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March 14, 2020 Conference Update – Conference Cancelled

 

It is with very deep regret that we must announce that the 2020 SWCOLT/CLTA conference on April 2-5, 2020 in Anaheim, CA has been cancelled due to the current situation with COVID-19. Although we had hoped to continue with the conference as previously planned, events this week have forced the SWCOLT Board to reconsider. Many teachers, presenters, and exhibitors are unable to attend due to institutional and state travel bans, and we do not want to risk spreading or exposing anyone to the Coronavirus. The health and safety of all attendees is our top priority. This is an unprecedented situation which none of us could have predicted.
The Board of Directors of SWCOLT appreciates the hard work and dedication that have been put into planning for this conference. Our CLTA partners have been wonderful to work with, and we know that our workshop and session presenters have put great deal of time and effort into their preparations.
We are appreciative of the generosity and support of our exhibitors and sponsors. We will post the SWCOLT/CLTA 2020 program and ads on the SWCOLT website, and the Sched conference site will remain live so that everyone can access information regarding the products and services that are available.
SWCOLT will honor refund requests through Sunday, March 29, 2020. Please understand that the refund process is a complex undertaking, and it will require some time to work through all of the details. We ask that you consider donating your registration fee to SWCOLT to help offset the financial impact to the organization. In addition, if you have made a reservation at the Disneyland Hotel or the Paradise Pier Hotel, you will need to cancel your room reservation.
Thank you for understanding the complexities of this situation and for your support of SWCOLT and CLTA. We hope that you will make plans attend the SWCOLT 2021 conference in Reno, Nevada on March 25-27, 2021 to be held in conjunction with the Professional Language Association of Nevada (PLAN).
Sincerely,
Jody Klopp, SWCOLT Executive Director
Susan Dworaczyk, SWCOLT 2020 President


Updates on refunds for cancellation of SWCOLT due to Covid-19 - April 25, 2020


The deadline has passed to receive a full refund for SWCOLT/CLTA 2020 that was to be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California on April 2-5. We will still offer a 50% refund until May 10. No refunds will be given after May 10, 2020.

If your district paid for your SWCOLT/CLTA registration, please contact your administrative office and alert them of the May 10 deadline.

If you have not already requested a refund, we ask that you consider donating your registration fee to SWCOLT to help offset the financial impact to the SWCOLT organization.
All registrants who do not request a refund will be listed as 2020 members of SWCOLT and will have access to our 2020 series of webinars.
For partial refund requests, contact us at jodyklopp@swcolt.org
Please visit https://www.swcolt.org to view the SWCOLT/CLTA 2020 printed program and the SCHED conference agenda for information about our presenters, award and scholarship winners, exhibitors, sponsors, and advertisers.
Thank you for understanding the difficulties of this situation, and for your support of SWCOLT.
Sincerely,
Jody Klopp
SWCOLT Executive Director


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Thursday, April 2
 

8:00am

SWCOLT/CLTA 2020 Registration
All attendees who have pre-registered will pick up conference materials at the registration desk located in the Magic Kingdom Foyer.  All attendees who would like to register onsite will do so at the onsite registration desk.

Thursday April 2, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom East Foyer - Fantasy Tower

9:00am

Anchor Charts, Word Walls, & Beyond: How To "Level Up" Your Students to Success! (Ticketed)
In this session, participants will work collaboratively to develop ideas to "level up" their student work to the targeted proficiency level. Through discussion of proficiency sub levels and essential skills, creation of anchor charts based on rubrics, various word wall techniques with unique student vocabulary, and personalized feedback models, teachers will walk away with a better understanding of how to support and scaffold students as they make their way through ACTFL proficiency levels.

Speakers
SB

Sally Barnes

Mayde Creek High School


Thursday April 2, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mississippi - Frontier Tower

9:00am

Effective Strategies and Activities for Interpersonal Communication (Ticketed)
Interpersonal communication affects the hearts, minds, and actions of individuals as they function in the everyday social world (Braithwaite, Schrodt 2015). This workshop focuses on interpersonal communication strategies and activities that enhance instructional practices. Participants will discover and practice applications and techniques that will increase their students' engagement in developing their writing and speaking skills. Specific emphasis would be given to the relevant California World Languages Standards. Participants will use standard-based rubrics to provide feedback and assess student performance.

Speakers
avatar for Shahnaz Ahmadeian

Shahnaz Ahmadeian

Site Director, Southern Area International Languages Network
avatar for Dr. Cecile Nedellec

Dr. Cecile Nedellec

Program Specialist, SDSU
avatar for Mat Schulze

Mat Schulze

Director / Professor, SDSU
proficiency development, online language learning, testing, language teaching pedagogy, applied linguistics


Thursday April 2, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
Western-Frontier Tower

9:00am

Intercultural Teaching Made Easy (Ticketed)
Learn how to place culture as the focus of your language instruction! Take global competence to the next level by employing authentic texts, intercultural activities, and social justice customized for your context. Meet the new CA World Language Standards and ACTFL's World Readiness Standards: Interacting with cultural competence and understanding at all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Regalado

Francesca Regalado

Teacher, Barstow HS / MAFLT Michigan State University


Thursday April 2, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
Columbia - Frontier Tower

9:00am

The Magic of Co-Creation: Providing Language Learners with Stories They Can Read (Ticketed)
Have you experienced the magic of a good story? Do you want your students to experience the magic of a good story? In this workshop you will learn the magic of co-creating stories with your students, committing those stories to writing, and providing students with literature they can negotiate and enjoy on their own.

Speakers
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Ariene Borutzki

GGUSD / COACH FLP
RH

Robert Harrell

Instructor, Cohort Leader, Presenter, CSULB / COACH FLP / Compelling Input


Thursday April 2, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
Nile - Adventure Tower

9:00am

Visualize the Modes (Ticketed)
Using the power of images to inspire and improve students’ language performance. This session will present a plethora of activities that will engage 21st century learners and promote interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication. Ideas for finding and using visuals in the communicative language class to support all aspects of a lesson and at all proficiency levels while embedding culture in a natural way and developing visual literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Mireille McNabb

Mireille McNabb

French Teacher, Leland High & Stanford World Language Project
avatar for Sally Mearns

Sally Mearns

Site Director, Stanford World Language Projectt


Thursday April 2, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

9:00am

9:00am

Engage Your Core... Practices! Thematic Unit Design and Instruction With ACTFL's 6 Core Practices (Ticketed)
ACTFL’s 6 Core Practices are thoughtful and sound ideals for World Language Educators. But which steps, resources, knowledge, and strategies does it really take to develop engaging and effective units that weave them together? In this workshop, French teachers will collaborate on the design and instruction of global thematic units using comprehensible language strategies. They will interact with curated authentic language and pedagogical resources to develop communicative activities and proficiency tasks for all three modes in the target language that incorporate research-based assessment options for which teachers can provide appropriate feedback. Participants will work with hands-on resources that will be shared via the presenter’s website. Please bring a computer in order to fully benefit from the online resources.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, NADSFL, WAFLT, ASCD, NADSFL, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2020 9:00am - 4:15pm
Adventure - Adventure Tower

9:00am

Southwest Language Leadership Initiative (SWLLI) (Invitation Only)
The Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT), in partnership with state world language teacher associations within the region, is offering this invitation-only institute to members interested in developing their leadership capacity and teaching practice and who are committed to furthering the mission of their regional and state associations. This intensive leadership institute fosters a growth mindset focused on research-based teaching and purposeful nurturing of leadership skills. It follows ACTFL’s Leadership Initiative in Language Learning (LILL) model (http://languageleadership.org/) and is designed to empower educators to become agents for change throughout the region’s language classrooms and programs.

Speakers
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Tonja Byrom

CLTA President, CSU East Bay
avatar for Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

CTE Coordinator / AVID Director, Washoe County Public Schools
I am the AVID Director and Career and Technical Program Coordinator from the Washoe County School District in Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada, the Past President of PLAN (Professional Language Association of Nevada), and the 2018 NADSFL Supervisor of the Year.


Thursday April 2, 2020 9:00am - 4:15pm
Amazon - Adventure Tower

12:00pm

Lunch On Your Own - Where to Eat

Restaurants on the Disneyland Hotel property:
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/hotels/disneyland-hotel/dining/

Descriptions of Restaurants within walking distance.
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown-disney-district/

Have you downloaded the Disneyland APP via your APP store? You may order ahead at many of the restaurants through the app.
Once you download the APP, here are the steps to order:

1. Tap the menu to the far right (the three lines).
2. Tap Mobile Food Orders
3. Tap Create New Order
4. Scroll to find the restaurant you want
5. Tap Now if you want to order your food now -OR- Click on More Times to select a later time.
6. Tap View Menu.
7. Tap desired menu item, select desires quantity, and tap Add.
8. Tap View My Order.
9. Tap Review Order Summary.
10. Tap Packaging Options and select Dine In or To Go.
11. Add Payment Option and tap Purchase.




Thursday April 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Disneyland Hotel Resort

1:15pm

Authenticity-Centered Teaching for Intercultural Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom (Ticketed)
This workshop will focus on the development of lessons entered around authentic multi-modal texts (such as movie posters, memes, commercials etc.) using a multi-literacies approach encouraging intercultural learning and critical language awareness. Attendees will get to understand and use the multi-literacies model (Kalantzis & Cope, 2000) in order to supplement their textbooks with more authentic materials.

Speakers
TH

Tara Hashemi

California State University, Fresno


Thursday April 2, 2020 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

1:15pm

Effective Strategies in Implementing the New AP Chinese Language and Culture CED and Framework (Ticketed)
Since the College Board published online the 2019 AP Chinese Language and Culture Course and Exam Description (CED) along with the Course Framework, there have been some discussions and concerns among the AP Chinese teachers about “changes” to the course and challenges they face in implementing the tasks described in the new CED. This workshop aims to clarify some of the confusions about the new CED, and to recommend some effective strategies in the implementation of this newly published AP Chinese Language and Culture Course and Exam Description and Framework. Examples from the presenter’s own classroom will be shared about actual implementation practice of the new CED, and the audience will have opportunities to have hands-on practices that demonstrate how to make the CED alive in their classrooms so that we all can help our students to be better prepared for the AP exam.

Speakers
avatar for Baocai Paul Jia

Baocai Paul Jia

Teacher, Cupertino High School
Mr. Baocai Paul Jia, is currently the Executive Director for the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS). Mr. Jia is the 2019 recipient of CLTA Hal Wingard Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2017 recipient of the California Language Teachers Association... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2020 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Western-Frontier Tower

1:15pm

Enhancing your Spanish Lit Courses in a Timely Manner, While Increasing Students’ Productivity. (Ticketed)
Stressed over the amount of reading assignments required in your advanced literature courses? Come join us as we share a variety of authentic materials and technology tools not only to help you enhance your thematic units, but to save time and increase your students' productivity. The big idea is to be able to facilitate a collaborative student center environment where learning goes beyond the classroom setting. Participants will leave this session with multiple resources ready to be implemented as soon as they hit their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Perez

Nancy Perez

Site Director, CCWLP
-El Diamante HSAP Language and Literature Teacher &Department Chair-CLTA: Executive Board Member since 2011-Visalia, CA


Thursday April 2, 2020 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Mississippi - Frontier Tower

1:15pm

Implementing the Writing Process for Heritage Learners and Native Speakers in the AP Spanish Class (Ticketed)
The topic of supporting Heritage Learners/Native Speakers in the high school setting, AP Spanish Language & Culture classroom requires best practices to engage and empower the unique linguistic needs of the L2 learner. This session will focus on the strategies to support Heritage Learners/Native Speakers develop efficiency in the writing process and ensure that all students develop the presentation writing skills while gaining confidence in their writing ability. The goal is to prepare Heritage Speakers/Native Speakers become successful in the AP Spanish course and ultimately achieve a pass score in the AP Spanish Language exam. Description: This workshop will provide you with a plan on how to organize a model for writing process that engages AP Spanish students in the: drafting, revision, and peer feedback stages that drives the focus on language and writing proficiency while promoting the AP Spanish program at your site.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Zavala

Karen Zavala

AP Spanish Language & Heritage Speakers I, Hayward Unified
Building an AP Spanish program in Title I schools. Creating Storytellers in the Heritage Speaker classroom.Creating Classroom Culture that Promotes College & Career Skills targeting first Generation, Latino learners. Reducing classroom behaviors that are best practices focused on... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2020 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Columbia - Frontier Tower

1:15pm

Introduction to Embedded Reading (Ticketed)
Let’s stop students’ resistance to reading! Let’s convince students that really interesting things happen when they read! Let’s light up literacy in your classes! Embedded Reading was first created by teachers to address those problems and has developed into a highly successful way to grow students' literacy skills and make good texts even more compelling. It combines several high-leverage practices in order to create the most successful activities possible. By carefully scaffolding text and incorporating highly-effective activities, teachers can change the look of literacy in their classrooms. Come explore Embedded Reading and develop materials for your students!

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Clarcq

Laurie Clarcq

Consultant/Trainer/Presenter, Hearts For Teaching


Thursday April 2, 2020 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Safari - Adventure Tower

1:15pm

The Magic of Movement: Activities that Move and Motivate Students in the World Language Classroom (Ticketed)
Brain research shows us that movement boosts learner engagement and reduces boredom. This session will provide many strategies and ideas for getting students moving, relaxing, thinking and acquiring the target language magically!

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Leathers

Cynthia Leathers

Lecturer/Coordinator Single Subject Credential Program, CSULB, CSULB
As Coordinator of the Single Subject Credential Program at CSU Long Beach, I delight in working with pre-service teachers, new teachers and veterans. I taught Spanish in middle school and high school, and I have been attending and presenting at CLTA for over 30 years. I am retired... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2020 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Nile - Adventure Tower

4:30pm

Integrating Culture with TV5MONDE (Ticketed)
TV5MONDE, the website, is a treasure chest of authentic resources to teach French that help place Francophone culture at the center of language instruction for all learning levels. The content can be easily adapted to CA World Languages Standards, NGSS, CCSS, and ACTFL World Readiness Standards. During this workshop, participants will experience a complete TV5MONDE audio-visual lesson, learn to navigate through “Enseigner,” “Apprendre,” and “Découvrir” with various tips and tricks, and have time to plan to integrate culturally focused lesson weekly. Participants will leave this workshop knowing the implementation strategies of a TV5MONDE audio-visual lesson and have lessons ready for the following week. Computers will be necessary for this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Sun

Valerie Sun

Immersion and EdTech Specialist, EmpowerED Consulting
Valerie is an edtech and dual-immersion specialist. She teaches at Cal State Fullerton and provides professional development to K-12 teachers in edtech integration and/or in dual-immersion best practices. She loves supporting teachers by making sure that they have the resources they... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2020 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Adventure - Adventure Tower

4:30pm

Interculturality: A Weaving of Caribbean Voices (Ticketed)
The Caribbean is one of the most culturally diverse areas of the world. Join us to discuss the Caribbean experience from the ethnic perspective of various poets. Create a Caribbean weaving of art and poetic images.

Speakers
GP

Gloria Payette

Berkeley World Language Project (BWLP)
avatar for Don Doehla

Don Doehla

Co-Director, French Instructor, BWLP
NBCT, PBLL Coach and Instructor


Thursday April 2, 2020 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Mississippi - Frontier Tower

4:30pm

More Authentic Audio, Please! (Ticketed)
Please sir, may I have some more? AP students often tell me they wish they would have had more listening comprehension practice in their previous language classes. Let's explore how to provide opportunities for all students to listen to authentic audio samples with informal comprehension checks suitable for their proficiency level. Let's learn to modify the task but not the authentic resource. If students are exposed to interviews, podcasts and PSA's in the target language from Year 1, just think how much more confident they will feel in an AP Culture and Language class. Suitable for all levels and languages.

Speakers
CF

Carla Forchini

Healdsburg High School


Thursday April 2, 2020 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

4:30pm

Slide into Communication (Ticketed)
Google Slides is an amazingly versatile tool that can be used to foster communication.This workshop will focus on the features of Google Slides that can be used in the World Language Classroom. No matter how you teach, or what you teach, maximizing what Google Slides has to offer will change your classroom for the better. Please bring a laptop or a Chromebook. iPads are not recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Thompson

Bethany Thompson

Instructional Technology Coach, After School Coordinator, Apple Valley High School
Technology, French, after school, turkey farms


Thursday April 2, 2020 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Western-Frontier Tower

4:30pm

Where Whole Language and World Languages Intersect (Ticketed)
In this workshop the participants will be presented with a brief overview on the whole language method of teaching reading from the elementary school and, how this connects directly to our language teaching practices. With a focus on reading instruction, examples will be shown how to create lessons driven by a reading text and connecting it to listening, speaking and writing. Practical ideas, worksheets, resources will be discussed and the participants will have a new view of how their instruction can be supported by similar strategies from whole language.

Speakers
AM

Al Martino

Arizona State University: Doctoral Student
Teacher of World Languages and ESL and classroom methodologies: implementing the four skills, speaking activities, engagement with reading, classroom management, working with students with disabilities.....


Thursday April 2, 2020 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Safari - Adventure Tower

5:15pm

Use Google Slides and Speed Dating to Do What Students Love Most: Talk About Themselves!
Learn easy and fun steps to build student presentational speaking, listening and writing proficiencies with Google Applications. Walk away with instructions, examples and templates to engage students in meaningful self-expression, build literacy, scaffold academic language and differentiate so that all students are challenged and engaged. All materials align with ACTFL Can Do Statements and Common Core Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Fernandes

Kelly Fernandes

Spanish Teacher, Arcata High School


Thursday April 2, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Safari - Adventure Tower

6:00pm

 
Friday, April 3
 

7:00am

8:00am

21st Century Speaking Assessments: The Free and Online CAST Assessment Software (Ticketed)
Conducting oral assessment no longer has to send shivers down your spine. Creating prompts, dealing with technology, massive number of files or even tapes, and providing feedback can be daunting without the support of the free online CAST software. Join this workshop and bring your laptop to learn how to administer oral assessments in Spanish and English using CAST and provide detailed feedback for students without the stress and time investment when doing it just by yourself.

Speakers
ER

Evan Rubin

Language Acquisition Resource Center
TS

Trevor Shanklin

Language Acquisition Resource Center


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am
Columbia - Frontier Tower

8:00am

3 Hours, 3 Modes: Innovative Teaching Strategies that Weave the Modes with Social Justice (Ticketed)
Come spend some time with CLTA’s California Teacher of the Year (2016) and learn how she supports her students toward linguistic and cultural competence by growing their skills in each of the three modes of communication while at the same time incorporating our 2019 WL Standards and promoting social justice. This workshop will be fast-paced, hands-on, and participatory. You will be using authentic resources to expand your teaching practice by unlocking the power of task-based, real-world language activities. Bring a laptop or iPad to best be able to access the strategies in this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Matchett

Elizabeth Matchett

WL Instuctional Supervisor and Spanish teacher, Gunn HS
100% use of the target language, assessment, equity, heritage speakers, EVERY student can learn a language, 6 Core Practices for LL, incorporating the garden in LL, Stanford World Language Project, CIEE Global Navigators


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am
Western-Frontier Tower

8:00am

7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Foreign Language Classroom (Ticketed)
The 7 Steps, research-based strategies that increase comprehensible input while providing low-stress opportunities for output, can transform the classroom into a communicative environment that engages students in the target language with easy-to-implement structures from day one! Experience simulations and practical strategies for your toolbox to provide students with access points to any target language in a K-12 classroom setting. The goal of this presentation is to share with foreign language teachers (both novice and seasoned) a framework that can transform the LOTE classroom into an interactive environment where students are immediately engaging in structures and vocabulary in the target language.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Matis

Anna Matis

World Language Consultant, Seidlitz Education
Hi! I'm Anna, a former high school French teacher and current writer & ESL consultant. I have an M.A. in Foreign Language Education, and have written educational resources as well as led professional development for teachers & administrators across Texas. Last year, I co-authored... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am
Nile - Adventure Tower

8:00am

Comprehension-based Communicative Teaching (CCLT) for Asian Languages (Ticketed)
Comprehension-based Communicative Language Teaching (CCLT; ACTFL SIG) has been fast growing in popularity among language teachers around the world. Meanwhile, many teachers of Asian languages often ask about how CCLT can address their special needs in reading and writing kanji/hanzi/hanja, the lack of abundant cognates and loan words shared with English that can aid comprehension, and tones used in Chinese and Southeast Asian languages including Thai, Vietnamese, and others. This session walks attendees through successful cases of CCLT teaching, assessments, and syllabi that are backward designed for Asian languages, with discussions focused on issues in reading and writing, interpersonal and presentational speaking, performance-based assessments, and articulated curricular design across year-levels.

Speakers
avatar for Ngan Ta

Ngan Ta

Upper School Chinese Teacher, ‘Iolani School
I'm currently teaching middle school and high school Chinese at 'Iolani School in Honolulu. Since 2014, I started teaching Chinese through stories customized to my students' interests. I have since noticed that teaching through customized stories has helped my students reach higher... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Reed Riggs

Dr. Reed Riggs

Special Instructor, Chinese, Brigham Young University–Hawaiʻi
I have been working with language teachers in communicative & comprehension-based approaches since 2014 in Honolulu, HI, providing learning demos in Mandarin Chinese and in Vietnamese. My research works to tie comprehension-based teaching practices to theoretical questions in SLA... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am
Mississippi - Frontier Tower

8:00am

Integrating with Intention and Integrity: Digital Resources for All Three Modes of Communication (Ticketed)
This workshop will focus on integrating web-based tools, apps, and techniques to create engaging and purposeful interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal tasks within global thematic units based on the TPACK | NCSSFL-ACTFL | AP frameworks and ACTFL’s Statement on Technology. Participants will collaborate on a variety of tools that highlight student-centered instructional strategies designed to motivate and involve all learners. Topics will include Digital Storytelling, Mad Libs, Social Media, and Google Apps for World Languages. Please bring a laptop computer AND a mobile device.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, NADSFL, WAFLT, ASCD, NADSFL, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am
Safari - Adventure Tower

8:00am

Intercultural Capability and Learner Obligation of a Learned Culture (Ticketed)
Typically a learner entering a new community or culture is not expected to reciprocate with the new community or culture. Non-reciprocation leads to uncertainty of a learner's role within the new community or culture. In this workshop, the presenter will present research and discussions on how to structure the entrance and journey of a new student into a new community and culture. There will be discussion about reciprocation and what is the role of student entering a learner community or culture. Values will be addressed and identification of the various types of roles students can engage in in order to accomplish intercultural competency. This workshop will allow for participants to visualize and apply techniques for future practice.

Speakers
AJ

Amy June Rowley

California State University East Bay


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am
Monorail C - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

LEVEL UP! RX for a Tired Curriculum - Invite Student Engagement through Meaningful Curriculum (Ticketed)
If your classroom seems lethargic, it’s time to rehabilitate. Inject a dose of caring heart, add 21st century relevance, provide a diet of higher interest input and engage learners with collaborative and therapeutic activities. This workshop can help you boost energy by understanding the dynamics of Generation Z, acquire pathway strategies to teach for proficiency, reconstruct traditional units using AP Themes and UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals, build a technology toolbox for interpretive, interpersonal and presentational tasks and then assess for a great reward.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Egnatz

Linda Egnatz

Executive Director, Global Seal of Biliteracy
I\'m passionate about teaching for proficiency and supporting recognition of student language learning by promoting a Seal of Biliteracy for ALL language learners.


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

8:00am

Resources and Strategies for Effective Learner-Centered Instruction (Ticketed)
Building an effective and successful world language classroom requires an in-depth understanding of the ACTFL Core principles and STARTALK for effective teaching and learning, model curricula and guidelines, and how to implement them. Join us in this workshop to explore the resources we have developed as a result of the Occidental College 2018 Infrastructure grant, “Interacting with Authentic Texts and Tasks." The presenters will take you on a journey of exploration sharing how they used the model curricula to design suitable learning plans, how those plans were implemented in the classroom using videos, and guide you to other resources focused on effective implementation of learner-centered instruction and the use of authentic resources to create interest and to provide a context for learning.

Speakers
IA

Iman Arabi-Katbi Hashem

California World Language Project, LA and CSULB


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am
Castle A - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

The MAGIC of TPR & TPRS for Language Acquisition Part 1- From TPR to TPR Stories (Ticketed)
Are you eager to find ways to increase classroom communication in the target language and maximize student engagement? In this workshop participants will experience the MAGIC of TPR (Total Physical Response) and learn how to create TPR stories to create a highly communicative classroom from day one! Demonstrations will be given in comprehensible Mandarin along with some samples in Spanish as well. Participants will not only learn how to use TPR for classroom management in ways never before imagined, but also experience and get coached on a variety of specific techniques to make TPR and TPR story-creating more valuable and engaging. Teachers will leave with better skills at maintaining 90%+ communication in the target language in class and gain a deeper understanding of the principles of Second Language Acquisition and ACTFL Core Practices for WL Instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am
Castle B-C - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

Engaging All Learners in the Language Classroom (Ticketed)
Language educators are responsible every day to welcome and meet the needs of the wide diversity of their learners in their classroom.The needs of learners vary based on their background, readiness level, interests, and learning preferences.Experience and analyze five key strategies for building learner confidence and proficiency. Scaffold instruction to support reluctant and struggling learners. Learn to use data to plan instruction, guiding all learners to meet their goals.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 3:15pm
Monorail A-B - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

Southwest Language Leadership Initiative (SWLLI) (Invitation Only)
The Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT), in partnership with state world language teacher associations within the region, is offering this invitation-only institute to members interested in developing their leadership capacity and teaching practice and who are committed to furthering the mission of their regional and state associations. This intensive leadership institute fosters a growth mindset focused on research-based teaching and purposeful nurturing of leadership skills. It follows ACTFL’s Leadership Initiative in Language Learning (LILL) model (http://languageleadership.org/) and is designed to empower educators to become agents for change throughout the region’s language classrooms and programs.

Speakers
TB

Tonja Byrom

CLTA President, CSU East Bay
avatar for Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

CTE Coordinator / AVID Director, Washoe County Public Schools
I am the AVID Director and Career and Technical Program Coordinator from the Washoe County School District in Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada, the Past President of PLAN (Professional Language Association of Nevada), and the 2018 NADSFL Supervisor of the Year.


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 3:15pm
Amazon - Adventure Tower

8:00am

Supporting Heritage Language Learners in the 21st Century (Ticketed)
Participants will learn how to create a community in their heritage classes, beginning with difficult topics such as mental wellness, identity and addressing the current climate in the United States. Participants will learn how to support native language students in gaining greater literacy skills in their first language and other languages. They will explore how the instructional sequence supports alignment with the AP global themes. They will examine and define proficiency and performance in a Heritage Speakers class, while connecting and building community with other Heritage Speakers teachers.

Speakers
AM

Angela Martinez

Heritage High School in Brentwood, CA; BWLP , CLTA
LR

Luz Ramirez

James Lick High School
AR

Anna R. Chavez

James Lick High School


Friday April 3, 2020 8:00am - 3:15pm
Adventure - Adventure Tower

11:00am

Lunch On Your Own - Where to Eat
Restaurants on the Disneyland Hotel property:
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/hotels/disneyland-hotel/dining/

Descriptions of Restaurants within walking distance.
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown-disney-district/

Have you downloaded the Disneyland APP via your APP store? You may order ahead at many of the restaurants through the app. Once you download the app, here are the steps to take:


1. Tap the menu to the far right (the three lines).
2. Tap Mobile Food Orders
3. Tap Create New Order
4. Scroll to find the restaurant you want
5. Tap Now if you want to order your food now -OR- Click on More Times to select a later time.
6. Tap View Menu.
7. Tap desired menu item, select desires quantity, and tap Add.
8. Tap View My Order.
9. Tap Review Order Summary.
10. Tap Packaging Options and select Dine In or To Go.
11. Add Payment Option and tap Purchase.




Friday April 3, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm
Disneyland Hotel Resort

11:00am

12:00pm

12:15pm

From Paper to Practice - Taking Planning Beyond the Buzzwords (Ticketed)
When schools develop new curricula, there are often gaps that exist between what is written and what is needed to implement the new curricula, leaving teachers confused and frustrated before they have started planning a single lesson. In this workshop, participants will learn how to deconstruct unit can-do statements into logically sequenced chunks for daily lessons. Participants will review several examples and will develop a series of learning targets and activities that move students from input to output incorporating frequent checks for learning designed to provide feedback for the learner and teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Sauer

Thomas Sauer

Director, PEARLL


Friday April 3, 2020 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Nile - Adventure Tower

12:15pm

Get Lit(eracy) Up! (Ticketed)
So much of what we do as world language teachers is teaching how to listen and speak (oracy) and teaching how to read and write (literacy). This workshop is focused on building greater capacity for engaging students in oral communication as a whole class, in groups, and in pairs (Building a Classroom Discourse Community) as well as integrating authentic and scaffolded texts to support learner acquisition (Guiding Learners to Interpret and Discuss Authentic Texts), based on Enacting the Work of Language Instruction (Glisan & Donato, 2017). Using existing and modified frameworks from the Emerging Bilingual field, participants will explore and practice research-based methods and maneuvers to increase oracy and literacy for second language acquisition while using the target language. Please bring an electronic device to access the resources online.

