Event: Wayside Publishing is hitting the road!

09-06-2019  All News, Events, Featured Post

Come see us in the exhibit hall: 

Be sure to visit our booth at one of these events to find out about our latest products, get free digital samples, or pick up a cute owl sticker or magnet! Stay tuned for our list of instructional strategy sessions and other events at several of these conferences. We can’t wait to meet you! 

Upcoming conferences:  

October 3-5 

FLAVA, Williamsburg, VA 

October 17-19 

FFLA, Orlando, FL 

October 17-19 

TFLA, Houston, TX 

October 24-26 

PSMLA, State College, PA 

October 24-26 

FLANC, Winston-Salem, NC 

October 24-26 

MaFLA, Springfield, MA 

October 24-26 

ICTFL, Naperville, IL 

October 31-November 2 

NYSAFLT, Saratoga Springs, NY 

October 31-November 2 

WAFLT, Appleton, WI 

November 22-24 

ACTFL/NADSFL, Washington, D.C.  

 

 

 



Proficiency Insider - September 2019

Wayside's Community News
09-05-2019  All News, The Wayside Way, Learning Site
Help your students take a risk, speak up for languages, meet us at fall conferences, and learn about our new proficiency trackers. Subscribe to a Wayside newsletter

Proficiency Insider

Bold ideas and practical resources for your language classroom


Hi educators,

Welcome to this month's edition of the Proficiency Insider, your go-to source for everything you need to take your language instruction to the next level. In this issue:
  • Help your students take a risk
  • Speak up for languages
  • Catch up with us at a fall language conference
  • Watch a video on how to use our new proficiency trackers

What would you like to read about? We'd love to hear from you

Happy Teaching!


 

Help your students take a risk

 

Because you can’t learn a language without making mistakes: Spanish teacher and blogger Elena Spathis suggests that putting the right supports in place helps students take a risk in the language classroom.

Your voice matters

You can help make a difference in language education! We are collecting stories from teachers like you who are on the front lines of teaching the next generation of global citizens. Tell us how and why you became a language teacher or about the role languages play in your life and become a part of a growing community of language advocates.


On the road with Wayside


It's our favorite time of the year! We are packing our bags and hitting the road to meet with language teachers across the country. We can't wait to meet you at a language conference in your area. Stop by for free digital samples, get your questions answered about proficiency-driven instruction, and pick up a cute owl sticker.

 

Proficiency trackers

Help your students track their growth and their performance toward proficiency with our new proficiency trackers, now available on the Learning Site. Available for both our Spanish series EntreCulturas and our French series EntreCultures, you can use the trackers by downloading and printing them from the Learning Site or assign them online for each unit and for the entire year. 



Here's a brief tutorial with our digital specialist Jen Cornell, who walks you through how to find and implement the trackers, using EntreCulturas as an example. 


 

Not familiar with our Learning Site yet? Sign up now to explore our Spanish and French series, including the Proficiency Trackers, or to sample any of our other language programs.



 

 
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In case you missed it: Watch our Poolside Proficiency series now

07-09-2019  All News, Events, Featured Post

Don't despair if you missed our smashing summer webinar series focusing on teaching for proficiency! The archived version of our Poolside Proficiency series is now available! Here is a quick summary of the four episodes: 


The basics: What does a proficiency-driven language program look like? 
Let's discuss interculturality, using vocabulary and grammar in context, unit goals, essential questions, authentic resources, measuring students’ performance, and much more with our French and Spanish programs as our guide.

Authentic resources: Where to find them, how to use them
Authentic resources can be used to build vocabulary and language structures. We'll share some strategies on how to use these resources to teach vocabulary and grammar in context and keep instructors and students in the target language.

Beyond traditional testing: IPAs and rubrics
Explore types of formative and summative performance-based assessments, and holistic and analytic rubrics. Connections will be made to how assessments can evaluate student language usage in culturally authentic contexts.

Integrating technology: Online tools to support your instruction
Digital textbooks, grading and feedback tools, online classroom forums and more—take our Learning Site for a spin and receive free access for further exploration after the webinar.

Watch all four now! 



Meet EntreCultures at AATF

06-20-2019  All News, Events, Featured Post

We are excited to head to Philadelphia soon for this year's AATF conference. See us at booths 109-110 to get a free sample of our new French language program, EntreCultures. Our knowledgable instructional strategists will be on hand to answer your questions about how to implement a proficiency-based language program in your school. They can also walk you through a sample lesson plan from EntreCultures, which you can pick up at our booth. 

Two coauthors of the series, Ed Weiss and Elizabeth Zwanziger will be there to answer your questions.

Catch these great sessions by our Wayside team: 

Sunday, July 14
1-4 p.m.
Room:  Shippen

W106:  Interculturality: Building Bridges with Language and Culture

Presenter:  Ed WeissDelaware County Intermediate Unit School District (PA)

The presenter will show participants how to engage students with vocabulary, language, and multimedia interactions with authentic resources that will provide a true world view for our students. The presentation will show teachers that cultural immersion is not a separate aspect of instruction but instead must be woven into the fabric of every day teaching

To get a preview of Ed's presentation, check out his post on our blog about the importance of interculturality! 

 

Monday, July 15
10:15-11:15 a.m.
Room: E1

E213:  Interculturality at the Heart: A New Proficiency-Driven Series for French

Presenters:  Elizabeth Zwanziger and Jay Ketner, Wayside Publishing

Traditionally, publishers haven’t provided teachers resources supporting proficiency-based best practices, let alone empowered them to develop intercultural skills to investigate and interact with other cultures and perspectives. The presenters will examine how EntreCultures is uniquely proficiency driven: a backward-designed program with essential questions, authentic resources and tasks across all three modes, grammar in context, can-do statements, IPAs, and other high-leverage instructional practices that spiral upward to help students develop global and intercultural competence.

Tuesday, July 16
10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Room: E2

S314: Comment dit-on everything I’m thinking right now?

Presenter: Erin Gibbons, Barrington High School, IL

Do you have intermediate learners who want to express themselves in French but do not have the necessary structures yet? How can teachers approach deep discussions where the complexity of the students' ideas exceeds their language skills? Come and discover some examples of pedagogical sequences and strategies to offer to your learners.



Poolside Proficiency Summer Webinars

05-29-2019  All News, Events, Featured Post

You are invited to register early for our summer webinar series and explore how you can implement proficiency-driven strategies in your classroom.

With EntreCulturas for Spanish and EntreCultures for French as our guides, our Wayside Instructional Strategy team will be live with jampacked sessions covering topics and tools that will take your language instruction to the next level.

The basics: What does a proficiency-driven language program look like? 
June 11, 2:30 p.m. ET

Let's discuss interculturality, using vocabulary and grammar in context, unit goals, essential questions, authentic resources, measuring students’ performance, and much more with our French and Spanish programs as our guide.

Authentic resources: Where to find them, how to use them
June 13, 2:30 p.m. ET

Authentic resources can be used to build vocabulary and language structures. We'll share some strategies on how to use these resources to teach vocabulary and grammar in context and keep instructors and students in the target language.

Beyond traditional testing: IPAs and rubrics
June 25, 2:30 p.m. ET

Explore types of formative and summative performance-based assessments, and holistic and analytic rubrics. Connections will be made to how assessments can evaluate student language usage in culturally authentic contexts.

Integrating technology: Online tools to support your instruction
June 27, 2:30 p.m. ET

Digital textbooks, grading and feedback tools, online classroom forums and more—take our Learning Site for a spin and receive free access for further exploration after the webinar.

Register early for all four webinars with just one click!