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Thursday, April 22
 

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Thursday April 22, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Thursday April 22, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

3:30pm EDT

1. Museo del Barrio: Decolonizing the Heritage Learner Curriculum
This workshop takes teachers virtually to the Museo del Barrio (https://youtu.be/-8C3eNmFj2g) to explore how to use local Latinx cultural resources in their heritage speaker courses. We will exploit the museum as an intersection of art, heritage, and narration as it tells the history of the Puerto Rican peoples from colonization to the contemporary immigrant experience in NYC. Unlike other museums that tell Latinx stories from a hegemonic perspective, this museum is a narrative of resistance, depicting Puerto Rican stories from the perspective of its peoples. In the second half of the workshop, we will discuss strategies for creating classroom activities and assessments based on the artwork and for finding cultural resources either in their own communities or online.

Presenters
avatar for Maria Datel

Maria Datel

Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Boston University, Boston, MA
MM

Molly Monet-Viera, Ph.D.

Boston University, Boston, MA


Thursday April 22, 2021 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference

3:30pm EDT

2. Growing as Educators Through the Lens of High-Leverage Teaching Practices
What are high-leverage teaching practices that are effective with language learners? Reflect on your classes and how to be even more intentional in supporting language learning. ACTFL’s Guiding Principles and the TELL Framework serve to unpack teaching practices into components to analyze learning and set and monitor goals for growing as an educator. Examine the correlation of ACTFL’s Guiding Principles and the TELL Framework to outline the WHAT and the HOW of being an effective language educator. Focus your teaching and improve students’ learning.

Presenters
avatar for Greta Lundgaard

Greta Lundgaard

Consultant, ACTFL


Thursday April 22, 2021 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference

3:30pm EDT

3. Introduction to Social Justice Education: Everyone Starts Somewhere!
Teaching for social justice is becoming a more and more common, and vital, feature of world language teaching. However, sometimes WL teachers struggle to envision how to integrate or create social justice components in curricula, units, and lessons that are already planned and articulated to develop their students’ language proficiency. The purpose of this workshop is to provide WL teachers newer to social justice education with concrete techniques and ideas to take their first steps to teaching for social justice. Teachers in the workshop will reflect, learn, and develop curriculum and materials relating to social justice. This workshop is for teachers of all languages and all proficiency levels of students, with examples in multiple languages.

Presenters
BW

Beth Wassell

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
PW

Pamela Wesely

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Thursday April 22, 2021 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference

6:00pm EDT

4. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Teaching Elementary Languages Through the Pandemic
During the spring of 2020, teachers shined as heroes. When faced with emergency closures and struggling through distance teaching without any preparation, we quickly shifted from survival mode to creative planning mode. It’s a testament to how teachers just get things done. Along the way, we learned a lot: we streamlined our curriculum by dropping things we didn’t like or need from our former teaching models and innovated what we needed to replicate because it was missing in the virtual space. In this session, we’ll draw upon teacher experience to chart a course forward using the best of what we all have collectively learned.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Seewald

Amanda Seewald

MARACAS / Learning Kaleidoscope, Scotch Plains, NJ
avatar for Nathan Lutz

Nathan Lutz

Interim Director of the Primary School, Kent Place School, Summit, NJ


Thursday April 22, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference

6:00pm EDT

5. Educating to Address and Eradicate Antiblackness in World Language Classrooms
According to the Teaching Tolerance organization, there are approximately 20 social justice anchor standards and domains related to identity, diversity, justice, and action. These standards include but are not limited to students developing the language to accurately and respectfully describe how people are similar to and different from each other; students analyzing the harmful impact of bias and injustice on the world, historically and today; and students making principled decisions about when and how to stand against bias and injustice in their everyday lives. . . [2016, p. 3]. Attendees will promote the above standards through interactive activities: completing an identity circle, delving into intersectionality and antiblackness, and planning engaging and socially just lessons.

Presenters
avatar for Rhashida Hilliard

Rhashida Hilliard

Educator, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY
avatar for April Broussard

April Broussard

Spanish Teacher, Town School, New York, NY


Thursday April 22, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference

6:00pm EDT

6. Transformative Language Education for All: Intercultural Citizenship and Social Justice
In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience how teachers and teacher educators can transform language classrooms to increase critical thinking among learners, challenge learners with social justice topics, and systematically promote students’ development of intercultural citizenship (Byram, 2008). Using practical frameworks and examples in multiple languages for different proficiency levels, participants will evaluate a variety of ideas and also gain hands-on practice that can be applied to their own classrooms. We will focus on the interpretation of meaningful input and multimodal interaction with authentic resources and content in the target language to develop students’ proficiency as well as their plurilingual and pluricultural identities.

Presenters
avatar for Manuela Wagner

Manuela Wagner

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
avatar for Cassandra Glynn

Cassandra Glynn

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN


Thursday April 22, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference

8:00pm EDT

101. Chair's Reception
This is an invitation only event. Contact info@nectfl.og for details.

Presenters
avatar for John Carlino

John Carlino

Executive Director, NECTFL

Sponsors
avatar for Ilini

Ilini

CEO, Benjamin Rey
Ilini is a video platform that helps you create lively conversations in your French classroom. Every week, our team in France selects the best authentic videos from the francophone media, from politics to culture, music and entertainment. We provide printable and online activities... Read More →


Thursday April 22, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
 
Friday, April 23
 

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Friday April 23, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Friday April 23, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

3:30pm EDT

7. The Departmental Mindset Shift: Teaching and Programming for Proficiency
This is an exciting time to be a language teacher! A proficiency movement supported by research and resources is shaping the way that we now prepare, teach, program and assess world languages. This abbreviated workshop will orient to the shift with collaborative practices and resources for departments that want to get involved in motivating and engaging your students to proficiency development. Come as a department, with a department member or on your own.

Presenters
avatar for Tim Eagan

Tim Eagan

Department Head, Classical and Modern Languages, Wellesley Public Schools, Wellesley, MA
MaFLA Board of DirectorsNADSFL Executive Board@tjeag
avatar for Nicole Sherf

Nicole Sherf

Salem State University, Salem, MA
Nicole Sherf is Professor and Secondary Education Coordinator in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Salem State University. She is a longtime Board member of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) where she has served in a number of capacities including... Read More →


Friday April 23, 2021 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference

3:30pm EDT

8. Having Conversations about Race in Foreign Language Classrooms
In this 3-hour workshop, we will examine the most effective ways to have conversations about race and social justice in foreign language classrooms. What materials should we use? What strategies will allow us to develop constructive dialogues where our students will learn to interrogate and challenge assumptions? Using seminal texts By Ibram X. Kandi, Haitian writer Dany Laferière, the rich resources provided by the African American Museum of History and Culture, as well as the social justice education framework proposed by Sonia Nieto, we will examine ways to prepare our students to interrogate and challenge misconceptions and untruths that lead to structural inequality through activities and strategies that promote critical thinking and agency for social change.

Presenters
AK

Angèle Kingué, Ph.D.

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
NR

Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly, Ph.D.

Bennington College, Bennington, VT


Friday April 23, 2021 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference

3:30pm EDT

9. Preparing to Implement the NYS World Languages Standards
This workshop is an overview of the newly revised World Languages Standard, which is anticipated to be adopted during the 2020-21 school year and then implemented starting in September 2023. It will focus on the Communication standards, a curation of authentic resources that engage students in real-world tasks and an assessment that is performance-based and proficiency-targeted. Participants will also delve into the Cultures standards made up of the 3 Ps (products, practices, and perspectives) and then review a sample unit planner, aligned to the revised standards, and then they will create their own planner. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of what instruction will look like under the new standards, and receive all the information needed in order to begin revising their school’s curriculum to reflect the new standards.

Presenters
avatar for Lori Langer de Ramirez

Lori Langer de Ramirez

Director, World and Classical Language Department, The Dalton School, New York, NY
avatar for Joanne O'Toole

Joanne O'Toole

Professor, Modern Language Education, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
avatar for Candace Black

Candace Black

World Language Associate, NYSED - OBEWL, Albany, NY
Candace Black is the World Languages Associate in the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages at the New York State Education Department. She is currently leading the revision of the NYS World Languages Standards and oversees the implementation of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy program. C... Read More →
avatar for Jian Liu

Jian Liu

Associate in Bilingual Education, New York State Education Department, Brooklyn, NY
Jian Liu (刘健) is the Associate in Bilingual Education in the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) at the New York State Education Department (NYSED), leading different projects that support all stakeholders in the Multilingual Learners (MLs) community. Before... Read More →


Friday April 23, 2021 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference

6:00pm EDT

10. Building Unit Plans with Core Practices in Mind
In this workshop, participants will practice thinking processes for unit planning with attention to embedding core practices to ensure proficiency gains for students. Participants will deepen their background knowledge of high leverage core teaching practices and will consider how to implement them in planning learning experiences for their students. Participants will explore models, examples, and templates for making instructional decisions for both face-to-face and virtual language learning environments.

Presenters
avatar for Leslie Grahn

Leslie Grahn

Independent Consultant


Friday April 23, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference

6:00pm EDT

11. Scaffolding IPAs: Capstones in a Backward Design Curriculum
Integrated Performance Assessments (IPA) can guide robust learning outcomes when seen in the trajectory of a larger curriculum from the beginning. They can serve the function of a reliable summative assessment, as well as a meaningful end-point from both the students’ and teacher’s point of view. Participants in this workshop will review the principals of IPAs and Backward Design, see examples from lower-level German, Latin, and Spanish curricula, and, working in groups, create scaffolded IPAs, including rubrics and formative assessments to lead up to them.

Presenters
LJ

Lily Jane Hart

Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls, VT
avatar for Christina Frei

Christina Frei

Academic Director, University of Pennsylvania - Penn Language Center
Second language acquisition, curricular design, and blended language education


Friday April 23, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom link, sent by email
  Pre-conference
 
Saturday, April 24
 

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Saturday April 24, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Saturday April 24, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:30am EDT

102. Image-ination
Images capture cultural practices and products and are a rich and abundant authentic resource that can aid novice learners to uncover cultural perspectives. Online social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram are a fresh and relevant source of images, providing a window into other cultures and motivating students to use their language skills. In this interactive session, you will learn how you can bring this “High-Leverage Teaching Practice” to your classroom. Ignite your students’ imaginations and spark meaningful dialogue in the target language with simple strategies and easy planning.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Carson

Jennifer Carson

Curriculum Coordinator, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
I am a passionate advocate for world language and culture learning.Talk to me about K-20 articulation, equity of access, less commonly taught languages, intercultural communicative competence, and immersive teaching.

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

8:30am EDT

103. Bring the World into Your Classroom
Are you looking for ways to incorporate target language and culture into your classroom? In this session, we will examine the process of setting up and participating in a Mystery Hangout all while staying immersed in the target language. Through Mystery Hangouts, students are engaged in authentic calls with native speakers and have the opportunity to learn first hand about the culture where the speaker lives. Get ready to have some fun and learn how you can bring the world into your classroom with Mystery Hangouts!

Presenters
avatar for Heidi Trude

Heidi Trude

FLAVA President-Elect, Loudoun Valley High School (VA)
Heidi Trude is a French teacher at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia. Prior to joining LCPS, Heidi taught at Skyline High School in Front Royal, VA. She created an international partnership between her school and Lycée-Bazin in Charleville-Mézières, France, to... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

8:30am EDT

104. Best of DE: Creating a Positive Learning Environment
This session will present ways to maximize student growth by developing connections and personalizing their learning. The presenters will share not only things that you can physically add to your classroom, but strategies you can embed into your lessons to develop cultural competence, increase comfort levels, and ultimately increase work ethic and proficiency in a hybrid or virtual setting. This is designed for all grade levels, but examples will be given with a secondary classroom in mind.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Campbell

Jennifer Campbell

Middletown High School, Middletown, DE

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Best of State

9:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: ACTFL
Please join us for a live Zoom about what ACTFL can do for you. An ACTFL membership representative will be available to answer your questions on membership, publications, resources, and assessments. Stop by to say hi or learn more how ACTFL can set you up for success!

Exhibitors
avatar for ACTFL

ACTFL

ACTFL is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.


Saturday April 24, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Zoom

9:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Boomalang
Please join for a virtual tour and Q&A of Boomalang. Included will be examples of how and why high schools and colleges (like Columbia, BU, Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern, Wagner, Manhattan, Stuyvesant HS) choose Boomalang to for one-on-one live conversations with native speakers (of Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, English) for their students.

Exhibitors
avatar for Boomalang

Boomalang

Chris Gerding
Authentic video conversations with native speakers. Boomalang connects students to their team of native speakers of Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and English across the world to improve proficiency and intercultural competence through live video chat. See why +97... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Zoom

9:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Carnegie Learning
Education has changed dramatically in the past year and teachers have had to adapt to this ever-changing world. Carnegie Learning's resources for Spanish, French, and German have been designed to be flexible, allowing teachers to meet their students where they are, wherever that may be. Join us for this demonstration where participants will get a taste of a sample week in a Carnegie Learning world language classroom and explore different approaches to learning, engagement strategies, and resources to meet your needs as you determine a thoughtful pathway for you and your students.

Exhibitors
avatar for Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning is shaping the future of learning by delivering groundbreaking solutions to education’s toughest challenges. With the highest quality offerings for K-12 math, ELA, world languages, professional learning and more, we are changing the way we think about learning... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Zoom

10:00am EDT

105. General Session and Keynote Address
Join us for our general session and keynote address by Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year. Sydney Chaffee is a National Board Certified Teacher with a passion for helping diverse learners grow through authentic, relevant, interdisciplinary curricula. Sydney believes that education is an essential tool to work towards social justice. It can transform students’ self-perceptions and arm them to fight for a more just world. Throughout the school year, Sydney and her students seek to answer big questions: What is justice? How have people resisted injustice throughout history? What power do people have to change the world? Read more at https://www.nectfl.org/conference/.

Presenters
avatar for Sydney Chaffee

Sydney Chaffee

Grade 9 Humanities Teacher/Coach, Educator, Speaker, Author, Codman Academy Charter Public School, Boston, MA
Sydney Chaffee is a National Board Certified Teacher with a passion for helping diverse learners grow through authentic, relevant, interdisciplinary curricula. Sydney believes that education is an essential tool to work towards social justice. It can transform students’ self-perceptions... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Thomas Murr

Thomas Murr

Sr. Marketing Manager, Extempore
Use Extempore to instill confidence in your students to speak naturally and gain proficiency in the target language. As both achieving spontaneous output from students and assessing oral communication become increasingly difficult, find out how you can use Extempore to create high-quality... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Association québécoise des écoles de français langue étrangère (AQEFLE)
Bienvenue au Québec! Please join us for a live chat about what Québec institutions can offer you! We will introduce you to the different options available according to your needs and  answer your questions about French learning opportunities in Québec. 

Exhibitors
avatar for AQEFLE

AQEFLE

The Association québécoise des écoles de français langue étrangère (AQEFLE) is a group of seven institutions that have made their reputation by offering quality training in stimulating Francophone immersion environments. We have programs for both teens and adults, year-round... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: CLE International
Ultimate French resources for your classroom by CLE International. Come and discover our very new realeases: readers, grammmar, textbooks and hubs, and the best French as a foreign language teaching and learning contents for your in-class or online lessons. All of it presented by our FLE worldwide pedagogical experts. Au plaisir de vous rencontrer !

Exhibitors
avatar for CLE International

CLE International

As a specialist publisher for teachers of French as a foreign language, CLE International is constantly listening to teachers and taking into account different needs, preferences, traditions and learning cultures. Our catalogue is constantly updated and improved, and represent a unique... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Duolingo
Bring your questions for a live conversation with Duolingo colleagues. Discover how Duolingo makes language learning fun and motivating, both in and out of the classroom. Stick around for an insider preview of the new Schools platform coming in Summer 2021.

Exhibitors
avatar for Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo
Duolingo is the world’s most popular language-learning app, with 500 million learners studying 39 languages worldwide. Our courses use learning science, gamification, and machine learning to deliver free, fun, and effective language-learning tools including grammar units, audio... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: EF International Language Campuses
Connect with a member of the EF Admissions Team to learn more about our programs abroad for students and educators. Ask questions and enter our raffle for an EF prize pack and passes to ACTFL!

Exhibitors
avatar for EF International Language Campuses

EF International Language Campuses

EF International Language Campuses
EF has been teaching languages for over 50 years using a fun and interactive teaching methodology that helps students learn better and faster. Stop by to discover our schools abroad. EF offers short term courses, gap years & semesters, professional development, group travel, and more... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Extempore
Looking for a convenient way to both assess and provide practice for all modes of communication? Look no further! Come stop by for a quick chat and learn about our FREE full access account for NECTFL attendees!

Exhibitors
avatar for Thomas Murr

Thomas Murr

Sr. Marketing Manager, Extempore
Use Extempore to instill confidence in your students to speak naturally and gain proficiency in the target language. As both achieving spontaneous output from students and assessing oral communication become increasingly difficult, find out how you can use Extempore to create high-quality... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA)
Come by for a live chat about the Foreign Language Association of Virginia, one of the very first language associations in the USA. We are dedicated World Language educators and business leaders, striving to promote the learning and appreciation of all languages and cultures for all.

Exhibitors
avatar for FLAVA

FLAVA

FLAVA is the Foreign Language Association of Virginia, a dynamic organization of professionals in education and business who have a common interest in promoting and utilizing world languages to accomplish their various goals. The primary mission of FLAVA is to promote the teaching... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Lit
Looking for more comprehensible input and activities? Join us for a demo of Lit! We are a language acquisition tool that fosters proficiency through animated digital stories coupled with a wide range of customizable post-work activities. We will walk you through our library and features and you'll be ready to join our free beta site and create your first classroom! 

Exhibitors
avatar for Lit

Lit

Language Acquisition through Digital Stories
Lit is an input-based tool for teachers and students that fosters language proficiency through digital stories. Our platform combines engaging, animated stories with comprehensive post-work activities across all modalities. Each video assignment is highly customizable and the teacher... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Proficiency Press
Please join us for a live chat about Proficiency Press Materials! Carmela will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about our books and e-books (French, Italian, German, Spanish materials available)

Exhibitors
avatar for Proficiency Press Co.

Proficiency Press Co.

Proficiency Press Co. consists of a team of world language teachers dedicated to bringing colleagues practical, easy-to-use, communicative materials which may be used alone or incorporated into an existing language program.Several activity books and assessment materials are available... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Wayside Publishing
Please join us for a live chat! Get to know your Language Solutions Specialists and learn more about Wayside and what we can offer you!

Exhibitors
avatar for Wayside Publishing

Wayside Publishing

At Wayside Publishing, we believe that inspired, empathetic learners can change the world. We partner with educators to craft transformative texts and digital tools in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Latin. Our resources are based on the latest language learning pedagogy and... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Xperitas
Please join us for a live chat about Xperitas immersion programs, our signature Family Stay Experience™  which gives students the opportunity to be completely immersed in the language and culture of your destination, and how we work to make our programs accessible to more students. We have given more than one million dollars in financial aid and scholarships  to students over the last ten years!

Exhibitors
avatar for Xperitas

Xperitas

Director of Development & Marketing, Amy Litman
Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization providing authentic language and cultural immersion and service learning programs for teachers and their students. Our goal is to increase access to language and cultural immersion programs for all students, regardless of their financial... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Difusión
Please join us for a live chat about what DIFUSIÓN can offer you! Company reps will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about our 9-12 and Higher Ed programs. Stop in and sign up for our raffle of samples of Proyectos, Mapas and Alba y Gael, our Difusión programs!

Exhibitors
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Difusión

# REQUEST A FREE COPYContact us at www.difusion.us/contact/ or at spanish@difusion.usPROYECTOS, an introductory and intermediate Spanish program for students in Higher Ed.MAPAS, a program that offers even more flexibility to be adapted to the curricula of a wide variety of educational... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom

11:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Ilini
Join us for a live chat about how Ilini can help you create lively conversations in your French classroom. Every week, we select the best authentic videos from the francophone media, from politics to culture, music and entertainment. We provide printable & online activities that save you hours of prep time, a dashboard to manage online assignments, and live sessions with France for your classroom!

Exhibitors
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Ilini

CEO, Benjamin Rey
Ilini is a video platform that helps you create lively conversations in your French classroom. Every week, our team in France selects the best authentic videos from the francophone media, from politics to culture, music and entertainment. We provide printable and online activities... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom

11:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Proficiency Press
Please join us for a live chat about Proficiency Press Materials! Carmela will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about our books and e-books (French, Italian, German, Spanish materials available)

Exhibitors
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Proficiency Press Co.

Proficiency Press Co. consists of a team of world language teachers dedicated to bringing colleagues practical, easy-to-use, communicative materials which may be used alone or incorporated into an existing language program.Several activity books and assessment materials are available... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom

11:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Summer Language Institute for Spanish Teachers
Why not start your MA in Spanish Language Teaching this summer?
The Summer Language Institute for Spanish Teachers will be held remotely this summer and our deadline to accept applications has been extended.
Stop in to learn more about this affordable opportunity to start your Master's or earn professional development credits from the comfort of your home!  

Exhibitors
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Summer Language Institute for Spanish Teachers

Dr. Anne Connor
Southern Oregon University's Summer Language Institute is an innovative graduate program that focuses specifically on the needs of Spanish language teachers. Our unique curriculum is designed to strengthen language proficiency, teaching expertise and cultural understanding.Master's... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom

11:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Wayside Publishing
Please join us for a live chat! Get to know your Language Solutions Specialists and learn more about Wayside and what we can offer you!

