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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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​Resources for Teaching World Languages Remotely​​​​


These resources are being shared from the NCSSFL Resource Bank which is being compiled by the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) for World Language Educators.

These resources have been pulled from the NCSSFL Resources Bank and come from various educators, groups, organizations, and publications involved with World Language education.

Note: The inclusion of any resources on these lists does NOT constitute endorsement or verification by the Georgia Department of Education.

These lists are organized by category, though there is some overlap. Please check back often to see new resources!

Technology & Online Tips by Georgia Teachers

Unlocking the Power of Google Calendar as a Hub​ - Mrs. Meredith White

Tools for Success to Support All Students in the Virtual World Language Classroom - Mrs. Delgadillo (March 2020)

Tools for Success to Support All Students in the Virtual World Language Classroom.pptxTools for Success to Support All Students in the Virtual World Language Classroom.pptx


Online meeting times for World Language Educators

In an effort to support Georgia World Language Educators across the state, we are providing regular bi-weekly online sessions to provide a forum to support our teachers with the latest state updates and help our teachers stay connected and share best practices.


Technology Platforms, Tools & How to



Guidance & Tips

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​Learning Resources for ASL Students


Multilingual Resources
 

Print resources in multiple languages from the CDC​


Information on Covid-19 in Spanish - UAB Link​


World Language links from Louisiana Dept of Ed.​


AATSP Classroom Resources: Multilingual Websites - 400+ websites for teachers of world languages with a review of each, including sites with online newspapers, magazines, radio programs, podcasts, ebooks, songs, films, stories, cartoons, and virtual museum visits

CASLS Games2Teach - Website with free downloadable classroom activities in 15+ languages for novice, intermediate, and advanced learners with digital games students can play and assignments for off-site

Digital Citizenship Materials - Pinterest collection of posters and such on digital citizenship, netiquette, and safety on the web with authentic resources for multiple languages

Language Practice Choice Board - Activities are intentionally generic, non-language specific, and ready-to-use without teacher prep or paid subscriptions; tasks are designed to appeal to Gen Z, who seek to research, learn how to do new things, and interact with others; download the document in Word and edit it to customize the activities for your students

Open Culture Language Lessons - List of online resources (digital textbooks, iTunes, YouTube channels, websites, etc.) for 48 languages, including more and less commonly taught languages

Supporting AP Student Learning during School Closure - 1-page overview of how AP teachers can use free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to check student understanding of each topic and skill in the AP course and so they are prepared for exam day

Virtual Field Trips & Experiences - List from CNN of virtual museum tours, concerts, performances, and more from around the world​


​​Dual Language Immersion Support Links


Elementary support in Spanish from Utah 

Secondary support in Spanish from Utah

German Youtube Channel from German DLI in Dalton​


Language Specific Resources​


Chinese Specific Resources

See Supporting AP Student Learning during School Closure - 1-page overview of how AP teachers can use free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to check student understanding of each topic and skill in the AP course and so they are prepared for exam day


French Specific Resources
See Supporting AP Student Learning during School Closure - 1-page overview of how AP teachers can use free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to check student understanding of each topic and skill in the AP course and so they are prepared for exam day

German Specific Resources
See Supporting AP Student Learning during School Closure - 1-page overview of how AP teachers can use free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to check student understanding of each topic and skill in the AP course and so they are prepared for exam day

Japanese Specific Resources
See Supporting AP Student Learning during School Closure - 1-page overview of how AP teachers can use free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to check student understanding of each topic and skill in the AP course and so they are prepared for exam day
Latin & Ancient Greek Specific Resources
See Supporting AP Student Learning during School Closure - 1-page overview of how AP teachers can use free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to check student understanding of each topic and skill in the AP course and so they are prepared for exam day
  • Commentaries for Latin and Greek - Dickinson College's online collection of Latin and Greek texts for reading, with explanatory notes, essays, vocabulary, and graphic, video, and audio elements
  • Open Culture Language Textbooks - List of textbooks online in many subjects, including Latin under Classics
  • Open Greek and Latin Project - International collaboration creating an open educational resource featuring a corpus of digital texts, deep-reading tools, and open-source software

Spanish Specific Resources
  • AATSP Classroom Resources: Websites for Spanish - Websites for teachers of Spanish with a review of each, including sites with online newspapers, magazines, radio programs, podcasts, ebooks, songs, films, stories, cartoons, and virtual museum visits
See Supporting AP Student Learning during School Closure - 1-page overview of how AP teachers can use free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to check student understanding of each topic and skill in the AP course and so they are prepared for exam day
  • AP Spanish Literature Course and Exam Description - New publication which includes course framework, instructional section, and sample exam questions, plus AP Students' login to join the class section or AP Classroom set-up by their AP teacher
  • Classroom Tapas - Links to 50+ free resources with a 6-minute video introduction on how to use these resources
  • Conjuguemos Tube - Recordings by and with native speakers grouped together by topic, themes, etc. for novice level learners
  • Latin American and Spanish Videos - Guide from the library at SUNY - Albany with a selection of web resources that provide access to freely available videos, representing the variety and diversity of Latin American and Spanish video production on the Internet
  • Newsela - Free subscription for the remainder of 2019-2020 to nonfiction reading about current events and more with some articles available in Spanish
  • Online Spanish Books for Free - Blogger-compiled list of online Spanish books available for free
  • Open Culture Language Textbooks - List of textbooks online in many subjects, including Spanish under Languages
  • Spanish + Me - Links for teachers and parents with resources in Spanish to keep children ages 5-10 improving Spanish skills
  • Spanish Children's Stories - Some well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and read aloud by a native Spanish speaker with options to read along in Spanish or English​


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. ​

World Language Options beyond High School

The Georgia Department of Education World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives, in cooperation with the GaDOE World Language University/College Advsiory Board is pleased to offer the following documents to help with articulation of language programs K-Workforce.  (Please check back in with us as we add to this area.)


 ​​​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!​

Want to be certified as a World Language Educator in Ga?

The Georgia state cerfification agency is called the Georgia Professional Standards Commission​ (GaPSC).  They offer a variety of tools to help prospective teachers find the pathways to certification to meet their needs.  These can be found here.​  You may find both the Steps to Becoming a Georgia Teacher​ and the Certificate Explorer ​features helpful along with the other tools provided there.

In an effort to make the certification process easier to understand for prospective world language teachers here in Georgia, we are pleased to provide these additional resources to help answer your questions.  Please refer to the above information or contact the PSC directly at mail@gapsc.com​ for additional assistance.

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)

Pathways to Certification in Georgia.pdfPathways to World Language Teacher Certification in Georgia.pdf

Check out the LangCred Site for nationwide information on teacher preparation programs.​

Link to Pathways to Certification Webinar with GaPSC​

Pathways to Certification Webinar Presentation.pdfPathways to Certification Webinar Presentation.pdf

World Language WebinarSPANISH.pdfWorld Language WebinarSPANISH.pdf

Link to EdTPA Webinar with Dr. Garrett Rucks​ 


​​​​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:
 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Resources provided by KSU Department of Foreign Languages

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 - Mrs. Meredith White
proficiency.pptxproficiency.pptx / Powerpoint


Being Intentional with Proficiency in the World Language Classroom. - Mrs. Bertha Delgadillo.


Proficiency Board Printables.docxProficiency Board Printables.docx (Special Appreciation to Dr. Mark Linsky, Mrs. Meredith White and Mrs. Bertha Delgadillo and creative commons for the resources.)

Presentations from the English DLI Partner Teacher Workshop Feb 2020

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​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.





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

 Link to GaDOE World Languages Calendar

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 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)