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49th Annual Conference of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching Hilton Memphis

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Table of Contents

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SCOLT Welcome letter

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AFLTA Welcome Letter

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SEALLT Welcome Letter

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MFLA Welcome Letter

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TFLTA Welcome Letter

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Shelby County Welcome Letter

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Conference Schedule at a Glance SCOLT Sponsor Spotlight

General Session and Keynote Information Awards and Honors

Best Of State Presenters

Ode to a Friend: in memory of Joanna Breedlove Crane SCOLT Scholarship Winners

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PLU/CEU Verification Form Sponsors and Patrons List

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Meeting Room Floorplan

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Presenter Index

World Languages Teacher of the Year Candidates Friday/Saturday grid of sessions by room Conference Schedule

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Thursday

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Friday

46-55

Saturday

56-60

Exhibit Information

Index of Advertisers

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Avant Assessment EF Education First The French Traveler, Inc. McGraw-Hill Education Middlebury Language Schools National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Pearson Passports Educational Travel Rhodes College Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Rosetta Stone Education Sanako Corporation SANS Inc. 21st Century Technology for Language Learning Stevens Learning Systems, Inc. Teacher Effectivenes for Language Learning (TELL) Project Vibrante Press

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SCOLT Welcome Letter

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Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the SCOLT Board of Directors, I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2014 SCOLT Conference here in Memphis, the home of good food, good music, and cultural diversity. This year’s conference theme, Uniting the Core – Uniting the Corps, has inspired a variety of pre- and post- conference workshops (16), exhibits, sessions and events (120 +) that focus on teaching, assessment, advocacy, program models, leadership, culture, collaboration and much more. In addition, this year’s conference is very special in that it highlights the collaboration of SCOLT with other national, regional and state organizations such as ACTFL, SEALLT, TFLTA, MFLA, and AFLTA, all of which will share their knowledge and expertise through hands-on workshops, technology enhanced sessions, tips and strategies for teaching and learning world languages.

SCOLT Board of Directors 2013-2014 June C. D. Carter President

Linda Zins-Adams

Vice President and Director of Awards and SCOLTalk Editor

Caroline Switzer Kelly Past President

Carmen Scoggins

Director of Scholarships

Alisha Dawn Samples

Director of Advocacy and Outreach

Carol Anne Costabile-Heming Director of Exhibits and Advertising

Linda Markley

Recording Secretary

Patricia Carlin ACTFL Liaison

Peter B. Swanson

Dimension Co-Editor

Kristin Hoyt

Dimension Co-Editor

Our keynote speaker this year is Peggy Boyles, whose world languages career spans over thirty-five years on all levels of instruction: elementary, secondary, and university. Peggy is the recipient of the 2004 ACTFL Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education, K-12. She served as a national consultant for Utah’s Secondary Dual Language Immersion Program and a K-12 District Curriculum Supervisor in World Languages. She will address the SCOLT General Session on Friday, March 14, 8:30 - 9:30 in the Tennessee Ballroom B, C, D and E. There are several other notable conference events that you will not want to miss. On Thursday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., there will be a Leadership Workshop (ticketed event) titled “Strengthening the Corps: Building Leadership Across the SCOLT Region.” Special guests include Bill Rivers from JNCL/NCLIS, Greg Duncan from Inter-Prep, and Paul Sandrock from ACTFL. Friday morning, 9:30 – 10:00, SCOLT will present a special session to welcome first-time attendees and to provide them pointers on how to make the most of their conference experience. Please reserve 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. to attend the SCOLT Awards Luncheon and to celebrate the accomplishments and outstanding contributions of our colleagues to the world language profession. There are several sessions provided by ACTFL on Friday and the other sponsoring organizations: SEALLT, TFLTA, MFLA, and AFLTA. The Exhibit Hall provides participants the opportunity to view the latest materials and services available to world language educators and students. Also, in the Exhibit area, you will have the opportunity to participate in a Silent Auction. We have also planned a very special reception and business meeting for our Sponsors and Patrons in the Clark Towers (ticketed event). We appreciate the tireless work of the presenters, exhibitors, volunteers, partnering organizations, and SCOLT Board members, all of whom dedicated much time and energy to the success of the conference. A special thanks goes to our Program Chair, Yohanna Jiménez, and her committee. Finally, we thank you, the 2014 SCOLT Conference attendees, for your commitment to the profession through professional development and through your membership in SCOLT and your state organizations. Enjoy the conference and your stay in Memphis. Join us in uniting the southeastern corps of world language educators and friends! Sincerely,

David Jahner

Executive Director June C. D. Carter, SCOLT President


SEALLT Welcome Letter Southeast Association for Language Learning Technology

Dear Attendees, SEALLT is thrilled to continue our partnership with SCOLT and would like to welcome you to the 2014 conference in Memphis, Tennessee! For those of you who do not know, SEALLT is a regional group of the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT), a professional organization established in 1965 whose members provide leadership in the development, integration, evaluation and management of instructional technology for the teaching and learning of language, literature and culture. While our members consist primarily from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida, we welcome anyone interested in language learning technology. This year SEALLT has prepared three hands-on workshops and several technology-focused sessions. We hope you will join us at these workshops and sessions to not only learn something new but to also provide assistance and encouragement to implement technology into your classroom. You are also invited to drop by the SEALLT Technology Corner in the exhibit hall where we look forward to meeting you and to answering your questions. We would also like to invite you to get information about any upcoming conferences. The officers and I hope you have a productive and enlightening conference which will allow you to “unite the core and unite the corps�. We all look forward to meeting you. Raegan Lemmond The University of Alabama President, SEALLT 2014 Officers Vice President Rachida Primov University of Miami

K-12 Membership Coordinator Frank Kruger-Robbins Pine Crest Preparatory School

Treasurer Stacey Powell Auburn University

Past President Kristy Britt University of South Alabama

Secretary & Webmaster Judy Shoaf University of Florida

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AF TLA Welcome Letter

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Arkansas Foreign Language Teaching Association

AFTLA Board of Directors 2013-2014 Sherrie Ray-Treviño Executive Director

Pamela Reynolds

Dear Colleagues,

Past President

Dave McAlpine

Recording Secretary

Stephanie Dhonau President

Tara Hogue District II

Ellen Rainey District III

Paola Holden District IV

Isabel Bacon District V

Susan Grier

Vice President for Professional Development

Rachel Johnson

Communications Director

Melanie Maldanado

Public Relations Director

The Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association is pleased to be partnering with our regional colleagues this year for the 2014 SCOLT/Shelby County Schools/SEALLT/Tennessee and Mississippi joint Conference. We are so pleased to be able to participate in high quality world language professional development opportunities, networking, and even some fun this spring and look forward to meeting new colleagues from SCOLT member states. We want to thank all the workshop and session presenters for sharing their knowledge and expertise with participants at the conference. As you prepare to submit your registration form, please consider adding conference workshops that will give you more time to develop your world language knowledge and skills. Moreover, we wish to thank the SCOLT planning team and Board of Directors for the hard work in organizing and holding a regional conference as well as to exhibitors who help to make the conference a success. Please know that your “Natural State” world language colleagues are looking forward to Memphis in March. Sincerely yours, Stephanie Dhonau AFLTA President


MFLA Welcome Letter Mississippi Foreign Language Association

Dear SCOLT Colleagues, On behalf of the Mississippi Foreign Language Association, I am delighted to welcome you to Memphis, Tennessee and to the 2014 SCOLT/Shelby County Schools/ SEALLT /Arkansas / Tennessee and Mississippi joint Conference. As this is the first time that MFLA has partnered with SCOLT to co-host this conference, it is indeed a very special occasion. We are happy to be present in this capacity at this conference. is year MFLA is presenting a number of sessions at SCOLT. We hope you will join us to not only learn something new but to also provide assistance and encouragement with your ideas and suggestions. David Jahner and the SCOLT Board of Directors have worked tirelessly and diligently to organize this conference, and I hope that you will profit from the broad range of workshops and sessions that will be taking place over the next few days. Be sure to visit the representatives of the publishers and foreign language resource companies who will be sharing both during special exhibitor sessions and in the exhibit hall the latest materials and information available to us as world language educators. In addition, Mississippi is very proud of our very own Yohanna Jiménez, who joined this year the SCOLT Board as Program Director. anks to Yohanna for her energy, enthusiasm, and generosity of time and talents to organize a fine program. In the spirit of unity, greetings from MFLA, World Language educators! We trust this year’s conference will indeed enable you to “unite the core and unite the corps.”

Aurora Fiengo-Varn MFLA President MFLA Immediate Executive Board 2012-2014

Name Office Aurora Fiengo-Varn

Office Name

President

Janet Bunch

Program VP

Northwest MS Community College

Elizabeth Harrison

Membership VP

Houston High School

Vernon La Cour

Executive Director

MS Gulf Coast Community College

Yohanna Jiménez

Past President/Webmaster

William Carey University

Institution Mississippi Valley State University

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TF TLA Welcome Letter

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Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association

TFTLA Board of Directors 2013-2014 Betsy Taylor

President Franklin High School

tflta_president@ymail.com

Meredith Peccolo 1st Vice President Webb School

tflta_firstvp@ymail.com

Julie Hopson-Golden 2nd Vice President

tflta_secondvp@ymail.com

Dolly Gibson

Immediate Past President Univ. of Tennessee at Knoxville djyoung@utk.edu

Will Thompson

Records Secretary and Website Univ. of Memphis wjthmpsn@memphis.edu

Francille Bergquist Treasurer Vanderbilt Universitiy

francille.bergquist@vanderbilt.edu

Patsy Lanigan

Historian Montgomery Bell Academy

Lanigap@montgomerybell.edu

Beckie Gibson

Liaison Battle Ground Academy

beckie.gibson@mybga.org

Welcome to Tennessee, the Volunteer State! On behalf of the TFLTA , we extend a warm welcome to foreign and second language teachers of all levels, to publishers, workshop and session presenters and presiders. This is our first opportunity in many years to co-host, along with neighboring state

associations and the Shelby County Schools, the Southern Conference on Language Teaching!

We must constantly strive to ensure that we have

strong foreign language programs at all levels of education in the state of

Tennessee and the 2014 SCOLT joint conference is the perfect venue to

learn, meet and share ideas with colleagues from across the southern region. The pre-conference workshops will invigorate participants and the sessions

hold both practical and intellectual promise. Without a doubt, this threeday conference offers a broad spectrum of sessions on timely topics and in an assortment of languages and levels, from elementary to college.Â

By participating in the 2014 SCOLT you are sure to witness the infectious

enthusiasm and dedication of foreign language teachers, explore their

innovations and successes and benefit from their expertise and acknowledge. In addition, I encourage you to reach out and commune with colleagues within your FL and across foreign languages, across language levels and educational institutions. We have much to learn from each other. Without a doubt, there will be something for everyone.

Sincerely,

Dolly Jesusita Young, TFLTA President


Shelby County Welcome Letter

Welcome to SCOLT 2014!  Shelby County Schools and our fellow Co-Sponsors are excited to collaborate and share expertise while Uniting the Corps. It’s an exciting time to unite the Corps! We continue to grow and adapt, remaining always adaptable, motivated, responsive and reflective. Our field is confronting a time of many changes in accountability and we’re meeting these changes during a time of larger nation-wide and global change. The world of World Language Education is an exciting area in which to work/study/play, and we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired people together in forums like this, to ensure SCOLT remains at the cutting edge. I’d like to give you an idea of what you can expect and what we hope to achieve over the next few days. In honor of Elvis, I encourage each of you to Shake, Rattle, and Roll through SCOLT 2014! • Shake up your instruction by being open to new ideas! Wondering how to Unite World Language standards with the Common Core – just ask! Collaborate with colleagues and peers here at SCOLT to maximize your learning! Not sure where to start? Ask a Shelby County Schools teacher! From professional growth portfolios in K-8, to a common curriculum and assessment plan across languages there is plenty to share! • Rattle traditional thought and instructional habits. Question, explore and let the new ideas rattle around. Don’t discount ideas too soon. Consider how to tweak or massage ideas to best it your context. Ask our SCS teachers how they are growing? What new initiatives they are working on. Rattle around Memphis in the evening to pay your respects to Elvis, get a little rock and soul on Beale Street, or to visit one of the many fabulous local eateries! • Roll home EMPOWERED to maximize student learning! Roll into the groove of professional collaboration and pay your learning forward throughout the year! Before I close, I’d like to thank each of you for attending SCOLT 2014 and bringing your expertise to this gathering. You, as organization leaders, have the vision, the knowledge, the wherewithal and the experience to help us pave our way into the future. You are truly our greatest asset today and tomorrow, and we could not accomplish what we do without your support and leadership. Throughout this conference, I ask you to stay engaged, keep us proactive and help us shape the future of World Language Education! My personal respect and thanks goes out to all of you.

 Alyssa Villarreal World Language Advisor, Shelby County Schools

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Conference Schedule at a Glance

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THURSDAY March 13

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Registration Open

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Morning Pre-Conference Workshops [ticketed event]

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ACTFL Full Day Workshop [ticketed event]

SCOLT Leadership Luncheon and Session[ticketed event] Exhibits Set Up

Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshops [ticketed event] SCOLT Teacher of the Year Interviews State Affiliate Board Meetings Registration Open

FRIDAY March 14

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Exhibits Opening and Breakfast

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

8:00 AM – 8:20 AM 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM 5:00 PM– 6:00 PM

6:15 PM – 7:15 PM 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Exhibits

SCOLT First Timers’ Session

Opening General Session and Keynote Exhibits Break

2 Hour Workshops [ticketed event] Sessions - #1 Sessions - #2

Awards Luncheon Exhibits Break

2 Hour Workshop [ticketed event] Sessions - #3 Sessions - #4

Exhibits Break Sessions - #5 Sessions - #6

2 Hour Workshop [ticketed event]

S&P Reception and Business Meeting [ticketed event]


UNITING THE CORPS

UNITING THE CORE

SATURDAY March 15

7:00 AM – 2:00 PM 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration Open Exhibits Open

2 Hour Workshop [ticketed event] Sessions - #7

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Sessions - #8

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

2 Hour Workshop [ticketed event]

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Sessions - #10

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Exhibits Break

Sessions- #9

Exhibits Break Sessions #11

2 Hour Workshop [ticketed event]

3 Hour Post-Conference Workshop [ticketed event] 2 Hour Workshops [ticketed event]

SCOLT sponsor SPOTLIGHT SCOLT would like to thank our sponsors for this year’s conference. These individuals, organizations and/or vendors have generously contributed resources and support in order to make this event successful:

Sponsors Blurb ACTFL

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pearson SANS Stevens Learning Systems, Inc. Herman Bostick Lynne McClendon

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Find out where Avant is leading language assessment Visit us at Booth #10 to learn about a new generation of STAMP, including a Hebrew test developed in partnership with Hebrew at the Center, as well as groundbreaking Placement tests for English and Arabic.

www.avantassessment.com


General Session and Keynote Information Friday, March 14 - 8:30-9:30 am

General Session Info

“Close Encounters of a Cultural Kind”

Many of our students may feel as Snoopy did when he encountered an attractive young French girl

walking towards him as he approached a small village. He desperately wanted to communicate, yet by the time he ran through several verb conjugations in his head, the girl had passed him by and his op-

portunity vanished. Although Charles Schultz created this cartoon to make us laugh, there is a strong message being conveyed to foreign language educators. Students want to use the language they are learning to engage in situations in which they begin to understand why people behave and think the

way they do in another culture. By helping our students to become “cultural detectives”, we can guide them to become culturally competent as well as linguistically proficient.

Peggy Boyles Peggy Boyles Consulting

Keynote Profile

During her foreign language career of over thirty-five years,

Peggy Boyles has taught elementary, secondary, and university

students and has served as a K-12 district curriculum supervisor in World Languages. She served as a national consultant for the Utah’s Secondary Dual Language Immersion program. Peggy is currently the President of Peggy Boyles Con-

sulting, a company providing assistance to schools, universities, and other organizations of foreign language education in the areas of curriculum, assessment, professional development, and

program evaluation. She is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences. Peggy also served as a Senior Editor of the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners and is

the 2004 recipient of the ACTFL Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education.

