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Teacher Development

The Teacher Development SIG was established to provide a forum for the discussion of foreign language teacher preparation, both at the preservice and the inservice levels. Critical to the SIG are issues regarding the pedagogical and linguistic knowledge and skills necessary for foreign language teaching excellence and ways to achieve such excellence. Members are encouraged to suggest topics of interest to them, to actively participate in SIG-sponsored, and to discuss both successful practice and dilemmas encountered. Activities include sessions at the ACTFL Annual Meeting and year-round networking.

Current Officers:

Chair: Lou Tolosa-Casadont, University of Georgia
Vice-Chair: Anne Cummings Hlas, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Past Chair: Pamela Wesely, University of Iowa
Secretary: Jason Martel, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Read minutes from previous SIG business meetings. Access the TD SIG Online Community eGroup. View links of interest to TD SIG members.

If you are already a member of ACTFL and wish to join this SIG, contact us. ACTFL membership includes one free SIG; individuals may join additional SIGs for $5 per year per SIG.

What Our Members Are Saying

I cannot tell you how invaluable these have been for me in my standards work with my district.  I have shared portions of them with my teachers as part of our summer professional development and I am also using the information and philosophies with my curriculum writers this summer.  I feel compelled to thank you all once again for your forethought in providing this amazing resource to all of us in such a 21st Century format!

Sandy Harvey, World Language Coordinator, Fort Bend ISD, Texas