2013 Spring RESA Sessions for World Languages - Proficiency 201


Proficiency 201 will focus on the sharing of resources and activities that can be used locally to help educators teach to build and assess proficiency in the classroom, formatively and summatively. Research-based materials, online training resources, and assessment tools will be discussed, with program-specific adaptations included.

The 2013 Spring RESA Sessions, which are follow-ups to the 2012 Summer Institutes, will be held in February and March across the state. Please check the list below for the date and location in your region, and contact your Regional PD Leads about registration and space available if you are interested in bringing a team of teachers to the session.




Regional PD Leads to Contact for Registration

Feb. 5
Abbey Futrell and Dianne Meiggs
Feb. 12
Mary Keel, Tara Patterson and Robin Smith
Feb. 19
Donna Albaugh, Rachel McBroom and Heather Stewart
Feb. 26
Gregory McKnight, Cynthia Martin and Mary Russell
Mar. 5
Amy Blake-Lewis, Jody Cleven and Paul Marshall
Mar. 12
Angelia Fryer, Jessica Garner and Adriane Mingo
Mar. 19
Joyce Gardner, Jason Rhodes and Becky Pearson
Mar. 21
Heather Mullins and Lisa Amerson

World Language 2013 Spring RESA Session

The SI 2012 World Language Essential Standards & Toolkit is online at LiveBinder using this tinyurl ( http://tinyurl.com/WLESandToolkit ) or by going directly to

Agenda with WLES Reflection on Biliteracy in .docx and .pdf
PowerPoint slides in .pptx and as a PDF

Handouts are below during their planned timeframe.
8:30–9:00 a.m.
Greetings, Sign-in & Networking
Activity: WLES Reflection on Biliteracy
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
Introductions, Agenda, Parking Lot, etc.
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
CCSS Literacy & WLES Biliteracy
Activity: Online Writing Instruction (OWI) Tasks
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Break incorporated into activity times
Assessment: Performance vs. Proficiency
Activity: Leaning Tower, Analyzing an Assessment Example (AE), AE Wikipage Exploration
11:15 –11:45 a.m.
AEs in the World Language Classroom
Activity: AE Choose & Use
11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Plus/Delta Feedback
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
AEs in the World Language Classroom (continued)
Activity: AE Choose & Use – Share Out during final 15 minutes
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
DPI Update WLES Resources page with webinar information
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Break incorporated into activity times
Prepare to Share
Activity: Prepare to Share Professional Development (PD) Planning Guide
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Reflection, Wrap-up & Next Steps
Activity: ID 1 Classroom Change