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37 minutes | May 12, 2020
Two Way Dual Language with Serena Keeney Horsch
Detailed show notes to follow at www.deskfree.wordpress.com Thank you to our guests and sponsors!
42 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
A Proficiency Journey with Ashley's former student Araceli
Ashley talks about her struggles with distance learning and interviews a former student, Araceli Schmalz, who shares her proficiency journey. Includes a new game from Sarah Breckley and a calm tip from Julie Speno! Detailed show notes to follow at www.deskfree.wordppress.com Season sponsorship brought to you by: Wayside Publishing #followtheowl Episode sponsors: World Language Classroom by Josh Cabral El Mundo de Pepita resources in Spanish, French, Russian, German and ESL A.C. Quintero and Jennifer Degenhardt and their classroom readers
73 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Big Experiences for our Learners with Glenda DeHoyos
Play Inspired Trivia with Wayside at https://waysidepublishing.com/inspired Detailed shownotes availble at https://deskfree.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/season-5-episode-5-big-experiences-for-our-learners-with-glenda-dehoyos/ Resources and links mentioned on the show: Ashley’s slideshows from Weeks 1 and 2 of Distance Learning. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Glenda’s slideshow from ACTFL 2019: Big Experiences for Little Learners book Let the Children Play Old episode about minimalism Greatest Hits Music in the Early Language Classroom Presentation Glenda’s Playlists to share from her Youtube channel Myfreebingocards.com bingobaker.com Julie’s mat’s from her TPT store Thank you to guests Glenda DeHoyos, Sarah Breckley & Julie Speno!
45 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Classroom Chronicles with Abelardo Almazán-Vázquez
Play Trivia with Wayside at https://waysidepublishing.com/inspired Detailed show notes will be made available soon at www.deskfree.wordpress.com
58 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Passion, Play & Proficiency with Gale Stafford
Play Inspired Trivia with Wayside here: https://waysidepublishing.com/inspired Gale Stafford and Ashley discuss their presentation from ACTFL about bringing play and student interests into our teaching.Also includes Sarah Breckley's game segment and Julie's calm tip. Detailed notes to be published soon at www.deskfree.wordpress.com Presentation slides are here: tinyurl.com/y4wwpou2
85 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Special Edition #Covid19WL Episode
Thank you to our guests! Detailed shownotes will be added within a week at www.deskfree.wordpress.com below are links to resources that have been shared by WL teaching community, compiled by Emily Loughlin. Thank you to presenting sponsor Wayside Publishing! https://waysidepublishing.com/inspired List of links for school closures: Request 2 free weeks of Senor Wooly.com The Comprehensible Classroom and Martina Bex 1o+ days of lessons for Spanish class (and other language activity ideas) Instructional video for how to use 9 activities for ANY text in ANY language Garbanzo app Fluency Matters courses free to closed schools Duolingo mobile app to practice languages Duolingo podcasts to listen to native speakers and stories in French and Spanish Practice the lyrics to your favorite songs with Lyrics Training National Spanish Exam Practice tests and exercises Games/ exercises Practice tests Edpuzzle, embed questions into videos or use some that someone else has already made Nearpod, interactive learning experiences for students Netflix/ Hulu/ Amazon/ Apple TV, suggest shows for students to watch (maybe even the whole family) or suggest shows that are in English with Target Language audio or subtitles Loteria Google Doodle Game for Spanish teachers Flipgrid ideas, video recording communication tool Newsela resources, news articles in English and Spanish at various reading levels Fluent Key resources, similar to lyricstraining or edpuzzle Sutori Customizable digital graphic organizers Smile and learn, younger learners wanting to practice Spanish and French Free Mundo en tus manos downloads Free access to Basho and friends Free resources from Marina Rose and her department 2 Free Spanish readers from Jennifer Degenhardt Thank you to Joshua Cabral or Wlclassroom, El mundo de Pepita, Jennifer Degenhardt and A.C. Quintero for being regular supporters of Inspired Proficiency.
