SWCOLT 2020 has ended

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).
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.
Jody Klopp
SWCOLT Executive Director

Type: Interest Session (60 minutes) [clear filter]
Thursday, April 2

5:15pm AKDT

Saturday, April 4

8:00am AKDT

9:15am AKDT

2:15pm AKDT

4:00pm AKDT

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Language: A Journey of What I Have Been Taught and How I Teach Outpost - Adventure TowerVijay Advani Action Research-How Will Using Radicals and Association of Ideas Improve Student Learning of Chinese Characters Mark Twain - Frontier TowerChi-Ping Shih • Cong-Kai Jin Add On Magic to Empower Students' Authentic Cultural Experiences Monorail B Fantasy TowerChung Chou And Justice For All: Keeping the "Just" in Social Justice Castle C - Fantasy TowerMelisa Lopez Authentic Assessments: How to Really Grade Reading Comprehension Monorail A - Fantasy TowerMira Canion Best of Oklahoma: How to Teach a Novel: Backward Planning, Assessments, Culture and More Wilderness - Frontier TowerDarcy Pippins Best of Texas Capturing Authenticity: Purposeful Activities for Every Level Western-Frontier TowerSally Barnes Building Cultural Competence: Supporting Study Abroad Nile - Adventure TowerElizabeth Matchett Everybody Stand Up: creating engaging activities that get students out of their seats Castle B - Fantasy TowerJonathan Fall Flipped Classroom Methodology in Language Learning Castle A - Fantasy TowerJohn Kaninya • Fawzi Khoshaba Fun Activities For The FLES Classroom Monorail C - Fantasy TowerJackie Skelton Fun with Functional Chunks Mississippi - Frontier TowerLynn Johnston LILL Meet-UP (Invitation ONLY) Amazon - Adventure TowerLYANNE TERADA Seal of Biliteracy Language Credentials - Don't Leave Home Without Them Columbia - Frontier TowerLinda Egnatz Student Motivation for Enrolling in High School German Congo - Adventure TowerMelinda Wells • Teresa Bell The Integrated Performance Assessment is WAY More than Just a Test Safari - Adventure TowerCarolyn Sue Swaney • Andrea Ford

5:15pm AKDT

100% Engagement Activities--Integrating 3 Communicative Modes Castle B - Fantasy TowerNgan Ta • Megumi Shibamiya Acquisition Gone Viral Adventure - Adventure TowerFluency Matters Best of Colorado One Word Images: From Class-Created Characters to Engaging Stories in a CI Classroom Wilderness - Frontier TowerTaylor Roholt Best of New Mexico: Tooling Up to the 5 Cs: Communities Western-Frontier TowerMarisa Carrillo But Can They Do It Without Me? Effectively Implementing the Gradual Release of Responsibility Amazon - Adventure TowerGreta Lundgaard Get Generation Z Students Speaking More in the Japanese Classroom! Outpost - Adventure TowerKumiko Sakamoto/Yoriko Hongo • Kumiko Sakamoto iCan Integrate Social Media: Communicative Tasks for All Three Modes! Mississippi - Frontier TowerCatherine Ousselin It’s all about the task: Using authentic language resources with all learners Columbia - Frontier TowerJanet Boring Learner-Friendly Feedback for Novice to Intermediate Level Speakers and Writers Castle A - Fantasy TowerT J Troche No Turning Back: New Pathways to Proficiency and Inclusion Monorail A - Fantasy TowerKen Stewart 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... Nile - Adventure TowerMargaret Peterson • Elizabeth Matchett So You Want to Develop an Online Heritage Language Course? Monorail B Fantasy TowerLiz Rangel Arriola Sustained Silent Reading ‘SSR’ in 2nd Language Acquisition: Classroom Experiences and Accountability Monorail C - Fantasy TowerDiana Cristina Williams Useful technology tools to cast magic for your Chinese teaching Mark Twain - Frontier TowerChung Chou Ways to Create Interactive ASL Learning Activities Online Congo - Adventure TowerLarry Umberger
Sunday, April 5

8:00am AKDT

Best of Arizona: Get it write--Proficiency in lower level language classrooms Western-Frontier TowerRuth Boyle Culturally Responsive Teaching in the World Language Classroom Adventure - Adventure TowerConnie Navarro Curriculum design using culture and technology to achieve autonomous language learning Mark Twain - Frontier TowerCong-Kai Jin Empowering Diverse Learners: Research-Based Strategies for Success Mississippi - Frontier TowerRebecca Blouwolff Growing Your Network and Leadership Nile - Adventure TowerBridget Yaden • Howie Berman In Living Culture Castle A - Fantasy TowerLYANNE TERADA It's All About Me (Student Generated Summaries from Student Created Input) Castle B - Fantasy TowerJennifer Newman-Cornell Meeting the ACTFL 6 Core Practices Interpersonal Communication Challenge! Amazon - Adventure TowerYing Jin National Spanish Assessments and Examinations Columbia - Frontier TowerKevin Cessna-Buscemi Performance vs Proficiency Assessments and Why You Should Care Safari - Adventure TowerScott Benedict Teacher in the Mirror: Becoming a Reflective Practitioner Wilderness - Frontier TowerGreta Lundgaard Template for Language Course Curriculum Creation Monorail B Fantasy TowerJessica Bryan The NNELL Networking Session for Educators Pre K-8 Monorail C - Fantasy TowerBetsy Basom • Jackie Skelton Transforming Learning Through Formative Assessment Outpost - Adventure TowerYoshiko Saito-Abbott • Mio Nishimura What Makes Here Special? Using the Target Language to Learn about Local History and People Congo - Adventure TowerAlohilani Okamura • Reed Riggs When Kids Are the Curriculum: Circling with Cards Castle C - Fantasy TowerR Clarice Swaney

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