The ACTFL-STARTALK Program Design Institute addresses the need to provide sustained language learning for a wide variety of students currently receiving only limited instruction (such as through summer-only instruction or cultural events from local community organizations). In 2016, the Program Design Institute brought together 46 participants in 19 teams (7 returning teams and 12 new teams) to develop and implement action plans to expand or add critical language learning to provide instruction year-round. The new teams participated in the Institute August 5-7; returning teams participated in the Institute August 6-8.
The Program Design Institute focused on four key decisions:
- Program Model, Content Focus & Connection, Implementation of Guiding Principles of Effective Instruction
- Assessment – Measuring Progress of Learning
- Professional Learning
- Planning for Program Growth/Capacity Building
Four webinars were recorded for the participants of the 2016 Program Design Institute. Click the link below to access the webinars.