Engaging and Advancing Community-Centered Teacher Development

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Just released from OELA, three new fact sheets! English Learners and Instructional Programs, Dual Language Learning Programs and English Learners, and Technology Use with English Learners!

For these fact sheets and previous sheets, head over to: https://www.ncela.ed.gov/fact-sheets

If you haven’t read it before, Why Cultural Understanding is Essential is an interesting read on cultural competence!

Part 1: http://ow.ly/wnke50xSWkh

Part 2:  http://ow.ly/RPSl50xSWmP

From the Center for Applied Linguistics:

“CAL Special Event on March 12, 2020 – Virtual Access for Panel Discussion. Please join CAL for a virtual panel discussion on the Hegemony of Monoglossic Ideologies in U.S. Education on March 12, 2020, at 11 am – 12:15 pm EST. Interested participants can access the events virtually via the information listed below. On-site registration is full.”


Don’t miss this scaffolded lesson plan for your students!


For more professional development, see the K-20 PD List for World Language Educators page for additional PD opportunities. 


The third World Languages Quarterly Update Webinar for 2019 – 2020 is Wednesday, January 22, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm!

Click to register: http://ow.ly/ZIqk50xIF0w

If you missed any webinars from NCDPI, don’t worry! You can check the archives and keep updated on new webinars!


If you missed the fall conference, you have a second chance! Attend the Best of FLANC at UNC Charlotte!

Register now and get the early bird discount! http://www.flanc.org/spring-conference

Don’t miss this webinar!

“The Class of 2019 Global Languages Endorsement (GLE), NC’s Seal of Biliteracy, Data & Details Webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 14. Information about the GLE is posted online at http://bit.ly/NCsealGLE and every high school is encouraged to have at least one educator attend this webinar so that information can be shared locally. Please submit this form to register for the broadcast.”

Family engagement and outreach is important for our students!Learn more about our partner schools and outreach!


It can be a scary world, but positivity can go a long way for you and your ELLs! Check out this list of optimistic vocabulary!


If you’d like more information on the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad, click to learn more:


“A dialogue held during the 2019 TESOL Convention about these issues provided participants an opportunity to (1) share experiences and (2) begin to build a community resource on interpersonal communication strategies to aid language specialists in their work. ”


From Middle Web and Valentina Gonzalez, how to fairly and effectively assess your ELLs: