MaFLA Concurrent Sessions 2019
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Kristin Gillett & Colin Ashby*PedagogyAP, CI and IPAs in MS? OMG!!Join two middle school teachers as they leave the textbook behind and embark on an adventure in curriculum creation for Novice learners at the middle school, using the AP themes as guiding framework. Both teachers, at separate schools in the same district, use different methods to get their students speaking and creating, but with the goal to get students to the same place.LongfordA3MS
Maria Datel*PedagogyBeyond Accommodations: Creating Inclusive Classrooms for Students with Learning DifferencesBuilding inclusive classrooms involves representing learning differences in the curriculum, which adds the challenge of developing instructional strategies that benefit all. In this workshop, participants will discuss the concept of Universal Design and how it can be applied to language instruction.King Edward WestA5HSC,U
Catherine Ritz*PedagogyInteractive Interpretation: Deconstructing the Interactive ModelSpeaking activities support interpretive tasks, and the Interactive Model provides a framework for guiding students to interpret authentic materials while maintaining the target language. Integrating listening and reading with speaking engages students and supports interpretation. In this session, we will deconstruct the steps of the model looking at classroom examples.King George SouthA7MSHSC,U
Michael Travers*PedagogyBut What About the Grammar?As proficiency based teaching becomes more popular we are still left with the question of what to do with grammar. Join us for this workshop where we’ll explore different communicative strategies to teach grammar as a concept. We’ll explore methods like the PACE Model, Structured Input and Discovery Grammar as ways to “teach” grammar but in a meaningful and less explicit way.King Edward WestB5MSHSC,U
Lisa Machnik*PedagogyLevel Up Interpretive Assessments with Authentic SourcesAttendees will see examples of authentic audio and infographics used for interpretive listening and reading as part of Integrated Performance Assessments. There will be examples in Portuguese and Spanish. Attendees will be able to identify authentic texts and tasks that demonstrate comprehension. Attendees will create their own Interpretive Assessment.King George SouthB7MSHS
Bárbara Barnett*PedagogyLevel Up Your FLES Curriculum through Strong ConnectionsTo keep a FLES program vibrant, meaningful and supported by districts and relevant to all students, you must make connections. In this session, we will explore learning experiences that make strong connections to Common Core Standards while also meeting language proficiency goals. Activities,examples and authentic resources will be in Spanish.King George SouthC1ES
Ryan Casey*Pedagogy"Building the Sandbox": Getting Started with Project-Based Language LearningPBLL has been described as a *Pedagogy in which "teachers create the sandbox for the students to play in." Participants in this session will learn how to develop a PBLL unit based on an existing thematic unit, performance assessment or IPA from a course they currently teach.LongfordC10MSHS
Denise Cremin*PedagogyTeaching the UN's Global Goals in the Language ClassroomUsing the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals, teachers will learn practical ways to incorporate the Global Goals into their lessons using video, audio, text, and other activities as well as an introduction into what the U.N.'s SDGs are and how we can inform students of ways to achieve them by the U.N.'s 2030 date for accomplishment.King Edward WestC11HSC,U
Mike Lesniak & Amy Jackson*PedagogyWhat Does Proficiency Actually Look Like in the ClassroomYou’ve read about the theory, but what does it actually look like in practice? In this session teachers will walk through the process of creating units, assessments and daily lessons in a proficiency-based classroom. Attendees will leave with strategies and tools designed to implement proficiency in the classroom.King George SouthD1MSHS
Rebecca Blouwolff*PedagogyKeeping It Real in the Presentational ModeWhat is a realistic, real-world presentational task for Novice learners? How can teachers locate authentic audiences for such tasks? How can teachers support students to “level up”? This session will address these questions through specific examples from a middle school French classroom that are applicable to any secondary classroom.LongfordD5MSHS
Bobby Arnold Sullivan & Ana Palladino & Jeannie LaPlatney *PedagogyWho Do You Think You Are? A Unit about IdentityPresenters will share the design and implementation of an intermediate-mid unit (in French and Spanish) about cultural identity. Through this unit, students explore the components of their own identity, and how their own culture shapes who they are. Strategies and a full IPA will be shared.King Edward WestD6HS
Lisa Shepard*PedagogyDesigning Oral Interpersonal Tasks for Novice Language LearnersParticipants will be introduced to a variety of strategies designed to address the ACTFL Core Practice, “Design Oral Interpersonal Communication Tasks” with their Novice students. The focus will be on using authentic resources to provide a springboard for pair and small group interpersonal tasks.MonarchD8MSHS
Darcy Rogers*PedagogyEmbodied Cognition: Positive Learning Strategies for Acquisition Part IAre you striving to keep students engaged and in the target language? Empirical experience illustrates that combining a positive affect with physical manifestations aids in second language acquisition and heightens student engagement. This session will demonstrate the effectiveness of a strong community environment with kinesthetic elements and allow time for practical classroom application.MiddlesexD9ESMSHSC,UYes!
