Attention Ohio teachers: The STARS registration portal for the upcoming ODE-led webinar titled “Unpacking Ohio’s New Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages” is open now through January 11th. Here is the formal announcement which will appear in upcoming ODE e-publications:
Webinar: Unpacking Ohio’s New Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages
This Webinar is designed to introduce Ohio's New Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages to interested stakeholders including world language teachers, curriculum directors, and other district decision-makers who are responsible for their full implementation by the 2014-2015 academic year.
DATE: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
TIME: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
ODE World Language Consultants Ryan Wertz and Paula Sondej will engage Webinar participants in focused learning around the new standards. Topics to be covered will include:
· an overview of the revisionary process;
· highlights of the new standards;
· a comparison of the old and new standards;
· a look at the new standards’ focus on communicative language proficiency and the heightened requirement for target language use in the world language classroom;
· the relationship of the new world language standards to the literacy standards in the Common Core ELA standards;
· the relationship between the learning standards and the new Ohio's Teacher Evaluation System (OTES); and
· recommendations for implementation.
Please note that the information in this Webinar was previously shared through a series of regional workshops throughout the state in Fall 2012. If you already participated in a regional workshop, there is no need to participate again.
REGISTRATION: Participants must register using the STARS system, which will require registrants to open a SAFE account if they do not already have one. Access additional information and register for this Webinar on STARS using the keyword “World Language.” Participants will be eligible to receive 2 professional development contact hours; an e-mail address must be provided on STARS for contact hours to be awarded. The STARS system can be accessed by going to the ODE homepage at http://www.education.ohio.gov and clicking on the “SAFE Sign In” link in the upper left-hand corner. If you have difficulty registering via STARS, please contact Lisa Simpson at Lisa.Simpson at education dot ohio dot gov or 614-752-8759.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 11, 2013 (11:59 p.m.)
LOGGING ON TO THE WEBINAR: Information about how to logon to the Webinar can be found on the event page in STARS. An additional reminder will be sent to registered participants a few days prior to the Webinar.
IMPORTANT: Please print and have available a copy of the K-12 version of the new learning standards for your reference during the Webinar. They can be accessed at http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=1701&ContentID=105009.
Wertz, R. [OFLA] Registration now open for ODE-led webinar titled "Unpacking Ohio's New Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages" on Jan. 16, 2013. OFLA listserv (OFLA@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU, 7 Dec 2012).