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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.

Call to Action!

​​The Need:

The growth of Dual Language Immersion Programs in Georgia and the introduction of Georgia’s new Seal of Biliteracy and the subsequent need to focus on building proficiencies has led to a desperate need to both better understand the effectiveness and results of the DLI model and to support increased quality professional development opportunities for world language teachers across Georgia.

The Response:  

To meet the need, we are raising funds to provide much needed support for dual language immersion programs as well as critical quality professional development opportunities for world language educators statewide!  We are excited to partner with the Georgia Foundation for Public Education in this important work!

How do I donate?  

Please navigate to the website for the Georgia Foundation for Public Education –www.gfpe.org.  Click the Donate button in the top right and donate!  We thank you in advance for your support!  All Donations are tax deductible!​​


 ​​​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​


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


​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)



Georgia's innovative DSD Statewide Initiative
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Updated webinar for DSD.pptUpdated webinar for DSD.ppt  Powerpoint
       Link to Webinar on DSD / Webinar

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

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

 

 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

 


January 22nd

Deadline to apply for TCLP grant

January 23rd

Ga Statewide WL District Coordinators Meeting Online. (10am – 12pm)

January 25th

International Skills Diploma Seal Approvals Committee Meets

January 26th

New Schools who have applied to offer ISDS this year are notified of application status

January 27th

DLI in a Day at the Globe Academy in Dekalb

February 1st

Schools notified of application status to offer ISDS

February 2-3

German State Convention in Covington

February 8-10

NECTFL 2018 Conference in New York

February 9th

Focus on ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines and the Revised Can-Do Performance Indicators  (Middle Georgia Workshop)

February 13

2nd Round Deadline for QFI grants to support Arabic Teachers

February 9-11

AATSP Immersion Camp

February 15th

Online meeting of GaDOE WL University/College Advisory Board

February 15 – 16

JNCL-NCLIS Language Advocacy Day in Washington

February 22-24

ISLSP/CIBER Conference in Florida

Feb 26-27th

GCEL Conference in Savannah

March 3rd

Georgia World Language Job Fair at Whitewater High School 9am – 12pm.

FLES/MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Savannah Area)

March 8-9

Georgia World Language Leadership Institute

March 9-10

GAOME Dual Language Symposium in Athens

March 15-17 2018

FLAG/SCOLT conference in Atlanta 

March 20th

International Day at the Capitol

March 24th

MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Metro Area)

March 27th

Ga Statewide WL District Coordinator Meeting (online) 10am – 12pm

March 30th

Deadline for applications to Studienbruecke Program

April 4-5

SECCL Conference in Savannah

April 10th

3rd Round Deadline for QFI grants to support Arabic Teachers

April 14th

MS/HS FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Albany Area)

DSD Oral Tests at KSU

April 15th

Deadline for reporting of International Skills Diploma Seal

April 24th

Tentative date for ISDS Awards Ceremony at the DOE

April 28th

FLES FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Metro Area)

April 30th

Focus on ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines and the Revised Can-Do Performance Indicators  (North Georgia RESA)

July 17-19

Georgia Dual Language Immersion Institute

May 1st

Deadline for 1st reporting cycle for the Seal of Biliteracy

 

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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