So WHY are you here?• Meetings with Jason Glass and Department of Ed, re. representation for WL• Desire for bottom up change• Needing our members to be informed of best practices in curriculum nationally and internationally• Wanting a variety of input, a variety of levels and areas of expertise• Wanting an IOWA WL curriculum that builds off work of others
OUR VISIONCreate and implement an IOWA WLCurriculum that focuses on:• Student learning outcomes,• Core standards (that pertain to what we do),• Intercultural skills and cultural analysis,• Applied language and performance based tasksThis culminates in a Language portfolio for K-16 with assessment build in and designed toimprove student learning.
• We know that these elements exist already in other states and parts of the world.• Elements already exist in our classrooms, so we are not starting over, only being more purposeful.
Two year processYEAR-ONE:• Discussions and work on: – Guide to goal setting – Student self-assessment – Helping students reflect and strategize – Authentic performance tasks – How to make goals central to the curriculum
YEAR TWO:• Active inclusion in our own classrooms• Collaborative discussions about what is working and what is not.AT THE END OF YEAR TWO:• Refine curriculum and introduce to our members (conference presentations, Regional presentations, webinars etc.)