Join an unforgettable professional development experience where teachers learn to fully implement a 100% target language and student-directed classroom. The five day experience focuses on the whole teacher through Social and Emotional Learning practices, experiential learning of OWL methods and strategies, and implementation of target language, multiliteracies, and community in the classroom. This signature OWL event creates a confident, whole-hearted teacher who is ready to dive into an authentic and immersive environment with their students.
Bootcamp connects teachers from all different backgrounds and range of experiences. The week itself is structured as an OWL classroom and the opportunities for relationship-building throughout the week take you to a higher level of collaboration and connection with colleagues. Participants receive multiple layers of support: a one-on-one accountability partner, regional, national, and international support systems. It truly is a camp experience: one where you won’t want to leave at the end!
To ensure all participants health and safety during this opportunity, OWL will be following all recommended CDC guidelines. As guidelines change due to the vaccinations, OWL will keep all participants up to date with safety protocols.
Morning Session: 9am-12:00pm
- The morning session includes: Whole Teacher Session (Implementation of Adult SEL), Live demos, and a strategies session.
- Due to COVID restrictions, lunch will be on your own this year. We will provide homework during lunches, so don’t go too far away!
Afternoon Session: 1:30pm-4:00pm
- The afternoon session will include OWL Strategies sessions at implementation level and a large group share out.
College Credit: There are optional post graduate credits through Southern Oregon University. $70 per unit. Can receive up to 3 credits for the week. Teachers will need to pay with a check or money order in person and course requirements will be distributed at the time of Bootcamp.
Personalized to your Experience
The week is personalized and scaffolded to fit goals at various levels. There are level-specific strands, based on participants previous experience with proficiency and the methodology. Due to this unique nature of Bootcamp teachers can participate annually, and experience a different training each time.
Designed for teachers new to OWL. Whether proficiency is new to you or you have been teaching with proficiency for many years, this strand allows you to explore and examine your current practice, while diving in to proficiency-based, student-directed OWL strategies. Teachers will leave with new techniques and ideas for high student engagement and the ability to create a positive space for language acquisition.
This strand is designed for participants who want to develop systems to support proficiency-based learning. Through further exploration of the strategies & techniques introduced in prior OWL trainings, we go deeper into how to create a space for acquisition.
Designed for the teacher who is seeking collegiality and support systems, this strand encourages reflection of practice and collaboration of ideas. By discussing the elements of proficiency-based practice, participants utilize effective teacher discourse to move forward in their practice.
To Further Enhance Your Experience
- Participants may take advantage of half hour one on one consultations with a member of the OWL facilitation team at an additional $30 per session. Topics can include: school specific dilemmas and challenges, feedback of a previously recorded classroom session, question and answer, and many more!
- Participants can purchase additional OWL resources to further aid in your implementation of a proficiency-based classroom at a discounted rate
Airports: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) – About a 20 minute drive to Nashua, NH
Boston International Airport (BOS). About a 50-60 minute drive to Nashua, NH. The Boston Express bus line can take you from Boston Airport to Nashua.
Lodging: Many participants choose to stay in an Airbnb, or some local hotels by least expensive to most expensive (low, mid, high) are:
Low: Motel 6 – North / South, WoodSpring Suites Nashua, Clarion Inn Nashua
Mid: Radisson Hotel Nashua, Holiday Inn & Suites Nashua, Double Tree by Hilton Nashua
High: Courtyard by Marriott Nashua, Crown Plaza Hotel Nashua, Hampton Inn Nashua
Things to do: Nashua is located in southern New Hampshire. In the city center, sprawling Mine Falls Park, which stretches along the Nashua River, has an extensive trail system. The north end’s large Greeley Park features picnic areas and a playground. The city is home to Symphony NH, which performs orchestral works at various venues. It is a beautiful area with activities and breweries, hiking, biking, great restaurants and much more! Check out the links below to find out more!
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We are excited to have you and want to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Welcome to beautiful southern New Hampshire!
Prior to April 4– 75% back
May 5 – June 2– 50% back
June 2 – July 2 -25% back
On or After After July 2 – No Refund
- August 2, 2021 - August 6, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM