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How to Plan Student-Driven Content

In this session, you will create your own topic web based on current topics and themes in your class. These will be shared during the Session and you collaborate with other participants about where each topic could progress or grow. For each progression, we will include conversations and ideas around the themes of literacy, F.L.O.W., and post-planning. These Threads & Progressions allow us to truly make our students the driving force of content as we push them to higher levels of proficiency. You will leave with not only immediate lesson plans to use the next day or week, but also tangible activities and ideas for other themes in your class. Don’t miss this one!

This is Session 2 of  The OWL Virtual PD Series. Join this single session, or Join the Series, where you will get access to all past recordings and upcoming Sessions. See below for descriptions of all 5 sessions. You also get access to all the Series Resources in our Mighty Network, and on-going communication and connection with colleagues.

What’s Included:

  • All online materials: printable resource page & collaborative documents.
  • Access to the Live Webinar with inspiring and informative facilitators.
  • A collaborative community with teachers from around the world

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

SEL to Start the New Year: The Power of the Organic Vocabulary List: January 10th 4:00pm PST – 5:00pm PST
 As we further explore techniques and strategies for creating more student-driven learning environments, how to keep the content that arises in each of our classes organized is crucial for guiding our student’s growth. Join us as we share ideas and learn about one sample system for creating and maintaining an organic vocabulary list. We will also discuss techniques and strategies used to grow and use our vocab lists as one of the most powerful resources in our teaching!
How to Create Student-Driven Content to Create Connections: January 24th 4:00pm PST – 5:00pm PST

In this session, each participant will create their own topic web, then share and collaborate with other participants about where each topic could progress or grow. For each progression, we will include conversations and ideas around the themes of literacy, flow and post-planning. Threads & Progressions are the foundation of the OWL Curriculum Triangle and allow us to use our students as the driving force of content as we push them to higher levels of performance. Don’t miss this one.

Assessments & Feedback –  February 7th 0 4:00pm – 5:00pm PST

Are you wondering how to provide consistent, effective feedback? This session will lead you through effective feedback strategies based on the student’s ACTFL level. This helps us know how to construct proficiency assessments that truly tell us what we need to know about what our students can do and how to help naturally push them forward. We will build proficiency assessments during the session. Purchase the Rubrics Resource Download at a discounted price and begin to use the strategies immediately with students!

Organically Raising Students’ ACTFL Level: February 21 4:00pm PST – 5:00pm PST

This session will give you a chance to create authentic content from progressions pulled from your current topics in class, or previous sessions of this series. Through the review and use of the ACTFL levels, and the defining characteristics of each, we will become more mindful of the prompts and tasks we are giving our students. Come explore when, where and how to push for the skills necessary to acquire and grow in your target language!

Games and Activities for All Modes: March 7 4:00pm PST – 5:00pm PST

This session will encourage participants to think about the techniques and strategies they have learned about and implemented in their practice, and how they may apply to the development of new games and activities, as well as the review of existing ones. We will explore all three modes of communication: Interpersonal , Presentational and Interpretive and each participant will have a chance to share their favorite game or activity that will be recorded and sent out as a dynamic resource to refer to in the future!

Frequently Asked Questions

What time are the live webinars? 

  • Check here for your time zone’s appropriate time!

How do I participate in the Online Session?

  • OWL uses Zoom to facilitate live webinars. For maximum success, check to make sure your microphone, camera, and volume are working on your computer. 
  • Questions on how Zoom works?  Call us at (541) 690-8038, or email at [email protected].

If I cannot attend a live session, will I be able to experience the Session?

  • Yes! All live webinars will be recorded for your perusal when is convenient for you. Be sure to register with video access. 

Anything we forgot to share?

Check out our Frequently Asked Online PD Questions!

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  •  January 24, 2023
     4:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Live Webinars:
OWL hosts live webinars daily using Zoom as our platform. Zoom can be accessed on a computer or mobile app so you may access wherever you may be!

A welcome email with a Zoom link for your specific event will be sent to you within 24 hours of the live event.

Can’t make a live webinar? OWL records all sessions, and are made available 48 hours post session with a registration that includes access to recorded sessions.

Questions on Zoom? Connect with us at (541) 690-8038‬ for additional help!