Professional Development Information

The Professional Development Information section of the World Language Education Newsletter contains descriptions of upcoming:
  • conferences,
  • institutes,
  • meetings,
  • online courses, and
  • workshops
that are designed for World Language educators and are being offered by various groups and organizations.

Note: The inclusion of any offering on this list does not constitute endorsement or verification by the NCDPI.

Please use the links below to view information shared on the World Language Education Newsletter listserv.

This page is updated on a regular basis, so check back soon for new postings or subscribe to this listserv
or others from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) by going to the GovDelivery site.




Free NCDPI Online Courses (Instructor-led and Self-paced)

NCDPI's Educator Effectiveness will offer several instructor–facilitated online courses this semester, and there are always self-paced courses available. These courses provide high-quality professional development and combine the flexibility of working from anywhere, at any time. They are a great opportunity to learn and grow your professional skills and earn some CEU credits.
These courses are available at no cost to North Carolina educators and, if instructor-led, will be facilitated by DPI professionals. The courses are completed entirely online. Participants are expected to meet all weekly deadlines in order to receive CEUs. Partial credit will not be given. Registration for these courses is through the NCEES online PD system. For a description of the courses and associated CEUs, and on information on how to register, visit the website https://rt3nc.org/


Contact Dr. Geetanjali Soni at Geetanjali.soni@dpi.nc.gov if you have any questions.


Free MOOC-Eds Online Courses from NC State for Educators (Registration open and ongoing)

The Friday Institute at NC State is offering MOOC-Ed courses, which are free and available to learners any time, anywhere. Every course offers a Certificate of Completion, and North Carolina educators may request a Certificate of Renewal Credit upon completion. Additionally, all of our MOOC-Eds now award micro-credentials, which recognize competency-based achievements. Micro-credentials are accepted for licensure renewal in North Carolina and can be submitted to local credit-granting agencies for approval in other states. There are a lot of courses to choose from, and the list, along with other details and online registration, is available at https://place.fi.ncsu.edu/.


December

December 13 NCDPI DL/I Quarterly Update Webinar @ 4 - 5 p.m.

This is the second NCDPI Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I) Quarterly Update webinar, and it will be broadcast on Thursday, December 13, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, as noted on the DL/I Events page. All K - 20 World Language administrators, teachers and instructors involved with DL/I programs are welcome, and every school with a DL/I program is encouraged to have at least one educator attend these webinars so that information can be shared locally. All materials from each webinar (PowerPoint slides, PDF of slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast will be posted approximately 1 week following the webinar.

Those who participate in the live broadcast of this webinar can earn 1 contact hour towards a CEU for licensure renewal, which will be sent in an email receipt. Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

The NCDPI DL/I Quarterly Updates will include information relevant to all DL/I programs and updates on international, national, regional, and state initiatives.

Also, each broadcast will have a spotlight topic with invited speaker(s) or group(s). For December, the spotlight topic will be focused on starting new DL/I programs.

To register for this webinar, please submit the registration form: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1118757869289958146. The GoToWebinar system will automatically send connection information and reminders.





January

January 30 NCDPI World Language Quarterly Update Webinar @ 4 - 5 p.m.

This is the third NCDPI World Language Quarterly Update webinar, and it will be broadcast on Wednesday, January 30, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, as part of the 2018 - 2019 World Language Webinar Series. All K - 20 World Language administrators, teachers and instructors are welcome, and every school is encouraged to have at least one World Language educator attend these webinars so that information can be shared locally. All materials from each webinar (PowerPoint slides, PDF of slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast will be posted approximately 1 week following the webinar.

Those who participate in the live broadcast of this webinar can earn 1 contact hour towards a CEU for licensure renewal, which will be sent in an email receipt. Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

The DPI World Language Quarterly Updates will include:
  • information relevant to all World Language programs;
  • details for specific programs (ex. Classical Languages, Dual & Heritage, Modern Languages);
  • updates on international, national, regional, and state initiatives; and
  • information to be shared with World Language teachers on topics such as
    assessing proficiency, course codes, evaluating performance and programs, implementing the World Language Essential Standards, etc.

Also, each broadcast will have an invited speaker or group to spotlight a World Language resource or opportunity.

To register for this webinar, please submit the registration form: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/122561854616378883. The GoToWebinar system will automatically send connection information and reminders.



February

February 6 - 9 NCDLI 2019: 7th International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education


Several partners in North Carolina, including East Carolina University, the NC Department of Public Instruction, and UNC-Charlotte have joined with the University of Minnesota's Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) to bring the 7th International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education to Charlotte, North Carolina, as NCDLI 2019.

Please see the NCDLI 2019 website at https://www.ncdli2019.com/ for details about school site visits, pre-conference workshops, plenaries, symposia, and concurrent sessions.

February 12 NCDPI DL/I Quarterly Update Webinar @ 4 - 5 p.m.

