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Interested in ordering or attending any of Avant’s Professional Learning sessions? We will be happy to work with you to understand your needs and assure you get the most out of your professional development!

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We can customize professional learning to your needs, or you can opt for one of the following packages. Pricing may be discounted depending on the number of products and services you are currently using with AVANT!

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TABLE OF CONTENTS


VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Avant ADVANCE Online Proficiency Training (Click link to watch a brief clip)

The ADVANCE training is an asynchronous online training program that can be done anytime, anywhere a teacher has high speed internet access. ADVANCE takes the guesswork out of accurately evaluating student responses in the language they are learning…it creates a clear vision of what to look for and how to score more accurately using the national standards and proficiency descriptors – and in less time. A teacher said in a training that his “world had changed because he could spend less time evaluating and spend more time directing the students on how THEY could improve their language skills.”

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SUCCESSFUL PROFICIENCY TEST IMPLEMENTATION (Customized)

Provide training on successful ways to implement Avant’s assessments including best practices and next steps.

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DATA ANALYTICS (Customized)

Highlight ways to use Avant test data to inform instruction, measure growth, ensure accurate placement, and build excellent programs.

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AVANT TESTING ORIENTATION

In this 1- hour webinar, participants are prepared for success with Avant proficiency testing. They receive training prior to test administration, which includes a setup of testing groups, and a tutorial on reporting.

  • Introduction to the assessment

  • Test set up and best practices

  • Introduction to reporting

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REVIEWING AVANT PROFICIENCY DATA

In this 1-hour webinar, an Avant Representative will personally guide you on a visual tour of your data results. The focus of this session is to help participants understand how they can use the assessment report data generated by our system in order to answer questions related to:

  • Program evaluation

  • Teacher efficacy

  • Student achievement (including a focus on under- and over-performers within a cohort)

  • Student proficiency growth over time (longitudinal analysis)

  • Areas or weakness and strengths

During the live sessions, members of the Avant team are able to manipulate your data live in order to answer questions you may have. The types of questions that can be answered will depend on the nature of your testing data. At the end, you will receive copies of the analysis as well as a recorded version of your personalized webinar, if you would like.

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ASSESSMENT LITERACY IN THE WORLD LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

In this 3-hour interactive webinar, participants evaluate the quality of assessments they have developed for students and see how content they are currently using in the classroom can be used in an outcomes-based teaching approach.

  • History of proficiency and why assessment is difficult

  • Components of good assessment

  • Applying evaluation criteria to assessments

  • Outcomes-based versus content coverage

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READING IN THE WORLD LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

In this 6-hour interactive workshop, participants explore reading strategies and discuss how to implement them in the classroom.

  • Reading versus translating

  • Appropriate texts and leveling

  • Question development

  • Reading strategies, including skimming, scanning, and use of contextual cues

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PROFICIENCY IN ACTION

In this workshop, participants explore the foundations of both state and national standards surrounding proficiency and discuss the meaning of these standards in the context of our classrooms and curriculum.

  • Foundations of proficiency

  • State/National standards

  • Avant STAMP test item types

  • Processes and reports

  • Impact on instructional goals

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RATING STUDENT LANGUAGE PRODUCTION

In this 6-hour workshop, participants score students’ writing samples using criteria and plan how to use this same approach in the classroom.

  • Standards, rubrics, and scoring criteria

  • Inter-rater reliability

  • Standardized scoring in the classroom, department, and district

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RATING STUDENT LANGUAGE PRODUCTION - WRITING

In this 6-hour onsite workshop, participants score students’ speaking samples using criteria and plan how to use this same approach in the classroom.

  • Standards, rubrics, and scoring criteria

  • Inter-rater reliability

  • Standardized scoring in the classroom, department, and district

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RATING STUDENT LANGUAGE PRODUCTION - SPEAKING

In this 6-hour onsite workshop, participants score students’ speaking samples using criteria and plan how to use this same approach in the classroom.

  • Standards, rubrics, and scoring criteria

  • Inter-rater reliability

  • Standardized scoring in the classroom, department, and district

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MORE LEARNING CUSTOMIZED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

AVANT's MORE Learning professionals can customize professional learning to suit your needs in World Language classrooms and Dual Language Immersion!

If you are in need of professional learning we can customize professional learning to meet your needs! If you have areas of need not listed, please reach out to us, we can work with you to support your needs!

Teacher Training

    • Methods, strategies, engagement, supporting ALL learners ALL the time

    • Curriculum and unit development, setting proficiency targets

    • Assessment development (Integrated Performance Assessments) that support increasing proficiency

    • Practices that increase proficiency and biliteracy

    • Literacy strategies in the world language or immersion classroom

    • Practices that support language and content learning, assessment and outcomes in DLI programs

    • Rater reliability training using the ACTFL Descriptors

    • Data analysis and implications for instruction

    • Acclimation to American schools for international teachers

    • Pre-service teacher training (Alternative pathways to certification support, high school teacher cadets, college graduates)

    • Teaching in performance-based and proficiency-based environments

    • Instructional coaching (for teachers and teacher leaders)

Administrative Training

    • Administrative support and coaching

    • Program development and advisement

    • Program evaluation

    • Supporting new teachers to the profession or to American schools

    • Ongoing professional learning support options (including year-long packages, face-to-face and virtual, course development)

    • Leadership development supporting language learning initiatives (for department chairs, team leaders, area supervisors, coaches and/or administration)