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Awards & Honors

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Educator of Excellence Award

Founder’s Award

Norah Jones Sue Barry I consider it a great honor and privilege to

be recognized as this year’s recipient of the 2014 SCOLT Educator of Excellence, and

I am proud to join the distinguished list of educators who have received this honor be-

fore me. To my colleagues in the AAFLT who nominated me for the award, to my former students and colleagues who sup-

ported my nomination with their letters, and to the members of the SCOLT selec-

tion committee who decided that I was worthy of the award, I offer my heartfelt gratitude. For a teacher educator to watch the growth of former students as they de-

velop into accomplished colleagues and to

feel that you may have had some impact on the future of the profession through their

successes is reward enough. To be recognized by your profession for doing what you love to do is extraordinary.

Let’s see how you -- newbie, veteran, everything in between -- relate to this story. I was a first-year French and Spanish teacher. Hadn’t majored in languages. Hadn’t planned on going into education. Three state supervisors show up unannounced, and are now in my room, observing. At the end of the class, these intimidating leaders do three things. Three transformational things. First, they sit down in a circle with me, no papers in sight. They ask me how I experienced that class, listen, and share their own love of language. They affirmed me as a colleague. Second, after noting happily that I stay in the target language, they ask how much use my students make of the language. They are there to help me reflect. They engaged me as a professional.

Third, they tell me there is a conference, and ask me to be on a panel. They observed this raw teacher and trusted me to join others, to share. They invited me as a partner. Affirm. Engage. Invite. Those are the three transformational steps SCOLT lives out to fulfill its vision, providing “support and leadership to its members who, in turn, strive to enhance student learning.” These are the foundation of SCOLT’s welcome to me and to us all, engaging us in community, affirming and growing our gifts. What an honor to be considered as reflecting just a bit of SCOLT’s generosity and professionalism! My most profound thanks! Let’s live each day the SCOLT commitment: Affirm. Engage. Invite. Transform.


UNITING THE CORPS

UNITING THE CORE

Congratulations to all the honorees!

Bostick Originator Award

2013 World Languages Teacher of the Year

Herman Bostick

Robert Patrick

Dr. Herman F. Bostick is the originator of SCOLT and served as its first Executive Secretary from 1964-1970, and as SCOLT Executive Director from 1970-1974. Also during this period he founded the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) and served as its first president. Subsequently, Dr. Bostick headed departments of foreign languages as Morehouse College (Atlanta), Texas Southern University and Howard University. Dr. Bostick has been a regular supporter of SCOLT conferences and a contributor to SCOLT publications. His desire to encourage new foreign language teachers to develop rewarding professional competence led him to make this award possible. 2014 Award winners will be announced during the SCOLT Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 14.

Previous Bostick Award Recipients: 2013: Kayley Fidishun Bartlett (NC) and Jessica Garvey (AL) 2012: Dara Fickes (VA) and Sara Kolhoff (FL) 2011: Kayla Watson (TN) and Nedra Dunton (NJ) 2010: Grenedi Shamburger (LA) and Corey Evans (SC)

2013 World Languages Teacher of the Year, Robert Patrick, GA Clarissa Adams-Fletcher (2010) and Ken Stewart (2005) were both selected ACTFL National Language Teachers of the Year!

SCOLT World Languages Teachers of the Year 2013: Robert Patrick, GA 2012: Thomas Soth, NC

2011: Lisa Podbilski, FL

2010: Clarissa Adams-Fletcher, GA 2009: Linda Zins-Adams, KY 2008: Carmen Scoggins, NC

2007: Juan Carlos Morales, FL 2006: Tracy Veler Knick, FL 2005: Ken Stewart, NC

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Best of : the State Presenters

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The sessions and presenters below were selected by their state organization as the BEST OF STATE presentations at recent state conferences. We are pleased to share these selected presentations at SCOLT 2014! FRIDAY, MARCH 14

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ARKANSAS: Best of AFTLA

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Southeast Ballroom B

Technology in the Language Classroom Anna Beaulieu, Fayetteville High School

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Best of SCFLTA

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Promenade B

Art as Inspiration in French-Language Classroom Dramaturgy Jeff Persels, University of South Carolina

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NORTH CAROLINA: Best of FLANC

3:45 PM - 4:45 PMSoutheast Ballroom B

Engaging ALL Learners: Effective Lesson Plan Design

Scott Kissau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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FLORIDA: Best of FFLA

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Southeast Ballroom B

Using Technology to Improve Fluency in the Classroom

Vanessa Spallone, Trinity Preparatory School

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WEST VIRGINIA: Best of WVFLTA

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Southeast Ballroom A

25+ Engaging Activities and Projects for Learning a Language Mary Jane Williams, Richwood High School

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TENNESSEE: Best of TFLA

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Southeast Ballroom B

Yo mama!--How to Engage Students Daily in TL Conversation Meredith White, CMCSS

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

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KENTUCKY: Best of KWLA

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Southeast Ballroom B

TPR/TPRS: Engaging All Learners for Proficiency

Grace Cowan, Betsy Layne High School

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VIRGINIA: Best of FLAVA

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Southeast Ballroom B

Turn Your Students into First Time Authors Karine Boulle, St. Anne’s-Belfield School

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MISSISSIPPI: Best of MFLA

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Southeast Ballroom B

Creative Ways to Learn a Foreign Language Yohanna Jiménez, William Carey University; Nolvia Ventura, Presbyterian Christian School

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GEORGIA: Best of FLAG

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Southeast Ballroom B

Seven Activities for the Talkative Class Aaron Mullins, Parkview High School

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LOUISIANA: Best of LFLTA

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Southeast Ballroom B

Student Learning Targets

Soazic Pougault, Chackbay Elementary School

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ALABAMA: Best of AAFLT

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Southeast Ballroom C

Spanish Pronunciation: Legends, Myths and Common Mistakes

Roberto Mayoral Hernandez, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Ode to a Friend : in honor of Joanna Breedlove Crane Note: Joanna Breedlove Crane was involved in all levels of foreign language education throughout her career. She founded and supported numerous professional organizations and she was a charter member of ACTFL. She began her career teaching French, History and English in Montgomery, Alabama, and had over 36 years of service with the Alabama Department of Education. The Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers (AAFLT) offers a scholarship in her name to support language students and/or K-12 language teachers. Joanna passed away on November 23, 2013. Dr. Herman Bostick, one of the founders of SCOLT, graciously agreed to write this tribute, which the SCOLT Board of Directors is in turn privileged to share with you.

Ode to a Friend Joanna, a pretty name, a musical name, I thought when we first met in DC August ’60. We were among a group of fifty language educators, to receive training for our new job under NDEA. We were the youngest, you and I. We were always together, it seemed; Riding on the back seat of a not-so-new Ford station wagon, attending the same work sessions, eating at the same table in the cafeteria. We became friends. You from Alabama, I from Georgia. You white, I black. But that didn’t matter, We were colleagues, you and I. The training workshop ended. We returned to our home. You to Alabama. I to Georgia. Though separated, we kept in touch by phone, letters and SCOLT. We talked about the progress and challenges of our work. We were energetic, eager, optimistic, hardworking and such. We envisioned a bright future for foreign language education In the South. In 1964, when to you I spoke about organizing a professional conference for language teachers which became SCOLT.

Unlike some, you did not hesitate but offered me your full support. So through the years you have nobly and loyally served SCOLT. Once at SCOLT, you introduced me with a short poem you wrote. It was funny, a real joke. The SCOLTers loved it, but I loved it most. You had a deep passion for teaching and learning. You gave it your best. You did what you loved; and you loved what you did. For this Alabama shall always owe you a debt of Gratitude. Our time together has ended, but not our love. I shall always remember you, in days of sun and days of rain. Why? Maybe it’s the Alabama soil from which we both sprang. Farewell, Joanna. Herman F. Bostick SCOLT Founder January, 2014

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SCOLT Scholarships 2013 SCOLT

2014 SCOLT

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Want to know what it’s like to be a SCOLT Scholarship recipient?

French Scholarships

The teachers below have already completed their study abroad experiences. Stop by the table exhibits of some of our SCOLT Scholarship sponsor organizations throughout the conference to learn more about these exciting opportunities. On Friday afternoon from 2:30 – 3:30 in Directors Row 3 (Session 36), these scholarship recipients will be available to share their experiences and answer questions. 2014 scholarship winners will also be available to answer questions.

French Scholarships Cultural Services of the French Embassy Courtney Armstrong

Jay M. Robinson and South Charlotte MS, North Carolina

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy Joanne Thomas Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Georgia

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Alice Barrette Tates Creek High School, Kentucky

Spanish Scholarships Cemanahuac Educational Community Scholarship Lydia Ellis Pike County High School, Alabama

Estudio Sampere Melissa Willing

Cultural Services of the French Embassy Michele Mveng-Magana

Garden Springs Elementary, Kentucky

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Bonnie Estes

Academia Latinoamericana, Margarita Krakusin Scholarship Hannah Bollinger

Harding University HS, North Carolina

South Iredell HS, North Carolina

Millbrook High School, North Carolina

Spanish Scholarships

Centro MundoLengua Nicole Curran

Academia Latinoamericana Melissa Monroe

Chapel Hill High School, North Carolina

Alexandria Country Day School, Louisiana

Cemanahuac Educational Community Scholarship Kayley Bartlett Neal MS, North Carolina

Centro MundoLengua Jamie Vega Ulate

2015 Conference Program Cover Contest

Embassy of Spain with the Spanish Language Center MESTER Elizabeth Dineen

One drawing will be selected as the 2015 SCOLT Program Cover of the Year. The winning artist will receive a check of $50 and sponsoring teacher will receive a one year complimentary SCOLT Sponsor/Patron membership.

Estudio Sampere Andrea Brown

Visit scolt.org for more details.

Norcross HS, Georgia

Whitewater HS, Georgia

Chattooga HS, Georgia


Southern Conference on Language Teaching Workshop/Conference Session Attendance Form PLU/CEU Verification Form SCOLT Conference - March 13 - 15, 2014 Memphis, TN

Date

Time

Workshop/ Session #

Title

Duration

____________________________________________ David Jahner: scoltdj@gmail.com Participant Signature SCOLT Executive Director NOTE: SCOLT does not issue or award PLU/CEU credits. This form is intended to provide attendees with a way to verify attendance at sessions throughout the conference .


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SCOLT 2013 Sponsors & Patrons 2013 Individual SCOLT Sponsors SPONSOR NAME Clarissa Adams-Fletcher David Alley Jason Bagley Leslie Baldwin Sue Barry Laura Beasley Fleming Bell Pamela Benton Peggy Bilbro Hannah Bollinger Herman Bostick Laura Bosworth Janet Bunch Patricia Carlin June C.D. Carter Krista Chambless Carol Anne Constabile-Heming Nicole Curran Dianne Davis Susann Davis Amanda Dennis Greg Duncan Leila Falt Catherine Fortin Anne Fountain Mary Ellen Foye Ransom Gladwin Kenneth Gordon John Green Ann Marie Gunter Carrie Haight Laura Hall Terri Hammatt Devon Hanahan Carolyn Hansen Elizabeth Harrison Mirela Helberi Grace Helguero Balcells Mildred Hernandez Mirella Hodges Shirley Hurd David Jahner Yohanna Jimenez Norah Jones Caroline Kelly Charli Kinard Richard LaFleur Audrey Laird Elizabeth Lawrence-Baez Douglas Lightfoot James Linos

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SCOLT 2014 Presenter Index

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PRESENTER NAME

SESSION ID 49

Dexter, Amber

51

73

Duncan, Greg

54

Alley, David

112

Egnatz, Linda

Bataller, Rebeca

20

Faile, Jenny

Abrate, Jayne Acosta, Katie

Alford, Timothy Allen, Elizabeth Baldwin, Leslie Beasley, Laura

Beaulieu, Anna Bell, Fleming

Berry, Adoracion

Bertrand, Theresa

39, 50, 61

Dhonau, Stephanie

78

Dwyer Navajas, Kathryn

38

Erben, Tony

78

Ferris, Jennifer

90

Fortin, Catherine

78

Fuchs, Valerie

95

García, Claudia

88

Graham, Ruth Ann

7

Halim, Brandon

81

Hammatt, Terri

73

Haney, Amy

18

Holden, Paola

7, 28, 69

Hughes, Todd

42

Iglesias, Silvina

34

Jones, Norah Lulich

12, 30 8

Fiengo-Varn, Aurora Freeman, Kimberly

77 67 31 79 33

118

35, 119

W8, 72 100 79

Bloom, Bronsen

108

Fuhrman, Katie

102

Boulle, Karine

82

Gladwin, Ransom

26

75

Gunter, Ann Marie

80, 91

Britt, Kristy

W5

Hall, Laura

42, 76

Bunch, Janet

46, 87

Bohannan, Patty Bowers, Dinara

Bowles, Freddie Boyles, Peggy

Brown, Cheryl Burrell, Kimberly

Hanahan, Devon

Capanegra, Ana

120

Harrison, Elizabeth

Carracelas-Juncal, Carmen

106

Hoyt, Kristin

47

Iepuri, Valentina

Centeno, María Jesús

120

Jiménez, Yohanna

Clementi, Donna

W1

Julseth, David

25

Kelly, Caroline

71

Kissau, Scott

W7, W11

Knopp, Tara

57

Kurz, Horst

Carlin, Patricia Carter, June

Carter, Rosa

Catlett, Shawna

Cheatham, Rosalie

Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne Cothrun, Keith Couet, Ruta

Cowan, Grace

De La Cruz, Beth De Mado, John

del Villar, Gabriela Dewar, Yvette

W9, 121

Kashuba, SSJ, Mary Helen

67 92

108

80, 91 19

39, 50, 61 17 97 16 40 60 79

93, 119

W10, 14 81 49 89

W13, 80, 91

Kent, Jacqueline

118

95

Knight, Andrea

118

94

Kruger-Robbins, Frank LaFon, Dawn

41 61

W15, 27 48

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Lansdale, Nicole

UNITING THE CORE

118

Samples, Dawn

W9, 1, 84

59

Sauer, Thomas

24

101

Schwartz, Garrett

68, 84

Sandrock, Paul

47

Scheetz, Kelly

107

Schwarzmeier, Regine

23

Scoggins, Carmen

Mayoral Hernandez, Roberto

117

Shashoua, Ned

Mitchell, Claire

73

Socarrás, Gilda

40

Spaine Long, Sheri

Navarro, Ashley

118

Spinelli, Emily

Nolde, Patricia

W2

Surblé, Aurélie

55. 74

Swanson, Peter

Olah, Michelle

W4, 122

Thompson, Will

Patrick, Robert

42

Tracy, Cindy

65

Vatcher, Michael

32

Ventura, Nolvia

Pirson, Roselyne

108

West, Heather

Powell, Stacey

W5

Whitehead, Ivonne

18

Williams, Dustin

87

Wright, Jenee

9

Zins-Adams, Linda

Lawrence-Baez, Elizabeth Ledgerwood, Mikle Lejwa, Alejandra

Lemmond, Raegan Linos, James

Scinicariello, Sharon

Lusk, Jennifer

42, 115

Markley, Linda

43

Seiler, Tracy

86

Simpson, Celine

Mullins, Aaron

104

Soth, Thomas

Nappier, Richard

13

Spallone, Vanessa

103

Stewart, Emily

Novotny, Kristen

37, 56

Suzuki, Ayano

O’Brien, Traci S.

