Here are some updates for our ongoing work with the World Language Essential Standards (WLES):


1) The topical webinar broadcast about proficiency-based rubrics from Wednesday, February 27, 2013, has been archived and posted on the 2012-2013 World Language Webinars page at http://wlnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/2012-2013+Webinars . This page also contains the PowerPoint presentations and other materials from each webinar, along with the registration for upcoming webinars through April.


2) The next webinar is scheduled for this Thursday, March 7, and will be broadcast from 3:30-4:30 p.m. with the virtual space opening 30 minutes prior to the start for those who want to login and check audio set-up. This is a Race to the Top (RttT) Summer Institute (SI) group webinar but all are welcome to participate. To register for this webinar, please go to https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/725023647 and complete the registration form. Connection information and reminders will be sent directly to the email address that you provide.


3) The Spring RESA Sessions are being held across the state and focus on biliteracy and assessment with the World Language Essential Standards. Please check the list below for remaining dates and locations, and contact your Regional PD Leads about registration and space available. Their contact information is posted on the Spring RESA page at http://wlnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/2012-2013+RESA+Sessions.

The RESA Sessions are follow-ups to the 2012 Summer Institutes and designed as Train-the-Trainer. If you are interested in bringing additional educators who will be helping with local professional development, please check with your Regional PD Leads about the possibility.

Mar. 12 in Region 6 at UNCC in Charlotte
Mar. 19 in Region 8 at WRESA A-B Technical College in Enka
Mar. 21 in Region 7 at NWRESA Holiday Inn Express in North Wilkesboro


4) There will be a World Language Assessment Examples Workshop on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, for teachers. This workshop will be focused on understanding, utilizing and adapting AEs for use in dual language/immersion programs, K-12, in Cherokee, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, or Spanish. The session will start with an overview of proficiency-based assessment and its role in formative and summative assessment in the classroom. Then, participants will work collaboratively to design AEs that can be used immediately in their programs and discuss ways to network with colleagues across the state.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Training will be from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Participants should bring:
*A fully charged wireless device (laptop, iPad, tablet, etc.).
*Curriculum documents (lesson/unit plans, pacing guide, etc.).

The face-to-face version of this workshop will be held in the Media Center at CA Furr Elementary School (2725 Clover Rd., Concord, NC 28027) in Cabarrus County. Lunch will be served. For additional information and to register for this face-to-face location, please visit the link below and self-register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=mdgc9dkab&oeidk=a07e6xehbgw2bc0421c .

The online version of this workshop will be held using GoToWebinar. If you plan to attend virtually, please do not use the face-to-face registration link above to register. Just use this GoToWebinar link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/430474439.
Please see the information below about a World Language Assessment Example Workshop for Dual Language/Immersion teachers that is available face-to-face or virtually. This is part of the work with the World Language Essential Standards and is being offered in partnership with the Southwest Education Alliance (SWEA).
Feel free to forward this message to other North Carolina dual language/immersion teachers.

World Language Assessment Examples Workshop on Wednesday, March 13, 2013:

This World Language Assessment Example (AE) Work Session for teachers is focused on understanding, utilizing and adapting AEs for use in dual language/immersion programs, K-12, in Cherokee, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, or Spanish. We will start with an overview of proficiency-based assessment and its role in formative and summative assessment in the classroom. Then, we will work collaboratively to design AEs that can be used immediately in our programs and discuss ways to network with colleagues across the state.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Training will be from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Participants should bring:
*A fully charged wireless device (laptop, iPad, tablet, etc.).
*Curriculum documents (lesson/unit plans, pacing guide, etc.).

The face-to-face version of this workshop will be held in the Media Center at CA Furr Elementary School (2725 Clover Rd., Concord, NC 28027) in Cabarrus County. Lunch will be served. For additional information and to register for this face-to-face location, please visit the link and self-register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=mdgc9dkab&oeidk=a07e6xehbgw2bc0421c.

The online version of this workshop will be held using GoToWebinar. If you plan to attend virtually, please do not use the face-to-face registration link above to register. Just use this GoToWebinar link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/430474439.

Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to all participants, face-to-face and virtual.

For questions, please contact Jessica Garner, Professional Development Lead, Region 6
NC Department of Public Instruction
Email: jessica.garner@dpi.nc.gov
Website: http://region6pd.ncdpi.wikispaces.net




World Language presentation can be located at http://seclang.ncwiseowl.org
Contact: Ann Marie Gunter, NCDPI K-12 WL Consultant
ann.gunter@dpi.nc.gov
Information and the new SCoS can be located at the link below. http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/worldlanguages/

WL Updates

October 23, 2012