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Welcome to the preliminary schedule for the 2017 FLAM Conference to be held October 27-28 at the St. Charles Convention Center. This schedule to subject to change.

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Thursday, October 26
 

7:00pm CDT

Early Check-in & Registration
Pick up your name tag and materials at the registration table.

Thursday October 26, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Lobby (Embassy Suites) Two Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
 
Friday, October 27
 

7:30am CDT

Check-in & Registration
Pick up your name tag and materials at the registration table.

Friday October 27, 2017 7:30am - 5:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom Corridor One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303

8:30am CDT

Best of FLTA: RATS! My students aren't speaking in the target language!
Need some great tips and tricks to help you and your students stay in the target language 90% of the time? Then this is the session for you! Walk away with fast, easy ways to increase the target language use in ALL levels (that's right, even Level 1!). Rats, speaking strips, circumlocution and more!
*FLTA = Foreign Lanaguge Teachers Association of Greater St. Louis

Presenters
avatar for Caitlin Crain

Caitlin Crain

Spanish Teacher, Francis Howell Central High School
I am an advocate for language learning, language teaching and travel. I constantly work hard to better myself and my students, raising the expectations for everyone.
avatar for Amy Roznos

Amy Roznos

French teacher, Francis Howell Central High School
I am a French teacher and language lover. I love to travel and have most recently traveled to Iceland. Constant improvement of my craft is the name of the game!



Friday October 27, 2017 8:30am - 9:40am CDT
Meeting Room 101 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

8:30am CDT

STEMnergizing your World Language Classroom: Ideas to Promote Communication in the Target Language
The purpose of this session is to provide teachers with ideas and hands-on activities that they can use to support communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration (the 4Cs of the 21st century skills) in their World Languages classrooms. In addition, the presenter will discuss tools and strategies from Discovery Education that can be implemented within the curriculum to create an engaging learning environment for their students in the target language.

Presenters
avatar for Haydee Taylor-Arnold

Haydee Taylor-Arnold

FLAM Regional Representative, Northeast, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis


Friday October 27, 2017 8:30am - 9:40am CDT
Junior Ballroom D One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

8:30am CDT

Interculturality: Where Language and Culture Meet
Teaching Language and culture go hand in hand, but how do we get our students to internalize intercultural communicative competence? In this session, participants will go beyond the traditional cultural products, practices and perspectives. Proficiency-based learning strategies showcasing student work at multiple levels will be shared in the interactive session sponsored by Vista Higher Learning. Examples in French and Spanish; applicable to all languages.

Presenters
avatar for Ken Stewart

Ken Stewart

National Language Consultant, Vista Higher Learning
Ken Stewart is a freelance consultant in World Languages. He currently teaches Spanish at Duke University in North Carolina. He is a former ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year and an advocate for language learning.

Exhibitors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Isabel Tran
CLICK HERE TO ENTER CABE RAFFLEJoin Zoom Meeting CLICK HERE TO CHAT VIA ZOOMTuesday, March 23 at 2-3pm (PDT) with Steve SantoroWednesday, March 24 at 2-3pm (PST) with Suzanne HallThursday, March 25 at 2-3pm (PST) with Steve SantoroFriday, March 26 at 2-3pm (PST) with Laurie JohnstonSaturday, March 27 at 7:30-8am (PST) with Charlie Hanchett• School landing... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 8:30am - 9:40am CDT
Meeting Room 103 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Culture & Global Citizenship

8:30am CDT

Preparing for the IPA: Creating Standards-Based Lessons Using Authentic Resources
While many schools are moving toward Integrated Performance Assessments, some teachers might struggle with how best to prepare their students for this type of evaluation. In this presentation you will learn how to use authentic resources to increase students’ proficiency in all three modes, preparing them for success on an IPA.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Shepard

Lisa Shepard

French Teacher, Lee's Summit North High School
I am the author of Madame's Musings, a blog about proficiency-based language teaching. Use this link to follow today's session: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XJBbWWdGqeuIMtCHvu7YxekCm8aK2xmKoqRDmkP96RI/edit?usp=sharing


Friday October 27, 2017 8:30am - 9:40am CDT
Junior Ballroom A One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Curriculum & Assessment

8:30am CDT

Keynote Presentation: Let Authentic Resources Take the Lead
This presentation is free for all registered FLAM members. The same presentation will be repeated on Saturday during Session 6. Create on point lessons completely inspired by authentic resources. First learn some tips to find target language videos, reviews, websites, and social media posts that support daily language objectives. Then discover how to get the most out of these resources using quick-to-set-up activities that promote student choice, target language use and natural communication tasks. In addition to language skills, see how students gain and apply cultural knowledge. A variety of sample lessons from different units are included for novice to intermediate levels.

Presenters
avatar for Kara Parker

Kara Parker

Keynote Speaker, CreativeLanguageClass.com
Kara Parker and Megan Smith are World Language consultants, curriculum developers and bloggers. They are passionate about proficiency, culture, and developing 21st Century Skills. Connect with them during the conference at their session “Let Authres Take the Lead” or visit them... Read More →
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Megan Smith

Keynote Speaker, CreativeLanguageClass.com
Kara Parker and Megan Smith are World Language consultants, curriculum developers and bloggers. They are passionate about proficiency, culture, and developing 21st Century Skills. Connect with them during the conference at their session “Let Authres Take the Lead” or visit them... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 8:30am - 9:40am CDT
Junior Ballroom BC One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Keynote
  • Audience ALL
  • Examples in... English
  • Presentation Language English
  • Eligible for Best of Missouri Award no

9:50am CDT

Conference Kick-Off
Friday October 27, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
Junior Ballroom ABCD One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303

11:00am CDT

The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy
This session will introduce participants to the new Missouri Seal of Biliteracy. Attendees will leave with a solid understanding of the steps needed to adopt the Missouri Seal at the district level as well as ideas and strategies to promote the Seal and recognize recipients.

Presenters
avatar for Kristopher Morehead

Kristopher Morehead

FLAM Advocacy Chair, Pipkin IB/MYP World School
Kristopher Morehead teaches French at Pipkin IB/MYP World School, a Title I school in Springfield, MO. He is President of the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM) and two-time nominee for the ACTFL Leo Benardo Award for Innovation in K-12 Language Education. Among the many... Read More →
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Ryan Rumpf

ELL Director, College and Career Readiness, DESE; Jefferson City


Friday October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:10pm CDT
Junior Ballroom BC One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Advocacy & Collaboration

11:00am CDT

To Proficiency and Beyond! - Our Journey to a Proficiency Based Classroom
We will tell you about our journey of transitioning from a traditional classroom to proficiency based instruction sharing what we have learned along the way.

Presenters
avatar for Jackie Allmendinger

Jackie Allmendinger

High School Spanish Teacher, Webb City High School, Crowder College
This is my 33rd year teaching Spanish. I have taught students ranging in age from 4 to 78. Teaching Spanish is my passion! Comprehensible Input is one of the greatest innovations in language teaching I have ever seen. Let's talk about it!!!
avatar for Karla Gollhofer

Karla Gollhofer

Spanish Teacher, Webb City High School
I'm in my fourteenth year as a secondary Spanish teacher. I'm passionate about Comprehensible Input, so please talk to me about how you implement CI.



Friday October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:10pm CDT
Junior Ballroom A One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

11:00am CDT

Exploring Your Horizons Through the Lens of Spanish
This presentation will focus on  learning information about the real world, cultures, and developing competence through the use of authentic resources in Exploremos.

Presenters
LO

Leti Ortiz

National Geographic Learning | Cengage, Chicago, IL

Sponsors
avatar for National Geographic Learning | Cengage

National Geographic Learning | Cengage

Barb Postal
Thanks to National Geographic Learning | Cengage for being a 2017 FLAM Conference platinum sponsor! !Exploremos!is a content rich Spanish program for middle school and high school that supports today's students to learn more about their world and themselves by exploring contemporary... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:10pm CDT
Meeting Room 103 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Culture & Global Citizenship

11:00am CDT

Introduction to World Language: Course Design for Introduction to a World Language
Wondering what to do with the section of “Introduction to World Language” that sits in the middle of your day? Don’t let Intro be the forgotten class! Intro is often a student’s first peek through the window to the world. In this session, participants will learn how to make the most of Intro by designing a culture rich, cross-curricular, interesting, and FUN course. Ample time will be allotted for idea sharing and group discussion!

