One of the most powerful things that a learning community can do to reflect on and refine their instructional practice is to watch themselves (and each other) in action. Virtual instructional support visits allow you to do just that.
add.a.lingua a.la.carte is a menu of dual language immersion (dli) specific workshops, designed by and for dli educators.
Whether you’re a leader or teacher with extensive experience or someone new to the field, we’d love to hear from you.
Everything included in the informed educator guide would be GREAT to use at a PLC meeting for processing and reflection, or at a staff meeting for calibration of practices, values, and beliefs.
A teacher’s review of apps and communication platforms has gotten us thinking about how stellar immersion teachers communicate with families. What are the things that we see teachers doing in order to uphold the goals of their immersion programs, build and maintain rapport with families, and continue to foster a unified, collaborative culture?
Our calendar is filling up, but there’s still time to join add.a.lingua’s 2017-18 partner school cohort. If you’re preparing to launch an immersion program in the fall of 2017, and you’d like to learn more about our services, drop us a note, and let’s get talking.
“The inspired leaders and the inspired organizations regardless of their size, regardless of their industry, all think, act and communicate from the inside out.” Simon Sinek In his influential Ted Talk, (viewed over 27 million times) author and leadership guru, Simon Sinek, codified the inside-out approach… Read More
Immersion educators are some of the hardest working professionals we know, so when they take us up on an offer to do additional collaborative work with us…we sit up and take notice. Congratulations to Laura Laura Shuler, a third grade Spanish immersion teacher from Ada Vista Elementary, our lead learner 2016 winner!
Three things we believe:
1. Professional learning centered around common experiences in dual language immersion education is incredibly valuable
2. Prioritizing and honoring the experience that classroom teachers bring to the conversation is paramount
3. Cultivating conversations more than presentations should be the aim of good facilitator teams
Some say that professional development is like a lamp post. It “lights the way.” Others say that professional development is like a lamp post because if you run into it, it hurts. Colleagues in education have various reasons for metaphors like those. We get it.