Exhibitors
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Wayside Publishing

At Wayside Publishing, we believe that inspired, empathetic learners can change the world. We partner with educators to craft transformative texts and digital tools in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Latin. Our resources are based on the latest language learning pedagogy and... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom

12:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Editions Maison des Langues
Our mission is to help students learn French they can use in real-life situations. We do it by creating engaging and meaningful content that sparks their curiosity and motivates them to learn. All of our team members are educators. We understand you, and we are here to offer you the best service and products we can. Join us! We will answer your questions and tell you more about our new releases!

Exhibitors
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Éditions Maison des Langues

Founded in 2007, Éditions Maison des Langues has been publishing language materials for educators and students for more than 14 years. Our mission is to help students learn French they can use in real-life situations. And we do it by creating engaging and meaningful content that... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Zoom

12:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Extempore
Looking for a convenient way to both assess and provide practice for all modes of communication? Look no further! Come stop by for a quick chat and learn about our FREE full access account for NECTFL attendees!

Exhibitors
avatar for Thomas Murr

Thomas Murr

Sr. Marketing Manager, Extempore
Use Extempore to instill confidence in your students to speak naturally and gain proficiency in the target language. As both achieving spontaneous output from students and assessing oral communication become increasingly difficult, find out how you can use Extempore to create high-quality... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Zoom

12:30pm EDT

106. Creating Opportunities for Assessment in a Virtual Learning WL Classroom
This session focuses on assessing the modes of communication in a virtual learning classroom. Assessment examples will be provided for interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal communication. Some assessment tools that will be highlighted are Zoom breakout rooms, Flipgrid, and Schoology discussion boards. Participants will leave with concrete examples of what these look like in a virtual learning world language classroom and these can be applied to a traditional in-person classes well. Presenters will provide examples from multiple levels in both French and Italian, but it can be applied to other languages and levels.

Presenters
avatar for Holly Schnittger

Holly Schnittger

President, DECTFL, Wilmington, DE
avatar for Christopher Wendel

Christopher Wendel

Odessa High School, Middletown, DE

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

12:30pm EDT

107. Creating Thematic Units for Social Justice
The presentation will explore the topic of immigration as a result of inequality, social divides, and violence that force families to leave their homes and countries and migrate in search of economic and physical security. The participants will learn how to design a thematic unit - essential questions, standards, goals and summative assessments- which connects language proficiency to the principles of Social Justice. This unit enables language learners to value diversity, be aware of social injustices and develop plans of action for a more equitable world. As a result, the language learners will develop a deeper understanding of the immigration process while making connections across disciplines, developing 21st century skills, and improving language proficiency.

Presenters
CT

Christina Toro

Arlington High School, Arlington, MA
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Katia Marticorena

World Languages Director, Melrose Public Schools
Highly-experienced teacher at all levels of Spanish, K-12 through Spanish V Honors. Ability to prepare effective teaching materials using a wide range of authentic resources to incorporate culture into the lesson plans. Outstanding teaching skills exceeding the 90% use of target language... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

12:30pm EDT

108. Talking Social Justice: Conversations That Matter
Teachers don't have to be afraid of controversial topics in our classrooms. We can engage students in collaborative discussions using thoughtful protocols and help them deepen their understanding of history, develop literacy skills, and build social and emotional competencies at the same time. In this session, participants will explore structures for facilitating class discussions on complex, controversial texts and topics; participate in a collaborative discussion; and plan for how to incorporate these techniques into their own curricula. (Best for grades 6-12.)

Presenters
avatar for Sydney Chaffee

Sydney Chaffee

Grade 9 Humanities Teacher/Coach, Educator, Speaker, Author, Codman Academy Charter Public School, Boston, MA
Sydney Chaffee is a National Board Certified Teacher with a passion for helping diverse learners grow through authentic, relevant, interdisciplinary curricula. Sydney believes that education is an essential tool to work towards social justice. It can transform students’ self-perceptions... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Featured Session

2:00pm EDT

109. Breaking Barriers: Combining SDGs & Top Tech = Interculturality
Let's break barriers and lead with the Global Goals for Sustainable Development as a school community by creating interdisciplinary connections and collaborative experiences for all students! Using several Global Goals for Sustainable Development and technology tools, participants will be able to design unique interdisciplinary activities and authentic social experiences for their learners that foster both empathy and interculturality. Come prepared to collaborate, share ideas and create!

Presenters
avatar for Noemi Rodriguez

Noemi Rodriguez

Supervisor of Instruction, Pascack Valley Regional HS District, Montvale, NJ
Noemi Rodriguez (@srtanrodriguez) is the Supervisor of World Languages, ESL, Music, and Family & Consumer Sciences for the Pascack Valley Regional High School District in northern Bergen County, N.J. She attended Rutgers University, where she earned her B.A. in Spanish and Ed.M. in Language Education & completed her Reading Specialist certification. Prior to supervising, she taught Spanish in the Freehold Township and Marlboro Township school districts... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

2:00pm EDT

110. Equity and Inclusion Across Hispanic Cultures
How can we teach a language with an interdisciplinary approach? How do we explore the world views of various communities and the deep layers of the cultural iceberg in our everyday practice? In this interactive workshop, I’d like to invite participants to think about why we study new languages, how that helps us become global citizens, and how we develop cultural competency. Participants will be encouraged to examine their own practice, contribute to the discussion with their own models, and leave with resources and a new mindset to approach the study of a language. We do not need to stop celebrating the Day of the Dead but we should do it without cultural appropriation and with a true understanding of the celebration, the people and the cultural context in which it happens.

Presenters
avatar for Beatriz Garcia

Beatriz Garcia

Assistant Head of School for Academic Programs/Dean of Faculty, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Mount Hermon, MA

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

2:00pm EDT

111. Becoming Agents of Change: The Work BEFORE the Work!
WHAT? You want students to be agents of change. SO WHAT? You want to teach through a social justice lense! NOW WHAT? Come explore two critical building blocks for effective social justice work: emotional literacy and perspective taking. Gain practical tools that help your students wash away the seeds of assumption and fear. Instead, plant seeds of curiosity and wonder that will be nourished through emotional connection and perspective taking.

Presenters
avatar for Stephen Krawec

Stephen Krawec

Spanish Teacher, The Allen-Stevenson School, New York, NY
Bostonian-turned-New Yorker; I care deeply about developing and leveraging strong relationships in the classroom.
avatar for Samara Spielberg

Samara Spielberg

The Allen-Stevenson School, New York, NY

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Featured Session

3:30pm EDT

112. Connecting With Classrooms Around the World
Our world is increasingly becoming more connected, as are the ways in which we can connect. Why not get to know one another? Let’s celebrate diversity, with respect and tolerance for those around the world, through cultural enrichment, service projects, and social awareness. We can achieve unity while promoting 21st century skills, including digital and global citizenship. Examples and use of tech-tool web sites and communicative platforms such as Edmodo, FlipGrid, and Skype will be discussed. The implementation and successful execution of an international exchange program will also be presented.

Presenters
avatar for Francesca Silvano

Francesca Silvano

Teacher of Italian, Pascack Valley High School, Hillsdale, NJ
Multi-lingual, techie expert, mindfulness certified, avid traveler.
avatar for Teresa DelGiudice

Teresa DelGiudice

Teacher of French & Italian, Pascack Valley Regional HS District, Montvale, NJ
Teresa DelGiudice is a teacher of French & Italian at Pascack Valley Regional High School District in Montvale, New Jersey.  She has 23 years of public school teaching experience, and holds a BA French & MAT Italian from Rutgers University (NJ) , and a MA French from Middlebury College... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

3:30pm EDT

113. Deeper and More Meaningful Questions in the World Language Classroom
This session is designed to give world language teachers the tools to create an environment where students ask deeper and more meaningful questions in the target language. We will review strategies such as, how to set up the classroom, modeling conversation starters, and activities that model and encourage higher order thinking and deeper questioning. The session will include participant simulation in English so teachers understand what the experience is like for their students. Examples and modeling will be available in both English and Spanish.

Presenters
avatar for Tracy Zarodnansky

Tracy Zarodnansky

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

3:30pm EDT

114. Best of VA: Improving the Quality of Your Students' Writing
This session is designed for teachers looking for ways to improve the quality of their students writing as well as increase their students' comprehension of the material and language. Anyone interested in changing the nature of the academic discourse in their classrooms virtually or face-to-face would benefit from attending this conference program, as the presenter will both explain and demonstrate the techniques being discussed for the attendees.

Presenters
avatar for Knikki Hernandez

Knikki Hernandez

Spanish Teacher, Greene County Public Schools, Stanardsville, VA
You can talk to me about anything related to the generational differences or teaching! I will be all ears, as I love learning new things and gaining important insight to make my classroom a huge success! Also, if you're into social media please feel free to reach out on my twitter... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Best of State

4:30pm EDT

115. Teacher of the Year Candidates Networking Session
This is a closed meeting for 2021 NECTFL Teacher of the Year Nominees.

Presenters
XH

Xiaoyan Hu, Ph.D.

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom
 
Sunday, April 25
 

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Sunday April 25, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Sunday April 25, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:30am EDT

117. Mead Collaborative
This is a closed session for current and former Mead Leadership Fellows, NECTFL board members, and Mead mentors. During this session, the current Mead winners will have the opportunity to share overviews of their projects and collaborate with mentors and former Mead winners to strengthen their plans and make connections that will help facilitate their projects. The NECTFl Mead Leadership program was generously sponsored by Vista Higher Learning this year. 

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Espitia

Deborah Espitia

Independent Consultant

Sponsors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Zoom

8:30am EDT

118. NADSFL/NCSSFL Breakfast
This is a closed meeting of NADSFL and NCSSFL. Please RSVP prior to the conference.

Presenters
avatar for Jill Schimmel

Jill Schimmel

NYCDOE Division of Multilingual Learners, New York, NY

Sponsors
avatar for LTI, the Exclusive Provider of ACTFL Assessments

LTI, the Exclusive Provider of ACTFL Assessments

Assessment Solutions Manager, Andrew Bowen
LTI is the exclusive provider of ACTFL Assessments. We proudly administer proficiency-based language assessments in over 120 languages for a broad range of academic needs:-Student entrance and placement into language programs-Gaining valuable, tangible evidence of students' growth... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Zoom

8:30am EDT

116. NNELL Networking "Un-Conference" Share Session
The NNELL Networking Share Session is an opportunity for early language educators, PreK - 8, to meet for an open discussion to swap ideas and professionally connect with other early childhood, elementary, and middle school world language educators from around the region. 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? Have something to share? Come chat with us!

Presenters
avatar for Marissa Coulehan

Marissa Coulehan

Dobbs Ferry Schools, Dobbs Ferry, NY
#Earlylang Spanish teacher in suburban NY, grades 2 - 6. NNELL executive secretary and LILL leader. NYSAFLT first vice president. I love teaching with singing, games, puppets, and humor. Let's connect!


Sunday April 25, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

9:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Vista Higher Learning
Exhibitors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Zoom

10:00am EDT

119. Using External Assessments: Their Power and Their Messages
More and more schools and districts are using external proficiency/performance assessments like AAPPL and STAMP. But what are they learning from these assessments? Each administration delivers powerful, and important messages about learning and teaching, and these messages need to be heard and studied. This session will delve into this topic and will use several data samples to illustrate how testing data can be exploited to improve both learning and teaching.

Presenters
GW

Gregory W Duncan

InterPrep, Inc., Columbus, OH
Greg Duncan is an independent world language consultant who serves K-12 schools, teacher preparation institutions and other educationally focused entities throughout the United States and abroad. His work with schools includes professional development of teachers, curriculum and assessment... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

10:00am EDT

121. Supporting Your Students - Building Connections for Communication
This school year has brought unprecedented uncertainty into the lives of our students. Join the ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year to explore how language learning can develop the communication skills and self-confidence to build learners’ resilience and support their mental health. Walk into the classroom of the Teacher of the Year to acquire more strategies to help learners lower their affective barriers and develop healthy relationships - using the investigation of and reflection on cultural similarities and differences.

Presenters
avatar for Elena Kamenetzky

Elena Kamenetzky

ACTFL TOY, Eastern High School
Prior to teaching Japanese, Elena Kamenetzky taught middle school English in Japan. She travels with Eastern High School students to Japan as part of a summer exchange every two years. Kamenetzky has served the language education community as a Board Member of the Kentucky Association... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

10:00am EDT

120. Reframing Your Teaching of Culture to Emphasize Justice and Equity
Social justice issues related to fairness, human rights, and equity are inherent in the cross-cultural, reflective, and analytical nature of studying world languages and cultures. In this session, we provide a framework and instructional strategies for adding a layer of social justice to the cultural products, practices, and perspectives you currently teach. We will emphasize ways to transition your traditional or typical culture topics to include current issues, such as justice and equity issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Materials and resources will be shared that can be immediately incorporated into your curriculum and instruction.

Presenters
BW

Beth Wassell

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
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Cassandra Glynn

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
PW

Pamela Wesely

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Sunday April 25, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Featured Session

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Level Learning
Eva Doblas, Director of Curriculum at Denver Language School, will present on how to use our oral game to provide meaningful opportunities for students to speak in the target language in both remote and in-person classrooms. Presenter will describe the use of the game in an intentional, structured way that can enhance not only oral proficiency but also academic engagement in content classes.

Exhibitors
avatar for Level Learning

Level Learning

CEO/Founder, Level Learning
Level Learning is an engaging and interactive online game designed to help develop interpersonal oral skills and increases daily life vocabulary to improve oral language proficiency for both immersion and world language students in K-12. The game supports both Mandarin and Spanish... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association
Please join us to learn about PA's progress with language initiatives and the most recent updates in the PA language community. We invite you to engage in the conversation and to bring success stories from your home state or organization. We look forward to growing connections to promote our common goal: the growth and development of teaching and learning languages. PASSCODE: NECTFL

Exhibitors
avatar for Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association

Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association

PSMLA, founded in 1919, is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the teaching and learning of languages and cultures from kindergarten through university levels in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.Stop by to learn more about PSMLA's works-in-progress and goals in the... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to our booth and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card.***

Learn about our exciting new programs launching in Fall 2021 and discover the Supersite—an unparalleled digital learning environment with integrated content, resources, and tools built exclusively to support language learning.

Exhibitors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Ilini
Join us for a live chat about how Ilini can help you create lively conversations in your French classroom. Every week, we select the best authentic videos from the francophone media, from politics to culture, music and entertainment. We provide printable & online activities that save you hours of prep time, a dashboard to manage online assignments, and live sessions with France for your classroom!

Exhibitors
avatar for Ilini

Ilini

CEO, Benjamin Rey
Ilini is a video platform that helps you create lively conversations in your French classroom. Every week, our team in France selects the best authentic videos from the francophone media, from politics to culture, music and entertainment. We provide printable and online activities... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom

12:30pm EDT

122. Maximizing Potential in All Learners
Join us for an interactive session where teachers discuss how targeted interventions helped middle school students show gains in their performance levels toward reaching their speaking proficiency targets. Presenters will share the different strategies that were implemented to support students in the interpretive listening and interpersonal speaking modes of communication. Participants will leave with strategies for replication in their own institutions. This sessions highlights K-16 collaboration.

Presenters
avatar for Rita Oleksak

Rita Oleksak

Director of Foreign Languages/ELL, Glastonbury Publoic Schools, Glastonbury, CT
avatar for Megan Villanueva

Megan Villanueva

Smith Middle School, Glastonbury, CT


Sunday April 25, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

12:30pm EDT

123. Teaching Languages for Compassionate Intercultural Citizenship
Current events make it clear that students need to be prepared to be active, and in our opinion, compassionate global or intercultural citizens. We argue that language education is especially well situated to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to investigate the world around them and take action, based on reason and compassion. We’ll briefly explain the concepts of compassion and intercultural citizenship and show how they can be embedded in language lessons while at the same time fostering students’ proficiency in the target language. Attendees will then work in groups to develop a language learning activity in which compassion and intercultural citizenship are embedded, addressing the communication, cultures, and connections standards.

Presenters
avatar for Manuela Wagner

Manuela Wagner

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
avatar for Benjamin Rifkin

Benjamin Rifkin

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
I'm a professor of Russian at Hofstra University and my primary interests are helping teachers develop and implement curricula and lessons that are not only focused on helping students attain ever-higher levels of language proficiency, but also that help them enhance their skills... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

12:30pm EDT

124. Mead Project: Recruiting Teachers in the Target Language: Resources for Teacher Recruitment
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.

Presenters
avatar for Michele Back, Ph.D.

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
MS

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. 

Sponsors
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Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

1:30pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: STUDY IN SPAIN
Let´s connect. Find us at the STUDY IN SPAIN exhibit. Looking forward to your questions and to provide you with free information and contacts from any Spanish provider you may need.

Exhibitors
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STUDY IN SPAIN

Embassy of Spain-Trade Commission
A Government of Spain initiative for the promotion of education in Spain for international students, Study in Spain features the best higher learning studies, language and culture programs, educational opportunities and services, that position Spain as a top study abroad destination.Looking... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Exhibitor Meet-up

1:30pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to our booth and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card.***

Learn about our exciting new programs launching in Fall 2021 and discover the Supersite—an unparalleled digital learning environment with integrated content, resources, and tools built exclusively to support language learning.

Exhibitors
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Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

125. High-Impact Strategies to Maximize the Value of Authentic Images
This session will present a variety of low-prep, high-impact, learner-centered strategies for world language teachers of students at any level of proficiency, in order to make the most out of the authentic images they plan to use in the classroom. The primary goal of this session is that each attendee is able to take away concrete steps they can immediately incorporate into their own classrooms. These strategies will weave culture and content in the target language to facilitate student language acquisition and growth. The goal is not to change what we teach, or even to change how we teach, but to remember to constantly ask ourselves: Is there a more culturally-entrenched and relevant way I can have my students interact with this content?

Presenters
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Matt Coss

Lecturer in Chinese, George Washington University


Sunday April 25, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

2:00pm EDT

126. Approaching Social Justice through Short Stories and Digital Storytelling
Incorporating themes of social justice is an integral part of the cultures and communities components of the ACTFL World-Readiness standards. Addressing social justice through curricular elements and pedagogical choices, will allow students to engage in a deeper and more critical understanding of cultures and communities, increase cultural sensitivity, and advance students’ intercultural communicative competence (ICC). Presenters will focus on two pedagogical choices: teaching through short stories followed by activities from input to output, and students’ creations of digital storytelling reflecting diverse voices. Both strategies support and increase engagement and active learning. The content of this presentation is applicable to both face-to-face and online learning.

Presenters
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Mira Angrist

Head of Hebrew program, Boston University, Boston, MA
avatar for Celia Bianconi

Celia Bianconi

Boston University, Boston, MA
avatar for Viktoria Hackbarth, PhD

Viktoria Hackbarth, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Boston University, Boston, MA


Sunday April 25, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

2:00pm EDT

127. Best of RI: Teaching Heritage Learners Through A Workshop Model
Are you interested in using reading and writing workshop methods in your heritage class, but don't know where to start? Or are you looking to add some more language arts, but feel like you're lacking the background knowledge to do it? I've been there! This session is meant for teachers who have dedicated heritage learner classes. I will model the quick write process, book talks, independent reading, writer's notebooks and more. Come get ideas and lots of resources to make this your best year ever with your heritage learners!

Presenters
avatar for Jen Lopez

Jen Lopez

Teacher: Heritage Spanish & AP Spanish Lit, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN


Sunday April 25, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Best of State

3:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to our booth and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card.***

Learn about our exciting new programs launching in Fall 2021 and discover the Supersite—an unparalleled digital learning environment with integrated content, resources, and tools built exclusively to support language learning.


Exhibitors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Zoom

3:30pm EDT

128. Yes, Novices Can! From Global Awareness Toward Social Justice
Prepare Novice learners to be informed world citizens by grounding traditional topics in AP global challenges and social justice. Through a focused examination of a Novice High French unit on global housing, learn how to plan rich thematic units based on simple language, abundant input, and structured output. Study examples of appropriate authentic resources for Novice learners, a menu of non-verbal processing tasks, techniques for scaffolding output, and appropriate real-life summative tasks to assess student learning.

Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Blouwolff

Rebecca Blouwolff

French teacher, Wellesley Middle School, Wellesley, MA
All fired up about proficiency, thematic units, and authentic resources after many, many happy years teaching by the book.


Sunday April 25, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

3:30pm EDT

129. Practical Guide to Standards Based Grading for Equity
Standards and proficiency targets guide language instruction, but traditional 0-100 grading systems are still the norm. Teachers can increase equity and transparency through a standards-based system, but changing long held beliefs is challenging. This session will provide practical strategies for using proficiency based instruction and feedback instead of traditional grades. Examples will be provided for informal assessments, essays, conversations, and project based tasks in the physical and virtual classroom. Customizable digital rubrics will be shared that simplify the grading process and the delivery of meaningful feedback to your students. Additionally, attendees will be invited to share strategies for retakes, late work, and homework that increase equity while maintaining rigor.

Presenters
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Jason Caputo

Teacher, New Brunswick High School, New Brunswick, NJ
Jason has been an Italian teacher for the past 10 years, and a nerd his entire life. He completed his B.A. in Italian and English at Rutgers University and M.Ed. in Instructional Technology at the University of Maryland. In the past 5 years he has presented sessions for FLENJ, NECTFL... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

3:30pm EDT

130. Get in the Right Mindset to Teach Grammar Inductively
The shift to teaching for proficiency is more than just getting a new curriculum. Teachers need to have the characteristics of a growth mindset and know that it may not be easy nor happen all at once. With perseverance and work, they can change the way they’ve always taught to better help their students become proficient in the target language. This session will help teachers identify the characteristics of a growth mindset that will help them in this shift, both ones they already have and ones they need to work on. We’ll look at what teaching grammar inductively looks like and how to do it. Then, we’ll look at steps they can emulate to create their own inductive grammar lessons for their students.

