2022 summer institute series

Focusing on Teacher Strengths to Provide FeedbackA TELL Pathways to Learner Success Online Institute

institute description

In this online institute designed for department chairs, instructional coaches, and district supervisors you will learn how to identify what needs to be in place for educators to be able to deliver quality instruction. We will consider what constitutes effective feedback and use the TELL framework and observation tools to analyze evidence from classroom observations. You will develop the ability to comment in terms of your reactions to what was observed while allowing educators to plan their next steps for growth. Join PEARLL co-director, Thomas Sauer, and other educators for three days to acquire, process and apply new learning in small group discussions. In your role as leader, you can’t do it all and there is never enough time. This summer, explore effective practices and start the school year more energized and ready to support other teachers.

institute facilitator

Thomas Sauer Thomas Sauer is the codirector of  PEARLL and assistant director of resource development at the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC). Since joining the NFLC in 2017, Thomas has been responsible for the identification, development, and design of resources to support the NFLC mission and programs, projects, and initiatives. Previously, Thomas was an independent consultant and world language specialist for several urban school systems. He has taught German at the University of Kentucky, Georgetown College, the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, and Kentucky Educational Television, and he served on the ACTFL board of directors as well as other state and regional associations.

July 26-2811 AM - 4 PM (ET)

15Hours of Professional Learning

$119Registration Fee

institute requirements

All institute schedules are posted as Eastern Time. You agree to be aware of differences in your timezone and join every required session on time.

All institutes includes synchronous presentations as well as time for independent/small group work. You agree to participate in all learning activities and throughout the day.

All institutes will use Zoom for all synchronous learning activities. You will need to make sure to have a computer with a functioning web camera, microphone and headsets.

All institutes will use Catalyst to share all institute information including daily zoom links. You will receive an invitation to join a private group on Catalyst prior to the start of the institute. 


Register for this PEARLL Summer Institute by clicking the button below. If you plan to register for more than one institute, you will need to complete registration for each separately.

Registration is limited to no more 20 educators in order to personalize the learning for each participant.

Registration will close three business days before the start of each institute.

All registrations must include payment via credit card. Registrations via purchase orders cannot be not accepted by the University of Maryland.

All registrations are on a non-credit basis. A professional development certificate for 15 hours will be made available upon completion of all tasks at the end of each institute.

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