Resources, News, Events
Wayside's Poolside Proficiency summer webinar series is back! Join us for three sessions starting July 9 as part of your summer professional development plans! You do not have to be using a Wayside language program to get valuable insights into planning for the upcoming school year.
Let Go to Move Forward
Thursday, July 9, 3:00 ET
The end of the 2019-2020 school year was not what anyone had planned. As teachers look forward to the 2020-2021 school year there are a lot of questions regarding curriculum and lesson planning. In this webinar, a panel of diverse stakeholders, including a Wayside author, an Instructional Strategist, a Curriculum Coordinator and two classroom teachers, discuss how to start off next school year without feeling like you have to "hurry up and catch up."
Helen Small – Curriculum Coordinator
Debbie Espitia – Instructional Strategist
Erin Gibbons – Author - EntreCultures 2, 4
Tanya Meinecke Smith, Teacher (Emery Weiner School)
Alexis Buschert, Teacher (Tigard-Tualatin School District)
Declutter your curriculum
Thursday, July 16, 3:00 ET
How do we make deliberate instructional choices so we can better support students' target language proficiency and ignite their passion for learning? In this panel discussion we will explore how to declutter your curriculum and lessons in order to focus on what is essential for student language proficiency.
Jennifer Carson – Curriculum Coordinator
Michelle Olah, Instructional Strategist
Chris Hayes, Teacher (Upper Arlington)
Christi Gilliland, District Supervisor (Williamson County Schools)
Using a Learning Management System to design online learning experiences
Thursday, July 23, 3:00 ET
A Learning Management System can enable classrooms to transform what students and teachers can do with instruction. These platforms can help increase student engagement and allow for differentiation as we look to bridge gaps between content, pedagogy, technology, and training. In this webinar, we will discuss how using a Learning Management System can expand your classroom and open new doors of opportunity for learning. Our panel will include Wayside Publishing's Digital Specialist for Innovation & Instructional Technology and a district coordinator for Instructional Technology.
Are you implementing EntreCulturas or EntreCultures in your classroom this fall? Find out everything you need to know to get started with our cornerstone Spanish and French programs during our ongoing summer training sessions. We recommend that you register for both a program training session and a Learning Site training session.
Please note: This training is useful to teachers who are implementing one of our language programs this fall. If you are not yet a user but would like to find out more about our language programs, email email@example.com
EntreCulturas and EntreCultures program training sessions
Join our Instructional Strategists for a training on EntreCulturas and EntreCultures. We will talk about how units are set up including teaching vocabulary in context, using the discovery process to teach grammar, performance assessments, and more.
Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings in June and July (click on register to find a date—you only need to attend one, the same content is repeated in each session).
Learning Site training sessions
Join our Instructional Strategists for a training on the Learning Site. We will help you get familiar with the tools and resources found on our online platform. Learn the ins and outs of using Explorer, FlexText and Portfolio and how to integrate them into your instructional practice.
Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings in June and July (click on register to find a date—you only need to attend one, the same content is repeated in each session).