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"Assessing for proficiency During uncertain Times"

Aired: May 11, 2020

1:00 EDT/2:00 CDT/11:00 PDT

MORE Learning at Avant is pleased to partner with CSCTFL (Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language) to offer this FREE webinar for teachers of all languages and levels!

This webinar features guest speakers who discuss strategies that sustain engagement for students and teachers across non-traditional learning platforms.

Guest Speakers include

District Dept. Chair & Spanish Teacher Melissa Dalton

Instructor & Basic Spanish Program Coordinator, Melanie Kleeschulte

and World Languages Consultant for Ohio Dept of Education, Kathy Shelton

Visit the MORELearning website for up-to-date information on professional learning opportunities and watch past webinars with our partners.

Access the Slide Deck here!

NCLIVE Webinar 4/30/2020

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In today's world where exchanges of information with world partners (business, education, medicine etc...) are at the touch of our fingertips, clear communication and inter-cultural competencies are at a premium. As language learners across the country are striving to attain the Seal of Biliteracy in two or more languages, earn college credits, or increase job opportunities by demonstration of proficiency, how are language programs ensuring that students are inspired and prepared to continue their learning and growth in the language? In this webinar, participants will gain insight into best practices and national data from programs across the country, and learn how data and professional learning from Avant Assessment can assist them in preparing these learners for the future.

Remote Places, Engaged Spaces - 4/22/2020

This webinar was a collaborative presentation between MORE Learning at Avant Assessment and the Southern Conference on Language Teaching. The original LIVE air date was 4-22-2020. SCOLT President Dr. Bobby Hobgood, 2020 SCOLT TOY Elena Kamenetzky 2020 AWLA TOY Chrissy Roe explore the challenges and solutions for sustaining student and teacher engagement in a non-traditional learning environment during the COVID-19 crisis.

MORE Learning Director for Professional Learning at Avant Assessment, Dawn Samples, the SCOLT Exe. Director, Dr. Leslie Baldwin and the Past President of SCOLT, Carmen Scoggins, facilitate and moderate the discussions between the panelists and the audience via chat and Twitter (hashtag #engagedspaces). You may access the slide deck to the webinar here.

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Keeping the classroom Door Open when the school is closed - 3/31/20

With the onset of the COVID-19 virus, World Language classes have shifted swiftly to a "remote environment." Teachers across the country are facing enormous changes in how they connect with their students and carry on language learning practices that promote proficiency in the language. This webinar will feature guest speakers who will discuss strategies that work across age groups and levels and address how teachers are responding to the current situation and practicing self-care. Guest Presenters include: Rebecca Aubrey, T.J. Troche, Meredith White and Julie Speno. Host: Dawn Samples, Director for MORE Professional Learning at Avant.


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