STARTALK Workshops

The State Eight:

Our chance to Shine with TPEP and World Languages!



presented by Lynn Johnston

Wednesday July 19th, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 pm


Location: UW, Language Learning Center, Denny Hall (Room 159 tentatively)


Cost: Free! And 3 free clock hours through the Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT)

Audience: Workshop open to any and all K-12 World Language Teachers.

How to register: Complete this form

The State Eight: Our chance to Shine with TPEP and World Languages! We will discuss the eight criteria in the Washington Teacher Evaluation process. Ideas, activities, and projects will be presented for each of the eight criteria. Critical attributes for each of the criteria will be discussed and examples of how to move from a 3 (proficient) to a 4 (distinguished) will be provided. (TPEP Criteria and Definitions)

Presenter: The workshop is presented by Lynn Johnston, Foreign Language Department Chair in Edmonds School District where she currently teaches French and Spanish at Alderwood Middle School. She was a participant in the Western Initiative for Language Leadership (2008 cohort). Her action research project included the impact of independent reading and websurfing on second language acquisition. She is currently a board member of the Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) and has presented workshops at a number of WAFLT conferences (Wenatchee 2007, Vancouver 2008, Idaho 2009, Ellensburg 2012, Vancouver 2012, Yakima 2013). Her presentation was chosen as "Best of the Pacific Northwest" by the PNCFL (Pacific NW Council for Languages) to represent the Pacific Northwest at ACTFL 2012. She also presented at ACTFL in 1996 and again in 2014. She received the Inspirational Leadership award from the Washington Association for Language Teachers for 2013 and Creative Innovator award from WAFLT in 2014, and Montana Keynote 2015.

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University of Washington Language Learning Center Seattle, WA 98195-4340    Phone:(206) 543-0536     Email: startalk@uw.edu