Why We Organize Workshops A cornerstone of Italidea-Midwest Ltd’s mission is fostering excellence in teaching. The key to successful Italian language programs are well educated, dedicate Italian teachers. Accordingly, we work in close collaboration with university professionals and the Education Office of the Italian Consulate at Chicago, as well as local organizations (e. g., AATI) to identify the needs of teachers of Italian. We address those needs by organizing and delivering professional development workshops. Types of Workshops Our workshops provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their teaching strategies, learn new techniques, and enhance the use of various resources, including the latest technologies, to promote students’ linguistic and cultural competency. Who Should Enroll Our workshops are open to teachers of Italian at all levels, including College/University. Benefits of Participating in a Workshop Our workshops provide a great opportunity to exchange ideas as well as reinforce and establish professional connections. Participants receive materials ready to be used in their classrooms. Last but not least, Chicago Public School teachers may receive CPU credits.