Welcome to the Organic World Language Community

Join the Conversation!
We are excited that you are here to join the conversation about learning. We are a vibrant, passionate, and active community of educators and students dedicated to working together to establish classroom environments where learners are empowered and engaged. We believe in movement, 100% immersion and an emphasis on the importance of creating community in the classroom. The OWL techniques and strategies align with the National and World Readiness Standards, ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, the Common Core Standards, IB and AP programs. Check out our site to learn more about us and how you can get involved!
Workshops
OWL offers fun, interactive, and informative workshops for any and all educators interested in student-centered, proficiency-based instruction. Join the transformative experience of a dynamic, high-energy workshop where concepts are applied through interactive, hands-on activities and collaborations. We strive to create a sustainable professional development partnership with you and your program to provide the best possible support as you continue your journey towards best practices.

Upcoming Events

  1. OWL: Intro to Proficiency & Student Centered Learning – Grinnell College

    August 28 @ 10:00 AM - August 29 @ 3:00 PM
  2. OWL Back to School Assessment, Literacy, & Lesson Planning – Tigard, OR

    September 1 @ 8:00 AM - September 2 @ 4:00 PM
  3. AFLA State Wide Conference 2016 – University of Alaska, Anchorage

    September 23 @ 8:00 AM - September 25 @ 5:00 PM
  4. Regional Hangout – Peterborough, NH

    September 24 @ 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

I saw how professional development and collegial activity should be. The variety of ideas and the community‚Ķthis is incredible! — Ricardo Linnel

Community
The OWL community has been growing for four years and is made up of dedicated educators working to implement techniques and strategies that elicit student-production and high levels of engagement in learning environments. The OWL forums provide a safe and vibrant space to collaborate.