2012 Summer Institute: World Language Content Session

Below are the PowerPoints and other materials, with links to individual pages for the different parts of Proficiency 101 (P101) for the World Language Content Session. Please download what you need to use during the session and to prepare your local professional development (PD) presentations.

Copy of PowerPoint presentation for note-taking purposes:

The PowerPoint with script information in the Notes section will be posted at the end of the summer.

Coding posters with the icons for NCEES standards (21st Century Educators), Data Literacy, Connecting to Serve All, Digital Literacy and the Information & Activity slides:

Agenda with "I can" reflection statements for use in the Penzu journal:

PD Planning Sheet for Local PD:

Web Tools & Information

We will be using several web tools during the course of this presentation:
Google Docs
Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one place and share your work with others to edit and view online.
The Parking Lot for the World Language Content Session is a Google Doc at http://tinyurl.com/SI2012WLParkingLot. Please add questions at any time during the presentation about World Languages.
Google Forms
Collect information by creating a form or survey in Google Docs. Your form is embeddable and shareable and will compile all your responses in an easy to use database in Google Documents.
The evaluation survey for the World Language Content Session is a Google Form at http://tinyurl.com/SI2012WLEvaluation. Please complete and submit this evaluation by midnight on August 1, 2012)
Free media sharing site that allows users to create online notebooks that hold select websites and media from online sources in their complete format; users can interact and navigate within the stored website. There is also a downloadable tab tool that allows them to add new pages to their LiveBinder as they browse online.

The World Language Essential Standards Livebinder is at
http://tinyurl.com/SI2012WLBinder which is a duplicate of the hard copy at each table.====== ======
The direct LiveBinder link is======http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=428273 or you can search for public binders at www.livebinder.com for "World Language Essential Standards" and choose the one authored by amgunter.======
Penzu Journal
Free web-based private journal and diary. According to the Penzu, studies have shown that keeping a journal can not only boost your “working memory” but your grades too. One of the best things about Penzu is that it's incredibly easy to use. Whatever you write is saved automatically and you can insert images if you like. You can keep your entries private or share them with others. Penzu can easily be used for class writing projects or students can access the program for keeping their own personal notes (accessible from any computer).
The reflections at the end of each part of the presentation will be Penzu journal entries.
Poll Everywhere
Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time on gorgeous charts in PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.

Sample parent/student contract for using Poll Everywhere in the classroom:
A plethora of other web tools have been shared as part of the North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI). Please see the NCLTI Resources and Web Tools page at
http://nclti2012ci.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Resources+and+Web+Tools for a list of these tools and links to them.

Proficiency 101

The Proficiency 101 Project is driven by a team charged with creating a foundation of resources and PD content materials that will help teachers:
  • Understand the 8 proficiency levels in the World Language Essential Standards.
  • Know how to teach to build proficiency.
  • Assess proficiency, formatively and summatively, in the classroom.

Please click on the links below to see the different components of the Proficiency 101 (P101) materials and activities that are part of SI 2012.

P101 Part I: Overview of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCS)

P101 Part II: Introduce the Backwards Design Process with the P101 Lesson Plan Template

P101 Part III: Link Communication Modes & Culture to Assessment Products

P101 Part IV: Focus on the Spiraling of Proficiency Levels & the Impact of Formative Assessment

P101 Part V: Leverage the NCWORLDLANG Social Bookmark to Share Resources Statewide

P101 Part VI: Investigate Different Types of Proficiency-Based Assessment

P101 Part VII: Introduce Proficiency-Based Prompts & Rubrics


Brain Break Activities


Admit Slip

Wrap-up & Next Steps

Hertford County PD presentation: