“Illinois World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages Roll-Out” Todd Bowen & Leslie Rathunde
Explore the World-Readiness Standards to gain a better understanding of the document as guiding standards. Take a deeper dive below the surface of the 5 C's to prepare to develop curricular documents. Investigate supporting documents as well other state models. Review guiding principles for curriculum design for learning languages.
Following examples of model curricula, participants will have collaboration time to begin developing their own documents that are standards-based.
Todd Bowen, Director of World Languages, Niles Township HS
A thirty-four year veteran of the world language classroom, Todd works as the Director of World Languages for Niles Township High School District 219 in Skokie. Todd has taught all levels of French, was a National Board Certified Teacher, and a reader for AP French. He is a long-time member of AATF and served on the Northern Illinois Chapter’s Executive Council. He was honored as a chevalier in the Palmes Académiques.
Todd serves the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages as the 2020 Program Chair and selected “Room for All at the Table” as the theme for the conference in Minneapolis. He is also a member of the finance committee. While a member of the ACTFL Board of Directors, Todd was elected Treasurer twice. He is most proud of developing LILL (Leadership Initiative for Language Learning) as an ACTFL Director.
In his role as Professional Learning Chair for ICTFL Todd coordinates opportunities for Illinois teachers to improve their knowledge and skills. Those activities include OPI/MOPI training, Pathway to Proficiency, TALL-IL workshops, and World-Readiness Rollout workshops. Todd has served ICTFL in a variety of capacities over the years.
Administrators attending will have meeting time to discuss the impact of the standards on teaching and learning as well as the evaluation process. Please contact us about administrator registration.