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Professional Development

As experienced educators, the Klett World Languages team is well-equipped to offer a diverse array of professional development sessions. These sessions are designed to support teachers, whether they are in the process of adopting our programs or simply seeking quality professional development in world language teaching.

After consulting with your school or district’s designated contact, we will provide you with a customized selection of professional development topics. These can cover a wide range of subjects, from teaching methodologies and pedagogy to practical classroom applications. Our PD sessions are research-based and led by experts in the field, including experienced world language educators and specialists in second language acquisition and pedagogy.

Key Objectives

  • Familiarize teachers with the content knowledge necessary for effective delivery of the KWL program
  • Training on the implementation of pedagogical shifts necessary to align instruction to local World Language Standards/ACTFL
  • Provide practical knowledge and skills on world language teaching topics
  • Connect theory with practice

Session Formats & Descriptions

VIRTUAL SYNCHRONOUS: 1 to 2-hour sessions on specific topic(s) related to world language teaching
  • Interactive presentation with Q&A session at the end.
IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS & SESSIONS: 1 to 2-hour sessions or full day
  • Similar to virtual synchronous sessions with an interactive, hands-on approach.
IN-PERSON COACHING: half or full day workshops
  • A KWL Content Specialist will observe teachers using our materials and provide feedback.
  • Observations can be holistic or targeted to address specific goals and objectives.
VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS: 1-hour sessions with a KWL Content Specialist or Educational Technologist
  • Participate in an interactive Q&A session with virtual demonstrations.
  • Coaching on topics such as: navigating the online platforms, program components, lesson planning, and more!

Next Steps

Reach out directly to Dr. Sara Stefanich, Professional Development Coordinator, by emailing pd@klettwl.com to discuss your school or district’s specific professional development needs and create a custom professional development package.

Popular topics include...

  • Backwards Design for Unit Planning
  • Differentiated Instruction in the WL Classroom
  • Linguistic Risk Tasking with the PACE Model
  • Engagement Strategies in the WL Classroom
  • Cultural Comparisons
  • Leveraging Comprehensible Input Through Reading in the Classroom
  • Incorporating Readers into Your Curriculum
  • Differentiated Instruction for the L2 + HL Classroom
  • Implementing IPAs
  • How to Effectively Present and Practice Vocabulary in the WL Classroom
  • How to Leverage Technology in the WL Classroom
  • Getting Started with a Social Justice Approach to Language Teaching
  • The How-tos of Proficiency-based Assessment
  • Getting Started with Project-Based Learning
  • Getting Started with Task-Based Learning