66

Maqueda, Cheryl

McAlpine, Dave

Myers, Megan

Nielsen, Lori

Nuñez, Mario

O’Neill, Errol

Peccolo-Taylor, Saralee Peckham, Robert Perez, Andrea Persels, Jeff

Peterson, Rebecca Pougault, Soazic

W16 83

Taylor, Betsy

Townsend, Corbyn Van Houten, Jacqueline

11, 44 51, 85 27 81

W5

6, 36, 98 100 27 12 66 99 16 52 85 21 53 15 16 70 22 87 45

W13 64

W14

Vazquez, Karina

40

Villarreal, Alyssa

24, 110

116

White, Meredith

63

67 93 96

109

Rainey , Ellen

37, 56

Wilhelm, Julie

W6

Redmond, Mary Lynn

11, 31

Williams, Mary Jane

62

Young, Dolly

29

Rapp, Sharon Rivera, Ben Rivers, Bill

105

Rubio, Fernando

W3

Rowe, Barry

Salazar, Cesar

10

8

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SCOLT World Languages Teachers of the Year Congratulations to all the candidates!

Pamela Reynolds Arkansas (AFLTA)

Sheila Mansier

Audrey Laird

Florida (FFLA)

Alabama (AAFLT)

Svetoslava Dimova Georgia (FLAG)

Pam Pennington Kentucky (KWLA)

Nolvia Ventura

Valerie Theriez

Mississippi (MFLA)

Louisiana (LFLTA)

Isidoro Kessell

Jeffrey Pageau

Virginia (FLAVA)

North Carolina (FLANC)

Stephanie Clark Tennessee (TFLTA)

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Analysis and (Re)Production of Dialects and Registers Rebeca Bataller, et al. Bringing Language Back to the Classroom Emily Stewart EXHIBITOR When the Mississippi Was French Will Thompson Culture Sparks! Cheryl Maqueda

Four Key Steps to Enhance Students Proficiency in Spanish Cesar Salazar

Linking Standards and Proficiency to Your Classroom Paul Sandrock, et al.

The Environment: Thematic Unit Celine Simpson, et al.

The Language Learning Platform (BYOD) - Anytime, Any Place Richard Nappier

Planning and Delivering Instructional Excellence Norah Lulich Jones

PROMENADE 2

PROMENADE 3

DIRECTORS ROW 1

DIRECTORS ROW 2

DIRECTORS ROW 3

An Historical Perspective of Second Language (L2) Offerings Ransom Gladwin Teacher and Students Unite in Motivating Each Other! Frank Kruger-Robbins, et al.

Need to Publish? Meet the Editors Peter Swanson, et al.

FL Activities for Reinforcement, Remediation, and Review Elizabeth Harrison

DIRECTORS ROW 5

DIRECTORS ROW 6

RIDGELAKE

Tips for Top Notch Teachers Katie Acosta, et al. W-10* Engage and Motivate the Reluctant Language Learner Norah Lulich Jones 2 Hour Workshop (2:30-4:30 p.m.)

Spark Enthusiasm in Your World Language Classroom Amy Haney, et al.

EXHIBITOR

Promoting French In and Outside the Classroom Jayne Abrate

Gedenktage: Teaching Momentous Historical Event Horst Kurz

Alejandra Lejwa

Keeping the Sequence: From Mechanical to Communicative

Spanish Mnemonics and Acronyms Janet Bunch

Cindy Tracy EXHIBITOR

Innovative Spanish Elementary and Middle School Curriculum

Elizabeth Lawrence-Baez

Bringing Awareness to Language Form in Science Instruction

Beyond the Practice: Reflecting on Service Learning Karina Vazquez et al.

Traci O’Brien, et al.

Proficiency and FL? Uniting the Corps with a Common Language

Place in the Core/Face in the Crowd: Advocacy Integration Robert Peckham

W-11* Function-al Raps: One Way to Build Language Acquisition John DeMado 2 Hour Workshop (5-7 p.m.)

Tara Knopp, et al.

Vamos a Bailar - Learning Spanish Through Music and Movement

Authentic Video in the Russian Language Classroom Valentina Iepuri

An Introduction to Portuguese Mikle Ledgerwood

Students as Language Ambassadors Jenee Wright

Yvette Dewar EXHIBITOR

New online tools increase student productivity and proficiency!

AP Spanish Success Kristen Novotny, et al.

CCSS For The Spanish Classroom Mario Nuñez EXHIBITOR

Greg Duncan

Planning for and Reaching Proficiency: What It Will Take

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W-9* Advocacy 3.0 Dawn Samples, et al. 2 Hour Workshop (10-NOON)

Ayano Suzuki

Focus on Proficiency Leslie Baldwin

Socratic Circles in the Second Language Classroom Ellen Rainey, et al.

Supporting the Teaching and Learning of German Keith Cothrun

Interactive Notebooks in the Elementary World Language Classroom

DIRECTORS ROW 4

EXHIBITOR

Showcasing SCOLT Scholarship Winners and Sponsors Carmen Scoggins

Demonstrating Performance with Digital Projects Aurora Fiengo-Varn

Creating Thoughtful Communication Rosalie Cheatham

Jenny Faile

Assessment to Inform Instruction Paul Sandrock

The A+ Classroom Linda Markley

-- BEST OF SCFLTA -Art as Inspiration in French-Language Classroom Dramaturgy Jeff Persels Role of Foreign Language Skills in the Modern Classroom

Teaching Techniques from the SCOLT TOYs Shawna Catlett, et al

Engaging Your Students: Strategies from the Teacher of the Year Linda Egnatz, ACTFL TOY Mary Lynn Redmond

Proficiency Grown in a Data Rich Environment Michael Vatcher

-- BEST OF TFLTA -Yo mama!--How to Engage Students Daily in TL Conversation Meredith White

-- BEST OF FFLA -Using Technology to Improve Fluency in the Classroom Vanessa Spallone

-- BEST OF FLANC -Engaging ALL Learners: Effective Lesson Plan Design Scott Kissau

-- BEST OF AFLTA -Technology in the Language Classroom Anna Beaulieu, et al.

A Website for Sparking Interest in Learning French Aurelié Surblé

-- BEST OF WVFLTA -25+ Engaging Activities and Projects for Learning a Language Mary Jane Williams

6:15-7:15

The 5th C - How to Reach the “Communities” Standard Kelly Scheetz, et al.

5:00 – 6:00

Innovation in Technology at Vanderbilt University’s CSLS Todd Hughes, et al.

3:45-4:45

Another “C” for Creative; Putting the Creative into Culture Dolly Young

2:30-3:30

Getting Behind the Wheel: Driving Your OWN Professional Growth

Thomas Sauer, et al.

Devon Hanahan

EXHIBITOR

10 SHORT (Short Helpful Offline Reviewing/Teaching) Games

Language Learning Through Global Simulations Barry Rowe

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W-8* Target Languagepolooza: Immersion Techniques for All Levels Catherine Fortin -- 2 Hour Workshop (10-NOON)

Strategies for Staying in the Target Language Sharon Rapp, et al.

Storytelling: Improving Language with a Technology Approach Adoracion Berry, et al.

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Connect 4: Students-Colleagues-21st Century-Real World Carmen Scoggins

Karine Boulle

Travel Changes Lives: How to Promote a Teacher Led Trip Saralee Peccolo-Taylor The 3 P’s of a Successful Program Dawn Samples, et al. AATSP Programs, Resources, and Opportunities Emily Spinelli, et al. EXHIBITOR What’s The Essential Question? Dave McAlpine Streamlining: Making iLRN Work for You Janet Bunch, et al. EXHIBITOR Strategic Cultural Storytelling to Help Build Proficiency Dinara Bowers The Latin Classroom & Proficiency Assessment - A Conversation

Caroline Kelly

The National Standards in Spanish College Textbooks Fleming Bell What’s Hot in the Southeast? A Simmering Sample of Topics Part 2 Ann Marie Gunter, et al.

Classroom in the Cloud: Using Web 2.0 & More Catherine Fortin

Identifying Transfer Errors in the Spanish Classroom Timothy Alford, et al.

Teaching Reading in Spanish with the CCSS Mario Nuñez EXHIBITOR

Using Poetry as the “Core” to Language Learning Freddie Bowles

Projects and Games: Ideas for Application Laura Hall

Uniting P21 Skills and Common Core in WL Teacher Preparation Stephanie Dhonau

Tudo Bem! Brazilian Language & Culture in Spanish Curriculum Elizabeth Allen, et al.

Reflections of Foreign Language Peer Evaluator Tony Erben, et al.

What’s Hot in the Southeast? A Simmering Sample of Topics Part 1 Ann Marie Gunter, et al.

SE BALLROOM B

SE BALLROOM C

PROMENADE 2

PROMENADE 3

DIRECTORS ROW 1

DIRECTORS ROW 2

DIRECTORS ROW 3

DIRECTORS ROW 4

DIRECTORS ROW 5

DIRECTORS ROW 6

RIDGELAKE

Hispano vs Latino: Do I Look Hispanic or Latina? Paola Holden

-- BEST OF FLAVA -Turn Your Students into First Time Authors

-- BEST OF KWLA -TPR/TPRS: Engaging All Learners for Proficiency Grace Cowan

Linda Zins-Adams

Technologenie - Be a Technological Genius in a #SNAP!

Marathon, Sprint, or Stroll? Pacing’s Effect on Learning David Alley

Preparing Students for the New AP Latin Exam Dawn LaFon

Drowning in Standards: Organizing your Tools Alyssa Villareal

Cooperative Learning Ivonne Whitehead

Language Performance with an “Espirit de Corps” Roselyne Pirson, et al.

Spanish Grammar Made Simple James Linos

Integrating Culture in the Language Classroom Carmen Carracelas-Juncal

NCL-NCLL Language: The State of the Nation and What You Can Do Bill Rivers

-- BEST OF FLAG -Seven Activities for the Talkative Class Aaron Mullins

W-13* What is Interculturality and How Do I Facilitate It? Jacque Van Houten, et al. 2 Hour Workshop (10:30-12:30 p.m.)

Building a Travel Program with EF CANCELED Katie Fuhrman EXHIBITOR

Book Club 2.0 Raegan Lemmond

Latin Lives: Proficiency Guidelines and Classical Languages Tracy Seiler, et al.

Thomas Soth

Maximizing Student Performance Time in the Spanish Classroom

Using Fables to Teach Francophone Cultures Heather West

CREATE Your Own Spanish Program with McGraw-Hill Education Patty Bohannan -- EXHIBITOR

Gabriela del Villar

Para todo tiempo una canción, para toda canción una historia

-- BEST OF MFLA -Creative Ways to Learn a Foreign Language Yohanna Jiménez, et al.

Lori Nielsen

Music to Enhance Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

11:45-12:45

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W-12* K-12 to University: Maximizing Web 2.0 for Language Learning WORKSHOP CANCELED Kelly Frances Davidson, et al. 2 Hour Workshop (8-10 a.m.)

David Julseth, et al.

Total Immersion Day Ruth Ann Graham

Classroom & Kitchen: Food for Teaching Culture & Conversation

Surfs Up! Celebrating Caribbean Culture Betsy Taylor

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10:30-11:30

9:15-10:15

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W-16* Electronic Translation Tools: a Hands-On Look Errol O’Neill 2 Hour Workshop (3:15-5:15p)

W-14* Ready for the shiFt to hit the fan? Andrea Perez 2 Hour Workshop (2:00-4:00 p.m.)

Michelle Olah

It’s Hip to be Square - QR Codes in World Languages Class

Carol Anne Costabile-Heming

Movie-Making: An Innovative Approach to German Cinema

An Innovative Way to Present the Four Skills Ana Capanegra, et al.

Aurora Fiengo-Varn, et al.

Optimizing YouTube Videos in the WL Classroom

Andrea Knight, et al.

Up, Down and Around the World in the Outdoor Classroom

Frank Kruger-Robbins 3 Hour Workshop (2-5 p.m.)

3:15-5:15

W-15* Unite with Computer Assisted Language Learning!

Roberto Mayoral Hernandez

-- BEST OF AAFLT --

Spanish Pronunciation: Legends, Myths and Common Mistakes

Soazic Pougault

-- BEST OF LFLTA --

Student Learning Targets

Jennifer Lusk

Innovative Assessments for the Foreign Language Classroom

2:00 – 3:00

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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THURSDAY, MARCH 13

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM: REGISTRATION OPEN IN THE FOYER

Planning Student Learning: Curriculum, Unit, Lesson Design

Donna Clementi, Lawrence University

Learn guiding principles for designing standards-based curriculum, units, and lessons focused on developing learners’ language performance. Consider how the National Standards, 21st Century Skills, and Common Core guide the development of a vertically aligned curriculum that builds students’ communication skills and cultural understandings. Participants explore thematic unit design and daily lesson planning with strategies that maximize student learning in support of curricular goals, with indicators of performance expected at each level of instruction. Attendees receive a gratis copy of the book.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Sponsor: ACTFL Strand: Activities and Strategies

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Southeast Ballroom C

W1

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Southeast Ballroom A

W2

Matching Today's Technology to Blooms Taxonomy

Patricia Nolde, Georgia State University

With interactive technology, savvy language instructors can facilitate active learning both within and outside of the classroom. Using the context of Bloom’s taxonomy, this workshop will not only provide instructors with insight and guidance in selecting technology tools to address learning objectives, but will also shed light on the expanding resources available through open-source initiatives and “app” development. Participants will leave the workshop equipped with strategies for technology selection, and armed with a “toolbox” of materials, handouts, guides, and software.

Sponsor: SEALLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Southeast Ballroom B

W3

AP Spanish: Thematic Instruction and Authentic Assessment

Fernando Rubio, University of Utah

Within the framework of the new AP Spanish Language and Culture course and exam, this session leads participants through the process of designing a unit and assessing its outcomes. Following the idea of backward design and starting from an essential question, we will identify a theme for a unit and then build the corresponding tasks that will allow the teacher to measure the students’ progress in the presentational, interpersonal and interpretive modes.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Secondary Language of Presentation: Spanish

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Directors Row 3

W4 ABC’s of BYOD

Michelle Olah, Seminole County Public Schools Are you thinking about ways to make a “Bring Your Own Device” model work in your language classroom? This workshop is designed to introduce world language teachers to the basics of BYOD. Participants will experience first hand how students can demonstrate proficiency and common core standards using mobile devices. Participants will use personal smart phones or other mobile devices in this workshop. So, plan to “Bring Your Own Device”. Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary Language of Presentation: English

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Directors Row 6

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Leadership Luncheon and Session

Alisha Dawn Samples, SCOLT, Presiding

BY INVITATION ONLY: This luncheon and subsequent session is an opportunity for leaders in the SCOLT region state associations to network and to learn from each other. Featured speakers include Greg Duncan, Interprep, Inc; Paul Sandrock, ACTFL and Bill Rivers, JNCL/NCLIS Applicable Language(s): N/A Applicable Level(s): N/A Language of Presentation: N/A

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: N/A

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Southeast Ballroom A

W5

There’s an App for That: Apps Every FL Teacher Should Have

Stacey Powell, Auburn University; Kristy Britt, University of South Alabama; Sharon Scinicariello, University of Richmond You probably already know about some of the best organizational apps to assist with file management and research, but there are also apps that you can use with your students to foster collaboration, increase exposure to target language/culture, and encourage lifelong learning. This workshop introduces participants to many of the presenters’ favorites, and shares strategies for successful implementation into a curriculum and daily life. For a hands-on experience, participants should bring their iPad or Tablet, although it is not required.

Sponsor: SEALLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with examples in French, German and Spanish

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THURSDAY, MARCH 13

The Power of Popular Music and Technology to Teach Spanish

Julie Wilhelm, Iowa State University

Learn where to find and download current popular music videos and commercials onto your computer’s hard drive, how to make your own captions on the videos, where to find lyrics, music games and online karaoke. Ideas on how to use music and videos to teach students about contemporary culture, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar will be shared. Participants will leave this session with activities that can be used in the classroom immediately.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Southeast Ballroom A

003 AFLTA Board Meeting

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Board meeting for AFLTA.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Southeast Ballroom B

004 MFLA Board Meeting

MFLA

Board meeting for MFLA.

