Continuing Education for Teaching Professionals

Collaborative Education Sessions

Avant MORE Learning collaborates with experts in the language field to provide free educational webinars for the world language teaching community. Educators are sometimes the only world language teacher in their district. Or, they want to lead the charge in their institution for implementing proficiency-based practices. That’s where our global learning community can help!

Teacher Attitudes, Experiences, and Strategies Towards Gender-Inclusive Languages Across Languages

Avant MORE Learning and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) brought together an all-star team of language professionals for this popular session. Gender-inclusive and gender-neutral language are being discussed by teachers K-16+ and others. This webinar sought to contribute to the discussion of attitudes, experiences, and strategies toward gender-inclusive language in US classrooms and beyond in a variety of languages that include French, German, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.

The panelists explored the following questions among others:
What does gender-inclusive language in the classroom look like?  How are attitudes and strategies towards gender-neutral language voiced in different languages? What groups or individuals engage in the debate (e.g., parents, educators, administrators), and what are their views and attitudes? Are there strategies for navigating different varieties of gender-fair language? What kinds of tools need to be developed for teachers to support gender-inclusive language in the classroom?

Original air date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Practical Proficiency in a Pandemic: Now What?

In this video, Avant MORE Learning’s Dawn Samples teamed up with Extempore’s Grant Castner, to share practical teaching ideas and advice during the continued uncertain pandemic era.

Original air date: December 2, 2021

Insightful Learning

Avant MORE Learning regularly hosts guests for live stream Insightful Learning events. Past topics include those below. Join our Facebook group to be notified when these free events are approaching. 

Dawn Samples, Director for Avant MORE Learning and Gregg Roberts, Director of Dual Language Studies at the American Council for International Education discussed what is happening in DLI programs in addition to initiatives Gregg, and the American Councils, are involved with to support DLI in the US.

Welcome to Burning Questions. This video series is dedicated to exploring the tough questions and comments from educators and district administrators about testing, data, and the STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) test. Carl Falsgraf, Co-Founder of Avant Assessment is joined by Victor Santos, Director of Assessment and Research at Avant Assessment to answer some of the Burning Questions we receive.

Collaborate with us!

Avant MORE Learning is supporting and partnering with professional organizations that share our vision, mission, and passion for world language education. Look for us and other Avant representatives at local state, regional, national and international conferences! Together, we are empowering teachers and learners around the world. 

Interested in partnering with Avant and/or Avant MORE Learning on an initiative supporting language learning? Reach out to us! We would love to hear from you!

Do you have professional development needs in your program, state or region with which we can help? 

Updated October 2022

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