Presenters
avatar for Amy Coffey

Amy Coffey

World Languages Department Chair, Cape Girardeau Public Schools


Friday October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:10pm CDT
Meeting Room 101 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Curriculum & Assessment

11:00am CDT

Explore, Visit, Narrate and Guide with Tour Builder
Looking for a new way to present information? Tired of the same old student presentations? If so, then this session is for you. Connect information, language and place virtually using Google Tour Builder.  This platform allows teachers and students to share information by combining features of Google Earth, Google slides, images and hyperlinks. Session will provide explanation of how to use and create tours, examples of teacher presentations and student work, and hands on assistance in creating your first tour.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Marvin

Amanda Marvin

Spanish Teacher, The Barstow School, Kansas City
This is my 9th year teaching Spanish at The Barstow School in Kansas City. I teach levels 3, 4, AP Language and AP Lit. I have been an AP Reader these last 2 years. I have also worked with ELL students in KCK and taught English in Mendoza, Argentina for 4 years. My passions: my 3... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:10pm CDT
Junior Ballroom D One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Technology

12:10pm CDT

Optional Language Meet-Ups for Lunch
Would you like to meet and network with new friends in your target language during lunch? Please meet in the doorways of the following rooms with others: Spanish - Junior Ballroom A, French - Junior Ballroom B, German - Junior Ballroom C, Chinese - Junior Ballroom D, Arabic - Room 101, Other Languages - Room 103

Friday October 27, 2017 12:10pm - 12:20pm CDT
See description One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Networking

12:10pm CDT

Lunch Break
Join friends and colleagues for lunch in a local restaurant.  Discover St. Charles - Food & Drink

Friday October 27, 2017 12:10pm - 1:50pm CDT
Local Restaurants

1:50pm CDT

Lead with Languages
How do we inspire our students to continue their language learning? How do we make our classes stand out? How do we bring more students into our programs? How do we integrate our community into the path to proficiency? Join us as we discuss practical answers to these questions and explore ACTFL’s Lead with Languages resources to make your program shine!

Presenters
avatar for Jeffrey Karr

Jeffrey Karr

FLAM Secretary, ELL Specialist, Online Spanish Instructor
I'm an Elementary English Language Learners Specialist in Springfield Public Schools and online Spanish Instructor at Missouri State University. I have also taught IB High School/Middle School French and Spanish. FLAM Secretary
avatar for Lisa Lilley Ritter

Lisa Lilley Ritter

ACTFL Board of Directors, 2010 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year, National Board Certified Teacher, ACTFL
Lisa Lilley is a member of the ACTFL Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer as well as the Convention, Finance, and Executive Committees. She is a past president of FLAM and served on the Board of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Lisa is a... Read More →



Friday October 27, 2017 1:50pm - 3:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom B One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Advocacy & Collaboration

1:50pm CDT

Best of MO 2016 Encore: Stay on Target! Ten Target Teaching Techniques & Tips
Jeremy Jordan explains various techniques that he uses in his classroom to push TL usage to 90% or higher, while still helping class be a fun, positive yet rigorous place to be. Examples will be straight from Spanish class, but will be relevant to any classroom.

Presenters
JJ

Jeremy Jordan

2016 FLAM Distinguished Foreign Language Educator, 2016 Best of Missouri Award, Independent Educator


Friday October 27, 2017 1:50pm - 3:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom C One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

1:50pm CDT

Integrating AP Spanish Literature Works into the Spanish Language Course
In many language classes, interpretive and writing skills are often still treated and practiced independently. Nevertheless, the interpretive and presentational modes of communication are highly connected and support each other in language learning. This session offers techniques to help students connect the interpretive and presentational modes and expand their critical reading and analytical writing abilities by incorporating some works from the AP Spanish Literature course into thematic units for the Language course. Some of these works include El hombre que se convirtió en perro, Las medias rojas and Como la vida misma.

Presenters
avatar for Maritza Sloan

Maritza Sloan

Spanish Teacher, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis



Friday October 27, 2017 1:50pm - 3:00pm CDT
Meeting Room 101 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

1:50pm CDT

Interactive Input
Are you ready to introduce vocabulary and grammar in new ways that engage students? We will cover 25 different activities to make input an active event for your students. Several have extension activities that lead to output. Be prepared to try some yourself during this hour! Most of these ideas are low-prep, high-engagement, so you will be able to add them to your class quickly.