Meeting the Challenge of the Common Core Standards

John De Mado, John De Mado Language Seminars, LLC Among World Language teachers, the most frequently asked questions today pertain to the Standards movement: “How will the Common Core State Standards impact my classroom?”... “How do they align with the existing National Standards for World Languages?”... “What am I supposed to do?”... All of these questions are appropriate and timely. This workshop will tackle each one head-on and will underscore the thinking and Applied Linguistics necessary to meet the challenge of the Common Core Standards. Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Directors Row 4

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SEALLT Board Meeting

SEALLT

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SCOLT World Languages Teacher of the Year Interviews

Linda Zins-Adams, SCOLT

Interviews to determine the 2014 SCOLT Regional World Language Teacher of the Year.

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Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: N/A

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: REGISTRATION OPEN IN THE FOYER Pick up your conference materials on Thursday evening so you can review the program and plan your Friday and Saturday!

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Feedback and Assessment

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Southeast Ballroom C

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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Directors Row 3

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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Southeast Ballroom B

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006 SCOLT First Timers’ Session

Carmen Scoggins, SCOLT, Presiding

Meet Carmen Scoggins and others from the SCOLT Board and get an overview of the 2014 conference, including tips on how to get the most out of this year’s event!

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: N/A

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Tennessee Ballroom B, C, D and E

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Opening General Session and Keynote: “Close Encounters of a Cultural Kind”

June Carter, SCOLT President, Presiding; Peggy Boyles, Peggy Boyles Consulting Many of our students may feel as Snoopy did when he encountered an attractive young French girl walking towards him as he approached a small village. He desperately wanted to communicate, yet by the time he ran through several verb conjugations in his head, the girl had passed him by and his opportunity vanished. Although Charles Schultz created this cartoon to make us laugh, there is a strong message being conveyed to foreign language educators. Students want to use the language they are learning to engage in situations in which they begin to understand why people behave and think the way they do in another culture.  By helping our students to become “cultural detectives”, we can guide them to become culturally competent as well as linguistically proficient. 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Tennessee Ballroom A

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#scolt14 Technology questions? Check out the Tech Corner at the SEALLT booth in the exhibit hall!

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Southeast Ballroom B

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Target Languagepolooza - Immersion Techniques for all Levels

Catherine Fortin, Foreign Language House, LLC

With interactive technology, savvy language instructors can facilitate active learning both within and outside of the classroom. Using the context of Bloom’s taxonomy, this workshop will not only provide instructors with insight and guidance in selecting technology tools to address learning objectives, but will also shed light on the expanding resources available through open-source initiatives and “app” development. Participants will leave the workshop equipped with strategies for technology selection, and armed with a “toolbox” of materials, handouts, guides, and software. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ridgelake

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Dawn Samples, Lexington School District One; Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, University of North Texas As a follow up to SCOLT 2013’s “Advocacy 2.0” session, presenters will lead discussions and present information about tools for advocacy, share advocacy tool and, resources and collaborate with participants to brainstorm ideas that advocate for programs around the country at K/16.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Leadership / Advocacy

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Southeast Ballroom A

Storytelling: Improving Language with a Technology Approach

Adoracion Berry, University of Memphis; Dustin Williams, University of Memphis Storytelling has been part of the human experience for as long as society can remember. Communication between individuals unifies humanity in the world today, even communicating through great distances using advancing technology. Thus, even though technology is so vital in our environment today, we argue that is not utilized to its full potential in our foreign language (FL) classrooms. This presentation will provide recommended guidelines on how to improve FL instruction by using various technologies by incorporating storytelling. Sponsor: TFLTA Strand: Collaboration

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English


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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM: EXHIBITS OPEN IN TENNESSEE BALLROOM A

Language Learning Through Global Simulations

Global simulations is an approach to teaching languages through role playing; it has been identified as an effective language teaching methodology, allowing teachers to reproduce “reality” within the confines of a classroom. It appears that acquisition is enhanced as a result of participation in global simulations. Various strategies promote increased student participation and encourage student choice. This session will present an overview of this approach as well as specific examples of classroom experiences of the presenter and several research projects.

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Elementary, Middle grades, Secondary, Supervisors Language of Presentation: English with English and French examples

Four Key Steps to Enhance Students’ Proficiency in Spanish

Cesar Salazar, Shelby County Schools

This session focuses on four key steps to enhance students’ proficiency in Spanish: classroom activities; making connections between Common Core State Standards, daily activities and culture; after-school club; and collaborative teacher planning. Presenters will share engaging classroom activities used in class, as well as discuss how to connect national and state standards with those activities. Presenters will also discuss how after-school club and collaboration between language teachers can benefit students, supporting them to achieve higher level of proficiency in Spanish.

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Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Elementary Language of Presentation: Spanish

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Promenade 3

Linking Standards and Proficiency to Your Classroom

Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Director of Education; Mary Lynn Redmond, ACTFL President, Wake Forest University How do National Standards, 21st Century Skills, and Common Core impact language teaching and learning? Find out how standards, proficiency levels, and classroom assessments can combine to inform state and local systems for teacher effectiveness. ACTFL resources help educators prepare for effective student learning by unwrapping the updated standards and linking them to proficiency levels. Sponsor: ACTFL Strand: Collaboration

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

I will provide resources and hands-on activities to use in the French classroom to treat the theme of the environment.

Sponsor: AFLTA Strand: Collaboration

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Applicable Language(s): French Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Directors Row 2

The Language Learning Platform (BYOD) – Anytime, Anyplace

Richard Nappier, Robotel, Inc.

Make language teaching easy for teachers and fun for students. This session provides an introduction to the SmartClass+ Language Learning Platform and how it can be used to structure different types of activities in an environment where students are using Windows based computing devices ( PC’s, Notebooks, Net-books or Windows 8.1 Tablets) iPad’s, MAC’s, or Android Tablets in a BYOD environment or a traditional fixed “language lab”. In the Classroom, on Campus or from Home. NOTE: Limited to 20 participants.

Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Directors Row 3

Planning and Delivering Instructional Excellence

Norah Lulich Jones, Vista Higher Learning This interactive session presents, in turn, format, content, strategies, and visual tools for planning and delivering high-quality, integrated and scaffolded lessons and courses. Participants learn how to define appropriate expectations, and experience content and tools to meet and assess each expectation. Each participant leaves with a personalized instructional plan, having identified the basics of their preferred content, strategies, and tools. A thorough reference handout is provided. Applicable Language(s): German, Spanish, Other

Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Level(s): Secondary, Postsecondary

Language of Presentation: English

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Sponsor: Shelby County Schools Strand: Activities and Strategies

Celine Simpson, Bentonville High School; Anna Beaulieu, Fayetteville High School

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Promenade 2

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The Environment: Thematic Unit

Barry Rowe, Université Sainte-Anne

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Interactive Notebooks in the Elementary World Language Class

Ayano Suzuki, Shady Grove Elementary

Make students take ownership in their world language learning experience with interactive notebooks! The session will mainly focus on the organization and implementation of interactive notebooks in world language classrooms at the elementary level. Presenters will discuss the role of the student and the teacher in the creative process, as well as organizational strategies regarding the implementation of the notebooks. The last topic will be on how to integrate feedback and reward systems within the notebooks to keep motivation high.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Sponsor: Shelby County Schools Strand: Activities and Strategies

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Directors Row 4

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Elementary, Middle grades Language of Presentation: English

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Directors Row 5

Need to Publish? Meet the Editors

Peter Swanson, Georgia State University; Kristin Hoyt, Kennesaw State University; Sheri Spaine Long, University of North Carolina at Charlotte This presentation includes an overview of the editorial process from submission to publication scholarly journals with examples from Dimension (SCOLT) and Hispania (AATSP). Tips for writing manuscripts, responding to reviewer feedback, and revising and resubmitting manuscripts are offered. Information about becoming a reviewer is also provided. Come with your questions about publishing. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Leadership / Advocacy

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Directors Row 6

FL Activities for Reinforcement, Remediation, and Review

Elizabeth Harrison, Houston High School

The purpose of this presentation is to briefly discuss the impact of instructional choices on student achievement, the need for continuous reinforcement and review of vocabulary and structure in the target language, and provide a sampling of possible activities, puzzles, and games that can be used in the classroom. Examples will be provided in French but are applicable to other languages.

Sponsor: MFLA Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Secondary Language of Presentation: English with French examples

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Southeast Ballroom A

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Strategies for Staying in the Target Language

Sharon Rapp, National President of Société Honoraire de Français; Patricia Carlin, University of Central Arkansas This research-based interactive session focuses on strategies for staying in, and keeping students in, the target language while still managing behavior, meeting state standards, being evaluated. Attendees will view, analyze, discuss teaching; learn tips for making target language use clearer to non-speaker evaluators; share strategies for student participation and assessment. Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Southeast Ballroom C

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10 SHORT (Short Helpful Off-line Reviewing/Teaching) Games

Devon Hanahan, College of Charleston

Everybody uses games occasionally, but not all of them work! These are ten short and easily implemented games that can rev up a tired class in minimal time while having them truly learn and review material. Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Promenade 2

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Analysis and (Re)Production of Dialects and Registers

Rebeca Bataller, Gettysburg College

Most Spanish current textbooks do not include activities designed to raise awareness and verbally reproduce linguistic varieties within the language. To achieve successful communicative competence, the learner should be able to understand, and reproduce linguistic regional varieties, as well as different registers. Hence, there is a need in the field of Spanish as a foreign language for pedagogical material that focuses on language variation. The purpose of this presentation is how to design linguistic variation activities to achieve this goal.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English

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Bringing Language Back to the Classroom

Emily Stewart, Cambridge University Press

Why are most American students who finish high school unable to speak another language? In fact, many American students can only speak a few isolated sentences, and comprehend even less. In this session, I’d like to focus on clear communicative “best practices” for teachers and instructors to actively use in their classroom to help learners experience the language in a way in which they can participate and produce the language. Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Secondary Language of Presentation: English

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Directors Row 1

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Will Thompson, University of Memphis

This presentation will introduce the audience to the rich history of the French presence in the upper Mississippi River region (in particular Illinois and Missouri) starting in the late seventeenth century, and to the continuing legacy of this presence in the region today. From historical sites to modern festivals, there is much that this region has to offer to French teachers and students alike. Classroom activities based on local folktales and songs will also be presented.

Sponsor: TFLTA Strand: Culture

Applicable Language(s): French Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

Culture Sparks!

Cheryl Maqueda, William Carey University Are you looking for ways to bring more culture into your classroom? Do you need some quick activities to fill in lesson gaps? This mini-workshop gets you ready to go! Activities include mini-lessons involving high culture as well as every-day culture. Handouts with links provided.

Sponsor: MFLA Strand: Culture

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary, Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

Thomas Sauer, Advanced Learning; Alyssa Villarreal, Shelby County Schools

Teacher evaluation, while important, is often a dead end. Very little happens after the event. How can we grow beyond that? This session focuses on a model that allows teachers to take charge of their own professional growth. Come learn about the TELL (Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning) Project and how it can help you maximize your effectiveness in establishing a learning environment, planning, teaching a lesson, assessing, choosing resources, collaborating with your program’s stakeholders and growing as a professional. Sponsor: Shelby County Schools Strand: Leadership / Advocacy

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Directors Row 4

025 Supporting the Teaching and Learning of German

Keith Cothrun, AATG

Learn about the many programs of the American Association of Teachers of German including professional development opportunities for educators at all levels. Gain strategies on how to use the Common Core standards to advocate for German. You’ll also find out more about AATG’s new online community, the newly revised National German Exam, scholarship opportunities, and ways to honor students at all levels of instruction. Join us to learn about our new initiatives! Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Leadership / Advocacy

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Applicable Language(s): German Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Directors Row 5

A Historical Perspective of Second Language (L2) Offerings

Ransom Gladwin, Valdosta State University

Using primary source material, academic catalogs and bulletins from 1913 to 2013, this research documented all second language courses and majors throughout the entire history of what is now Valdosta State University. Participants will predict major trends that affected course offerings, be presented with the results, and then discuss what such findings may say about the future. This presentation will tell all: the national and state-level story, as well as an intensely local and institutional tale. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Program Models

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Directors Row 2

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Getting Behind the Wheel: Driving Your OWN Professional Growth

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

When The Mississippi Was French

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Directors Row 3

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FRIDAY, MARCH 14

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM: REGISTRATION OPEN IN THE FOYER 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Directors Row 6

027 Teacher & Students Unite in Motivating Each Other!

Frank Kruger-Robbins, Garrett Schwartz (senior), and Ned Shashoua (senior), Pine Crest School Have you waited to attend a language session with “live” student demonstrations, student-teacher interaction, and a follow-up question-answer session? Wait no longer! Grade 12 Pine Crest School students, Garrett Schwartz and Ned Shashoua, will give “live” presentations outlining the value of project-based learning! The session will further highlight student presentations and technological enhanced projects at a wireless laptop school. Participants receive a notebook of student project handouts, rubrics, and access to an online Language Resource Site!

Sponsor: SEALLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Tennessee Ballroom B, C, D and E

Engage and Motivate the Reluctant Language Learner

Norah Lulich Jones, Fluency Language Consulting In this practical, participatory workshop participants experience and practice activities that motivate and reconnect reluctant and unmotivated students to teachers, their classmates, and language-learning itself. Practical information on why adolescents disengage from language-learning is paired with specific activities to overcome fear and disinterest. Language “truths” in action can return students to peer approval, learning, and personal identity. The highly-integrated steps provide participants immediate and practical understanding, activities, and resources. A thorough handout is provided.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Southeast Ballroom A

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Another “C” for Creative; Putting the Creative into Culture

Dolly Young, The University of Tennessee

SCOLT Awards Luncheon

June Carter, SCOLT President, Presiding The SCOLT Awards Luncheon will feature the announcement of the 2014 SCOLT World Language Teacher of the Year, SCOLT scholarship winners, Bostick award winners, Educator of Excellence and Founder’s Award recipients. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: N/A

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Exhibits Break

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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ridgelake

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This session will present culture projects designed to help develop FL students’ abilities to communicate in Spanish based on their individual interests, strengths, and motivations at the level of a firstyear Spanish university course. The activities also promote realistic self-expression in Spanish, encourage reflective learning, multicultural understanding, and empower students to set their own goals and monitor their own progress in Spanish. Teachers will walk away with written material that will foment fun, engaging, and insightful perspectives on Hispanic cultures.

Sponsor: TFLTA Strand: Culture

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Secondary, Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Southeast Ballroom B

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Technology in the Language Classroom

Anna Beaulieu, Fayetteville High School

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BEST OF AFLTA: We all want to incorporate technology into our classrooms, but who has the money to pay for it or the time to learn how to use it? What if it doesn’t work? This session focuses on enhancing lessons through the use of free and easy to learn technology. Some of the featured programs and apps will show teachers new and creative ways to evaluate students, flip the classroom, increase student interaction and discussion both in and out of the classroom.

Sponsor: AFLTA Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English


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FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Engaging Your Students: Strategies from the ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Linda Egnatz, ACTFL Teacher of the Year, Lincoln-Way Community High School; Mary Lynn Redmond, ACTFL President, Wake Forest University The ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year shares effective strategies to engage and motivate students, combining language and culture to develop learners’ language performance. These instructional strategies are applicable to all languages and all levels. Be inspired with new ideas and examples directly from the Teacher of the Year’s classroom.

Sponsor: ACTFL Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

Art as Inspiration in French-Language Classroom Dramaturgy

Creating Thoughtful Communication

Rosalie Cheatham, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Focusing on strategies for enhancing critical thinking, problem solving, flexibility and adaptability among learners, the presenter offers strategies for redesigning course projects and assessments utilizing 21st century skills to motivate student learning. Students are challenged to develop language skills to explore and solve in the target language current problems and issues of interest to them. Techniques for assuring that all modes of communication are assessed appropriately in a real world context are provided.

Sponsor: AFLTA Strand: Feedback and Assessment

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary, Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Directors Row 2

035 Demonstrating Performance with Digital Projects

Jeff Persels, University of South Carolina

Aurora Fiengo-Varn, Mississippi Valley State University

BEST OF SCFLTA: For its 7th annual production in March 2013 at the Columbia Art Museum (CMA), the Club Théâtre of the Columbia Alliance Française premiered an original series of interconnected one-acts. The script was inspired by and features individual paintings from the Dixon Collection (Memphis), exhibited at the CMA from late January through April 2013, “Impressionism from Monet to Matisse.” This session will cover the playwriting process and discuss ways it can be adapted to the foreign language classroom.

