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TFLA 2022 Summer Institute

  • 21 Jul 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • 22 Jul 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Long Acres Ranch, Richmond, Texas
  • 31


  • Space is LIMITED! And registration closes July 9th

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Planning, Implementation, and Assessment with IMPACT!

This interactive institute will focus on effective strategies to implement proficiency-focused performance-based units and lessons that align with the TEKS for LOTE. Institute goals focus on strategies and guidelines for developing formative and summative assessments that provide evidence of learner progress in using language in real world contexts.  Embedded facilitated application sessions will provide opportunities for small group collaboration and feedback.  Come with a team from your school or district and join other teams as you improve your own instructional proficiency!


Experienced educator Greta Lundgaard taught German, Biology, and English before leaving the classroom to become the LOTE Coordinator at Lewisville ISD and Plano ISD. Greta was instrumental in pushing through pathways for certification for Texas teachers of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese in 2007 and participated in the development of the 2014 TEKS for LOTE, serving on the Level 1-4 TEKS Committee. She was the 2016 recipient of the ACTFL Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education and was named the NADSFL Supervisor of the Year in 2014. Greta works nationally and internationally with world language educators in all educational settings.

  • Topic 1 title & description:    Finding my thunder and lightning: Exploring teaching and leadership strengths and how they impact teaching practices
  • strengths, instructional efficacy, TEKS for LOTE, Core Practices refresh
  • Topic 2 title & description:  Let it Rain:  Exploring student progress in the I do and we do guided phases of teaching through impactful checks for understanding and checks for learning.
  • GRR phases 1 & 2; importance of interactive input & processing, effective teacher input & student processing, language support (scaffolding), what do checks for understanding and learning look like here?
  • Topic 3 title & description: Set Fire to the Rain: Identifying student progress in the you do together and you do alone phases of teaching through impactful formative and summative assessments.
  • GRR phases 3 & 4, importance of collaborative use of language, student-to-student TL, shifting teacher roles, fading scaffolding, what does formative assessment & summative assessment look like here?
  • Topic 4 title & description:  Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Increasing student growth, proficiency, and outcomes through impactful feedback based on success criteria and look-fors from the TEKS for LOTE and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and Performance Descriptors.
  • teacher, peer & self feedback of formative assessment; exit tickets as student reflection & feedback, using summative assessment data to inform "next unit" instruction

Conference Location:

Long Acres Ranch

2235 Richmond Parkway

Richmond, Texas 77469


Lodging: (not included with registration)

Fairfield Inn and Suites Houston Richmond - 1.7 miles from location 

La Quinta Inn and Suites Richmond- Sugarland- 8.2 miles from location

Spring Hill Suites Houston Rosenberg - 5.2 miles from location 

Hampton Inn and Suites Houston - Rosenberg - 4.8 miles from location

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston SW - Rosenberg - 5.0 miles from location

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