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Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS)

The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues to expand across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia foreign language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) through its Professional Development Network (PDN).

The Series will institute four more workshops whose topics have been derived from results of Virginia teachers' self-assessments conducted through the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project which is being integrated as a apart of the Virginia Foreign Language Professional Development Framework for 2012-2013

The FLAVA/FLTWS workshops can be used for receiving points toward teacher certification renewal at the discretion of the local school division and with the presentation of the certificates which receive after each workshop.

All workshops originate at Washington and Lee University (WLU) in Lexington, VA  and are broadcasted live via the Internet to numerous host schools and divisions across the state. These locations are known as FLAVA/FLTWS workshop host sites.


Workshop 1 - 7 February 2013, Dr. Lisa Harris, Specialist for Foreign Languages, Virginia Department of Education; "Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning : More Than Just a Concept".  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4TAF-bZ2sc

FLEP Summary
Foreign Language Education Partnership Act

Professional Development Correlations
TELL Foundation Criteria
TELL Self Assessment
Virginia Standards for the Professional Practice of Teachers
For More Information

Workshop 2 - 28 February 2013, Sheila Cockey, Consultant, National Capital Language Resource Center, Washington, D.C; "Why Assessing Your Students Begins with Assessing Yourself"; TELL Correlation, Assessment A1,A2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N1Sy6X_JP8

Assessment Crosswalk 

Workshop 3 - 26 March 2013, Ms. Helen Small, Instructional Supervisor for World Languages, Newport News Public Schools; "Planning for Success in the Language Classroom "; TELL Correlation, P1, P6.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Co7nhhb858

Planning for Success 

Workshop 4 - 26 April 2013, Dr. Sharon Boylan Hahnlen, Liberty University; "Teaching the Lesson with Meaningful  Input Strategies"; TELL Correlation, T2,T6,T8.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msks5RSOVp8