Presenters
avatar for Caitlin Houston

Caitlin Houston

Spanish Teacher, Valley Park High School
Caitlin won the Best of Missouri Award for her last presentation. She hopes attendees will be as excited about her newest presentation.Stop by and chat about your favorite activities, ways to keep class active and fun travel adventure stories. Let's keep class moving and interest... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 1:50pm - 3:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom A One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

1:50pm CDT

From Passports to Parent Meetings: A Guide to Planning a Travel Program
Are you a teacher dreaming of a language and cultural immersion experience for your students? Are you intimidated by your administration, the vast array of travel providers, and the thought of planning your program in between stacks of final exams and papers? This session is just for you! We’ll walk you through each step of the process, from approaching your principal to planning your parent meetings. You’ll leave feeling empowered and ready to launch your students on the path to global citizenship, no strings attached!

Presenters
avatar for Barb Thees

Barb Thees

Associate Director of Outreach, Xperitas
Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting global citizenship through authentic immersion experiences. Born from the decades of shared experience of Intercultural Student Experiences and Global Citizens Network, Xperitas offers programs that embody true... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Xperitas

Xperitas

Outreach Manager, Xperitas
Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting global citizenship through authentic immersion experiences. Born from the decades of shared experience of Intercultural Student Experiences and Global Citizens Network, Xperitas offers programs that embody true... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 1:50pm - 3:00pm CDT
Meeting Room 103 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Culture & Global Citizenship

1:50pm CDT

Motivation through Digital Badges
Digital badges are part of our students' culture. Using badges, add elements of fun and motivation to your students' language learning experiences! This is an interactive session to help you start your own digital badging culture for your students. Bring your web-enabled device. Tablets and laptops work best!

Presenters
avatar for Christine Mills

Christine Mills

Liberty Middle School
FLAM Communications Chair


Friday October 27, 2017 1:50pm - 3:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom D One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Technology

3:10pm CDT

Central Regional Meet & Greet Session
Regional meeting for FLAM members living in the following counties: Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Howard, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Saline

Moderators
avatar for Myles Freborg

Myles Freborg

FLAM Regional Representative, Central, Hickman High School
I represent central Missouri at FLAM.I teach French at Hickman High School in Columbia. Talk to me about applied linguistics, particularly phonetic acquisition and student affect in the L2 classroom!

Friday October 27, 2017 3:10pm - 3:40pm CDT
Meeting Room 101 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Networking
  • Audience ALL
  • Presentation Language English
  • Eligible for Best of Missouri Award no
  • Tags meeting

3:10pm CDT

Northeast Regional Meet & Greet Session
Regional meeting for FLAM members living in the following counties: Adair, Audrain, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, Sullivan, Warren

Moderators
avatar for Haydee Taylor-Arnold

Haydee Taylor-Arnold

FLAM Regional Representative, Northeast, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis

Friday October 27, 2017 3:10pm - 3:40pm CDT
Junior Ballroom D One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Networking
  • Audience ALL
  • Presentation Language English
  • Eligible for Best of Missouri Award no
  • Tags meeting

3:10pm CDT

Northwest Regional Meet & Greet Session
Regional meeting for FLAM members living in the following counties: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Ray, Worth

Moderators
avatar for Ron Scrogham

Ron Scrogham

FLAM Regional Representative, Northwest, St. Pius X High School
I am the representative of the Northwest Region of FLAM. I have been the French teacher at St. Pius X High School, Kansas City, MO for the past twelve years. I am also the school's librarian/media specialist.

