STARTALK Workshops

Workshop: TPEP (Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project) and World Languages

presented by Lynn Johnston

Wednesday July 13, 2016 2:00 - 5:00 pm

UW Condon Hall 601A

Note that the UW Language Learning Center has moved to Condon Hall between NE 41st St and Campus Parkway on 12th Ave NE while Denny Hall is being remodeled. The room is 601A.

Street parking is limited to 2 hours, so you might try one of the medical center parking lots on Roosevelt.

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

Outcomes: Teachers are familiarized with the eight criteria in the new 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, collection of evidence and artifacts will be demonstrated, and examples of how to move from a 3 (proficient) to a 4 (distinguished) will be provided.

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.

Workshop Resources:

TPEP (Teacher Principal Evaluation Project) website
TPEP Criteria & Definitions
TPEP World Language Workshop Notes from 2013
TELL (Teacher Effectiveness for Language Teaching) website

For more information and resources from previous years, visit:

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