This summer, COERLL will team up with the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project to offer a new kind of professional learning experience for world language educators. Embracing a participant-driven model of learning, the TELL Collab will allow educators to engage in the very practices of effective learning they are expected develop in their own language teaching environment. Over the course of the experience, participants will be challenged to become active learning leaders in a variety of settings that ask them to explore, model and share effective language learning practices identified in the TELL Framework.
COERLL’s mission is to promote Open Education, a global, grassroots movement of DIY educators who are taking matters into their own hands. The TELL Project is very much in keeping with the Open Education movement–it is created BY teachers FOR teachers.
The TELL Collab promises to be a one-of-a-kind event, an “unconference” during which the program is largely decided by the participants themselves. An unconference is lightly planned and highly flexible. The event is aimed at teachers who are highly participatory and not afraid to share their new ideas with others. In essence, the TELL Collab is a grand experiment that seeks to model a new approach to professional development for foreign language teachers.
The TELL Collab fosters professional conversations and deep learning experiences with national experts, teacher leaders, and colleagues. The goal is to empower participants to take control of their own professional learning.
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The first annual TELL Collab will be held June 26-27, 2015 in Austin, TX. The event will be facilitated by Thomas Sauer and Alyssa Villarreal, two of the founders and current directors of the TELL Project. Participants will include Megan Smith and Kara Parker of the Creative Language Class blog, along with world language educators and administrators from across the country.
Learn more about the TELL Collab and register to attend at http://www.tellcollab.org.