Speakers
avatar for Lyanne Terada

Lyanne Terada

President, CCFLT
President of the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT), LILL Cohort 1, Hawai`i Association of Language Teachers TOY 2008, and NBCT Spanish teacher at Horizon High School in Thornton, CO


Friday April 3, 2020 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Columbia - Frontier Tower

12:15pm

Good, Better, Best: Improving Embedded Readings (Ticketed)
Embedded Reading has been successfully used in World Language classrooms for nearly nine years.This workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to upgrade their use of this technique in their classrooms. During this three hour presentation, participants will examine which qualities of an embedded reading make it appealing to and accessible by readers. Using these insights and several pre-prepared readings, participants adjust each to the interests and reading level of their own students. In addition, participants will create their own readings and activities for students. Prior experience with Embedded Readings is encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Clarcq

Laurie Clarcq

Consultant/Trainer/Presenter, Hearts For Teaching


Friday April 3, 2020 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Safari - Adventure Tower

12:15pm

League of Leadership: Harnessing Our Superpowers to Lead Our State Organizations (Invitation Only)
Have you ever wondered how other state associations operate? Here is your opportunity to get together with other state leaders to find out! In this invitation-only workshop, we will discuss the qualities of a successful board, view important organizational documents, consider different conference schedules & logistics, share how the respective state organizations can collaborate, and much more. Let’s be greater together!

Speakers
avatar for T J Troche

T J Troche

Spanish and French Teacher/ President of PLAN, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Las Vegas, NV
avatar for Jody Klopp

Jody Klopp

Executive Director, SWCOLT


Friday April 3, 2020 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Mark Twain - Frontier Tower

12:15pm

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About (Ticketed)
Ever feel like you have taught your students a lot of vocabulary, but they still aren't speaking in class? Do some students speak all the time and others never say a word? Wondering what you need to do to motivate students to voluntarily talk to each other in the target language at all times and at all levels? This ACTFL Teacher of the Year will show you step by step what to give students in order to empower them to take control of their own learning. Students at every level can be successful at achieving meaningful output when provided appropriate supports, and soon you won't be able to get them to stop! Experience many low-prep strategies first-hand as a participant, watch videos of students using the target language in various settings, and leave with a greater understanding of what steps to take to cultivate oral proficiency in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Griffin

Katrina Griffin

North County HS


Friday April 3, 2020 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

12:15pm

The Magic of Mini-Novels (Ticketed)
If you've ever wondered how mini-novels can support language acquisition in your classroom, but weren't sure how to use them, this is the workshop for you! Learn how to backwards plan a novel from choosing the right novel to assessing your students' acquisition. Bring a novel you're interested in teaching, and let's get started!

Speakers
avatar for Shari Kaulig

Shari Kaulig

Instructor, California State University Long Beach
I train student teachers at CSULB, teaching the seminar during student teaching and also supervising in the field. CSULB trains using CI strategies. I taught high school Spanish for 39 years, and have trained at the university level for 13 years. I am assistant director of COACH Foreign... Read More →
MP

MC Pierce

Orange County School of the Arts


Friday April 3, 2020 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Western-Frontier Tower

12:15pm

The MAGIC of TPR & TPRS for Language Acquisition Part 2 - TPRS - From PQA to “Storyasking” (Ticketed)
Come join this fun and exciting workshop to create classroom conversations that encourage reading in the target language. Learn how to create engaging personalized stories to facilitate language acquisition in your classes while experiencing these techniques in comprehensible Mandarin. Sample video clips from Spanish classes will provide context also. Participants will be coached in PQA (personalized question and answer) techniques and classroom management strategies to maximize classroom communication. A variety of reading strategies will be explored and participants will learn how to begin building a vibrant reading program, the centerpiece of a comprehension-based curriculum. Learn how to explore authentic materials more comprehensibly and leave with sample TPRS lesson plans that can be adapted for their language classes/levels.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified
CH

Crystal Hsiao

Mandarin Teacher, Laguna Beach High School


Friday April 3, 2020 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Castle B-C - Fantasy Tower

12:15pm

Unpacking the 2019 World Languages Standards for California Public Schools (Ticketed)
Join ACTFL National Language Teachers of the Year Christine Lanphere (2007) and Nicole Naditz (2015) in this workshop featuring a collaborative, hands-on exploration of the 2019 World Languages Standards for California Public Schools Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Lanphere

Christine Lanphere

Natomas High School
Using the Target Language: Create an Immersion Environment from Day 1 (copy and paste URL into your browser): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kLw0EFFT9XMUZUmXJqwplSy4F5OzDDt7_f8dNbMzhuM/edit?usp=sharing
avatar for Nicole Naditz

Nicole Naditz

Program Specialist, Instructional Technology, San Juan Unified School District
Passionate about planning for learning rather than for teaching, Nicole taught French to grades 3 through 12, including AP French Language for more than 24 years before transitioning to her current role as the Program Specialist for Instructional Technology K-12 for San Juan Unified... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2020 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Monorail C - Fantasy Tower

12:15pm

We Are Not Broken: ASL/English Bilinguals Who Are Deaf (Ticketed)
Since the discovery of American Sign Language (ASL) as a full-fledged language, distinct from English in 1960, ASL instruction has been offered to the Hearing population as a World Language, overlooking and/or denying the Deaf population's unalienable human right to acquire and develop ASL as a Heritage Language. History of Sign Language use among the Deaf, Sign Language linguicism, and visual language research findings will be presented, construing why and how ASL is a Heritage Language of the Deaf Americans. Various ASL teaching approaches (maintenance, immersion, and prescriptive), and national ASL standards and curriculum clear the ground for the acquisition and development of ASL as a Heritage Language for the Deaf, ages 0-21 and beyond.

Speakers
PH

Petra Horn Marsh

University of Kansas Edwards Campus


Friday April 3, 2020 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Castle A - Fantasy Tower

3:30pm

 
Saturday, April 4
 

7:00am

8:00am

Art, Authentic Resources, and Activity in the Spanish Classroom
How can you keep students motivated in the Spanish classroom while also building language proficiency and cultural awareness? This session explores how to use fine arts, authentic resources, and activities to make the Spanish classroom engaging and relevant. Participants will take part in many activities, share their own best practices, and leave with ideas and strategies to use right away.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Sayers

Rich Sayers

Vice President of Humanities, Pearson
Rich taught Spanish at Niwot High School in Longmont, CO, levels 1 through A.P. Spanish for 18 years. Rich is one of the authors of three middle and high school Spanish series: Paso a paso, Realidades, and Auténtico. Rich joined Pearson as a national world languages consultant and... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Amazon - Adventure Tower

8:00am

Engaging Your Students and Developing Professionally: SHH & AATSP
The American Association of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) is a professional teaching organization for teachers and professors of all levels. Based on participants’ needs, this session will present key programs, resources, and opportunities available through the AATSP. Come learn about our upcoming conferences in Puerto Rico (2020) and beyond! Teachers interested in starting or maintaining a chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, the honor society for high school Spanish and Portuguese students, are invited to this session. We will explain the various aspects of the SHH including steps for chartering a chapter, steps to maintain an active chapter, suggestions for activities to keep students involved, scholarships available for students, awards for chapters and sponsors, and more. Come win an AATSP New Member Certificate for 2020!

Speakers
KS

Kelly Scheetz

Franklin High School


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Castle C - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

Flipped Classroom: Un nuevo enfoque en nuestras clases
La metodología flipped está ganando cada vez más terreno en nuestras aulas. En este taller conoceremos en qué consiste el modelo flipped classroom, presentaremos recursos y herramientas disponibles para implementar este modelo y reflexionaremos sobre sus ventajas y aplicaciones didácticas.


Speakers
MC

Mónica Comas Rodríguez

Asesora técnica de educación - Education Advisor, Gobierno de España - Ministerio de educación y formación profesional


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Western-Frontier Tower

8:00am

Road Map to Creating a Successful Exchange Program
A school exchange program is one of the most rewarding opportunities for students and teachers, yet the process of building partnerships and coordinating a group exchange can seem intimidating. Learn how to create a successful exchange program that empowers students to develop their language and cultural proficiency while transforming your school into a truly global campus. Participants will receive a step-by-step guide and walk away feeling confident and inspired to create their own exchange program.

Speakers
AV

Alondra Velez

Forum Language Experience
KC

Katlin Considine

Forum Language Experience


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Castle A - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

Teaching and Promoting French in the 21st Century
Learn how the AATF is positioning itself for the 21st century with new materials, new projects, and new services for members. These include 4 new publications on IPAs, cinema, legends, and Martinique, a new website linked to social media and online advertising, new French standards, and upcoming conventions in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, in New Orleans, France, and San Diego. Participants will receive sample materials, a tour of the online resources, and ideas for how to integrate these ideas in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for AATF

AATF

AATF
The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) was founded in 1927 and is the largest national association of French teachers in the world with nearly 10,000 members. In 2014 we re-located from Southern Illinois University to a new headquarters in Marion, Illinois. A full-time... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Columbia - Frontier Tower

8:00am

Using Stories to Build Vocabulary, Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing Proficiency
Stories are powerful tools for language learning. Research shows that stories are not only engaging for students, they provide a foundation for thematic instruction that is highly effective for language acquisition. STORYWORLD's online interactive library is full of stories written specifically for language learners with associated activities that reinforce practice in vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking. A Formative Evaluation Dashboard provides automated feedback for teachers on vocabulary, reading & listening proficiency with spoken and written teacher evaluation guidelines mapped to ACTFL World-Readiness standards. Individual & overall class proficiency assessment guidelines align with can-do statements. Students can write, record and share their own stories. Languages: Spanish, Mandarin, English. Research conducted by WestEd will be shared.

Speakers
CH

Cynthia Harrison Barbera

STORYWORLD International


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Monorail B Fantasy Tower

8:00am

Best of H.A.L.T. - DIY, How to Thrive as a WL Department through Shared Vision and Goals
In the past few years the World Language Department at Waipahu High School has emerged as a leader in the state of Hawaii and now we would like to share our successes beyond our state. Voted best in conference at the Hawaii Association of Language Teachers 2019 Spring Conference, this presentation will touch on many aspects vital to having a vibrant and successful language department. The presentation will include the story of how we went from 3 languages offered to 6, how we discovered CLT/CI Teaching, adopting a Unified Pacing Guide, and how we got all 11 members of our department to work toward the same goals.

Speakers
WS

Will Smith

Waipahu High School
KS

Kevin Sledge

Waipahu High School
RF

Rachelle Funtanilla

Teacher, Waipahu High School
DC

Diana Cristina Williams

Waipahu High School


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

8:00am

Building Speaking and Listening Skills in the WL Classroom
How can I get my students to demonstrate understanding in a creative and engaging way? In this workshop, I will show how EdPuzzle and Flipgrid allow teachers to give formative feedback while engaging students with personalized learning tools, giving students access to the practice and focus they need to succeed and allow educators to break down the 4 walls of your classroom to take students all over the world!

Speakers
avatar for Anita Gandhi

Anita Gandhi

French Teacher, Mountain Ridge MS
I am a world language teacher and have developed numerous ways to engage students through technology. Through the use of technology, I have broken down the 4 walls of my classroom to bring the language to life, and provided students with personalized, individualized and differentiated... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Castle B - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

CAJLT Annual meeting
Do you want to know what CAJLT does for our members? Do you want to connect with other Japanese teacher in California? CLTA conference is a once a year opportunity for Japanese teachers in CA to get together and get to know each other!! Come and join our annual meeting for inspirations and motivations!

Speakers

Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Outpost - Adventure Tower

8:00am

Learn to Speak and Teach German through Total Immersion Summer Program at Portland State University
The Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik (DSaP), located in Portland, Oregon, is a German summer school offered through Portland State University. It is the nation's premier German immersion program and offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, a German MA program, and a one-week German teacher training seminar. Based on his 10 summers in this program, Professor Hunt will demonstrate the many benefits and provide “insider’s tips” on how to maximize the experience of students and teachers at the DSaP.Resources and opportunities for career advancement in both healthcare management and teaching will also be presented. Teachers of German may earn a Masters Degree in three summer sessions. Undergraduate and graduate students of German will experience the best of German language and culture and will earn extensive credits for their respective BA and MA programs.Financial aid is available. This presentation is in English and German and is of interest to teachers of all languages.

Speakers
avatar for Barrington (Barry) Hunt

Barrington (Barry) Hunt

Lecturer, Healthcare Management and Accounting, California State University, Los Angeles
INTRODUCTION CBE Lecturer of the Year Awardee CBE Graduate Student Faculty Mentor of the Year AwardeeI teach Health Care Finance and Management classes in the Departments of Management, Accounting, Public Health and in the School of Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Congo - Adventure Tower

8:00am

Making the Grade: Proficiency-Based Grading
Many teachers are making the shift to proficiency-based teaching but are stuck in their traditional mindset of grading and working with a traditional gradebook set-up. This session is going to challenge teachers to re-think how they communicate their students’ grades. We will look at numerous facets of this dilemma. First, we’ll delve into how to convert rubric grades to numerical grades, if required to report a number per school/district regulations. Then, we’ll move on to looking at a couple of different ways to set up the gradebook to be able to show the students’ progress in the different modes of communication and/or language skills. We’ll also have a discussion about what should be included as a grade in a proficiency-based gradebook and what should not be included and why. I will suggest alternative ways to provide information and feedback related to activities that are not typically included in a proficiency-based gradebook.

Speakers
avatar for Cristin Bleess

Cristin Bleess

Wayside Publishing


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Monorail A - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

NOVELAS EN ESPANOL: Read with Ease, Comprehension, and Joy!
Reading an entire novel in Spanish can be daunting for a student, and the prep required of the teacher can be overwhelming. NOVELAS EN ESPANOL to the rescue for them both! For each title, the electronic package includes extensive vocabulary, additional resources (video, articles, maps, etc.), questions for comprehension and discussion, and much more--everything teachers need to present the novel, and high school/college students need for a successful experience of reading an authentic work they will never forget.

