Deepening Discourse Applicant Information

Admission

For the 2017-2018 school year, 40 applicants will be admitted to the full series, 30 general participants and 10 developing leaders. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Once accepted, there is a one-time registration fee of $500 for the entire year. A prorated fee of $400 will be offered to teachers accepted after the program has begun.

All teachers applying to the cohort will need a recommendation and permission from their supervisor.

Opportunity for Credit

Participants in the course earn CTLE professional development credits valid in New York State. GLP is an approved CTLE Sponsor by NYSED.

2017-2018 Workshop Dates & Topics

  • Tuesday, September 19Target Language Use to Build Proficiency
  • Tuesday, November 7: Building a Classroom Discourse Community to Build Proficiency
  • Monday, January 29: Authentic Products and Culture in the Target Language
  • Wednesday, April 25: Performance-Based Assessment
In addition to examining the General Group topics, the Leadership Group will explore:
  • Workshop 1: Proficiency Targets and Application
  • Workshop 2: Running Protocols with Colleagues: How, When and Why
  • Workshop 3: Cognitive Coaching for Peers
  • Workshop 4: Growing Your Presentation Skills

All workshops take place during the hours of a full school day.

2017-2018 Webinar Dates 

  • Wednesday, November 1: Top Tech Tools for World Language Teachers
  • Tuesday, December 5: Differentiation in the Language Classroom
  • Thursday, January 18: Four Ideas for Freshening Up Your World Language Classroom in 2018
  • Wednesday, March 21: Fresh from the Field: NYC Teachers Share Takeaways from Top Resources in the Field

All webinars take place between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm.

Other Dates to Note

General Participants

Participants in this track will work to design a thematic unit aligned to the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning. Teachers will focus on developing “Can-Do” statements and checks for understanding. The program gives teachers the opportunity to put theory learned into practice immediately with peers and in their own classrooms. Sessions will include opportunities for participants to receive feedback on their lessons. This focus on reflection and refinement will provide participants the opportunity to hone skills they can implement in their classrooms immediately.

All teachers applying to the cohort will need a recommendation and permission from their supervisor.

Recommended Lead Teachers

This track is for teachers who have a deep understanding of the TELL Framework and STARTALK Principles and want to take their teacher leadership skills to the next level. Teachers in this track will spend time working to gain the skills to be responsible for leading sessions, as well as providing feedback to teachers in the general teacher track. Participants in this track will leave the program with the confidence and skills to bring the ideas back to their own schools and districts and be a leader in their world language communities.