Rebecca Aubrey*PedagogyWe All Can Do It: Differentiation through Backwards DesignEvery student deserves the opportunity to study World Languages in order to prepare them for our globalized world. How can we set shared, proficiency-focused learning goals that meet our students’ individual needs and challenge them appropriately? Come learn how to use backwards design to empower all students to level up!LongfordE1ESMSHSYes!
Manuela Wagner & Fabiana Cardetti & Joan Campbell *PedagogyFacilitating Intellectual Humility through Intercultural CitizenshipWe demonstrate by example the importance of teaching “intellectual humility” through “intercultural citizenship” by sharing examples from an interdisciplinary unit on sports and wellness. Together with participants, we explore the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication in practice and reflect on applications in the participants’ contexts.King Edward WestE13ESMSHSC,UYes!
Carrie DeBlois-Mello & Sinikka Savuloski *PedagogyDiscovery Learning: Level Up Your Lessons for Grammar in ContextCome explore how to create discovery learning lessons to present new grammar in context while engaging students. Participants will see PACE and discovery learning lessons, and will leave with ideas of how to implement discovery learning in their own classrooms. Come! Level Up your grammar lessons, as we explore useful discovery learning ideas that you can use in your classroom immediately!King George SouthE15MSHS
Lisa Shepard*PedagogyDesigning Oral Interpersonal Tasks for Intermediate Language LearnersParticipants will be introduced to a variety of strategies designed to address the ACTFL Core Practice, “Design Oral Interpersonal Communication Tasks” with their Intermediate students. The focus will be on encouraging critical thinking skills when implementing pair and small group interpersonal tasks.MonarchE2MSHS
Darcy Rogers*PedagogyEffective Questioning: Positive Learning Strategies for Acquisition Part IIKnowing students’ ACTFL language levels can allow for teachers to effectively use prompts and questions that reinforce and grow students’ engagement and language. By pulling from student interest, prompts can also lead to student ownership of language. In this session teachers will practice questioning techniques and leave with questions that can be taken back to class and used with students.MiddlesexE8ESMSHSC,UYes!
