The following is a list of recommended TPRS/CI-friendy sessions.
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FRIDAY, Nov. 21
Learning Strategies I
TPRS and Project-Based Instruction for Mandarin Chinese
Presenter: Reed Riggs, University of Hawaii At Manoa
Explore 1st-year Mandarin Chinese student portfolios, with story-writing of surprising outcomes. We’ll walk through the web-based technologies students used, and their final self-designed website. Discover student motivations and preferences for content as we tackle the nuts and bolts of aligning an L2 textbook with prior L1 cultural knowledge.
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM – “Grand Hyatt Room: Presidio A ”
How to Balance Meaningful Lessons with Approved Curriculum
Presenter: Mira Canion, Northglenn Middle School
Co-presenter: Lisa Lilley, Springfield MO Public Schools
A reality of the language teaching landscape is that many districts dictate curriculum that limits student engagement and global competence. In this lively session, the presenters will share strategies for curriculum adaptation and will showcase units derived from textbooks that still allow for student input, critical thinking and creativity.
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 214 D
SATURDAY, Nov. 22
The Power of Pinterest!
Presenter: Noemi Rodriguez
Learn how to utilize the website: Pinterest to organize and gather online resources for the world language classroom, all levels.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 215
Bullseye: Dozens of Ways to Hit the 90% Target!
Presenter: Carrie Toth
What is your percentage? Is your classroom reaching the 90% target language goal? In this session, participants will explore a variety of ways that they can boost their use of the TL every day. Through authentic resources, cultural units, and reading strategies, participants will learn how hitting the target is both attainable and enjoyable!
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 217 D
Untextbooking: There’s nothing Textbook About It
Presenters: Rachel Ash, Bob Patrick, Miriam Patrick
Language teaching does not need to be chained to a textbook. Whether a teacher is seeking only to add authentic materials or to revise his or her entire curriculum, this session will provide ideas and simple instructional strategies to bring even difficult authentic materials into the grasp of all the students in the classroom.
4:00 PM-5:00 PM – Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 214 A
SUNDAY, Nov. 23
Helping Students Navigate the Can-Do Statements
Presenter: Michele Whaley, West High School
Co-Presenter: Mira Canion, Northglenn Middle School
The NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements provide a clear roadmap for the language learning journey. What strategies and techniques best scaffold student learning? This session will prepare teachers to use the statements so that students successfully monitor their proficiency progress.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 203 A