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What is Catalyst?

Catalyst is a social, online portfolio based on the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) framework. Developed out of a collaboration between the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) and Professionals in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning (PEARLL), it allows world language educators to:

  • Set professional goals
  • Identify their strengths
  • Upload work samples and reflections to document ongoing growth
  • Connect to professional learning resources, including small group peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Create and participate in professional groups
  • Form individual connections
  • Reflect on their growth over time

Who is Catalyst for?

With Catalyst, world language educators of all levels can connect with others to engage in meaningful collaboration and receive feedback on teaching practices. Workshop facilitators, department heads, and other professional mentors can encourage and support professional growth toward shared goals. Synchronous mentoring allows for real-time feedback.

Want to learn more? Check out the resources below!