45 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Corrective Oral Feedback with Joshua Cabral
A note from Ashley: This was recorded before all the schools began closing because of Covid-19. I hope you can still be inspired by what we share, an interview on feedback, a new game and new calm tip! But, I understand if this is something you prefer to listen to later on. I will share this episode again when things are settled down. I will release a special edition #Covid19wl episode by Friday of this week. Featuring Meredith White, Diego Ojeda, Samara Spielberg and Stephanie Carbaneau. Thank you to everyone who has been sharing in this difficult time. Please let me know if you have other requests for the next few weeks. Best, Ashley Shownotes: Play Inspired Trivia: Visit Wayside Publishing to answer the trivia questions and enter the prize drawing! Winners announced on Twitter. Welcome to Inspired Proficiency and thank you for joining us for episode 5 of season 2. As always, please tweet any takeaways and inspirations to #inspiredproficiency. Don’t forget that Ashley and her podcasts are also on Facebook in the group “Inspired Proficiency Teacher Collaboration” with lots of great ideas for the classroom. Ashley just returned from an amazing conference where Stephanie Carbonneau was named the Maine Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Stephanie! The Corona Virus is affecting us all. If you want to share out how it's affecting you, get on Twitter or Facebook and share your story! Stay healthy and try to be positive! Next week Ashley will put out a special Corona Virus Resources episode so stay tuned! Today’s Interview: Today Ashley talks with Joshua Cabral of World Language Classroom about Corrective Oral Feedback. Joshua presents at conferences and trains teachers in workshops as well as teaching French and Spanish to grades 1-8 in MA. Joshua is also a huge supporter of the podcast and Ashley is always excited to talk to him. He is doing a lot of traveling and presenting this year. He loves working with teachers and helping them learn and grow! Josh is a big fan of Starbucks, in case you hadn’t heard! Feedback Any information you provide to students to show them where they are on their language learning journey Feedback is supposed to help students move faster along the journey towards proficiency Grades and correcting are what we think of a lot as feedback but it doesn’t have to be JUST that THREE TYPES Appreciation Coaching Evaluation Indication of where they are right now Summative assessments (sometimes) Proficiency mindset means it's more about where they started and where they want to go and where they are currently and the student is participating in setting these goals There’s always room for more goals How do we choose what to give feedback on? Errors are when a student has not acquired this skill yet, they’re guessing Mistakes are when they HAVE acquired it, but they have an inaccuracy in the moment Mistakes are more likely to happen in the moment (speaking) but less likely if students have time to think it through properly (writing) FOCUS ON FIXING MISTAKES, not errors Clarification requests Avoid the native language as much as possible, keep it communicative in the target language Take a part of the incorrect sentence and focus on it with a pause or a rephrase to see if they really have acquired it or not to see if they can correct their mistake or if you need to provide more input for their error Similar to clarifying with a question Starting the sentence again for the student to repeat with a new order or new mindset, they might be able to fix their mistake again Changing SOMETHING about it might help them realize they made a mistake and they can have another opportunity Might be as simple as adding a pronoun they weren’t using, or it could be more complex related to tense Keep the communication going, avoid the native language Elicitation Repeat the sentence back, stress the inaccuracy It's very likely that a student will be higher at reading and listening than they are at speaking and writing so they will hear the mistake themselves and THEN be able to fix their error after hearing it repeated and stressed Repetition It all goes back to the modes where interpersonally they might be lower in their proficiency level, but interpretively they are higher and can now notice the mistake Recast is saying the correct form for the student Embedded means recasting the correct way but stretching it to add more information to keep the conversation going Very personalized feedback Can be challenging for the ENTIRE class Embedded recast Maybe do it in stations so you can work with small groups Tips for teachers Take a couple days and listen to EVERYTHING students say and practice in your head to see if you can tell the difference between a mistake and an error. THEN stop correcting the errors and focus on the mistakes. Once you’ve had your practice, pick ONE type of feedback to try first. Start small so you’re not overwhelmed and then work your way through all four! Game Segment with Sarah Breckley: Musical Story Chairs Calm Segment with Julie Speno: Yoga/ Tai Chi Resources and links mentioned on the show: Stephanie Carbonneau On Twitter @MmeCarbonneau, Maine Teacher of the Year Larsen, Freeman, and Long researchers Jennifer Gonzalez article “Your Rubric is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix it” Cult of Pedagogy podcast and blog by Jennifer Gonzalez, Single Point Rubrics Detailed notes at www.deskfree.wordpress.com Yoga with Elmo in Spanish Smile and Learn in Spanish and French Guests: Joshua Cabral on Twitter @wlclassroom, on Instagram @wlclassroom, and his website and TPT store Sarah Breckley on Twitter @SarahBreckley and her blog Julie Speno on Twitter @MundoDePepita and her blog
