Great Professional Development Opportunities for 2016

Have you already started your “Days til Summer” countdown? Spring fever hits some of us hard this time of year and the idea of planning anything besides a relaxing summer vacation seems impossible!  Well, it may sound funny but now is a great time to look at professional development opportunities available to you this summer!  Really, there are many fantastic summer-time workshops, classes, trips and even online trainings offered to Spanish teachers!  Check out these websites for a few popular choices!   

National Teacher Associations, like ACTFL and AATSP develop amazing summer development opportunities that are specifically targeted to teachers of Spanish.  Topics are always relevant and the networking opportunities make these options even more appealing!  Follow these links to see this summer’s offerings!

ACTFL

https://www.actfl.org/professional-development/professional-development-workshops

AATSP

http://www.aatsp.org/event/id/157329/Summer-Professional-Development-Institutes-for-Teachers-of-Spanish.htm

International Opportunities combine the best of both worlds, learning and traveling! What better way to bring fresh ideas back to your Spanish classroom then to share your travel experiences with your students!  These links look intriguing…

http://www.longwood.edu/aatsp_va/ProfessionalDevel.html#scholarships

https://commongroundinternational.com/spanish-immersion/spanish-for-educators/

https://www.geeo.org/

For teachers looking for a personalized professional development experience Sombrero Time offers live webinar trainings!  Trainings are broken down into 5 modules specifically targeted to Spanish teachers using total immersion!  Participants will “review curriculum, troubleshoot, collaborate and review classroom strategies that will make your immersion program a success!”  If you follow this blog, you may know that I have a personal and professional connection to Sombrero Time.  We would LOVE to have you join us this summer!  Read more about Sombrero Time here!

What are your plans for this summer?  Margaritas, poolside?  Or will you be developing your professional talents with other like minded Spanish teachers?  Please share your summer PD plans below!

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