• November 6, 2020 - November 9, 2020
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Join a new, dynamic, virtual professional development experience where teachers learn to implement a proficiency based, student-directed learning environment. The four day experience focuses on the whole teacher and student through Social and Emotional Learning practices, experiential learning of OWL methods and strategies, and implementation of target language, multiliteracies, and community in the classroom. The OWL Virtual (more…)


  • November 17, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Prompts- What should we ask our students to do and how should we ask them to do it? What will prompt the task, and what will the task be? This session will focus on how to develop prompts using the OWL Curriculum Triangle and the ACTFL Proficiency levels as the guiding foundations. These tools will (more…)


  • November 18, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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 (more…)


  • December 1, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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With the challenges of online learning, we are actually given a wonderful opportunity with the platforms available to us to incorporate this element of PPATH effectively. We can check the completion of tasks and provide appropriate feedback and resources to fill in “gaps” discovered in the production process, while ensuring further development of communication skills. (more…)


  • December 2, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Following PPATH allows us to guide the circle while keeping accountable to the performance guidelines outlined in our state and national standards. Join in on the conversation of how we can make literacy flow in the circle via PPATH. In what ways can we integrate authentic texts to support the content, functions and text-types we (more…)


  • December 9, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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 (more…)


  • December 15, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Two of the most unique and most commonly recognized components of OWL are Transitions and Hooks. Transitions are intended to help break down the filter, create movement and build the community. Hooks pique students interest and foster an engaging atmosphere. Especially in this new learning environment, hooks and transitions used together are powerful tools to (more…)