Professionals in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning
The PEARLL Model Classroom Network is an innovative project aimed at developing a national network of world language classrooms led by teachers who focus on and model themselves after the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Framework. Starting with a goal of 10 classrooms in 2020, PEARLL Classrooms will serve as model sites for teacher efficacy in world language learning. Through the establishment of a virtual community, targeted professional development and support for teachers in the network, and online lesson planning and goal-setting tools, the PEARLL Model Classroom Network will be a catalyst for improving student learning outcomes by increasing teacher efficacy.
Connect with others.Impact peers.Model effective practices.Be a leader.Influence others.
Join the PEARLL Model Classroom Network.
Submit three recordings of a class each year (no more than 15 minutes duration) that emphasizes or highlights one of the TELL Framework criteria (with appropriate permissions for the digital recordings to be used for professional development purposes).
Document professional growth by continuously updating TELL self-assessments, identifying strengths and growth goals, and uploading lesson plans, classroom artifacts, reflections, visuals, evidence of student learning, etc. to Catalyst.
Connect with Leaders
Participate in an online collaborative network to connect with other teacher leaders sharing similar strength or professional growth goals to identify and discuss the effectiveness of strategies and resources for effective language learning.
Be a Role Model
Host educators and administrators from the region for an observation on a dedicated national PEARLL Model Classroom Day to provide access to model teaching and discussions around effective practices identified in the TELL Framework.
Contribute to the content of a PEARLL newsletter by writing one short article each year highlighting effective practices, results of impactful professional learning opportunities, or guidance for those educators who support world language teachers.
Membership in the PEARLL Classroom Network is awarded for a three-year period. Activities and full participation each year is required for continued membership. After that time period, members can choose to continue in the network as cohort mentors as well as participating members.
National Foreign Language Center
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