Ya Sabes - August 2019

Spanish Newsletter
08-28-2019  New Products, Remote Teaching, Author Spotlights, Ya Sabes - Spanish Newsletter
Welcome to Ya sabes: Bold ideas and practical resources for your Spanish classroom. Subscribe to a Wayside newsletter

Ya sabes

Bold ideas and practical resources for your Spanish classroom

Dear educators:

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Ya sabes, your go-to source for everything you need to take your Spanish language instruction to the next level. In this issue: 

  • Get creative by incorporating art and music into your lessons
  • Find out how to make the most of online learning communities
  • Preview the upcoming addition to the EntreCulturas series
  • Watch as the authors of Triángulo APreciado talk proficiency


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

¡Felicidades!


 

Salvador Dalí meets Lady Gaga

“One of the most effective ways to elicit emotion-driven learning in our language classes is through the universal medium of art,” says EntreCulturas 4 coauthor Cecilia Herrera. In our latest post on the Wayside Blog, she explains how she brings together Salvador Dalí’s art and Lady Gaga’s music and performances for an engaging and relevant classroom activity. 


 

5 tips for making the most of online learning communities

Do you ever feel isolated as you plan, grade, or build relationships with your students? Fortunately, there are thriving world language teacher communities online, ready to lend support. Ashley Uyaguari, host of the Inspired Proficiency podcast series, shares her best tips for finding and making the most of these communities. 

Peek inside EntreCulturas 4

Prepare your learners for the rigors of the AP® Spanish exam and beyond with the AP®-style tasks in EntreCulturas 4. EntreCulturas 4 is designed so that students engage with content in a sequence that drives retention; connect with meaning through vocabulary and grammar discovery; and participate in classroom communication that is real and relevant. EntreCulturas 4 is packed with authentic resources, vocabulary and grammar exploration, and opportunities to develop intercultural awareness.


 

 

Triángulo APreciado authors talk about the new sixth edition


Did you know?

The new edition of Triángulo APreciado is the ONLY proficiency-driven advanced Spanish textbook that includes and meets all of the latest College Board updates and requirements for the AP® Spanish Language and Culture Exam.

Triángulo APreciado has all of the AP® test preparation you would expect without having to teach only to the test. Triángulo APreciado prepares students to go beyond a successful exam. It prepares them to communicate with their neighbors in a grocery store, to understand global issues from an intercultural perspective, and to participate in adulthood as a global citizen. 

We recently talked to Triángulo APreciado authors Frank Masel and Lou Baskinger who gave us some inside details on what makes this new edition so special. 

        
 

 
 

Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Program, AP, and Pre-AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not Involved In the production of, and does not endorse this product.

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A Propos - August 2019

French Newsletter
08-21-2019  Interculturality, A Propos - French Newsletter, Author Spotlights, New Products
The case for interculturality; EntreCultures 1 for middle school; look inside EntreCultures 3; tips for connecting with French teachers online.  Subscribe to a Wayside newsletter

A propos

Ideas and resources for your French classroom

In this issue:

  • Making the case for interculturality
  • More paths to proficiency for your novice learners
  • 5 tips for making the most of online learning communities

What would you like to read about in the next issue? We’d love to hear from you

Bon cours,

In case you missed it: Making the case for interculturality

We loved meeting so many of you at this year’s AATF conference in Philadelphia. 

In case you missed EntreCultures coauthor Ed Weiss’ presentation on interculturality, you can catch up with his latest post on our blog, where he argues that there is no way to replicate the experience of living in a country where the target language is spoken. 


 

More paths to proficiency for your novice French learners

We launched our groundbreaking French language program, EntreCultures 1 and 2, this summer. Now we are pleased to introduce EntreCultures 1A and 1B in a new special edition for middle schools and for schools that use non-traditional scheduling. 

EntreCultures 1A (novice-low to novice-mid) and EntreCulturas 1B (novice-mid to novice-high) allow greater flexibility for classrooms to complete the first year of French over a longer period of time. The topics, resources, and themes are relevant and appropriate for middle school students and an overlapping unit between the two editions allows for continuity.

  
 

Take a peek inside EntreCultures 3

EntreCultures 3 will take your students’ proficiency and knowledge of French culture to the pre-AP® level. Covering engaging topics like friendships, the effects of digital media, and healthy habits, EntreCultures 3 integrates a diverse variety of authentic resources that drive the cultural contexts for communicative tasks. 

EntreCultures 3 will be available in late 2020, but you can take a peek inside now!

  
 

5 tips for making the most of online learning communities

Do you ever feel isolated as you plan, grade, or build relationships with your students? Fortunately, there are thriving world language teacher communities online, ready to lend support. Ashley Uyaguari, host of the Inspired Proficiency podcast series, collected her best tips for finding and making the most of these communities. 


 

 
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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!