If you can answer “yes” to these four questions, we invite you to participate in an exciting groundbreaking project! Continue reading for details and how to apply.
The purpose of this study is to understand better the types of teaching practices in which teachers at various levels of proficiency engage. This information will inform teacher preparation programs in colleges and universities about the possible relationship between teacher oral proficiency and teaching practices. More specifically, this study will help inform the language preparation component of these programs about the kinds of language proficiencies that teacher candidates need in order to be successful in standards-based language programs.
This project is being sponsored by ACTFL and is being conducted by Eileen Glisan (president-elect, ACTFL) and Frank Brooks, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Rick Donato, University of Pittsburgh.
ACTFL will provide full participants in this important project with the following benefits:
Participants must complete the full project to be eligible for these benefits. Benefits will be delivered at the completion of the project.
Plus: For those who intend to pursue National Board Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, participation in this project would assist you in developing your professional portfolio entries, for which video recordings of your teaching are required.
If you are interested in participating, we need from you:
Frank B. Brooks, Associate ProfessorDepartment of SpanishSutton Hall, 468Indiana University of PennsylvaniaIndiana, PA 15705E-mail: email@example.com
Because we would like to begin this project during the first semester of the 2009–2010 school year, the deadline for submission of the requested materials is July 15, 2009.
ACTFL1001 N Fairfax St Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314Phone: 703-894-2900Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages