In episode 14, Stacey talks with Lisa Shepard, a language teacher who, over the course of her 29-year teaching career, has successfully transitioned from verb conjugations and traditional tests to authentic resources and performance assessments. Lisa shares her own journey as well as practical advice for teachers interested in teaching for proficiency.

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Show Notes

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Scholars and resources mentioned on the show:

Lisa Shepard has been teaching for 29 years and has an impressive list of accomplishments. She was chosen as the OH World Language Teacher of the Year in 2016. She earned National Board Certification in 2001 (the 1st year it was available for WL teachers) and successfully renewed in 2011. Her session on Integrated Performance Assessment at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in March, 2016 was selected as an All-Star Session. Her article”My Experience with Integrated Performance Assessment” appeared in the January, 2016 edition of the AATF National Bulletin and another article and another article, “Four Simple Steps to Creating an IPA” was published by (CASLS) the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon in their Intercom online journal on Aug. 10, 2015.

You can find Lisa Shepard online…

…on Twitter @mmeshep

…on her blog http://madameshepard.com/

Resources Lisa mentioned…

…Amy Lenord’s blog about lesson design with authentic resources

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