We Teach Languages Episode 20: Language Supervision and Creating Professional Development Opportunities with Noemi Rodriguez

In episode 20, Caleb Howard interviews Noemi Rodriguez, a language supervisor in New Jersey, about the trends and challenges she has observed both in her position as supervisor and in her work as a language teacher. Noemi also discusses her passion and process for creating professional development opportunities for language teachers. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/09/15/we-teach-languages-episode-20-language-supervision-and-creating-professional-development-opportunities-with-noemi-rodriguez

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We Teach Languages Episode 19: Finding your Professional Community and Staying in the Target Language with Caleb Howard

In episode 19, Stacey talks with Caleb Howard about the impact professional development has made in his teaching career and teaching practice. After attending his first ACTFL convention in 2012, Caleb reevaluated his target language use with his early language learners and started a blog to help others use 90%+ target language in the classroom..

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/09/08/we-teach-languages-episode-19-finding-your-professional-community-and-staying-in-the-target-language-with-caleb-howard

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We Teach Languages Episode 18: Technology, Performance, and a Proficiency-Oriented Curriculum with Catherine Ousselin

In episode 18, Stacey interviews Catherine Ousselin, a French teacher from Washington state who holds the distinction of being the 2017 Pacific NW Council for Languages Teacher of the Year.  She is also a finalist for the ACTFL Teacher of the Year honor for 2018 and an avid technologist. Catherine discusses specific technologies and classroom practices that she employs in her classroom, including some specific examples of tasks and performance assessments that motivate students to develop proficiency in French.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/09/01/we-teach-languages-episode-18-technology-performance-and-a-proficiency-oriented-curriculum-with-catherine-ousselin

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We Teach Languages Episode 14: Making the Transition to Authentic Resources and Proficiency with Lisa Shepard

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. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/08/03/we-teach-languages-episode-14-making-the-transition-to-authentic-resources-and-proficiency-with-lisa-shepard

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We Teach Languages Episode 13: Teacher of the Year, Culture, and Technology with Noah Geisel

In episode 13, Stacey asks Noah about his experience as the 2013 ACTFL Teacher of the Year. Noah also shares resources and ideas for two of his favorite topics in language education: culture and technology.  For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/07/28/we-teach-languages-episode-13-toy-culture-and-technology-with-noah-geisel

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We Teach Languages Episode 8: Building Classroom Practices and Intercultural Competence in Early Language Learning with Dorie Conlon Perugini

In episode 8, Stacey talks with Dorie Conlon Perugini about the opportunities she's had to develop her own practice, to share classroom practices with others, and to support early language learners as they develop intercultural competence. We also get to learn all about her forthcoming book co-edited/co-written with Manuela Wagner and Michael Byram. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/06/09/we-teach-languages-episode-8-sharing-classroom-practices-and-intercultural-competence-in-early-language-learning We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

We Teach Languages Episode 4: Focus on Process, Not Product and Thinking Maps with Dana Yang

In episode 4, Yue Wu interviews Dana Yang about how her approach to teaching Chinese at an international school has changed over the years. Dana and Yue also discuss the benefits of using thinking maps in many common language learning tasks. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/04/21/we-teach-languages-episode-4-focus-on-process-not-product-with-thinking-maps We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

We Teach Languages Episode 3: The ACTFL Community Boards, a Methods Course, and Professional Development

In episode 3, Stacey talks about a recent thread on the ACTFL online community boards, her methods course, and some free online resources for professional development for language teachers. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/04/16/we-teach-languages-episode-3-the-actfl-community-boards-a-methods-course-and-professional-development We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

We Teach Languages Episode 2: Insights on Teaching and Researching K-12 English Language Learners with Emily Galloway

In episode 2, Nikki Wei talks with Emily Galloway about the classroom practices and research that can improve learning for ELLs in a K-12 setting. Stacey wraps up the episode by drawing some connections between second and foreign language teaching. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/03/31/we-teach-languages-episode-2-insights-on-teaching-and-researching-k-12-english-language-learners We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.