Friday October 27, 2017 3:10pm - 3:40pm CDT
Junior Ballroom A One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Networking
  • Audience ALL
  • Presentation Language English
  • Eligible for Best of Missouri Award no
  • Tags meeting

3:10pm CDT

Southeast Regional Meet & Greet Session
Regional meeting for FLAM members living in the following counties: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Franklin, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, St. Louis City, Stoddard, Washington, Wayne

Moderators
avatar for Jason Sinclair

Jason Sinclair

FLAM Regional Representative, Southeast, Rockwood Summit High School
I am a High School Spanish teacher who is passionate about Second Language Acquisition and the creation of communicative environments in SLA classrooms. I love the environment and encouragement of the FLAM community and conference and look forward to attending many more. As Southeast... Read More →

Friday October 27, 2017 3:10pm - 3:40pm CDT
Junior Ballroom B One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Networking
  • Audience ALL
  • Presentation Language English
  • Eligible for Best of Missouri Award no
  • Tags meeting

3:10pm CDT

Southwest Regional Meet & Greet Session
Regional meeting for FLAM members living in the following counties: Barry, Barton, Bates, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Henry, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, Wright

Moderators
avatar for Tonia Tinsley

Tonia Tinsley

President/Past-President, FLAM
Dr. Tonia Tinsley has roughly 30 years’ experience teaching Foreign Languages, ranging from elementary to higher education in the United States and France. She has taught at the secondary, university, and graduate levels in multiple languages. She holds a Doctorate in French Language... Read More →

Friday October 27, 2017 3:10pm - 3:40pm CDT
Junior Ballroom C One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Networking
  • Audience ALL
  • Presentation Language English
  • Eligible for Best of Missouri Award no
  • Tags meeting

3:50pm CDT

Annual Meeting of the Missouri Foreign Language Consortium
Each year the five universities are required to meet annually, per our Memorandum of Agreement. Since we all attend FLAM, we hold our meeting there. It is open to whomever wishes to attend, should they wish to see how an online FL consortium works.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Sawyer

Michael Sawyer

Associate Dean, CAHSS, University of Central Missouri
Higher Education program collaboration

Friday October 27, 2017 3:50pm - 5:00pm CDT
Meeting Room 101 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Advocacy & Collaboration

3:50pm CDT

Dúo Dinámico
We will cover a variety of high engagement activities that we use daily in class with students ranging from Spanish to dual-credit students. We will cover various speaking, listening, cooperative games and other things we have come to use regularly in our classrooms. Our session will be jam-packed full of strategies that teachers will be able to start using immediately.

Presenters
avatar for Lauren Hurst

Lauren Hurst

Raytown High School
Currently in 6th year of teaching Spanish at my alma-mater. Love to run, Pin, play golf, and drink chai tea.
avatar for Cassie Reichert

Cassie Reichert

Spanish Teacher, Raytown High School



Friday October 27, 2017 3:50pm - 5:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom C One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

3:50pm CDT

Promoting Resiliency in Reluctant Language Learners
Struggling to engage challenging students? Bolster efforts with battle proven strategies for encouraging disengaged students direct from the trenches of the language classroom. Gain insight and inspiration through discussion of successful activities and rich learning experiences for use with reluctant learners, allowing for 90%+ target language use.

Presenters
avatar for Kristopher Morehead

Kristopher Morehead

FLAM Advocacy Chair, Pipkin IB/MYP World School
Kristopher Morehead teaches French at Pipkin IB/MYP World School, a Title I school in Springfield, MO. He is President of the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM) and two-time nominee for the ACTFL Leo Benardo Award for Innovation in K-12 Language Education. Among the many... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Lilley Ritter

Lisa Lilley Ritter

ACTFL Board of Directors, 2010 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year, National Board Certified Teacher, ACTFL
Lisa Lilley is a member of the ACTFL Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer as well as the Convention, Finance, and Executive Committees. She is a past president of FLAM and served on the Board of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Lisa is a... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 3:50pm - 5:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom B One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

3:50pm CDT

Tips, Tricks and Techniques for New and Aspiring Teachers

This presentation will focus on essential tools, strategies and supports for new and aspiring teachers. From parent communication, mindfulness techniques and numerous time-saving tips, all with the intention of making your life easier! Additionally, we will highlight both traditional best practices as well as the latest in technology in language instruction- appropriate for all languages, levels and environments.


Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Gordon-Jones

Rebecca Gordon-Jones

Spanish teacher, Lindbergh High School
Rebecca is an outstanding graduate from Truman State University. Her teaching experiences include a diverse range of students in high-risk communities, both urban and rural. She has proudly taught Spanish at Lindbergh High School since 2010. She has been a regular presenter at past... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Maureen Reed

Maureen Reed

Spanish teacher, Lindbergh High School



Friday October 27, 2017 3:50pm - 5:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom A One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

3:50pm CDT

Inspire and Engage Language Students Through Experiential Learning, Globally
Join a discussion on ways to inspire and engage students through experiential learning on a global scale. Hear from Emily Meier on her experience building her German and Spanish programs with global education. Discover the impact of her program and how it resulted in greater engagement in and recognition of her foreign language program. Hear the impact of global education and brainstorm with fellow educators on experiential activity ideas to deepen student engagement.

Presenters
JK

Jocelyn Karpy

EF Education First
EM

Emily Meier

Lutheran High School of Kansas City

Sponsors
avatar for EF Education First

EF Education First

Gobal Education Consultant, Shane Murphy
Thanks to EF - Education First for being a 2017 FLAM Conference platinum sponsor!For over 50 years EF has been working toward one global mission: Opening the World Through Education. Together with educators worldwide, we provide 21st century learning experiences that promote critical... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 3:50pm - 5:00pm CDT
Meeting Room 103 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Culture & Global Citizenship

3:50pm CDT

Total Engagement and Technology Strategies for Comprehensible Input
Avoid the Peanuts' teacher trap of "Wah, Wah, Wah" with a few new and some brushed off strategies for increasing comprehensible input, creating classroom community through collaborative structures, and incorporating technology. Participants will experience and practice designing lessons using Window Pane, Volleyball Rotation Line-Up, Turn and Talk, world-wide Shared Google.docs, and Screen-castify, to name a few.

Presenters
avatar for Debra Cole

Debra Cole

ELL Instructional Specialist, Missouri Migrant and English Language Learning (MELL); St. Louis
Debra Cole is a long time K-12 language educator.  After completing a BA degree in Modern Languages and Secondary Education at Wheaton College, in Wheaton Illinois.  In 1985 she began her 20-year tenure with Quincy Public Schools in Quincy, IL where she taught German, Language Arts... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 3:50pm - 5:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom D One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Technology

5:00pm CDT

Exhibits Opening and Hors d'oeuvre Reception
Come celebrate with your FLAM colleagues at a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception. Visit and support our exhibitors.

Friday October 27, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom Corridor One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Networking

8:30pm CDT

Benefit Concert for Unidos, a support and recovery program for Puerto Rico (ticketed event)
Unidos is a support and recovery program for Puerto Rico. 
Purchase tickets

Moderators
avatar for EF Education First

EF Education First

Gobal Education Consultant, Shane Murphy
Thanks to EF - Education First for being a 2017 FLAM Conference platinum sponsor!For over 50 years EF has been working toward one global mission: Opening the World Through Education. Together with educators worldwide, we provide 21st century learning experiences that promote critical... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Javier Mendoza (Hobo Cane)

Javier Mendoza (Hobo Cane)

Singer-songwriter
Selected as one of Nashville's Lightning 100's Independent Radio Station Spotlight Artists in 2016 and Local Artist of The Week Artist in July of 2017 with song "Let Go" on rotation at  Lightning 100 (2016FMQB AAA Station of The Year & NAB Crystal Award Recipient). Pure heart and soul. That’s how you can best describe Hobo Cane. Born as Javier Alberto Mendoza in the state of Virginia to a Spanish mother and Mexican/American father, Javier’s love for music burned bright from a... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
The Grand Opera House Banquet Center 311 N Main St, St Charles, MO 63301
 
Saturday, October 28
 

7:00am CDT

Check-in & Registration
Pick up your name tag and materials at the registration table.

Saturday October 28, 2017 7:00am - 9:30am CDT
Junior Ballroom Corridor One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Registration

8:00am CDT

Connections Between Universities:  Communication, Collaboration and Innovation
Department chairs from throughout Missouri address in a panel discussion of the changing landscape of the university foreign language department and ongoing challenges faced by liberal arts disciplines. Issues to be treated include advocacy for languages, the continued decline in state funding, and collaboration with secondary educators.  This session provides a unique forum for the exchange of information and ideas among university and secondary educators as we seek to strengthen the profession and provide opportunities for students.

Moderators
avatar for Toni Alexander

Toni Alexander

Professor and Chairperson, Southeast Missouri State University
avatar for Jason Jolley

Jason Jolley

Missouri State University, Springfield
avatar for Lucy Lee

Lucy Lee

Truman State University

Saturday October 28, 2017 8:00am - 9:10am CDT
Meeting Room 103 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Advocacy & Collaboration

8:00am CDT

Creative Engagement in the Target Language
Explore creative ways to engage language learners in the target language and culture. Examples include: decision cards, three actions tournament, celebrity cards, awkward family photos, map reading, concert posters, circuit training, and guided culture projects. This presentation will be interactive. ¡Vamos!

Presenters
avatar for Sean Kembell

Sean Kembell

Spanish teacher, Branson
Hello! I am a 16 year educator and coach at Branson High School. I hold undergraduate degrees in Spanish and International Management, and graduate degrees in Education and Educational Administration, all from Missouri State University. I am married to Cheri, and have three beautiful... Read More →



Saturday October 28, 2017 8:00am - 9:10am CDT
Junior Ballroom B One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

8:00am CDT

My Name is Bess...and I'm a TPRS teacher
What does it mean to be a TPRS teacher?  In this session, I will give my personal accounts of being a TPRS teacher, what that means, and how it informs my planning and teaching.  Come with questions and an open mind to see if TPRS is right for you!

Presenters
avatar for Elisabeth Hayles

Elisabeth Hayles

Teacher, Lee's Summit High School
Bess Hayles is beginning her fifteenth year teaching French in Kansas City. She currently teaches all levels, from beginner to IB, at Lee's Summit High School. In addition to classroom teaching, Bess has worked on curriculum and novels with Teacher's Discovery and TPRS Books, presented... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 8:00am - 9:10am CDT
Junior Ballroom C One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices
  • Audience ALL
  • Examples in... French
  • Presentation Language English
  • Eligible for Best of Missouri Award yes
  • Tags TPRS

8:00am CDT

National Spanish Examinations: Standards-Based Online Assessments
This session will focus on the content and administration of the AATSP's National Spanish Examinations (NSE). The presenter will discuss exam content, how the NSE measures both performance and content standards, test administration procedures, how the exams can be used as formative and summative assessments, and NSE contest scholarships and awards.

Presenters
avatar for Haydee Taylor-Arnold

Haydee Taylor-Arnold

FLAM Regional Representative, Northeast, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis


Saturday October 28, 2017 8:00am - 9:10am CDT
Meeting Room 101 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Curriculum & Assessment

8:00am CDT

1:1 In The World Language Classroom
In this session, we will explore some ways to incorporate one-to-one technology in your world language classroom. Activity and resource ideas will be organized according to the 5 Cs of language learning. Whether you are new to a one-to-one setup or just looking for a few fresh ideas, this session will provide you with various activities to motivate your students and keep them more engaged during class using technology.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Hemmann

Jessica Hemmann

Spanish Teacher, Selvidge Middle School, Rockwood School District
¡Hola! I live and work in the Ballwin community and have been a middle and high school Spanish teacher for over 15 years. My school became a 1:1 building last year, and I am excited to share some of the ideas and resources that I use daily in class to take advantage of this new... Read More →
avatar for Claire Ryan

Claire Ryan

French Teacher, Lafayette High School
I have been teaching French for three years in Rockwood, and I am very excited to share some of the insights and ideas I have gathered as the district has transitioned into 1:1 technology.



Saturday October 28, 2017 8:00am - 9:10am CDT
Junior Ballroom A One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Technology

9:10am CDT

Exhibit Break
Visit our exhibitors and sponsors. Sign up for free prizes.

Saturday October 28, 2017 9:10am - 9:25am CDT
Junior Ballroom Corridor One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303

9:25am CDT

(C)I eat textbooks for breakfast!
Incorporating comprehensible input methodology and strategies can be challenging if the curriculum is set by the scope and sequence of a textbook. This presentation will give tips on how to include CI strategies within the context of grammar and vocabulary-driven units that traditionally do not utilize comprehensible input. Special attention will also be given to utilizing technology, games and culture through comprehensible input. Make sure to bring your device to participate in the interactive activities!

