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Webinar with Dr. Donna Clementi

Pathways to Excellence: Using Backward Design Principles for Instruction and Assessment

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Presentation Description:

Backward Design principles require that teachers begin unit planning by describing what they want students to know and be able to do by the end of the instructional unit. Teachers must describe how students will demonstrate that they can apply the grammar and vocabulary and cultural knowledge presented in the unit to real life situations. This webinar will outline a step-by-step process to create a standards-based performance assessment unit.

Biographical Statement:

DonnaClementi2Donna Clementi, PhD, is currently a foreign language methods instructor at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, and a national consultant specializing in best practices in world language curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Clementi taught French and was the World Languages Program Leader in the Appleton Area School District for 33 years. She also spent 38 summers working at Concordia Language Villages, most recently as Director of Education and Research. She is a past-president of the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers, past-chair of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and past board member of ACTFL. She is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences. She has worked on a variety of state and national committees related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Clementi received ACTFL’s Florence Steiner Award for K-12 Leadership in Foreign Languages in 2000, the Distinguished Foreign Language Educator Award from the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers in 2002, and the Supervisor of the Year Award by the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages in 2004. In 2008, she received Les Palmes Académiques from the French government in recognition of her teaching career. In 2012 the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages honored her with the Founders Award.

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