PEARLL Summer Institute 2020: Through the Learners Lens

Professionals in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning

A Title VI Language Resource Center

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2020 PEARLL Summer Institute


Through the Learners Lens: Motivation, Feedback, Success

Facilitated by Greta Lundgaard

It is more important than ever to have a clear understanding of what the concept of “learner engagement” consists of.  Having a firm grasp on the elements that influence learner engagement will positively impact planning and instructional choices.  Participants in this collaborative and interactive learning experience will explore key connections between motivation and instructional design, key steps in lesson design influencing responsibility and ownership, and key elements of feedback that lead to learner proficiency growth:  critical steps in engaging and sustaining engagement throughout the learning process.

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July 28-30, 2020

This session has reached capacity.

August 11-13, 2020

This is a synchronous online institute. The schedule includes daily synchronous presentations as well as time for independent or partner/group work and a break for lunch.

CEU Credit

Participants may receive optional 1.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU) from the University of Maryland upon completion of all tasks assigned during the summer institute. A $25 additional fee applies for receiving CEU credits.

$200 $50

Reduced registration fees for summer 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic. In order to provide each participant time to receive individualized feedback on the work and maximize the online learning environment space for this institute is extremely limited.

Greta Lundgaard  is a Senior Associate at the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland and is a content and professional development specialist with the STARTALK Program.  Greta holds a BS in Education and an MA in German and Second Language Acquisition. She taught English, Biology, and all levels of German before becoming the District Coordinator of Foreign Languages for the Lewisville, TX Independent School District and the Plano, TX Independent School District.  Greta was named the NADSFL Supervisor of the Year in 2014, received the ACTFL Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in K-12 Education in 2016 and in 2017 was awarded the Ludwig Award for Leadership in World Language Education by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers. She has served both on the Board of Directors and as President of the Texas Association for Language Supervision, the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages, and the Southwest Conference of Language Teaching.  Greta is a session and workshop presenter at state, regional and national foreign language conferences and frequently partners with schools and school districts to provide coaching and professional learning experiences for world language teachers.

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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