Greta LundgaardProfessional Learning
is a Senior Associate at the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland and is a content and professional development specialist with the STARTALK Program. Greta holds a BS in Education and an MA in German and Second Language Acquisition. She taught English, Biology, and all levels of German before becoming the District Coordinator of Foreign Languages for the Lewisville, TX Independent School District and the Plano, TX Independent School District. Greta was named the NADSFL Supervisor of the Year in 2014, received the ACTFL Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in K-12 Education in 2016 and in 2017 was awarded the Ludwig Award for Leadership in World Language Education by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers. She has served both on the Board of Directors and as President of the Texas Association for Language Supervision, the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages, and the Southwest Conference of Language Teaching. Greta is a session and workshop presenter at state, regional and national foreign language conferences and frequently partners with schools and school districts to provide coaching and professional learning experiences for world language teachers.
When we think of the word “residency”, those of us with loved ones in the medical field immediately conjure up images of exhausted young doctors focused intensely on learning, with the work-life balance of a first year teacher. Another residency type is that of an artist at a museum: someone with specific skills who is there for a short period of time to produce art and promote their mission. I love this style of residency because it is grounded in high expectations and yet somehow offers breathing room for growth and inspiration. This also describes PEARLL’s new Educator in Residence program. Rather than relying on PEARLL staff to develop classroom oriented materials, they asked someone (me) with specific skills (world language teacher) for a short period of time (100 hours) to produce (content) and promote (the TELL Framework). And for this I am glad, because there was no way I was sacrificing my summer relaxation for anything less!August 31, 2022
November 16, 2021
In this episode, four language educators discuss how to create positive relationship with students in online and hybrid environments.August 13, 2021