College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

School of World Languages and Cultures

MBWLP: Monterey Bay World Language Project

For over 25 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 practices for teaching language and cultures in Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz counties. MBWLP is housed in the School of World Languages and Cultures at CSU Monterey Bay and sponsors research-based professional learning opportunities for World Langauge educators, advocates for the retention, expansion, and articulation of World Language programs across language levels, and supports California schools with the creation of World Language programs in order to prepare California’s students to successfully interact in our global society. As members of the California Subject Matter Project network, program activities are supported with federal and state grants and are guided by an Advisory Board and Concurrence Committee composed of representatives from diverse state educational institutions and the private sector.

Contact mbwlp@csumb.edu with any questions.

2022-23 Programs

Coming in Late Summer 2022

2021-22 Programs

The Monterey Bay World Language Project at California State University, Monterey Bay invites you to participate in the 2021-2022 Seminars for World Language Teachers

  • Presenter: Briana Ghan Ed.D, Salinas Union High School District, Educational Technology Specialist

    Dates: September 4 & September 11, 2021

    Time: 9:00a.m.- 12:00.p.m Synchronous (Zoom)

    Registration Fee: Full Rate: $100, Early Bird $80 (Early Bird Due date: 8/27) **Note Special Scholarship is available 

    CEU is available

    Please register with this google form 

    Program summary:

    In our first session, we will focus on how Eduprotcols can help Set The Tone for SEL and UDL in your classroom community. Universal Design for Learning (UDL), especially the Engagement Principle, has a strong connection to Social Emotional Learning (SEL). During this session, we will learn about the connection between SEL and UDL as we engage in Eduprotocols. 

    During our second session, we will look at how Eduprotocols can Ramp Up Rigor with the 4Cs in your classroom. One call to action in many of our standards is to prepare students for the“21st century” by ensuring students are college and career-ready. This preparation includes the use of the 4C’s (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking). Evidence of the need for these 4 C’s is embedded in Universal Design for Learning (UDL). To create truly student-centered, personalized learning opportunities, teachers must design lessons with intention. By adding a “C” to a lesson, we ramp up rigor and engagement.

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    For more information See attachmen

     

    Please contact us for any questions: mbwlp@csumb.edu 

     

    Send POs to: namadrigal@csumb.edu

     

  • Presenters: Hayley Newman, Salinas Union High School District, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Coordinator & Mio Nishimura, CLTA Outstanding Teacher Award in 2018, Alisal High School

    Dates: October 2, October 16, & October 23, 2021

    Time: 9:00a.m.- 12:00.p.m Synchronous (Zoom)

    Registration Fee: Full rate: $200; Early Bird $150; Student Teacher or 3 or more teachers from the same school: $100 (Early Bird Due date: 9/24)

    CEU is available

    Target Audience: World Language Teachers, Coaches, Administrators, Other

    Description:

    We know our students need support with their social and emotional learning- but what is it and what can I do as an educator? Join us as we learn to build a positive world language learning environment using SEL and prepare students for the future Global World. Participants will also explore ways to elevate their teaching practice to the next level with SEL integration into their lesson design to support the whole student.

    Intentions: Participants will…

    • Gain an overview of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the World Language Classroom to build classroom community
    • Explore the relationship between academics, behavior, and social-emotional skills
    • Discuss how SEL can support students become socially aware Global citizens
    • Brainstorm practical ways to integrate SEL strategies into World Language lesson-design and classroom practices

    Day 1: Building Positive World Language Learning Environment with SEL
    Day 2: SEL in World Language Learning
    Day 3: Prepare Students for the Future Global World with SEL

    View the event flyer | PDF | Register

    Register with this google form here

    For more information go to: See attachment or go to MBWLP Website

    Please contact us for any questions: MBWLP@CSUMB.edu 

    Send POs to: namadrigal@csumb.edu

  • Presenters: Anne Cappiello, CLTA Outstanding Teacher in 2015, Harbor High School, Spanish teacher; Christine Fernandez, Ph.D., CSU Monterey Bay (Latin American Literature and Culture); & Carolyn González, Ph.D., CSU Monterey Bay (Spanish and Chicanx Literatures)

    Dates: October 9, November 13, and December 4, 2021

    Time: 9:00a.m.- 12:00.p.mSynchronous (Zoom)

    Registration Fee: Full rate: $200; Early Bird $150; Student Teacher or 3 or more teachers from the same school: $100 (Early Bird Due date: 10/4)

    CEU is available

    Register here

    In this three-day workshop, participants will understand the importance of personal narrative writing to amplify student voices and leverage their assets as diverse learners. Teachers will be encouraged to explore recent issues of social justice through authentic texts by U.S. Latinx and Latin American writers. By engaging in strategies to promote literacy and reigniting a passion for reading and writing, participants will assist students in crafting their voice as a bridge to engage with more complex texts. Participants will receive resources, including student samples, teaching strategies, and authentic texts, and be encouraged to exchange additional resources as a community of teachers and learners.