Speakers
avatar for Susanna Janssen

Susanna Janssen

Owner and CEO, NOVELAS EN ESPANOL
I live among beautiful vineyards and towering redwoods in the wine country of Northern California where I teach Spanish and Italian and am writing my next two books. The most exciting news is that I have recently launched NOVELAS EN ESPAÑOL, affordable resource packages to make reading... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Mississippi - Frontier Tower

8:00am

Pre-Teaching Vocabulary: Setting Students Up for Success
What do you mean I should pre-teach vocabulary? Isn't that the purpose of reading? See how a series of steps can help you infuse your classroom instruction with background knowledge that increases reading comprehension levels.

Speakers
MC

Mira Canion

Author, Teacher, Canion Creations LLC


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Adventure - Adventure Tower

8:00am

See the Magic of a Highly Communicative Classroom in Action! Part 1
Join teachers from around the country who have traveled to observe the Spanish program at Kramer Middle School. Spanish teacher, Alina Filipescu teaches her own middle school students in a live class at SWCOLT featuring 90%+ target language, personalized communication and content taught comprehensibly via TPRS and similar communicative methods. Simultaneous translation will be projected for observers who do not comprehend Spanish. Part 2 of this double session will be a question and answer session with the students and teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Alina Filipescu

Alina Filipescu

7th/8th gr. Spanish Teacher, Romanian native, Blaine Ray presenter, 2016 PYLUSD TOY, contributor to Ignite Language blog, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
My life changed in one day, 17 years ago, when I boldly accepted a teaching job. I wasn't planning on becoming a teacher. I was a Biology major hoping to become a Pharmacist. Another big change happened 4 years ago, with my discovery of TPRS, at a 1-day workshop taught by Blaine... Read More →
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Mark Twain - Frontier Tower

8:00am

Teaching ASL as a Heritage Language
This session will discuss implications and strategies for teaching heritage ASL learners and will demonstrate some heritage ASL literacy activities to explore learners’ perceptions of ASL while raising consciousness about the presence of social varieties used in the signing communities. The study of heritage ASL strengthens linguistic and cultural heritage, maintains a valuable economic resource, and promotes intercultural and cross-cultural understanding in ASL learners. ASL literary texts provide opportunities for classroom experiences, offer a rich source of linguistic input and can help ASL learners to practice literacy skills – attending, signing, viewing and published signing – in addition to exemplifying grammatical structures and presenting new spacabulary.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Maisel

Joy Maisel

ASL Curriculum Specialist, California School for the Deaf - Riverside
As an ASL Curriculum Specialist at the California School for the Deaf, Joy has had a rich array of experiences in ASL Arts instruction, curriculum and assessment from early childhood to grade 12. She works with Bilingual Language Arts teachers in all departments to ensure students... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Nile - Adventure Tower

8:00am

The NNELL Networking Session for Educators PreK-8
The NNELL Networking Session is an opportunity for early language educators, PreK - 8, to meet for an open discussion to swap ideas and professionally connect with early childhood, elementary, and middle school world language educators. The mission of the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) is to provide leadership to advocate for and support successful early language learning and teaching. Founded in 1987, NNELL provides valuable resources for educators, parents and policy makers. This will be run in an "un-conference" style session to foster ideas, conversation and most importantly engagement between attendees. Need some ideas? Need to vent? Need some guidance? Come chat with us!

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Skelton

Jackie Skelton

K-5 Spanish Teacher, National Network for Early Language Learning
Nat’l Network for Early Language LearningFLESStanford World Language Project


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Monorail C - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

‘Interactivities’: Turning Ordinary Activities into Communicative Events
Comprehensible input (CI) is a fundamental element for helping learners develop proficiency. However, CI that is conducive to acquisition requires more than merely implementing activities. Learn how to transform typical classroom activities into authentic interpersonal exchanges that engage learners, deepen comprehension and inspire acquisition.

Speakers
avatar for Fluency Matters

Fluency Matters

Carol Gaab, President / iFLT Director, Fluency Matters
Fluency Matters offers an expansive selection of comprehension-based readers specifically designed to facilitate acquisition. Stories are written with a manageable number of unique words, making them highly comprehensible, even to novice-level learners. We offer the widest selection... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Safari - Adventure Tower

8:00am

9:15am

The Power of Data-Driven Teaching
By utilizing meaningful test data, one teacher’s practice and career changed. The data that the STAMP test provided him and his students led to a focused vision of what he needed to do in his classes. This meaningful data attracted the district administrators leading to meaningful instructional improvement discussions. Leadership teams were then able to work together to make district wide improvements in student outcomes, and best practices within classrooms, based upon this meaningful data.

Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Amazon - Adventure Tower

9:15am

Von „A 0“ bis zur Studierfähigkeit - altersgerechte DaF-Lehrwerke für alle Ansprüche
(Lehrwerkspräsentation).
Mit „Bruno und ich“ für die jüngsten Lernenden über „Prima, los geht's!“ bis zu „Prima“ in der schulischen Oberstufe bietet der Cornelsen Verlag Lehrwerke für den Einstieg in das Deutschlernen in jeder Jahrgangsstufe und ermöglicht das Erreichen eines Sprachniveaus, das zum Studium in deutscher Sprache befähigt. Wie diese Lehrwerke aufeinander aufbauen, wird in dieser Präsentation gezeigt.

Speakers
avatar for Marje Zschiesche-Stock

Marje Zschiesche-Stock

consultant/fachberaterin, Cornelsen Verlag Berlin
Cornelsen Verlag BerlinGerman as a second languagethe classroom in your pocketbyoddigital mediaTeacher, Goethe-Institut Toronto


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Congo - Adventure Tower

9:15am

Best of California: Social Justice in World Languages Classroom
This session will allow educators to explore the meaning of social justice and teach languages through different lenses of Social Justice.Educators will have the opportunity to explore their beliefs and how these beliefs affect their teaching. The session will also focus on understanding of our students’ frame of reference by using activities to explore who our students are and what beliefs they bring into the classroom. By examining ourselves and our students, we as teachers can begin to support our students and create thoughtful lessons with Social Justice’s objectives. We will share a sample lesson introducing you to the steps needed in creating a Social Justice lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Helene Chan

Helene Chan

STEP Supervisor, SWLP Team member, Stanford University
Helene ChanRetired French, Spanish, Mandarin and Special Ed teacher.Former supervisor for Teacher Education Program at San Jose State UniversityFormer C&I instructor at Stanford UniversityWorld Languages Supervisor for STEP (Stanford Teacher Education Program)SWLP team member
YM

Yolanda Mercado

World Language Program - Stanford


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

9:15am

Best of Nevada: Changing Your Grading Practices to Ensure Fairness, Reliability, and Equity
Are your grading practices an effective indicator of student achievement, or do they measure things like compliance and behaviors? If your answer is the latter, then this is your opportunity to be inspired to revamp your grading practices to ensure fairness, reliability, and equity. 

Speakers
MC

Melissa Carson

World Languages Program Facilitator, Washoe County School District


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Castle B - Fantasy Tower

9:15am

Best of Utah: Two Teachers in One: Creating Fun and Easy Videos to Target Specific Language Structures
Have you ever struggled to find video materials that provide comprehensible input using language forms that don’t occur often in the context of classroom activities? In this presentation, fun examples of how to use teacher-made videos featuring dialogues between two people (you and yourself) iwill be presented, especially for teaching first- and second-person verb forms. This presentation will also teach how to use PhotoBooth, QuickTime, and Adobe Sparks to create videos to serve as a springboard for listening and speaking practice and to share with the parents/guardians of your students, increasing students’ exposure to the language. These strategies are good for Blended Learning and Flipped classes too.

Speakers
avatar for Jéssica Bell'Aver

Jéssica Bell'Aver

Teacher - Bluffdale ES, Jordan School District
Technology; Dual Language Immersion; Teaching Strategies; Portuguese; English.
avatar for Priscila Rebicki Prestes

Priscila Rebicki Prestes

First Grade Portuguese Immersion Teacher, Rocky Mountain Elementary School
I'm a first-grade portuguese teacher, passionate about technology. I believe in the power of problem-solving and 21st Century Skills my students can develop when I add anything technology to my lessons. This year I'll be reporting what I did with the UCET Grant I got last year and... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Western-Frontier Tower

9:15am

Comprehensible Input 101
TCI (Teaching with Comprehensible Input) is a powerful and effective approach for novice learners to acquire a language. The TCI instruction is based on the fundamentals of second language acquisition theory, with the two main channels of acquisition being Listening and Reading. In this Mandarin class demonstration, learn how to use various TCI strategies to initiate acquisition with listening and learn how to naturally scaffold the knowledge into reading. Come and experience the step-by-step process to see the magic happen in your language class.

Speakers
TR

Tehui (Ruth) Chou

Marin Country Day School


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Monorail B Fantasy Tower

9:15am

Develop Oral Proficiency and Cultural Awareness through Songs
Singing and making music are among the most enjoyable learning activities for everyone. Listening Italian through a song involves a different way to approach the language. Music adds enjoyment in the learning experience, and music can connect to many cultural elements and issues. During my presentation I'll show several activities that can be done using Italian songs. Listening comprehension, oral production, and reinforcement of grammar structures.

Speakers
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Rossella Pescatori

associate professor, el camino college
I've been teaching Italian in Southern California for the last 20 years. I'm native Italian, I received a Ph.D. in Italian at the University of California Los Angeles in 2004. I teach Italian at El Camino College and I am currently working on a text book on Italian culture (introduction... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Outpost - Adventure Tower

9:15am

Maximizing Input with the Super 7 and Sweet 16.
Focusing on the Super 7 and Sweet 16 verbs is a very effective foundation for second-language acquisition. Students' knowledge of these 16 verbs will allow them to express most of what they will want to talk about while increasing their ability to get more input. Learn how to maximize the use of these 16 verbs in your classroom to maximize your students' results!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

owner, teachforjune Workshops
I started teaching Spanish in 2001 and almost immediately found TPRS on my own and started using it exclusively. I have taught high school and middle school Spanish and work hard to make my students feel loved as they have fun and learn the language. I work with teachers from all... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Safari - Adventure Tower

9:15am

Motivating Novice Learners for High-levels of Proficiency
Communicative competence has become the main goal of language learning and teaching. It is crucial for the teachers to know how to plan for instruction and establish routines that motivate and engage students at the novice stage and to effectively build their skills and move through proficiency ranges. In this session, the presenter will dive into some of the best daily practices extracted from the successful outcomes of her novice learners in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Speakers
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Maggie Chen

Granada Hills Charter TK12
Maggie is a member of the Leadership Team of the Los Angeles area site of the California World Language Project. For many years, Maggie has collaborated with UCLA’s Confucius Institute to deliver a yearly Mandarin Teacher Leadership Institute, a program designed to develop leaders... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Castle C - Fantasy Tower

9:15am

Poverty and Effects on Education
This presentation discusses poverty, possible reasons why families experience poverty, how it effects education, and some possible solutions. Additionally, this will introduce participants to the AP with WE Service program: a service learning program which allows students to receive a special designation on their AP transcripts.

Speakers
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Tom Beeman

High School Spanish Teacher, California Virtual Academies
I teach Spanish at an on-line high school. I have a background in Linguistics as well and co-authored a non-fiction book about Latino Youth in the U.S. I am also your CLTA Advocacy Chair.
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Tadeo Spencer

University of California, Los Angeles


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Castle A - Fantasy Tower

9:15am

Proficiency-Based Centers in the K-8 World Language Classroom
Want to promote language-learning independence, student choice, and organic language fun? The presenters will model interactive games, literacy strategies, and technology in order to help teachers set up centers in their K-8 classrooms, based on the modes of communication.

Speakers
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Betsy Basom

Spanish Teacher, Village School
National Networking Coordinator for National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL), Executive Secretary of the Modern and Classical Language Association of Southern California (MCLASC).


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Monorail C - Fantasy Tower

9:15am

Reading and Vocabulary: Moving Beyond the Novice Level
After four years of FL study, most high school students get stuck at the novice-high or intermediate-low proficiency levels (J.C.Morales, SWCOLT 2018 Keynote). One important reason is students' lack of vocabulary knowledge. We will explore researched-based approaches to vocabulary and reading instruction to help learners attain more advanced levels of proficiency.

Speakers
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Paul Chandler

Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Teaching Spanish and Portuguese


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Columbia - Frontier Tower

9:15am

See the Magic of a Highly Communicative Classroom in Action! Part 2
Join teachers from around the country who have traveled to observe the Spanish program at Kramer Middle School. Spanish teacher, Alina Filipescu teaches her own middle school students in a live class at SWCOLT featuring 90%+ target language, personalized communication and content taught comprehensibly via TPRS and similar communicative methods. Simultaneous translation will be projected for observers who do not comprehend Spanish. Part 2 of this double session will be a question and answer session with the students and teacher.

Speakers
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Alina Filipescu

7th/8th gr. Spanish Teacher, Romanian native, Blaine Ray presenter, 2016 PYLUSD TOY, contributor to Ignite Language blog, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
My life changed in one day, 17 years ago, when I boldly accepted a teaching job. I wasn't planning on becoming a teacher. I was a Biology major hoping to become a Pharmacist. Another big change happened 4 years ago, with my discovery of TPRS, at a 1-day workshop taught by Blaine... Read More →
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Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Mark Twain - Frontier Tower

9:15am

The Importance of Teaching 5 Parameters to Beginning ASL Students Online
Don’t wait to teach your students how to use the 5 Parameters. With current video and video editing techniques it is super easy to teach, learn and use the 5 Parameters. In this 60-minute session the 5 Parameters will be demonstrated with several live examples. Then a video presentation will be shown that also demonstrates how the 5 Parameters may be taught using advanced video techniques. After the teaching demonstration comes the grading and feedback demonstration that helps students become better signers. Audience participation to compare and contrast the benefits of both methods will be important to the success of this workshop.

Speakers
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Missy Keast

ASL INSIDE. LLC


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Nile - Adventure Tower

9:15am

“Focusing of the Task Not the Text”: Peer Editing Emails and Persuasive Essays
Participants will be exposed to different authentic guidelines and structures to help students in their advanced Spanish Language and Cultures course to refine their email responses and persuasive essays. Interpretative, interpersonal, and Presentational communication strategies will be modeled to collaboratively enhance students’ success rates.

Speakers
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Nancy Perez

Site Director, CCWLP
-El Diamante HSAP Language and Literature Teacher &Department Chair-CLTA: Executive Board Member since 2011-Visalia, CA


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Monorail A - Fantasy Tower

9:15am

7 Strategies to Engage, Empower & Build Proficiency in Language Learners
In this session, participants will learn how 7 core DLI instructional strategies and practices can transform student engagement and drastically improve DLI/World Language teaching and student proficiency, while keeping students in the target language, and how they can immediately implement them in their classrooms. Come and learn together!

Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Adventure - Adventure Tower

9:15am

Beyond the Textbook: Animated Silent Short Films in the Language Classroom
In a constantly stimulating world, student motivation frequently becomes a challenge within the language classroom. Textbook activities don't often impassion students to produce in the L2 to the best of their ability. This presentation will demonstrate how to effectively incorporate silent animated short films into the classroom to promote student engagement and language production. Short films hook students with their stories and their emotion and can be used with any level (and language) by simply adapting the difficulty of the task. For students, the shorts are engaging, different from book and paper activities, motivational, can provide context for cultural comparison and insight, and promote original language production.

Speakers
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Juliana Suby

Northern Arizona University


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Adventure - Adventure Tower

9:15am

Pathway for Obtaining California World Language Teaching Credential
Initiative-Global California 2030 is a call to action. It needs more credentialed world language teachers. Do you know someone who would make a great world language teacher? Do you have a California teaching credential? Join the session to find out the exciting opportunities from an experienced credentialed teacher! California needs more certified world language teachers. There are many ways to obtain a California teaching credential.The presenter will explore the easiest/quickest ways for you to get your teaching certification. Join the session to find out.

Speakers

Saturday April 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
Adventure - Adventure Tower

10:15am

Exhibit Break
Saturday April 4, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom - Fantasy Tower

10:45am

11:15am

1:00pm

Lunch on Your Own - Where to Eat
Restaurants on the Disneyland Hotel property:
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/hotels/disneyland-hotel/dining/

Descriptions of Restaurants within walking distance.
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown-disney-district/

Have you downloaded the Disneyland APP via your APP store? You may order ahead at many of the restaurants through the app.Once you download the app, here are the steps to take:


1. Tap the menu to the far right (the three lines).
2. Tap Mobile Food Orders
3. Tap Create New Order
4. Scroll to find the restaurant you want
5. Tap Now if you want to order your food now -OR- Click on More Times to select a later time.
6. Tap View Menu.
7. Tap desired menu item, select desires quantity, and tap Add.
8. Tap View My Order.
9. Tap Review Order Summary.
10. Tap Packaging Options and select Dine In or To Go.
11. Add Payment Option and tap Purchase.




Saturday April 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Disneyland Hotel Resort

2:15pm

No language left behind! Preserving Language and Culture Diversity in the Classroom!
According to the Modern Language Association of America’s Preliminary Report (Feb. 2018) all languages - with the exception of Japanese and Korean - registered a significant drop in enrollment (2013-2016). Italian dropped from 5th to 6th place. German dropped from 3rd to 4th place. Spanish and French registered a decline as well.
This round-table aims to discuss the current state of Italian and German enrollment in California with the hope of identifying, sharing and recognizing ideas and approaches that can increase and/or stabilize enrollment. Italian and German instructors of any level (K through college) are invited to share successful and/or even less successful initiatives that they have experimented with. Some topics may include: curriculum changes, joint initiatives with other institutions, AP courses, travels abroad, community advocacy and mobilization, the role of Consulates in revitalizing language policy, dual certification etc. Spanish, French and language teachers interested in a dual certification in Italian are invited to attend. Less taught language instructors are invited to attend as well.


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Outpost - Adventure Tower

2:15pm

Classroom in Motion: Empowering Students to Use the Language
Have you ever felt like its a struggle to keep students engaged and in the target language? We’ve all been there! Student buy-in is a challenge that can be impacted by the structure of the class and the relevancy of the content. This interactive session will collaboratively demonstrate several examples of different class formats that achieve maximum engagement and target language use. There will also be five specific strategies shared that will help keep the content authentic & real in class and that can be used immediately with your students!

Speakers
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Darcy Rogers

Keynote Speaker/Facilitator, OWL Founder, Lead Educator, Organic World Language
Darcy is the Founder of Organic World Language (OWL), and began developing the methodology in 2003. Her work is based on second language acquisition research, student motivation, and best teaching practices. Focusing on creating a space for second language to be naturally acquired... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Monorail C - Fantasy Tower

2:15pm

Creative Instructional Strategies:Tips and Tricks for Classroom Management for the WL Teacher
Allow students to help run your class on a daily basis using both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation techniques.Consider using "Career and College Readiness" as a category in your grade book to reinforce responsible and engaged behavior.Discover strategies for managing student use of their personal devices to decrease electronic distractions.As time allows, we shall demo classroom educational games and activities such as "The Breakout Box Challenge."

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Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Castle B - Fantasy Tower

2:15pm

Get the Conversation Started: Interpersonal Communication at the Novice Level
It is never too early to get students speaking in the target language! This will be a collaborative session: participants will discuss their challenges and successes in fostering interpersonal communication with young learners. Participants will also explore creating a safe place for students to interact in the target language. Come away with ideas for setting up engaging partner activities that are adaptable to any unit and will allow students to practice language in a meaningful context.These activities will put students on the pathway to ownership of targeted vocabulary, structures, and useful expressions.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Roberts

REAL LANGUAGE right away


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

2:15pm

Kantu Inka: Andean Peruvian Culture with Traditional Instruments and Music
Are the Andes calling you?  In this session, take a deep dive into Peruvian Andean music and culture as you experience an interactive Kantu Inka lesson. As part of the "Nevada Arts Council Artists in Schools + Communities Roster", Kantu Inka demonstrates traditional Andean musical instruments to explore cultural practices, products and perspectives using comprehensible input. Culture can be taught in the target language to novice audiences and will be demonstrated in this session!

Speakers
avatar for Julie A Lozada Ocampo, NBCT

Julie A Lozada Ocampo, NBCT

Co-Owner, Kantu Inka
Since 2003, Kantu Inka has shared Peruvian culture and history through Andean music with over 30,000 students in Nevada and California. If you can't take all your students to Perú, Kantu Inka will bring Perú to your classes!
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Carlos Ocampo

Co-Owner, Kantu Inka


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Columbia - Frontier Tower

2:15pm

Engaging Intermediate Learners for Presentational Communication
Intermediate students have a lot to say about their world. Teach them how to use their voice to capture an audience and express themselves as they develop their language proficiency. This session will give samples of a variety of presentational assessments to be used as part of an IPA (Integrated Performance Assessment) leading up to a capstone assignment of producing their own TED-Ed student talk. (Examples in Spanish)

Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Monorail B Fantasy Tower

2:15pm

Enhancing Proficient Instruction for Proficient Learner at 21st Century
This presenter will discuss the impact of online learning on Chinese Education. Following that the presenter will introduce some optimal learning and best practices that have been adapted for reaching higher proficiency level at Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC).Currently, students at DLIFLC are required to have minimum proficiency levels of 2/2/1+ in skills of listening, reading and speaking, respectively to successfully exit from language education at DLIFLC. As digital learning increasingly expands into corporate training, military training and education, workforce initiatives and professional certification programs, alternative pedagogical approaches have emerged. This track is designed to explore the wide range of evolving pedagogical models, applied effective practices, case studies, and institutional strategies that inform those models. Online learning is reaching a more mature stage in development and evaluation in which comparative research is being replaced by research explaining learning effectiveness and theory development. Papers submitted to this track should reflect this with a focus on theory and/or research-based approaches to the design and delivery of online or blended learning. The presenter will also discuss how technology is used to promote knowledge sharing and boost learning motivation in the classroom through a description of the latest curricular developments at DLIFLC that are designed to promote collaborative learning in a hybrid learning environment—the Paperless Classroom Initiative, Final Learning Objectives Enhance Program, GLOSS Project, ODA Project, Group Cognition project, and eLearning with Web 2.0 Tools Project. Session participants will have opportunity to share their experiences using technology in the classroom, their observations about how technology can maximize motivation, and evaluate, in pairs, a sample lesson model using Web 2.0 tools.

Speakers
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Kueilan Chen

DefenseLanguage Institute Foreign language Center


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mark Twain - Frontier Tower

2:15pm

Get Them Ready for the Advanced Placement Level from the Novice Level and Beyond!
Ever had students who are “not ready” for the next level? Not anymore! This session is Vertical Alignment like no other! Learn how to prepare students for the Advanced Placement (AP) exam starting in the novice level, while making the three modes of communication a way of life, and engaging them through thematic units.

Speakers
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Andrea Ford

MesaMima Communicative Classroom
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Carolyn Sue Swaney

Poway Unified School District
Just a former midwesterner looking to see World Language Education do what it should: make ALL students confident communicators who have global awareness.


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Amazon - Adventure Tower

2:15pm

Integrating French for Specific Purposes (Business and Legal French) into your Curriculum
The integration of French for Specific Purposes into a curriculum, whether as independent courses or as topic units within a course, allows students the opportunity for professionalization and practical applications of their language proficiency in a global context.This session will explore how these courses/units naturally incorporate the ACTFL National Standards and, depending on the level at which they’re offered, develop students’ language proficiency from IM to AL or IH to AM. Participants will examine the various benefits of these courses (including effects on retention), explore how to create a unit/course, and compare and develop sample activities.

Speakers
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Atiyeh Showrai

University of Southern California


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mississippi - Frontier Tower

2:15pm

Networking Session for German Teachers
Working in isolation is one of the greatest challenges German teachers face. This session will focus on strategies for growing and promoting the German program, addressing instructional issues, and developing mentoring networks. We’ll also be discussing strategies to avert German teacher shortages, must-includes in a quick advocacy speech, and upcoming professional development opportunities.

Speakers
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AATG

Keith Cothrun, Executive Director, American Association of Teachers of German
AATG supports the teaching of the German language and German-speaking cultures in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in the United States. The AATG promotes the study of the German-speaking world in all its linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity, and endeavors to... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Congo - Adventure Tower

2:15pm

Rebeldes y revolucionarios
El Museo de Cera in Mexico City takes pride in their collection of more than 230 historical and fictional figures. From politicians to artists, athletes to pop culture icons, and everything in between there is someone that all guests can identify with. In this workshop, you will be invited to participate in bringing the newest exhibit, Rebeldes y revolucionarios, to life! This unit is rich with contemporary culture, history, articles, and includes a range of oral and written assessments. This workshop is geared toward advanced and Heritage Speaker Spanish courses.

Speakers
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Jamie Fisher-Vargas

Spanish Teacher, Chico High School


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Monorail A - Fantasy Tower

2:15pm

Supporting Learners Along Pathways to the Seal of Biliteracy and Beyond
All means all: Are all learners given equitable access to programs and assessments to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy (SOBL)? Examine updated guidelines outlining what state education agencies and organizations, public school districts, and non-public institutions can do to document learners’ achievement of a state’s SOBL. Create pathways for heritage and non-native learners to “level up” to the required level of proficiency.

Speakers
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Bridget Yaden

Professor, ACTFL 2020 President
Pacific Lutheran University, Linguistics, Hispanic Studies, World Language Methods, Second Language Acquisition, STARTALK, Technology


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Nile - Adventure Tower

2:15pm

Teaching Chinese Characters in an Interactive and Communicative Manner
Experience an innovative, communicative approach that resolves the issue of teaching Chinese characters while keeping lessons engaging and interactive. Also, introduce how to successfully integrate Comprehensible Input (CI) methods such as TPR, Circling, Content/Based instructions, singing, etc., in this session.

Speakers
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Crystal Hsiao

Mandarin Teacher, Laguna Beach High School


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Castle C - Fantasy Tower

2:15pm

The CA WL Framework: Adoption Process and Key Instructional Shifts
This session, offered by the WL Framework writing team, will explain the process of creating and adopting the World Languages Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. The team will share the WL Framework adoption process, identify where in the process the WL Framework is currently, describe the instructional shifts world languages teachers may expect to find within the WL Framework, and outline key considerations for other stakeholders as well. Time will be allotted for questions from and discussion with participants.

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Tonja Byrom

CLTA President, CSU East Bay


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Safari - Adventure Tower

2:15pm

The Lost Ark: The Beauty of the Native Language
The origin of language is bulldozed by the destroyers when they colonize a native place. It has buried signs that are over 150 years old.The language became powerless to stir the hearts of native people. They lost the freedom of beautiful language enforcing the abyss of an oppression. They adapted their new language into the native place. It leads me to explore the missing language which is hidden. The evidence of the native language needs to be recognized in the public record. I believe the recovery of native language should be recognized in the universe and respected.

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Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Western-Frontier Tower

2:15pm

Undoing the Infamous “Movies in Class Bad Rap”: Short Film Applications in the Language Classroom
Many people assume that movies played during class tend to lack educational value or, even worse, they happen as a result of a teacher neglecting their planning responsibilities. However, the recent rise of short films have led instructors to explore the pragmatic effects that short films can have in enhancing language skills. During this presentation, we will delve into the benefits of using short films in a language classroom. We will also discuss some ideas and applications that target ways in which short films engage students, provide them with a strong motivation to learn, introduce them to real-life conversations, provide visual context, and develop analytical thinking.

Speakers
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Diego Batista

Associate Professor of Spanish, Weber State University


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Castle A - Fantasy Tower

2:15pm

Engaging Millennials & GenZ Students in Language Learning
In this digital age, technology is at the core of learning. This is the case especially for the millennials and GenZ students where technology is embedded in their lives. It is crucial for teachers to know the needs and background of students in creating effective lessons. How do language teachers adapt their teaching styles to the technologically savvy students? Aside from integrating technology in teaching, how else can language teachers transform their teaching pedagogy to address the evolving needs of this digital generation? This presentation will discuss the general characteristics of millennials and GenZ students as it pertains to learning. Different teaching strategies will also be discussed in order to address the preferred learning style of these ‘digital natives’ and engage them in their learning. In addition, some examples of language learning activities will be shared that are of interest to the millennials and GenZ students.

Speakers
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Imelda Gasmen

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Adventure - Adventure Tower

2:15pm

It’s Game Time! Developing Interpersonal Speaking with Games
The presenter will share language games, which will engage and energize the language classroom. Students will collaborate and compete while repeatedly gaining practice in interpersonal oral communication. Participants in this presentation will learn how to implement these effective low-prep games suitable for all levels in order to enhance language learning in a variety of contexts.

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Mariana Bahtchevanova

Lower Division French Coordinator, Arizona State University


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Adventure - Adventure Tower

2:15pm

Jenga in So Many Ways
Jenga can be used so many ways in the WL classroom. Inspired by conversations on Twitter, we got creative with Jenga uses in our WL PLC and want to share them to inspire others.Come and learn about our ideas and get inspired for some of your own. All materials available will be shared and YES we will get to play with real Jenga sets.