Michael Farkas & Heidi Olson *PedagogyBam! Let’s Kick It Up a Notch with Authentic Texts!Move from participation to meaningful student contribution in this interactive session where culture is the main ingredient on the path to proficiency! Learn strategies to get students thinking at a deeper level. Spice up or create a new unit that puts authentic texts at the center. You’ll see how small changes in your practice can help you and your students level up.Rotunda Meeting RoomF3MSHSC,U
Greta Lundgaard*PedagogyPlanning for Proficiency with the Brain in MindWant to shake things up in the classroom? Deepen your understanding of the learning brain. Knowing more about how the brain learns equips teachers to plan and implement instruction that responds to the way learners process - making a direct impact on acquisition, student target language use and proficiency growth. This session addresses applications of key research that will make a difference!WorthyF5ESMSHS
Viktoria Hackbarth*PedagogyTurning Student Groups into Effective TeamsCollaborative learning can help students develop key skills in communication and critical thinking. This interactive session will show how to design and implement collaborative learning assignments effectively to promote social bonding and motivate students to engage more deeply with the material. Attendees will walk away with both summative and formative assessments as well as rubrics.Rotunda Meeting RoomG4HSC,U
Ashley Uyaguari*PedagogyUsing Digital Proficiency Portfolios to Track GrowthSee how portfolios are powerful tools to demonstrate learning to all stakeholders. In this session, participants will see examples of proficiency portfolios, discuss how to use ACTFL's proficiency guidelines in order to create open-ended prompts for each level, and analyze effective feedback systems that involve students in the process.WorthyG9MSHS
Allison Litten*PedagogyMovie Talk: Ageless, Timeless, PricelessMovie Talk (MT) is a fun and engaging way to deliver content to students. Videos can provide meaningful input and captivate students. Attendees will see various approaches to MT as well examples of a variety of follow-up activities to use as both formative and summative assessments.KilkennyH1ESMSHSC,U
Charlotte Gifford*PedagogyA Proficiency-Based Four Semester College Sequence? Essential QuestionsHow can the Proficiency movement inform teaching and learning in the college language sequence? With illustrations from one department’s ongoing curricular redesign, this session will pose key questions for collaborative discussion of proficiency scales and targets, learning goals and outcomes, appropriate assessment and instructional practices.Rotunda Meeting RoomH2C,U
Meredith White*PedagogyTechnology Captures Learning; It Doesn't Create ItFor teaching and learning to be effective, information must be memorable and not memorized. Our students must be active participants, apprentices in their own learning under the expert, us, their teachers. Technology can facilitate must of this, but it is not the touchstone of a master classroom: personal connections, effective practices, and organic, loving moments are and always will be.WorthyH4HS
Jade CintronELLReal Talk: #MeToo & Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the ESL ClassroomThis on-your-feet workshop is a look at the dialogue surrounding the plight of women & people of color. Challenge your use of language & the potential for your role to be a language educator AND a cultural ambassador. Using discussion & role play, look at the very real perceptions & expectations & dig deep into how you could & inspire your students to be more aware of the language they use.Rotunda Meeting RoomC2ESMSHSC,UYes!
Norah JonesExhibitorHey, I Got That! Building Student Confidence with Authentic ResourcesAttendees experience inductively and in a highly interactive format a five-step scaffolded approach to effective student interaction with authentic media and text. Guided reflection, additional small-group practice, and discussion on finding authentic media lead to plans which can be immediately applied in courses of all levels.Executive Board RoomA4MSHSC,U
Jay KetnerExhibitorFrom Authentic Resources to Authentic AssessmentsAuthentic resources connect learners to both language and culture, offering a window into the everyday lives of native speakers. Authentic resources also promote engagement in authentic tasks - tasks that can provide feedback on student performance. This session examines authentic resources available along with various task-types which lead to authentic assessment.Executive Board RoomB3MSHSC,U
Maggie Lenahan & Grace TrippExhibitor#BestTripEverJoin us to learn about inspiring students to be lifelong learners. Join Grace Tripp, Spanish teacher at McCall MS, and other educators who have taken their classes to the next level through experiential learning abroad. Hear how they built an exciting culture of travel at their school, while expanding the learning of a language and love of culture beyond the four walls of their classroom.Executive Board RoomC8MSHS
