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Winter Virtual Series: Set the Spark for the New Year!

This ten-week series will provide you with all the tools necessary for an organized and confident start to the 2024 year! Designed for both new and experienced OWL’ers, each week we will discover and explore resources guaranteed to leave you supported by other colleagues and with fresh ideas. Based on the Four Values of Equity & Relationships, Proficiency, Engagement & Empowerment, the Series will provide the spark, support and collaboration that you need to get through the winter months.

Jumpstart the Year with Strong Student Connections – January 17, 2024

We know that relationships are the foundation for building community and language success in the classroom. The winter can be a time where those sometimes feel a bit flat. This session provides strategies, tips, themes and topics that feel authentic to students, as well as movement ideas to provide that spark to reinvigorate connections with and between your students.

Equity in the Classroom – January 31, 2024

What does equity look and feel like in the classroom? This session shares ideas around physical space configurations, pairings and groupings and immersive classroom strategies that work to help your students feel safe and seen in the learning environment. We explore thoughts and concepts that allow for long-term reflection and application of equitable practices in our spaces.

Proficiency: Fostering a Can-do Mindset  – February 13, 2024 

Proficiency is a powerful motivating factor for students and teachers alike. When language growth is tangible, measurable and documented, students become empowered to continue with their language learning. This session provides examples of frameworks that allow the teacher to put the learning on the student, and demonstrate ways to create a positive, supportive learning environment where students are fearless in the target language!

Winter Blues Engagement Strategies! – February 28, 2024 

Oh, the winter lull between winter and spring break. This session will help break that spell and shake us out of our winter doldrums. Ideas for prompts and questions, games and authentic ways to provide consistent accountability, that is also fun to students! Shake it off with this fun, engaging session.

Empower your Students – March 13, 2024 

‘Put it on your students’ is a phrase you will often hear in any OWL training. This refrain is all about transitioning from a teacher-led to a student-directed environment. OWL has unique classroom frameworks and planning structures that allow us to put the learning in the hands of the students. Tested for over a decade, these techniques empower students to take ownership and move towards intrinsic motivation. Come see how you can apply this in your instructional settings.

 

Additional Resources: 

Looking to add Resources to the experience for you and your students? You can choose to add the Resource Bundle at a reduced rate with registration of the Series. The Resource Bundle includes:

1. PPATH Interactive Resource

 When thinking about your classroom structure and practical application of student-directed, proficiency-based strategies, it is a fine balance of marrying theory to daily practice. This resource is intended to provide a roadmap to guide you through creating a framework for class that is consistent, flexible and student-directed. Classrooms across the world have been transformed into highly engaging spaces where students feel intrinsically motivated. The ideas contained in this resource are valuable for all levels and all languages.

2. Pairings & Groupings Cards

Ever noticed that your students are always pairing themselves with the same people? These cards will help alleviate that! The packet contains 36 cards with 6 different ways to combine your class: shapes, colors, numbers, animals, food, and clothing. Students will never work with the same people again!

3. Literacy Organizer

The literacy organizer helps students facilitate negotiation of meaning when they hit language breakdown. It can serve as a support and scaffold that helps the students stay in the target language in a meaningful way, which helps them express ideas on the topics that come up in class.

Online Platform
OWL uses Google Hangout to host Online PD opportunities. We encourage you to try it out before your scheduled online PD time so you don’t miss any of the session with technical difficulties. This should include having Google Chrome on your device, and giving the platform permission to use your video camera and microphone.

Reimbursement

OWL does not give reimbursement for the following:

  • confusion of start time and time zones
  • technical issues on the participant’s part
  • inability to connect to the hangout

Anything we forgot to share?
Check out our Frequently Asked Online PD Questions!

Details Price Qty
Pay with Credit Card - 3% Processing Fee $195.70 USD  
Pay with PO or Check - Save on the 3% Processing Fee $190.00 USD  
Pay with Credit Card with Resource Bundle - 3% Processing Fee $257.50 USD  
Pay with PO or Check - Save on the 3% Processing Fee $250.00 USD  

  • Online PD OWL Series
     January 17, 2024 - March 6, 2024
     4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Venue:  

Description:

Online Platform
OWL uses Google Hangout to host Online PD opportunities. We encourage you to try it out before your scheduled online PD time so you don’t miss any of the session with technical difficulties. This should include having Google Chrome on your device, and giving the platform permission to use your video camera and microphone. If you do have any issues prior to the event, email us or call Tech Support at (857) 293-1706. An OWL Team member will contact you as soon as possible to help you out.

Day of Session
At least 10 minutes prior to the session, an OWL team member will send you a link via email. This will direct you to your group’s specific hangout. Once all registered participants and the consultant have arrived, the session will begin. If you are experiencing technical difficulties as you try to log on contact us by email or phone (857) 293-1706  as soon as possible. We will have a team member available to help you.

Reimbursement 
OWL does not give reimbursement for the following:

  • confusion of start time and time zones
  • technical issues on the participant’s part
  • inability to connect to the hangout

Anything we forgot to share?
Check out our Frequently Asked Online PD Questions!