March PD for World Language Educators

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March 9, 2021   

World Languages




NCDPI LinguaFolio Cafe: Collecting Evidence

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3:30 - 4:30 pm on Tuesday, March 9

There's still time to sign-up for the third quarterly LinguaFolio Café by submitting this form or clicking on the graphic above or at right.


Any ESL or World Language teachers and/or administrators who are involved with LinguaFolio are welcome!


This café's conversation will be on collecting evidence with LinguaFolio. This is an informal chat, so we will start with a few guest panelists sharing how they use LinguaFolio in their classrooms and then open up the discussion for others to ask questions, talk about what the panelists shared, and think aloud about ideas they have on using LinguaFolio.


NCDPI World Language Spring Series Webinars

WL webinars - Spring 2021

The World Language Spring Webinar Series continues this month with broadcasts focused on a review of celebrations, milestones, and achievements with the current World Language Essential Standards, along with program advocacy tips and tools. The establishment of the Global Languages Endorsement (GLE), North Carolina’s Seal of Biliteracy, and the growth of different types of language programs across the K-12 continuum, will be described from different perspectives. 


Join us on one or both of these Wednesday afternoons by submitting the forms linked on the dates below:


Details and registration links are also posted on the Webinar Series Information page.


All K - 20 World Language administrators, teachers, post-secondary instructors, professors, and researchers are welcome to join us!


Global Languages Endorsement (GLE), NC's Seal of Biliteracy

NC Class of 2020 GLE, NC's Seal of Biliteracy, Results & Impact Webinar

4:00 - 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 30

Join us to learn more about the results from the Class of 2020 with the Global Languages Endorsement (GLE), NC’s Seal of Biliteracy. We will be exploring the most recent data, along with an overview of the impact that this diploma endorsement has on student recognition and future success. We will also discuss the Seal of Biliteracy from different perspectives, such as local celebrations and national research.


All K - 20 administrators, teachers and researchers are welcome, and every high school is encouraged to have at least one teacher and one school counselor attend this webinar so that information can be shared locally. Please submit this form (also linked on the GLE graphic) to register.


Renewal Credits & Archived Materials Available

Individuals who actively participate in the live broadcast of a webinar from NCDPI World Languages can earn contact hour(s) towards a CEU for licensure renewal. The contact hour comes in the form of an email with an attached certificate approximately one week after the broadcast.


Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools, also called Public School Units (PSUs), must approve professional development offerings.


An archive of the materials from each webinar (presentation slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast are posted approximately one week following the live broadcast so that these materials can be used and/or adapted for local professional development.


Please see all of the 2020 - 2021 webinar offerings posted on the Webinar Series Information page of the World Languages Google Site, including all of the broadcasts for the Winter and Spring Series.


Upcoming World Language PD

Professional development (PD) offered by various entities are listed in chronological order on the K-20 PD List page on the World Languages Google Site. These opportunities include conferences, institutes, meetings, online courses, webinars, workshops, etc. that may be of interest to World Language teachers and administrators. Currently, there are upcoming PD opportunities posted into Summer 2021.


Note: The inclusion of any professional development opportunity on this list from other entities does NOT constitute endorsement or verification by the NCDPI.


K-20 PD List for World Languages

Chinese Language Teachers Association of North Carolina Spring 2021

CLTA-NC 2021 Spring Workshop

Saturday, March 13 @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm

The Chinese Language Teacher Association of North Carolina (CLTA-NC) will be hosting a spring workshop on performance assessment and ACTFL's 6 core practices on Saturday, March 13, at 1-4 pm (EDT). The keynote speakers are Matt Coss (George Washington University) and Shin Chi Fame Kao (University of Utah). This workshop is free for current CLTA-NC members, and $8 for non-members. The presentation will be in Chinese. Use this link or click on the link above or the poster to register. Questions can be directed to Yi-Wen Liu, CLTA-NC President at


The mission of CLTA-NC is to provide professional development and serve as a networking resource for Chinese language teachers at all educational levels across North Carolina. The goal is to promote collaboration and an exchange of professional experiences and views. We are the regional association that is officially affiliated with the Chinese Language Teachers Association of America, and the CLTA-NC website is at if you would like more information.


March 16: FLAG Spring 2021 Webinar Series - Bilingualism as a Superpower from 7:00 - 8:00 pm Eastern Time


March 18


March 18 - 21: SCOLT Virtual Conference 


March 22: Enrollment deadline for ACTFL's Virtual Course on Guiding Learners to Intercultural Citizenship: Designing Interdisciplinary Units to Link Language + Culture + Content


March 23: FLAG Spring 2021 Webinar Series - Redefining Teacher Role during a Pandemic: 3 C's (Cheerleader, Caretaker, Curator) from 7:00 - 8:00 pm Eastern Time


March 24 & 25: Teaching for Biliteracy Online Spring Institute


March 25


Home Base

NCDPI Self-paced Canvas Courses

Various NCDPI Teams have posted Canvas courses in the Home Base NCEES PD space, including the following for language educators:


The linked course titles above go to NCDPI Google Site pages with step-by-step instructions on how to enroll in these courses, which are each worth 1 CEU. Details are also available about how to download the course(s) from Canvas Commons if you prefer to offer them locally or if you are outside NC's Home Base system in an independent/private school, a community college, or a higher education organization.