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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 WebinarSeptember 2008

Robert Crawford

Coordinator, World Languages

West Virginia Department of Education

[email protected]


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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


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Agenda

  • Program Showcase

  • Policy Updates

  • Program Updates

  • Pilot Opportunities

  • Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

  • Student Opportunities

  • County Announcements


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Program Showcase:

West Virginia Virtual Schools

Anne Meadows

Assistant Director

Office of Instructional Technology

[email protected]


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World Languages

and the West Virginia Virtual School


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Spanish 2008-09

  • Six full-time teachers

  • Spanish 1A/1B – 671

  • Spanish 1/2- 83


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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


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Learning Object Repository

  • Online Spanish modules will be broken into learning objects and stored in an accessible repository on WVLearns


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For More Information

  • Anne [email protected]

  • Sharon [email protected]

http:virtualschool.k12.wv.us


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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


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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/


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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


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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


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Upcoming Pilot Projects

  • LinguaPods

  • Language Trekkers

  • World Language e-learning course


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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


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Student Opportunities

  • The International Flag of Language Design Contest http://languagemuseum.org/flag/

    September 2-November 28


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Announcements & Questions

  • County Announcements

  • Questions

  • Next Webinar: December 9 & 10, 2008


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