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High School [clear filter]
Saturday, October 6
 

8:00am

Assessing Proficiency
Presenters will give strategies on using I Can statements and ACTFL based proficiency rubrics to assess student proficiency throughout the year.


Saturday October 6, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
ROOM 136

8:00am

Comprehensible Input is a 2-Way Street
The presenter will discuss why comprehensible input coming from the side of the non-native speaker is just as important as the one coming from a native or native like interlocutor. Looking at interpersonal communication the presenter will show some exciting technology that allows students to independently work on getting their message across, thus enhancing their overall language proficiency.

Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
ROOM 132

8:00am

Criminal Collaboration
We will explore how to set a up (and solve) a crime in the school while incorporating teachers and staff from
around your building, even those who don't speak the target language. We will focus on getting students excited about solving the mystery and using the target language in all four modes of communication. Designed for language level 2-3. Examples from a German classroom, copies provided in German and English.

Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
ROOM 134

11:00am

La présidentielle: Une élection au lycée
How do you make politics in France accessible to your students? Why, you hold your very own Présidentielle, that's how. In this presentation, you'll see the results of a yearly "présidentielle", and how it increases students awareness and international-mindedness.

Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 134

11:00am

Zoom into the Future: Online Intercultural Exchange (OIE)
Do you ever wish you could make the target language and culture more relevant to your students? What if your students had a friend they could practice the target language with and ask questions to learn about their culture? And what if this could all happen for free? Zoom is a free online and smartphone app that makes an online intercultural exchange easy. Come learn the basics of using Zoom and learn how you can connect your students with others around the world to boost their motivation and proficiency!

Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 142

1:15pm

Career Prep Spanish for Levels 1-4: CONNECT Students' Career Interests to Spanish
How many times have you heard your Spanish students say: Spanish? When am I ever going to use it? In this
workshop, implement NEW resources designed for students to learn the Spanish vocabulary EXACTLY as they would in careers in the many fields. Make a compelling argument for why Spanish is relevant!!!

Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 142

2:15pm

It's In The Past... Teaching Past and Imperfect at The Same Time
In this presentation, the presenters will talk about their experiences teaching el pretérito and el imperfecto in Spanish and the passé composé and imparfait in French at the same times, giving students the ability to speak about past events all at once. Let's discuss it, and find ways to implement or change what we did.


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 146

2:15pm

Research-Tested Instructional Techniques for Building Communicative Competence
In this session, I will present a summary of current research findings on instructed second language acquisition drawing mainly from Shawn Loewen’s book, Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition, with an emphasis on instructional techniques and activities that research has shown to be beneficial for second language acquisition in adolescent and adult learners. Participants will have an opportunity to apply the information to create activities for their classes. Sample activities will be provided.

Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 134

2:15pm

The Awesomeness of Reading
Presenters will share reading strategies and resources to support student acquisition and fluency. From novels to embedded readings, through current news and cultural connections, participants will learn to extend and enhance student reading for more engagement and deeper comprehension and retention of the target language.


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 132

2:15pm

The Technology Infused Language Classroom
Technology, in the hands of our students, opens up a world of opportunity for language learning! In this
presentation, teachers can see how the google suite products along with web-based applications and websites can enhance the language classroom. The presentation will show how collaborative lessons can be created and enhanced through the use of live documents, various applications, and chrome add ons. Rachel Twist is a Spanish teacher in a 1:1 school that utilizes iPads and the google apps for education products.

Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 136

3:15pm

Assessing Proficiency
Presenters will give strategies on using I Can statements and ACTFL based proficiency rubrics to assess student proficiency throughout the year.


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 136

3:15pm

Comprehensible Input is a 2-Way Street
The presenter will discuss why comprehensible input coming from the side of the non-native speaker is just as important as the one coming from a native or native like interlocutor. Looking at interpersonal communication the presenter will show some exciting technology that allows students to independently work on getting their message across, thus enhancing their overall language proficiency.

Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 132

3:15pm

Criminal Collaboration
We will explore how to set a up (and solve) a crime in the school while incorporating teachers and staff from around your building, even those who don't speak the target language. We will focus on getting students excited about solving the mystery and using the target language in all four modes of communication. Designed for language level 2-3. Examples from a German classroom, copies provided in German and English.

Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 134