Wayside Publishing Upcoming Web Conferencing

Wayside is committed to provide you with exceptional professional development opportunities. Join us to learn more about best practices for teaching for proficiency, and how to best use the Learning Site®. If you have any questions or ideas for future professional development, please contact us at info@waysidepublishing.com.

May 2022 

Owl Bet You’re Ready for Summer!


Join our teacher appreciation event as we raise a glass to you to celebrate your hard work and dedication as you wrap up the school year.


Meredith White, an accomplished Spanish teacher, and reflective mixologist, will whip up a cocktail (or mocktail) of equal parts humor and inspiration. In addition, Tracy Rucker will join us to share insights on the lasting contributions you make to the lives of your students by giving them the gift of another language.


This will be a time to relax, reflect, and have fun as Wayside Publishing shows appreciation for world languages teachers!


For those who register and attend, you will be entered into a raffle and may be one of three lucky winners who will receive a digital classroom set of your choosing from among our comprehension-based readers. You don't want to miss "Owl Bet You're Ready for Summer!" Register today!

Cheers to You!

The “Owl Bet You’re Ready for Summer” drink

  • Fresh lime juice: 1-1.5 oz.

  • Tequila or Spirit-Free Tequila Replacement: 1.5-2 oz.

  • Orange liqueur (any): 1-1.5 oz.

  • Simple syrup: 1-1.5 oz.

  • Orange bitters: 1 spritz

Date and Time:

May 25, 2022, 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register

April 2022 Series

Assessment Feedback: Covering All Your Bases


Professional baseball pitcher Robert Earl Wilson once said, "A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings." The same could be said for assessments and rubrics. We can help! Just check out this World Language itinerary for the coming weeks:

  • SESSION #1 – If you build it, they will come
  • SESSION #2 – Don’t let the fear of striking out with rubrics get in your way
  • SESSION #3 – There's no crying in baseball

Session #1

If you build it, [they] will come. ~Kevin Costner

Spring is a beautiful time for baseball fans, but for teachers, it begins the season of assessments. Join us for a 45-minute webinar where we will discuss assessment types in a proficiency-based classroom, and more importantly, how and when to provide appropriate and meaningful feedback to your students. As “coaches,” we want to hit grand slams with both assessments and feedback so our students can grow in proficiency!

Date and Time:

Apr 14, 2022, 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register

Session #2

Don’t let the fear of striking out [with rubrics] get in your way. ~Babe Ruth

Bases are loaded - it is all up to you! Rubrics are incredible tools, and when it comes to using them, we cannot let the fear of striking out get in our way! What does the language in a rubric actually mean? How do I use them? How do I choose the best kind of rubric? All of these questions will be answered in our 45-minute webinar as we look at some examples of rubrics. Please note: This session will use Wayside textbooks EntreCulturas and EntreCultures.

Date and Time:

Apr 20, 2022, 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register

Session #3

There's no crying in baseball. ~Tom Hanks

We gave an assessment; we have a rubric; now what? We are here to help you make sense of it! No need to be scared or nervous. There's no crying with assessments! Join us for our final installment where we look at translating rubrics into grades and encourage collaboration and discussion with other teachers on best practices using rubrics. We want you to feel confident taking a swing and hitting it out of the park when it comes to assessments, rubrics, and feedback after this session!

Date and Time:

Apr 26, 2022, 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Attendance is limited to 100. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register

March 2022 Series

Setting the Table for Effective Lesson Planning


Ding, ding, ding! Is that the dinner bell I hear? Oh man, my mouth is watering. The table is set,

and you are our invited guest for these three complimentary sessions. Just check out this World Language itinerary for the coming weeks:

  • LEARN IT – Join us at the table!
  • APPLY IT – What will you choose?
  • DISCUSS IT – Potluck! Bring your ideas!

Session #1 - LEARN IT

Join Us at the Table!

Lesson planning can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! Sit down with us for a quick 30-minute webinar where we will review the basics of creating a solid lesson plan while also suggesting some ideas to spice it up and engage your students! Your instructional strategists will discuss best practices and how to make good choices when planning meaningful lessons, staying in the target language, all while providing input that is comprehensible and keeps our students interested.

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Session #2 - APPLY IT

What Will You Choose?