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Jennifer Newman-Cornell

Northwest Career and Technical Academy CCSD


Saturday April 4, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Adventure - Adventure Tower

3:15pm

4:00pm

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Language: A Journey of What I Have Been Taught and How I Teach
My journey of my language is an umbrella flying into the classroom, facing the challenges of missing links. Missing links enable students to unify prior knowledge and be immersed in culture through a whole language approach.

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Vijay Advani

Collin College


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Outpost - Adventure Tower

4:00pm

Action Research-How Will Using Radicals and Association of Ideas Improve Student Learning of Chinese Characters
This action research will discuss how using radicals and association of ideas improve student learning of Chinese characters; identification of semantic radical and phonetic components to better understand the meaning of Chinese characters; distinguishing the short form and long form of Chinese characters; reading comprehension; and, preparation to achieve the goal of turning students into autonomous learners.

Speakers
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Chi-Ping Shih

Defense Language Institute
CJ

Cong-Kai Jin

Advanced class instructor, Monterey Bay Chinese Association Chinese School


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mark Twain - Frontier Tower

4:00pm

Add On Magic to Empower Students' Authentic Cultural Experiences
For Mandarin teachers, it's difficult to find appropriate authentic cultural materials. This presentation will provide participants some of the authentic Chinese cultural materials and resources that are ready to use. From Chinese maps to Chinese pop songs, there are many cultural materials and resources Mandarin teachers can utilize and use in their teaching. With appropriate planning and scaffolding, students are provided with first-hand authentic cultural learning experiences.

Speakers
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Chung Chou

Shelyn Elementary School
Mandarin Instruction, Mandarin Immersion, Reading Strategies, Implementing English reading strategies into Mandarin immersion teaching


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Monorail B Fantasy Tower

4:00pm

And Justice For All: Keeping the "Just" in Social Justice
Sometimes the task of incorporating social justice themes into your already full curriculum seems daunting. Learn how to incorporate seeds of social justice throughout the year no matter the themes that you are already teaching. From food units to housing, you'll learn how to easily add components of social justice to some of the most common thematic units.

Speakers
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Melisa Lopez

Spanish Teacher, Carbondale Community High School
I'm a Spanish teacher who uses CI as the means of creating content-driven classroom experiences.


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Castle C - Fantasy Tower

4:00pm

Authentic Assessments: How to Really Grade Reading Comprehension
Do reading assessments accurately measure how well learners make meaning of the text? Do they inform daily instruction? Do teachers model and practice the reading skills they assess like finding the main idea? Should only authentic texts provide assessment data? See how reading strategies can generate assessment data and improve instruction.

Speakers
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Mira Canion

Author, Teacher, Canion Creations LLC


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Monorail A - Fantasy Tower

4:00pm

Best of Oklahoma: How to Teach a Novel: Backward Planning, Assessments, Culture and More
In this session, the presenter will walk through her backward planning process used with novels taught in her classes. Specific examples of lesson plans, student work samples, videos and assessment will be shared along with cultural hooks and authentic resources. If time allows, teachers will be able to plan a cultural unit using the novel of their choice.

Speakers
avatar for Darcy Pippins

Darcy Pippins

Cohort Leader, Presenter
I teach AP Spanish Language and Culture in Norman, OK. I teach using Comprehensible Input methods and my students do great on the exam with out explicit grammar instruction. I also started an Elementary Spanish Mentor program in my district where my advanced students volunteer to... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

4:00pm

Best of Texas Capturing Authenticity: Purposeful Activities for Every Level
In this session, attendees will experience a variety of activities that promote interpretive reading/listening, speaking, and writing with authentic, engaging, differentiated, and collaborative methods. Participants will walk away with an array of strategies to incorporate into their classrooms right away, as well as resource banks with materials and lessons

Speakers
SB

Sally Barnes

Mayde Creek High School


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Western-Frontier Tower

4:00pm

Building Cultural Competence: Supporting Study Abroad
Learn about two successful world language departments and their mission to support students to become proficient in the target language through studying abroad, supporting the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, teaching in the target language, and implementing grading practices that support proficiency.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Matchett

WL Instuctional Supervisor and Spanish teacher, Gunn HS
100% use of the target language, assessment, equity, heritage speakers, EVERY student can learn a language, 6 Core Practices for LL, incorporating the garden in LL, Stanford World Language Project, CIEE Global Navigators


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nile - Adventure Tower

4:00pm

Everybody Stand Up: creating engaging activities that get students out of their seats
Our students spend a large portion of their days sitting in seats, taking notes, listening to lectures, or filling out worksheets. We know that getting up and moving around is not only healthy, but it helps students stay awake and think more clearly. In this interactive session, participants will be getting up, moving around, and finding fun new ways to engage students in developing language proficiency. Participants will come away with numerous activities that they can use right away, and will have time to customize the activities so they can use them on Monday.

Speakers
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Jonathan Fall

San Leandro High School


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Castle B - Fantasy Tower

4:00pm

Flipped Classroom Methodology in Language Learning
The Flipped Classroom has been defined by teaching methodologists and educators as a blended teaching and learning model in which traditional concepts regarding classroom activities and homework are reversed, or flipped. In this model, instructors allow students to interact with the new material he provides to them in order for them to use class time to discuss the new information and apply the ideas where applicable. Students play the role of instructor in presenting the lesson material to the classmates. The home will be replaced by classwork and vice versa. Students have the task of preparing the new lesson material at home the night before and present them in class. Instructor plays the role of a facilitator in a learner centered learning atmosphere. Toward the end of class, students as a group report to the instructor and their peers with feedback on what they have learned from the experience. Students perform the production stage by writing the new vocabulary on the board while other students will be giving the words to write on the board each on their turn.

Speakers
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John Kaninya

Assistant Professor, MONTEREY LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
Cultural awareness consultant and Skilled educator in, leadership, curricular, effective application of teaching philosophies. Able to create engaging lesson plans to enable the facilitation of skill transfer and using the latest in learning techniques. I believe in higher education... Read More →
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Fawzi Khoshaba

Monterey Language Institute


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Castle A - Fantasy Tower

4:00pm

Fun Activities For The FLES Classroom
Hey FLES teachers! Let's play some games! Games are a fun way to get your young WL learners interacting with each other and speaking in the target language! In this session you will be introduced to some simple yet effective hands-on, no-tech games to get your students talking! Put away the pencils, crayons, and scissors! Let's play!

Speakers
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Jackie Skelton

K-5 Spanish Teacher, National Network for Early Language Learning
Nat’l Network for Early Language LearningFLESStanford World Language Project


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Monorail C - Fantasy Tower

4:00pm

Fun with Functional Chunks
Common language chunks and language functions at various levels will be presented and discussed. Engaging activities to support and practice interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communications skills with functional chunks of language will be presented and practiced by participants. Put the fun back in language functions.

Speakers

Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mississippi - Frontier Tower

4:00pm

LILL Meet-UP (Invitation ONLY)
This meet up is for ACTFL Leadership Initiative for Language Learning (LILL) participants from cohorts 1, 2, 3, and any organizing partners and facilitators.

Speakers
avatar for Lyanne Terada

Lyanne Terada

President, CCFLT
President of the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT), LILL Cohort 1, Hawai`i Association of Language Teachers TOY 2008, and NBCT Spanish teacher at Horizon High School in Thornton, CO


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Amazon - Adventure Tower

4:00pm

Seal of Biliteracy Language Credentials - Don't Leave Home Without Them
Have Language Credentials -- Will Travel. All language learners are motivated by the opportunities made possible by a Seal of Biliteracy that include advanced placement, enhanced scholarships, study abroad and job applications as well providing pay differentials. Learn the benefits, explore the exciting research and qualifying assessments, and receive proficiency and bench-marking strategies that lead to proven increased retention and learner success. Included are step-by-step directions and tips to celebrate and credential bilingual accomplishments.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Egnatz

Linda Egnatz

Executive Director, Global Seal of Biliteracy
I\'m passionate about teaching for proficiency and supporting recognition of student language learning by promoting a Seal of Biliteracy for ALL language learners.


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbia - Frontier Tower

4:00pm

Student Motivation for Enrolling in High School German
This presentation reports the results of a study that investigated reasons high school students enroll in beginning German and why these same students continue taking German after their first and second years of German. The rationale for this study is that because many researchers claim that motivation is one of the main factors that contribute to language learning success (Gardner & Lambert, 1972; Oxford & Shearin, 1994; Lenartsson, 2013), it is crucial for teachers to understand the reasons students enroll in German. Qualitative and quantitative survey data were collected, and an analysis of the data revealed that students take German for many reasons, but the majority of students who participated in this study are taking German to fulfill a college scholarship requirement. By knowing why high school students take German, teachers and administrators are better able to assist students in enrolling in German I initially and encourage them to continue to German II and German III.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Wells

Melinda Wells

Pine View High School


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Congo - Adventure Tower

4:00pm

The Integrated Performance Assessment is WAY More than Just a Test
Are you ready to use an IPA? Assessing with the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) doesn’t just mean switching to a new type of assessment...Giving our kids the thematic, cultural and linguistic input that they need to respond to the task means a different way of teaching and learning of curriculum through a different lens. In this session, two teachers tell their tale of the effect that the shift to the IPA has on teaching, from the professional to the personal. Participants will walk away with understanding on how they can make these shifts and still stay sane, and with the tools to be successful in gaining buy-in with their whole department. What’s more, they will leave armed with language to garner support from parents, administrators and their district!

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Sue Swaney

Carolyn Sue Swaney

Poway Unified School District
Just a former midwesterner looking to see World Language Education do what it should: make ALL students confident communicators who have global awareness.
AF

Andrea Ford

MesaMima Communicative Classroom


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Safari - Adventure Tower

4:00pm

Course and Course Content Organization to Increase Student Satisfaction
The use of technology can be really exciting but also really overwhelming to language learners. In this presentation you will see researched methods of course and content organization used for online language learning that is shown to increase student satisfaction. The Sloan-C pillars are used as a foundation in this presentation to explain the importance of course and content organization with many examples from many different languages. Using the student satisfaction pillar as well as the faculty satisfaction pillar, results show increased student learning and student satisfaction with specific course organizational strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bryan

Jessica Bryan

Brigham Young University
I love languages and speak French, English, and German. I currently oversee all blended and online world language curriculum for Brigham Young University.


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Adventure - Adventure Tower

4:00pm

Maintaining a Communicative Language Teaching Approach in Online Courses
In today's higher education, administrations are encouraging and pushing departments to offer more and more online language courses. However, most instructors rarely receive training in online instruction, and if they do, the purpose of that training is mostly directed to how to use technology. The purpose of this round table presentation is to offer specific techniques, skills and activities on how to maintain a communicative language teaching approach in online and hybrid courses.

Speakers
RP

Raquel Prieta

Oakland University
JF

Jamile Forcelini

Stetson University


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Adventure - Adventure Tower

4:00pm

Using Music Videos to Teach Multiple Literacies
Attendees will see a sample lesson for Stromae's "Formidable" which encourages instructors to use everyday texts in new ways. In this lesson, we will see how Stromae subverts genre expectations and uses grammar, symbolic, pragmatic and visual play to create a multilayered text from which students can improve their grammatical, cultural, visual and musical literacies.

Speakers
KN

Kate Nelson

Ph.D Student, University of Texas at Austin


Saturday April 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Adventure - Adventure Tower

5:15pm

100% Engagement Activities--Integrating 3 Communicative Modes
The presentation will demonstrate fun and engaging activities for teachers to use to enhance student engagement and language performance across the three communicative modes. Activities range from information-gap activities to improvisational theatre. These activities take into account student voice and help build a classroom community. The target audience is teachers teaching all languages, ranging from novice to advanced levels. For this presentation, five activities will be introduced and experienced. The presenters will introduce an activity with instructions presented via Google Slides. Afterward, audience members will be called on to experience the activities for the remaining members to see the steps in action and ask questions in a debrief opportunity immediately following. Audience members will receive handouts with step-by-step instructions on how to conduct these activities.

Speakers
avatar for Ngan Ta

Ngan Ta

Upper School Chinese Teacher, ‘Iolani School
I'm currently teaching middle school and high school Chinese at 'Iolani School in Honolulu. Since 2014, I started teaching Chinese through stories customized to my students' interests. I have since noticed that teaching through customized stories has helped my students reach higher... Read More →
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Megumi Shibamiya

The Nueva School


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Castle B - Fantasy Tower

5:15pm

Acquisition Gone Viral
Videos are one of the most compelling authentic resources available, but they can also be one of the most incomprehensible. In this highly interactive session, participants will learn how to make video content comprehensible and how to sustain interpersonal communication before, during, and after a video. Engage learners and facilitate acquisition!

Speakers
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Fluency Matters

Carol Gaab, President / iFLT Director, Fluency Matters
Fluency Matters offers an expansive selection of comprehension-based readers specifically designed to facilitate acquisition. Stories are written with a manageable number of unique words, making them highly comprehensible, even to novice-level learners. We offer the widest selection... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Adventure - Adventure Tower

5:15pm

Best of Colorado One Word Images: From Class-Created Characters to Engaging Stories in a CI Classroom
Learn to morph a single word in the TL into a fully developed character that your class can use to create hilarious and engaging stories. Using OWIs increases student engagement and makes stories more intriguing, all the while providing rich aural and written input in the TL. You will come away from this session with a concrete step-by-step process for creating, writing, and reading class created stories.

Speakers
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Taylor Roholt

Best of CO


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

5:15pm

Best of New Mexico: Tooling Up to the 5 Cs: Communities
How can we make the most of our school communities, so that learners can “use the language both within and beyond the classroom” and “...set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement?" In this session, we will explore and share ideas for implementing the 5th “C” of the ACTFL World Readiness Standards.

Speakers

Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Western-Frontier Tower

5:15pm

But Can They Do It Without Me? Effectively Implementing the Gradual Release of Responsibility
The ultimate purpose of language instruction is to move learners from processing to practice to independence.Planning instruction with the Gradual Release of Responsibility model in mind is a pathway from input to output, from dependence to independence.This interactive session focuses on the We Do Guided and You Do Together Stages of the GRR. Participants will explore characteristics that distinguish between the two stages and tips to plan for effective design and implementation of activities that represent these critical steps in the journey to independent production by our learners.

