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PD Extravaganza
What is PD Extravaganza?
What is PD Extravaganza?
Written by Thomas Murr
Updated over a week ago

A bonanza of professional development, a spectacle of SLA pedagogy, and a plethora of proficiency. All in one place! Our PD extravaganza brings you presentations and discussions on relevant topics in world language pedagogy, led by top instructors, researchers and professionals in the field.

Sessions will split into two different types: workshops and presentations.

  • Workshops: Workshops consist of two sessions each of 1 hour and 15 minutes. These sessions are led by topic experts, who will introduce a topic (for example, spontaneous target language use) and lead attendees through activities and discussions surrounding that topic. Our goal for each workshops is for attendees to leave with something (i.e. an interpersonal assessment, a presentational writing rubric) that they can immediately use in their classroom.

  • Presentations: 60-minute webinar consisting of 45 minutes of presentation followed-by a 15-minute Q&A. If you have attended any of our previous webinars this year or in prior years, this is the typical format that we use.

Click the 'Schedule' tab to view all sessions for the PD Extravaganza.

Sessions will take place from Monday, July 24th to FrIday, July 28th, 2022. All sessions will start in between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST.

Who will be presenting these sessions?
For a list of presenters, visit the speakers page here.

On Sched, of course! Well, and on Zoom too. Links to join Zoom will appear on the session page within ten minutes of the scheduled start time.

Can I get CEUs for participating in the PD series?

While we cannot guarantee credits, we can provide certificates of attendance. Please email after you have attended all of the sessions for which you wish to receive credit to receive your certificate. Please keep in mind that while we hope you will watch our already available recorded webinars, we do not provide PD certificates for recorded webinars. You must join the webinar live via the zoom link.

All workshops and presentations will be recorded and uploaded to Sched via our YouTube channel immediately after the conclusion of each session. Simply navigate back to the session page and you can view the recording from there. See an example here.

New this year! Outside of general recordings, we'll be also be making "highlight reels" that break down each session into shorter, more digestible recaps of the main points. Look out for those on our YouTube channel!

We'll be tweeting all throughout the PD Extravaganza as well, so be sure to follow us at @Extemporeapp and use #extemporepd to join the conversation.

Giveaway Information

Following the event, we will be mailing out some Extempore swag and $50 Target gift cards to five unique winners to help restock classrooms for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

How do I enter?

To enter, fill out the session review form (linked below and in each session’s description on Sched) with your key takeaways and feedback.

(Note: both forms yet are not open to responses; they will open upon the beginning of the PD Extravaganza)

Each form submission will qualify for one entry per individual per session. Participants can submit feedback forms for as many sessions as they attend, but entries for the giveaway will be capped at three. Participants can earn one extra entry by tweeting during PD Extravaganza with #ExtemporePD for a maximum of four total entries. Winners will be contacted by email upon the conclusion of PD Extravaganza 2022. Good luck!

But I can't wait!

You'll have to be patient for a bit. Until then, take some time to explore our Sched page to learn about presentations and workshops we'll be offering this summer.

New to Sched? Watch a brief tutorial here to see how it works as an attendee. For last years event page, click here.

See you soon!

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