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Spanish Teachers Seminar

Common Core and the Heritage Spanish Classroom
A Strand of the 2019-20 Seminars for World Language Teachers

Dates: October 5, November 2, 2019, January 25, February 22, and March 21, 2020
Time: 8:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: Stanford University - CERAS Building, 520 Galvez Mall
Pre-registration is required!

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Graduate School of Education's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) and Stanford World Language Project (SWLP) invite new and experienced teachers of Spanish for Heritage Learners to join this professional development course tailored to the pedagogical needs of the Heritage Spanish classroom!

Participating teachers will 

  • attend 5 day-long seminars on the Stanford campus taught by SWLP lead teachers with guest presentations by CLAS-affiliated faculty;
  • develop lesson or unit plans to serve as a resource for Heritage Spanish teachers; and
  • have the opportunity to participate in 2 individualized virtual sessions with an instructional coach (optional).

This seminar series addresses the following  professional development themes:

  • ​Acquiring and sharing strategies for culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Establishing learning outcomes that draw on heritage learners’ foundational strengths
  • Addressing issues of student motivation
  • Developing content on critical topics relating to the wonder and importance of Latin America
  • Reviewing, designing, and/or revising course materials and practices to align with Common Core State Standards and ACTFL World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
  • Implementing classroom strategies and improving instruction

Registration fee per teacher** (Heritage Spanish Strand):

$400 for teachers registering individually
$350 for teachers registering with at least one other teacher from same school
$75 for student teachers

Registration deadline: September 28, 2019.
After registering, please send district PO or a check made payable to “Stanford University” to SWLP c/o Amy Peruzzaro, CERAS, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3001.

Register Here

Stanford World Language Project

The Stanford World Language Project also offers the following courses for instructors of world languages:

  • Strand A: Lesson Design - Effective Strategies for the California Language Teacher
  • Strand B: Thematic Unit Design for the World Language Class
  • Strand C: Best Practices in Assessment for the World Language Class
  • Strand D: Advanced Special Focus Sessions (designed for teachers who have completed a minimum of three other strands)
  • Strand T: Technology Skills for the 21st Century World Language Teacher

**Teachers should check with schools and districts for funding specific to the heritage learner classroom, such as Title I (Improving Academic Achievement), Title II (Professional Development), Title III (English Learners), and “LCFF/LCAP Common Core State Funds.”

Program partially funded by CLAS as a Title VI National Resource Center through the U.S. Department of Education and by the Graduate School of Education.

CLAS is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center (NRC). Supported by the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of Title VI, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, NRCs serve to strengthen access to and training in the major languages of their respective regions, and to broaden area studies training across all disciplines.