Let your students express their creative side while demonstrating their skills! Projects come alive with digital media and are shared with a larger community through blogs and voice threads. Incorporate the use of texting, digital images, and digital audio/video in thematic collaborative projects. Learn how to use cell phones as clickers and give feedback to students’ recording using SoundCloud. Participants will leave with ideas to use these tools as well as criteria and rubrics to consider when designing digital assignments.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Promenade 3

03 3 Role of Foreign Language Skills in the Modern Classroom

Jenny Faile, University of South Alabama

In today’s language classroom it is often difficult to find time to incorporate all of the foreign language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing and cultural awareness) in a communicative environment. Teachers are often forced to focus on some to the exclusion of others. What is often left out is cultural awareness - a topic that is vitally important to any language learner since culture is in many ways the very essence of the language and people.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

Sponsor: MFLA Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Directors Row 3

Showcasing SCOLT Scholarship Winners and Sponsors

Carmen Scoggins, SCOLT; 2013 and 2014 SCOLT Scholarship Winners and Sponsors Are you interested in applying for a SCOLT scholarship and studying abroad? Come to this session to meet the 2013 SCOLT scholarship winners to find out about their international experiences, meet the 2014 winners to learn more about the application process, and meet the scholarship sponsors. You can also meet SCOLT Scholarship Director, Carmen Scoggins. Circulate around the room to meet all these people and get excited about your opportunity to study abroad!

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Leadership / Advocacy

Applicable Language(s): French, Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Sponsor: SCFLTA Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): French Applicable Level(s): Secondary, Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English and French

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Promenade 2

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037 Socratic Circles in the Second Language Classroom

Ellen Rainey, Harber High School; Kristen Novotny, Springdale High School Demonstration of what a Socratic Circle is; Examples of ways to use a Socratic Circle in all levels of the Second Language classroom Level 1 through AP Literature.

Sponsor: AFLTA Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Directors Row 5

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

038 Focus on Proficiency

Leslie Baldwin, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools What do proficiency based standards look like? How can I use them in planning and instruction? How does this fit with Common Core, National Standards, and P21 Skills? Learn how North Carolina developed state standards based on the ACTFL proficiency levels and how this is changing teachers’ focus. Practical application to instruction and assessment will be discussed. Participants will apply the concepts to their own practice.

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Feedback and Assessment

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Directors Row 6

039 Spark Enthusiasm in Your World Language Classroom

Amy Haney, Kettering Fairmont High School; Katie Acosta, Carroll High School This fun interactive presentation will provide participants with creative and exciting ideas and tips for teaching culture, various grammar topics and verb tenses, and resources, games and activities for teaching vocabulary. Participants will play the games and DO the activities, so all will get to see how to infuse their classes with the ideas presented. Participants will get to watch brief video examples of students demonstrating the ideas, too. Examples provided in Spanish, but all world language teachers are welcome!

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Secondary Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Southeast Ballroom A

040 Innovations in Technology at Vanderbilt University’s CSLS

Todd Hughes, Rebecca Peterson, and Megan Myers, Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University’s new Center for Second Language Studies (CSLS) opened in fall 2012 and has played a central role in the integration of technology in the language curriculum. Following an introduction to various technological innovations at CSLS, the presenters will describe the use of wikis in an intermediate-level French language course and the use of teleconferencing (SKYPE) in a first-year Spanish course. The demonstrations will offer participants a clear understanding of how to use these teaching tools in the classroom. Sponsor: TFLTA Strand: Program Models

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Southeast Ballroom B

041 Engaging ALL Learners: Effective Lesson Plan Design

Scott Kissau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte BEST OF FLANC: This session will review the key stages of an effective foreign language lesson and will share a variety of ideas, strategies, and resources that can be used at each of these key stages. The goal of the session is to help foreign language teachers to develop fun, engaging, and effective lessons that get students involved, that give students a sense of control in the classroom, and that students perceive as relevant.

Sponsor: FLANC Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Southeast Ballroom C

Teaching Techniques from the TOYs

Shawna Catlett (FLANC), Jennifer Lusk (AFLTA), Laura Hall (MFLA), and Robert Patrick (FLAG), 2013 SCOLT TOY Finalists You won’t want to miss this Best Practice from the Best of SCOLT 2013 TOY Finalists session! Teacher of the Year finalists from all over the Southeast region will share dynamic, successful and varied lessons, activities, and assessments that connect to communities, other disciplines, and Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy. Be prepared to get up and move around and to come away with ideas to bring back for Monday morning!

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English


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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Directors Row 2

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Spanish Mnemonics and Acronyms

The A+ Classroom

Linda Markley, SCOLT/FFLA

Janet Bunch, Northwest MS CC

What really is at the core of a successful world language classroom? So much emphasis is placed on quantitative measures, yet there are so many non-quantifiable factors that affect student learning outcomes. Participants will learn more about the powerful role of the affective domain in second language acquisition as we explore effective activities and strategies that lower the affective filter, and subsequently, encourage risk-taking that enhances communication, deepens connections, builds community, enriches student performance and promotes life-long language learning.

Language learners often get the languages confused and quickly forget vocabulary and concepts taught in class. Mnemonics are retention devices, such as acronyms, rhymes and songs which are commonly used to associate previously learned material with new material. The presenter will share ideas about incorporating them into class time quickly and efficiently, and encourages the participants to bring and share their own creative ideas.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Directors Row 3

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Keeping the Sequence: From Mechanical to Communicative

Assessment to Inform Instruction

Alejandra Lejwa and Rosa Carter, Hutchison School

What does language performance look like? ACTFL provides a variety of assessments for distinct purposes. Examine examples from assessments of proficiency and performance, assessments tied to units of instruction, and the new assessment of performance (AAPPL). Build understanding of key characteristics of novice, intermediate, and advanced ranges of performance to guide classroom instruction and assessment.

Developing speaking skills requires a thoughtful sequencing of activities in each lesson plan. Moving students from practicing the language from mechanical, to meaningful, to communicative help them develop extended discourse and higher proficiency levels. In this session, presenters will share successful activities for any language level course. Presenters will also demonstrate how to modify and adapt activities to different content and structures. Session is open to all languages; however, student examples will be in Spanish.

Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Director of Education

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Directors Row 1

04 5 Innovative Spanish Elementary and Middle School Curriculum

Cindy Tracy, World of Reading

Published by the European publisher Eli, we will present “Vale” a Spanish course in 3 levels for the primary school – showing the student book, workbook, teacher’s book, audio cd and interactive dvd. We will then present “A Bordo”, just published in 2013 in 2 levels. There is a student book, workbook which includes a cd, grammar book, teacher’s guide with tests, audio cd for the class and digital book for the teacher. Both are completely in Spanish.

Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Elementary, Middle grades Language of Presentation: English

Sponsor: Shelby County Schools Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary, Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Directors Row 4

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Gedenktage: Teaching Momentous Historical Events

Horst Kurz, Georgia Southern University

The years 2014/15 will mark a unique alignment of anniversaries of several significant dates in (modern) German history. Find out which, and how to utilize this in a session presenting an approach along with materials and exercises focusing on issues of nation--national history, identity, symbols (including currency), geography, and borders--in a German, European, US, and international context.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Culture

Applicable Language(s): German Applicable Level(s): Elementary, Postsecondary Language of Presentation: German

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Sponsor: ACTFL Strand: Feedback and Assessment

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

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049 Promoting French In and Outside the Classroom

Jayne Abrate, Southern Illinois University ; Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ , Chestnut Hill College (PA) The presenter will highlight programs and services of the AATF that provide teachers with the tools need to conduct an ongoing and effective campaign to promote their program to parents, colleagues, administrators, and potential supporters in the community. Interdisciplinary projects will be discussed and how French teachers can collaborate with their colleagues in other disciplines. The session will include an extensive exploration of the on-line resources available through the AATF. Applicable Language(s): French Applicable Level(s): Secondary, Postsecondary Language of Presentation: French

Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Leadership / Advocacy

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Directors Row 6

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

050 Tips for Top Notch Teachers

Function-al Raps: One Way to Build Language Acquisition

John De Mado, John De Mado Language Seminars, LLC This highly interactive workshop fuses language acquisition with ‘rap’. Through music, handouts and laughter, teachers learn how to acquire the prerequisite background instrumentals (original sound tracks, sans lyrics) from the Internet, create and then perform ‘raps’ based upon specific language functions appropriate to novice, intermediate and pre-advanced levels. Guaranteed to inject excitement into the classroom, these activities will be ready for usage with students on Monday morning!

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Southeast Ballroom A

051 The 5th C – How to Reach the “Communities” Standard

Katie Acosta, Carroll High School; Amy Haney, Kettering Fairmont High School

Kelly Scheetz, Franklin High School; Amber Dexter, Ravenwood High School

This interactive session will show teachers how to spice up their language classes through the use of music, media, movies, and meaningful learning activities. The presenters will share tried and tested methods, tips, and ideas that can be used to get students excited about learning Spanish.

While teachers may be unable to assess whether students “use the language both within and beyond the school setting” or that they are “using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment”, there are ways to point students in that direction. This session will provide sample activities and assignments that require students to use Spanish in real-world settings, encouraging them to take a deeper interest in the language and getting closer to reaching the Communities standard.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ridgelake

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Tennessee Ballroom A

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Sponsor: TFLTA Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Secondary Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Southeast Ballroom B

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Exhibits Break

Using Technology to Improve Fluency in the Classroom

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Vanessa Spallone, Trinity Preparatory School BEST OF FFLA: This session is aimed at World Language teachers who want to create a learning community where interactive assignments, teacher-made webcasts, student work (audio and video) is easy with Google Apps for Education, Vimeo, Edublogs, Screencast-o-matic and Windows Journal. Many key websites and apps will be showcased to demonstrate how laptops and mobile devices can be used effectively in a One-to-One environment, where students have an opportunity to practice their fluency in the target language collaboratively and creatively while having fun!

Sponsor: FFLA Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English


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Parlons français c’est facile! This new website offers multimedia cultural content accompanied by fun activities adapted for novice and advanced mid-language learners.

Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): French Applicable Level(s): Secondary Language of Presentation: French

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Promenade 2

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Planning for and Reaching Proficiency: What It Will Take

Greg Duncan, InterPrep, Inc.

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Promenade 3

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CCSS for the Spanish Classroom Mario Nuñez, Santillana USA

Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary Language of Presentation: English

Discover the secrets of a successful AP Spanish program! Two veteran teachers share their experience and explain the new curriculum for both AP Spanish courses. They will facilitate fun, collaborative activities adapted from the Centro MundoLengua study-abroad program in Sevilla, Spain, and provide ready-to-use materials for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking students of all levels Every teacher of every level in every school will benefit from this session! Learn how to begin at the beginning without re-inventing the wheel!

Technology questions? Check out the Tech Corner at the SEALLT booth in the exhibit hall!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Directors Row 2

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New Online Tools Increase Student Productivity and Proficiency

Yvette Dewar, EMC Publishing

Preview EMC’s innovative online technology featuring Avenue, a video assessment tool, Flipgrid, a video tool used for oral practice and collaboration and i-Culture, authentic language available anytime, anywhere. Designed to give students opportunities to practice course skills, teachers now have a means to assess their students’ speaking skills as well as track their progress for one or over multiple years. Participants will receive free access. Increase student productivity outside the classroom 24/7 with EMC! Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary Language of Presentation: English

Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Directors Row 3

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Students as Language Ambassadors

Jenee Wright, Gulport High School

This session will provide two projects that can be carried out by foreign language teachers so their students can make a difference within their school setting and into their own society. Presenter will demonstrate how these two projects cover ACTFL’s 5 C’s.

Sponsor: MFLA Strand: Leadership / Advocacy

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Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

Sponsor: AFLTA Strand: Feedback and Assessment

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Participants will explore what are the ELA National Common Core Standards (CCSSO, 2010) and its implications for the secondary Spanish language classroom, including its alignment with the National Language Standards, and the Common Core en español. Participants will also explore the immediate impact of the implementation of the ELA CCSS in the Spanish classroom, what are its curriculum implications, as well as what criteria instructional materials must meet to comply with the requirements of the CCSS.

Kristen Novotny, Springdale High School; Ellen Rainey, Harber High School

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Students feel success or failure in their language classes based on how much and how well they can speak. Getting to that point requires focus and intentionality from their teachers. This session suggests 3 critical steps in getting there: setting proficiency targets; planning instructional pathways geared to reach the targets; and assessing both internally and externally to see if the targets are being met. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Directors Row 1

056 AP Spanish Success

Aurélie Surblé, Consulate General of France in Atlanta

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A Website for Sparking Interest in Learning French

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059 An Introduction to Portuguese

Mikle Ledgerwood, Samford University

Portuguese is the 7th most spoken language in the world, as a first language. It is a Romance language like Italian and French and very closely related to Spanish (Castellano). The presenter will use the time he has in this session to introduce this beautiful and useful language to attendees, focusing on the differences between Spanish and Portuguese to allow attendees to acquire as much Portuguese as possible in the short span of a session.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Program Models

Applicable Language(s): French, Portuguese, Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish and Portuguese examples

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Directors Row 5

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

060 Authentic Video in the Russian Language Classroom

Valentina Iepuri, The University of Mississippi This presentation will demonstrate how authentic video materials can be transformed into effective foreign language classroom activities. It will focus on the Russian language instruction at the beginning and intermediate levels, but can also benefit teachers of other foreign languages. The presenter will outline criteria for the selection of authentic video materials and will give practical suggestions for activities which can be used with feature films, animated cartoons, and TV commercials.

Sponsor: MFLA Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English with Russian examples

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Directors Row 6

ÂĄVamos a bailar! Learning Spanish Through Music and Movement

Tara Knopp and Amy Haney, Kettering Fairmont High School; Katie Acosta, Carroll High School This session will feature teachers learning some fun, popular dances that can be used to teach to students to reinforce topics such as prepositions, vocabulary expressions, and more. All participants will get ideas for using music and movement to jazz up their classes.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English and Spanish

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6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Southeast Ballroom A

25+ Engaging Activities and Projects for Learning a Language

Mary Jane Williams, Richwood High School

BEST OF WVFLTA: This session offers 25+ highly engaging activities. I include project-based learning situations like shopping and traveling, as well as make-and-take activities and other interactive ways to help language students. Also, incorporating technology in some activities may allow students to demonstrate oral proficiency, while teachers can do more in less time. I provide study aids and sample projects. A mini-round-table presentation style encourages participants to share their own ideas while learning how they might adopt and adapt the activities I present. Sponsor: WVFLTA Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Southeast Ballroom B

Yo mama!--How to Engage Students Daily in TL Conversation

Meredith White, CMCSS

BEST OF TFLTA: This session will be a high-energy, engaging session on taking advantage of everyday classroom situations in order to improve your students’ target-language comprehension and speaking skills--no worksheet required! Complete with step-bystep strategies, classroom video clip examples and authentic student feedback, attendees will leave with fun ideas that they can use Monday morning towards their language teaching objectives, student rapport, and overall sense of classroom community. Sponsor: TFLTA Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Southeast Ballroom C

Proficiency Grown in a Data Rich Environment

Michael Vatcher, Oak Forest Elementary School

This session will focus on how data gathering technology can seamlessly be incorporated into a variety of class activities ranging from traditional interpretive assessments to group or partner games and performance activities. Data gathering technologies will be used throughout the session in demo activities to show some ways common classroom activities can be adjusted to include these technologies. Participants will discuss how data can be used to increase student language proficiency, guide classroom instruction, and help teachers reflect on practices.

