Professional Development Webinar Archive

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The entire Wayside Professional Development Webinar Archive at your fingertips. Here you will find all of our past professional development webinars, created specifically to aid you in your efforts as a world language educator.

June 2022 | Here's Your Passport to Proficiency

Reserve your spot on the voyage to proficiency-based teaching and learning!

Plan Your Itinerary

This session will help you incorporate and extend proficiency-based classroom practices. We will examine the goals of proficiency-based teaching and learning within the context of performance and proficiency, backwards design, formative performance assessments, and summative integrated performance assessments.

Embark on Your Proficiency Voyage

Part two of our summer series is designed to enable you to hit the ground running with proficiency-based strategies! We will share tips and ideas for maximizing target language use in the classroom, helping students develop interculturality, making the most of authentic resources, teaching grammar through the Discovery Process, and leveraging Can-Do Statements for language and intercultural growth.

April 2022 | Assessment Feedback: Covering All Your Bases

Professional baseball pitcher Robert Earl Wilson once said, "A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings." The same could be said for assessments and rubrics. We can help!

If you build it, [they] will come. ~Kevin Costner

Spring is a beautiful time for baseball fans, but for teachers, it begins the season of assessments. Join us for a 45-minute webinar where we will discuss assessment types in a proficiency-based classroom, and more importantly, how and when to provide appropriate and meaningful feedback to your students. As “coaches,” we want to hit grand slams with both assessments and feedback so our students can grow in proficiency!

Recorded on 4/14/22

Don’t let the fear of striking out [with rubrics] get in your way. ~Babe Ruth

Bases are loaded - it is all up to you! Rubrics are incredible tools, and when it comes to using them, we cannot let the fear of striking out get in our way! What does the language in a rubric actually mean? How do I use them? How do I choose the best kind of rubric? All of these questions will be answered in our 45-minute webinar as we look at some examples of rubrics. Please note: This session will use Wayside textbooks EntreCulturas and EntreCultures.

Recorded on 4/20/22

March 2022 | Setting the Table for Effective Lesson Planning

Ding, ding, ding! Is that the dinner bell I hear? Oh man, my mouth is watering. The table is set, and you are our invited guest for these complimentary sessions.

Join Us at the Table!

Lesson planning can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! Sit down with us for a quick 30-minute webinar where we will review the basics of creating a solid lesson plan while also suggesting some ideas to spice it up and engage your students! Your instructional strategists will discuss best practices and how to make good choices when planning meaningful lessons, staying in the target language, all while providing input that is comprehensible and keeps our students interested.

What Will You Choose?

We will be sharing a NEW and FREE lesson planning template that will help any language teacher simplify and organize their planning process. In this 60-minute workshop, we will guide you through lesson planning using our template, but we will also demonstrate ways to pick and choose activities, like choosing from a menu of options. Please note: This session will use Wayside textbooks EntreCulturas and EntreCultures.

Recorded on 3/24/22

February 2022 | We ♥ IPAs!

Introducing We ♥ IPAs! There's no need for chocolates as these three complimentary sessions are a pretty sweet deal. Romance awaits!

Love is in the Air: 4 Reasons We 💗 IPAs

In this 30-minute session, your Wayside instructional strategist will highlight key features and the benefits of using integrated performance assessments (IPAs) to assess your students’ language and intercultural proficiency. Come learn how, when, and why to use IPAs to support students’ language and intercultural growth.

They Said Yes! Engaging with IPAs

In this 60-minute interactive webinar, your Wayside team will guide you through the integrated performance assessment planning process using EntreCulturas and EntreCultures as models. You will receive our NEW and FREE IPA planning template and we will walk you through it, step by step, to help you better understand and implement the unit IPAs. We will discuss ways to maximize these assessments that mirror real-world situations to get a clear picture of your students’ abilities in all three modes of communication. Attendees will have the chance to work along with the presenter and plan their own IPA.

January 2022 | Planning for Proficiency: Unit Design

Introducing Planning for Proficiency: Unit Design! There's no need to pack as Wayside has already packed these three sessions with all you need for unit planning for your proficiency-based classroom. Your journey awaits!

Where the Journey Begins: A Focus on Backward Design

In this 30-minute session, your Wayside instructional strategist will help you to become familiar with the core practice of Backward Design. Join us for an overview of what Backward Design is all about and why it is important when it comes to unit planning for a proficiency-based classroom!

What a Trip! Planning with the END in Mind

Unit Planning with EntreCulturas and EntreCultures. Being a teacher in a time of a global pandemic has not been easy, and we get that. We want to help! In this 60-minute, interactive webinar your Wayside team will guide you through the unit planning process. We will provide you with our NEW and FREE unit planning template and walk you through, step-by-step to help you design your next unit with the end in mind.