Greetings from PEARLL!

Earlier this year, we promised a busy summer filled with a wide variety of professional learning opportunities for world language educators. From our series of online summer institutes facilitated by classroom practitioners, new online tools starting with the Learner Pathway documents released last month, to the NFLC Virtual Summit that will provide real, live, and FREE opportunities for teachers at all levels to connect, and engage as we reflect on the past year and begin "Charting New Pathways". 

We look forward to learning with you this summer and hope one of the many opportunities meets your needs for professional growth this summer.


Rebecca Damari & Thomas Sauer
PEARLL Co-Directors


PEARLL is thrilled to power the 2022 NFLC Virtual Summit, June 27-28: "Charting New Pathways". Looking for inspiration as you begin to plan for the next school year? Realizing that returning to “normal” is not possible and ready to reconsider how to move forward? Wanting to ensure that the focus is on what learners can do with their language skills? Join other world language educators to hear inspiring messages from some of the best in the field. Participate in both Livestream and pre-recorded events throughout the summit. Engage with others via chat and by accessing common google forms connected to each session. Be prepared to challenge your current mindset as you explore new content and gain insights into what is possible in today’s world language classrooms. Registration is FREE so secure your spot today!

2022 Virtual Summit Registration

Registration Now Open for Summer Institute Series!

Have you registered yet for one of our summer institutes? Facilitated by practicing classroom educators each online institute in the series TELL Pathways to Learner Success addresses different aspects of the student learning experience providing busy educators with unique opportunities to focus on an area of personal growth of interest to them. Each institute is designed to focus on the most essential proven principles and practices. Join other educators who have selected the same area of focus and collaborate to process and apply new learning in small group discussions. This summer, pick an area of focus important to you. Explore effective practices and start the school year more energized and ready to embed practices that keep the focus on the learner. Registration is limited so grab your seat now!

June 14-16, 2022
Institute Facilitator: Iman Hashem
Implementing Performance Assessments
June 21-23, 2022
Institute Facilitator: Meiching Chang
Using the Target Language
July 12-14, 2022
Institute Facilitator: Charlotte Gifford
The Post-Secondary Perspective on Proficiency
July 19-21, 2022
Institute Facilitator: Laura Terrill
Designing Effective Learning Cycles
July 26-28, 2022
Institute Facilitator: Thomas Sauer
Focusing on Teacher Strengths
August 2-4, 2022
Institute Facilitator: Maris Hawkins
Moving Learners From Input to Output
August 8-10, 2022
Institute Facilitator: Mike Travers
Connecting Learning Targets and Checks for Learning

New TELL Learner Pathway Tools 

Learner Pathways look at effective learning experiences from the perspective of the learner by describing what students do. Each pathway identifies three learner engagement behaviors. The Learner Pathway then identifies connected key subcriteria from multiple domains of the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Framework to create a set of teacher responsibilities. These pathways allow teachers to reflect on the degree to which their learners exhibit engagement behaviors and identify areas of focus for their own professional growth. Download the new Learner Pathways today!

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Professionals in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning (PEARLL) is a Title VI Language Resource Center at the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland.
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