Sponsor: Shelby County Schools Strand: Feedback and Assessment

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English


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Place in the Core/Face in the Crowd: Advocacy of Integration

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Directors Row 6

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Bringing Awareness to Language Form in Science Instruction

Robert Peckham, Director, Globe-Gate Research

Elizabeth Lawrence-Baez, Lexington School District One

Foreign-language education must be embraced as a real core subject in K-12 to become fully beneficial to our American future. The web essay, “Foreign Languages An Essential Core Experience” provides supporting and persuasive evidence in in scientific discussion of cognitive development and brain health. Foreign language teachers must integrate common core into their curriculum, since literacy and numeracy are fundamental in all communication. They must also integrate themselves into their professional and learning communities, including all who are potential allies.

Content-based and immersion classrooms provide second-language learners instruction in content and language. However, often teachers focus predominantly on teaching the content and leave the acquisition of language structures to chance. As a result, students often produce non-target like language. Through counterbalanced instruction, teachers effectively teach content while also intentionally teaching language structures.

Sponsor: TFLTA Strand: Leadership / Advocacy

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Directors Row 3

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Traci S. O’Brien and Gilda Socarrás , Auburn University

FL teachers know that foreign languages are fundamental to Common Core goals, though they have not traditionally been included. What common language can we use to clarify our contribution to the Core? Proficiency! This session addresses two vital aspects of FL teaching: first, presenters discuss “uniting the core” via the creation of common proficiency goals for students on the basis of the ACTFL Guidelines; second, presenters highlight the importance of a “united (faculty) corps” to achieve these student learning goals. Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Directors Row 5

06 7 Beyond the Practice: Reflecting on Service Learning

Karina Vazquez, The University of Alabama ; Claudia García, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Kathryn Dwyer Navajas, University of Florida The focus of this presentation is to discuss social, cultural, and administrative implications of courses’ projects that involve learning/ doing service with the community keeping in mind specific local contexts, and particular academic research goals in this area as well. Through the revision of three different community based service learning experiences, this presentations will launch a series of observations and interrogants about the pros and cons, the extent and the limitations of this type of projects. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Collaboration

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Clark Tower

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SCOLT Sponsors and Patrons Business Meeting and Reception

June Carter, SCOLT President, Presiding

BY INVITATION ONLY: This special reception and business meeting on the 33rd floor of Clark Tower is for SCOLT’s Sponsors and Patrons. Shuttle service from the lobby to Clark Tower will commence at 7:00 PM. Your invitation is your ticket for both the transportation and the event. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: N/A

SCOLT Call for Proposals Proposal window: April 15 – August 15, 2014 Submit your session proposal at scolt.org Conference Dates: March 5 – 7, 2015 Renaissance Concourse Hotel

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Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Feedback and Assessment

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Proficiency and FL? Uniting the Corps with a Common Language

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6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Promenade 3

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K-12 to University: Maximizing Web 2.0 for Language Learning

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Kelly Frances Davidson, Valdosta State University ; Carrie E. Haight, Georgia Public Schools Although the increasing availability of Web 2.0 tools has made it imperative to reconsider what it means to effectively use technology in the language classroom (Fischer, 2013; Wang & Vásquez, 2012), articulation between K-12 and university language courses remains an important area of inquiry. This session will explore uses of Web 2.0 in kindergarten through undergraduate levels and engage discussion on how to make connections across stages to ensure that language learning is more effectively articulated using technology.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 15

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with French examples

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Southeast Ballroom A

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Surfs Up! Celebrating Caribbean Culture

Betsy Taylor, Franklin High School

Come learn about the unique culture of Martinique where the mix of traditions, customs and languages provides a rich context for our French classrooms. This presentation will focus on various aspects of the culture including music, dance, history, and language and provide attendees with numerous ideas to study Martinique in their own classes.

Sponsor: TFLTA Strand: Culture

Applicable Language(s): French Applicable Level(s): Secondary Language of Presentation: English and French

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Southeast Ballroom B

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TPR/TPRS: Engaging All Learners for Proficiency Grace Cowan, Betsy Layne High School

BEST OF KWLA: Looking to push your students to high levels of proficiency? Want to get students learning the TL from day 1 in an authentic, engaging manner? This session is an introduction to both TPR and TPRS methods of teaching; it will cover the basics including a sample lesson so you will know exactly what to do in order to start using TPR/S on Monday. Planning, student examples of work, curriculum, assessment, classroom set-up, and differentiation will also be discussed.

Sponsor: KWLA Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Southeast Ballroom C

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Classroom in the Cloud: Using Web 2.0 & More

Catherine Fortin, Foreign Language House, LLC

So what’s the Cloud anyway? Learn how to bring your classroom materials into the digital universe and web 2.0 where everything lives in the internet Cloud. Convert your file cabinets, lesson plans, and even your hard-drive in to digital files that you can access anywhere, any time. Even teach from the cloud on your classroom screen. Come on in to the Cloud! Bring a laptop or tablet so that you can get started. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Promenade 2

073 Identifying Transfer Errors in the Spanish Classroom

Timothy Alford, Claire Mitchell, and Kimberly Burrell, University of Alabama This presentation will cover common errors made by novice learners stemming from first language to second language transfer (English to Spanish). Specific topics include using por and para, days of the week, and verbal phrases. Beginning with theoretical background to explain why these errors occur, we will present different examples of these errors and how to address them. The presentation will conclude with pedagogical activities and resources for future use in the Spanish classroom. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Promenade 3

Teaching Reading in Spanish with the CCSS

Mario Nuñez, Santillana USA

Participants will review the ELA Common Core Standards (CCSSO, 2010) its implications for Spanish teachers teaching Spanish in a variety of instructional models (FLES, bilingual, dual language, Spanish for heritage speakers, etc.), including its Spanish version, the Common Core en español. Participants will explore the impact of the implementation of the Common Core Anchor Standards, specifically, the Anchor Reading Standards and the Six Educational Shifts of the CCSS, focusing in measuring and incorporating Reading Text Complexity in their Spanish Instruction.

Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Elementary, Secondary Language of Presentation: English and Spanish


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Using Poetry as the “Core” to Language Learning

Freddie Bowles, University of Arkansas Fayetteville Participants will be introduced to the rationale behind using poetry for language acquisition and community building. They will view a number of poetry examples from novice to advanced levels that aligns with any lesson topic and language. Participants will also have the opportunity to create their own poems. Sponsor: AFLTA Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Directors Row 2

This session will provide ideas for projects and games that will have students engaged and applying their language skills. The ideas range from activities and games to projects that can be as low tech or high tech as the teacher or students desire to make them. Handouts will be included.

Sponsor: MFLA Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Directors Row 3

Stephanie Dhonau, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Participants learn about the ACTFL WL P21 Skills Map and Common Core ELA State Standards as they pertain to preservice ACTFL/NCATE WL teacher education. Understanding that WL preservice training is the initial step in addressing educator effectiveness, one university preservice program strives to provide integrated exposure to the SFLL through P21 skills-infused and CCfocused models. The presenter will demonstrate a program planning matrix for infusing SFLL, P21 and Common Core Standards into teacher education using appropriate web 2.0 technologies.

Sponsor: AFLTA Strand: Program Models

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English

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Technology questions? Check out the Tech Corner at the SEALLT booth in the exhibit hall!

Tudo Bem! Brazilian Language & Culture in the Spanish Curriulum

Elizabeth Allen, Harpeth Hall School; Laura Beasley, Father Ryan High School; Theresa Bertrand, Saint Ann School Increasing focus on Brazil’s economic progress and the upcoming World Cup and Olympics have raised awareness about the U.S.’s largest Latin American neighbor. The June 2013 issue of Language magazine reports growing demand for Portuguese at the university level. The presenters have developed lessons to introduce and promote awareness of Brazil and Brazilian Portuguese in elementary, middle and high school Spanish curricula. These lessons allow students to compare and contrast Brazil and its Spanish-speaking neighbors in Spanish classrooms. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): Portuguese, Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Directors Row 5

Reflections of a Foreign Language Peer Evaluator

Tony Erben, University of Tampa; Silvina Iglesias and Valerie Fuchs, School District Hillsborough County In 2010, Hillsborough, the 8th largest school district in the US, received a $100-million Gates Foundation grant to improve its peer mentoring; peer evaluation; and professional development systems. Currently, all teachers in the district are assigned a peer evaluator. A Peer will visit teachers between 2 and 8 times per year. This presentation focuses on sharing the stellar practices two foreign language peer evaluators have observed in visiting over 400 lessons in the 2012/13 school year. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Collaboration

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Applicable Language(s): French, Spanish Applicable Level(s): Elementary, Middle grades, Secondary Language of Presentation: English

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Directors Row 6

What’s Hot in the Southeast? A Simmering Sample of Topics Part 1

Ann Marie Gunter, North Carolina DPI ; Ruta Couet, South Carolina Department of Education; Terri Hammatt, Louisiana Department of Education Part 1 will feature updates on state/national programming and evaluation. Come learn about dual language/immersion expansion, new state standards aligned to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and other national standards, teacher recruitment initiatives, LinguaFolio, and teacher effectiveness measures. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on what might work in their own state, district or school. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Program Models

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All levels, Supervisors Language of Presentation: English

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Uniting P21 Skills and Common Core in WL Teacher Preparation

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Directors Row 4

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Projects and Games: Ideas for Application

Laura Hall, Tishomingo County High School

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Directors Row 1

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Classroom & Kitchen: Food for Teaching Culture & Conversation

David Julseth, Cheryl Brown, and Regine Schwarzmeier, Belmont University This presentation explores ways to use food as a focus point for cultural study and conversation in the target language about art and literature with culinary scenes, cooking shows, authentic films, and music. Food can be used to introduce multiculturalism and lends itself to interdisciplinary teaching in areas such as geography, history, economics, and immigration. Examples will be from French, German, and Spanish courses and senior seminars but ideas can be modified for teaching other languages and at different levels.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Sponsor: TFLTA Strand: Culture

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Southeast Ballroom A

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Southeast Ballroom B

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Turn Your Students into First Time Authors

Karine Boulle, St. Anne’s-Belfield School

BEST OF FLAVA: You want your students to take risks, increase their fluency, perfect their written skills and still remain confident? This session will show you how to help your students write a book or ebook, using random pictures. Your students will love the freedom to incorporate their creativity with their language skills. Participants will be given lesson plans and will be able to adapt this lesson to their students’ level. Great promotional tool for your program!

Sponsor: FLAVA Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: French or English

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Southeast Ballroom C

Travel Changes Lives: How to Promote a Teacher Lead Trip

Saralee Peccolo-Taylor, Pellissippi State Community College As the new educational focus is on “common core”, a teacher lead trip abroad would promote such a goal. Guidelines for success in this endeavor will be shared from an experience teacher traveler, over 45 trips with students! The how, why and when of organizing a trip will be discussed with handouts available. The participants will embark on a virtual trip that will pique their interest and excite their ambitions to invite students on a life changing experience. Sponsor: TFLTA Strand: Collaboration

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Promenade 2

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The 3 P’s of a Successful Program

Dawn Samples and Liz Lawrence-Baez, Lexington School District One Purpose, Performance, Proficiency - leading to a Paradigm shift in how we view world language learning. Lexington School District One in Lexington, SC has experienced a shift in how languages are perceived, supported, taught, learned and assessed in the last 5 years. After years of planning, huge action steps have now taken place as part of the district’s strategic plan to reach a district goal of 75% of all 22,300 learners reaching the intermediate level by 2020.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Program Models

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Promenade 3

085 AATSP Programs, Resources, and Opportunities

Emily Spinelli, Executive Director, AATSP; Kelly Scheetz, Director, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, AATSP Participants in this session will learn about the numerous programs of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. This session will provide details about AATSP student activities including the National Spanish and Portuguese Exams, the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and the Poster Contest. This session will also highlight faculty opportunities including the study-abroad scholarship program, online classroom resources, webinars, and the annual conference. The session will end with a drawing for free AATSP memberships. Applicable Language(s): Portuguese, Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Learning Resources / Tools Spanish and Portuguese examples

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Directors Row 1

What’s The Essential Question?

Dave McAlpine, University of Arkansas at Little Rock The session focuses on deciding the essential question that will make a difference how students engage with the materials in a world language classroom. Information on forming the Essential Question, Backward Design, and how an IPA can assess the Essential Question.

Sponsor: AFLTA Strand: Feedback and Assessment

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English


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Streamlining, Making iLRN Work for You

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Directors Row 5

090 The National Standards in Spanish College Textbooks

Janet Bunch, Northwest MS CC; Corbyn Townsend and Ben Rivera, Cengage

Fleming Bell, Valdosta State University

Want to use technology but don’t know how to create or use it? Then welcome to iLRN. iLRN is a dynamic, all-in-one course management system that saves time and enhances the language learning and teaching experience. The presenters will share various options available for iLRN and its uses in a live and on-line classroom setting. An experienced iLRN user will share their experiences using iLRN, instructional strategies and insights into the benefits for your students.

This presentation will present a study of how the National Standards (5 C’s) are being addressed in some of the most popular textbooks in lower level Spanish courses. From organizing principle to window dressing, the Standards have arrived in various ways in the college curriculum. Not just for college-level instructors, high school teachers might like a glimpse of what their students can expect after they leave their Standards-based classes, move into a dorm, and take a Spanish class in college.

Sponsor: MFLA Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary, Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

Strategic Cultural Storytelling to Help Build Proficiency

Dinara Bowers, Peabody Elementary School The presentation will focus on reasons why cultural storytelling is important in language acquisition and how to utilize cultural storytelling in the foreign language classroom to make instruction fun, engaging and memorable! Using effective strategies and techniques in storytelling can help promote cross-cultural communication, student interest and ultimately build proficiency. Participants will be provided with examples of teacher-created cultural stories and extended activities in digital formats, which are adjusted to personalize thematic units and students’ learning experiences.

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Directors Row 4

The Latin Classroom & Proficiency Assessment—A Conversation

Caroline Kelly, Mitchell Community College

This session will offer Latin teachers an opportunity to share ideas and concerns regarding their State Departments’ of Education use of ACTFL Performance Descriptors and Proficiency Guidelines. The presenter is a member of the North Carolina Proficiency-101 Project—a collaboration between NCDPI and ACTFL charged with writing resources for building and assessing language proficiency, and with providing materials for classroom use and for professional development. Assessment examples in the three modes of communication—Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational—will be provided for examination and discussion. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Collaboration

Applicable Language(s): Latin Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Directors Row 6

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What’s Hot in the Southeast? A Simmering Sample of Topics Part 2

Ann Marie Gunter, North Carolina DPI ; Ruta Couet, South Carolina Department of Education; Terri Hammatt, Louisiana Department of Education Part 2 will feature updates on international initiatives and research. Come learn about global and international education policies, recruitment of exchange visiting teachers, partnerships such as Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), and research being done in collaboration with European partners. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on what might work in their own state, district or school.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Program Models

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All levels, Supervisors Language of Presentation: English

10:15 AM - 10: 30 AM Tennessee Ballroom A

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Sponsor: Shelby County Schools Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Elementary, Middle grades Language of Presentation: English

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Directors Row 3

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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM: REGISTRATION OPEN IN THE FOYER 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ridgelake

W13 What is Interculturality and How Do I Facilitate It?

Jacqueline Van Houten, Jefferson County Public Schools ; Ruta Couet , SC Department of Education The need for learners to develop intercultural competency is widely accepted, but how do we define it, benchmark it, assess it, and integrate it into language learning? Participants will learn about the rational for including interculturality in the 2013 refreshed standards and it how differs from the original Culture goal. Key topics include proficiency levels, use of the second language and peer interaction with native speakers. Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

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Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Culture

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Southeast Ballroom A

092 Ruth Ann Graham, Baylor School

Come learn how to generate excitement about using the target language, get your students engaged in speaking outside the classroom, and add visibility to your language program. Teachers will leave this session armed with everything they need (available in both print and digital form) to execute a four-hour language immersion day in which students rotate through stations like cooking, music, theatre, etc. Public or private, level 1-AP; an Immersion Day generates great momentum for any program, language, or level.

