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AZLA Spring Workshop 2021 - Morning Workshop

  • 20 Feb 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual via Zoom



AZLA Spring Workshop


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Developing and Assessing Student Proficiency through

Standard-based Integrated Performance Assessments


In this workshop participants will (re)familiarize themselves with ACTFL’s and Arizona’s Proficiency standards along with the World Readiness Standards before designing their own standard-based Integrated Performance Assessments (IPA). Traditionally, IPAs are used to assess students’ proficiency in all three modes of communication - interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational - at the end of a unit. Participants will have a beginning draft of an IPA to use in their classroom or course.

PRESENTERS: Linda Burrows and Melanie Mello


Melanie Mello, has been teaching German as a Foreign Language at the middle school, high school, and the collegiate level since 2008. Currently, she teaches German I through AP/IB-HL at Chandler High School in Chandler, AZ. 2019 Melanie was one of the five finalists for ACTFL’s Teacher of the Year Award after being chosen as the SWCOLT and Arizona Teacher of the Year. In her roles as GAPP coordinator, coach in the Goethe-Institut’s Coaching Program, and Past-President of the Arizona Chapter of AATG and the Past-President of AZLA, she promotes and supports the teaching and learning of world languages and their cultures, customs, and traditions here in the USA.

Linda Burrows has taught public school for 20 years in grades 7-12. She has taught Spanish, French, and English to middle school students and social studies for grades 7-12. She has taught all levels from co-taught, on level, honors, AP, and dual-enrollment classes. She has received many awards and received a Fulbright-Hays Summer Project Abroad Program to Bosnia where she learned BCS. Linda is currently the K-12 Social Studies and World and Native Languages Specialist for the Arizona Department of Education where she provides professional development and support to Arizona teachers as they implement the Arizona World and Native Languages Standards.

REGISTRATION closes FEBRUARY 15 at midnight!

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