The goal of the annual TELL Collab event will be to improve the professional development of FL K-12 teachers by giving FL teacher trainers and language supervisors a new model for in-service training. The conference will demonstrate how to create dynamic professional development opportunities for FL teachers. This two-day summer workshop will be based on the TELL Framework developed by the Partnership to Advance Learning. The TELL Collab is grounded in the belief that the professional development of FL in-service teachers must 1) be based on a teaching model described in the language of practicing teachers and 2) afford teachers more opportunities and guidance for putting new methods into practice.
COERLL hosts free and low-cost workshops and webinars throughout the year on various topics relevant to foreign language teaching, instructional design and technology, and Open Education. Some workshops are targeted to specific languages, while others are open to any language teacher.
A special workshop/webinar series will focus on heritage Spanish in collaboration with UT-Pan American and Texas State Technical College. The series will build on the work of the Spanish in Texas project, which profiles Spanish as it is spoken throughout Texas today and provides open learning tools that allow students, teachers, and the general public to explore Spanish language variation.