Charting the Course for Language Learning in a Blended-Learning Environment

Imagine a school district where personalized language-learning enables elementary students to learn Spanish and Mandarin. Envision school buildings where anyone, including teachers, paraprofessionals and cafeteria staff, can experience learning a new language; and students benefit by engaging in conversations with native adult speakers in a variety of school settings. This is the environment West Linn-Wilsonville School District administrators created to develop 21st century skills that embrace understanding languages and world cultures.

In this month’s Using Technology for Language Instruction webinar, Kathy Ludwig, Assistant Superintendent for this Oregon district, discussed best practices for charting a course to blended world language learning adoption.  She shared perspectives and insights based on her own successful implementation experience so far.  Kathy also suggested support and resource ideas for the unique challenges of implementing and adopting this kind of program.

Quotes from the session:

“Thank you, Kathy, for a fantastic presentation and sharing your story as well as best practices for implementation.”

“Both of you are ROCK STARS, thank you for all your work in making this a success”

“I was so very impressed and learned so much!!”

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Click to view the webinar “Charting the Course for Language Learning in a Blended-Learning Environment”

Sponsored by Rosetta Stone

Presented by Kathy Ludwig, Assistant Superintendent at West Linn – Wilsonville School District in Tualatin, OR.

Kathy Ludwig, D.Ed., has been a public school educator for 22 years, serving as a classroom teacher, curriculum and instruction coach, and principal.  She is the Assistant Superintendent for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District in Oregon. Among Kathy’s current responsibilities are the district’s English Language Learner programs and Dual Language and World Language programs.

To take the CE Quiz and access the resources for this session visit the professional learning community Using Technology for Language Instruction

Using Technology for Language Instruction is an online community where educators can collaborate on how to prepare students to succeed as global citizens and to expand their horizons. Our PLC provides a place to explore all aspects of using technology to improve both world language learning and English language learning of English Language Learners (ELLs). We’ll share insight, answers and encouragement to help you use today’s technology solutions to support the growing need for students to acquire language skills.

In our community’s series of free webinars, you’ll hear from leading experts—including peers—in language learning instruction, who will provide insights, instruction, and ideas on the most current ways to use technology to teach both world language learners as well as ELLs. You’ll be able to actively collaborate with other educators during these live sessions though an interactive online chat.

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