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TALL 3.0 Pathways to Proficiency: Earning the Seal of Biliteracy

TALL 3.0  Pathways to Proficiency:  Earning the Seal of Biliteracy

July 11-13, 2018  --  Chiara Center, Springfield, IL


Illinois’ Seal of Biliteracy is rooted in a demonstration of a high level of proficiency in English and another language.  While heritage speakers and students in a long sequence of study of a language may achieve Intermediate High proficiency more easily, how can a district develop Pathways to Proficiency that lead to the Seal of Biliteracy for all (more) students? 

In addition to a thorough understanding of how teaching for proficiency differs from traditional foreign language instruction, language professionals will understand how to develop a progressive Pathway to Proficiency that leads to demonstrable student achievement.  Key understandings of teaching for proficiency, unit and lesson development, classroom practices, and vertical articulation compose the main themes of this seminar.

Presenters include 2014 ACTFL Teacher of the Year Linda Egnatz, ICTFL Professional Learning Chair Todd Bowen, and representatives from the Department of English Language Learners of the Illinois State Board of Education.

Districts are encouraged to send a small team to build a district-wide plan of implementation.  Attendees of previous TALL-IL events are encouraged to attend as this is a new initiative.

The seminar begins at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 and wraps up by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018.   Registration fees of $450 per person include all professional learning, double occupancy housing, and meals.  A non-housing option exists. 

Membership in ICTFL is required.   16 PD hours will be awarded.  ICTFL may limit the size of the workshop.  Registration can be completed with payment via credit card or check.   Registration is due by June 1, 2018.   Please DOWNLOAD, PRiNT and MAIL-IN the registration form below.

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