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Sunday, April 25 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
124. Mead Project: Recruiting Teachers in the Target Language: Resources for Teacher Recruitment

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2020–2021 Mead Leadership Fellow Michele Back will discuss her fellowship project with three of her collaborators; May George (Amherst College, MA), Melissa Scarbrough (Ellington High School, CT), and Kimberly Torres (Milton Hershey School, PA). The presentation will provide a hands-on introduction to the Future Language Educators Recruitment Project (FLERP), a target language curriculum promoting the teaching and learning of world languages and fostering the recruitment of new language teachers. Participants will learn how to access and navigate the ten online modules (presentations, interactive worksheets, and resources) available in Spanish, French, and Arabic for grades 7-12 and postsecondary, as well as the five modules in Spanish and French for learners in grades 4-6. Using these modules, language teachers can promote discussion on the importance of language learning, stimulate interest in language teaching, and provide their students with important resources on this career, all while using authentic resources and adhering to ACTFL’s and district policies on target language use in the classroom. These resources are easily accessible on ACTFL’s website.

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Michele Back, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
WL Teacher Education, in-service teacher training, linguistics for K-12 teachers
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May George

Smith College, Northhampton, MA

Melissa Scarbrough

Teacher, Ellington High School, Ellington, CT
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Kimberly Torres

I teach Spanish and French at a residential school for low-income students. 

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Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
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Sunday April 25, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT