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This two day workshop will explore how to plan a unit.  In the beginning, we will discuss how to plan a summative assessment while answering the questions "What is our big goal so we can plan appropriately?" and "Is this appropriate for the proficiency level of our students?" Then, participants will find resources to use during the unit.  We will delve into how to plan both input and output activities that maximize the use of each resource and are also communicative.  We will wrap up with how to give feedback to students that is sustainable for teachers during the unit and post-assessment . Throughout the workshop, we will discuss second language acquisition principles that can inform teachers' decisions.  This workshop will also include practical examples that teachers can use during any unit.

The GAME PLAN for Day 1⏬ 

8:00-10:30:  Starting off with Assessments (What is our big goal to set in order to plan accordingly?) 

10:30-12:00:  Finding appropriate resources (and what to consider while finding those resources) 

1:30-3:30:  Input activities (Making sure each activity is communicative)

The GAME PLAN for Day 2⏬ 

8:00-12:00:  Output Activities (With Scaffolding and when to take away scaffolds) 

1:30-3:30:  Feedback (Including sustainable feedback)  Also, how do you adjust your future plans if your assessments don't work out?

There will be 1.5 hours allotted for lunch with many amazing options close by! You might enjoy some of these options: Johnny Carinos (Italian), Julio’s Eat Stop (hamburger joint), Los Tres Potrillos (Mexican), El Rinconcito (Mexican), Texas Roadhouse, IHOP, Fuddruckers’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bill Miller Bar-B-Que, Whataburger, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wing Stop and Bubba’s Bar & Grill.

TFLA's Cancellation Policy

We are so thankful for your interest in this TFLA event!   Because of costs associated with preparation for an event, TFLA is unable to process refunds within 30 days of the start of an event. In some cases, registration may be transferred to another individual. If there are extenuating circumstances that you feel we should consider, please email Kim Malcolm at

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