Anais BoschetExhibitorHow to Develop a School-to-School Exchange PartnershipLearn how to develop a successful group exchange with a sister school abroad and empower your students to develop their language skills and cultural proficiency while transforming your school into a truly global campus. You will receive a step-by-step planning guide, identify best practices in establishing an exchange partnership, and walk away inspired to start a group exchange at your school!Executive Board RoomD11MSHS
Ed WeismanExhibitorUsing AAPPL for the Seal of Biliteracy & Promoting Proficiency School-WideThis session explores how the AAPPL Measure helps students earn the Seal of Biliteracy and - more broadly - helps teachers focus on proficiency. AAPPL provides measurements across all four required skills and all three modes of communication, including interpersonal speaking. We will discuss how national reporting can be analyzed to fine tune language programs.Executive Board RoomE5
Sarah Bilodeau & Andrea JavelFrenchStory-Based Learning with the Television Series "Un Village français"We will present an intermediate French course that integrates the French television series "Un Village français". Students gain proficiency through engaging target language communication and critical thinking that encourage 21st century skills. A story-based approach facilitates understanding and promotes extended discourse, helping teach students about the Shoah and France in WW2.MiddlesexA6HSC,U
Janel Lafond-PaquinFrenchQuebec: Authentic Texts and ActivitiesThis interdisciplinary session will offer texts pertaining to short stories, music, maple syrup and winter carnival as well as activities that will engage your students! Come see what the francophone area of Quebec has to offer and be ready to participate in the fun!MiddlesexB1ESMSHS
Cheryl Lowney & Laura CorkeryFrenchEmpowering Adolescent Novice-High/Intermediate-Low Learners through TPRS and Anti-Bias InstructionLanguage learning, equity and student empowerment: Come learn how two middle school French teachers artfully integrated IDEAS principles, honored the Needham Public Schools' commitment to culturally proficiency practices, and empowered students to speak up against discrimination through the use of the French TPRS text, Fama va en Californie. Methods are applicable to high school, too!MiddlesexC3MSHS
Noah OueletteFrenchPromoting the French Language by Supporting French TeachersLearn about the programs developed by the French Embassy to support French teachers: professional development opportunities, grants to study in France, pedagogical resources, partnerships with French schools, teaching interns, support for French immersion programs and many more!StonehavenD14MSHS
Elizabeth DonovanFrenchGrab Your Passport - We're Going to Senegal!In April, a group of French teachers from all over the US organized a 7-night DISCOVER SENEGAL trip. The one Massachusetts teacher among them will wow you by:
1. sharing sights, sounds, and smells of the experience,
2. getting you to speak Wolof, and
3. offering ways to interject Senegal into your lessons.
After this session, you will surely want to book a flight to Dakar!
Kathleen Stein-Smith FrenchFrench Language and Francophone Culture in the United StatesFrench is an American language, part of our history and cultural identity, playing a significant role in American life today.
Millions of Americans claim French heritage, many speaking French in the home, Business and trade with France and the Francophonie are major economic factors, and many French are moving here.
Regina SymondsFrenchEnvision, Engage, French!Can do! Ensure a solid French presence and program in your school by offering travel, growth, unity, and immersion opportunities for all French students. Create a vision of the French graduate for your school. Engage students in successful language acquisition; highlight achievement with the Société Honoraire de Français. Guide students along their path to proficiency with real-world connections.StonehavenG8HS
Joyce Beckwith & Kathleen Stein-Smith & Brian Thompson FrenchAATF Annual Meeting: Multilingualism, Multiliteracy & Advocacy for the FutureAATF is pleased to welcome Dr. Kathleen Stein-Smith, Co-author with Fabrice Jaumont of "The Gift of Languages: Paradigm Shift in US Foreign Language Education" and Chair of the AATF Commission on Advocacy. She will discuss her research on the many advantages of raising multilingual citizens to compete in our global community and update attendees on the latest advocacy initiatives.StonehavenH7ESMSHSC,U
Julia FeldhausGermanFull STEM Ahead! Integrating STEM-German Modules into the Classroom.The presenter will offer participants of this session an introduction to STEM-German curriculum design based on the idea of modules, and a concept for a complete STEM-German class. This session also provides specific examples for reading, writing, and listening tasks based on STEM-content to improve students' language proficiency and cultural competence.Sales OfficeE10HSC,U
Kimberly DurleyGermanPlanning a CI/Proficiency Based German CurriculumGerman educators will collaborate and share CI/Proficieincy based level 1-4 middle to high school curriculum. Topics will include: AP themes, spiraling curriculum, topics of interest, college readiness, authentic resources, and more. Educators will be provided various unit and lesson planning formats and be guided through the proccesses to then split into groups and work on units to be shared.King Edward WestG3MSHSC,UYes!
