Professional Development

Call for Proposals!

Vista Higher Learning will be sponsoring a Fall 2022 Higher Ed Professional Development Webinar Series. Now is the time...
Preventing Disengagement in Language Learning

Preventing Disengagement in Language Learning

World language educators can appreciate the challenge and frustration that underlies the oft-spoken reminder to...
Superpowers for Building Writing Proficiency: Articulation and Alignment

Superpowers for Building Writing Proficiency: Articulation and Alignment

Proficiency in writing: How do we build skills that lead our students to communicate through writing, both in the...
First and Second Language Writing: Is Their Development Aligned?

First and Second Language Writing: Is Their Development Aligned?

Carol Chomsky (1971) once stated, “children’s minds, at four, five, six, are far from linguistic empty space into...
First and Second Language Writing: Is Their Development Aligned?

Empowering Multilingual Learners with Digital Resources

As an instructional coach, I get many questions about the use of educational technology with multilingual learners....
Superpowers for Building Writing Proficiency: Articulation and Alignment

Mixing It Up: Varying Our Approaches to Engage All Language Learners

It’s so easy to get into a routine, leaning on our “go-to” strategies for our lesson plans. There’s a certain...

Vocabulary Strategies to Support English and Bilingual Learners

The best vocabulary development strategies do much more than present new words to students and require that they...

Incorporating Social & Emotional Learning: A Bridge to Success in the World Language Classroom

Yesterday, I was greeting my students when I noticed a student clearly in distress walking to her next class. Her face...

Creating Confident Communicators

When language educators reflect on what they want their learners to be able to do, most would likely respond “use the...

Developing Relevant Performance Assessments

Performance assessments are an important part of any World Language classroom.  We want to see what students can do...