Presenters
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Deborah Espitia

Independent Consultant


Sunday April 25, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed
 
Monday, April 26
 

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Monday April 26, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Monday April 26, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

4:00pm EDT

132. Peer Feedback Done Better
The ability to give feedback to others is an important aspect of fruitful collaboration. The process of giving peer feedback causes learners to interact, negotiate, and reflect on the language they are learning. By teaching specific strategies to use when examining or analyzing speaking/writing output, learners can provide input into the output of others and will begin to notice their own skill and knowledge gaps. This session identifies strategies that teachers can use to make peer feedback effective, impactful, and motivational, leading to proficiency growth for all learners.

Presenters
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Greta Lundgaard

Consultant, ACTFL

Sponsors
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Wayside Publishing

At Wayside Publishing, we believe that inspired, empathetic learners can change the world. We partner with educators to craft transformative texts and digital tools in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Latin. Our resources are based on the latest language learning pedagogy and... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

4:00pm EDT

133. Vive le petit prince! Il est revenu...
The Little Prince is back! There are so many things that can be done with this much-loved book for both young and not so young students! Come participate in a myriad of engaging activities that incorporate the four skills as well as those that target the multiple intelligences and give students choice! This session will be conducted mostly in French and a handout will be provided to participants.

Presenters
avatar for Janel Lafond-Paquin

Janel Lafond-Paquin

Retired/Instructional Consultant, Commission on Middle Schools
Janel Lafond-Paquin•Retired Department Chair Rogers High School Newport, RI•Instructional Consultant for Class Mesasures•Chair AATF Middle School Commission•Director of the AATF Future Leaders Fellowship program•Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques 2016•Massachusetts... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

4:00pm EDT

131. A Jew, a Muslim, a Christian: Perspectives on Teaching Holidays
Too often, teaching holidays in world language classrooms has centered around a celebration of Christmas, whether secular or religious. It’s “what’s been done” for a variety of reasons: it’s familiar to students, prominent in American and many other target cultures, widely celebrated, and an easy point of cultural comparison. This session will focus attention on intercultural competence as it relates to teaching holidays. How and why might we decenter Christmas in our classrooms? What can be gained by deconstructing a holidays unit into an ongoing exploration of both target culture practices, and students’ cherished traditions? Hear from a middle school teacher, high school teacher, and department head, of three different religious backgrounds, to gain concrete suggestions to bring back to your setting.

Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Blouwolff

Rebecca Blouwolff

French teacher, Wellesley Middle School, Wellesley, MA
All fired up about proficiency, thematic units, and authentic resources after many, many happy years teaching by the book.
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Kristine Keefe-Hassan

Spanish Teacher, Edison Public Schools, Edison, NJ
Kristine has been teaching high school Spanish in Edison, NJ since 2001. She has taught level 1 through Advanced Placement Spanish Language & Culture, worked on curriculum, been a cooperating teacher and a mentor teacher. Kristine was named 2019 FLENJ Teacher of the Year and a finalist... Read More →
DC

Dawn Carney

Arlington Public Schools, Arlington, MA

Sponsors
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Duolingo

Duolingo
Duolingo is the world’s most popular language-learning app, with 500 million learners studying 39 languages worldwide. Our courses use learning science, gamification, and machine learning to deliver free, fun, and effective language-learning tools including grammar units, audio... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Featured Session

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Association québécoise des écoles de français langue étrangère (AQEFLE)
Bienvenue au Québec! Please join us for a live chat about what Québec institutions can offer you! We will introduce you to the different options available according to your needs and  answer your questions about French learning opportunities in Québec. 

Exhibitors
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AQEFLE

The Association québécoise des écoles de français langue étrangère (AQEFLE) is a group of seven institutions that have made their reputation by offering quality training in stimulating Francophone immersion environments. We have programs for both teens and adults, year-round... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Cambridge University Press
Are you interested in learning about the world’s leading Latin program? Our Latin Specialist Samantha Radovich is here to answer your questions about Cambridge Latin Course. We invite you to learn more about our Diversity & Inclusion in the Latin Classroom series. The project has been built in collaboration with Latin teachers and organizations across the USA.

Exhibitors
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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press are the publishers of the world’s leading Latin program, the Cambridge Latin Course. To learn more about our support and resources, visit us at www.cambridge.org/cambridgelatincourse.Last summer, we promised you that there would be a new edition of the North American Cambridge Latin Course. This summer, during the ACL Institute, we invite you to take part in research to inform the new edition!When you complete the survey, you'll have the opportunity to win one... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Duolingo
Bring your questions for a live conversation with Duolingo colleagues. Discover how Duolingo makes language learning fun and motivating, both in and out of the classroom. Stick around for an insider preview of the new Schools platform coming in Summer 2021.

Exhibitors
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Duolingo

Duolingo
Duolingo is the world’s most popular language-learning app, with 500 million learners studying 39 languages worldwide. Our courses use learning science, gamification, and machine learning to deliver free, fun, and effective language-learning tools including grammar units, audio... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Goethe-Institut NY
Meet the Goethe-Institut NY at NECTFL! A leading German cultural nonprofit organization operating in 159 locations worldwide, the Goethe-Institut’s mission is to promote German culture and advance the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. We work together with local, state, and federal partners to ensure high quality standards in the teaching and learning of German.

Exhibitors
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Elena Alston

German Teacher, Goethe-Institut New York
A leading German cultural nonprofit organization operating in 159 locations worldwide, the Goethe-Institut’s mission is to promote German culture and advance the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. Six institutes in the U.S. in Boston, New York, Washington D.C... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Idioma
Join Idioma Education & Consulting founder Mellissia Walles live for a chat all about our new Certificate and M.Ed. programs! She'll be available to answer any questions about our company and what we offer, and to tell you more about how we partner with practicing world language teachers. Meet-up attendees will be invited to enter our raffle for a free online course!

Exhibitors
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Idioma Language and Consulting

Idioma Education offers convenient online courses in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, Mandarin, German, and ESL, or with a focus on World Language Methodology & Pedagogy. Earn graduate credits from one of our partner universities to meet teaching license requirements... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: LTI, the Exclusive Provider of ACTFL Assessments
Please join us here to chat about ACTFL Language Assessments, the Seal of Biliteracy, and the shift to proficiency in K-12 and post-secondary programs!

Exhibitors
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LTI, the Exclusive Provider of ACTFL Assessments

Assessment Solutions Manager, Andrew Bowen
LTI is the exclusive provider of ACTFL Assessments. We proudly administer proficiency-based language assessments in over 120 languages for a broad range of academic needs:-Student entrance and placement into language programs-Gaining valuable, tangible evidence of students' growth... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: The Experiment in International Living
The Experiment Digital Youth Leadership & Community Service
Learn: Discuss world affairs with peers in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region and the U.S.—all without leaving your living room.

Exhibitors
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The Experiment in International Living

The Experiment in International Living
World Learning’s flagship program, The Experiment in International Living is the nation’s most experienced provider of summer exchange programs abroad for high school students, and a leader in international virtual youth exchanges through The Experiment Digital. For 88 years... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Xperitas
Please join us for a live chat about Xperitas immersion programs, our signature Family Stay Experience™  which gives students the opportunity to be completely immersed in the language and culture of your destination, and how we work to make our programs accessible to more students. We have given more than one million dollars in financial aid and scholarships  to students over the last ten years!

Exhibitors
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Xperitas

Director of Development & Marketing, Amy Litman
Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization providing authentic language and cultural immersion and service learning programs for teachers and their students. Our goal is to increase access to language and cultural immersion programs for all students, regardless of their financial... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:30pm EDT

134. Differentiating Instruction in Online and Blended Learning Environments
Language educators strive every day to meet the needs of the wide diversity of their learners, while providing instruction that contributes to growth in language proficiency. Through differentiated instruction, struggling learners are given the scaffolds and supports they need to be successful and advanced learners are provided the appropriate challenge level in tasks. With the shift to blended and online learning, we will explore how to adapt face-to-face strategies in virtual environments.

Presenters
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Leslie Grahn

Independent Consultant

Sponsors
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Duolingo

Duolingo
Duolingo is the world’s most popular language-learning app, with 500 million learners studying 39 languages worldwide. Our courses use learning science, gamification, and machine learning to deliver free, fun, and effective language-learning tools including grammar units, audio... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

5:30pm EDT

135. World Language Resource Audit: Diversity Inventory
Diversity in educational content and resources is more important than ever. Within our language classrooms, introducing our students to multiple cultural perspectives through a diverse body of resources can augment the development of empathy, curiosity, and open mindedness. With a heterogeneous mix of people, contexts, and choices represented in our curricula, we can increase empathy and intercultural competence for students of all ages and backgrounds. This workshop will introduce teachers to a diversity checklist of the presenters’ creation and posit avenues for increased representation of marginalized groups in class resources and activities. Participants will leave with resources and activities to enrich the diversity of their lessons and units, starting Monday!

Presenters
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Dorie Conlon Perugini

University of Connecticut & Glastonbury Schools, Glastonbury, CT
JK

Julia Koch

Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, NJ

Sponsors
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Wayside Publishing

At Wayside Publishing, we believe that inspired, empathetic learners can change the world. We partner with educators to craft transformative texts and digital tools in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Latin. Our resources are based on the latest language learning pedagogy and... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

5:30pm EDT

136. Focusing Lesson Design Through Social Justice, Standards & Can-Do Statements
How do teachers design effective and engaging lessons based on important issues of social justice, while grounding them in the World-Readiness Standards and the modes of communication? This session will provide participants with a variety of activities allowing students to demonstrate what they can do when the lesson is built around real-world topics of social justice and functional goals. Designing and implementing social justice lessons and units based on topics that are engaging to students, promotes motivation to use the target language for authentic purposes. Sample resources, tasks by mode, and lessons will be provided.

Presenters
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Lea Graner Kennedy

ACTFL Education Senior Advisor, Stonington Public Schools, Stonington, CT


Monday April 26, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Featured Session

7:00pm EDT

137. NECTFL Awards Ceremony
Join us as we recognize our 2021 NECTFL award winners, NECTFL Teacher of the Year (TOY), Mead Fellows, and all Northeast Region TOY candidates.

Sponsors
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ACTFL

ACTFL is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.


Monday April 26, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom
 
Tuesday, April 27
 

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Tuesday April 27, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Tuesday April 27, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

4:00pm EDT

138. Mead Project: Offering the Seal of Biliteracy at Your School District
Offering the Seal of Biliteracy at your school district will not only recognize those students who are proficient in two or more languages by their high school graduation, but will also generate support and excitement among your students, teachers, administrators and the community for your world language program. In this presentation, the purpose and benefits of the Seal of Biliteracy will be explained and a plan for implementation will be shared so you have a simple process to offer the Seal of Biliteracy to the students in your school district.

Presenters
avatar for Cherie Garrett

Cherie Garrett

Spanish teacher, Dallastown Area HS, Dallastown, PA
My name is Cherie Garrett. I have been teaching Spanish for 30 years and currently teach Spanish 3, 4 and AP Spanish Language and Culture. I am an active member of the Executive Council of PSMLA and am the chair of the Advocacy Committee. I was a recipient of the NECTFL MEAD Leadership... Read More →

Sponsors
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Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

4:00pm EDT

139. Encouraging Conversation Through Classroom Drama
Our students sometimes lack speaking skills because fear of failure or ridicule paralyzes them. We will share ideas, activities and resources that have been effective in encouraging and motivating our students to take risks and advance their speaking (and listening) proficiency in the target language. You'll enjoy mingling with theatrics, games, sitcoms and surprises that you can use with students of all ages, levels and languages. And we hope you’ll share some of your favorite activities, too. Let’s bring the right kind of drama into our classrooms!

Presenters
avatar for Barbara Kurtz

Barbara Kurtz

High school Spanish teacher, Meadville Area Senior High School, Meadville, PA
I am a high school Spanish teacher in Meadville, Pennsylvania. I’m presenting a session about professional use of social media. It’s important to have a vast PLN so that we can connect, grow, advocate, learn, encourage, and be encouraged.
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Wilma Dunkle

Executive Councilmember; German Teacher, PSMLA; Meadville Area Senior High School, Meadville, PA
I'm excited to bring new thoughts, new perspective, new strategies, and greater success to my rural, language classroom.  **8th- through 12th-grade German teacher in Pennsylvania  **Other languages: Pennsylvania German, French  **PSMLA representative to NECTFL  **LILL Cohort... Read More →

Sponsors
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Wayside Publishing

At Wayside Publishing, we believe that inspired, empathetic learners can change the world. We partner with educators to craft transformative texts and digital tools in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Latin. Our resources are based on the latest language learning pedagogy and... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

4:00pm EDT

140. Journey to Proficiency: Plan, Guide, and Enjoy the Ride
Every year students enroll in your class eager to 'travel,' through the target language and cultures. You are the 'travel planner' and 'tour guide' on the language learning journey. What motivates learners more than acquiring language to meet their purposes? Plan the journey by picturing the final destination (advanced proficiency), stops along the way, assistance for your travelers, and helpful tips. Focus on proficiency in your classes to ensure learners are motivated to stay on the language learning 'journey.' Learn to plan, teach, assess, engage, and celebrate learner success – tapping ACTFL resources to lead learners on the best trip ever to reach their desired destination: proficiency!

Presenters
avatar for Howie Berman, MA, CAE

Howie Berman, MA, CAE

Executive Director, ACTFL
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Jessica Haxhi

Supervisor of World Languages, New Haven Public Schools, Middlebury, CT
ACTFL President 2021Supervisor of World Languages, New Haven Public Schools, CTFormer Japanese TeacherWorld Languages Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Sponsors
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Duolingo

Duolingo
Duolingo is the world’s most popular language-learning app, with 500 million learners studying 39 languages worldwide. Our courses use learning science, gamification, and machine learning to deliver free, fun, and effective language-learning tools including grammar units, audio... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Duolingo
Bring your questions for a live conversation with Duolingo colleagues. Discover how Duolingo makes language learning fun and motivating, both in and out of the classroom. Stick around for an insider preview of the new Schools platform coming in Summer 2021.

Exhibitors
avatar for Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo
Duolingo is the world’s most popular language-learning app, with 500 million learners studying 39 languages worldwide. Our courses use learning science, gamification, and machine learning to deliver free, fun, and effective language-learning tools including grammar units, audio... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Extempore
Looking for a convenient way to both assess and provide practice for all modes of communication? Look no further! Come stop by for a quick chat and learn about our FREE full access account for NECTFL attendees!

Exhibitors
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Thomas Murr

Sr. Marketing Manager, Extempore
Use Extempore to instill confidence in your students to speak naturally and gain proficiency in the target language. As both achieving spontaneous output from students and assessing oral communication become increasingly difficult, find out how you can use Extempore to create high-quality... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Goethe-Institut NY
Meet the Goethe-Institut NY at NECTFL! A leading German cultural nonprofit organization operating in 159 locations worldwide, the Goethe-Institut’s mission is to promote German culture and advance the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. We work together with local, state, and federal partners to ensure high quality standards in the teaching and learning of German.

Exhibitors
avatar for Elena Alston

Elena Alston

German Teacher, Goethe-Institut New York
A leading German cultural nonprofit organization operating in 159 locations worldwide, the Goethe-Institut’s mission is to promote German culture and advance the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. Six institutes in the U.S. in Boston, New York, Washington D.C... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Greek123
Please join us for a live chat about what Greek123 can offer you! We will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about our Greek123 curriculum, products and how we can help your Greek language program.

Exhibitors
avatar for Greek123

Greek123

President, Steve Papaloizos
For more than 60 years, Greek123 has supported students on their path to fluency in Modern Greek. Our specialized teaching methods artfully balance the use of textbooks, a robust digital platform, and a plethora of teacher resources to create innovative courses that motivate both... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: JNCL-NCLIS
What can you do to support equitable world language learning opportunities? JNCL-NCLIS leadership is here to answer your questions about language education legislation and empower you to become a success language advocate at the local, state, and national levels!

Exhibitors
avatar for JNCL-NCLIS

JNCL-NCLIS

Joint National Committee for Languages and National Council for Languages and International Studies
We speak language policy. JNCL-NCLIS unites a national network of leading organizations and businesses comprised of over 300,000 language professionals to advocate for equitable language learning opportunities.Join us April 27th, 5:00-5:30 PM ET to learn more! 


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Syracuse University Project Advance
Please join me for a live chat about what Syracuse University Project Advance can do for you or your school. I will be available to respond questions or tell you more about Project Advance. I will be collecting email for a raffle of some Syracuse University goodies at the end of the conference.

Exhibitors
avatar for Syracuse University Project Advance

Syracuse University Project Advance

Kennia Delafe, Assistant Director, Syracuse University
Project Advance is a partnership between Syracuse University and secondary schools to give seniors the stimulation and advanced credit of a university academic experience. SU courses offered through Project Advance use the same curriculum as those taught to Syracuse freshmen and sophomores... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: The Experiment in International Living
The Experiment Digital Youth Leadership & Community Service
Learn: Discuss world affairs with peers in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region and the U.S.—all without leaving your living room.

Exhibitors
avatar for The Experiment in International Living

The Experiment in International Living

The Experiment in International Living
World Learning’s flagship program, The Experiment in International Living is the nation’s most experienced provider of summer exchange programs abroad for high school students, and a leader in international virtual youth exchanges through The Experiment Digital. For 88 years... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: United Planet
Please join us for a live chat about what United Planet can offer you! Program Managers will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about United Planet's international travel and virtual volunteer and internship programs for classes and students who might be interested in real-life application of language skills.

Exhibitors
avatar for United Planet

United Planet

United Planet, a non-profit organization with a mission to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect people who want to make a difference within communities in more than 40 countries, where they learn, volunteer/intern-abroad, volunteer/intern-virtually and... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:30pm EDT

141. No Place Like Home - A Thematic Approach
What is home? Using this guiding question, explore how one department designed a thematic unit across the 6-12 continuum. Over the course of seven years of language study, students analyze evidence of the complex nature of the concept of “home”, including geographic, economic, religious, power and gender influences. This common thread across the languages provides the framework for students to organize their knowledge and make connections across grade levels. As a capstone project, students design a reflective portfolio demonstrating their growth in language over time and their deepening understanding of the concept of home. This scaffolded, thematic approach embraces technology and encourages reflection, metacognition, and critical thinking. Attendees will leave equipped with a step by step guide for constructing and implementing a reimagined, vertically aligned, unit of study.

Presenters
avatar for Denise Flood-Doyle

Denise Flood-Doyle

Bronxville School, Bronxville, NY
avatar for Toby Gillen

Toby Gillen

Teacher, Bronxville High School, Bronxville, NY
I love traveling, cooking, lesson planning (really!!) and teaching French.

Sponsors
avatar for Wayside Publishing

Wayside Publishing

At Wayside Publishing, we believe that inspired, empathetic learners can change the world. We partner with educators to craft transformative texts and digital tools in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Latin. Our resources are based on the latest language learning pedagogy and... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

5:30pm EDT

142. Activating HLTP: Create a Classroom Discourse Community Centered in Justice
Teaching for social justice is a choice about pedagogy as well as content, and the High Leverage Teaching Practice (HLTP) of creating a discourse community helps achieve the goals of social justice education by drawing on students' skills and engaging learners in discussions about meaningful topics at all levels. This includes social justice topics that center target language cultures to create a classroom discourse community that merges HLTP with content and methodology that are based in the work of justice and equality. Attendees will develop an understanding of the HLTP while integrating the practice into a social justice based class. Participants will use strategies for discourse engagement promoting discussion and assessment on meaningful topics at all levels.

Presenters
avatar for Joseph Parodi-Brown

Joseph Parodi-Brown

Chair, Modern Languages Department, Marianapolis Preparatory School, Thompson, CT
Joseph Parodi-Brown, Ed.D., focuses on teaching for proficiency and engaging language education through the lens of social justice. He is the chair of the Modern Languages Department and SHIELD Program Director at Marianapolis Preparatory School. A teacher for 15 years, he holds bachelor’s... Read More →
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Mike Orlando, Ed.D.

St. John's Preparatory School, Danvers, MA
Dr. Michael Orlando investigates the nexus between the World Readiness Standards and contemporary second language methodology and pedagogy in order to bring the language classroom alive. A teacher of Spanish language, literature, and culture since 2006, Dr. Orlando has served as the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Idioma Language and Consulting

Idioma Language and Consulting

Idioma Education offers convenient online courses in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, Mandarin, German, and ESL, or with a focus on World Language Methodology & Pedagogy. Earn graduate credits from one of our partner universities to meet teaching license requirements... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

5:30pm EDT

143. Framing Conversations about Race in the Classroom
This presentation will articulate a practical framework for having conversations about race in the classroom. Through a variety of materials, videos, texts, and images, we will explore ways to center our teaching around what it means to be part of a community of humans and how we interrogate and challenge assumptions and stereotypes. We will suggest effective strategies and activities for promoting students’ critical thinking and linguistic skills within real-world social contexts, both present and historical.

Presenters
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Angèle Kingué, Ph.D.

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Sponsors
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Duolingo

Duolingo
Duolingo is the world’s most popular language-learning app, with 500 million learners studying 39 languages worldwide. Our courses use learning science, gamification, and machine learning to deliver free, fun, and effective language-learning tools including grammar units, audio... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

7:00pm EDT

144. Advisory Council Meeting and Reception
This is a closed meeting for members of the NECTFL Advisory Council. Please visit our website or contact info@nectfl.org for details. Prior registration required.