This is the third NCDPI Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I) Quarterly Update webinar, and it will be broadcast on Tuesday, February 12, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, as noted on the DL/I Events page. All K - 20 World Language administrators, teachers and instructors involved with DL/I programs are welcome, and every school with a DL/I program is encouraged to have at least one educator attend these webinars so that information can be shared locally. All materials from each webinar (PowerPoint slides, PDF of slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast will be posted approximately 1 week following the webinar.

Those who participate in the live broadcast of this webinar can earn 1 contact hour towards a CEU for licensure renewal, which will be sent in an email receipt. Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

The NCDPI DL/I Quarterly Updates will include information relevant to all DL/I programs and updates on international, national, regional, and state initiatives.

Also, each broadcast will have a spotlight topic with invited speaker(s) or group(s). For February, the spotlight topic will be focused on DL/I professional development, including the EDU DL/I Administrator Certificate and the upcoming Thomas & Collier Blue Book Study.

To register for this webinar, please submit the registration form: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6415785977984573442. The GoToWebinar system will automatically send connection information and reminders.

February 20 NCDPI World Language Standards K-12 Program Showcase Webinar @ 4 - 5 p.m.

This is the second NCDPI World Language Essential Standards K-12 Program Showcase webinar, and it will be broadcast on Wednesday, February 20, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, as part of the 2018 - 2019 World Language Webinar Series. All K - 20 World Language administrators, teachers and instructors are welcome, and every school is encouraged to have at least one World Language educator attend these webinars so that information can be shared locally. All materials from each webinar (PowerPoint slides, PDF of slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast will be posted approximately 1 week following the webinar.

Those who participate in the live broadcast of this webinar can earn 1 contact hour towards a CEU for licensure renewal, which will be sent in an email receipt. Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

The World Language Essential Standards K-12 Program Showcase Series will have a session featuring each language program in the standards (Classical, Dual & Heritage, and Modern) where programs from various districts and charter schools will be showcased for how they established, maintain and/or expand their K – 12 sequence(s).

To register for this webinar, please submit the registration form: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/139050130987049987. The GoToWebinar system will automatically send connection information and reminders.



March


March 18 - 21 CCES Conference

The Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders (CCES) Conference is a merger of the Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA) and the Home Base Symposium, and the conference will be held at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel & Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC, on March 18 - 21. The 2019 theme is Innovative Pathways to Personalized Learning, and details are posted on the CCES Conference website at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/cces/ including information about the schedule, awards, lodging and registration.


March 19 - 20 World View Latin America and NC Seminar

World View's Latin America and North Carolina Seminar will be held March 19 - 20, 2019, at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Details will be added to the event's webpage at https://worldview.unc.edu/programs/2019-lanc-seminar/ as they become available.

March 21 - 23 SCOLT Conference

The Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) is the regional group for over a dozen states plus US territories in the Southeast. This year's conference is being held in Myrtle Beach, SC, on March 21 - 23. The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC), along with the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers' Association (SCFLTA) and the Southeast Association for Language Learning Technology (SEALLT), are partnering with SCOLT as local hosts. Please see the SCOLT 2019: Leaving Lasting Footprints webpage for registration and other details.




April

April 3 NCDPI Measuring World Language Proficiency (Summative Assessment) Webinar @ 4 - 5 p.m.

This is the second NCDPI Measuring World Language Proficiency webinar, and it will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 3, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, as part of the 2018 - 2019 World Language Webinar Series. All K - 20 World Language administrators, teachers and instructors are welcome, and every school is encouraged to have at least one World Language educator attend these webinars so that information can be shared locally. All materials from each webinar (PowerPoint slides, PDF of slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast will be posted approximately 1 week following the webinar.

Those who participate in the live broadcast of this webinar can earn 1 contact hour towards a CEU for licensure renewal, which will be sent in an email receipt. Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

The Measuring World Language Proficiency Series will focus on how to use different assessment measures and data in the classroom to evaluate language proficiency, including formative and summative assessment, as well as credentialing like the Global Languages Endorsement, North Carolina’s Seal of Biliteracy.

To register for this webinar, please submit the registration form: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5473368176537429507. The GoToWebinar system will automatically send connection information and reminders.

April 9 NCDPI DL/I Quarterly Update Webinar @ 4 - 5 p.m.

This is the fourth and final NCDPI Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I) Quarterly Update webinar, and it will be broadcast on Tuesday, April 9, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, as noted on the DL/I Events page. All K - 20 World Language administrators, teachers and instructors involved with DL/I programs are welcome, and every school with a DL/I program is encouraged to have at least one educator attend these webinars so that information can be shared locally. All materials from each webinar (PowerPoint slides, PDF of slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast will be posted approximately 1 week following the webinar.

Those who participate in the live broadcast of this webinar can earn 1 contact hour towards a CEU for licensure renewal, which will be sent in an email receipt. Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

The NCDPI DL/I Quarterly Updates will include information relevant to all DL/I programs and updates on international, national, regional, and state initiatives.

