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 Georgia World Languages Professional Development Page


​Every day, across the great state of Georgia, world language teaching professionals enter their classrooms and share the world beyond our borders with their students. They strive to give their students not only the linguistic tools they will need to enter the global arena, but also the cultural competencies they will need to be competitive in the workforce. This page is, first and foremost, dedicated to these professionals and their students.  

This website serves several functions:
  • ​It serves as a repository for Professional Development webinars related to various world language programs and aspects.
  • It serves as an online nexus to connect to other open source Professional Development opportunities with regards to World Language and cultural Education.
  • It serves to inform world language teaching professionals in Georgia about our upcoming Professional Development opportunities.
  • It serves to highlight the capabilities in-state language and cultural partners can provide to support language and cultural programs statewide.
  • It serves to link to websites and research related to world language education in Georgia.

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Parlez-vous Français? Georgia Says 'Oui,' Leads Southeast In World Language Education​!  Find out more via this link!​​


GaLearns World Language Course is now open!

​​The Georgia Department of World Languages is happy to announce the opening of the first of several online courses under development designed to introduce world language teachers and administrators to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements​.  These courses are being developed in partnership with NCSSFL & ACTFL and we are excited to offer them free to anyone and everyone in the United States and beyond.  The first course, Getting Started with Can-Do Statements, is the first course in a 3 course unit entitled, Understanding and Using the Novice Level NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements.  A digital badge of completion will be provided at the completion of each course.  For information on how to access the free course, please reference the pdf guidance below.

Create your free account at GaLearns here​.

Below are the flyers for those courses currently released.
​The initial 3 course series is designed to be taken sequentially.

 WL-GALEARNS flyer.pdfWL-GALEARNS flyer.pdf - Introductory Flyer for 1st course
WL2-GALEARNS flyer.pdfWL2-GALEARNS flyer.pdf - Introductory Flyer for 2nd course
WL3-GALEARNS flyer.pdfWL3-GALEARNS flyer.pdf - Introductory Flyer for 3rd course

Online Professional Learning Communities for Georgia WL Teachers

  • ​A new online PLC community for World Language teachers is now available via EdWeb: www.edweb.net/gadoeworldlang  We invite you to join and connect with other world language teachers in Georgia. 

  ​​​2nd Annual Statewide World Language Job Fair

Mark your calendars and join us for the 2nd annual Statewide World Language Job Fair on Saturday, Feb 23rd at North Atlanta High School from 9am - 12pm! We will see you there! Georgia is the only state that does a statewide world language specific job fair! We do it because we want you! Join us and find out about the many opportunities available to you!
Off-Site Registration Link​ (Please fill out if you are unable to attend but wish to be considered for potential jobs)​
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2nd Annual World Language Leadership Institute

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The Georgia Department of Education World Languages, in collaboration with the Savannah Chatham Public School System, is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual World Language Leadership Institute.  This institute is designed for state & district level world language leadership, state and regional cultural partners, university and college world language leadership and others involved in promoting and supporting international education and global workforce development.  Below is a draft agenda.  We ask all participants to register via this link.

 ​​​GaDOE World Language Educator of the Month Program!

Every day, all across the great state of Georgia, world language educators at all grade levels are making a world of difference in our schools!  This program is designed to honor these educators and celebrate the impact their efforts have on the lives of our students! 

Do you know a current world language teacher that has made a difference in your life or the lives of others!  Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond to provide students the critical language and cultural competencies needed for the workforce of today and tomorrow?  Whether you are a parent, student, colleague or citizen, we invite you to tell us about them!  Please fill out our online nomination form here.  Thank you for nominating!​

New Guidance at a Glance Certification Document

In an effort to make the certification process easier to understand for prospective world language teachers here in Georgia, we are pleased to provide this document to help answer your questions!

Revised Certification Guidance at a glance for World Language Educators in Georgia.pdf​

Certification Guidance at a glance for World Language Educators in Georgia SPAN.pdfCertification Guidance at a glance for World Language Educators in Georgia SPAN.pdf (Spanish Version)


Being Intentional ​with Proficiency in the World Language Classroom!

Join us at 4pm ET on March 4th to learn from one of Georgia’s outstanding Spanish teachers, Mrs. Bertha Delgadillo will be joining us to share some of her tips for being intentional with proficiency in the world language classroom and empowering student growth & tracking proficiency through data boards. Learn about differentiated activities using the performance indicators and leveling up the language through scaffolding, and leveling up options. 

​Register Here!

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Welcome to the new Atlanta Global Studies Center! 


Established in 2018, The Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) is partnership of Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. Our mission is to enhance access to advanced language learning and deepen knowledge of global and intercultural issues for the benefit of Atlanta region students, faculty and the public. A National Resource Center and a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program, AGSC is funded by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The award is one of only seven awards supporting centers with a focus on international studies. Visit their website for more info!​

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​​​​General Programs Informational Webinars
The International Skills Diploma Seal

For more information on the International Skills Diploma Seal program, please review the recorded webinar below.

2018 Webinar reviewing the ISDS Program.

Link to presentation for webinar.​​

Georgia's New Seal of Biliteracy
  1. Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy 2017.pptxGeorgia's Seal of Biliteracy 2017.pptx / Powerpoint
  2. Link to webinar on Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy / Webinar
Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Model
The Road Ahead 
Webinar Archives:
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Dual Language Immersion Webinar/Video Series

 
Teacher to Teacher Video/Webinar Series


Tips for the Spanish Classroom​ - Mrs. Downey - February 2018

​International Exchange Programs: Best Practices Video/Webinar 

Here we will highlight successful exchange programs and the teachers who are engaged in these programs will share their best practices for such exchanges.

