The Workshop Series for FLAVA Members
The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) through its Professional Development Network (PDN). See below for topics, speakers, and locations.
As is always the case, the FLAVA/FLTWS workshops can be used for receiving points toward K-12 teacher certification renewal at the discretion of the local school division with the presentation of the certificates which participants receive after each workshop. For those at the post-secondary level in their teaching, participation in these workshops indicates a desire for self-improvement. Recognition of such by college and university administrators is congruent with necessary supplementary faculty activity and can be used in the reporting process.
All workshops originate at Washington and Lee University (W&L) in Lexington, Virginia, and are broadcasted live via the Internet to numerous host schools and divisions across the state. These locations are known as FLAVA/FLTWS workshop host sites. Each host site has a volunteer instructor who is a logistical coordinator and is an extension to the workshop leader at the broadcast location.
Professional Development Opportunities for the World Language Educator
FLAVA is in the planning stages for the 2016/2017 series of the Foreign Language Teacher Workshops, which are interactive virtual workshop under the umbrella of FLAVA and the Virginia Department of Education’s Professional Development Framework, with special emphasis placed on the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project.
FLTWS Workshop proposals are being accepted here!
FLAVA 2015-16 Workshop Series has concluded. Watch this space for news about our next series and be sure to check out our archive of previous workshop.
A Survey to Get You Started
In order to better serve the professional development needs of our world language educators, please respond to a brief survey from the Virginia Department of Education.
The survey will ask you to identify your professional development goals based on the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) domains and criteria. Your answers are anonymous and will be used to help determine what professional development topics FLAVA will be offering to its members. More information about the TELL project is available by clicking the icon below.