The title says it all. From Rocky 1 where Rocky is talking with Adrian he says that he doesn’t care if he loses or gets his head smashed in, “cause all I wanna do is go the distance”. And he goes on to say that no one has EVER gone the distance with Apollo Creed. […]
Well, this is the 3rd of our episodes on the 4 different modalities. On this episode we explore the writing modality and give some insight into how we work with our students to push them to write more than just what the task asks of them. Also we ask for help, what do you do […]
On this episode we jump in to the Reading modality and discuss how we assess, teach, and what we do to understand where students should be based on their level. Some of our favorites sources can also be found linked below: French 1jour1actu it has videos and great articles…that are also relatively short All Languages […]
Our first episode about advanced world language classes focused entirely on the IB programme. This time around we discuss Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment courses. For our German teachers out there, since resources are so hard to come by, below are some links to help you: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-german-language-and-culture/exam?course=ap-german-language-and-culture As we find more German resources […]
In this episode we continue on with Episode 10 in discussing the merits and reasoning behind moving to a competency based advancement system. We were lucky to be joined by the Davis School District Superintendent Reid Newey on this episode. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please comment below or send us a […]
Join us in a discussion about the IB programme in general and here at Clearfield High School. This is our first dive into the many ways students are able to obtain college credit for work done in high school.
The first of a 4 part series getting into the different modalities, finding resources, and more! Remember that when it comes to authentic audio, something is always better than nothing. Check out some of these resources below to help you find audio texts to continue to build your students skills at decoding and comprehending […]
Wow! Welcome to episode 11 where we had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with David Bong, CEO and co-founder of Avant Assessment. We use the STAMP test within Davis School District for many of our students. Join us for some great insight into how the STAMP test is created, scored, and used.
This episode dives in to a state pilot that Davis School District will begin implementing this next school year where World Language students will not advance in to the next level of class based on seat time, but their advancement up through the levels will depend entirely on their proficiency and ability with the language. […]
Join us as we talk about what an Integrated Performance Assessment, or IPA, is and how we have started using them as our district mid and year end assessments. We’re still figuring things out but what benefits our students is beneficial for us to implement. It’s all about them, right?
For more information on PBLL, please check out the following links: bie.org nflrc.hawaii.edu Also if you have questions speficially for our guests today, Fermin Soriano-Bautista and Ingrid Campos Montero, please email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Please enjoy this look into the PBLL format which we feel is an amazing way to set up your class […]
For episode 6 we will be talking about how we work with classes full of different levels, for example, I teach a class composed of level 3, level 4, year 2 IB ab initio, and AP French speakers. What do I do, what can we do, to maintain our sanity while still reaching the students […]
Join us as we hear from other departments in Davis School District, a different department here at Clearfield High School, as well as our own. We try to answer the question of what makes a great department and we’ll hear from a former administrator of Clearfield High about how they go about hiring not just […]
Delving into the Speaking and Writing sections of the 2012 ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Please leave any comments or questions you may have. We’re here not only for ourselves but for you, so if you have anything you wish for us to discuss or questions that we can try to answer, please let us know.
We start to dive into the shallow end of the pool (meaning we don’t get TOO deep) with our look at the 2012 ACTFL Proficiency guidelines for Listening and Reading. Please leave any comments or questions you may have. We’re here not only for ourselves but for you, so if you have anything you wish […]
Join us as we introduce ourselves, our goals, and our plans for the podcast. Please leave any comments or questions you may have. We’re here not only for ourselves but for you, so if you have anything you wish for us to discuss or questions that we can try to answer, please let us know.