2014 Spring RESA Sessions for World Languages


NCDPI will provide 8 Regional Education Alliance/Consortia (RESA) trainings for Local Education Agency (LEA) and Charter School World Language Leaders who lead the local implementation of the NC World Language Essential Standards. This spring, the world language training for K-12 classical, dual and heritage, and modern language programs will focus on assessment strategies and resources. There will be opportunities for reflection and collaboration, along with time to plan for sharing the materials and activities from this training in local professional development. The DPI update will include information on the proposed Analysis of Student Work, the Standard 6 Measure of Learning process for this content area, which will be implemented in the 2014-2015 school year. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials linked at__http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/__ before attending this session.

The 2014 Spring RESA Sessions, which are follow-ups to the 2013 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

March 18
Kermit White Center, ECSU
Elizabeth (Beth) Edwards
March 19
Mad Boar Restaurant-Celtic Court
Mary Keel and Tara Patterson
February 24
McKimmon Center
Gregory McKnight and Mary Holland-Russell
February 27
Cole Auditorium at Richmond Community College
Donna Albaugh, Jody Cleven and Heather Stewart
February 18
Greensboro Coliseum
Amy Blake-Lewis, and Paul Marshall
February 20
Union County PD Center
Angelia Fryerand Adriane Mingo
March 27
North Wilkesboro Holiday Inn Express
1700 Winkler Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Lisa Amerson
March 13
WRESA A-B Tech College
Joyce Gardner, Jason Rhodesand Becky Pearson

World Language 2014 Spring RESA Session

The North Carolina World Language Essential Standards & Toolkit is online at LiveBinder using the bitly link (http://bit.ly/WLESandToolkit) or by going directly to

Agenda in Word and PDF
PowerPoint slides in PowerPoint (Download from Google) and as a PDF
(Updated on 2/25 with additional slides on HomeBase resources for World Languages and again on 3/17 with new edited FLANC and webinar slides)

Handouts are embedded in the agenda during their planned timeframe.

8:30–9:00 a.m.
Check-in & Preparation
Please review this agenda and access the materials and resources for today’s session. Hard copies are in the middle of the table and electronic copies can be downloaded from the sites listed above.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Overview & Reflection
Agenda, Introductions, Parking Lot, etc.
Activity: Part 1 of Brainstorm, Browse & Borrow (This activity is page 2 of the agenda.)
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Using World Language Assessment Examples (AEs)
AE example:
Activity: Filling your AE Toolbox

Draft AE booklets: Novice Intermediate Advanced
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Activity: Part 2 of Brainstorm, Browse & Borrow
10:45 –11:45 a.m.
Implementing Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs)
Activity: Examining Example IPAs (Intermediate Proficiency Range)
Go to http://bit.ly/ExaminingIPAs for this activity. Results will be posted here at the end of March,after the last RESA session.

  • Connections to Language & Literacy (CLL) – Classical Languages: Poetry as Social Commentary (Latin)
  • Connections to Other Disciplines (COD) – Dual & Heritage Languages: Ecology (French)
  • Communities (CMT) – Modern Languages: Famous Persons (Spanish)
11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Report Out on Examining Example IPAs
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Activity: Part 3 of Brainstorm, Browse & Borrow
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Introduction to Prepare to Share & DPI Update
Activity: Prepare to Share Professional Development (PD) Planning Guide
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Break incorporated into activity time
Prepare to Share (continued)
Activity: Prepare to Share Professional Development (PD) Planning Guide

World Language Resources 2013-2014:
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Wrap-up & Next Steps
Activity: Plus/Delta Feedback using Socrative room 942133: http://m.socrative.com/