RSVP: Top 10 Teacher Behaviors that Improve Proficiency

A professional development workshop for Chinese language teachers
Instructor: Michael Bacon, Assistant Director of Dual Language, Portland Public Schools

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: University International Center, Room 101
Address: 331-17th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

    About the Workshop:

    Immersion educators have an ethical and moral obligation to raise students target language proficiency to a high level to ensure students' access to the necessary rigor of content instruction and curriculum. This workshop, appropriate for immersion and second language educators, will focus on three critical steps to building high level target language proficiency in the language classroom: 1) establishing high expectations, 2) setting clear targets, and 3) planning and implementing instructional strategies that improve proficiency. Participants will focus on top teacher behaviors that improve proficiency selecting and planning for specific ways to immediately improve proficiency in their classroom.

    About the Speaker:

    Michael Bacon works as the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Department of Dual Language Assistant Director overseeing program, professional and curriculum development for 15 immersion programs in Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Vietnamese. Over the past four years he collaborated closely with the Rand Corporation and American Councils to conduct a federally funded (IES) funded research project on the Effect of Dual Language Immersion on Student Achievement in PPS. He also directs the K-12 portion of the NSEP funded K-16 Oregon Chinese Flagship grant in collaboration with the University of Oregon and leads a district coordinated twenty-one PPS Confucius Classroom consortium. He taught Japanese, English and Social Studies for fourteen years at middle and high school.
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