We will be sharing a NEW and FREE lesson planning template that will help any language teacher simplify and organize their planning process. In this 60-minute workshop, we will guide you through lesson planning using our template, but we will also demonstrate ways to pick and choose activities, like choosing from a menu of options. Please note: This session will use Wayside textbooks EntreCulturas and EntreCultures.

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Session #3 - DISCUSS IT

POTLUCK! Bring Your Ideas!

Join us for an idea “potluck” - a 60-minute idea swap, focused on sharing tried and true activities and lesson plans as well as challenges and successes of staying in the target language. We will facilitate conversations and provide the opportunity to give/receive feedback, collaborate, share and talk about what you’ve created or implemented. Even if you missed our March 24th session, come get your FREE lesson planning template and the Wayside team will guide you through the planning process.

February 2022 Series

Introducing We ♥ IPAs! There's no need for chocolates as these three complimentary sessions are a pretty sweet deal. Romance awaits! Check out this World Language itinerary for the coming weeks:

  • LEARN IT – Love is in the air: Four reasons we ♥ IPAs
  • APPLY IT – They said YES! Engaging with IPAs
  • DISCUSS IT – It’s a date!

Session #1 - LEARN IT

Love is in the Air: 4 Reasons We 💗 IPAs

In this 30-minute session, your Wayside instructional strategist will highlight key features and the benefits of using integrated performance assessments (IPAs) to assess your students’ language and intercultural proficiency. Come learn how, when, and why to use IPAs to support students’ language and intercultural growth.

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Session #2 - APPLY IT

They Said Yes! Engaging with IPAs

In this 60-minute interactive webinar, your Wayside team will guide you through the integrated performance assessment planning process using EntreCulturas and EntreCultures as models. You will receive our NEW and FREE IPA planning template and we will walk you through it, step by step, to help you better understand and implement the unit IPAs. We will discuss ways to maximize these assessments that mirror real-world situations to get a clear picture of your students’ abilities in all three modes of communication. Attendees will have the chance to work along with the presenter and plan their own IPA.

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Session #3 - DISCUSS IT

It’s a Date!

Join us for a 60-minute sharing and collaboration session where we will discuss your new IPAs! Wayside EntreCulturas and EntreCultures users, Lucas Hoffman and Conner McNeely, will share how they use IPAs with their students and offer some practical tips for application! In breakout rooms, we will facilitate conversations and encourage you to give/receive feedback, collaborate, share, and talk about what IPAs you have used in your classrooms. Even if you missed the February 16 session, come get your FREE IPA planning template and the Wayside team will guide you through the IPA planning process.

January 2022 Series

Introducing Planning for Proficiency: Unit Design! There's no need to pack as Wayside has already packed these three sessions with all you need for unit planning for your proficiency-based classroom. Your journey awaits! Check out this World Language itinerary for the coming weeks:

  • LEARN IT – Where the Journey Begins: A Focus on Backward Design
  • APPLY IT – What a Trip! Planning with the END in Mind
  • DISCUSS IT – “In-flight” Conversations

Session #1 - LEARN IT

Where the Journey Begins: A Focus on Backward Design

In this 30-minute session, your Wayside instructional strategist will help you to become familiar with the core practice of Backward Design. Join us for an overview of what Backward Design is all about and why it is important when it comes to unit planning for a proficiency-based classroom!

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Session #2 - APPLY IT

What a Trip! Planning with the END in Mind

Unit Planning with EntreCulturas and EntreCultures. Being a teacher in a time of a global pandemic has not been easy, and we get that. We want to help! In this 60-minute, interactive webinar your Wayside team will guide you through the unit planning process. We will provide you with our NEW and FREE unit planning template and walk you through, step-by-step to help you design your next unit with the end in mind.

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Session #3 - DISCUSS IT

“In-flight” Conversations

Get comfortable in your seat and strike up a conversation with your fellow passengers! Where are you on your planning journey? Share your ideas and hear from others in this 60-minute collaboration session where we will discuss your new unit plans! In breakout rooms, we will facilitate conversations and allow you to give/receive feedback, collaborate, share and talk about what you’ve created. Even if you missed our January 19 session, come get your FREE unit planning template and the Wayside team will guide you through the unit planning process.