32 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Be the Calm Classroom with Julie Speno
Play Inspired Trivia with Wayside at https://waysidepublishing.com/inspired and be entered to win a prize! Thanks to our presenting sponsor Wayside Publishing! Updates for season 5! Sarah is back with 10 more games! YAY! Julie Speno from Mundo de Pepita will talk to us every episode about being calm in the classroom. Thank you to Joshua Cabral and World Language Classroom for your continued support of the podcast. He’ll be the guest on episode 2 of season 5! Today’s Interview: Julie Speno talks to us today about her why and and other information for a calm classroom. You might know Julie from the first EVER episode of Inspired Proficiency where she spoke about target language use in the classroom. Visit www.deskfree.org for detailed show notes on Julie’s interview Game Segment with Sarah Breckley: Twisted Symbols Inspired Trivia: Visit Wayside Publishing to answer the trivia questions and enter the prize drawing! Winners announced on Twitter. Resources and links mentioned on the show: MAFLA Massachusetts Foreign Language Association ACTFL American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages FLAME Foreign Language Association of Maine NECTFL Northeast Conference on the Teacher of Foreign Languages World Language Classroom by Josh Cabral Julie’s first interview on the first episode Julie’s Teachers Pay Teachers shop NNELL National Network for Early Language Learning Wayside Publishing Trivia Guests: Sarah Breckley on Twitter @SarahBreckley and her blog Julie Speno on Twitter @MundoDePepita and her blog Season sponsorship brought to you by: Wayside Publishing #followtheowl Episode sponsors: World Language Classroom by Josh Cabral El Mundo de Pepita resources in Spanish, French, Russian, German and ESL A.C. Quintero and Jennifer Degenhardt and their classroom readers
3 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Season 5 Coming March 10th!
Ashley Uyaguari gives you some info about what to expect during the upcoming season of Inspired Proficiency!
63 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Real Talk: #Metoo, Equity and Diversity with Jade Cintron
Featuring an interview with Jade Cintron @erijade, 10th game segment with Sarah Breckley @SarahBreckley. Ashley also shares her gratitude as she wraps up this 4th season. Inspired Proficiency will be back again in March 2020! Detailed show notes available within a week at www.deskfree.wordpress.com
41 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Reaching All Students with Jade Collins and Ebony Thornton
Interviews with Jade Collins @lasecundariajac and Ebony Thornton @EThorntonGHS. New game with Sarah Breckley @SarahBreckley Detailed shownotes will be on www.deskfree.wordpress.com within a week! Share takeaways using #inspiredproficiency email Ashley firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
75 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Cultural Content Panel
Welcome to Inspired Proficiency and thank you for joining us for season 4, episode 8. As always, please tweet any takeaways and inspirations to #inspiredproficiency. Detailed notes found at www.deskfree.wordpress.com Today’s Panel on Culture in the Classroom in the Communicative Classroom: Panelist #1: Kristen Keefe teaches Spanish in New Jersey and has been teaching many levels of high school Spanish for 19 years. Panelist # 2: Julia Koch has been teaching high school French for the last seven years in New Jersey. She has made many presentations on Intercultural Competence. Panelist #3: Stephanie Carbonneau has been on the podcast many times and is an avid fan! She teaches middle school French in Maine. Panelist #4: Melanie Reid Thomas has also been on the podcasts twice before. She currently teaches Spanish in New York and has experience in several levels including middle school and high school. Another Game Segment with Sarah Breckley: Bread and Butter Game! Resources and links mentioned on the show found at www.deskfree.wordpress.com Guests: Kristine Keefe on Twitter @kkeefe_hassan and her blog and she is also on the board of FLENJ and their 2019 Teacher of the Year! Congrats! Julia Koch on Twitter @jaybeekay518 and her blog Stephanie Carbonneau on Twitter @MmeCcarbonneau and her blog Melanie Reid Thomas on Twitter @senoraMThomas and her blog Sarah Breckley on Twitter @SarahBreckley Season sponsorship brought to you by: Wayside Publishing #followtheowl Check out their Proficiency Talks! Find detailed notes at www.deskfree.wordpress.com
58 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
Planning Hacks Panel
