Comprehensible Input for Language Proficiency
Self-Paced, Online Professional Development with Graduate Level Credits Available ($69 per credit paid to University of the Pacific)Pay $120 for the course materials (credits paid separately)
Deepen your understanding of SLA research and theories. Develop a repertoire of instructional strategies that align with SLA research. Develop a research question, implement a cycle of action research, and assess student performance. Gain confidence in sharing their learning with colleagues through implementing a Professional Development activity or sharing your findings in writing, such as a newsletter article or an email.
Tina Hargaden has been a language and literacy educator for 17 years, and has taught middle and high school English Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, French, Spanish and ESOL. Her passion is supporting teachers to strengthen their literacy instruction, design courses that foster efficient and lasting language acquisition, and implement authentic performance assessment, because it is her firm belief that when we shift our language instruction to a proficiency stance, we help ensure equitable access to academic success for more students. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is the founding director of the World Language Proficiency Project and CI Liftoff. Tina is the author of the book, Foundations: A Natural Approach to the Transition Year, which provides step-by-step guidance for a year of communicative, proficiency-oriented World Language instruction. She has presented and keynoted at numerous state, regional, and national conferences, worked with many school districts and departments, and given workshops and institutes to educators all over to support them in strengthening language outcomes for all students. To inquire about having Tina come to your town, please email [email protected]