​Pathways toward Proficiency Series

An Introduction to proficiency and competency based instruction
proficiency.pptxproficiency.pptx / Powerpoint


​Georgia's World Language and Cultural Partners Series

Here we will highlight the opportunities in state language and cultural partners can provide in the work of language and cultural teaching.

Link to CULTR Webinar​  (May 25, 2017)



Information on IB Programs in Georgia
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All data shown in this presentation were gathered from open sources.  Permission is granted for Georgia schools and other entities to use show these slides and their associated content in any setting with any audience provided that the formatting and CASIE branding are preserved.  This PowerPoint presentation may be opened as a read-only file and shown in presentation mode or printed.  However, slides cannot be altered, rearranged, or copied into another presentation as a safeguard to preserve formatting and CASIE branding.  CASIE welcomes questions and ongoing dialogue about this data and its potential implications for IB schools and educational decision-makers in Georgia.


​​​​​​​​​GaDOE World Language Updates (Archive)

 ​​​​​​​​​​​GaDOE World Language Update Jan 3, 2018.pdfGaDOE World Language Update Jan 3, 2018.pdf

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 Contact Information

 
​​​Mr. Patrick Wallace
Program Specialist for World Languages & Global Work Initiatives
Office Phone: 404-651-8373
Mobile Phone: 404-694-4633
pwallace@doe.k12.ga.us
 

 Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

 


Feb 18 - 22

#HeritageLanguagesInGa – Heritage Languages Focus Week

Feb 22-24th

AATF French Immersion Weekend

Feb 23rd

2nd Annual World Language Job Fair at North Atlanta HS 9am-12pm.

See the flyer here!

Feb 27th

K-20 World Language Articulation Team Online Meeting

Feb 28th

Online World Language District Coordinator Meeting

March 2nd

FLAG Savannah Spoken Language contest at Islands HSRegister via this link

Deadline to apply for GaDOE DLI Competitive Mini-Grants

March 8-9

FLAG Conference in Augusta

March 7-9

NABE Conference in Florida

March 11-15

#LearnPortugueseInGa – Portuguese Focus Week

March 12th -15th

International TESOL Conference in Atlanta

March 16th

FLAG Metro Spoken Language Contest (Levels 1 -AP) will be held on Saturday, March 16, at McEachern HS. Register via this link.

March 18th

South GA World Language Symposium Day 1: Instructional Leaders March 18, 2019 10:00-2:00 at CPRESA in Lenox (District and School Leaders - lunch provided)

March 19th

South GA World Language Symposium Day 2: Teachers March 19, 2019 9:00-3:00 at CPRESA in Lenox (Teachers - breakfast and lunch provided)

March 21-23rd

SCOLT Conference in Myrtle Beach

April 1-5

#LearnArabicInGa – Arabic Focus Week

April 8-10

#LearnRussianInGa – Russian Focus Week

April 10

World Language K-20 Articulations Team Online Meeting

April 9th

GaDOE WL University/College Advisory Board Meeting Online 1-2pm

April 11th – 12th

Georgia World Language Leadership Institute

See draft schedule here.  Register here.

April 15th

Deadline to report International Skills Diploma Seals

Deadline to submit STAR ISDS Students via this link

April 25th – 27th

Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium

April 27th

FLAG FLES contest at Warren T. Jackson ES

May 1st

Deadline to report Seal of Biliteracy needs for Graduation

May 6-10

#LearnChineseInGa – Chinese Focus Week

May 13-17

#LearnJapaneseInGa – Japanese Focus Week

June 16th – July 17th

GHP Program at Berry College

July 24th – 31st

STARTALK Multi-State Pathways to Teaching Institute

 

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 RESA (Regional Education Service Agencies) Links

 
 

 World Language Professional Organizations

 
ACTFL​ (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching)
FLAG​ (Foreign Language Association of Georgia)​
CASIE (Center for Advancement and Study of International Education)
MLA​ (Modern Language Association)​
NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education)
NCSSFL​ (National Council for State Supervisors of Language)
NADSFL ​(National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages)​
ASHA (American Speech-Language Association)
ASTA​ (American Sign Language Teacher's Association)
SAMLA (Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association)
CLA (College Language Association)​
 

 Language Specific Professional Organizations

 
​​AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese)
AATSP (Georgia Chapter)
AATG (American Association of Teachers of German)
AATG (Georgia Chapter)
AATF​ (American Association of Teachers of French)
AATF (Georgia Chapter)
GCA (Georgia Classical Association)
CLTA (Chinese Language Teachers of America)
GCLE (Georgia Chinese Language Educators)
GATJE (Georgia Association of Teachers of Japanese)
AATJ (American Association of Teachers of Japanese)
AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian)
ACL (American Classical League)
GJCL ​(Georgia Junior Classical League)
ASLTA​ (American Sign Language Teacher's Association)
GAD ​(Georgia Association of the Deaf)
GATA​ (Georgia Arabic Teacher's Association)
AATA​ (American Association of Teachers of Arabic)
AATSEEL​ (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European languages)

 
 

  World Language/Cultural/International Organizations in Georgia

 
 

 World Language Links