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.



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 – Session 1- Friday 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM


“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 – Session 13- Saturday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


  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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