• August 7, 2019
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to create a kinesthetic, student- centered, proficiency-based classroom. This workshop explores how understanding National Standards and proficiency-based instruction strategies can create an interactive, student-centered classroom.   Workshop includes: Application of State &National Standards Strategies for eliciting student production Techniques for high student engagement Exploration of the 100% second language environment   OWL1 Foundations- (more…)


  • August 21, 2019 - August 22, 2019
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This workshop explores the foundational understandings of proficiency and second language acquisition. The training will reveal a structure that creates an interactive, student-directed classroom. Participants experience the strategies through demos with students, when possible, and in whole and small groups. The focus is on an immersive, target language environment where students are highly engaged and (more…)


  • October 14, 2019 - October 15, 2019
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This workshop is designed for participants who want to develop systems to support proficiency-based learning. Through further exploration of the strategies & techniques introduced in the Foundations workshop, we go deeper into how to create a space for acquisition.   Development of student-centered curriculum Integration of student interest in lesson planning through Threads & Progressions (more…)


  • December 9, 2019 - December 10, 2019
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This workshop is designed for participants who want to continue to grow their skills  in a proficiency-based, student driven classroom. After circle structure and lesson planning basics have been achieved participants will: Create a curriculum based off student driven interest and relevancy. Hone questioning techniques that push our students to the next level of acquisition. (more…)


  • February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

OWL and HABLA have created an approach to teaching languages that is creative, engaging, and joyful. The two organizations are teaming up for their second annual Words in Motion Winter Institute, an opportunity for language teachers to participate in best practices from both organizations. Led by the founders of OWL and HABLA, the winter institute will share (more…)