Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning Webinars

Welcome to the Vista Higher Learning Webinar Series archive page. View the past professional development webinars created for, and presented by, Higher Education and Secondary Education world language educators. We welcome you to sit back and enjoy!

Webinars:


Authentic Avenues to Proficiency
Presented by Ken Stewart

In this webinar, participants will learn how to adapt and scaffold authentic materials to develop proficiency. Learn how to connect language and culture for students' success in their future workplaces, by providing them with tasks that have real-world context. 

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Envisioning the Win: Coaching for Intrinsic Motivation
Presented by Linda Egnatz


Participants will briefly review proficiency levels and learn coaching strategies designed to invite student engagement, grow intrinsic motivation, and push proficiency levels higher. Feedback and reflection activities that assist students as they design their own game-plan for language acquisition and take ownership of their progress will be explored. 

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Design Your Virtual Classroom: Teaching Online with the Supersite
Presented by Kate Grovergrys


Are you looking for ideas to bring life to your online language courses? This webinar discusses key strategies and technology tools that facilitate online instruction and promote student engagement.

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Technology in Formative and Summative Assessments
Presented by Catherine Ousselin


This webinar explores engaging Web tools and mobile apps important in creating meaningful interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal tasks. Watch this webinar to gain concrete skills and comprehension of the tools you will be able to use directly in your classes and collaboratively with your colleagues.

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Interculturality: Where Language and Culture Meet
Presented by Ken Stewart

Want to expand you understanding of interculturality? Curious about ways creative strategies can broaden the cultural perspectives of you and your students?


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Classroom 3.0: Personalize, Engage, and Integrate
Presented by Linda Zins-Adams

Interested in expanding your understanding of personalized learning through technology? Want to develop activities that allow students opportunities to create and take risks in the language?


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Every Day's an IPA
Presented by Norah Jones

Eager to understand the five key elements of an Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA)? Looking to learn ways to identify simple, available resources that can form the basis of brief IPAs?


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Seal the Deal: Be #2bilit2quit
Presented by Linda Egnatz

Want to expand your understanding of the "State Seal of Biliteracy" movement? Want to develop simple yet creative strategies to move students from novice to intermediate in the target language?

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Tired of Fill-in-the-Blanks? Try IPAs.
Presented by Cris Sparks-Early


Want to expand your understanding of Integrated Performance Assessments? Curious about creative strategies to differentiate the type of IPA that is best for your various student needs? Then, this webinar is for you!

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How to Teach With Film
Presented by Norah Jones


Want to affirm objectives for using film in world language instruction? Eager to identify instructional steps for effective film usage?

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Inductive Language Instruction Using Protagonistas
Presented by Armando Brito

 
Interested in expanding your understanding of inductive learning? Want to help your students achieve greater levels of proficiency?

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Support and Retention: Set your students up for success (Spanish)
Presented by Kate Grovergrys


Eager to learn successful strategies for keeping your students motivated and on track?

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Support and Retention: Set your students up for success (French)
Presented by Erin Hart-Johnson


Eager to learn successful strategies for keeping your students motivated and on track?

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Tips and Tricks for a Communicative Classroom (Spanish)
Presented by Kate Grovergrys


Want to learn how to provide your students with opportunities for meaningful practice and communication inside and outside of the classroom?

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Tips and Tricks for a Communicative Classroom (French)
Presented by Erin Hart-Johnston


Want to learn how to provide your students with opportunities for meaningful practice and communication inside and outside of the classroom?

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Make Compositions Meaningful to Students (Italian)
Presented by Grazia Spina


Want to design authentic IPAs (Integrated Performance Assessments)? Interested in developing creative technological tools to assign and assess compositions?

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