2022 summer institute series

The Post-Secondary Perspective on ProficiencyA TELL Pathways to Learner Success Online Institute

institute description

In this online institute you will identify characteristics of a meaningful and relevant curriculum at the post-secondary level based on the principles of proficiency. Using Backward Design, set priorities for a sequence of courses. Evaluate essential course content and learning outcomes. Create context for purposeful and cognitively engaging units that advance learner proficiency. Assess learners for what they can do in each of the communicative modes. Join veteran educator, Charlotte Gifford (Greenfield Community College, MA) 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 post-secondary learner.

institute facilitator

Charlotte Gifford teaches French and Spanish at Greenfield (MA) Community College. As department chair of World Languages, she has worked extensively at GCC in curriculum and course (re)design, as well as student learning outcomes assessment. She presents regularly at state, regional and national language conferences. She is a Past President of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association and a Past Chair of the Northeast Conference on Teaching of Foreign Languages. NECTFL awarded her the Nelson Brooks Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2015.

July 12-1411 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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