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Statewide Language Workshops from W&L

— by on September 25th, 2012

Dick Kuettner, the director of W&L’s Tucker Multimedia Center, has a new assignment. He is running the Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series, a statewide program that will originate at W&L and be streamed live on the Internet to host schools and divisions all over Virginia. Registration starts today, Sept. 25, and the workshops begin next month.

This program follows on the heels of Dick’s involvement this past summer with Washington and Lee’s Languages for Rockbridge program and with the on-campus Virginia Governor’s Language Academies.

The workshops provide professional development for the state’s teachers of foreign languages. This particular series, developed with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia, derives from teachers’ self-assessments. Teachers can use the workshops to earn points toward recertification.

Dick is also an adjunct professor in W&L’s Romance Languages Department and Teacher Education program.