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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 for Proposals for GADII 2018 

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The 5th annual Georgia Dual Language Immersion Instititute will be held July 17th & 18th at Douglas County High School in Douglas County and is sure to be well attended!  We are now accepting proposals for the Institute until April 20th.  You can submit a proposal via this link.  You can register now to attend the conference 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​


​​​​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:
 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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
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

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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

 

April 10th

3rd Round Deadline for QFI grants to support Arabic Teachers

April 12th

Presentation of DLI Grant to Beulah Elementary School

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 requests and for reporting the names of participating STAR ISDS students via this form to attend the ISDS Awards Celebration at the DOE on April 24th.

Dual Language Immersion Endorsement Program at GSU entrance deadline

Deadline for applications for HS Study Bridge program to study in Germany

April 16th

Deadline for Nominations for National AATSP Awards

April 16th is deadline for Immersion Teacher of the Month nominations

April 19th

Presentation of DLI Grant to Norton Park Elementary School

April 20-22nd

Georgia Junior Classical League Convention

April 23rd

Presentation of DLI Grant to Bolton Academy Elementary School

April 24th

International Skills Diploma Seal Awards Ceremony at the DOE

April 28th

FLES FLAG Spoken Language Contest (Metro Area)

High School Immersion Day for German students at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

April 30th

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

July 9-11

CULTR Workshop with Mrs. Meredith White (Highlight Reel or highlight Real?)

July 12 -14

CULTR Workshop with Carmen Scoggins (Teach Like a Coach.)

July 16-18

CULTR Workshop with Patricia Nolde (Beyond the Basics with Google Classroom.)

July 17-19

Georgia Dual Language Immersion Institute

May 1st

Deadline for 1st reporting cycle for the Seal of Biliteracy

May 11th

CULTR 4th annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting

Sept 15th

DLI in a Day Professional Development in Forsyth

Comprehensible Input Workshop in Savannah.

Sept 28th

CULTR World Languages Day

 

 Upcoming World Language Events

 
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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