SEL & Proficiency: How to Make a Student-Centered Paradigm Shift

This exciting in-person training is in Washington, D.C. at Hardy Middle School. It includes a Visitation Day and full-day training. Teachers will be able to experience a live classroom, and have time to debrief and apply the concepts to their own classroom and students. It is applicable for teachers of all levels, ages and languages. 

Teachers will see how to connect with students and feel confident in the language acquisition journey. They will experience the techniques to effectively build community, stay in the target language and provide structure that will allow students to guide the learning. This is done through hands-on demos and strategies modeled by doing together. Classroom application of the concepts will be examined and discussed.  Each activity and debrief experience can be replicated in your classroom! The experience is dynamic, high-energy and interactive. Manipulatives and visuals easily and effectively explain the concepts. Teachers will be introduced to strategies and techniques as well as solid curricular goals. 

Friday Schedule: 8:30am – 3:30pm

Saturday Schedule: 9:00am – 4:00pm


  • Methods for creating a positive community
  • Techniques for high student engagement
  • Exploration of an immersive environment
  • Model proficiency-based activities
  • Strategies for eliciting student production
  • Discuss structures for measuring student growth

Teachers will:

  • Build relationships and community with colleagues, modeling strategies for students
  • Experience how to create an interactive, target language environment
  • Use kinesthetic learning to practice the concepts and language used
  • Be introduced to the concepts of proficiency, the ACTFL levels and transference to the classroom of National and State standards
  • Apply Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) practices
  • Practice differentiated questioning strategies
  • Build confidence to be successful in an immersive environment
  • Embody Whole Student and Whole Teacher strategies
  • Practice language strategies to grow proficiency
  • Practice effective planning strategies


All OWL workshops and support services are cooperatively planned with the lead teacher and purposefully geared towards the audience at hand. OWL believes in long term support and on-going collaboration. OWL can provide consistent trainings, resources, feedback and customized supports.



Rose L. Hardy Middle School

1819 35th Street NW

Washigton, DC 20007


Details Price Qty
Two Day Training- Pay by Credit Card $334.75 (USD)  
Two Day Training- Save 3% Pay by Check or Purchase Order $325.00 (USD)  
Two Day Training w Resource Bundle - Pay by Credit Card $406.85 (USD)  
Two Day Training w Resource Bundle - Save 3% Pay by Check or Purchase Order $395.00 (USD)  

  • February 3, 2023 - February 4, 2023
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


1819 35th Street NW, District of Columbia, 20017, United States