Exhibitors
avatar for STUDY IN SPAIN

STUDY IN SPAIN

Embassy of Spain-Trade Commission
A Government of Spain initiative for the promotion of education in Spain for international students, Study in Spain features the best higher learning studies, language and culture programs, educational opportunities and services, that position Spain as a top study abroad destination.Looking... Read More →


Tuesday April 27, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom
 
Wednesday, April 28
 

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Wednesday April 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Wednesday April 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

4:00pm EDT

145. The Inclusion of Non-binary Language in the Curriculum
The use of non-binary terms in languages marked by grammatical gender, such as in ortuguese, was unthinkable a few years ago. Recently, claims for more representation of LGBTQ+ people in curricula (Kosciw, Greytak, Zongrone, Clark, & Truong, 2018) have gone beyond linguistic norms and researchers have stressed the importance of pedagogical experiences that incorporate dialogues on issues related to non-binary identities, including language (Currie, Mayberry, & Chenneville, 2012). Presenters will focus on a guide for use of non-binary language in Portuguese and argue that the inclusion of a non-binary language is a sociolinguistic issue that deserves immediate attention not only in Portuguese language courses but in all language courses.

Presenters
avatar for Celia Bianconi

Celia Bianconi

Boston University, Boston, MA
avatar for Cristiane Soares, PhD

Cristiane Soares, PhD

Portuguese Coordinator, Tufts University, Medford, MA
avatar for Glaucia Silva

Glaucia Silva

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, N. Dartmouth, MA
Heritage languages, Portuguese language teaching

Sponsors
avatar for Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning is shaping the future of learning by delivering groundbreaking solutions to education’s toughest challenges. With the highest quality offerings for K-12 math, ELA, world languages, professional learning and more, we are changing the way we think about learning... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

4:00pm EDT

146. Voces Elevando Voices
This workshop focuses on voices. Specifically voices that are oppressed, dehumanized, ignored and reduced to stereotypes. The classroom that is aware of social justice can raise the voices too often missing, and connect our students to the truths absent from many classes. We will look at how the voices of young hispanohablantes worldwide and in the U.S. can help language students develop their own “voice” in Spanish by using voice recordings and group conversations to generate responses to the ideas of young people their age. I will give examples of how I connect my students to the realities of young hispanohablantes using music and YouTube videos as authentic sources of young voices on climate change, identity, gender, race, immigration, and student movements.

Presenters
avatar for Abigail Cleary

Abigail Cleary

Spanish Teacher, Lansing High School, Lansing, NY

Sponsors
avatar for Yabla Languages

Yabla Languages

YABLA
Yabla is a revolutionary resource for language learners that offers innovative tools built around authentic video content from around the world. Yabla is designed to act as an immersion workbook, improving students’ language acquisition through regular exposure to real native speakers... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

4:00pm EDT

147. Best of CT: Para cultura y proficiencia...¡Llama a la llama!
No prob-llama! Novice level speakers can easily make cultural comparisons, participate in cultural practices and interact with authentic products! This session will provide examples of how to embed a cultural context into every lesson in a full immersion program that focuses on student proficiency. Marisa Lewis and Megan Wojcicki, elementary Spanish teachers in South Windsor, CT will demonstrate strategies to create units and lesson activities within a cultural context, aligning with the ACTFL World Readiness Standards. Lesson examples incorporating target language cultural practices, products, and perspectives at the novice levels will be provided.

Presenters
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Marisa Lewis

South Windsor Public Schools, South Windsor, CT
avatar for Megan Wojcicki

Megan Wojcicki

Elementary Spanish Teacher, South Windsor Public Schools, South Windsor, CT
Megan Wojcicki is an elementary Spanish teacher for South Windsor Public Schools in South Windsor, CT where she teaches Spanish to students in grades 1-5 at both Pleasant Valley and Philip R. Smith Elementary Schools.  In South Windsor, Megan has taught students in grades 1-12 and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Yabla Languages

Yabla Languages

YABLA
Yabla is a revolutionary resource for language learners that offers innovative tools built around authentic video content from around the world. Yabla is designed to act as an immersion workbook, improving students’ language acquisition through regular exposure to real native speakers... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Best of State

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Carnegie Learning
Education has changed dramatically in the past year and teachers have had to adapt to this ever-changing world. Carnegie Learning's resources for Spanish, French, and German have been designed to be flexible, allowing teachers to meet their students where they are, wherever that may be. Join us for this demonstration where participants will get a taste of a sample week in a Carnegie Learning world language classroom and explore different approaches to learning, engagement strategies, and resources to meet your needs as you determine a thoughtful pathway for you and your students.

Exhibitors
avatar for Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning is shaping the future of learning by delivering groundbreaking solutions to education’s toughest challenges. With the highest quality offerings for K-12 math, ELA, world languages, professional learning and more, we are changing the way we think about learning... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: CLE International
Ultimate French resources for your classroom by CLE International. Come and discover our very new realeases: readers, grammmar, textbooks and hubs, and the best French as a foreign language teaching and learning contents for your in-class or online lessons. All of it presented by our FLE worldwide pedagogical experts. Au plaisir de vous rencontrer !

Exhibitors
avatar for CLE International

CLE International

As a specialist publisher for teachers of French as a foreign language, CLE International is constantly listening to teachers and taking into account different needs, preferences, traditions and learning cultures. Our catalogue is constantly updated and improved, and represent a unique... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Exhibitor Meet-up
  • Examples in/Applicable to French

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Duolingo
Bring your questions for a live conversation with Duolingo colleagues. Discover how Duolingo makes language learning fun and motivating, both in and out of the classroom. Stick around for an insider preview of the new Schools platform coming in Summer 2021.

Exhibitors
avatar for Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo
Duolingo is the world’s most popular language-learning app, with 500 million learners studying 39 languages worldwide. Our courses use learning science, gamification, and machine learning to deliver free, fun, and effective language-learning tools including grammar units, audio... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Extempore
Looking for a convenient way to both assess and provide practice for all modes of communication? Look no further! Come stop by for a quick chat and learn about our FREE full access account for NECTFL attendees!

Exhibitors
avatar for Thomas Murr

Thomas Murr

Sr. Marketing Manager, Extempore
Use Extempore to instill confidence in your students to speak naturally and gain proficiency in the target language. As both achieving spontaneous output from students and assessing oral communication become increasingly difficult, find out how you can use Extempore to create high-quality... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Idioma
Join Idioma Education & Consulting founder Mellissia Walles live for a chat all about our new Certificate and M.Ed. programs! She'll be available to answer any questions about our company and what we offer, and to tell you more about how we partner with practicing world language teachers. Meet-up attendees will be invited to enter our raffle for a free online course!

Exhibitors
avatar for Idioma Language and Consulting

Idioma Language and Consulting

Idioma Education offers convenient online courses in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, Mandarin, German, and ESL, or with a focus on World Language Methodology & Pedagogy. Earn graduate credits from one of our partner universities to meet teaching license requirements... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: LTI, the Exclusive Provider of ACTFL Assessments
Please join us here to chat about ACTFL Language Assessments, the Seal of Biliteracy, and the shift to proficiency in K-12 and post-secondary programs!

Wednesday April 28, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: STUDY IN SPAIN
Let´s connect. Find us at the STUDY IN SPAIN exhibit. Looking forward to your questions and to provide you with free information and contacts from any Spanish provider you may need.

Exhibitors
avatar for STUDY IN SPAIN

STUDY IN SPAIN

Embassy of Spain-Trade Commission
A Government of Spain initiative for the promotion of education in Spain for international students, Study in Spain features the best higher learning studies, language and culture programs, educational opportunities and services, that position Spain as a top study abroad destination.Looking... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Exhibitor Meet-up

5:30pm EDT

149. LILL Leadership Forum: Leading Action Plans in Your State
The Leadership Initiative in Language Learning (LILL) supports world language teachers across the country in developing leadership skills and implementing action plans in their states. Come join a panel of NECTFL-sponsored LILL representatives to learn about their experiences in planning and implementing action plans in their own states. You’ll come away with ideas to improve and advocate for world language education as well as strategies and tips for success.

Presenters
avatar for Catherine Ritz

Catherine Ritz

Director of Modern Foreign Language Education, Boston University (MA)
* Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Modern Foreign Language Education and Curriculum & Teaching at the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development* Programming Coordinator for the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA).* National Board... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

5:30pm EDT

150. Effective Hybrid Learning in the Language Classroom
With opportunities for both online and in-person learning this year, this presentation will review some of the best practices in hybrid learning. This will include how to transition back and forth from online to in-person learning using online tools for organization strategies, how to support students who may not be able to attend class in person through remote synchronous learning, and how to set up an effective asynchronous environment for students who cannot participate. Some of the tools covered will include Zoom, the Google Suite, FlipGrid, Wakelet, Peardeck, mobile apps, and more. Teachers will have opportunities to ask questions, to work on strategies in small groups, and to come away from this presentation with activities that they can use right away in their language classes.

Presenters
avatar for Maureen Lamb

Maureen Lamb

Classical and Modern Language Department Head, Academic Technology Coordinator, Classics Teacher, Kingswood Oxford School
Maureen Lamb loves to teach and learn about Classics! Her mission is to make Classics accessible to all students, using technology, comprehensible input, and differentiation to reach her goals. Maureen is the Classics teacher, Academic Technology Coordinator, and incoming Classical... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Idioma Language and Consulting

Idioma Language and Consulting

Idioma Education offers convenient online courses in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, Mandarin, German, and ESL, or with a focus on World Language Methodology & Pedagogy. Earn graduate credits from one of our partner universities to meet teaching license requirements... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

5:30pm EDT

148. Sustained Inquiry of Social Justice Issues Through Project Based Learning
Examining inequality, racism and other social justice issues through Project Based Learning (PBL) allows students to take ownership of foreign language learning, solve real world problems, and reach a wider school or community audience. Participants of this session will learn how to design PBL modules that can be streamlined into pre-existing thematic units. Presenters will then discuss how they collaborated to adapt the projects to different languages and scaffold them across various language proficiency levels. Finally, participants will interact to brainstorm social justice PBL units for their own classroom use.

Presenters
avatar for Lucy Chu Lee

Lucy Chu Lee

Mandarin Teacher, CLASS, West Orange, NJ
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Margaret Mainardi

Seton Hall Preparatory School, West Orange, NJ
avatar for Michael Hegedus

Michael Hegedus

Seton Hall Preparatory School, West Orange, NJ


Wednesday April 28, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Featured Session

7:00pm EDT

151. State Leaders Meeting
This is a closed meeting for leaders of state associations.

Presenters
avatar for John Carlino

John Carlino

Executive Director, NECTFL

Sponsors
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Xperitas

Director of Development & Marketing, Amy Litman
Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization providing authentic language and cultural immersion and service learning programs for teachers and their students. Our goal is to increase access to language and cultural immersion programs for all students, regardless of their financial... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom
 
Thursday, April 29
 

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Thursday April 29, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Thursday April 29, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

4:00pm EDT

152. SUPER Projects for Intermediate/Advanced French & Spanish Students
Project-Based Learning (PBL) units for intermediate/advanced language classes can range from disappointing slogs to total academic wins. Discover examples of many successful and student-appreciated projects from varied contexts: the creation of a virtual city (in Spanish), the novel 'Le fantôme de l’opéra,' the rock opera 'Le Roi Soleil,' the creation of a virtual amusement park, and a choose-your-own-adventure story using Google Slides. Project design models, evaluation methods, and rubrics will be discussed thoroughly. Attendees will discover many of the pitfalls that can be avoided in PBL through student survey feedback and examples of less-successful projects. Projects shared are in French and Spanish, but concepts apply to most modern languages, so all are welcome!

Presenters
avatar for Jon Shee

Jon Shee

World Language Department Chair, St. Luke's School (CT)
Jon Shee is the Chair of the Upper School World Languages Department and a French teacher at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT, where he is in his 23rd year of service.  Prior to that, Jon worked for four years in a boarding school environment at Wilbraham and Monson Academy... Read More →
avatar for Evan Downey

Evan Downey

St. Luke's School (CT)
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Liliana Amodeo

St Luke's School, New Canaan, CT

Sponsors
avatar for Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning is shaping the future of learning by delivering groundbreaking solutions to education’s toughest challenges. With the highest quality offerings for K-12 math, ELA, world languages, professional learning and more, we are changing the way we think about learning... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

4:00pm EDT

153. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Roadmap for Learning German
What does a sustainable future look like? How can we guide learners of German at varied levels of proficiency to deepen their understanding of the global climate crisis? This session explores a wide range of sample lessons, which weave the themes of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 into existing German language and culture curricula at both the high school and college levels of instruction. Presenters share their paths in developing the materials and the experiences of learners in finding voice and agency in their classroom communities and beyond. These lesson samples can inform choices for instruction and materials in many traditional module or unit frameworks, and can drive curricula, or they can enhance already mandated text and lesson plans.

Presenters
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Christopher Gwin

NFMLTA, Woodbury, NJ
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Margaret Gonglewski

George Washington University, Washington, DC


Thursday April 29, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

4:00pm EDT

154. Best of MD: Old Tricks, New Platform
Want to revamp your tricks of the trade to engage virtual learners in a hands-on, experiential session? Come join us as we showcase how to use Interactive Zoom features, social-emotional checks, whole-class and small-group games, collaborative Slides and Docs, Breakout Room organizers and monitoring tactics. Instead of reinventing, remodel! Learn to adapt your instruction to meet the needs of digital learning and increase engagement in your virtual classroom! All participants will leave with access to ready-to-manipulate tools, templates, and how-tos!

Presenters
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Aubrey Swisher

Washington County Public Schools, Boonsboro, MD
avatar for Caroline Schlegel

Caroline Schlegel

Smithsburg High School/Washington County Public Schools

Sponsors
avatar for Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning is shaping the future of learning by delivering groundbreaking solutions to education’s toughest challenges. With the highest quality offerings for K-12 math, ELA, world languages, professional learning and more, we are changing the way we think about learning... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Best of State

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Boomalang
Please join for a virtual tour and Q&A of Boomalang. Included will be examples of how and why high schools and colleges (like Columbia, BU, Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern, Wagner, Manhattan, Stuyvesant HS) choose Boomalang to for one-on-one live conversations with native speakers (of Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, English) for their students.

Exhibitors
avatar for Boomalang

Boomalang

Chris Gerding
Authentic video conversations with native speakers. Boomalang connects students to their team of native speakers of Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and English across the world to improve proficiency and intercultural competence through live video chat. See why +97... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Carnegie Learning
Join the Language is Limitless community with a cocktail for games, prizes and chances to share advice and support with fellow language educators.

Exhibitors
avatar for Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning is shaping the future of learning by delivering groundbreaking solutions to education’s toughest challenges. With the highest quality offerings for K-12 math, ELA, world languages, professional learning and more, we are changing the way we think about learning... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Editions Maison des Langues
Our mission is to help students learn French they can use in real-life situations. We do it by creating engaging and meaningful content that sparks their curiosity and motivates them to learn. All of our team members are educators. We understand you, and we are here to offer you the best service and products we can. Join us! We will answer your questions and tell you more about our new releases!

Exhibitors
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Éditions Maison des Langues

Founded in 2007, Éditions Maison des Langues has been publishing language materials for educators and students for more than 14 years. Our mission is to help students learn French they can use in real-life situations. And we do it by creating engaging and meaningful content that... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Greek123
Please join us for a live chat about what Greek123 can offer you! We will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about our Greek123 curriculum, products and how we can help your Greek language program.

Exhibitors
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Greek123

President, Steve Papaloizos
For more than 60 years, Greek123 has supported students on their path to fluency in Modern Greek. Our specialized teaching methods artfully balance the use of textbooks, a robust digital platform, and a plethora of teacher resources to create innovative courses that motivate both... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:30pm EDT

155. Identity: The Power of Giving Students Language and Culture
Language is a living phenomenon, composed of identity, integration, and impact. We’ll see how to harness this linguistic and cultural power for teaching through three steps: purposefully engaging student identity in context; connecting students to contemporary speakers; and establishing a path to daily closure through personalized impact. In the connection segment, participants will learn the what, why, how, and when of connecting to contemporary target-language speakers through the world-wide corpora. Each Corpus provides millions of searchable data insights in words, phrases, and social practice. This important layer of identity, when integrated into our lessons, gives students the tools to understand and embrace their identity, to make an impact in their lives and in the world.

Presenters
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Norah Jones

Owner, Fluency Consulting LLC
Language is humanity; it is our identity, our community, our strength, and where we also can be wounded and invisible. The truths of language that I present here have empowered my students in my forty years as an educator. The elements of language and YOUR stories are the basis for... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

5:30pm EDT

157. Playing Matchmaker- Grammar and Your Units
ACTFL’s Core Practice of Teaching Grammar as a Concept takes careful, intentional planning. When planning a unit, it can be difficult choosing the right grammar to support your goals and even more difficult to incorporate that grammar in a meaningful way. Join us for this session where we will talk about creating thematic units and finding grammar’s place in those units. We will look at examples of what to do when planning, when introducing grammar and how to follow up using grammar throughout the units all while keeping communication as our primary goal.

Presenters
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Mike Travers

Spanish Teacher, Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA

Sponsors
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Idioma Language and Consulting

Idioma Education offers convenient online courses in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, Mandarin, German, and ESL, or with a focus on World Language Methodology & Pedagogy. Earn graduate credits from one of our partner universities to meet teaching license requirements... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

5:30pm EDT

156. Going to the Movies: Developing Social Justice Units Using Film
This session highlights the development and sequencing of a proficiency-oriented unit that uses a feature film in the target language as its base. Participants will learn how to gather authentic resources, utilize engaging discussion techniques, underscore targeted grammatical structures and develop appropriate assessments that support the themes of the film aligned with proficiency goals. By using high-frequency vocabulary and high-interest topics of social justice, these engaging units of film study provide optimal comprehensible input and boost language acquisition.

Presenters
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Michelle Kindt

French teacher, Sharon Middle School, Sharon, MA
I'm a wife, mother, teacher of students who want to learn French. I'm fascinated by how people learn languages! I'm passionate about helping teachers incorporate comprehension-based instructional strategies into their teaching practice.


Thursday April 29, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Featured Session

7:00pm EDT

158. LILL Cohorts 1-3 Meet-up
Are you a member of LILL Cohorts 1, 2, or 3? Join for this informal get-together. We'll chat about our action plans, problems of practice, and our growing spheres of influence.

Presenters
avatar for Beckie Rankin

Beckie Rankin

French Teacher, Lexington High School, Lexington, MA


Thursday April 29, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Closed Meeting
 
Friday, April 30
 

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Friday April 30, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Friday April 30, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

4:00pm EDT

159. Building Literacy in the Interpretive Mode
How can teachers structure activities to cause learners to engage meaningfully with both literary and informational texts? Several before, during, and after reading strategies that require readers to engage meaningfully with a text will be presented. A model for creating A.C.T.I.V.E readers — readers who ask questions, make connections, track down important ideas, make inferences, visualize, and extend their thinking — will be shared. Examples of how texts can be used to promote acquisition of new vocabulary and language structures will also be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Terrill

Laura Terrill

Content Development, PEARLL - National Foreign Language Center at UMD, College Park, MD
Laura Terrill is a national consultant who holds a BA in French from the University of Missouri — St. Louis and a MA in Secondary Administration from Northeast Missouri State University. She taught French at all levels for 21 years before becoming the Coordinator of Foreign Language... Read More →

Sponsors
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Yabla Languages

YABLA
Yabla is a revolutionary resource for language learners that offers innovative tools built around authentic video content from around the world. Yabla is designed to act as an immersion workbook, improving students’ language acquisition through regular exposure to real native speakers... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

4:00pm EDT

161. World Language Proficiency Fellows Panel Discussion
In this panel discussion with participants in the New York City World Language Proficiency Fellows we will explore the possible answers to these questions. What is proficiency-based language teaching? How would it shift your classroom? How could administering a proficiency-based exam (AAPPL) support this shift? How do you plan differently? What does proficiency-based learning look like in a distance learning model? How can using Integrated Performance Assessments move you towards proficiency-based teaching?

Presenters
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Jill Schimmel

NYCDOE Division of Multilingual Learners, New York, NY


Friday April 30, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

4:00pm EDT

160. Best of ME: Let's Give Them Something to Talk About
As language teachers, we want students to communicate in the target language, level up their communication and grow their proficiency, but are we providing them with the necessary tools and supports to do so and not resort to English? What can we do to support our learners as they climb the proficiency ladder? Give them something to talk about by giving them something to talk WITH. Come see how we can provide the necessary age and level appropriate scaffolding for students to be successful communicators in the target language at their appropriate proficiency level by using total participation techniques, word walls, chat mats, write brites and loads of other supports. Examples will mostly be given in French, some in Spanish, with sources to find what you need in your Target Language.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Carbonneau

Stephanie Carbonneau

MS French teacher, York Middle School, York, ME
Stephanie Carbonneau, a middle school French teacher from Maine has a Masters degree in Teaching Languages. She is known for her “Glow and Grow” approach to language learning in a mostly deskless environment that focuses on interactive communicative lessons, using authentic resources... Read More →

Sponsors
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Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning is shaping the future of learning by delivering groundbreaking solutions to education’s toughest challenges. With the highest quality offerings for K-12 math, ELA, world languages, professional learning and more, we are changing the way we think about learning... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Best of State

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: CLE International
Ultimate French resources for your classroom by CLE International. Come and discover our very new realeases: readers, grammmar, textbooks and hubs, and the best French as a foreign language teaching and learning contents for your in-class or online lessons. All of it presented by our FLE worldwide pedagogical experts. Au plaisir de vous rencontrer !

