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.



SCOLT 2019 Conference – Myrtle Beach, SC @ Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day
AATSP-MN / University of St. Thomas, MN @ University of St. Thomas
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Developing Authentic Lessons – presented by Kara Parker

Collaborate on your new thematic unit inspired by culture and authentic resources! Experience communicative lessons organized by “I can” statements, to jump-start your own lessons. See different ways to combine engaging authentic resources with adaptable activities. Walk away with inspiration to build your own lessons for any thematic unit.

Part 1: Designing a thematic unit inspired by culture

Part 2: Choosing communicative “I can” statements

Part 3: Experiencing lessons and seeing the planning process

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

Reserved – Watchung, NJ
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day


  1. Kara Parker

    Hi Elizabeth! Here’s the main link for SCOLT – 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!

  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.

    • Kara Parker

      Hi Lorie! Central States is the regional conference in Ohio this next year. Here’s the website: 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!

  3. Merry Sara

    Will you all ever make it out to California?

      • 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

  4. Candis Carey

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


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