full-time teachers
  • Spanish 1A/1B – 671
  • Spanish 1/2 - 83
world language offerings
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
learning object repository
Learning Object Repository
  • Online Spanish modules will be broken into learning objects and stored in an accessible repository on WVLearns
for more information
For More Information

http:virtualschool.k12.wv.us

policy 2510 update
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 http://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/21stcentury.html
policy 2520 7 update
Policy 2520.7 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, 2008. http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/
program updates
Program Updates
  • 2008 Summer Institute for ESL and World Language Teachers: Connecting to the World through the 21st Century Classroom
    • Marshall University/June Harless Model School at Kellogg Elementary
    • July 14-16, 2008
    • Assessment, Technology, International Collaboration

http://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/summerprogram.html

  • 2009 Steering Committee
program updates continued
Program Updates Continued
  • LinguaFolio http://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/linguafolio.html
  • Instructional Materials Adoption
    • Review of materials at state level during the summer
  • Visiting Chinese Guest Teachers
  • School Visits in September & October
upcoming pilot projects
Upcoming Pilot Projects
  • LinguaPods
  • Language Trekkers
  • World Language e-learning course
upcoming professional development opportunities
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
  • WVFLTA Fall Conference
    • September 19 & 20, 2008
    • WVU-Parkersburg
    • http://www.wvflta.org/Websites/page.asp?page=2008+Conference
  • ACTFL Convention
    • November 21-23, 2008
    • Orlando, FL

http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4730

student opportunities
Student Opportunities
  • The International Flag of Language Design Contest http://languagemuseum.org/flag/

September 2-November 28

announcements questions
Announcements & Questions
  • County Announcements
  • Questions
  • Next Webinar: December 9 & 10, 2008
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