Kristin GillettGermanAATG-MA Chapter Member MeetingMembers meet with officers of our local AATG chapter and the German Cultural Institute of New England to make announcements, discuss upcoming events and strategies for keeping German vibrant in the schools and colleges in Massachusetts, air concerns, and network with colleagues. In addition, non-members are welcome to join us and find out about membership benefits.King Edward WestH9ESMSHSC,UYes!
Rita DiCarloItalianIf Dante is the Father of the Italian Language, Who's the Mother?In this session we will explore ways of introducing Dante’s Divine Comedy to students while promoting proficiency, and deepening their cultural understanding. Participants will gain practical tools to help them design engaging lessons for all proficiency levels using authentic images, audio, and selections of authentic text.King Edward EastC5MSHS
Ombretta Frau & Morena SvaldiItalianLearn In-Context around CampusThe session aims to introduce original activities to help students learn Italian language and culture in constructive and original locations around schools or university campus, such as the greenhouse, the equestrian center, and the art museum. This session will present activities for different proficiency levels that will promote language building through games, art and artifacts, and culture.King Edward EastD2C,U
Connie ScarfoneItalianStreet Art - Describing Oneself through Urban Art.This session discusses language as a form of expression of a culture and consequently, the manifestation of a language. Attendees will use art for creating listening, writing, reading, speaking and culture activities to improve proficiency skills on a cultural theme that will introduce students to the somewhat controversial world of "Street Art". Students will discover the value of the social and political culture of murals in Italy and the United States.King Edward EastE14HSC,U
Carmelinda Chilelli ItalianWatch This! Crafting Meaningful Activities through VideosThis session discusses the benefits of using audio-visual materials to stimulate and facilitate the learning of a foreign language. Attendees will learn how to use two computer applications to create projects through videos. Through one app, students will write original scripts in Italian to dub silent clips of movies; the second app allows educators to customize educational videos.King Edward EastF7HSC,UYes!
Mariastella CocchiaraItalianThe Italian Piazza: One Square, One HeartFrom the ancient Romans to modern days the city/town square has always been the heart of Italian living. This session will look at both the many iconic famous squares crowded by tourist in search of history and at small-town nameless squares, meeting places populated by local folks carrying on daily life.King Edward EastG1MSHSC,U
Nicole Chalifoux & Mariastella CocchiaraItalianItalian DayLevel Up la Giornata dell'Italiano! This session will provide information about the annual friendly competition sponsored by MITA. Take the first step to getting your school more involved and further advocating for the Italian language program in your school.King Edward EastH6MSHSC,U
Jacqueline CarlonLatinPatronesses, Priestesses, and Benefactors: Roman Women in Public ViewThis session will provide a relatively new view on the roles of women in the Roman world. It will focus on inscription evidence that attests to the financial, social, and economic independence of elite Roman women in the early principate - in counterpoint to literary evidence that either presents them as demurely domestic or dangerously power hungry.WaterfordA2MSHS
Jacqueline Carlon & Franco Cirulli & Alexandra GalarzaLatinIf Your Students Fear Complex Grammar, Try Teaching It Communicatively.This interactive workshop will offer models for creating engaging classroom activities that draw student’ attention to syntax in meaningful contexts. While the session will focus on conditionals and fear clauses, the techniques presented can readily be applied to other grammatical constructions.WaterfordB8HSC,U
Diane Warne Anderson & Charlotte WebberLatinClassical Association of Massachusetts Fall MeetingThe Classical Association of Massachusetts will present the award for Excellence in Teaching, share research and *Pedagogy, and promote the welfare of Classical Studies and the Latin and Greek languages in the Commonwealth. Guest speakers will include officers and award winners.WaterfordC7MSHSC,UYes!
