ACTFL 2017 is just days away, and the excitement for the largest language conference in the U.S. is certainly growing! There are literally hundreds of sessions (870 to be exact) to choose from, so planning ahead is vital to a successful conference. Of the 870 sessions, there are only about 25 that we noticed specifically address CI and/or acquisition in their title and/or description. That is less than 3%! Check out our list of recommended CI sessions.
Is anyone else shocked that at the LARGEST language conference in the U.S… there are such few CI-focused sessions? ACTFL needs CI sessions! ACTFL participants need to hear about reaching higher levels of proficiency through acquisition-driven instruction. ACTFL (and other regional and state conferences) need YOU!
We encourage you to submit a proposal! If you are afraid to present by yourself, reach out to the Fluency Matters team, your PLC and your colleagues to co-present with you. If you are unsure what to present about, reach out to colleagues for advice and look at the ACTFL Conference Program to see what others are presenting. ACTFL 2018 session proposals are due January 12.
If you are not attending ACTFL this year, tune in to Twitter, where Team Fluency Matters will be sharing nuggets from Nashville. We’ll be blogging about it next week as well. Follow our Tick Tock Trivia, just for fun. We’ll post the Trivia questions on Twitter so that you can participate from afar, just for fun! We are going to attempt to live stream our 90% Target – 100% Success session to the Fluency Matters Facebook page. Look for these smiling faces Friday morning at 10:30a.m. Central Time.
If you are attending ACTFL, be sure to drop by Booth 907 to Spin to Win and to enter the drawings for FREE class sets of books, FREE E-course subscriptions and REE iFLT registration. Most importantly, drop by the Fluency Matters booth to say ‘hi’ to our team and to talk to talk CI. Our team will be ready to answer questions and set you on a smooth course of teaching for acquisition… because FLUENCY MATTERS!