In episode 36, Stacey asks Rich Madel, a secondary Spanish teacher and department chair in Pennsylvania, about how he and his colleagues moved from a textbook-based curriculum to IPA-based units that build on authentic resources using backward design.

Read the transcript for this episode here.


Show Notes

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You can find Rich Madel on Twitter @SrMadel or by email

Resources mentioned on the show…

… Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment by Adair-Hauck, Glisan, and Troyan

The Keys to Assessing Language Performance by Sandrock

…  NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

Performance Descriptors

Ohio state rubrics

Previous episodes that touch on the IPA and performance assessment

Ep 9 with Claire Knowles

Ep 14 with Lisa Shepard

Ep 18 with Catherine Ousselin

Ep 23 with Paul Sandrock

Ep 34 with Raul Rosales


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