Edward ZarrowLatin"PACE" Yourself: Motivating Students through Successful StorytellingWant to spice up material in a text? Curious about ways to personalize stories and capitalize on student interest? In this session, we will explore strategies for successful storytelling, how to shelter vocabulary rather than grammar, how to promote spontaneous conversations among students, and to sustain student motivation.WaterfordD4HS
Kevin BallestriniLatinBuilding Better Courses: The Case for Content-Based InstructionWhat if teachers viewed courses not as language courses but rather as content courses where language acquisition is driven by rich historical and cultural tradition? This session will explain the theory of content-based instruction and how it can be reimagined and leveraged to create curricular units based on the new Standards and Intercultural Can-Do Statements.WaterfordE4ESMSHSC,U
Lindsay SearsLatinNo-Stress Assessment: Measuring Performance in a Communicative Latin ClassroomWhat teachers assess reflects what they value. Most traditional testing in Latin classes is both incompatible with the skills fostered by communicative *Pedagogy and stressful for students and teachers. This workshop will provide alternative low-stress methods for measuring and reporting student performance and proficiency that support the goals of a CI classroom.WaterfordF6MSHSC,U
Mark PearsallLatinCulture Matters: Active Latin in a Culture-Based CurriculumLearning to read Latin or Ancient Greek clearly should be the goal of any classical language course. However there is no point in studying classical languages if culture is ignored. Therefore, I will make the case for teaching with a culture-driven curriculum. I will help participants to base their curriculum on the World Readiness Standards for culture and the new Culture Can-do Statements.WaterfordG6ESMSHSC,U
Elizabeth SolomonLatinEncouraging Creative Analysis to Support Critical Understanding of Latin TextsTrue understanding of textual nuance emerges when students think deeply, wrestle with meaning, express themselves distinctively, and explain the reasoning behind their intentional, creative choices. Come see how to encourage a creative mindset by challenging students to move beyond translating to analyzing a text with imagination and insight.WaterfordH5MSHS
Nicole SherfLevel UpJoin in the Seal of Biliteracy Movement!Have you been hearing about the Seal of Biliteracy but don’t know how to get your district involved? This session will overview what the MA is doing to celebrate biliteracy gained in world language, dual language and English language learning programs at all levels and for all languages. Come hear the district step-by-step and leave with valuable resources and exemplars to get you started!Rotunda Meeting RoomA9ESMSHSC,UYes!
Greta LundgaardLevel UpTeacher in the Mirror: Becoming a Reflective PractitionerWhat 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. This interactive session outlines the self-reflection continuum, important elements in the continuum, and how to develop action steps for future growth.LongfordB4ESMSHS
Andy McDonieLevel UpUpdating MA World Language Standards - Why? What? How? Who?MA has contracted the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) to conduct a study and a comparative analysis of world language standards in the United States and provide recommendations to the MA DESE on whether to adopt/ adapt the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards (2015) or rewrite our standards. We will share the recommendations and the next steps with the participants.Rotunda Meeting RoomB9MSHSC,UYes!
Alison Nelson Level UpLevel Up Your Student Voice!Use Flipgrid to give your students a chance to be heard. It’s a great way to practice speaking (both interpersonal and presentational) in a relatively low stress manner. Students can record just for you, or you can have them view each other’s videos and respond. Students already love #selfies, now let them love #SelfieVideos (while you listen to them using the TL).Rotunda Meeting RoomD15ESMSHSC,U
Rachel Moody & Aleida SanabriaLevel Up"TELL Me How I Can Improve": Using TELL and MA Evaluation Frameworks to Facilitate Language Teacher GrowthThis session is for those seeking to give more specific feedback to world language teachers. Presenters will introduce participants to the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project and how it can align with MA Teacher Evaluation frameworks. Participants will analyze teacher video using Standard 2: Teaching All Students.Rotunda Meeting RoomE11ESMSHS
Andy McDonieLevel UpImplementing the Massachusetts State Seal of BiliteracyThis session will be on the Implementation of the MA State Seal of Biliteracy. We will discuss law, regulations, guidance, approved assessments and other tools and systems built we have developed to implement the State Seal of Biliteracy. King Edward WestF8ESMSHSC,U
