Calendar ~ Where we will be next

Here are some upcoming conferences and workshops that we will be presenting, so join us if you can! Scroll to bottom of page for the complete calendar.

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Jan
26
Sat
MDE / MCTLC @ Minnesota Department of Education Conference Center A or B
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Session 3: Interpretive

Jan. 26 9am-1pm (45 min working lunch)  $42 a session

How does proficiency influence instruction in the interpretive mode?  Let’s explore a variety of ways to plan performance-based lessons, using the interpretive mode to build into rich and meaningful interpersonal and presentational activities.  Time will be given to work in language- and level-like groups to collaboratively plan performance-based interpretive activities for daily lessons.

Presenters: Megan Budke, Karen Nickel & Kara Parker

Feb
15
Fri
Charleston County School District
Feb 15 all-day
Feb
23
Sat
MDE / MCTLC @ Minnesota Department of Education Conference Center A or B
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Session 4: Let’s get (inter)personal!

How does proficiency influence instruction in the interpersonal mode?  Let’s explore a variety of ways to plan performance-based lessons that have students communicating in the interpersonal mode in rich and meaningful ways.  Time will be given to work in language- and level-like groups to collaboratively plan performance-based interpersonal activities for daily lessons.

Presenters: Megan Budke, Karen Nickel & Kara Parker

Mar
14
Thu
Central States Conference 2019 – Columbus, OH
Mar 14 – Mar 16 all-day

“Peace, Love and Proficiency: Where Methodologies Meet”

Presented by Kara Parker & Mira Canion

Description: Do all methods lead to the same proficiency outcomes? Two educators from very different approaches, task-based and storytelling, will showcase the finer points of comprehensible input and proficiency-based instruction within a common unit for audience reflection and discussion about communicative language teaching.

Length: 60-minute session     Presentation in: English         Examples in: Spanish

Date/Time/Room – TBD


 

“Brownies with Spinach: Sneaking Grammar in Communicative Lessons”

Presented by Kara Parker

Description: Accuracy is important but how does it fit with communication? Many teachers are unsure of what to do with grammar instruction as they move toward proficiency. Rethink what is needed based on proficiency guidelines. See daily objectives and activities to teach it in context. Give the benefit of grammar without the bad taste!

Length: 60-minute session     Presentation in: English      Examples in: Spanish

Date/Time/Room – TBD

Apr
13
Sat
MDE / MCTLC @ Minnesota Department of Education Conference Center A or B
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Session 5: Power up the Presentational Mode! April 13

How does proficiency influence instruction in the presentational mode?  Let’s explore a variety of ways to plan performance-based lessons that have students communicating in the presentational mode in rich and meaningful ways.  Time will be given to work in language- and level-like groups to collaboratively plan performance-based presentational activities for daily lessons.

Presenters: Megan Budke, Karen Nickel & Kara Parker

7 Comments

  1. Kara Parker

    Hi Elizabeth! Here’s the main link for SCOLT – http://www.scolt.org This is a regular session so you do not have to do an extra sign up to attend. Just register for the conference. Looks like it is going to be a great conference!

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  2. Lorie Rodgers

    What is the Central States Conference and Where is it? Would you recommend it over the Minnesota Council conference? I am from Texas and teach at a private school.

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    • Kara Parker

      Hi Lorie! Central States is the regional conference in Ohio this next year. Here’s the website: https://csctfl.wildapricot.org I haven’t been to the Minnesota conference yet so I can’t compare it! When I’m looking for conferences to attend, I usually look at the program to decide if there are several sessions that support my growth goals and what I want to improve. If you are looking for more local conference, TFLA is great!

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  3. Merry Sara

    Will you all ever make it out to California?

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      • Jennifer Myers

        Can you send the pricing information so I know how much it would cost to bring you out to California for a workshop? Thanks!

        J. Myers
        Department Chair World Languages
        West Covina HS

        Reply
  4. Candis Carey

    Hello! Will you be presenting at ACTFL this year? If so do you know what times? Thank you!

    Reply

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