Massachusetts World Languages Framework Implementation Series

Following on a 2021 project to develop supplementary resources for teachers of less common language programs, CAL was contracted by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to produce web-based training materials to familiarize districts and teachers with the 2021 Massachusetts World Languages Curriculum Framework and facilitate their alignment of curriculum and instruction to the new standards.

CAL created three sets of resources for this project:

(1) A Curriculum Alignment Guide to support world language educators engaged in curriculum selection, development, and alignment to the new framework.

(2) 14 self-access online learning modules on the organization of the framework and the world language content standards, with a focus on proficiency and equity.

(3) 5 synchronous webinars for educators to advance their understanding of the framework and come together to apply that understanding to their courses.

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About the Project

Funder: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
November 2021 – June 2022