In episode 150, Stacey and Maris share one interview from their live podcast recording this past summer with the Virtual Summit hosted by PEARLL. In this episode, we learn from Vicky Masson, an experienced teacher and leader who talks about some of her most meaningful experiences in summer institutes, fellowships, and micro-credentials. All of this professional learning has led to some pretty impressive classroom projects and collaborations around topics such as poetry, challenge-based learning, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


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Show Notes

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Find the original YouTube Live event here.

LILL: Leadership Initiative for Language Learning:
Digital Promise Microcredentials
Challenge Based Learning
AATSP Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad:
NPG ‘Learning to Look’ Summer Institute:
National Endowment for the Humanities:
Book: Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset
Language Teaching Lab:

Vicky Masson has 20 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language from PK to high school in the United States. Vicky is passionate about education, education technology, professional development, and global competence. She has served as a GWATFL board member since 2017. In 2018 she became a Smithsonian Edu Fellow with SCLDA. Then, in 2019 she was designated as a #TeachSDGs Ambassador and later she was selected for the ACTFL Leadership Initiative for Language Learning 2019-2020. Vicky also became a 2020 #HPTeachingFellow and in 2021 she co-founded Language Teaching Lab ( You can reach out to Vicky on Twitter @vickymasson21 or @LangTeachingLab.



Learn more about the interviewers Maris and Stacey here.


If you want to cite this episode, our suggested APA (7th) reference is:

Johnson, S.M. (Producer/Interviewer), & Hawkins, M. (Interviewer). (2022, September 30). Professional Learning, Collaborations, and Challenges with Vicky Masson (No. 150) [Audio podcast episode]. In We Teach Languages.



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