    View the program flyer

    For more information See attachment 

    Please contact us for any questions: MBWLP@CSUMB.edu 

    Send POs to: namadrigal@csumb.edu

  • Presenter: Nicole Naditz M.Ed, 2015 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year, Program Specialist for Instructional Technology and World Languages for San Juan Unified School District.

    Dates: January 22 and January 29, 2022

    Time: 9:00a.m.- 12:00.p.m Synchronous (Zoom)

    Registration Fee: Full Rate: $100, Early Bird $80 (Early Bird Due date: 1/18/2022)

    Register via GoogleForm

    CEU is available

    What is the connection between feedback and assessment? What makes “good” feedback or a “good” assessment in world languages? In this two-part workshop, we will explore the role of feedback during the learning cycle, methods for providing frequent and timely feedback that helps learners make progress, and the design of powerful, performance-based assessments.

    Nicole Naditz, 2015 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
    Nicole Naditz, 2015 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year

    About Nicole Naditz: Nicole Naditz, M.Ed is the Program Specialist for Instructional Technology and World Languages for San Juan Unified School District. Prior to her current role, she taught French to grades 3 through 12 for almost 25 years. Nicole is a National Board Certified Teacher and has won numerous honors including 2012 Sacramento County Teacher of the Year and finalist for California State Teacher of the Year. Most recently, she was named the 2015 National Language Teacher of the Year by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and served on California's Instructional Quality Commission, an advisory body to the State Board of Education. Nicole is also a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and Apple Learning Academy Specialist.

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Resources

The state-wide subject matter projects suggest http://www.ocwlp.org/basics as a resource for preparation if you're teaching virtually.

MBWLP Leadership Team

MBWLP Site Director

Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott

Professor of Japanese, CSUMB School of World Languages and Cultures; MBWLP Founder/Director, and PI. Ph.D in Education (Foreign and Second Language Acquisition). Selected awards: 2014 CLTA Hall Wingard Lifetime Achievement Award; 2007 Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching; President of The Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) 2016-2018; Professional Development Director of AATJ 2020-Present. She also received 2022 Marian Penn Partnership Award at CSUMB for her recognition of her contribution to communities through service-learning. Campus Directory Information

Headshot of Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott

MBWLP Teacher-Leader Team

Yo Azama

Lead Instructional Coach/ World Language Curriculum Specialist in Salinas Union High School District. Selected awards: 2012 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year (TOY); Elgin Heinz Teacher Award in  2015; Outstanding Teacher of America Award by Carlston Family Foundation in 2013.

Yo Azama headshot

Anne Cappiello

Harbor High School, Spanish for Heritage Learners. Nominated for California League of High Schools Educator of the Year for Region 5 in 2014; 2015 CLTA Outstanding Teacher; Recipient of The Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation’s LIGHT Award grant in 2015-2017 to build a curriculum for heritage language learners.

 

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Cameron Chien

North Salinas High School, Japanese. Instructional Coach at North Salinas High School, CAJLT Website/Media Coordinator, AP Japanese Content Development Team member.

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Kristal KW Gaskell

Everett Alvarez High School, Spanish. MA TESOL '98 (MIIS); BA Linguistics '94 (UCSC); Mulitple Subject BCLAD Teaching Credential with Reading Authorization; Single Subject Spanish Teaching Credential.

 

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Erica Hashiba

Everett Alvarez High School, Japanese. Department Chair for Global Languages (2015 - Present), 2017 Everett Alvarez Award, 2018 Japanese American Citizens League IMPACT Award, Salinas Union High School 2018 District Teacher of the Year.  

MBWLP leader Erica Hashiba flashing a peace sign

 

Julie Hoefling

Everett Alvarez High School, French, 2018-2019 Everett Alvarez High School Teacher of the Year; February 2018 EAHS Teacher of the Month

 

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Minako Kamimura

Rancho San Juan High School, Japanese

 

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Michelle Leversee

Del Mar High School, Spanish. Coordinator of the Emergent Multilingual Students Program. National Board Certification for Professional Teaching Standards, 2009-2019. 2014 WV World Language Teacher of the Year, 2020 and 2022 Del Mar High School Teacher of the Year. Taught all levels of Spanish Language Acquisition, AP and IB Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers.

Spanish teacher Michelle Leversee in front of White Board

 

Mio Nishimura

Alisal High School, Japanese. 2018 CLTA Outstanding Teacher Award, 2018 Alisal High School Teacher of the Year, TCAL 2004 and 2008 Coach of the Year.

 

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MBWLP Staff

Yoshi Alonzo

Program Coordinator Campus Directory

Email: mbwlp@csumb.edu

Call: (831)582-4256

 

MBWLP Staff member 'Yoshi' Alonzo

 

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The MBWLP Project 

For over 25 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!

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MBWLP Contact Information

Email: mbwlp@csumb.edu

Phone: (831)582-4256

Mailing Address: MBWLP, 100 Campus Center, Building 504, Room 2411, Seaside, CA 93955

Street Address (for GPS navigation only!): 3050 Divarty Street, Seaside, CA 93955 See on Google Maps

Note: MBWLP moved to a new location in August 2019. The office is now Room 2411 in the East Wing of Building 504, the main building for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.