International & Heritage Languages Association
Winner of the 2016 UNESCO Linguapax Award!

Proposed Professional Development Sessions for 2019-2020


Professional Development for Teachers

Creating positive classroom routines
Make it, take it, and try it
Lesson planning and creating meaningful tasks for students to do (task-based language teaching, also called TBLT)
Evaluation Tools
Nature, gardens, and the environment in heritage language teaching
Teaching culture and global citizenship
Tips and tricks for finding good on-line listening passages and creating exercises for them


Professional Development for Administrators

First principals’ meeting & discussion about teacher contracts
FOIP and how it relates to schools
Creating a school handbook for parents
Second principals’ meeting and review of the IHLA professional standards
School field-trips
Third Principals’ Meeting and hosting a school-wide Annual General Meeting
Designing report cards