Summer 2019 Teaching for Proficiency Institute

  • 26 Jun 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 27 Jun 2019
  • 3:30 PM
  • Stonington High School, Stonington, CT


  • Early Bird price before May 15th
  • Registration price after May 15th

Registration is closed

Summer 2019 Proficiency Institute

Sponsored by CTCOLT and RIFLA

at Stonington High School, Stonington CT

June 26-27, 2019

CT COLT and RIFLA are thrilled to announce the return of Greg Duncan who will work language educators on their journey to teaching for proficiency. After serving as a high school teacher of Spanish, a high school administrator and then as Coordinator of Foreign Languages and International Education for the Georgia Department of Education, Greg launched a career in 1993 as an independent consultant. His work includes professional development of teachers and administrators, curriculum and assessment design, program development, and evaluation. He has authored and collaborated in the authorship of numerous publications in the field of foreign language education.

The 2019 Summer Proficiency Institute will be an opportunity for teams of teachers from an individual district, or individual teachers from separate districts, to spend two days working on connecting units to proficiency targets. Greg will help participants apply learning about proficiency to curriculum and instruction. Participants will learn how to use backward design to plan units for a specific target by leading with essential questions and referencing exemplars to enhance or build their own units. Greg will illustrate how to design an arc of units for years 1 and 2, give guidance to groups as they build a unit, and provide feedback to teams or individuals as they design an action plan to continue their work over the upcoming school year. This institute will be a wonderful opportunity to work together with both colleagues and experts to apply learning about proficiency to design instructional units.

Presenter: Gregory Duncan

Registration Fee:

*Early Bird PAID Registration UNTIL MAY 15th  RIFLA Members: $155  Non-Members: $185

*Regular Registration (Submitted and paid on or after 4/15/19) RIFLA Members: $185  Non-Members: $215

*Note that registrants from state world language organizations besides RI will pay the $155 / $185 rate


2-Day Agenda details here

Included in the registration:

  • Breakfast & Lunch oth days
  • Proficiency Party at the Kennedy House: appetizers & cocktails at the end of 1st day
  • Inspiration to improve your practice with dynamic educators from around New England

Mystic Hilton Hotel:

  • For those of you coming from out of the area, a block of rooms has been held for us at the Mystic Hilton. It is a 5-minute drive to the HS and situated in Mystic Village with restaurants and shops. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Mystic Hilton. 
  • A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Mystic Hilton at a rate of $149/night. Use the code CTCOLT and call 1-800-774-1600. 
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Prefer to send payment by check? Send your registration information and a check made out to RIFLA to PO Box 200 Peacedale, RI 02883

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Mailing address: RIFLA, PO Box 95Foster, RI 02825-1326

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