Classroom Under Construction

building blocks of proficiency-based instruction

Are you shifting to proficiency-based teaching practices?

Join the Professional Learning team for a series of learning events dedicated to helping you build a more proficiency-driven classroom. Each session will center around a different proficiency-based practice and will feature practical strategies and action steps that you can implement in your classroom.

Final Inspection: Promoting Language Growth through Assessments

February 8th | 7 pm ET
Engaging learning experiences? Ready! Checks for understanding? Pret! Formative feedback? ¡Listo! You’re well on your way to building a more proficiency-based classroom, so what do you do about those end of unit assessments? Join the Professional Learning team as we dive deeper into understanding how integrated performance assessments are used to assess students’ proficiency. We will also share some ideas for how to talk to students about performance-based assessments and ideas for implementation.

Interior Design: Providing Level Appropriate Language

March 8th | 7 pm ET
You’ve laid the foundation, built the structure, now it’s time to start designing the interior of your lessons. Presenting and practicing language in context is at the heart of a proficiency-driven instruction, but what does language in context look like in a novice classroom? How is it different for intermediate learners? In this session, the Professional Learning team will discuss what level appropriate language means for novice and intermediate language learners and provide strategies for how to provide level-appropriate language to your students.