2022 summer institute series

Moving Learners from Input to OutputA TELL Pathways to Learner Success Online Institute

institute description

In this online institute you will learn how to immerse learners in a language-rich environment where they have frequent opportunities for interpreting and expressing meaning in a real-world context. Get tips on selecting authentic texts and resources appropriate for the theme and performance targets of a unit. Discover how to plan cognitively engaging activities that offer opportunities for learners to process language in the interpretive mode before expecting them to produce language in the interpersonal and presentational modes. Join classroom educator, Maris Hawkins (Capitol Hill Day School, DC) and other educators for three days to acquire, process and apply new learning in small group discussions. 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 embed practices that keep the focus on the learner.

institute facilitator

Maris Hawkins currently teaches both elementary and middle school students at Capitol Hill Day School in Washington, DC. She blogs frequently about what is working in her own classroom. She is also the co-author of the book, Common Ground, Second Language Acquisition Goes to the Classroom. Maris loves planning EdCampCIVa, a professional development opportunity for teachers each summer.  In addition, she has presented at GWATFL, SCOLT, and NECTFL. Finally, she helps out with the podcast, We Teach Languages.

August 2-411 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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