STARTALK Workshops


As part of the University of Washington's STARTALK grant for the Student Program in Russian Language, the proposal included offering a series of workshops for the Russian STARTALK team -- but open to any language teachers -- on using the STARTALK Curriculum Development Guide for "backwards design," aligning curriculum to world language standards, and assessing proficiency.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in learning more about the STARTALK "best practices" in language teaching. STARTALK is creating state-of-the-art resources for language teaching and learning K-16. (If you would envision applying for a STARTALK grant in the future, you may find this beneficial.)

Check out the STARTALK Online Curriculum Development Guide:
STARTALK Online Curriculum Development Guide
We'll be using the STARTALK Online Curriculum Development Guide in the workshops, as well as the new ACTFL publication, The Keys to Planning for Learning. Check out our curriculum planning resources from the WAFLT Spring Conference Keys to Planning for Learning sessions.

Location: University of Washington Condon Hall (room TBD)
Cosponsored by UW Language Learning Center and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction otmWorld Languages Program.

Teachers can earn 4.5 free clock hours from OSPI by attending all 3 sessions or 3 clock hours by attending 2 of the sessions.

Workshop: TPEP (Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project) and World Languages, presented by Lynn Johnston

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 criterion 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.

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


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For more information and resources from previous years, visit STARTALK Workshops 2013 and STARTALK Workshops 2014


University of Washington Language Learning Center Seattle, WA 98195-4340    Phone:     Email: startalk@u.washington.edu