Speakers
avatar for Greta Lundgaard

Greta Lundgaard

NFLC at the University of Maryland


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Amazon - Adventure Tower

5:15pm

Get Generation Z Students Speaking More in the Japanese Classroom!
How do students progress in speaking skills by creating a classroom environment, specifically for the Generation Z students? They progress by: using digital materials; letting students use their own electronic devices; finding ways to better their social skills; selecting a Generation Z type of topic for the unit theme; and, designing a unit lesson plan which includes Dr. Sandra Kaplan’s differentiation to provide continuity and interdisciplinary themes to a unit of study. This type of instruction inspires students to speak more about the topic. Most importantly,  students have been encouraged to speak in the target language regularly in class since they started to learn Japanese because the teacher has been letting them focus on fluency more than accuracy when they speak in class discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Kumiko Sakamoto/Yoriko Hongo

Kumiko Sakamoto/Yoriko Hongo

Teacher, Menlo School, New Opportunities Organization
Japanese Teachers' Reading Resource, Student Standpoint, Social Justice Advocate, Differentiation, Equity, Different Perspectives, Universal Concepts by Dr. Kaplan of USC, One's Experience, Story Telling, Accountabilities, Lesson Planning/Unit Designing, Comprehensible Input, Collaboration... Read More →
KS

Kumiko Sakamoto

Menlo School


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Outpost - Adventure Tower

5:15pm

iCan Integrate Social Media: Communicative Tasks for All Three Modes!
Intrigued by authentic language posts on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, but need purposeful and authentic communicative tasks? Explore and interact with research-based curriculum design and instructional strategies and activities for all three modes that support proficiency-based thematic units and World-Readiness Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, NADSFL, WAFLT, ASCD, NADSFL, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Mississippi - Frontier Tower

5:15pm

It’s all about the task: Using authentic language resources with all learners
Using authentic language resources, with novice learners especially, can be intimidating for the teacher as well as for the student. We want to walk the line of exposing students to a lot of authentic language, but also making sure they are not overwhelmed. In this session, participants will learn how to use an authentic language resource with any level, without modifying the resource, and instead, adjusting the task. The presenter will use different types of authentic language resources as examples and discuss strategies and tips on using those resources with different levels of language learners. Participants will collaborate and share ideas through small group activities, an interactive Google Doc and Flipgrid videos. Come ready to learn and share strategies and activity ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Janet Boring

Janet Boring

Learning Solutions Specialist, Carnegie Learning
Janet Boring earned her undergraduate degrees at Geneva College in Pennsylvania and worked in the business arena utilizing her Spanish skills for 11 years in Logistics, SAP implementations, and training and development. She received her Masters degree in Spanish from the University... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Columbia - Frontier Tower

5:15pm

Learner-Friendly Feedback for Novice to Intermediate Level Speakers and Writers
Feedback on student speaking and writing performance has to be learner-friendly. By ensuring that the feedback we give our learners is concrete and understandable, we are giving our learners another tool on their journeys toward proficiency as well as fostering ownership for boosting their own proficiency. Attendees will learn concrete learner-friendly feedback techniques for novice and intermediate learners, will receive samples of rubrics with dedicated space for learner-friendly feedback, and will have the opportunity to begin writing their own learner-friendly feedback checklists to use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for T J Troche

T J Troche

Spanish and French Teacher/ President of PLAN, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Las Vegas, NV


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Castle A - Fantasy Tower

5:15pm

No Turning Back: New Pathways to Proficiency and Inclusion
As CLTA turns 50, we have seen many transformations in language education. What teachers did "then" looks quite different from our practices "now." Looking ahead to the next decade, this session will help attendees unpack contemporary standards, including the new California standards, and apply them to their planning and instruction. Take away strategies for inclusion of all learners: standard, heritage, bilingual and immersion. Examples showcasing how to use authentic media will be shared. Come join us for this interactive session as we explore multiple avenues to proficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Stewart

Ken Stewart

Duke University, Vista Higher Learning
Duke University Spanish Instructor; world language consultant, avid traveler, global citizen


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Monorail A - Fantasy Tower

5:15pm

Preview of the new World Languages Framework: Tools to make the Standards come alive in your class! (The California World Languages Framework is scheduled to be adopted by the State Board of Education in July of 2020.)
If not now, then when? What better time for the publication of the comprehensive World Languages Framework written to provide teachers with a blueprint for implementing high quality world languages programs for each and every student from Kindergarten through grade 12. NOW is the time for you to learn strategies that you can bring into your classroom to make new World Languages Standards come alive in your classroom. In 2018, 63% of students earning the state Seal of Biliteracy were heritage language learners. The Global California 2030 initiative intends to triple the number of students who earn the Seal, quadruple the number of dual immersion programs, and double the number of students who graduate proficient in at least two languages. The new World Languages Framework provides the tools and strategies that educators need to help our students become multilingual, culturally and globally competent citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Peterson

Margaret Peterson

Executive Director of CWLP, California World Language Project at Stanford
avatar for Elizabeth Matchett

Elizabeth Matchett

WL Instuctional Supervisor and Spanish teacher, Gunn HS
100% use of the target language, assessment, equity, heritage speakers, EVERY student can learn a language, 6 Core Practices for LL, incorporating the garden in LL, Stanford World Language Project, CIEE Global Navigators


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Nile - Adventure Tower

5:15pm

So You Want to Develop an Online Heritage Language Course?
With a growing attention to address the language needs of Heritage Language students, we began offering Spanish heritage language courses online. The flexibility of this instructional modality has increased enrollment of heritage language students in our program. However, the resources available for these courses are especially challenging for the online environment. OER materials have given us the opportunity to customize resources to better address the language needs of our diverse HL students. In this presentation, attendees will be walked through online courses designed to serve the specific needs of beginning and intermediate HL community college students in the Southwestern United States. The cultural heritage of the region is highlighted and incorporated into the course to create a platform for identity exploration through language development.

Speakers
LR

Liz Rangel Arriola

Pima Community College


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Monorail B Fantasy Tower

5:15pm

Sustained Silent Reading ‘SSR’ in 2nd Language Acquisition: Classroom Experiences and Accountability
Current research indicates the positive effects from Sustained Silent Reading (‘SSR’) in second language acquisition. So while a well implemented SSR program will likely increase reading fluency, there are some questions worthy of analysis and discussion, such as: what kind of accountability promotes student growth in their proficiency?; how long should the SSR sessions be?; what books to use?; and how do students perceive SSR? This session demonstrates specific ways to implement an SSR program with students at different levels, along with several variables that can be adjusted to find the best fit for each classroom. During this session, the audience will be guided through an explanation of the real life experiences of the implementation of an SSR program with different levels of accountability as it would look in novice low level Spanish classrooms for a period of 5 months as well as an individual case by case analysis in a novice high level Spanish classroom.The audience will also be presented with suggestions and visual examples showing how to implement an SSR program.

Speakers
DC

Diana Cristina Williams

Waipahu High School


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Monorail C - Fantasy Tower

5:15pm

Useful technology tools to cast magic for your Chinese teaching
Come learn how to utilize some useful technology tools to cast magic for your Chinese teaching. The presenter will categorize technology tools into several categories that range from assessments to student peer collaboration. The presenter will provide example of how to implement each technology tool into Chinese language teaching and encourage participants to reflect upon how to incorporate and utilize these technology tools to enrich their Chinese language teaching.

Speakers
CC

Chung Chou

Shelyn Elementary School
Mandarin Instruction, Mandarin Immersion, Reading Strategies, Implementing English reading strategies into Mandarin immersion teaching


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Mark Twain - Frontier Tower

5:15pm

Ways to Create Interactive ASL Learning Activities Online
A new age of learning allows teachers to create and facilitate their online learning environments. Online educational resources have the potential to provide an effective learning experience for students to master their skills and to engage in activities. Teachers have the potential to pursue technologies and techniques for interactive approaches and modify them in innovative ways to fit the needs of their own classes. By adding new developments to online classes, we can boost teacher effectiveness and use of online courses. Through an online interactive learning environment, students will learn a second language in its entirety. This presentation will demonstrate techniques and ideas for creating interactive activities using an learning management system or app.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Umberger

Larry Umberger

Technology Language Coordinator, Baylor University
I currently am expanding ideas to design and enhance the ASL blended and online learning courses. I am seeking to improve student learning outcomes with digital learning.


Saturday April 4, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Congo - Adventure Tower
 
Sunday, April 5
 

7:30am

8:00am

Best of Arizona: Get it write--Proficiency in lower level language classrooms

This session will focus on thought processes, techniques, and strategies aimed at incorporating proficiency from day one into lower level language lessons. Promoting interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational proficiency will be discussed, with an emphasis on presentational writing as an end goal.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Boyle

Ruth Boyle

Best of AZ
I have been teaching French for 20 years in the Tempe Union High School District and am currently at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix. In addition, at various points in my career I have taught Spanish, English literacy skills, and Adult French lessons.


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Western-Frontier Tower

8:00am

Culturally Responsive Teaching in the World Language Classroom
What does brain science tell us about how students learn? How does understanding the physical structure of the brain help teachers promote authentic engagement and rigor in the language acquisition process? Zaretta Hammond's seminal work "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain" will be the foundation of our discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Navarro

Connie Navarro

WL Peer Observer, Denver Public Schools
In my 6+ years as Peer Observer for Denver Public Schools, I have observed, evaluated and coached literally hundreds of language teachers delivering literally thousands of lessons. Want to improve your teaching? I can help. CI/ TPRS is my specialty.CCFLT President, 2018


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Adventure - Adventure Tower

8:00am

Curriculum design using culture and technology to achieve autonomous language learning
The presenter will demonstrate strategies and detailed lesson plans to integrate learning technology into curriculum design, and present effective pedagogy of Chinese instruction to accommodate multiple learning styles, to create a student-centered and self-motivated learning environment, and to allow students to be more productive and efficient in their quest of attaining the goal of autonomous learning and mastering the language with strong cultural competence.

Speakers
CJ

Cong-Kai Jin

Advanced class instructor, Monterey Bay Chinese Association Chinese School


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Mark Twain - Frontier Tower

8:00am

Empowering Diverse Learners: Research-Based Strategies for Success
The ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year shares effective strategies to engage and motivate students, combining language and culture to develop learners’ language performance. What makes this teacher’s learning tasks effective so learners become confident of what they can do with the language? These instructional strategies are applicable to all languages and all levels. Be inspired with new ideas and examples directly from the Teacher of the Year’s classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Blouwolff

Rebecca Blouwolff

Middle School French Teacher, ACTFL
Proficiency! Standards-based grading! Thematic units! PBL! Social justice for Novices!


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Mississippi - Frontier Tower

8:00am

Growing Your Network and Leadership
What keeps you motivated as a language educator? The first five years are critical for keeping educators in the profession through work-based support and opportunities to grow. Identify what institutions, organizations, and networks can do to sustain learning for educators and increase the diversity of our profession. Take action to reverse the teacher shortage and develop every educator’s leadership potential.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Yaden

Bridget Yaden

Professor, ACTFL 2020 President
Pacific Lutheran University, Linguistics, Hispanic Studies, World Language Methods, Second Language Acquisition, STARTALK, Technology


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Nile - Adventure Tower

8:00am

In Living Culture
Teaching culture has always been somewhat challenging. As the framework of practices, products, and perspectives shifts toward the relationship between practices and perspectives as well as the relationship between products and perspectives, how can one cultivate global and intercultural competencies while maintaining the target language and incorporating research-based strategies and practices for second language acquisition? Come see the professional journey of a Spanish teacher who is moving her classroom toward interculturality. Are descriptions instead deepening and embedding stereotypes? Are explanations evolving into inequitable perspectives from the viewpoint of privilege and exclusion? Are discussions dividing into binary and polar discourses? Educating students to be linguistically and culturally prepared to function as world citizens is messy, fluid, and transformative, but it is an essential part of the world language classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lyanne Terada

Lyanne Terada

President, CCFLT
President of the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT), LILL Cohort 1, Hawai`i Association of Language Teachers TOY 2008, and NBCT Spanish teacher at Horizon High School in Thornton, CO


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Castle A - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

It's All About Me (Student Generated Summaries from Student Created Input)
Comparing and summarizing information are key for success on the AP Language Exam, but how can we teach those skills while allowing students to share about their favorite subject-themselves? What if students could provide the information to use in their summaries and make classroom comparisons based on their input and answers? In this session, strategies for using class generated examples for comparisons and cultural discussions will be shared-blogs, graphs, comparisons. Come and put it all together in this session. All created materials will be shared with participants.

Speakers
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Jennifer Newman-Cornell

Northwest Career and Technical Academy CCSD


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Castle B - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

Meeting the ACTFL 6 Core Practices Interpersonal Communication Challenge!
Interpersonal communication is essential to language acquisition. However, it can be difficult to design and execute in a classroom setting.The challenge to design proficiency-based instruction, learning activities, and more importantly, assessment tools that will encourage and assist learners to acquire the necessary language skills for successful interpersonal communication while energizing and boosting learners’ confidence in their language learning.This presentation will share several practical classroom-tested strategies for all levels and all languages, and will demonstrate what needs to be emphasized in order to empower learners to prepare, interact and engage in meaningful and spontaneous communication.These strategies are easy to adopt and participants can expect to apply them into their classroom easily.

Speakers
avatar for Ying Jin

Ying Jin

2018 ACTFL TOY, Homestead High School


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Amazon - Adventure Tower

8:00am

National Spanish Assessments and Examinations
This session will focus on the content and administration of the National Spanish Assessments (NSA) and National Spanish Examinations (NSE), the most widely used standardized tests of Spanish in the US. The presenter will discuss exam content, how the exams measure both proficiency and achievement based on content and performance standards, online test administration procedures, and how the exams can be used as formative and summative assessments. Participants will be introduced to the many scholarships, study abroad opportunities, and awards available for both students and teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Cessna-Buscemi

Kevin Cessna-Buscemi

Content and Marketing Specialist, National Spanish Examinations
The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools for Grades 6 -12, given voluntarily by about 4000 teachers throughout the United States to measure proficiency in interpretive communication and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second... Read More →


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Columbia - Frontier Tower

8:00am

Performance vs Proficiency Assessments and Why You Should Care
Find out the difference between performance and proficiency assessments and why performance assessments aren’t what they’re stacked up to be.You will learn the difference between the two types of assessments referenced by ACTFL and why proficiency assessments are the ones that prepare your students for success in the real world.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

owner, teachforjune Workshops
I started teaching Spanish in 2001 and almost immediately found TPRS on my own and started using it exclusively. I have taught high school and middle school Spanish and work hard to make my students feel loved as they have fun and learn the language. I work with teachers from all... Read More →


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Safari - Adventure Tower

8:00am

Teacher in the Mirror: Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
What do leaders see when they look in the mirror? How does reflection lead to professional growth? The ability to self-reflect is a key characteristic of teacher leaders, and research is clear that this skill can be developed and improved. Reflective practitioners are aware of their instructional reality, intentional in their planning & actions, able to assess their effectiveness, capable of adjusting actions based on feedback, and develop a reflective cycle to engage in continuous improvement. This interactive session outlines the self-reflection continuum, important elements in the continuum, and how to develop action steps for future growth.