Amber NavarreMandarin ChineseCustomized Technology Solutions for Every Chinese TeacherThis is a Q&A session focussing on the use of instructional technology in Chinese classes. Participating teachers should bring their own questions related to technology use in their own classes, or objectives they hope to achieve with technology. The presenter will provide suggestions based on each participant's unique teaching needs and contexts.KilkennyC9ESMSHSC,U
ChinHuei YehMandarin ChineseGuiding Learners through Interpreting Authentic ResourcesTeaching with authentic materials is the best way to provide meaningful experiences as well as relevant learning to students. However, it is not as simple as bringing a copy of a Chinese newspaper and reading it to students. At this session, the presenter will share how to use authentic materials at different levels of teaching.KilkennyD3ESMSHSC,U
Sheng-Chu LuMandarin ChineseAccelerating Students’ Proficiency through Engaging Class ActivitiesStudents’ language proficiency increases when they are engaged in learning in class at all times. The presenter will share her class activities designed for accelerating students’ proficiency and keeping students motivated. These activities are practiced frequently in the presenter’s classes and receive great feedback from her students. They can be used at different proficiency levels.KilkennyE7MSHS
Pei-Chi Chuang & Chia-pei Chen Mandarin ChineseA Case Study of the Implementation of Project-Based Learning Method in ChinesePBL (Project-based learning) has been drawing attention from language teachers in recent years. We designed a two-week long PBL curriculum for Mandarin students with the task of making a music video for publicizing the school's Mandarin program. By viewing the students' work, this session aims at providing participants a overlook on PBL's benefits and challenges to language learners.KilkennyF5MS
Chiun-Fan ChangMandarin ChineseRestaurant Alive! Design a Fun Proficiency-Based ProjectThe presenter will detail how to turn the Chinese language classroom into a “restaurant” and create a fun and engaging project that will enhance authentic performance and cultural awareness. The presenter will show examples, share a step by step project plan, including how to produce a video from the skit.KilkennyG5ESMSHSC,UYes!
Analia Tebaldi & Jaqueline RistauPortugueseBeyond the Classroom: Portuguese Language Interactions through VoiceThreadVoiceThread is an asynchronous tool where students can interact with peers and Portuguese native speakers around the world. This session will provide hands-on experience where you will learn how to transform media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. Examples of activities include discussions, interviews, book clubs, and presentations.King George NorthA8ESMSHSC,UYes!
Hilaria SousaPortugueseBuilding Communicative Strategies in PortugueseStudents' language proficiency increases in the classroom when instruction centers on strategies that are communicative in the target language and offers a variety of assessments. The goal will be to provide concrete, practical and meaningful strategies in Portuguese to engage the learner in the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive and presentational.King George NorthB6MSHS
Nilma Dominique & Celia BiaconiPortugueseIntercultural Competence in the Portuguese as a Foreign Language Classroom: Theory and PracticeWe will explore ways to work with intercultural competence in Portuguese as a foreign language class. Following ACTFL guidelines, we will present some theoretical
aspects of intercultural communication and intercultural competence in the classroom. We will talk about ways to develop students' intercultural competence, presenting several pedagogical tools used to avoid cultural misunderstanding.
King George NorthC6MSHSC,U
Teresa ValdezPortugueseTeaching and Learning Portuguese with Support of Apps and Social MediaSocial media pages and Apps promote collaboration and "help language learners to use the target language in culturally appropriate ways to accomplish authentic tasks.” (ACTFL, Role of technology in language learning). This presentation proposes an interactive workshop where the tools proposed are presented and explored in order to promote understanding of different uses in the classroom.King George NorthD12MSHSC,U
Cristiane SoaresPortugueseUsing ACTFL’s Strategies to Create Meaningful Portuguese LessonsParticipants will follow practical instructions to develop a sequence of lessons and activities using ACTFL's best strategies. Participants will see how the Backward Design Model, 5 Cs, and the 3 Modes of Communication were integrated into a Portuguese intermediate course and, then, will adapt these models to their own practice.King George NorthE9ESMSHSC,UYes!