Welcome to Inspired Proficiency and thank you for joining us for season 4, episode 7. As always, please tweet any takeaways and inspirations to #inspiredproficiency. Detailed notes found at www.deskfree.wordpress.com Season sponsorship brought to you by Wayside Publishing #followtheowl Guests: Jessica Haxhi @jhaxhi Rachel Rodriguez @MaestraOTM Kia London @MaestraKLondon Natalia DeLaat @natadel76 Sarah Breckley @SarahBreckley Detailed notes at www.deskfree.wordpress.com
37 minutes | Oct 15, 2019
Formative Assessment with Dr. Mouna Mana
Welcome to Inspired Proficiency and thank you for joining us for the final episode of season 4, episode 6. As always, please tweet any takeaways and inspirations to #inspiredproficiency. Don’t forget that Ashley and her podcasts are also on Facebook in the group “Inspired Proficiency Teacher Collaboration” with lots of great ideas for the classroom. Our presenting sponsor Wayside Publishing invites you to nominate a world language teacher you know who is making a difference proficiency-driven practices! Nominate them on their website so they can be a featured educator on the blog. Interview: Dr. Mana is very excited to share information with us today on the show. She has her PHD in language and literacy with a strong focus on formative assessment and how it helps in the language classroom. She has taught Arabic at the university level and trained Arabic teachers. Detailed notes at www.deskfree.wordpress.com Game Segment with Sarah Breckley: Photo scavenger hunt with a tweak Resources and links mentioned on the show: Quizlet Susan Brookhart’s book Exploring Formative Assessments Book: Enacting the World of Language Instruction: High Leverage Teaching Practices by Eileen Glisan and Richard Donato Episode 2, Season 3 Podcast with Rebecca Blouwolff and her ideas for a Target Language Discourse Community with many ideas from the Glisan Donato book mentioned in today’s podcast Guests: Dr. Mouna Mana on Twitter @ms_mouna Sarah Breckley on Twitter @SarahBreckley Season sponsorship brought to you by: Wayside Publishing #followtheowl Episode sponsors: World Language Classroom by Josh Cabral Tina Hargaden and CI Liftoff and CI Liftoff Facebook page A.C. Quintero and Jennifer Degenhardt and their classroom readers: Secretos El Mundo de Pepita resources in Spanish, French, Russian, German and ESL
38 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
Authentic Resources for Interpretive Mode with Elena Spathis
Detailed shownotes will be available soon at www.deskfree.wordpress.com
52 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
This episode features Ellen Toubman, Beckie Bray Rankin, Ryan Casey, Sharon Stout, and Lisa Goodenough discussing assessment. As well as a new game from Sarah Breckley! Detailed notes will be available soon at www.deskfree.wordpress.com
62 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
Building a Strong Community with Claudia Elliott
Detailed notes will be available at www.deskfree.wordpress.com in a week. Thank you for your patience.
52 minutes | Sep 17, 2019
Assessment with Rhonda Higgins
Detailed shownotes will be available in one week at www.deskfree.wordpress.com
47 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
Music with Allison Wienhold
Detailed shownotes will be available in a week from www.deskfree.wordpress.com sorry for the delay!
49 minutes | May 28, 2019
Activities for Stories with Carrie Toth
Welcome to Inspired Proficiency and thank you for joining us for the final episode of season 3. As always, please tweet any takeaways and inspirations to #inspiredproficiency. Find detailed shownotes at www.deskfree.wordpress.com Ashley has TONS of awesome opportunities for PD this summer in MA if you’re interested register here! See Ashley at MAFLA and ACTFL this fall. Interview: Carrie was nominated by listeners as someone they want to hear from to learn HOW she juggles it all. Carrie teaches levels 2-4 full time in southern IL, authors books for Fluency Matters, and works for Señor Wooly. She is successful in juggling many tasks because she adds new things to do gradually and not all at once. She is working in her 25th year of teaching in the classroom and year 12 of not using a textbook. Carrie is a curriculum developer for Señorwooly.com and is also involved at her local and state level when it comes to foreign language advocacy and instruction. Activities to share Quiplash- listening/input based activity Circle the Wagons- speaking/output based Discussion Thursday- output based/ speaking activity Yellow Brick Road- output/speaking activity Carrie also gives tips for teachers who want to teach with more comprehensible input Resources and links mentioned on the show: Class Dojo Fluency Matters to buy Carrie’s books (and others) Detailed shownotes found at https://deskfree.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/season-3-episode-10-activities-for-stories-with-carrie-toth/ Guests: Carrie Toth on Twitter @senoraCMT and her website and Youtube account and on TPT: Somewhere to Share Episode sponsors: Wayside Publishing #followtheowl ACTFL Conference is this November in Washington, DC. Tina Hargaden and CI Liftoff El Mundo de Pepita Puentes books from A.C. Quintero & Jennifer Degenhardt
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