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OWL: Foundations & Application Four Day Institute- Carmel, CA

Have all your OWL needs solved at one time, no matter where you’re at in your OWL journey, there’s something for you, both introductory & experienced tracks.

July 22 & 23, OWL: Foundations 

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 intrinsically motivated. Teachers leave with new techniques and relationships for continued collaboration!

Workshop outcomes:

  • Proficiency foundation
  • Techniques for high student engagement
  • Second language acquisition foundation
  • Exploration of the 100% second language environment
  • Strategies for eliciting student production
  • Introduction to the PPATH structure
  • Novice and Intermediate demos
  • Intro to questioning strategies

July 24 & 25, OWL: Application 

Through further exploration of  the strategies & techniques introduced in the Foundations workshop, this training builds on the concepts and allows time for feedback and collaboration. The focus is on how to continue to develop an effective, engaging space for acquisition by practicing and honing skills.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Application of State & National Standards
  • Application of Second Language Acquisition research
  • Creation of proficiency-based lesson plans
  • Now What? New Ideas for the Circle
  • Feedback and Practice on the Circle and PPATH structure
  • Practice Questioning Strategies
  • Creating a Structure (Planning) and Post-Planning
  • Introduction to Student Feedback
  • Role of the Organic Roadmap
  • Introduction to de-unitizing
  • July 22, 2019 - July 25, 2019
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM



8060 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel, California, 93923, UNITED STATES