Karolina Kopczynski & Stuart Gamble SpanishBoost Engagement and Empower Struggling Learners via Digital ToolsConcrete strategies to engage the struggling learners in your classes via a gamut of digital tools to empower their learning and deepen their linguistic abilities and cultural awareness.CharlesA1HS
Christina ToroSpanishThe Reality behind Virtual Reality in the World Language ClassroomThis session will present a new technology tool – virtual reality. The session will explain what Virtual Reality is and is not. It will also provide sample lessons in which Virtual Reality enhanced the learning experience for the students. The participants will then break into groups to try Virtual Reality. They will also brainstorm ways in which they can apply this tool to their classroom.CharlesB2HS
Alejandro YegrosSpanishTeaching Proficiency through FilmThis workshop is for those that want to do more with a movie than show it for a few classes and hand out a worksheet. Use film as a great proficiency tools with activities you can scaffold to any level to engage your students in speaking, conversation, listening, and analysis.CharlesC4HS
Susan OlsenSpanishThe Interpersonal in the IPA: Daily StrategiesFinding strategies to keep interpersonal activities in balance with interpretive and presentational assessments can be a challenge. The presenter will introduce strategies for generating organic interpersonal communication and share activities that motivate students to speak in the target language.CharlesD13MSHS
Katherine De Lima & Leigh NetcohSpanishTeaching Language and Culture for Foodies!Would you like to engage your students and expose them to the variety of dishes from Spain and Latin America through the use of authentic materials? In this workshop participants will learn ways in which they can introduce food using the Target Language and realia and build student’s knowledge of dishes from the Spanish-speaking world.CharlesE12ESMSHSC,U
Angelica Avcikurt & Marta Villar & Mildred Basker-Seigel SpanishEngaging the Younger Generation: Making Hispanic Culture Relevant and Inspiring.Intercultural competence develops more naturally if the cultural materials are relevant and meaningful to the learner. From the Lovers of Teruel to the Movida Madrileña, this session will present topics in Hispanic culture through film and readings that will engage and pique the interest of the young adult learner.CharlesF1HSC,U
Christina Toro & Katia Marticorena SpanishLevel Up the Upper Level's Cultural and Language ProficiencyThis session will focus on ways to prepare upper level students to be successful in school, work and life through the development of 21st century skills. It will discuss the importance of creating well-structured thematic units that are engaging and culturally relevant. Then, it will present strategies to help move the students up the proficiency ladder and allow them to master the language.HighlandF2HS
Alejandro YegrosSpanishEasy-to-Use Authentic Listening Activities for the Spanish ClassroomThe maker of CONJUGUEMOS will introduce you to a variety of free authentic listening resources as well as both ready-to-use accompanying activities that align with common curricular topics.HighlandG2HS
Helena AlfonsoSpanishUsing Infographics in the Spanish ClassroomThis session is oriented to Spanish teachers of Novice-Intermediate levels. Participants will get ideas on how to use infographics in Spanish as authentic resources to introduce Novice or Intermediate-low learners into reading in the TL. There will be two examples with a series of activities to work infographics with students inside the Spanish classroom: pre-reading, while-reading, post-reading activities. Participants will have the opportunity to play the role of their students and try the material during this sessionCharlesG7MSHS
Joy Renjilian-Burgy & Mary-Anne Vetterling & Colleen BoyleSpanishAATSP Massachusetts Chapter Informational Meeting: Meet, Greet & Learn!After an illustrated presentation about a travel-study summer in Granada Spain, 2019, funded by The Spanish Embassy and AATSP-MA, there will be a native-speaker-led poetry reading, a raffle, announcements about the upcoming activities of the Chapter, and time to meet one another and share ideas, events, and opportunitiesCharlesH3ESMSHSC,U
Barbara BarnettSpanishReading Effectively Connecting with StudentsWhat do Lorca, Allende, and Maya Gonzalez have in common? They connect with you as a reader. From novice to advanced, language teachers build the tools that allow for students’ experiences to connect with the author’s thoughts and feelings. In this session, you will experience how interpretative reading comes alive.HighlandH8ESMSHSC,U