Taking care of business: Summer collaboration for a successful year
Also, if hands-on collaborative planning is your thing, you do not want to miss at least one of two opportunities to work with fellow teachers on proficiency-based curriculum planning for next year: two-day #langcamp in the beautiful Smoky Mountains and my own intensive one-day workshop (sorry, no relaxation allowed!), Camp Musicuentos. Watch the blog this week for more details about registering for Camp Musicuentos, a one-day workshop focused on proficiency-based curriculum planning to supplement or replace your textbook. It will be held Friday, June 27, at the Hyatt Louisville East in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s going to be intense and intimate, limited to just 20 participants, and it will leave you with a real sense that you have a map of where you’re going next year.
Whether or not you can make it to Camp Musicuentos, you should also put #langcamp live on your schedule. Two of the most amazing teachers I know, Laura and Bethanie (my co-presenters at ACTFL ’14), are putting a ton of creative energy into this collaborative curriculum planning edcamp. For more information see what they’ve blogged about it here and here. At this point it looks like I will not be able to make this event (picture me sniffling here, truly, this puts me in Eeyore mode) but I look forward to hearing about all the great things that come out of it!