Speakers
avatar for Greta Lundgaard

Greta Lundgaard

NFLC at the University of Maryland


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

8:00am

Template for Language Course Curriculum Creation
In this presentation, attendees will learn how to create a template for language course curriculum, unit plan, and lesson plan. These templates are built using ACTFL guidelines, standards, and 21st Century Skills. Using a template for language curriculum design is extremely valuable and helps ensure that courses across courses and even languages, learners can expect the same amount of rigor and content. Using a template will also help establish a brand that can be recognized and acknowledged. When students take your courses they will know what to expect and will know that they are set up for success.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bryan

Jessica Bryan

Brigham Young University
I love languages and speak French, English, and German. I currently oversee all blended and online world language curriculum for Brigham Young University.


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Monorail B Fantasy Tower

8:00am

The NNELL Networking Session for Educators Pre K-8
The NNELL Networking Session is an opportunity for early language educators, PreK - 8, to meet for an open discussion to swap ideas and professionally connect with early childhood, elementary, and middle school world language educators. The mission of the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) is to provide leadership to advocate for and support successful early language learning and teaching. Founded in 1987, NNELL provides valuable resources for educators, parents and policy makers. This will be run in an "un-conference" style session to foster ideas, conversation and most importantly engagement between attendees. Need some ideas? Need to vent? Need some guidance? Come chat with us!

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Basom

Betsy Basom

Spanish Teacher, Village School
National Networking Coordinator for National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL), Executive Secretary of the Modern and Classical Language Association of Southern California (MCLASC).
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Jackie Skelton

K-5 Spanish Teacher, National Network for Early Language Learning
Nat’l Network for Early Language LearningFLESStanford World Language Project


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Monorail C - Fantasy Tower

8:00am

Transforming Learning Through Formative Assessment
Presenters share essential elements and strategies to create a variety of level-appropriate formative assessments that lead to the summative assessment for a unit of instruction. They also show the process of developing assessment tasks that inform learners of their progress while providing them feedback to maximize students' performance.

Speakers
YS

Yoshiko Saito-Abbott

CSU Monterey Bay
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Mio Nishimura

Outstanding Teacher (2018), Alisal High School


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Outpost - Adventure Tower

8:00am

What Makes Here Special? Using the Target Language to Learn about Local History and People
Wages (2012) describes culturally responsive pedagogy as a student-centered approach to teaching in which the students’ unique cultural strengths are identified and nurtured to promote student achievement and a sense of well-being about the students’ cultural place in the world. However, content in language classrooms often focuses on idealized interactions in distant places, such as ordering food in France or China, reading street signs in Spain or Japan, and so on. This presentation argues for, and shows thorough a live teaching demonstration, how the people and history that are distinct to the places where we teach can connect learners with their immediate environments in terms of ways of living, doing, and knowing, the people who lived and still live there, and language to use immediately and even more frequently than for a brief trip to a distant land in the future, including local job opportunities where multilingual professionals are in growing demand.

Speakers
AO

Alohilani Okamura

Faculty, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
avatar for Dr. Reed Riggs

Dr. Reed Riggs

Special Instructor, Chinese, Brigham Young University–Hawaiʻi
I have been working with language teachers in communicative & comprehension-based approaches since 2014 in Honolulu, HI, providing learning demos in Mandarin Chinese and in Vietnamese. My research works to tie comprehension-based teaching practices to theoretical questions in SLA... Read More →


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Congo - Adventure Tower

8:00am

When Kids Are the Curriculum: Circling with Cards
Circling with cards is a wonderful way to get to know students, build community and provide compelling and comprehended input! When Kids Are The Curriculum: Circling with Cards is an activity that can be used any day of the year.Teachers will participate in a demonstration and practice how to keep the questions coming in an interesting and comprehensible way, using scaffolded, differentiated questioning techniques, in order to spark interest, create connections and expand the curriculum all while using the target language 99-90% of the time. Circling with Cards can make magic happen!

Speakers
avatar for R Clarice Swaney

R Clarice Swaney

Coach / Presenter, Oakmont High School


Sunday April 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Castle C - Fantasy Tower

9:15am

10 Highly-Interactive, Engaging Culture and Language Activities
This highly acclaimed presenter shares 10 culturally driven, language-generating activities that you can use immediately and adapt easily to your language and content. Templates for each activity will be distributed and great resources shared.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Jimenez

Elizabeth Jimenez

CEO, GEMAS Consulting
Elizabeth is a lifelong author, educator, and advocate for biliteracy and language learning. "I love for students to experience their creative side and for teachers to find success using language strategies beyond the traditional approaches:. I have worked in the classroom, in the... Read More →


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Monorail C - Fantasy Tower

9:15am

16 Simple “MAGIC” Tricks and Tips to Increase the CI in Your Classroom
Are you looking for quick and easy strategies to get your students engaged in the target language? In this session, you will take away 16 easy-to-implement ideas for increasing Comprehensible Input in your classroom tomorrow! From generating conversation with authentic photos and comic strips, to question asking to a musical beat, to taking classroom “selfies,” this session will get you up, out of your seats and having fun, all in the target language! So come join us if you want to add more variety and novelty into your teaching repertoire including gestures, technology, brain breaks, props, and routines.

Speakers
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Molly Malone

K-5 Spanish Teacher, Menlo Park City School District, Laurel Elementary
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Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Castle A - Fantasy Tower

9:15am

AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam Free Response Task: Cultural Presentation
This session will focus on the AP Chinese Language and Culture scoring guidelines for the cultural presentation, presented by a member of the AP Chinese Language and Culture Development Committee. Using past AP exam cultural presentation prompts and student examples, participants will learn how to develop effective instructional strategies in order to prepare students for the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam.

Speakers
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Baocai Paul Jia

Teacher, Cupertino High School
Mr. Baocai Paul Jia, is currently the Executive Director for the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS). Mr. Jia is the 2019 recipient of CLTA Hal Wingard Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2017 recipient of the California Language Teachers Association... Read More →


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Monorail A - Fantasy Tower

9:15am

Créer des évaluations de performance basées sur la communication interculturelle
Dans cette session les participants exploreront comment ils peuvent intégrer les "Intercultural Can Do Statements" dans les évaluations de performance.Ils verront plusieurs exemples au niveau du novice, intermédiaire, et avancé. Puis ils auront le temps d'examiner comment ils peuvent changer leur curriculum pour incorporer la notion de l'interculturel.

Speakers
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Anne Jensen

Adjunct professor, San Jose State University
Anne Jensen (M.A. University of Northern Iowa), President, taught for many years at Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA. She now teaches methods and supervises student teachers at San Jose State University. She has served as AATF Regional Representative, Treasurer of the Northern California... Read More →


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Western-Frontier Tower

9:15am

Current Trends in Language Policy
Come hear a panel of advocates from the SWCOLT region talk about issues in language in their various states as well as in the U.S. Congress. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn how they can get involved.

Panel:
Tom Beeman - Advocacy Chair, California Language Teachers' Association
Noah Geisel - EdTech Coach, Aurora Public Schools
TJ Troche - President, Professional Language Association of Nevada
Amy Anderton - Director of Foreign Languages, Dallas Independent School District



Speakers
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Tom Beeman

High School Spanish Teacher, California Virtual Academies
I teach Spanish at an on-line high school. I have a background in Linguistics as well and co-authored a non-fiction book about Latino Youth in the U.S. I am also your CLTA Advocacy Chair.


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Wilderness - Frontier Tower

9:15am

Empower Students via Global Connections
Technology makes it easier than ever to connect students to the world. But how can we better harness these connections to empower learners to think beyond their classroom walls? Global Teacher Prize Finalist Akash Patel will share resources from the Happy World Foundation for standards-based interdisciplinary learning experiences that connect, engage and empower students as valued global citizens.  

Speakers
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Akash Patel

Founder, Happy World Foundation Inc.
Mr. Akash Patel is the Founder of Happy World Foundation, an international nonprofit organization that promotes global citizenship education in schools and communities worldwide. In 2018, Patel, a Spanish and Mathematics teacher with Dallas ISD, was selected as a Top 50 finalist from... Read More →
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Amy Anderton

World Languages Director, Dallas Independent School District
Direct the World Languages program in Dallas ISD. Oversee curriculum development and implementation for all world languages. Former German teacher. Advocate for ALL languages and language CHOICE for students. Talk to me about a proficiency-centered world language classroom!


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Congo - Adventure Tower

9:15am

From Reading To Writing
Reading is a very powerful way to provide input for any student. World Language educators are discovering more and more ways to incorporate effective reading practices into their planning and classroom activities. In addition, reading can provide a powerful structural basis for writing. How does this happen? By connecting student interests to appropriate readings and scaffolded writing activities. This workshop explores ways to choose readings that encourage skilled writing and writing activities that are derived from quality reading samples. This approach can be used at any level to begin or enhance the teaching of writing in the World Language classroom.

Speakers
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Laurie Clarcq

Consultant/Trainer/Presenter, Hearts For Teaching


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Adventure - Adventure Tower

9:15am

More Powerful Storytelling with Brain Research Hacks
The secrets to a compelling story can be found in the overlapping worlds of history, brain research and marketing.Why do we tune in again after “to be continued”? Why do we cry at Hallmark commercials? Why do we remember the stories we were told as children? What if you could tweak your stories, history lessons, TPR Stories, legends or personalized stories to extend squirrel-like student attention and cement language into the long term memory? What if tapping into the powerful ways that great storytellers inspire, frighten, intrigue and emotionally connect us could be used to create Compelling, not just vaguely interesting, Comprehensible Input, while also allowing us to crush our goal of 90% or more target language use? If you’ve ever struggled with getting students to pay attention, to stay in the language, or with feeling like your classes aren't interesting enough, come learn the secrets of marketing and sales and become an intriguing and memorable storyteller.These instant hacks will be applicable immediately and can be used for MovieAsk (MovieTalk), Storytelling, Storylistening, introducing new readers or songs.

Speakers
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Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Mark Twain - Frontier Tower

9:15am

Quick Writes: The magic spell for increasing writing production!
In this session, participants will learn the how and the why of integrating quick writes for all levels. Presenters will provide information about scaffolding writing, implementing quick writes, providing student feedback and helping students set and track personal writing goals. Watch the magic of increased production happen with this adventure in spontaneous writing!

Speakers
AM

Aurelia Mora

Arnold O. Beckman HS
NB

Nicole Beauchamp

Arnold O. Beckman HS


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Columbia - Frontier Tower

9:15am

Standards in Action: Implementing California’s Vision for Global 2030
Participants will learn what’s new in California’s 2019 World Languages Standards and reflect on video clips from our past to see how practice aligns with California’s efforts to implement Global California 2030, Speak, Learn, Lead. They will explore how statements from the Standards “Then and Now” actualize California’s vision of highly proficient multilingual graduates, able to interact in real-world settings in culturally appropriate ways, and beginning their study of one or more languages throughout thirteen years of study in California schools.

Speakers
BZ

Brandon Zaslow

California World Language Project


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Amazon - Adventure Tower

9:15am

Students as Authors: Collaborative Content-Based Projects in the HL/L2 Classroom
Learn best practices for designing content-based collaborative projects for Heritage and Second Language Learners. Discover why these types of projects help you create a differentiated classroom environment and foster proficiency growth in both HL and L2 students. Presenter will share three projects from her mixed HL/L2 classes: a multimedia e-book titled Music and Society, a book of home remedies, and a video news magazine site. Audience members will work on adapting or creating possible projects based on their own language, content, and level of choice.

Speakers
AR

Alegria Ribadeneira

Colorado State University - Pueblo


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Monorail B Fantasy Tower

9:15am

The best technology tool you have never heard of
Would you like learners to interact more with the authentic texts they experience? What if they could do so in a way that allowed them to share their thinking first and then see their peers' ideas and respond to them? Come experience a hands-on opportunity to work with Edji, a smart tool that allows you to "see" what catches student attention when they read and fosters collaboration and communication through a robust, collaborative, threaded annotation platform. It even allows for users to record audio annotations, to which other students can reply. Great for authentic texts, including images, which learners can also annotate.

Speakers
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Nicole Naditz

Program Specialist, Instructional Technology, San Juan Unified School District
Passionate about planning for learning rather than for teaching, Nicole taught French to grades 3 through 12, including AP French Language for more than 24 years before transitioning to her current role as the Program Specialist for Instructional Technology K-12 for San Juan Unified... Read More →


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Castle B-C - Fantasy Tower

9:15am

The World in Hand: Five Ways to Integrate Global Education in the World Languages Classroom
Just as linguistic and cultural competence is central to global competence, the World Languages classroom is key to exposing our students to the full skill set for global citizenship. By the end of this workshop, participants will be ready to: use the Four Domains of Global Competence to generate ideas; set goals and measure growth with the CGEN Global Competence Indicators and Benchmarks; identify connections to Global Education in the World Languages Standards; incorporate the 4 C’s of 21st Century Learning in classroom activities; and, maximize cross-disciplinary connections and forge partnerships across the curriculum. 

Speakers
SW

Susie Watt

World Languages Consultant, California Department of Education
Talk to me about:World Languages Standards; World Languages Curriculum Framework; Professional Learning and Resources for World Languages Educators


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Nile - Adventure Tower

9:15am

Top Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching
Despite a growing emphasis on teacher effectiveness, teachers struggle to identify what they don’t know about authentic language teaching. Looking for quick-fix strategies, Monday morning activities, and ready-to-use resources often leave those teachers scrambling for new solutions every year. This session will outline a series of concepts from successful classrooms that will change the approach to teaching. Picture and video examples from the classrooms of the 2017 ACTFL Teacher of the Year and her colleagues will bring those concepts to life in this session, which will leave participants inspired to make real changes in their classrooms that will lead to authentic language learning.

Speakers
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Thomas Sauer

Director, PEARLL
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Katrina Griffin

North County HS


Sunday April 5, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am
Safari - Adventure Tower

11:00am

 


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