Exhibitors
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CLE International

As a specialist publisher for teachers of French as a foreign language, CLE International is constantly listening to teachers and taking into account different needs, preferences, traditions and learning cultures. Our catalogue is constantly updated and improved, and represent a unique... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Exhibitor Meet-up
  • Examples in/Applicable to French

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: NYSAFLT
Join us for a NYSAFLT Happy Hour and meet up with fellow NYSAFLT friends!  We would love to tell you more about how NYSAFLT provides professional development for world language educators in New York State. Sign up for a raffle for a free membership or a free registration for our Annual Conference in October.

Exhibitors
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NYSAFLT

NYSAFLT offers high-quality world language specific professional development to New York State educators, including conferences, webinars, online learning resources, publications and information on advocacy, job placement, FLES and post secondary programs. NYSAFLT also offers awards... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: United Planet
Meet up with United Planet International Programs Managers to discuss our travel abroad and virtual volunteer and internship programs, scholarships, enrollment, and anything else you might like to chat about!

Exhibitors
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United Planet

United Planet, a non-profit organization with a mission to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect people who want to make a difference within communities in more than 40 countries, where they learn, volunteer/intern-abroad, volunteer/intern-virtually and... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:30pm EDT

162. The Thingamabob that Does the Job: Rubrics
Are your rubrics learning guides and feedback tools that save you time and energy? Adventure through places in your curriculum where rubrics can become magic carpet ride pathways for learning. Curate and manipulate paired tasks and rubrics that evaluate where your students are and that demonstrate where they can level up. Increase your effectiveness by selecting when and how to introduce learners to rubrics in your learn-practice-assess-reflect cycles.

Presenters
avatar for Beckie Rankin

Beckie Rankin

French Teacher, Lexington High School, Lexington, MA

Sponsors
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Idioma Language and Consulting

Idioma Education offers convenient online courses in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, Mandarin, German, and ESL, or with a focus on World Language Methodology & Pedagogy. Earn graduate credits from one of our partner universities to meet teaching license requirements... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

5:30pm EDT

164. Research Roundtable
Research Roundtable is a special session where researchers from our region and beyond can share about the work they are doing. Each presenter's research is included in the conference app as a separate recording. In this live session, our research-based presenters are invited to provide a two-minute "elevator pitch" about their work, followed by an open forum for Q&A, and small breakout rooms as requested. All attendees are welcome to attend.

Presenters
avatar for Catherine Ritz

Catherine Ritz

Director of Modern Foreign Language Education, Boston University (MA)
* Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Modern Foreign Language Education and Curriculum & Teaching at the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development* Programming Coordinator for the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA).* National Board... Read More →
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Carolina Bustamante, Ph.D.

SUNY Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY
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Cynthia Chalupa

Associate Professor of German, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
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Xiaoyan Hu, Ph.D.

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI


Friday April 30, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:30pm EDT

163. Social Justice Can’t Wait: Engaging Learners from the Start
This generation is rightly concerned with social justice questions. Can novices tackle big ideas like these in the target language? It is not only possible, it is essential if they are to engage deeply with complex topics at upper levels! The session takes two familiar novice-level themes and weaves in two social justice concerns. Engaging authentic resources offer a hook to initial work in the interpretive mode. Interpersonal and presentational activities use strategic scaffolding (sentence starters, discussion protocols) to foster target language use at upwards of ninety percent. Key linguistic content is reinforced in the real-world context. Experience the novice level with a twist, and learn to build a solid base for engagement with social justice topics, both in current novice-level and future higher level courses.

Presenters
avatar for Charlotte Gifford

Charlotte Gifford

Chair, World Languages, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
Charlotte Gifford is Professor of French and Spanish and Chair of World Languages at Greenfield Community College. She teaches all levels of both languages to students ranging from 11 to 94 years of age. She holds a BA in French from Tufts University, an MA in Spanish from Middlebury... Read More →

Sponsors
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Yabla Languages

YABLA
Yabla is a revolutionary resource for language learners that offers innovative tools built around authentic video content from around the world. Yabla is designed to act as an immersion workbook, improving students’ language acquisition through regular exposure to real native speakers... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Featured Session

7:00pm EDT

165. Past Chairs Meeting and Reception
This is a closed meeting for past chairs of NECTFL.

Friday April 30, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom
 
Saturday, May 1
 

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Saturday May 1, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Saturday May 1, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:30am EDT

167. Competitive Conversations: Improving Oral Proficiency Through Language Games
Communicative games can be more than just vocabulary review. They provide students with an opportunity to decode, circumlocute, and use language in impromptu situations. In this session, participants will learn ways to use games in the language classroom to help students, from beginners to advanced, improve their oral proficiency. Participants will experience several proficiency-oriented language games that the presenters use regularly in their own classrooms such as Spyfall, Code Names, and Assassin.

Presenters
EA

Elspeth Allen

Williamsport High School, Williamsport, MD
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Rachel Dayley

Washington County Public Schools, Williamsport, MD
MFLA’s Teacher of the Year, Rachel Dayley, is a dedicated and dynamic Spanish teacher with a devotion to never stop growing as a student herself. Rachel teaches with a uniquely contagious enthusiasm that engages her diverse learners. Her passion pours out of her classroom walls... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

8:30am EDT

168. Using Authentic Materials to Assess 21st Century Students' Communication Skills
Teachers will learn how to create lessons to assess their students listening, reading, speaking and writing skills through higher-order thinking interpretative questions, engaging interpersonal tasks, and presentational read-to-write activities based on authentic resources. These Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) will also incorporate intercultural communication. There will be a focus on activities that will fulfill the communication skills standards across performance levels in preparation for world language assessments. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to create elements of an IPA based on authentic materials (provided by the presenter). We will discuss how to implement such activities and how to differentiate them to meet their students' level. Participants will also receive copies of discussed lessons.

Presenters
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Norka Delgado

Spanish teacher, Floral Park Memorial High School, Floral Park, NY
I earned my B.A Major in Spanish and Minor in Secondary Education. She also earned a M.S. Secondary Education from Queens College. I have 14 years of experience teaching all grades 7-12 and I am currently working at Floral Park Memorial High School. I have presented about the use... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

8:30am EDT

166. Elles, Muxes, and Identities in WL classroom
This session aims for an honest reflection around how to deconstruct and expand our linguistic repertoire around gendered vocabulary in our classes. We will explore the power of building non-gendered idiolects for our non-binary students, and adding specific examples of how and when can our students reflect and practice around Lenguaje Inclusivo No Binario Directo e Indirecto. We will also explore the importance of representing non-binary identities in WL with the Muxe community from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. We will be emphasizing that this session is not intended to challenge the notions of how gendered language is, but instead, how to create safe spaces where students -who identify as nonbinary/gender non conforming- can relate to individuals like the Muxes in Mexico.

Presenters
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Abelardo Almazan-Vazquez

Spanish teacher, The Putney School, Putney, VT
Abelardo Almazán-Vázquez is in his 10th year teaching Spanish, coaching an all-gender soccer team, and teaching Latin Dance at The Putney School. He pursued his Licenciatura in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language at Universidad Internacional UNINTER and his Master's degree in... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Featured Session

9:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Ilini
Join us for a live chat about how Ilini can help you create lively conversations in your French classroom. Every week, we select the best authentic videos from the francophone media, from politics to culture, music and entertainment. We provide printable & online activities that save you hours of prep time, a dashboard to manage online assignments, and live sessions with France for your classroom!

Exhibitors
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Ilini

CEO, Benjamin Rey
Ilini is a video platform that helps you create lively conversations in your French classroom. Every week, our team in France selects the best authentic videos from the francophone media, from politics to culture, music and entertainment. We provide printable and online activities... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Zoom

9:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Level Learning
Eva Doblas, Director of Curriculum at Denver Language School, will present on how to use our oral game to provide meaningful opportunities for students to speak in the target language in both remote and in-person classrooms. Presenter will describe the use of the game in an intentional, structured way that can enhance not only oral proficiency but also academic engagement in content classes.

Exhibitors
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Level Learning

CEO/Founder, Level Learning
Level Learning is an engaging and interactive online game designed to help develop interpersonal oral skills and increases daily life vocabulary to improve oral language proficiency for both immersion and world language students in K-12. The game supports both Mandarin and Spanish... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Zoom

9:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Wayside Publishing
Please join us for a live chat! Get to know your Language Solutions Specialists and learn more about Wayside and what we can offer you!

Exhibitors
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Wayside Publishing

At Wayside Publishing, we believe that inspired, empathetic learners can change the world. We partner with educators to craft transformative texts and digital tools in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Latin. Our resources are based on the latest language learning pedagogy and... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Zoom

10:00am EDT

169. Supporting Each Other in Stressful Times
How can we continue to deal with all the changes we face as educators? How can we survive and thrive both as educators and in supporting our learners? One enduring lesson from 2020 was to focus on what is the most important: relationships. Let’s identify our current challenges and find specific ways to support each other and our learners. Examine strategies to focus and simplify planning for learning, take steps to tap into professional learning networks, identify helpful resources, and set your personal goal of supporting yourself and others as language educators.

Presenters
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Howie Berman, MA, CAE

Executive Director, ACTFL
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Jessica Haxhi

Supervisor of World Languages, New Haven Public Schools, Middlebury, CT
ACTFL President 2021Supervisor of World Languages, New Haven Public Schools, CTFormer Japanese TeacherWorld Languages Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


Saturday May 1, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

10:00am EDT

170. Engaging Games to Get Our Novice Learners Speaking
In this session, we will explore games that will help our novice level students to continuously speak the target language in a way that is attainable, engaging, and non-threatening. Additionally, we will consider how we can keep our students accountable when it comes to staying in the target language, along with ways that we can structure our activities and games to take away the temptation of resorting to the learner’s first language. Participants will then consider their own teaching situations and brainstorm ways in which they can bring each game or strategy back to their own classrooms. Finally, we will discuss ideas on how we can help our students to overcome the fear of speaking a new language.

Presenters
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Laura Mcclintock

Burlington Township School District & Rowan Univer, Burlington, NJ


Saturday May 1, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

10:00am EDT

171. Deutsche Songs gegen Rassismus (German Songs against Racism)
German pop songs by Black musicians taken as authentic texts contribute to the intercultural competence of students. In this session, participants will learn how songs from Black German musicians can be effectively and purposefully used in instruction to combat racism. Example lessons for specific songs will be presented and discussed.

Presenters
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Mohamed Esa

President, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
Mohamed Esa is a professor of German at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He is author of numerous books and articles on German music, short film and proverbs and idioms. His latest book on "Die Lieder der Wise Guys im DaF Unterricht" was published in 2013 in the Cornelsen... Read More →
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Mariah Ligas

Antietam SD, Reading, PA


Saturday May 1, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: EF International Language Campuses
Connect with a member of the EF Admissions Team to learn more about our programs abroad for students and educators. Ask questions and enter our raffle for an EF prize pack and passes to ACTFL!

Exhibitors
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EF International Language Campuses

EF International Language Campuses
EF has been teaching languages for over 50 years using a fun and interactive teaching methodology that helps students learn better and faster. Stop by to discover our schools abroad. EF offers short term courses, gap years & semesters, professional development, group travel, and more... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA)
Come by for a live chat about the Foreign Language Association of Virginia, one of the very first language associations in the USA. We are dedicated World Language educators and business leaders, striving to promote the learning and appreciation of all languages and cultures for all.

Exhibitors
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FLAVA

FLAVA is the Foreign Language Association of Virginia, a dynamic organization of professionals in education and business who have a common interest in promoting and utilizing world languages to accomplish their various goals. The primary mission of FLAVA is to promote the teaching... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Lit
Looking for more comprehensible input and activities? Join us for a demo of Lit! We are a language acquisition tool that fosters proficiency through animated digital stories coupled with a wide range of customizable post-work activities. We will walk you through our library and features and you'll be ready to join our free beta site and create your first classroom! 

Exhibitors
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Lit

Language Acquisition through Digital Stories
Lit is an input-based tool for teachers and students that fosters language proficiency through digital stories. Our platform combines engaging, animated stories with comprehensive post-work activities across all modalities. Each video assignment is highly customizable and the teacher... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to our booth and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card.***

Learn about our exciting new programs launching in Fall 2021 and discover the Supersite—an unparalleled digital learning environment with integrated content, resources, and tools built exclusively to support language learning.

Exhibitors
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Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Wayside Publishing
Please join us for a live chat! Get to know your Language Solutions Specialists and learn more about Wayside and what we can offer you!

Exhibitors
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Wayside Publishing

At Wayside Publishing, we believe that inspired, empathetic learners can change the world. We partner with educators to craft transformative texts and digital tools in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Latin. Our resources are based on the latest language learning pedagogy and... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Difusión
Please join us for a live chat about what DIFUSIÓN can offer you! Company reps will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about our 9-12 and Higher Ed programs. Stop in and sign up for our raffle of samples of Proyectos, Mapas and Alba y Gael, our Difusión programs!

Exhibitors
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Difusión

# REQUEST A FREE COPYContact us at www.difusion.us/contact/ or at spanish@difusion.usPROYECTOS, an introductory and intermediate Spanish program for students in Higher Ed.MAPAS, a program that offers even more flexibility to be adapted to the curricula of a wide variety of educational... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom

11:30am EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Ilini
Join us for a live chat about how Ilini can help you create lively conversations in your French classroom. Every week, we select the best authentic videos from the francophone media, from politics to culture, music and entertainment. We provide printable & online activities that save you hours of prep time, a dashboard to manage online assignments, and live sessions with France for your classroom!

Exhibitors
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Ilini

CEO, Benjamin Rey
Ilini is a video platform that helps you create lively conversations in your French classroom. Every week, our team in France selects the best authentic videos from the francophone media, from politics to culture, music and entertainment. We provide printable and online activities... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom

12:30pm EDT

172. Tackling Social Justice Topics with Digital Games
Digital games are being recognized as new contexts and means for language learning. During this session, participants will discover social impact games about real-world issues, explore communicative activities that make gameplay relevant to the language learning process, and brainstorm ideas for gamifying a lesson, a unit, or an entire curriculum. Bring your gamer attitude!

Presenters
avatar for Silvina Orsatti

Silvina Orsatti

Spanish and Methods Professor, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA
Dr. Silvina Orsatti teaches Spanish language and culture, and foreign language pedagogy at the University of Pittsburgh in Greensburg. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Spanish Language... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

12:30pm EDT

173. Best of GWATFL: Choosing Intentionally: EdTech in the Early Language Classroom
The goal of this session is to model ideas and strategies for how to use different tech tools in the early language classroom, focusing on backward design and planning with the mindset of less-is-more. At a time in which there is a tendency to believe that more is better, it is important to assess and re-evaluate the why, the purpose and the essential goals, so that we can be intentional about our tech choices in our classes. Participants will have access to a variety of sample activities and ideas using different tech tools. The presenter hopes that this session will facilitate the creation of fun, engaging and meaningful activities that are intentionally planned to maximize our students' learning experiences. These ideas can be applied to in person, hybrid, or virtual learning environments.

Presenters
avatar for Glenda De Hoyos

Glenda De Hoyos

Primary & Lower School Spanish Teacher • World Language Department Chair, The Langley School, McLean, VA
Glenda De Hoyos is a passionate educator with 15 years of experience. Throughout her career, she has been committed to create inspiring, meaningful and joyous activities that motivate students to thrive and become life-long learners. She teaches Spanish in grades preschool through... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Best of State

12:30pm EDT

174. Cultural Competency: Theory into Practice
Cultural competency is a buzzword that has been floating around in education for the past couple of years. But what does this look like in our classrooms? In this workshop, we’ll share the best practices for creating an anti-bias classroom and we'll work through case studies that will help put theory into practice. These case studies will present instances of microaggressions in the classroom which impact the Latinx community, as well as other marginalized folks, and participants will learn and practice different strategies to address them.

Presenters
avatar for Gabmara Álvarez-Spychalski

Gabmara Álvarez-Spychalski

MS Spanish Teacher, Grade 7 Dean, The Baldwin School


Saturday May 1, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed; Featured Session

1:30pm EDT

Exhibitor Meet-up: Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to our booth and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card.***

Learn about our exciting new programs launching in Fall 2021 and discover the Supersite—an unparalleled digital learning environment with integrated content, resources, and tools built exclusively to support language learning.

Exhibitors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

175. SEL in the Classroom: A Platform for Social Justice
This interactive workshop will help teachers to understand what SEL (Social Emotional Learning) is and is not, as well as practice ways to help students work on their social emotional learning skills in their target language. By helping students identify their emotions, acknowledge them, and work on ways to deal with them, students receive valuable life skills that make them more effective and productive learners. SEL also helps to create a level playing ground in the classroom by understanding each other as humans and not as our heritage, social standing, race, or ability. SEL activities help students to develop kindness, care, and understanding amongst students, and to open them to the larger ideas of social justice: human rights, equality, access, and participation.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Schwester

Jennifer Schwester

Owner, CEO; French Teacher, Brick Township Public Schools (NJ)
Jennifer Schwester, a.k.a. jennyzenyoga, has been providing yoga services and trainings to many underserved populations for three years, including special needs adults, senior citizens, first responders (Police, Fire, EMS, and Dispatchers), and her high school French classes.   Jennifer... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

2:00pm EDT

176. Using Storybooks to Address Social Justice in the World Language Curricula
Some teachers may struggle to include topics that deal with identity, race, or gender, into an existing curriculum. Those issues have become increasingly important for the social and emotional well-being of students, not only as learners but as world-citizens too. This session will provide world-language educators with strategies to incorporate storybooks into their curriculum, with the aim of addressing existing inequities and injustices in the languages and cultures they teach. Closely examined, storybooks can foster a deeper understanding of the intersection between social justice questions, language proficiency, and cultural competence.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Hanna Wicht

Susan Hanna Wicht

Language Learning Resource Development, Independent Consultant, Switzerland
I develop instruction materials for language learners of Arabic, using Backward Design. I have taught French as a foreign language (FLE), and Arabic as a foreign language (AFL).


Saturday May 1, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

2:00pm EDT

177. Who’s American? A Unit on Justice, Identity and Food
If you ask your students to name an “American” food what would they say? In this session participants will learn how to apply culturally responsive teaching practices to the WL classroom through a unit on food. Through this unit, students will become aware of their own biases while exploring positive aspects of their identity and our historically diverse food heritage in the United States. At the end of the unit, students reconsider their ideas about what it means to be “American.” Examples and templates given in Spanish and Chinese.

Presenters
avatar for Vicky Wang

Vicky Wang

Chinese teacher, St. Paul's Schools, Brooklandville, MD
Ms. Wang is currently working at the St. Paul’s Schools in Maryland as the Upper School Chinese language and culture teacher. She is also serving as the Asian students’ affinity group mentor. Prior to teaching at St. Paul’s, she was a Chinese teacher at Georgetown Day School... Read More →
avatar for Liz Ransom

Liz Ransom

US Spanish, St Pauls School for Girls, Brooklandville, MD


Saturday May 1, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
  Live-streamed

3:30pm EDT

178. Mentor Scholarship Winner Debrief
This is a closed event for Mentor Scholarship Program participants.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Bogdan

Michael Bogdan

Spanish / French / Gifted Teacher, South Middleton School District, Boiling Springs, PA
Michael Bogdan in a Spanish and French teacher and world language department chair in the South Middleton School District in central Pennsylvania. He is the PSMLA treasurer and an ACTFL LILL Advocate. He is the 2021 NECTFL Chair.


Saturday May 1, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Zoom
 
Sunday, May 2
 

7:00am EDT

400. INFORMATION FOR PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS
All pre-recorded sessions are listed as Sunday, May 2, however they are accessible April 24–May 1. Please browse through and add your selection to your agenda!

Sunday May 2, 2021 7:00am - 7:15am EDT
Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

ALL PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 24
All pre-recorded sessions are listed at the end of the program (May 2) but are available to view at any time beginning April 24 through June 30.

Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Certificate of Participation / NYS CTLE Hours
With a conference that is fully virtual, where some sessions are live-streamed and others are pre-recorded, it simply isn't possible for NECTFL to provide certificates confirming an exact number of hours. Please download and use the generic certificate provided here. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)
If required for your record-keeping, you may use this log to record your hours. (Open the file and click to download it - please do not request access to edit this file.)

NYS CTLE Submission Form: NYS teachers requesting CTLE hours MUST document their hours using the log linked above and upload their documentation to NECTFL with this form. Please do this ONCE, after you have completed all your hours. The maximum number of hours you may claim for CTLE is one hour per session time slot on the conference schedule (24 hours). Pre-conference workshops may be added to that. Sessions very in length - please document your time accurately. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Non-NYS teachers or teachers who do not need CTLE hours: You do not need to submit your documentation via our form. Please use the certificate and documentation sheet provided below to document your hours per your local/state guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nectfl.org.

Thank you.

Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

402. Teaching the Geography of Quebec
Out of all of the Francophone areas of the world, Quebec is where the influence of its geography is most strongly felt. From the days of the early explorers, to today's issues with climate change, water has served as a travel and trade route, a natural resource, and an economic boon. Starting with the St. Lawrence River and the history of its exploration, students can learn skills they can apply to other subjects, examine the relationship with First Nations, as well as other explorers and invaders, and look at how people adapted to and managed their surroundings in order to survive and prosper.

Presenters
avatar for Jayne Abrate

Jayne Abrate

Executive Director, AATF
The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

405. Creando Comunidad: Language-Based Strategies for Community Engagement for Spanish/Nursing Students
Designed to give an overview of language-based community engagement activities carried out over the past five years in a unique Spanish minor program for nursing majors at a small liberal arts college, this session will use student reflection, evaluation, and artifacts to allow participants to experience the program. This is an excellent opportunity to experience culture and language across the higher education curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Fouts, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Fouts, Ph.D.

Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
ML

Marigen Learnard

Saint Anselm College, Manchester NH


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

406. Bridging Proficiency and Culture Through Virtual and Augmented Reality
Presenters will introduce Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality activities rooted in a pedagogy framework that enhances language acquisition and cultural understanding. First, the presenters will briefly review the current research on VR/AR and language learning. Second, they will introduce adaptable units that utilize Google Cardboard, Tour Creator, and Google Expeditions to develop both proficiency and cultural understanding. Each thematic unit revolves, through VR/AR, around specific objects, selected to inform, analyze or illustrate the theme. These objects (piano, mask, tableware, etc.), and a specific linguistic concept (past tense, negation, cause/consequence, etc.) serve as the basis of these units. Examples in French and Japanese at the novice and intermediate levels.

Presenters
avatar for Ikuko Yoshida

Ikuko Yoshida

Bennington College, Bennington, VT
NR

Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly, Ph.D.

Bennington College, Bennington, VT


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

407. How to Modify Your Activities for Students with an IEP
Teaching is hard enough as it is, and teaching a language complicates things further, so ensuring that every student has a clear understanding of the subject matter is crucial. Lapses in learning can result in a skewed or delayed understanding of the language and large gaps in knowledge later on. The way to minimize this is through the use of Universal Design of Learning and Bloom's Taxonomy. By scaffolding the structure of the classroom properly, you can personalize instruction for each and every student to ensure understanding of the language. This helps not only students with an IEP, but the whole class.

Presenters
avatar for Ahmed Salem

Ahmed Salem

King Abdullah Academy, Herndon, VA
Graduated from George Mason University in 2012 with a Master's in Special Education. Over ten years of experience in the classroom teaching Special Education-Mathematics and Arabic Language at the secondary level. Enjoys facilitating professional developments, planning, and setting... Read More →
avatar for Hala Abdou

Hala Abdou

Arabic Instructor, North Carolina Virtual Public Schools
In 2004 Hala started to teach Arabic as a world language for K-12 in a Montessori school. Hala believe in "Teaching Through Art", she completed a Kennedy Center Certificate. Also finished a three years studying with NOVA Institute to obtain Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate. To... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

408. Equity for All: Social Justice in the WL Classroom
How do Fair Trade practices impact farmer cooperatives and consumers globally? Teach language, culture and environmental issues through the prism of social justice and equity. Work with local community organizations to provide tools to deepen students' understanding and awareness of social and environmental issues both in their local and global communities. Take away practical innovations and ideas for learning and activism that provide opportunities for students to connect more directly with their local and global counterparts. Presented in English with examples in Spanish and is of special interest to middle and high school teachers (6-12).

Presenters
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Suzanne Pezzulli

The Gordon School, East Providence, RI


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

409. Teach Big Ideas, Even with Small Words
One challenge that students face when learning a new language is feeling limited in their expression. Simplistic vocabulary can constrain learning to concrete ideas, centered on one's own experience. By reframing units with essential questions and powerful key words, teachers can maintain target-language instruction while opening the door for deeper learning. Even beginner-level classes can explore topics such as having vs. being, luxury vs. necessity, and house vs. home. Images and texts sourced from websites and social media can spark conversations about identity and diversity, as well as global and social issues. This session provides a sampling of activities and resources in Spanish, adaptable for other languages.


Presenters
avatar for Chela Crinnion

Chela Crinnion

Spanish Teacher, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY
Chela Crinnion teaches Spanish at The Nightingale-Bamford School, an independent school in New York City. Her passions as an educator include girls' empowerment, fostering critical thinking, and teaching about global and social issues in the context of target-language instruction... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

411. Using Global Challenges to Foster Community Engagement
Come behind the scenes of the designing, and implementing, of a social justice unit integrating World Readiness Standards. Explore global challenges in the context of social conscience. Pique the curiosity of your learners with overarching essential questions, real-life tasks that engage all learners, and culminating unit summative assessments. Your students will become a part of the global community by taking an active role in the solution to a global challenge. Discover the link between communication and culture, which is applied in making connections and comparisons. The presenter is an experienced teacher of Spanish and will demonstrate how materials can be adapted to different levels in middle and high schools. Go back to the classroom with resources, activities and assessments.

Presenters
avatar for Carolyn Sanchez

Carolyn Sanchez

Seton Hall Prep, West Orange, NJ


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

412. Social Justice across Cultures in Media
This presentation will introduce how to integrate the idea of social justice into foreign language classrooms. The street arts of Bansky, a well-known British artist, and the Korean movie Parasite by Junho Bong, which won Best Film at the Oscars in 2019, will be used as examples to represent the idea of social justice. Students will differentiate the specific contexts in which they were produced. Students will also identify a repeating theme related to the topic across cultures. Students will practice their speaking skills and new literacy skills by producing a form of media reflecting their own ideas of social justice. Digital tools will be introduced to be used. The target students are intermediate-level college students learning Korean. This will be also applicable to other languages.

Presenters
KP

Kate Park

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

413. The edTPA in World Languages: Information, Experiences and Discussion
Organized in stations, we present (1) information on what the edTPA is and how it functions as a part of teacher certification in NYS, (2) stories of recent experience with taking the edTPA, and (3) opportunities to examine sample tasks and rubrics to gain a better understand what is involved in the world languages edTPA. Whether you are a teacher candidate soon to take the edTPA, a classroom teacher who is curious about or who will soon host a student teacher, or a methods instructor seeking to learn more about the process, this session provides perspectives from the presenters’ multiple vantage points and experiences and many opportunities to gather information, engage with others and ask questions.

Presenters
EK

Erin Kearney

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
MN

Michael Nusbaum

Mott Hall Charter School, The Bronx, NY


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

414. Student Choice in Project-Based and Integrated Performance Assessment Models
We want students to be engaged in our classes. We want our students to develop their passions and find their voice. We want to create space for creativity, and we want to provide differentiation. Often, though, our assessments don’t provide much room for student choice and creativity. Even when our assessments are authentic and creative in design, they can leave students feeling boxed-in, or can result in all students submitting very similar work. This session will provide ideas, guidelines, rubrics, and frameworks to create assessments that allow greater student choice in the process. This workshop will be applicable to teachers using PBL, IPAs, and other authentic assessments. It will also be adaptable to remote learning situations.

Presenters
AS

Andrea Sell

Northfield Mount Hermon School, Mount Hermon, MA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

415. Diversity and Equal Representation in the Spanish Heritage Language Classroom
Learning a heritage language transforms identities and shapes new communicative selves. This session aims to address the relationship between language and identity in the context of heritage Spanish in the US. One of the objectives of this session will be to review the ideologies found in heritage language textbooks and classrooms, and their role in the performance of identity. We will explore who is represented and who is not and discuss the inequities and evaluate why they happen. Through the lens of social justice, close attention will be paid to alternatives to develop pedagogical materials and practices that address bias and injustice, and look at power dynamics at different levels so that all students are represented and given a voice.

Presenters
avatar for Eva Gomez Garcia

Eva Gomez Garcia

Lecturer in Spanish, Brown University, Providence, RI


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

417. Harvest of Empire- The Untold Story of Latinos in America
In this presentation, the presenter will explore how to use the documentary film "Harvest of Empire" in high school, college, and local communities in order to create empathy and understanding of the challenges faced by Latinos in the United States. Spanish teacher Claudia Decker will offer inter-disciplinary units based on snippets of the film and NHAIR Director Eva Castillo will impart strategies for discussions with parents, administrators, community organizers, and Latino students about what it means to assert Latino identity in a positive and assertive way.

Presenters
avatar for Claudia Decker

Claudia Decker

Spanish Teacher Grades 9-12, Nashua School District, Nashua, NH
I am a native of Colombia that came to the U.S. at the age of two and became a teacher to re-connect with my roots. For the last 15 years, I have taught two levels of Spanish for Heritage Speakers, AP Spanish Language and Culture as well as Spanish 3, 4, and 5. As I studied for my... Read More →
avatar for Eva Castillo-Turgeon

Eva Castillo-Turgeon

Director, NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees ( MIRA Coa, Manchester, NH
I am an immigrant rights advocate, a proud Latina residing in NH. A community organizer for social justice and to promote the acceptance and inclusion of immigrants in the community.


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

418. Activities, Engagement and Assessment
Are you trying to engage your language learners with fun and meaningful strategies? Are you using formative assessment effectively in your language classroom? In this session, a variety of teaching strategies and activities will be shared with you to motivate your language learners acquiring the targeted language in a meaningful way. Different formative assessment tools will be employed in the session to help you evaluate students’ progress. Participants will take away ideas and strategies that can be applied in a language classroom. Some “active engagement” time will be given to participants for better understanding.

Presenters
avatar for Weiwei Hsieh

Weiwei Hsieh

Chinese teacher, Bayside High School, Bayside, NY


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

419. Beyond Boal- Developing Student Voices and Social Justice Through Theatre
This presentation expounds upon proven pedagogical processes that engage students with social justice through theater. Following a brief theoretical overview, including Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, we will share strategies successfully integrated into our co-curricular, bilingual theatre troupe which translate effortlessly back into the classroom. Theatre, at large, serves as a tool to solve the challenges so often seen in a diverse FL classroom, consisting of students with different levels of linguistic and cultural competencies. We use theatrical exercises to address microaggressions and microracisms as well as macro issues of social justice. After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with these techniques.

Presenters
EL

Ellen Lokos

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
avatar for Helen Freear-Papio, Ph.D.

Helen Freear-Papio, Ph.D.

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

420. Designing Language Programs for Persistence
Many accepted norms in typical language programs—from placement systems to program objectives to assessment criteria—can actually discourage students from continuing their study of a language. But what if we were to design a program entirely around the goal of long-term persistence? This session offers a case study of such a program where the faculty shifted their attention from learner proficiency to learner persistence, strengthening their efforts in three key areas: access, relevance, and community. The program redesign resulted in improved engagement and retention of a more diverse student population, as well as renewed enthusiasm among faculty. Both the framework and the specific how-to examples offered in this session are adaptable across languages at K-12 and postsecondary levels.

Presenters
avatar for Sharon Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Sharon Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Independent Consultant, Pittsburgh, PA & Duolingo
I was a college French professor for 25 years, first at West Virginia University and then at Simpson College in Iowa. Now I work at Duolingo. I love to talk about motivating learners, innovative curricular design, and teaching culture.


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

422. Latinx Voices, Agents of Change, Policy Makers, Emerging Classroom Leaders
Understanding the impact of identity and implicit bias is essential in classroom. As educators we need to interrogate our practice, our curriculum, and our schools in order to understand how the world language classroom is serving its community. There is an altruistic belief that education is an equalizer. However, we continue to see how the inequity keeps on growing. We know by our practice that teaching Spanish is a political act and that it can lead to change if we create spaces for students to build their leadership and activism as global citizens right now. We are a group of research practitioners, who discuss the systemic impact that policies have in the latinx community. We will share instructional strategies to connect with community organizers, activists, and authentic resources.

Presenters
avatar for Abelardo Almazan-Vazquez

Abelardo Almazan-Vazquez

Spanish teacher, The Putney School, Putney, VT
Abelardo Almazán-Vázquez is in his 10th year teaching Spanish, coaching an all-gender soccer team, and teaching Latin Dance at The Putney School. He pursued his Licenciatura in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language at Universidad Internacional UNINTER and his Master's degree in... Read More →
avatar for William Yepes - Amaya

William Yepes - Amaya

Spanish Teacher, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

425. Les registres de language : un révélateur social.
The study of vocabulary registers in French language is a useful point of entry for tackling sociological realities as well as social justice issues in ways that can be adapted to different levels. An understanding of the implications of language registers is essential to cultural literacy and supports a more inclusive approach to teaching culture by adding a focus on underrepresented aspects of society. Instructors can add variety to their lesson plans with diverse materials such as news articles, TV shows, contemporary literature, or parodies of the classics. Participants will be presented with rich authentic materials conducive to teaching slang and colloquial French and that also lend themselves to lessons focusing on contemporary culture as well as linguistic proficiency and literacy.

Presenters
AB

Alexandra Borer, Ph.D.

Columbia University, New York, NY
PC

Pascale Crepon

Columbia University, New York, NY
SS

Samuel Skippon

Lecturer in French, Columbia University, New York, NY
Lecturer in the French department at Columbia University


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

427. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Language Acquisition
In the past few years, there has been a rise in the creation of computer/ web-based technology specifically designed to provide highly collaborative, immersive, and interactive learning environments for learners. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are two tools which, when applied to the educational setting, provide authentic learning experiences for students. This session will present an overview of VR and AR technology in language education, convey the current applications and trends, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of integrating the technology with language acquisition.

Presenters
avatar for Hayet Bensetti, Ed.D.

Hayet Bensetti, Ed.D.

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ. Edison High School
Dr. Hayet Bensetti is a k-12 world languages educator teaching French in the Edison Public Schools. She is also an Adjunct Professor at NJCU. Her research interests in EdTech include innovative technologies and language acquisition, Authentic teaching of TL, and the 3 Ps of cultu... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

429. How We Incorporated Social Justice Topics into Japanese Language Education
Have you thought about incorporating social justice topics into your language class? Issues of diversity and inclusion are more relevant than ever to students amidst ongoing calls for racial justice. However, despite broad awareness of the importance of these topics, pedagogical integration remains challenging for obvious reasons: forever-sensitive topics, lack of materials, discrepancies with traditional ideas of foreign language teaching, etc. This session will showcase sample practices, outcomes, and pedagogical implications for all levels of Japanese courses.

Presenters
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Hiromi Miyagi-Lusthaus

Boston University, Boston, MA
NM

Naemi Mcpherson

Visiting Lecturer, Brown University
I am interested in developing teaching materials/units on themes concerning diversity and inclusion, particularly through the lens of social justice.
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Noriko Sugimori, Ph.D.

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

430. Teaching About Racism and Stereotypes in Short German Language Film
Due to their brevity, short films are ideal for language instruction. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this session will address racism and stereotypes with a focus on Black Germans in German-language short films. Lesson plans and handouts with innovative ideas, impulses, and resources for the effective use of short films in the German curriculum will be shared for immediate use in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Mohamed Esa

Mohamed Esa

President, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
Mohamed Esa is a professor of German at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He is author of numerous books and articles on German music, short film and proverbs and idioms. His latest book on "Die Lieder der Wise Guys im DaF Unterricht" was published in 2013 in the Cornelsen... Read More →
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Ingrid Zeller

Professor of Instruction, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

431. How to Amplify Student Voices Through Socratic Seminars
With Socratic Seminars you will have the class discussions in the target language that you have always wanted. Socratic Seminars are student-led discussions based on a prompt that encourage critical thinking and spontaneous conversation. Many English and Social Studies classes are already using this amazing discussion technique to get students thinking on a deeper level. We can do it, too! We just have to adapt these practices for the WL classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Christina Margiore

Christina Margiore

Spanish Teacher, North Shore Schools, Glen Head, NY
Hola! I am a HS Spanish teacher in the North Shore School District. I have been teaching Secondary Spanish since 2009. I am a total PD nerd and absolutely love to continue learning and connecting with other professionals in my field. I am passionate about engaging students in conversations... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

432. With a Little Help from Our Friends!
Come and learn about the benefits of an authentic virtual pen pal exchange! For the past four years, first graders at Robert D. Reynolds School in Upper Saddle River, NJ have exchanged video messages with students at the Robert Muller LIFE School in Panajachel, Guatemala. At the outset of this project, the goal was for students to practice their Spanish in an authentic context and compare their lives with the lives of our Guatemalan friends. However, we quickly learned that our amigos were facing a serious problem: they had limited access to clean drinking water. Learn how we helped to make a difference in their lives! Attend this session if you are interested in exploring how you can create a classroom environment that promotes kindness and social justice.

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook

Spanish Teacher, Robert D. Reynolds Elementary School, Upper Saddle River, NJ
I am a Spanish teacher who is passionate about instilling a love of language and culture in my students through engaging experiences that have a direct impact on their lives.  I am a graduate of Georgetown University's Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, where I received a Bachelor... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
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435. Redefining Digital Language Learning Techniques
Technology provides many opportunities for students to engage with the world around them. We will be redefining the language learning classroom and means of targeting the three modes of communication by opening a discussion about how to transform your classroom using the SAMR model. This session does not target any specific applications or learning management systems, however, participants will learn how to use their digital resources to engage with and learn different activities using various tools in ways that are immediately applicable to their classes. This presentation will also demonstrate how to raise awareness, join partners, start conversations and change minds through the utilization of technology in the language learning classroom.

Presenters
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Melissa Wells

Teacher of Italian, Elizabeth Public Schools, Elizabeth, NJ
Melissa has been an Italian Teacher in the Elizabeth Public School system since 2009.   She has taught levels 1-3, AP and adaptive Italian.   She has been providing PD at a district wide level for world languages and educational technology since 2012.   She has a bachelors in Italian... Read More →
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Rochell Alves

Teacher, Sayreville Public Schools, Parlin, NJ
I have been a Spanish teacher in the Sayreville Public Schools in NJ since 2009. I have taught levels 1-4. Additionally, I have provided professional development to the district on how to use technology in the world language classroom. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Spanish/Education... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

436. Equitable Implementation of Seal of Biliteracy: Lessons from Hartford, CT
This session is designed for educators interested in learning more about implementing the Seal of Biliteracy. Over 35 states have implemented the Seal, empowering and motivating students to demonstrate what they can do in English and one or more additional languages. Participants will learn what they can do at the classroom, school, and district level to support diverse learners and create pathways to achieving the Seal of Biliteracy. The session will offer data and key takeaways from the first and second years of implementation in Hartford Public Schools.

Presenters
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Daisy Torres

Hartford Public Schools, Hartford, CT
K-12 Educator and Published AuthorHartford Public Schools
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Kimberly Winfield

Hartford Public Schools, Hartford CT


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

437. Teaching Diversity and Inclusion in Chinese Classrooms
In today's global society, diversity, inclusion, social emotional learning, and youth culture are important topics. The presenters will share strategies for creating an inclusive, safe classroom for Chinese learners. Through demo lessons, the participants will learn how to implement newly designed lessons to explore and support diverse perspectives and backgrounds of students to build and promote a sense of inclusion in Chinese classrooms.

Presenters
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Baocai Paul Jia

Teacher, Fremont Union High Schools, Fremont, CA
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 →
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Carol Chen-Lin, Ph.D.

teacher, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
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Lucy Chu Lee

Mandarin Teacher, CLASS, West Orange, NJ
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Yulan Lin, Ph.D.

CLASS, Wallingford, CT


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

438. Fighting White Supremacy in the French Classroom
White supremacy is a deadly and invisible ideological force that pervades even the most well-intentioned French foreign language programs. How can we as teachers work to combat racism in our classrooms? Through real-life classroom examples, this session will explore challenges and possibilities for anti-racist teaching that are unique to a French foreign language context. Together, we will identify white supremacist ideology as it appears in teaching materials and critically evaluate different approaches to social justice teaching. We will explore models of a critical text-based approach that can empower students to engage in conversations about power and identity. Participants are invited to share their ideas, lessons, and resources to a shared file that will be made available to all.

Presenters
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Julia Spiegelman

PhD Candidate in Applied Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

439. Voice and Power in Grimms' Fairy Tales
In H.C. Anderson´s literary tale "The Little Mermaid", the main character gives up her voice to attain immortality, but the origin of Anderson´s literary tale can be traced to older folk tales. These are not the tales of females in distress saved by a “knight in shining armor” made so famous by Disney films. These are lesser known tales handed down in oral tradition, most likely by female story-tellers, and collected by the Grimm brothers which show sacrifices made by female protagonists forced to literally give up their voice to a power beyond their control. In the original story, whether regaining her voice means coming to terms with her own weakness or saving those she loves from magical transformation, persevering, and overcoming her lack of voice is the only way to achieve her purpose.

Presenters
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Nancy Johnson

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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440. Maintaining a Strong German Program
Is German relevant in this day and age? Absolutely! This session will consider how best to take advantage of social media, an exchange program with a partner school, a German Club, community liaison and outreach, and students themselves to promote and maintain a strong, vibrant German Program at the high school level. Learn to share and celebrate the relevance of German to our education system, economy and global culture.

Presenters
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Joseph Carosella

Niskayuna High School, Niskayuna, NY
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Kirsten Borger

Niskayuna High School, Niskayuna, NY
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Tracy Prebish

German teacher, Niskayuna High School, Niskayuna, NY


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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441. Diversity in Competitive Scholarship Applicants: Strategies for Success
This panel outlines the best practices and strategies to encourage diversity in applications for competitive, language-based exchange scholarships with a special focus on the experiences of Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) staff and program participants. We will consider the recruitment, application, and selection process as well as alumni outreach in order to outline how language educators and merit scholarship advisors can best collaborate to increase applicant and participant diversity.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Villanueva, Ph.D.

Daniel Villanueva, Ph.D.

Senior Director, CBYX for Young Professionals, CBYX for Young Professionals, Washington, DC
Merit fellowships and scholarship application preparation, diversity in foreign language pedagogy, general L2 pedagogy (high school and college levels)
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Max Flescher

Senior Program Officer, Cultural Vistas, Washington, DC
Max serves as Senior Program Officer for the Global Programs for Young Professionals department at Cultural Vistas, overseeing the inbound side of the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.Max began working at Cultural Vistas in 2013 as CBYX Program Assistant... Read More →
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Rachael Agnello

CBYX for Young Professionals, Washington, DC


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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442. Service Learning: Building Authentic Language Connections in the Community
How can language teachers introduce community engagement into the curriculum? How can we meaningfully connect our students with the target language in their own communities? The presenters, high school Spanish teachers, will share their experiences of attempting to combine community outreach and classroom learning. By connecting with local organizations and immigrant populations, this presentation will give insight on how to create a syllabus with a focus on community engagement. In addition to exploring potential challenges and successes, the session will discuss curricular resources, share ways to look for target language speakers, and allow for participants to brainstorm the development of a similar course.

