Using the NADSFL Principles of Effective World Language Programs as a foundation, this workshop will address the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that language leaders need to maximize their impact on teacher practice and student learning. Participants will extend their repertoire of instructional leadership skills by exploring active listening and coaching skills, leading through change, and dealing with resistance and conflict. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to
Articulate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a successful language leader
Set goals for leveraging the influence they have in their roles
Practice instructional coaching skills
Access resources for building their skills as an instructional leader
Leslie Grahn — Languages for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. Leslie has been a course instructor on foreign language teaching methods and differentiated instruction and frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences, specializing in best practices, specifically hands-on, interactive strategies. She facilitates workshops on the topics of student engagement, rigor, authentic resources, and differentiated instruction. Leslie is the co-author of The Keys to Strategies for Language Instruction and serves on the boards of MFLA, NECTFL, NADSFL and ACTFL.