Also, each broadcast will have a spotlight topic with invited speaker(s) or group(s). For April, the spotlight topic will be focused on the progress and future planning for DL/I Networking Groups.


To register for this webinar, please submit the registration form: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3003967312135208194. The GoToWebinar system will automatically send connection information and reminders.


April 24 NCDPI World Language Quarterly Update Webinar @ 4 - 5 p.m.

This is the fourth and final NCDPI World Language Quarterly Update webinar, and it will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 24, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, as part of the 2018 - 2019 World Language Webinar Series. All K - 20 World Language administrators, teachers and instructors are welcome, and every school is encouraged to have at least one World Language educator attend these webinars so that information can be shared locally. All materials from each webinar (PowerPoint slides, PDF of slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast will be posted approximately 1 week following the webinar.

Those who participate in the live broadcast of this webinar can earn 1 contact hour towards a CEU for licensure renewal, which will be sent in an email receipt. Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

The DPI World Language Quarterly Updates will include:
  • information relevant to all World Language programs;
  • details for specific programs (ex. Classical Languages, Dual & Heritage, Modern Languages);
  • updates on international, national, regional, and state initiatives; and
  • information to be shared with World Language teachers on topics such as
    assessing proficiency, course codes, evaluating performance and programs, implementing the World Language Essential Standards, etc.

Also, each broadcast will have an invited speaker or group to spotlight a World Language resource or opportunity.

To register for this webinar, please submit the registration form: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3630404169454400003 . The GoToWebinar system will automatically send connection information and reminders.

April 26 - 28 National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) & African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference

The 22nd Annual Conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and the 23rd Annual Conference of the African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) are scheduled for April 26-28, 2019, (with pre-conference workshops scheduled for April 25, 2019) at the Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North in Atlanta, GA. The conference aims to pursue a new pathway for advocating innovative approaches in research and practices, maximizing professional exchanges and collaboration among LCTL educators, and leveraging resources and strengths in the less commonly taught languages community. For details about the conference, please see the NCOLCTL homepage (http://www.conference.ncolctl.org/) or the ALTA homepage (http://conference.altaonweb.org/).



May

May 1 NCDPI Measuring World Language Proficiency (Formative Assessment) Webinar @ 4 - 5 p.m.

This is the third and final NCDPI Measuring World Language Proficiency webinar, and it will be broadcast on Wednesday, May 1, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, as part of the 2018 - 2019 World Language Webinar Series. All K - 20 World Language administrators, teachers and instructors are welcome, and every school is encouraged to have at least one World Language educator attend these webinars so that information can be shared locally. All materials from each webinar (PowerPoint slides, PDF of slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast will be posted approximately 1 week following the webinar.

Those who participate in the live broadcast of this webinar can earn 1 contact hour towards a CEU for licensure renewal, which will be sent in an email receipt. Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

The Measuring World Language Proficiency Series will focus on how to use different assessment measures and data in the classroom to evaluate language proficiency, including formative and summative assessment, as well as credentialing like the Global Languages Endorsement, North Carolina’s Seal of Biliteracy.

To register for this webinar, please submit the registration form: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1299830944709056771. The GoToWebinar system will automatically send connection information and reminders.

May 9 - 11 National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC)

The 2019 National Chinese Language Conference, which is organized by Asia Society and College Board, will be May 9 - 11, 2019, in San Diego, CA. Please see the NCLC website (https://asiasociety.org/national-chinese-language-conference) for details.

May 15 NCDPI World Language Standards K-12 Program Showcase Webinar @ 4 - 5 p.m.

This is the third and final NCDPI World Language Essential Standards K-12 Program Showcase webinar, and it will be broadcast on Wednesday, May 15, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, as part of the 2018 - 2019 World Language Webinar Series. All K - 20 World Language administrators, teachers and instructors are welcome, and every school is encouraged to have at least one World Language educator attend these webinars so that information can be shared locally. All materials from each webinar (PowerPoint slides, PDF of slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast will be posted approximately 1 week following the webinar.

Those who participate in the live broadcast of this webinar can earn 1 contact hour towards a CEU for licensure renewal, which will be sent in an email receipt. Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

The World Language Essential Standards K-12 Program Showcase Series will have a session featuring each language program in the standards (Classical, Dual & Heritage, and Modern) where programs from various districts and charter schools will be showcased for how they established, maintain and/or expand their K – 12 sequence(s).

To register for this webinar, please submit the registration form: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1297372436709561347. The GoToWebinar system will automatically send connection information and reminders.



Summer


CARLA Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has provided professional development for language teachers for over two decades. Launched in 1996, this internationally known program reflects CARLA's commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, hands-on activities, and plenty of networking opportunities.

View the schedule of online and on-site (at the University of Minnesota) workshops coming up next summer at http://carla.umn.edu/institutes/2019/schedule.html