Presenters
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Heather Way

Department Chair, World Languages, Upper School, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT
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Tancee Brodeur-Sassi

Spanish Teacher, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich CT
Community EngagementHigh School Spanish learners


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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443. Maximizing Interpersonal Speaking Skills
Increasing spoken proficiency is an essential element of language learning and is often the most challenging aspect of language to teach and assess in the classroom. I will present several interpersonal speaking activities, which participants will experience through use with each other. Additionally, I will present about an online conversation platform, Boomalang, and will play brief clips of my students speaking with native speakers in Spanish about AP-based themes. I will explain the benefits of using Boomalang and the classroom application of sharing cultural knowledge that the students gained through the conversations.

Presenters
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Cherie Garrett

Spanish teacher, Dallastown Area HS, Dallastown, PA
My name is Cherie Garrett. I have been teaching Spanish for 30 years and currently teach Spanish 3, 4 and AP Spanish Language and Culture. I am an active member of the Executive Council of PSMLA and am the chair of the Advocacy Committee. I was a recipient of the NECTFL MEAD Leadership... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

445. Voices Through Murals- Breaking Down Barriers for Intercultural Competence
Murals are powerful narratives that can uplift community members, honor voices of the past, and help individuals stay grounded in the present. This interactive session will explore ways to incorporate social justice in the foreign language classroom through the analysis and interpretation of murals to help foster students' critical thinking, empathy and intercultural sensitivity. Presenters will provide a wide array of activities, applicable from the novice to the advanced learner, which will help develop students' ability to analyze and interpret (inter)cultural practices. Participants will walk away with tools and ideas to create their own lessons incorporating murals to develop intercultural literacy and invite students to draw comparisons with their own real-world experiences.

Presenters
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Amina Shabani, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Spanish, Boston University, Boston, MA
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Viktoria Hackbarth, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Boston University, Boston, MA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

446. ¿Y mis abuelos, dónde están? Activities for Communication Across Generations
The current pandemic has forced individuals to value people and things that previously might have been taken for granted. Communities have been particularly concerned about the elderly. Families have been forced to maintain distance from older members to protect them from infection. In a contemporary society where the older people are, the more invisible they become, suddenly, the elderly appear in the spotlight and are the focus of concern and attention. This session presents content featuring the value and significance of the elderly in the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Participants will be exposed to media and texts and will engage in activities to foster understanding, empathy, and student involvement and production in all modes of communication.

Presenters
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Luisa Piemontese

Southern CT State University, New Haven, CT


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

447. Interactive Games and Communicative Strategies for Online Synchronous Instruction
Transitioning our courses online requires a shift in teaching materials and a repurposing of tools at our disposal. Although it is true that we have a plethora of online, open access and ready to use teaching materials, there is a need for more interactive and communicative tasks that make the synchronous space as lively as possible. Teaching online separates students and instructors via a screen that serves as a barrier that often distracts, filters and results in a more passive presence than face-to-face. This barrier can be reduced by creating synchronous tasks to maximize participation, motivation, and interaction. Concrete examples of games, techniques, and web tools that can be used in a synchronous online environment to create an interactive and communicative learning space will be shared.

Presenters
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Sara Villa

Assistant Professor of Spanish, The New School, New York, NY
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Marlenys Villamar

Adjunct, The New School, New York, NY
Adjunct at The New School, John Jay College, and Fordham University. Spanish instructor at the Cervantes Institute and at the United Nations.


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

448. Widening Students’ Horizons Through Critical Thinking Activities
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce sample Can-Do statements associated with three modes of communication, and share practical ideas on developing and implementing learning activities in line with the Can-Do Statements. Activities designed for each of the three communication modes and 4Cs, in particular, are integrated into tasks that are directly linked to real life communication. The activities for real life communication promote the opportunities to engage students in real-world learning, which promotes critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills in the context of doing authentic, meaningful work. In addition, the activities help students prepare to meet the challenges of 21st-century by introducing presentational materials using various online resources and technology.

Presenters
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Hye Young Shin

American University, Washington, DC
American University
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Haewon Cho

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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Jae Hong Lee

Teacher, Bayside High School, New York, NY


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

450. También podemos aprender español: Estrategias para Asperger, ADHD y Dislexia
Living in an interconnected world demands learning an additional language as an essential tool to interact in social, educational or business environments. However, many students diagnosed with Autism/Aspergers, AD(H)D, or Dyslexia, often get a waiver for the foreign language classes or simply extra time for written tasks. A tailored approach that focuses on a student’s strengths rather than weaknesses is more appropriate for developing such necessary skills, which can also be transferred into a mainstream classroom. Developing just oral proficiency, can be one way to play to these learners’ strengths. Speaking an additional language, gives the power of communication and is a matter of social justice. Integration is not enough, inclusion should be the goal.

Presenters
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Lisi Barros-Sehringer

ELEPrinceton, Princeton, NJ


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

451. Work in Progress: Social Justice in Teacher Training
Supporting our German graduate fellows at Columbia University in becoming versatile language teachers is a continually evolving process. An area that has not been systematically addressed is that of social justice. This session will highlight the programmatic steps taken to implement a more systematic foundation for incorporating social justice into our graduate student teacher training and by extension our classrooms. This involves defining our concept of the term, as well as scaffolding self-reflection for instructors, creating self-reflective activities and including social justice perspectives at various levels, and evaluating the process. The steps will provide the springboard for discussion and generating further ideas. Participants will receive materials to adapt for their own use.

Presenters
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Chris Hoffman

Columbia University, New York, NY
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Jutta Schmiers-Heller

Columbia University, New York, NY
Thank you for showing interest in our session. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 
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Nate Wagner

Columbia University, New York, NY
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Silja Weber

Columbia University, New York, NY


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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452. Increasing Social Justice Awareness within Your Curriculum
How can we increase cultural competence at all levels of language learning and ensure meaningful learning, while also fulfilling the basic grammar acquisition requirements of the program? While most instructors have the desire to foster social justice awareness in their students, they are faced with the reality, attempting to do so while concurrently meeting their program’s grammar-based objectives within ambitious timelines. We provide examples of how to prioritize social justice based themes and still contextualize grammar, within the said themes. Furthermore, discover the key ingredient to fostering student empathy in order to shift the motivation for second language acquisition from self-serving rewards to a desire to contribute to the global conversation about social change and justice.

Presenters
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Mariana Álvarez Torres

Johns Hopkins University
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Cortney Dávila

Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

453. How Can We Help? 25 Seal of Biliteracy Questions Answered
A Seal of Biliteracy builds retention in university and high school language programs. Learners are motivated by credentials that articulate their skills for advanced placement, scholarships, study abroad and job opportunities. This session answers the most commonly asked questions about the Seal of Biliteracy program adoption and implementation. Learn how schools, public and private, use the program to benchmark proficiency targets and create a pathway of awards that motivates students to level-up. Topics include testing, college and competency-based credits, washback on instruction, and more. For universities, discover how the Global Seal of Biliteracy offers a language credential that provides similar benefits to re-energize college programs.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Egnatz

Linda Egnatz

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


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

454. Resources for Learner Centered Instruction and Planning
The role of the highly effective language teacher is to plan, deliver, and adjust highly engaging experiences in which all learners can meet daily goals and develop linguistic and intercultural competence. This session will identify the key features of a learner-centered classroom and empower participants to center the focus of their own instruction on their learners. Presenters will share and demonstrate a variety of freely available resources, which will enable all participants to put learners first in their mindset, their planning, and their instruction. Participants will engage with each resource and discuss specific ways to implement each one into their various instructional contexts—curriculum planning, lesson planning, lesson delivery, and assessment.

Presenters
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Betsy Hart

STARTALK - National Foreign Language Center at UMD, College Park, MD
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Matt Coss

Lecturer in Chinese, George Washington University


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

455. Peaceful Brigade: Foster Empathy and Boost Oral Production
This presentation will provide strategies to implement active listening, thoughtful questioning, and opportunities to make empathetic connections in the classroom. In a world where mutual respect and understanding are not clearly modeled in politics or the media, educators are confronted with the responsibility to provide students with a space to foster these values in their own classrooms. This session will present the tools to equip learners to engage in active listening through ethnographic and OPI interviews with greater openness to facilitate difficult conversations. With the drive and willingness to make meaningful connections, teachers will be equipped to help their students use the art of storytelling and interpersonal communication to understand another’s story.

Presenters
avatar for Maureen Magnan

Maureen Magnan

World Language Coordinator and Spanish Educator, Sharon Public Schools, Sharon, MA
How to bring ethnographic interviews to the classroom, make space for our stories, and give students the tools they need to actively listen and be present to one another.
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Borja Ruiz de Arbulo

Boston University, Boston, MA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

456. La Nueva Canción Chilena and Social Justice Movements
This presentation will help increase global awareness by learning about the political, historical, and cultural aspects of the 1973 Coup d’état in Chile, the music genre La Nueva Canción Chilena, and some of its major exponents like: Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, Quilapayun, and Inti- Illimani. Assignments are designed to help students understand, collaborate, and demonstrate the role that music played in political and social justice movements. Through this unit, students will learn basic vocabulary words related to politics and the music genre, in English and Spanish, in order to better understand the political and social context expressed in selected songs from different artists.

Presenters
avatar for Marisol Galarza-Ruiz

Marisol Galarza-Ruiz

Professor of Spanish, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

458. Diverse Perspectives of Social (In)justice in Text, Film, and Song
Using French text, music, and film, this multimedia presentation will focus on how to engage learners at the advanced level through authentic and culturally rich material illustrating diverse perspectives of social issues and injustices, such as economic and religious oppression, discrimination, racism, and xenophobia. All the while taking students’ multiple intelligences and deep engagement with the material into account, the presenter’s selection of task- and content-based assignments will showcase a variety of differentiated learning opportunities that not only allow students to identify, examine, and discuss these social issues and injustices, but also strengthen their linguistic and higher-level thinking skills, as well as their understanding of and voice for social (in)justice.

Presenters
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Alexandra M Reuber

Senior Professor of Practice, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
I am Senior Professor of Practice of French at Tulane University where I teach a broad a variety of courses at the advanced level: advanced grammar, film, history, literature, foreign language pedagogy, etc. I also direct a four-week long summer program in Paris. Due to COVID, I have... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

459. Making Telecollaboration Work
This session presents examples for successful telecollaboration projects to connect language learners online with native speakers or other learners of the same language. Based on ten years of telecollaboration experience, the presenters will outline best practices, effective platforms, collaborative tasks, and ways to find partners for virtual exchanges. Projects for different language levels and goals will be introduced.

Presenters
avatar for Theresa Schenker, Ph.D.

Theresa Schenker, Ph.D.

Language Program Director of German, Yale University, New Haven, CT
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Angelika Kraemer

Director, Cornell University
I am the Director of the Language Resource Center at Cornell University.In addition, I currently serve as Co-Editor of the journal Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German published by the American Association of Teachers of German, together with my colleague Theresa Schenker. I... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

460. Improvise, Adapt, Overcome: How to Increase Student Engagement
Teachers have been told to cater to 21st Century learners and help them adapt to the ever-changing modern society. However, it has become an increasing challenge for us to compete with shorter attention spans and constant distractions. How do we keep every student engaged for a full class period? We will discuss and share methods that appeal to student interest while committing to the course curriculum.

Presenters
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Kim OuYang

Mandarin Teacher, Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

461. Social Justice Through the Lens of Literature
This presentation will address some of the many examples in which French authors have noted the sad realities of social injustice and have imagined a more equitable society. It will bring to life creations such as Beaumarchais’ Figaro, Zola’s Miners, and Senghor’s Images of Colonialism. The presenter will work through selections from these and other works, while noting student projects and responses, and will invite the participants to apply these examples to situations in today’s society.

Presenters
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Sr. Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, DML

Past President, AATF; Professor, Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill College (PA)
Mary Helen Kashuba SSJ, DML, is professor of French and Russian and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA, where she has taught for many years.  She received her advanced degrees from Fordham University and Middlebury College. She... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

462. The Refreshed ACTFL/CAEP Standards for WL Teacher Preparation
(NOTE: This is a half hour session) This session will present proposed updates to the ACTFL/CAEP "Standards for Preparing World Language Teachers". These standards were most recently approved in 2013. Every seven years, CAEP suggests a revision to update the standards, to ensure that they are still in line with the most current research on second language acquisition, language learning, and language teaching. Participants will be shown a side-by-side comparison of the 2013 Standards with the proposed revised standards. Participants will be encouraged to share feedback. Feedback is needed so that the revision committee has as much input as possible from as many educators in the profession before a draft of these standards are submitted to CAEP.

Presenters
avatar for Teresa Bell, Ph.D.

Teresa Bell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, ACTFL/CAEP, Washington, DC
I've been teaching German and courses in methods and SLA for more than 20 years. I also supervise student teachers and TAs. I taught at the University of Pittsburgh from 2000-2002 and the University of Oklahoma from 2002-2013. I've been at Brigham Young University since 2013. I've... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

463. Technology Updates: See Familiar Tools in a New Light
This presentation will go through a number of well-known and familiar tech tools that are used in today’s classroom, as well as demonstrate new features that have been added to them. Then working with the attendees in a hands on session will demonstrate how these updates can save them the burden of learning new tools, a step that might totally be necessary. It will also demonstrate how many of these updates and upgrades that are featured in these tech tools, add to the ways these tools can be used, and therefore add to the benefit gained from using them.

Presenters
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Sarab Al Ani

Yale University
Sarab Al Ani is a Senior Lector II in Arabic at Yale University where she started her carrier ten years ago. She is an author of reading materials for learners of Arabic as a foreign language. She is a writer and blogger on issues of foreign language pedagogy, theory, and practice... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

464. Weekly Chats with a Refugee: Connecting Across Borders
Picture this: It's a Friday morning in rural Pennsylvania on a small college campus. Arabic students in their respective dorm rooms log on to their computers and join each other virtually to have a 1 hour conversation with their class partner, a refugee from Syria living in Jordan. She only speaks Arabic. They are novice learners. After the first session, one student writes to the professor saying "I love the Friday sessions. I learn so quickly." Come view recorded clips of these Friday conversations, hosted by the World of Learning Institute and facilitated through a partnership with NaTakallam. Join us in an evaluation of the best practices for intercultural exchange and authentic language immersion experiences virtually.

Presenters
avatar for Olivia Grugan

Olivia Grugan

Virtual Learning Specialist, Instructor of German/Arabic/Spanish, Appalachia Intermediate Unit, Altoona, PA
Hello NECTFL!I am a multilingual teacher and a Virtual Learning Specialist in Pennsylvania.Talk to me about:- Arabic- German- Spanish- ASL- World Language access in rural areas- Teaching virtually- Live virtual sessions- Engagement in virtual classes- CI strategies (esp online)- Teaching... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

465. Action! Using Drama to Build Communicative Skills
Whether using live skits or recorded videos, drama can help students feel comfortable speaking. This fun format lowers the affective filter of the students which leads to increased retention of language and greater proficiency. Drama techniques are excellent for building communicative skills for students of all ages from PreK-college. Participants will learn to make green screen videos, write skits, and showcase learning through plays or film festivals.

Presenters
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Rebecca Klassen

Spanish Teacher/ Associate Professor, Henry Barnard School/ Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
My name is Becky Klassen and I teach PreK-5th grade Spanish at the Henry Barnard School on the campus of Rhode Island College in Providence, RI.  I received a BA in French/ Spanish Education from Grove City College and a Master's degree in Foreign Language Education Curriculum and... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

466. ‘Pachas en Peru’: Videos to Discuss Social Justice in Peru
Explore social justice through videos filmed on site in Peru. The featured videos align with this year’s theme of social justice in that they capture a tour guides’ detailed explanation of the inequalities in Peruvian culture while explaining the underlying history. Participants will experience lessons centered around the videos, discuss modifications based on the level and needs of their students, brainstorm ideas of how to integrate the videos in their curriculum, and leave with a heightened awareness of social justice issues and the history in Peru. By the end of the workshop, participants will gain access to these videos, explore different apps to use in conjunction, collaborate during a variety of hands-on activities, and receive modifiable templates to create lessons of your own.

Presenters
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Beth Pachas

Spanish teacher, Joel Barlow High School, Redding, CT
Beth Pachas has taught Spanish as a Second Language since 2004. Since then, she has earned two Master's degrees and has presented at national and international language conferences, such as CT-COLT, CCSU, NECTFL, ACTFL, AATSP, and GURT. Her research interests include communicative... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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467. Finding Social Justice in Authentic Chinese Materials
Teachers are always looking for authentic materials that they can use to explain how social justice is reflected in the beliefs and attitudes of the target culture. These materials must also match their students’ proficiency levels. The presenters will review the proficiency levels, the ACTFL Core Practice of interpreting authentic resources, and then present examples of appropriate authentic materials that discuss social justice in Chinese culture. Teachers will review the strategies and materials and be able to evaluate the appropriateness of these materials for their own classes.

Presenters
avatar for Carol Chen-Lin, Ph.D.

Carol Chen-Lin, Ph.D.

teacher, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
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Janice Dowd, Ed.D.

Program Director, Glastonbury Public Schools, Glastonbury, CT
Dr. Janice Dowd is a foreign language consultant who has worked in many countries around the world.  She started her career as a French, Spanish, and ESL teacher and was later promoted to the position of Executive Supervisor for Instructional Programs in the Teaneck, New Jersey... Read More →
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Lucy Chu Lee

Mandarin Teacher, CLASS, West Orange, NJ


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

468. Representing, Embracing, and Celebrating Latinx Communities
How can world language teachers represent, embrace, and celebrate differences related to race and culture within the Latinx community when teaching Spanish? How can educators encourage and provide tools to students in the world language classroom to seek justice? In this session, participants will explore how to intentionally incorporate targeted sociocultural knowledge through practical examples that bridge the gap between language and cultural identities within the Spanish-speaking spheres. Moreover, participants will gain insight on how to create content in the target language that disrupts systems of oppression and brings visibility to marginalized cultural identities throughout the Latinx community and beyond.

Presenters
avatar for Ivania Marinero

Ivania Marinero

Spanish Literature and Language teacher, The A.J. Heschel School, Manhattan, NY
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature and a Gender Studies Minor, and a Master of Secondary Education. Both degrees are from St. Lawrence University. I  have been teaching Spanish levels I-V at The Abraham Joshua Heschel School since 2014. I am interested in... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

469. Nurturing the Growth of a Student Teacher
Have you ever thought about hosting a student teacher but were afraid of the time commitment? Stop by this session to discover the importance of supporting future language educators and to explore the opportunities available at local universities to work with participant observers and student teachers. Participants will walk away with a new found understanding of how collaborating with a student teacher can be both empowering and possibly the best world language PD ever.

Presenters
EM

Elvira Morse

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
JM

Jenny Maldonado

North Shore High School, Glen Head, NY
avatar for William C. Anderson

William C. Anderson

Director of Foreign Language Education, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

470. Interculturality: Where to Begin?
As language professionals, we handle the many aspects of the cultures of our languages everyday in our classrooms. Now we need to delve deeper into our teaching of culture and how we make the connection with the ACTFL Intercultural Communication Proficiency Benchmarks and Can-Do Statements. We need to take some of our current cultural lessons, and develop them into intercultural lessons/activities that will provide our students with opportunities to investigate and interact with some of the cultural nuances of the language that they are learning, as well as their ability to thoughtfully examine, compare and contrast those cultures with their own. Come and see how to take a simple activity and develop it into a complete intercultural lesson. Sample lessons will be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Jean Copeland

Jean Copeland

French Teacher, J. R. Masterman Laboaratory and Demonstration School, Philadelphia, PA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

401. 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 as they return to their classrooms.

Presenters
RS

Rich Sayers

Savvas Learning Company, Paramus, NJ

Exhibitors
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Savvas Learning Company (Formerly Pearson K-12 Learning)

Tracy Milhouse
ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANYAt Savvas, we believe learning should inspire. By combining new ideas, new ways of thinking, and new ways of interacting, we design next-generation learning solutions that help prepare students to become global citizens in a more interconnected, digital... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

403. Teaching and Promoting French in a New Era
The AATF is positioning itself for the 21st century with new materials, projects, and services. These include new digital and print publications on IPAs, cinema, Martinique/Quebec, an ever-developing website with curated resources on multiple platforms, new French standards, and upcoming conventions. We will highlight our year-long series of professional development webinars on teaching virtually, addressing diversity, and learning more about the French-speaking world.

Presenters
avatar for Jayne Abrate

Jayne Abrate

Executive Director, AATF
The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lindsey Gibson

Lindsey Gibson

Administrative Assistant, AATF
The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

404. Proficiency Testing as a Catalyst for Change to Proficiency-Focused Learning
Language educators finally have actionable, personal data that shows exactly how proficient students are based on the ACTFL Can-Do Statements and World-Readiness Standards. This same data also provides a way to track students’ progress towards proficiency and make adjustments to curricula based on student proficiency findings. We will share how programs have used online ACTFL proficiency assessments to promote forward, proficiency-focused thinking. Attendees will take an in-depth look at nationwide data produced by proficiency testing as it is administered on school, district, and state levels - and explore how these innovative online tools keeps learning in the forefront to provide tangible evidence of interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal abilities.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Bowen

Andrew Bowen

LTI, the Exclusive Provider of ACTFL Assessments


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

410. Willingness to Communicate: A Means to Student Empowerment
Why is it that some L2 learners are eager to talk in their L2, while others are reluctant to do so? To answer these questions, this session takes a look at the individual, social, linguistic, and situational factors influencing the degree to which L2 learners are willing to initiate or contribute to communication both inside and outside the classroom. How do we use these factors in order to promote participation in the classroom? How do we provide such an environment that increases students' empowerment and willingness to assert themselves in the L2 community? This workshop offers various paths of reflexion and ideas on how to make students share their voices.

