World Language Standards Implementation Resources Stage One
Stage 1 Resources │Exploration
After State Board approval, this stage, Exploration, is the opportunity to explore the newly revised content area standards and assess readiness to implement. During this stage, time and activities focus on building understanding of the newly revised content area standards and the instructional shifts reflected within revised standards. This stage also includes communication strategies to build awareness and guide decision making related to implementation at the local level.
Key actions in Stage One Exploration are:
- Designate a team to review the standards.
- Become familiar with the standards.
- Establish, with stakeholders, an ultimate proficiency goal for the world language program.
- Review and determine areas of need through an assessment of the status quo.
- Create a timeline to address the areas of need.
The Ultimate Proficiency Goal
Involve critical stakeholders in a discussion regarding the expected and needed level of language proficiency and how that may impact programming. Potential stakeholder roles: higher education representatives from area schools, business leaders, counselors, parents, students, teachers, and administrators.
Assessing the Status Quo
Understanding the 2019 Nebraska World Language Standards