OWL Online PD Series: OWL at the Novice to Intermediate Level

West Coast Online PD begins at 4:00pm PST/ 5:00pm MST/ 6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST

This four-week series will provide you with all the tools necessary for a proficiency based, student driven classroom! Designed for both new and experienced OWL’ers, each week we will discover and explore resources guaranteed to leave you assured and with fresh ideas.

How the ACTFL Level Affects Classroom StructureJanuary 21, 2020

Literacy at the Novice & Intermediate LevelFebruary 4, 2020

It can be difficult to know what kind of literacy is appropriate for our novice and intermediate learners, and it can be even more difficult to find. This session will share language level appropriate examples of multiliteracies, and will offer a collaborative document of links, authentic resources and hooks on topics that are currently occurring in class. Participants will leave this session with a new understanding of what kinds of literacy will most impact acquisition, and some solid examples to use in class.

Assessment & Feedback at the Novice & Intermediate LevelFebruary 18, 2020

Assessment and feedback is unique to the language level of the students. This session will offer teachers a powerful ‘if, then…’ structure that aides teachers in providing students with the most appropriate feedback for their level. Along with this, assessment samples will be shared that relate specifically to the novice and intermediate level. For all of you who have been wondering how to do this at the novice and intermediate level, don’t miss this session!

Creating a High Performing ClassroomMarch 3, 2020

It is possible for students at the novice and intermediate levels to be communicating, interacting and acquiring language at a consistent rate of growth. We will explore which questioning strategies, activities and structures will most benefit students at this level of language.


  • January 21, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • February 4, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • February 18, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • March 3, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM



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.

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!