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.

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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.

Register below for FLAVA professional development workshops and remember that all workshops take place from 4:00 – 6:00PM EST on the date designated.

Workshop Descriptions

Workshop 1: PALS 2.0: The Fairfax Interpersonal Speaking Assessment and Writing (22 October 2015)
Workshop 2: Ready, Set .... Wait (12 November 2015)
Workshop 3: Personal, Engaging, Portable: Multimedia and Digital Stories in the World Language Classroom (4 February 2016)
Workshop 4: Engaging Students with Language Learning through Technology: Focus on the Interpretive Mode (17 March 2016)

Register for Workshops

Select below the workshop(s) and host site location of your choice. Contact workshop host site managers for additional information concerning location and materials. While these workshops are free of charge to you, they constitute much preparation on the parts of the presenters, coordinators, and host site managers. If you register, please make every effort to attend.

If you have any difficulties registering for the workshops, please contact or