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Curriculum Picnic 1: Daily Lesson Plans Overview

Walk through a daily instructional framework with videos and written information on selected instructional strategies for each lesson component

Feed My Brain!

Get some nutritious food for thought in this Curriculum Picnic! You will receive:

1. A link to a recording of a two-hour online workshop with Tina and Kaitlin

2. A link to a 45-minute video of Tina teaching a model lesson using the framework, with annotations and a walkthrough of the lesson plan

3. A link to Tina's Google Slides presentation from the online workshop, with links and information to accompany the overview of this lesson framework

4. A link to a Google Slides presentation by Kaitlin on using the textbook to provide comprehensible input

5. A downloadable PDF excerpt from the draft of Tina's book, Stepping Stones Beyond Year One, with explanations of the components of the daily framework and a lesson planning template.

Learn about this daily framework for instruction now, so you can spend the summer planning how to get your lesson planning on auto-pilot and bring peace and joy into your classroom...cause positive vibes in the classroom start with confident, well-rested, calm teachers! And having a reliable daily structure is just the best way we have found to get your communication-focused World Language classroom under control so you can focus on what's important in teaching for language acquisition -- REAL, AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATION WITH REAL PEOPLE FOR REAL PURPOSES.


We are SO ready to picnic with you!


Learn selected strategies for each component of the daily instructional framework:

1. Guided Oral Input
2. Scaffolded Oral Review
3. Shared Writing
4. Shared Reading
5. Student Application and Formative Assessment

Learn how to use this daily instructional framework that allows you to create student-centered curriculum almost with the touch of a button!

No joke, this framework practically puts your lesson planning on auto-pilot, for ALL levels.

Give your mind something super-interesting to chew on this summer...a new way of conceptualizing what happens day by day in your World Language classroom, aligned with ACTFL's guidelines, with how the brain acquires language, and with what school systems, students, and families tend to want to see so that they know they are learning and making progress.

To pay by purchase order, please email Kim at kim@westsidesec.com

The live video will be recorded and you will get a link to watch it, in case you cannot make it to the live event for whatever reason, and so you can review it later if you want.

Don't be looking at your curriculum like THIS...let's tackle your daily plans now so you can send next school year's lesson plans a little love letter from your summer self.




Your Instructor


Kaitlin and Tina
Kaitlin and Tina

Kaitlin Leppert began a successful transition to teaching with comprehensible input three years ago, and went from wanting to quit teaching to not being able to imagine doing anything else! Kaitlin's students have a passion for communicating in Spanish that shows the joy and happiness that this way of teaching has brought to her classroom. Her passion is supporting other World Language teachers to take it one step at the time, build from success to success, and avoid the overwhelm and lost feeling that can overtake us as we make big changes in our professional life. She enjoys sharing practical, kid- and teacher-friendly strategies for instruction and assessment that allow the brain to exercise its natural ability to build language proficiency.

Tina Hargaden has been a K-12 educator for 14 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 founder of the World Language Proficiency Project and CI Liftoff. Tina is the co-author of the book, Year-One:A Natural Approach to the 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.

Tina and Kaitlin love working together to support other language educators in transforming student outcomes and bringing more joy, connection, and fun into the language classroom!


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