Presenters
LM

Lorianne Morache

Association québécoise des écoles de français langue étrangère (Exhibitor), Montréal, QC

Exhibitors
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AQEFLE

The Association québécoise des écoles de français langue étrangère (AQEFLE) is a group of seven institutions that have made their reputation by offering quality training in stimulating Francophone immersion environments. We have programs for both teens and adults, year-round... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

416. Social Justice and the Cambridge Latin Course
The marginalised and marginalising position of Classics is one born of years of pedagogical and curriculum decisions. This paper highlights the repercussions of those decisions and challenges their perpetuation. The Cambridge Latin Course has been one of the most popular Latin textbooks in the world for over 50 years. With such a long history, the CLC provides a fitting vehicle to reflect on the progress made in the teaching of Classics in the recent past, and in the future. This session will include practical ways of using the CLC in its current form to address issues of social justice, reflections on how materials and attitudes have changed over the last 50 years, as well as an exploration of how we can continue to improve for the future.

Presenters
avatar for Caroline Bristow

Caroline Bristow

Director, University of Cambridge School Classics Project
I am the Director of the Cambridge School Classics Project and a specialist in curriculum design and assessment. I have a special interest in the role of narrative and stories in the classroom (and life!) as well as social justice issues and inclusive learning strategies. For the... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press are the publishers of the world’s leading Latin program, the Cambridge Latin Course. To learn more about our support and resources, visit us at www.cambridge.org/cambridgelatincourse.Last summer, we promised you that there would be a new edition of the North American Cambridge Latin Course. This summer, during the ACL Institute, we invite you to take part in research to inform the new edition!When you complete the survey, you'll have the opportunity to win one... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

421. Multiplicidad de voces: diversidad social en el aula
Social justice can be used as a theme in class or can be intentionally made visible by working with materials that bring to light themes that usually are silenced: a family with two mothers, Afro-Hispanic presence in history or the prestige of different varieties of Spanish. As teachers we can take a stand that intentionally makes these themes of silenced voices visible and work in the production of teaching materials towards this end. In this session we will show examples of teaching activities that focus on students’ interactions with the complexity of the Hispanic world to understand it in the context of social justice. We will present and discuss criteria to design didactic materials that integrate social themes as a point of reflection and action.

Presenters
LP

Liliana Paredes, Ph.D.

Difusión & Duke University (Exhibitor), Durham, NC

Exhibitors
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Difusión

# REQUEST A FREE COPYContact us at www.difusion.us/contact/ or at spanish@difusion.usPROYECTOS, an introductory and intermediate Spanish program for students in Higher Ed.MAPAS, a program that offers even more flexibility to be adapted to the curricula of a wide variety of educational... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

423. Teaching/Learning Greek in the 21st Century
Greek123 boasts a tradition of excellence in Modern Greek education. Levels are designed with "Can Do" statements at their core, allowing learners to systematically build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills as they advance to fluency. We will showcase our unique teaching method with an introduction to our curriculum. An example lesson will illustrate effective teaching techniques for beginner-level students of all ages. Audiences will explore the Student Book as well as an array of bespoke materials that augment each chapter: a rich digital platform, audio/video resources, animated games, and supplementary teaching tools. Our experienced teachers will interact with participants to further demonstrate our process, which has helped learners achieve success for more than 60 years.

Presenters
SA

Sophia Alpos

Greek123 (Exhibitor), Silver Spring, MD

Exhibitors
avatar for Greek123

Greek123

President, Steve Papaloizos
For more than 60 years, Greek123 has supported students on their path to fluency in Modern Greek. Our specialized teaching methods artfully balance the use of textbooks, a robust digital platform, and a plethora of teacher resources to create innovative courses that motivate both... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

426. On Your Way(side) to Proficiency: Practices that Get You There
We're changing the way textbooks work! Come learn more about eight best practices for teaching for proficiency and how Wayside Publishing's Spanish and French series, EntreCulturas and EntreCultures, incorporate them all! We'll talk about using backward-design grounded in essential questions, authentic resources that inspire tasks across all modes of communication, grammar taught in context, Can-Do statements, formative performance assessments, summative IPAs, and other ACTFL-aligned best practices.

Presenters
avatar for Terri Hammatt

Terri Hammatt

Instructional Strategist, Wayside Publishing (Exhibitor), Freeport, ME
Terri Hammatt began her career in language and intercultural education while working with Boston University’s Overseas Programs in Heidelberg, Germany.   She then taught French and French immersion for 20 years in East Baton Rouge Public Schools.  As the district’s Teacher of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Wayside Publishing

Wayside Publishing

At Wayside Publishing, we believe that inspired, empathetic learners can change the world. We partner with educators to craft transformative texts and digital tools in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Latin. Our resources are based on the latest language learning pedagogy and... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

428. Advocacy Tools Everyone Can Use in Today's Educational World
What do you advocate for students, yourself, programs, and language education in today's world? Learn essential advocacy tools and explore issues locally, regionally, and nationally. Come away understanding how YOU can make a difference and how JNCL-NCLIS builds legislative impact to catalyze growth in our field. Participants will leave with an actionable set of resources to build their own advocacy.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Seewald

Amanda Seewald

MARACAS / Learning Kaleidoscope, Scotch Plains, NJ

Exhibitors
avatar for JNCL-NCLIS

JNCL-NCLIS

Joint National Committee for Languages and National Council for Languages and International Studies
We speak language policy. JNCL-NCLIS unites a national network of leading organizations and businesses comprised of over 300,000 language professionals to advocate for equitable language learning opportunities.Join us April 27th, 5:00-5:30 PM ET to learn more! 


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

433. Deconstructing Stereotypes in Intercultural Communication: An Experiential Workshop
Regardless of what language you teach, mastering intercultural communication techniques is key to both fostering an equitable classroom atmosphere, and to successfully imparting a foreign language. In this hands-on session, we will take an experiential approach to different methods of deconstructing stereotypes as a key strategy in intercultural communication. We will probe different scenarios to learn new strategies that will empower you and your students, increase awareness, and enable us to act professionally and efficiently in globally diverse settings.

Presenters
avatar for Elena Alston

Elena Alston

German Teacher, Goethe-Institut New York
A leading German cultural nonprofit organization operating in 159 locations worldwide, the Goethe-Institut’s mission is to promote German culture and advance the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. Six institutes in the U.S. in Boston, New York, Washington D.C... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Elena Alston

Elena Alston

German Teacher, Goethe-Institut New York
A leading German cultural nonprofit organization operating in 159 locations worldwide, the Goethe-Institut’s mission is to promote German culture and advance the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. Six institutes in the U.S. in Boston, New York, Washington D.C... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

434. Creating Lessons on Social Justice in the Three Modes
Need ready-made proficiency style activities to motivate your students? Proficiency Press will provide you with fun, communicative, culturally based activities that will engage your students throughout your lesson using the 5Cs. From Performance Assessment in the three modes, to Read to Write tasks, you will be able to use these materials immediately with your students. E-chapters featuring all proficiency style activities can be downloaded and shown to your students using the latest technology in your classrooms. Sample IPAs focusing on social justice will be demonstrated and distributed.

Presenters
DM

Douglas Moore

Teacher/author, Proficiency Press Co.,
Spanish teacher
JP

Jonathan Piccirillo

Proficiency Press Co.
PL

Patricia Lennon, Ed.D.

Proficiency Press Co.

Exhibitors
avatar for Proficiency Press Co.

Proficiency Press Co.

Proficiency Press Co. consists of a team of world language teachers dedicated to bringing colleagues practical, easy-to-use, communicative materials which may be used alone or incorporated into an existing language program.Several activity books and assessment materials are available... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

444. Networking and Resource Session for German Teachers
Working in isolation is one of the greatest challenges German teachers face. This session will focus on practical strategies and resources for growing and promoting your German program. Whether it’s a need for up-to-date instructional resources or developing mentoring networks with peers, we’ll provide ways to connect with colleagues, access high-quality materials, and find relevant professional development opportunities.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Shaughnessy, Ph.D.

Michael Shaughnessy, Ph.D.

Executive Director, American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Cherry Hill, NJ


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

449. Construyendo puentes entre los hablantes de herencia
Making cultural and personalized connections with your students is a key to success in the classroom; it’s even more essential in order to reach heritage students. How can we bridge culture, language, and heritage? Participants will take away resources to make those connections using literature, art, music, film, and current events to bring language learning to life for heritage and native speakers in Spanish. Come join Vista Higher Learning in this interactive session and learn how to integrate authentic media and digital materials.

Presenters
LZ

Laura Zinke

Vista Higher Learning and McClintock High School, Tempe, AZ
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Ken Stewart

Duke University, Vista Higher Learning and Duke University (Exhibitor), Durham, NC
Duke University Spanish Instructor; world language consultant, avid traveler, global citizen

Exhibitors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning
***Be one of the first 10 visitors to join a Zoom call with us during our exhibit times below, and receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card!***As a language learning community, we’re facing new challenges; adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. Vista... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

457. Artful Voices: Using Artwork to Prompt Presentational Communication
Art has the power to stimulate curiosity and critical thinking skills. Creative writing builds confidence by allowing students to play with language and take ownership of their work. Put them together to engage and stimulate your students' imaginations and foster their creative expression. Give your novice and intermediate students a voice to build their presentational skills by using authentic art images and creative writing activities.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Carnegie Learning, Pittsburgh, PA
Michael Griffin taught Spanish and French for 16 years before joining Carnegie Learning, Inc. He has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and in both public and private school settings. He worked as a scoring leader for the Praxis French exam and was also an AP... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

471. Partnering with Duolingo for Student Engagement
With 500 million learners worldwide, Duolingo leverages a significant data corpus to improve its effectiveness, leading to many updates and innovative features, such as audio lessons, level-appropriate short stories, podcasts, grammar lessons, and even live events. This session offers an overview of these resources and a wide range of ideas for using Duolingo in K-16 classrooms to complement your curriculum while motivating students to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing for the sheer fun of it. Hear from Duolingo linguists, teachers, and learning scientists about the latest innovations designed to support classroom teachers and learners, and then come to one of our meet-up sessions to continue the conversation.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Frumkes, Ph.D.

Lisa Frumkes, Ph.D.

Director of Content and Curriculum, Duolingo
I've been involved in developing computer-supported content and curriculum for the teaching and learning of languages for 30 years. I'm currently Director of Content and Curriculum at Duolingo and I'm eager to talk to you about what we're working on!
avatar for Sharon Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Sharon Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Independent Consultant, Pittsburgh, PA & Duolingo
I was a college French professor for 25 years, first at West Virginia University and then at Simpson College in Iowa. Now I work at Duolingo. I love to talk about motivating learners, innovative curricular design, and teaching culture.
avatar for Tracee Miller

Tracee Miller

Duolingo for Schools Community Marketing Manager, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, PA

Exhibitors
avatar for Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo
Duolingo is the world’s most popular language-learning app, with 500 million learners studying 39 languages worldwide. Our courses use learning science, gamification, and machine learning to deliver free, fun, and effective language-learning tools including grammar units, audio... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

472. Accessibility in Immersion Experiences
Join us for an engaging and informative session exploring the importance of building accessibility into language and cultural immersion travel programs. During this session, we will discuss the value of immersion experiences, share statistics on the accessibility of these programs, discuss barriers to accessibility, and equip you with tips to assist students of diverse backgrounds in overcoming these barriers.

Presenters
avatar for Brooke Marchewka

Brooke Marchewka

Director of Community Immersion Programs, Xperitas
At Xperitas, Brooke connects teachers and their students to cultural immersion experiences in partnership with indigenous communities in the United States and around the world. Previously, she worked for the United States Peace Corps as a Community Economic Development Specialist... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Xperitas

Xperitas

Director of Development & Marketing, Amy Litman
Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization providing authentic language and cultural immersion and service learning programs for teachers and their students. Our goal is to increase access to language and cultural immersion programs for all students, regardless of their financial... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

473. L’authenticité au coeur de l’apprentissage-enseignement des langues
This session outlines the task-based and socio-interactive approach to teaching French in a North American context. The presenters will emphasize that authentic interactions must provide the central motivating force for the world language classroom. Drawing on the theoretical work of Ellis, Nuna and Ortega, as well as the CEFR, the presenters will contextualize their theoretical discussion with examples from Défi francophone, a new higher ed title from EMDL. Concrete examples will demonstrate how to accompany learners in completing tasks that are based in the real world, thereby making them active participants in their own learning. Among the key themes to be considered: fostering interactions, promoting critical thinking skills, learner autonomy, and intercultural competence.

Presenters
CC

Catherine Caws, Ph.D.

Éditions Maison des Langues

Exhibitors
avatar for Éditions Maison des Langues

Éditions Maison des Langues

Founded in 2007, Éditions Maison des Langues has been publishing language materials for educators and students for more than 14 years. Our mission is to help students learn French they can use in real-life situations. And we do it by creating engaging and meaningful content that... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Exhibitor

8:00am EDT

300. INFORMATION FOR RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE PRESENTATIONS
Research Roundtable includes special presentations where researchers from our region and beyond can share about the work they are doing in a 15–20 minute recorded presentation.
See also ** Session 164** (Live) In this live session, our research-based presenters are invited to provide a two-minute "elevator pitch" about their work, followed by an open forum for Q&A, and small breakout rooms as requested. All attendees are welcome to attend.

Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded

8:00am EDT

302. What Influences Teachers' Perception of Grammar Instruction?
The profession is in the throes of a paradigm shift that is moving away from explicit teaching about the TL and toward implicit acquisition to support communication, but old habits really do die hard. So what influences teachers' value of grammar instruction? What role can we play in pushing the paradigm shift toward a new generation of communicative language pedagogy? This session describes new research on the perceptions that teachers have about grammar instruction and what influences their practice. We will discuss the relationships between these variables and what it tells us about how pedagogy has transfered throughout generations. More importantely, we'll discuss how teacher leadership may be just what the profession needs to disrupt this cycle!

Presenters
avatar for Rich Madel

Rich Madel

Spanish Teacher, Department Chair, Colonial School District


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT

303. Benefits of Bilingualism: World Language Education Advocacy
Join this roundtable to learn about the important results of an in-depth research analysis in response to the question: What does the research tell us about the benefits of being bilingual or the importance of learning a world language? This cross-disciplinary investigation explored multiple databases to access empirical research published between 2012 and 2019 in peer-reviewed journals and other highly regarded publications. Quantitative and qualitative results report multiple benefits, including increased cognitive abilities, creativity, academic achievement, intercultural competence, increased employability, and healthier aging. Discussion will include dialogue regarding advocacy and social justice in world language education based on the research.

Presenters
avatar for Kelley Webb

Kelley Webb

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
avatar for Rebecca Fox, Ph.D.

Rebecca Fox, Ph.D.

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
avatar for Bonnie Corretjer, Ph.D.

Bonnie Corretjer, Ph.D.

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT

305. Proficiency Development in Beginning Language Courses: An Exploratory Study
This session will present the results of an exploratory study that investigated the oral and written proficiency development of students enrolled in three semesters of beginning Spanish classes at the university level. Topics explored include evidence of oral proficiency development, development of writing proficiency over time, and contrast between writing and speaking proficiency levels, as well as student reflections on their experiences. The study also explored the student experience during a semester with an abrupt and unprecedented shift to online instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Christina Huhn

Christina Huhn

Associate Professor, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT

307. Assessing Heritage Language Learners: Teacher Knowledge, Practices, and Needs
As the number of heritage language learners (HLLs) in the U.S. continues to grow, it is important to consider the unique backgrounds that these students bring to the language classroom. Classroom practices must be designed to support, celebrate, and value HLLs, and more research is needed on assessment uses and challenges when working with this population. This session presents results from an online survey of 215 educators of HLLs who have a home or cultural connection to the language they are learning. The survey examined educators’ knowledge, experiences, and needs related to assessing HLLs. Presenters will highlight the findings, discuss implications for future resource development, and present a free online tutorial on assessment that has been updated to support teachers of HLLs.

Presenters
MM

Meg Malone

Georgetown University/AELRC, Washington, DC
JM

Jamie Morgan

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
MM

Meg Montee

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT

308. Exploring World Language Teachers’ Understandings and Integration of Intercultural Competence
The rising emphasis for students to develop global and intercultural competence leads the purpose of this qualitative study to explore U.S.-based world language (WL) teachers’ understandings and integration of intercultural competence (IC) in their instructional practices. Recent updates to the World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning alongside the newly developed Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication, have prompted this call for research with WL teachers regarding how they conceptualize IC and integrate an intercultural approach to language teaching. The findings of this study will contribute to the WL field with a foundational understanding of how teachers are making sense of IC and fostering the development of students’ IC with its integration in their classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Kelley Webb

Kelley Webb

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT

310. Implementing Invited Lectures in an Advanced Japanese Course
This session is a report on the implementation of invited lectures in an advanced Japanese course. Speakers were invited to give a lecture on their specialized field in Japanese. Readings were assigned before the lecture, and a response paper was submitted thereafter. Some students introduced the speakers in Japanese and others gave a mini-presentation in a later class. In this session, the procedure will be described in detail, and samples of the lectures will be shared along with the results of the students’ survey. The advantages, challenges, and other possibilities for advanced language courses will be discussed. Finally, the importance of providing advanced learners opportunities that are both challenging and rewarding will be discussed.

Presenters
KN

Kayo Nonaka

New York University, New York, NY


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT

311. Supporting Teachers of Rigorous Content in a Foreign Language
Research conducted in native language classrooms across the US shows that teachers struggle to engage students in the rigorous, cognitively demanding mathematics content necessary for developing deep mathematical understanding (Stein et al., 1996). With an increased prevalence of foreign language math classrooms (such as immersion, FLES, and EL) across the nation, the added difficulty of conveying rigorous material in a foreign language (or Cognitive-Linguistic Demand Interaction) must also be investigated and addressed. This talk presents data that supports the existence of a Cognitive-Linguistic Demand Interaction and a Professional Development Program designed to mediate its effects on student access to rigorous mathematics in the target language.

Presenters
HD

Hrysoula Davis

Odyssey Charter School, Wilmington, DE


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
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  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT

312. Increasing Student Willingness to Communicate in an Urban Language Classroom
This session seeks to explain how using the construct of Willingness to Communicate (WTC) can increase student participation in urban foreign language classrooms. The work presented reflects the outcomes of a study conducted in Pittsburgh Public Schools. The study explored the use of student self-reports and questionnaires to receive input to understand what ecological and content factors influenced student WTC. The study analyzed student participation in speaking activities. Participants in this session should leave with resources to capture student interest and tools to monitor student participation in the classroom as well as a list of factors that influence the classroom.

Presenters
AS

Ameeta Schmitt

Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT

313. Pre and In-service Gap: Exploring IPA Implementation During Student Teaching
Teacher candidates are expected to implement the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) during their clinical experience while their cooperating teachers’ perceptions and familiarity of the same are at all points on the spectrum. Without state standards in place to recommend or require the IPA of in- service teachers, what can we learn from this experience in order to close the pre and in-service gap? This research explored the experiences of teacher candidates from two institutions implementing the (IPA) as student teachers, as well as perceptions of cooperating teachers and the university field supervisor. Let Carolina and Jennifer share the data as well as pedagogical applications for certification programs and professional development opportunities for in -service, cooperating teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Carolina Bustamante, Ph.D.

Carolina Bustamante, Ph.D.

SUNY Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY
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Jennifer Eddy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Program Director of World Language Education, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT

314. Cultivating Leadership in the Language Classroom
In this presentation we will explore the construct of the 'Language Teacher Leader.' This specific form of teacher autonomy is unique to how leadership is generally described in the field of teaching and learning. We will identify key characteristics of these educators and look at ways to help support and cultivate their growth in the field. This presentation is based on research data collected from Middlebury School of Hebrew Masters of Arts students both during and after their graduation from the program.

Presenters
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Vardit Ringvald

Director, Middlebury School of Hebrew, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Dr. Vardit Ringvald is a Research Professor at Middlebury College and the Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Hebrew. She is the founding Director of the Brandeis-Middlebury School of Hebrew, established in 2007. She recently concluded nearly three decades at Brandeis... Read More →
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Doran Katz, Ed.D.

Middlebury School of Hebrew, Middlebury, VT


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT

315. Spanish Language Instruction and Non-Binary Language
Rooted in the ongoing international discourse on non-binary identity and the recent shift towards adopting non-binary language on universities nationwide, this paper analyzes specific shifts on USC’s campus, as well as the attempts of the faculty at the department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures to integrate non-binary language in the Spanish classroom. We will discuss the findings of the polls conducted among Spanish Learners at USC, the success and the challenges from faculty’s efforts to foster diverse pedagogical and curricular approaches. Strategies to develop the enhancement of students learning process, encouragement of critical-thinking, and ultimately the promotion and celebration of diversity, equity and inclusion will be included.

Presenters
avatar for Carolina Castillo Larrea, Ph.D.

Carolina Castillo Larrea, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Spanish, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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Goretti Prieto Botana

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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Liana Stepanyan

Associate Professor of Teaching, USC, Los Angeles, CA
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Maria Mercedes Fages Agudo

USC, Los Angeles, CA


Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-recorded
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable

8:00am EDT