For over 20 years the Monterey Bay World Language Project (MBWLP), one of the sites of the California World Language Project affiliated with the California Subject Matter Project, has been offering seminars to promote best language teaching practices in Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz counties.
The Monterey Bay World Language Project at California State University, Monterey Bay invites you to participate in the 2020-2021 Seminars for World Language Teachers
Teaching with Clarity
Teaching with Clarity: Designing A Weekly Lesson Plan with Global Competence. A 3-Day Seminar and Coaching Opportunity presented by Yo Azama, 2012 ACTFL Teacher of the Year, with MBWLP Team on September 12, 19, & 26, 2020
Lesson design is a big part of a teacher's life. Good teachers understand that a well-designed lesson is key for successful learning. However, a unit planning process can take time and often feels overwhelming for busy teachers. In this series, participants will design a weekly lesson that they can use immediately for the upcoming week in cohorts. Three consecutive weekends are designed to provide ongoing lesson design experiences that are supported by the presenter and cohort members.
Goals: As designing a weekly plan, participants will…
- Gain a deeper understanding of the Global Competence Framework
- Develop meaningful communicative tasks
- Identify and establish key assessments
- Develop clarity on language task sequence
Sample one-day schedule: 9am - 11am: Seminar; 1pm-3pm: Collaboration + Coaching*; (*Collaboration time with presenters to design your weekly engaging tasks and activities for immediate use.)Register
Offered via Zoom. CEU Credits Available. Limited time registration rate $60, all inclusive.MBWLP Fall 2020 Programming Flyer-08-18
Prioritizing Social/Emotional Health During Virtual Learning
Tips and tools on how to address the social/emotional needs of teachers, students, and families during virtual learning. This session will focus primarily on helping educators learn how to prioritize their own mental health needs, but will also cover ways to support students and families in a virtual world.
Saturdays, October 10th and 17th, 9:00-11:00: Seminar; 1pm-3pm: Collaboration + Coaching*
(*Optional Collaboration time with Jessica for additional questions and support. Please RSVP via registration or email.)
Offered via Zoom. CEU Credits Available. Limited time registration rate $60, all inclusive.
Seminar Sessions presented by: Jessica Rodgers, Assistant Principal, River City High School and Assistant Principal, River City High School and AP over MTSS at River City
- Assistant Principal, River City High, Sacramento
- Admin over MTSS at River City High
- M.Ed. in Cross Cultural Education
- Piloted the first Wellness Center and the first comprehensive Alternatives to Suspension program led by a Social Workers in Monterey County
- 9 years in Title 1 Schools
- PBIS Administrator of the Year 2018
- Foster/Adoptive parent and mom of 5
The MBWLP Teacher-Leader Team
Soquel High School, Spanish teacher leading in Global Competence in the World Language Classroom
Harbor High School, Spanish, Nominated for California League of High Schools Educator of the Year for Region 5 in 2014; CLTA Outstanding Teacher in 2015; Recipient of the The Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation’s LIGHT Award grant (Leveraging Innovation by Growing and Honoring Teachers) in 2015-2017 to work with 5 other teachers in California to support the teaching of heritage language learners.
North Salinas High School, Japanese
Kristal KW Gaskell
Everett Alvarez High School, Spanish
Everett Alvarez High School, French, 2018-2019 Everett Alvarez High School Teacher of the Year; February 2018 EAHS Teacher of the Month
Rancho San Juan High School, Japanese
Alisal High School, Japanese, CLTA Outstanding Teacher Award, Teacher of the Year at AHS, TCAL Coach of the Year
The MBWLP Project
For over 20 years the Monterey Bay World Language Project (MBWLP), one of the sites of the California World Language Project affiliated with the California Subject Matter Project, has been offering seminars to promote best language teaching practices in Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz counties. The MBWLP Team is composed of experienced language teachers because we believe that “Teachers Teaching Teachers” is the most effective way to encourage the use of proficiency-oriented, standards-based strategies to improve student performance. Please join us, fees negotiable!
Keep in touch
MBWLP Contact Information
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Seaside, CA 93955
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