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Southeast Ballroom B

Creative Ways to Learn a Foreign Language

Yohanna Jiménez, William Carey University; Nolvia Ventura, Presbyterian Christian School BEST OF MFLA: Technology in the foreign language classroom is great! But what if technology fails or your school cannot afford it? This presentation will show simple hands-on activities that will provide a fun and interactive environment that is conductive to effective language learning. When students are active, engaged, and enjoying themselves, their retention of vocabulary and grammar is higher! Handouts will be provided.

Sponsor: MFLA Strand: Activities and Strategies

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Southeast Ballroom C

Para todo tiempo una canción, para toda canción una historia

Gabriela del Villar, University of Georgia

Are you tired of always asking students to fill in the blanks spaces whenever you asked them to listen to a song in Spanish? Through a multimodal approach, this session will introduce teachers to innovative ways of using songs altogether with Web 2.0 applications that will improve students’ listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills as well as cultural knowledge in the target language. A complete list of songs will be showcased for all levels of Spanish.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

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Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English and Spanish

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Promenade 2

CREATE Your Own Spanish Program with McGraw-Hill Education

Total Immersion Day

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

Patty Bohannan and Beth De La Cruz, McGraw-Hill Education

Join McGraw-Hill Education in our revolutionary session unveiling the new platform CREATE. Learn how we are leading the digital revolution in customized curriculum materials. Once the only option in instructional materials was selecting programs that were the best fit. Now districts can achieve the perfect fit by partnering with McGraw-Hill and CREATE for their curriculum requirements.

Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

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Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Secondary Language of Presentation: English and Spanish

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Promenade 3

Using Fables to Teach Francophone Cultures

Heather West, Samford University

As fables offer insights into the period during which they were written and into the region where they take place, this presentation will serve to introduce several legends of French-speaking Canada, France, and Switzerland in order to enable participants to discover the rich history, geography, language, and religion of those areas while communicating with one another to compare details. Participants will do several group activities and will be given more activities to be conducted in the K-12 and post-secondary classrooms.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Culture

Applicable Language(s): French Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English and French


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Hispanic vs. Latino: Do I Look Hispanic or Latina?

Paola Holden, Lake Hamilton High School What makes one be Hispanic or Latino? What is the difference between these two terms? Do I look Hispanic or Latina? Why? Talking Stereotypes.

Sponsor: AFLTA Strand: Culture

Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Directors Row 2

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Carmen Scoggins, Watauga High School

In the 21st century, staying connected is easier than ever. But to whom and to what should you connect? Learn how to collaborate effectively with your colleagues in order to build your own network and to relate to your students to ensure that they will be engaged. Also explore how the 21st century skills can help tie all your lessons together and make your subject matter real for your students. Come discover the essential connections!

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Collaboration

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Directors Row 3

Maximizing Student Performance Time in the Spanish Classroom

Thomas Soth, Northwest Guilford High School

If a teacher has 30 students in one Spanish class that lasts 50 minutes, how many questions does each students answer a day? How many performance tasks does each student complete each day? An unscientific study suggests that the answer is not enough. So come to this session to learn high and low tech methods about how to get students engaging in Spanish the maximum amount of time possible in class.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary, Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

Tracy Seiler, South Carolina Virtual School Program; Kimberly Freeman, Lexington Middle School Teachers of classical languages often struggle to fit the teaching and assessing of those languages into the modern language umbrella under which they often fall. In this session, come hear how Latin teachers in South Carolina are working to use proficiency guidelines and performance assessments to teach students to read Latin with increased fluency and to have a greater understanding of classical language and culture.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Leadership / Advocacy

Applicable Language(s): Latin Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Directors Row 5

101 Book Club 2.0

Raegan Lemmond, The University of Alabama Reading in the target language is often a challenge due to time constraints and student motivation. A book club becomes a fun way to engage students outside the classroom. This engagement becomes even better when two universities collaborate and interact using technology. Students of German at Auburn University and the University of Alabama read the same book and share their thoughts via the Web. The target language is now useful and fun outside of the classroom. Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with German examples

Sponsor: SEALLT Strand: Collaboration

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Directors Row 6

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Building a Travel Program with EF

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Katie Fuhrman, EF: Education First

At EF, we send over 100,000 students abroad a year to experience new cultures and bring their classroom to life. Once you choose the tour you want to take your students on, we will teach you how to recruit your students while we handle all the bookings. To help you feel more confident and prepared, we will send you to your choice of Paris, Rome, Berlin, Madrid or Beijing to experience EF first-hand at no cost to you. Bon voyage!

Sponsor: Exhibitor Strand: Culture

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary Language of Presentation: English

Latin Lives: Proficiency Guidelines and Classical Languages

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Connect 4: Students – Colleagues – 21st Century Skills – Real World

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Music to Enhance Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening Lori Nielsen, Searcy High School

Teachers will be presented with popular songs and hands-on activities that will enhance listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Examples of project based assessments for the four skills will be incorporated in the presentation. Evidence of the alignment of the National Standards for Learning Language with the Common Core Standards will be present.

Sponsor: AFLTA Strand: Collaboration

Applicable Language(s): French, Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Southeast Ballroom B

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

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Seven Activities for the Talkative Class

Aaron Mullins, Parkview High School

BEST OF FLAG: Today s classes are filled with social individuals. You feel like you can’t breathe without conversations popping up around the room. This workshop presents seven activities that take advantage of this social atmosphere. These activities will have students out of their seats and using the target language. Let’s use our students’ social nature to achieve language acquisition.

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Sponsor: FLAG Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary Language of Presentation: English

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Southeast Ballroom C

Language: The State of the Nation, and What You Can Do

Bill Rivers, Joint National Committee for Languages - National Committee for Languages and International Studies The US language enterprise stands at the nexus of globalization, intercultural communications, and the spread of stability and democracy worldwide. Our professionals are teachers, interpreters, translators and others. We enable the vital role played by language in 21st century citizenship. This session describes how the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Language and International Studies works to advocate for language in the US, and how you can help bring about change in your community and nationally. Sponsor: JNCL/NCLIS Strand: Leadership / Advocacy

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

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Integrating Culture in the Language Classroom

Carmen Carracelas-Juncal, The University of Southern Mississippi

According to Standards for Foreign Language Learning (1999), culture, not grammar and vocabulary, should be the true content of the foreign language classroom (p. 47). Even though Culture is one of the 5 Cs, most FL teachers find it difficult to integrate it in their teaching. In this session, the participants will discuss what makes teaching culture difficult and explore the application of the framework Intercultural Language Learning (IcLL) (Richards et al, 2011) to integrate culture into their daily lessons.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Culture

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Promenade 3

Spanish Grammar Made Simpler

James Linos, Darlington School

Do you have a tough time explaining the differences between the preterite and imperfect, indicative and subjunctive (and imperative), or para and por? If so, you are invited to attend a session where the answers are simple. Too simple? That is always possible, but do second- and third-year students really need to know every single exception to a general rule? Spanish grammar is already complicated, why make it more so.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): Secondary, Postsecondary, Supervisors Language of Presentation: English

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Directors Row 1

Language Performance with an Esprit de Corps

Roselyne Pirson, Bronsen Bloom (senior), and Brandon Halim (senior), Pine Crest School

In this session, teacher and students use their established “Esprit de Corps” to discuss a backwards design approach to language learning that focuses on skills-based projects and reflects ACTFL National Standards known as the “5 C’s”. Both share the stage to illustrate instructional goals for a French Language course that integrates presentational, interpretive and conversational modes of communication and present sample projects created by students centering on critical thinking, creativity media literacy skills.

Sponsor: SEALLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with French examples


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Cooperative Learning

Ivonne Whitehead, The University of Mississippi I will be giving a presentation on Cooperative Learning. According to Ross and Smyth (1995), Cooperative Learning is an approach to organizing classroom activities into academic and social learning experiences. For the past five years I have been working on ways to improve my Spanish classes’ student’s participation in class and keeping them motivated. The Cooperative Learning approach has been very successful for my students learning and for me as a teacher of a foreign language. Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

Sponsor: MFLA Strand: Activities and Strategies

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Directors Row 3

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National standards, state standards, 21st century skill map , and now Common core standards: feel like we are drowning in standards? Let’s look at ideas for organizing all of the standards to help you reach the goals of a proficiency-driven classroom! Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Elementary, Middle grades, Secondary Language of Presentation: English

Pacing guides are key elements world languages curricula which serve to organize the scope and sequence of linguistic and cultural material in a logical manner. When skillfully devised pacing guides establish a systematic system of accountability for both students and teachers. Frequently, however, pacing guides are expressed in overly simplistic terms of covering textbook chapters. This presentation present examples of pacing guides from around the SCOLT region, and make recommendations on how to construct a proficiency-oriented pacing guide.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Program Models

Preparing Students for the New AP Latin Exam

Dawn LaFon, Shelby County Schools

This session will address how to prepare students for each type of question on the AP Latin exam. Multiple choice, literal translation, spot questions and essay questions will be examined. Special emphasis will be given on how to use Latin support in their essay questions and how to make sure that students know how to translate as literally as possible. Applicable Language(s): Latin Applicable Level(s): Secondary Language of Presentation: English

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Directors Row 6

Technologenie — Be a Technological Genius in a #SNAP!

Linda Zins-Adams, Moeller High School

Don’t have access to or funding for technology? Frustrated by blocked sites? Even with these hindrances you can still infuse cutting-edge technology into your instruction easily, and without much preparation! Learn how to choose the right tool to match the communication mode and enhance these skills at every level! Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

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12:45 PM - 1:00 PM Tennessee Ballroom A

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1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Tennessee Ballroom B and C

SCOLT Unsession

Come to the Tennessee Ballroom for SCOLT’s first UNSESSION. Check the SCOLT registration desk for information on how to participate. Tweet #scolt14 to help determine the content of the session.

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11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Directors Row 4

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David Alley, Georgia Southern University

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Alyssa Villarreal, Shelby County Schools

Sponsor: Shelby County Schools Strand: Collaboration

Marathon, Sprint, or Stroll? Pacing’s Effect on Learning

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Drowning in Standards: Organizing your Toolbox

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Ready for the shiFt to hit the fan?

Andrea Perez, North Springs Charter High School So much of a teacher’s time is committed to the handful of students who are continuously disrupting the classroom and having to be addressed. Participants will learn how to dramatically increase the amount of time spent on instruction and decrease the amount of time they spend giving multiple warnings and repeated requests for misbehavior.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All levels, Supervisors Language of Presentation: English

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Promenade 2

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

W15 Unite with Computer Assisted Language Learning!

Come join in on a motivational workshop highlighting student projects at a wireless K-12 laptop / ipad school! This workshop shows how to easily create technological units for a dynamic and enjoyable language classroom environment. Using online technology resources and innovative apps, observe how the face of global learning is changing in uniting students with their peers and teacher in project-based learning! Participants receive a notebook of project handouts, rubrics, and access to an online K-16 Language Resource Site!

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English with Spanish examples

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Southeast Ballroom A

115 Innovative Assessments for the Foreign Language Classroom

Jennifer Lusk, Little Rock Central High School Tired of the same old pen and paper tests and boring assessments of your student’s abilities? Are you looking for ways to engage students in the learning process and still provide meaningful activities that are based around either authentic experiences or fantastically creative projects? This is the session for you. The presenter will go over 10 unique, engaging activities perfect for a variety of language classes at levels from elementary to university and discuss process, assessment, rubrics and technology involved. Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Southeast Ballroom B

Student Learning Targets

Soazic Pougault, Chackbay Elementary School BEST OF LFLTA: My presentation is on Student Learning Targets. I will answer some fundamental questions such as: What is a Student Learning Target? What is the background of it? How do we apply it to the language class? What tools can we use to write rigorous Student Learning Targets?

Sponsor: LFLTA Strand: Program Models

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Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Southeast Ballroom C

Spanish Pronunciation: Legends, Myths and Common Mistakes

Frank Kruger-Robbins, Pine Crest School

Sponsor: SEALLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

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Roberto Mayoral Hernandez, University of Alabama at Birmingham

BEST OF AAFLT: Most language teaching methods tend to put emphasis on grammar and usage, but there is little to no emphasis on pronunciation. As a consequence, students transfer the phonology from their native language into Spanish, which results in a heavy accent that frequently fossilizes. This presentation addresses some of the most prominent phonetic features of the Spanish language, and tries to dissipate several myths and legends associated with its pronunciation. At the same time, several resources and activities are provided. Sponsor: AAFLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

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Applicable Language(s): Spanish Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Directors Row 1

Up, Down and Around the World in the Outdoor Classroom

Andrea Knight, Nicole Lansdale, Jacqueline Kent, Ashley Navarro, and Jennifer Ferris, Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary Early language learning utilizing core curriculum in the outdoor classroom! We will share Thematic Units of outdoor studies that include Tree Life, Living things, the Organic Garden, the Butterfly Garden and the Rainforest. Through our collaboration we have created learning resources, activities and strategies to teach content through languages!

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Elementary, Middle grades Language of Presentation: English and Spanish


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SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Optimizing YouTube Videos in the WL Classroom

Aurora Fiengo-Varn, Mississippi Valley State Universtiy; Yohanna Jiménez, William Carey University When you find a useful YouTube video, you sometimes wonder how you can achieve the maximum efficacy from this video. There are web-based applications and other tech tools that can be used to enhance YouTube videos to modify existing content for a specific pedagogical goal. This session will show you a selection of tools that can help you take full advantage of YouTube videos. Learn to create karaoke, add subtitles, create quizzes, merge videos, extract a segment, and add annotations.

Sponsor: SEALLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Directors Row 3

An Innovative Way to Present the Four Skills

Ana Capanegra and María Jesús Centeno, University of Alabama

This presentation examines the importance of the use of authentic materials in the foreign language classroom, the integration of the four skills, and the approaches that can be used to enhance language teaching and engage the students in the learning process. These approaches support an innovative way to integrate the four skills simultaneously in the language classroom through the use of authentic material. The proposed activities can be adapted to all levels for the teaching of any language.

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Michelle Olah, Seminole County Public Schools

Businesses are using QR codes everywhere to get their message across. Learn how YOU can use QR codes in your class to get information to your students personal devices IMMEDIATELY in a fun and creative way.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM Directors Row 5

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Electronic Translation Tools: A Hands-on Look

Errol O’Neill, University of Memphis

Language learners and instructors have access to an ever-growing variety of free and inexpensive translation tools. From websites to smartphone apps, technology allows users to translate not only written texts, but spoken and visual input as well. While my research (O’Neill 2013) has indicated online translators may improve student output, concerns remain about accuracy and the appropriateness of these and related tools in our classrooms. This workshop will provide hands-on demonstrations as well as a discussion of pedagogical implications.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Learning Resources / Tools

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Secondary, Postsecondary, Supervisors Language of Presentation: English with French and Spanish examples

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): Middle grades, Secondary, Postsecondary Language of Presentation: English

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Directors Row 4

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Movie-Making: An Innovative Approach to German Cinema

Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, University of North Texas

This session will present several student film projects that demonstrate the assimilation of cultural knowledge, the application of critical thinking skills, and the acquisition of film-making techniques. Session participants will learn how to design and implement a film project, will learn how to evaluate the project, and will practice group assessment through the use of polleverywhere. Participants will receive step by step instructions for the design, implementation, and evaluation of the project.

