Actfl 2014 tprs/tci sessions Staying in the Target Language from Day one!



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ACTFL 2014 TPRS/TCI Sessions

Staying in the Target Language...from Day ONE!

Fri, 11/21: 11:00 AM  - 12:00 PM 

Session 

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 

Room: Room 217 B 

Helping students develop a measurable level of fluency can only be done by providing instruction in the Target Language. Learn specific strategies that will help you keep instruction in the Target Language 98% of the time and that will immediately inspire and enable students to naturally respond in the Target Language...from day ONE!



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Session Presenter

Carol Gaab, TPRS Publishing 

How to Balance Meaningful Lessons with Approved Curriculum

Fri, 11/21: 3:45 PM  - 4:45 PM 

Session 

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 

Room: Room 214 D 

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.



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Session Presenter

Mira Canion, Northglenn Middle School 

Co-Presenter

Lisa Lilley, Springfield MO Public Schools 

Helping Students Navigate the Can-Do Statements

Sun, 11/23: 10:00 AM  - 11:00 AM 

Session 

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 

Room: Room 203 A 

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.

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Session Presenter

Michele Whaley, West High School 

Co-Presenter

Mira Canion, Northglenn Middle School 
Blood, Teeth and Selfies: Engaging Elementary Language Learners

Fri, 11/21: 5:00 PM  - 6:00 PM 

Session 

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 

Room: Room 214 A 

Word choice, personalization and simple co-created stories can make a HUGE difference in engaging younger language learners. Come see how these simple changes can spice-up your classroom and get your students using the target language faster than ever.

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Session Presenter

Leslie Davison, Summit School District 

Applicable Language

Spanish


Audience Level

Pre-K - Grade 8


Bullseye: Dozens of Ways to Hit the 90% Target!

Sat, 11/22: 2:00 PM  - 3:00 PM 

Session 

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 

Room: Room 217 D 

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!

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Session Presenter

Carrie Toth, Carlyle High School 
TPRS and Project-Based Instruction for Mandarin Chinese

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM 

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. 

Audience Level

Higher Education 



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Session Presenter

Reed Riggs, University of Hawaii At Manoa 

Breathe Life into Reading to Increase Student Engagement and Comprehension

Fri, 11/21: 5:00 PM  - 6:00 PM 

Session 

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 

Room: Room 213 B 

Digital Storytelling, augmented reality, photo apps, sound effects of chapter key words, students actors, and teamwork can add spark to any novel. Come see how these strategies can breathe life into reading with your students, increasing student engagement and comprehension, as well as use of the Target Language.



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Session Presenter

Cynthia Hitz, Palmyra Area School District 

Co-Presenter

Krista Applegate, Palmyra Area High School 

Socratic Circles 2.0: Critical Thinking in the Target Language

Sun, 11/23: 10:00 AM  - 11:00 AM 

Session 

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 

Room: Room 216 A 

Come learn how to prepare, model and facilitate a Socratic Circle for any language, levels three and higher. Take home a framework through which students of varying skills will be able to analyze and discuss authentic cultural texts in order to demonstrate learning and language proficiency. Don't leave without a turn in the 'hot seat'!



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Session Presenter

Amy Wopat, Wilson High School 

Co-Presenter

Gary DiBianca, Andrews Osborne Academy 


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