World Languages Staff Development
The 2017 - 2018 World Language Webinar Series broadcasts are on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Please see the information below about the upcoming webinar dates. Additional details and registration links are posted on the Webinar Series Information page of the World Languages wiki.
An Educating for Global Competence in World Languages webinar will be held October 25 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. This broadcast will look at global awareness within the teacher evaluation instrument and provide information about the Global Educator Digital Badge process. Please register for the October 25 webinar here.
Increasing Student Motivation will be the topic for the second Leading-Edge Language Instruction webinar on November 8. The broadcast will be from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and will include a variety of resources that educators can adapt locally as they build, sustain, or expand programs in Classical Languages, Dual & Heritage Languages, and/or Modern Languages. Please register for the November 8 webinar here
The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies invite currently practicing K-12 teachers and curriculum coordinators across North Carolina to participate in the 2018 Middle East and African Cultures Teacher Fellows program. This intensive year-long professional development opportunity will explore Middle Eastern and African heritage through structured site-visits across the state, from visiting a refugee resettlement agency in Greensboro, to dining at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Charlotte, to attending a performance in Durham by Alsarah & The Nubatones, this program aims to enhance expertise in Middle Eastern and African cultures and communities, explore the growing diversity of North Carolina, and develop culturally competent pedagogy.
Fellows will first attend a two-day orientation workshop January 19-20, 2018 at UNC-Chapel Hill to introduce program themes, and then attend a minimum of 5 site-visits throughout the year (held across North Carolina) while engaging with readings, scholarship, discussion, and pedagogy. Program content will be organized around three strands: Migration & Diaspora, Cultural Landscape & Community, and Shared Histories & Cultural Retention. At the culmination of the program, teachers will develop curricular resources related to program content and present their work at a culminating workshop in December 2018.
Fellows will receive:
- Intensive and ongoing professional development throughout the year-long program
- Access to scholars and community experts specializing in Middle East and African cultures, culturally competent pedagogy, and related topics
- Free meals at each session, and at the orientation and culminating workshop
- Travel reimbursement (depending upon your distance from the site visits)
- Substitute reimbursement (if you must miss part of the school day in order to arrive at a site visit in time for programming and your school can not cover the cost of a substitute, Fellows may request a substitute scholarship)
- Up to 5.0 CEUs (upon completion of all program requirements)
- A $300 stipend (upon completion of all program requirements)
For more information, visit their website, http://ncmideast.org/meac-teacher-fellows/
Professional Development Opportunity:
The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) will host their annual fall conference on October 20-21, 2017, in the Raleigh/Durham area. They are also hosting per-conference webinars on Monday, October 16, through Wednesday, October 18. We would love to have all of PSRC's world language teachers to participate and attend. If you are interested, complete a prior approval form as soon as possible and register for the conference. For more information, visit the conference web site.