PEARLL Summer Institute 2019: Effective Lesson Planning

Professionals in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning

A Title VI Language Resource Center

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2019 PEARLL Summer Institutes

Session 3: Effective Lesson Planning

When schools develop new curricula, there are often gaps that exist between what is written and what teachers need to implement the new curricula. Participants will learn how to deconstruct unit can-do statements into chunks for daily lessons. They will review several examples and will develop a sequence of activities that move students from input to output incorporating frequent checks for learning designed to provide feedback for the learner and teacher. Participants will have time to develop several lesson plans and will receive feedback at each stage of the development process. Access to model lesson plans, activity banks, and more will be provided.

August 19-21

The institute will meet from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided each day. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottle.


The institute will take place at the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) which is located at 5600 Rivertech Court, Suite K, Riverdale, MD 20737. There is free parking in front of the center. Get directions!


Early/Regular Registration rate. In order to provide each participant time to receive individualized feedback on the work, space for this institute is limited. Be sure to register early.

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Lead Facilitator

Thomas Sauer been described as a visionary thinker, designer and change facilitator and applies those traits in his current role as Director of PEARLL and Senior Associate for Professional Development for National Foreign Language Center. He holds an MA in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Kentucky as well as an MA in Instructional Leadership and School Administration from Bellarmine University.  He previously worked as an independent consultant for multiple years after serving as World Language Specialist for school systems in major urban areas such as Louisville, Kentucky. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), as President of the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) as well as on the Board of the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NADSFL) and the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL).

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Professionals in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning

National Foreign Language Center
University of Maryland
5600 Rivertech Court, Suite K
Riverdale, MD 20785

(301) 405-9828