Summer Institutes

Quite simply the most comprehensive teacher training program for world language ever developed.

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What to expect

Why do people continue to choose Summer Institutes?

This week of LIVE, INTERACTIVE content will immerse you in a system of World Language teaching that builds proficiency, cross-curricular literacy, content knowledge, and student engagement...

and gives teachers a clear, purposeful pathway through the year. We will demonstrate and unpack a standards-based, literacy-forward approach to World Language and ESOL teaching that builds cross-curricular literacy and students' basic interpersonal communication abilities.
See live virtual demos in the mornings, participate in "nuts and bolts" sessions in the afternoons, and then take home twelve weeks of pre-planned curriculum aligned to the lessons you saw demonstrated.

These resources are leveled for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced learners, with resources to support you every single day as you implement a new system: slideshows, graphic organizers, plans for whole-class shared writing, leveled texts to reinforce the language used in the lessons, video clips, story scripts, and more.

Equip yourself with the most structured, flexible, integrated, standards-based system via Stepping Stones and show your next school year who's BOSS!

The sessions will be live-streamed and also recorded, so you can keep them forever. That means you can set your own pace, watching and rewatching the demos when it works best for you! Plus, you will become a part of our collaborative Summer Institutes Facebook group where you can pick the brain of Tina Hargaden, the founder of the World Language Proficiency Project, trained staff coaches, and attendees from all four sessions this summer.

Take the pressure off and be certain that this is one professional development commitment that will be fully catered to your success and peace of mind. Remember no question or concern will be left unanswered!

THIS YEAR'S TRAINING SCHEDULES

  • June 14-18 People, Places, & Stories
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  • June 14-18 Culture, History, & Issues
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  • July 19-23 People, Places, & Stories
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  • July 19-23 ESOL People, Places, & Stories
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  • July 19-23 Culture, History, & Issues
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  • August 2-6 People, Places, & Stories
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What people are saying

The conference [had] some of the best trainings that I have ever received. I put to practice some of the techniques learned today, only some because I learned hundreds! Today was an incredible day, and the rest of the year will be awesome!

Katie O.

Your weeklong summer institute was so inspiring that I completely converted to using the cycles in Stepping Stones, and I’ve felt a true direction and enthusiasm about my teaching that I’ve lacked thus far. Tina, you’re amazing! I feel lucky to have stumbled into your awesomeness and I’ll never look back. 🤗

Holly G.

The Summer Institutes helped my colleague and I to create a plan for full implementation of CI and to move from the traditional dept to walk alongside our PBL colleagues. It’s been an amazing change for us and for our students. I have seen student confidence increase to almost 100%...

Nancy T.