New on the Learning Site: Proficiency trackers

09-26-2019  All News, Featured Post, Teacher Resources

Help your students track their growth and their performance towards proficiency with these new proficiency trackers, now available on our 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. 

If you are a Learning Site pro, find these under the Content tab of your course for EntreCulturas and EntreCultures, in the Proficiency Resources.

Not familiar with our Learning Site yet? Request a sample now and see everything we have to offer. 

Watch this brief tutorial on how to find and use this new tool: 
 



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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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. 

        
 

 
 

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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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