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

Applicable Language(s): All Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

Applicable Language(s): German Applicable Level(s): All Language of Presentation: English

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SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Sponsor: SCOLT Strand: Activities and Strategies

It’s Hip to be Square - QR Codes in World Languages Class

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

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ACIS Educational Tours

Representative: Julie Fratarcangeli & Tricia Holda

ACIS provides the highest quality in educational travel experiences to Europe, the Americas, Asia and beyond. Since 1978 we’ve helped teachers and their students discover the best of the world and the best of themselves through experiential learning opportunities and culturally connective tour inclusions. 343 Congress Street, Suite 3100 Boston, MA 02210 800-888-2247

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AFS has been a leader in international high school student exchange for more than 65 years. Each year, AFS-USA sends approximately 1,100 US students abroad, provides $3 million in scholarships and financial aid, and welcomes 2,300 international high school students who come to study in US high schools and live with host families. More than 5,000 volunteers in the US make the work of AFS possible.

srich@afsusa.org http://www.afsusa.org

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

Representatives: Jayne Abrate & Mary Helen Kashuba

The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our nearly 9000 members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and the National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand Concours, French Honor Society, and National French Week, holds an annual convention, and produces a wide variety of teaching and promotion materials. AATF Mailcode 4510 SUIC Carbondale, IL 62901 618-453-5731

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American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

Representatives: Debra Nigohosian & Kelly Scheetz

The AATSP is devoted to the promotion of all Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian languages, literatures, and cultures through an annual conference, academic publications, national Spanish and Portuguese examinations, student honor societies, and professional development activities. 900 Ladd Road Walled Lake, MI 48390 248-960-2180

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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry, focusing on issues critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher. 1001 North Fairfax Street Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314 703-894-2900

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Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association (AFLTA)

Representatives: Stephanie Dhonau & Pam Reynolds

AFLTA is dedicated to providing Foreign Language Educators with the tools they need to stay relevant in today’s changing education system. We provide professional development, immersion sessions, updated information regarding advocacy for languages, and newsworthy information from the field. University of Central Arkansas 201 Donaghey Avenue, Irby Hall 201 Conway, AR 72035 501-450-5648

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Avant Assessment

Avant Assessment is a leading global provider of language proficiency assessments in education, business and government. With expertise in linguistics, assessment design, technology and education as our foundation, we develop and deliver effective tools to support personalized learning and improved education outcomes for every learner.

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Breaking the Barrier

Representatives: Tim Conner & Palmer Higgins

Breaking the Barrier publishes excellent materials for learning Spanish and French. Our books are core textbooks and workbooks combined. To supplement the books, we offer audio CDs recorded by native speakers from many countries, answer keys, and a testing program. We also have been making a splash in education with our new iBook textbooks, which are our full textbooks on the iPad for only $14.99! 63 Shirley Rd. Groton, MA 01450 978-448-0594

Why are most American students who finish high school unable to speak another language? In fact, many American students can only speak a few isolated sentences, and comprehend even less. In this session, I’d like to focus on clear communicative “best practices” for teachers and instructors to actively use in their classroom to help learners experience the language in a way in which they can participate and produce the language. 32 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10013 212-337-5014

estewart@cambridge.org http://www.cambridge.org

Cengage Learning

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Representatives: Corby Townsend & TBA

Our Mission is to be the most respected and innovative source of teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. We are leading the transition from print to value-added digital and custom solutions by developing a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, capitalizing on synergies across our businesses and delivering innovative products and services that cannot be matched by our competitors. 20 Channel Center Street Boston, MA 02210 800-354-9706

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higheredcs@cengage.com http://www.cengage.com

Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE)

Representative: John Wilson

Representatives: David Bong & Steve Pace

940 Willamette Street Suite 350 Eugene, OR 97401 888-718-7887

Cambridge University Press

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Representative: Emily Stewart

Representative: Jaime Bernstein

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info@tobreak.com http://www.tobreak.com

The Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE), is a nonprofit organization that works to promote international understanding through programs, research, discussion, policy planning, and professional development workshops. We partner with like-minded organizations such as the International Baccalaureate, Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero, and TeachUNICEF to promote international education, language learning, cultural understanding, and the ability to examine situations from a range of perspectives. 2890 N Fulton Dr NE Atlanta, GA 30305 404-848-9044

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info@casieonline.org http://casieonline.org

Centro MundoLengua

Representative: David Hirsch

SCOLT Scholarship Sponsor: This scholarship is available to secondary school teachers of Spanish who teach AP classes or will soon teach AP classes. The recipient can choose an AP Spanish Language Summer Institute or an AP Spanish Literature Summer Institute in Seville, Spain. Aire 5, bajo 41004 Seville, Spain 34-954-004-265

info@centromundolengua.com www.centromundolengua.com


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Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Representative: Aurélie Surblé

SCOLT Scholarship Sponsor: These scholarships, available to French teachers in levels K-12, provide three weeks of study during July in France. They include registration, tuition and a certificate of attendance, and an allotment for lodging, meals and expenses while in France. Not included: transportation to France. Stop by and see what other services the French Consulate can offer you. 3399 Peachtree Rd. NE Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30326 404-495-1660

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aurelie.surble@diplomatie.gouv.fr http://www.consulfrance-atlanta.org

EMC Publishing

EMC offers textbook programs, readers, games, activity books, and EMC’s i-Culture---exclusive internet technology, for K-12 Spanish, New 4-level French program, German, Chinese, Italian, and Arabic. Ask about Avenue™---an innovative platform for building custom language tasks to capture, evaluate, archive, and visualize progress of video-based learner performances in any world language classroom.

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educate@emcp.com http://www.emcp.com

Estudio Sampere

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usa@sampere.es http://www.sampere.com

Hello-Hello

Representative: Sarah Gontijo

Hello-Hello is a leading mobile language learning company, offering apps for iPad, iPhone and Android devices to complement classroom activities. Our lessons were developed in collaboration with ACTFL and are being adopted by schools and universities throughout the United States. Our apps come with a comprehensive analytics platform so teachers can track progress for individual students. 3030 K St. NW Suite 102 Washington DC 20007 202-701-6565

PO Box 9707 Roanoke, VA 24020 540-362-6214

millerl@hollins.edu http://www.hollins.edu/huabroad

ISA High School

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Our mission at ISA High School is to provide high quality language and cultural immersion opportunities for high school students so that they can explore the world around them. ISA-HS offers short-term high school study abroad programs for college credit and volunteer programs for students who want to go abroad and make a difference. Destinations in 2014 include China, Costa Rica, England, France, Italy, Ireland, Peru and Spain.

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hs@studiesabroad.com http://studiesabroad.com

McGraw-Hill Education

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Representative: Martha Payne

SCOLT Scholarship Sponsor: This scholarship is available to teachers of Spanish K-16; it provides three weeks of study in Spain or Ecuador. It includes tuition, room and boad in one of several locations in Spain or in Cuenca, Ecuador. Not included: transportation to or transfer within Spain or Ecuador. Stop by to find out more.

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The Hollins Abroad-Paris program was founded in 1955 and combines outstanding classes, field trips in and around Paris, guided group excursions to other regions of France, and special academic options (including internships) to provide a comprehensive and immersive French cultural experience. Our full-time director is a native of Paris who has studied and taught in the U.S. and is a specialist in French language and literature.

1112 W Ben White Blvd

Representative: Javier Vázquez

C/Lagasca, 16 Madrid, Spain 28001 34-91-431-4366

Representative: Lauren Miller

Representative: Rachel Weaver

Representative: Yvette Dewar

875 Montreal Way St. Paul, MN 55102 800-328-1452

Hollins Abroad-Paris

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sarah@hello-hello.com http://www.hello-hello.com

Join McGraw-Hill Education in our revolutionary session unveiling the new platform CREATE. Learn how we are leading the digital revolution in customized curriculum materials. Once the only option in instructional materials was selecting programs that were the best fit. Now districts can achieve the perfect fit by partnering with McGraw-Hill and CREATE for their curriculum requirements. 512 Belair Way Nashville, TN 37215 615-604-5438

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Patti.Viars@mheducation.com https://www.mheonline.com/

Middlebury Language Schools

Representative: Timothy Page

For 100 years, the Middlebury College Language Schools have conducted intensive summer immersion programs for undergraduate and graduate credit. Using the Language Pledge® and our 24/7 immersion environment, students attend classes in the morning, have meals with professors, and participate in interactive, task-based learning in the afternoon and evening. Beginner to advanced level instruction is offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. 14 Old Chapel Road Middlebury, VT 05753 802-443-5510

languages@middlebury.edu http://www.middlebury.edu/ls


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Mississippi Foreign Language Association (MFLA)

Representatives: Aurora Varn & Janet Bunch

The Mississippi Foreign Language Association is constituted to encourage active interest and research in languages other than English (LOTE) as well as the advancement of the study and teaching of LOTE in schools, colleges and universities. Through its regular activities - annual conference, speakers, bulletins, publications and special events, as well as lobbying and providing the media with relevant information - it seeks to create and sustain such interest. 200 W President Avenue Greenwood, MS 38930 662-466-0853

afiengovarn@yahoo.com http://www.msfla.org

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Pearson

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Representatives: Julie Tourget & Shane Duncan

The Best has just gotten Better! Come to the Pearson booth to see the 2014 Realidades Digital Edition. Examine our NEW programs for the revised AP Spanish and French Exams. Check out recent changes we have made to our other language offerings. We will see you at the Pearson exhibit! 122 West Newkirk Lane Oak Ridge , TN 37830 865-246-9450

melinda.parish@pearson.com http://www.pearsonschool.com

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Robotel Inc.

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Representatives: Rick Nappier & Michael O’Gara

Robotel is a world leader in Digital Language Lab solutions. Robotel’s SmartClass+ Language Learning Platform is designed for Any-time, Any-place, and Any-device learning environments, and can be used with fixed or mobile language labs, self-study classrooms, and internet-based home study. SmartClass+ works with iPads, Android tablets, Windows tablets, Windows PCs, Macs, and can be used in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environments. 203 Kylewood Court Ballwin, MO 63021 636-243-0898

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rnappier@robotel.com http://www.robotel.com

Representative: Daniel Maaske

Sanako is the global leader in language labs and language teaching solutions. We believe that language learning should not be limited by devices or places. This is why we are transforming from a language lab vendor to a provider of the very best tools for language skills development. These tools are not tied to a lab or classroom environment and can be used anywhere, any time. 207 Amelia Lane Peachtree City, GA 30269 770-217-9793

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Daniel.Maaske@sanako.com http://www.sanako.com

SANS Inc. 21st Century Technology for Language Learning

Representatives: Mark Goodin & Stella Derum

Do you want to engage students interactively, provide individualized learning, build student’s confidence in communicating, and develop 21st century skills? Sony and SANS technologies for world language programs provide instructional tools to boost student activity in school, or at home 24/7. Sony Virtuoso™ networked language lab and SANSSpace™ virtual platform provide more opportunity for real-world language learning. Let’s discuss your program’s goals and needs. 10 White Wood Lane North Branford, CT 06471 877-315-7267

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sderum@sansinc.com http://www.sansinc.com

Santillana USA Publishing CO., Inc.

Representatives: Pam Elsey & George Melendez

Santillana USA offers the largest selection of culturally authentic K-12 Spanish resources: instructional programs, children’s and young adult books, reference materials, and professional development. We collaborate with Santillana offices worldwide to bring teachers and students the best in Spanish language and culture. 2023 NW 84 AV Doral, FL 33129 305-591-9522

cbacigalupo@santillanausa.com http://www.santillanausa.com

Shelby County Schools

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Representatives: Alyssa Villarreal & Jane Davis Official district website: www.scsk12.org

Rosetta Stone Education

Representative: Franklin Moomaw

Since 1992 Rosetta Stone Education has been changing the way students learn language. Our programs for English and world language learning are being used by over 25,000 schools. The content is available online including mobile apps for learning on-the-go. The education landscape is rapidly changing and we must provide our students with the technology tools they need to be successful in the 21st century economy. Are your students prepared? 125 W. Market St Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-280-6268

Sanako Corporation

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fmoomaw@rosettastone.com http://www.rosettastone.com/k12

2485 Union Ave Memphis, TN 38112 901-416-5300

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villarrealam@scsk12.org http://SCSworldlanguages.weebly.com

Southeast Association for Language Learning Technology (SEALLT)

Representatives: Stacey Powell & Raegan Lemmond

As a regional group of IALLT, SEALLT strives to support language educators in the 5-state area with information and assistance regarding technology equipment, supplies, vendors, apps, Web resources, operating policies and procedures, trends and research, and implementation. Please stop by our Technology Corner in the Exhibit Hall with any questions you may have. If we don’t have an answer for you, we will connect you with someone who does! 6030 Haley Center Department of Foreign Languages Auburn University AL 36849 334-844-6381

powelst@auburn.edu http://www.iallt.org/group/southeast


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Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)

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Representative: David Jahner

The mission of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching is the advancement of the study of modern and classical languages and their literatures and cultures at all levels of instruction. Stop by to visit our Silent Auction and buy a SCOLT T-shirt! P.O. Box 33615 Decatur, GA 30033 404-290-1942

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scoltdj@gmail.com http://www.scolt.org

Stevens Learning Systems Inc.

Representative: Jamie Hincemon

Inspired by our customers’ needs, Stevens Learning Systems assimilates instructional technology with classroom teaching through continuous training and support, and workshops presented by a leading language advisor on standards-based curriculum, performance-based assessments and rubric design. Not just another language/learning lab company, Stevens Learning Systems Inc. has assessed and met the needs of the World Language educator in the teaching classroom. 4034 Enterprise Way Suite 130 Flowery Branch, GA 30542 800-445-7203

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Jamie@SLSILabs.com

Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association (TFLTA)

Representatives: Will Thompson & Dolly Young

The Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association is the primary organization in the state of Tennessee devoted to promoting and advocating for the teaching of foreign languages at every level, from FLES through doctoral studies. The association’s primary activities include an annual conference, regional events, and an online journal. 108 Jones Hall Foreign Languages and Literatures The University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152

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tflta@yahoo.com http://www.tflta.org

The University of Memphis, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Travel and Education

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Representative: Patrizia D’Adamo

Studying abroad has never been easier. T&E works with the universities and programs directly. We offer competitive prices and advances human/technical resources. T&E provide language and culture courses, with specialty programs in specific fields of interest – with intensive language instruction at your specified level. we also offer socio-cultural activities for students, alongside T&E guides for integration components. Specialty programs are offered in the fields of business, medicine and law. 111 South Independence Mall East Suite 970 Philadelphia, PA 19106 866-559-0235

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Vista Higher Learning

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Representative: Norah Jones

Independent, specialized, and privately owned, Vista Higher Learning was founded in 2000 as a publisher focused exclusively on world languages. We are committed to helping people communicate across languages and cultures. 500 Boylston Street, Ste 620 Boston, MA 02116 800-618-7375

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World of Reading, Ltd.

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Representatives: Cindy Tracy & Mitchell Tracy

Since 1989, World of Reading, Ltd. has offered the largest variety of Foreign Language and ESL materials - Software, DVDs, Audio CDs, Tshirts, Games and Books - over 100 languages – all at discounted prices, for ages 0-99. We have found great products for learning another language and for learning IN another language. Visit us online at www.wor.com – call or email for objective recommendations for YOUR needs. P.O. Box 13092 Atlanta, GA 30324 800-729-3703

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polyglot@wor.com http://www.wor.com

Worldstrides International Discovery

Representative: Jenna Missenis

Representative: Will Thompson

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Memphis offers coursework in eleven different languages, a vibrant undergraduate major with more than 250 students in nine different languages, and a Master of Arts program in Romance Languages (French, Spanish). The department also has an array of faculty-led study abroad programs, for which students benefit from numerous scholarship opportunities. 108 Scates Hall The University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38111 901-678-2507

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wjthmpsn@memphis.edu http://www.memphis.edu/fl

Worldstrides International Discovery has been operating educational travel services for adult and student tour groups for over 30 years. International Discovery differentiates itself from other educational tour operators by having a unique educational travel structure, as well as clearly defined touring and travel philosophies. 32 N Augusta St Staunton, VA 24401 540-885-4564

deniser@worldstridesdiscovery.org http://www.educationaltravel.org


SANS is pleased to sponsor the SCOLT 2014 Leadership Luncheon.

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7:34 pm TEXT MESSAGE Hey, have you done Sr. Martín’s Spanish assignment yet?

8:42 pm SPANISH HOMEWORK Recording done and submitted in SANSSpace!

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9:45 pm REAL-WORLD CONTENT Checking out the video link Sr. Martín posted in SANSSpace about life in Spain.

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SCOLT 2014 Conference Program  

Program of the 49th annual conference of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT): March 13 - 15, 2014 in Memphis, TN at the Hil...

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