It Takes a Village – ACTFL Communities Standard (Fri/Sat Sessions)
Authentic audiences can be quite motivating for students and take the pressure off of you. Let’s break down the elusive Communities standard. We will explore a variety of project and unit ideas to engage students and make the world their community. Resources will be provided electronically for you to reference and integrate into your lessons yet this year, so please bring your device!
Jill Woerner, former World Language and Global Learning Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education
Jill Woerner, graduate of both Purdue University (B.S.) and Anderson University (M.Ed.), has served Indiana students as a Spanish teacher and administrator for more than 18 years. Jill is the former World Language and Global Learning Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education where she implemented Indiana’s Seal of Biliteracy, created the Global Learning Advisory Council (GLAC), helped to solidify the Indiana Language Roadmap grant, facilitated the Dual Language Immersion grants and programs and led numerous workshops helping Indiana World Language teachers work with ACTFL’s Can-Do Statements. Jill was named the CSCTFL Teacher of the Year, Indianapolis Latino Institute Teacher of the Year and became an ACTFL Teacher of the Year finalist all in 2012. Recently, Jill was named Indiana AATSP’s Key Leader and Indiana NNELL’s Leader of Leaders. After serving in multiple roles for Indiana NNELL, Indiana AATSP and CSCTFL, Jill was appointed as the CSCTFL delegate to the ACTFL Board of Directors where she leads the Professional Learning Committee. In 2017, Jill returned to the classroom to lead stronger and more relevant professional development for Indiana teachers and beyond. She also volunteers with Partners of the Americas and Global Indiana, Inc. to establish teacher-to-teacher exchange programs in Brazil and other countries so teachers of any content can learn and grow from one another both at home and abroad and their students can benefit from new and unique perspectives. Jill is passionate about ensuring teachers understand proficiency-based instruction and have opportunities to safely stretch beyond their comfort zone and be better classroom educators through intercultural learning opportunities and professional development.