Presenters
avatar for Allison Zilka

Allison Zilka

2016 FLAM Mini-Grant Winner, St. Dominic High School, O'Fallon
This is my third year teaching using CI (comprehensible input). Although I am not an expert, I am excited to share with you what I have learned!



Saturday October 28, 2017 9:25am - 10:35am CDT
Junior Ballroom D One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

9:25am CDT

Grafted Writing: Getting Students Excited About Writing (and Sharing)!
Learn writing techniques that allow students to personalize texts and confidently grow their writing abilities. Help students “graft” their own creative, original ideas to texts, in such a way that personalizes and gives them ownership of the story. Lead them to confidently and freely write better in the target language.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Richards

Eric Richards

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), NHS
Eric Richards is an experienced high school German teacher, author, and presenter. Eric is a 2021 ACTFL Teacher of Year Finalist. He was selected as the FLAM Distinguished Educator in 2019, and went on to be named as the Central States Teacher of the Year in March of 2020. He teaches... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 9:25am - 10:35am CDT
Meeting Room 101 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

9:25am CDT

Interpersonal Communication at All Levels
The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages state that “Learners will interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.” Learn more about options for how to practice and assess the Interpersonal mode from level 1 through 4.  We will address practical aspects of these activities as well as learner motivation, creativity, feedback, engagement, and culture.  Give your students the opportunity to participate in real-world scenarios so they are able to do what they wanted to be able to do when they signed up for your course - Communicate with others in the target language!

Presenters
avatar for Rachel Hill

Rachel Hill

Spanish teacher, Eureka High School; Rockwood School District
¡Hola! I am a 5th year Spanish teacher at Eureka High School. I am also from Eureka and attended EHS, so I definitely adore this community. I love traveling, going out to eat, and spending time with my family. I have an adorable 1 year old son, Joey, whom I love to show off... Read More →
avatar for Kim Lackey

Kim Lackey

2012 FLAM Distinguished Foreign Language Educator, National Board Certified Teacher, Rockwood Summit High School
Kim Lackey teaches Spanish 3 and 4 at Rockwood Summit High School in St. Louis County. This is her 24th year of teaching and she was the FLAM Distinguished Foreign Language Educator in 2012-13. Kim is a National Board Certified Teacher who is currently working on her Maintenance of... Read More →



Saturday October 28, 2017 9:25am - 10:35am CDT
Junior Ballroom A One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

9:25am CDT

Real-life Experiences Using Authentic Spanish Resources
This session explores how to use authentic resources in the Spanish classroom to bring real-life language and culture to your students. We will discuss ways to support different types of students with appropriate tasks and focus on instructional strategies that make the use of authentic resources effective. Join us to see how the use of authentic resources can motivate our students to use Spanish in and beyond the classroom.

Presenters
DJ

Deborah Jones

Curriculum Specialist, Pearson

Sponsors
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Debra Miller

Pearson
Pearson is the world’s learning company. We’re inspired by the way education transforms lives. For every learner, at every stage, education is the path to opportunity. Our approach puts the learner at the center of our educational content, products, and services. We help K-12... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 9:25am - 10:35am CDT
Meeting Room 103 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Curriculum & Assessment

9:25am CDT

Keynote Presentation: Let Authentic Resources Take the Lead
This presentation is free for all registered FLAM members. This is a repitition of the Friday morning presentation. Create on point lessons completely inspired by authentic resources. First learn some tips to find target language videos, reviews, websites, and social media posts that support daily language objectives. Then discover how to get the most out of these resources using quick-to-set-up activities that promote student choice, target language use and natural communication tasks. In addition to language skills, see how students gain and apply cultural knowledge. A variety of sample lessons from different units are included for novice to intermediate levels.

Presenters
avatar for Kara Parker

Kara Parker

Keynote Speaker, CreativeLanguageClass.com
Kara Parker and Megan Smith are World Language consultants, curriculum developers and bloggers. They are passionate about proficiency, culture, and developing 21st Century Skills. Connect with them during the conference at their session “Let Authres Take the Lead” or visit them... Read More →
avatar for Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Keynote Speaker, CreativeLanguageClass.com
Kara Parker and Megan Smith are World Language consultants, curriculum developers and bloggers. They are passionate about proficiency, culture, and developing 21st Century Skills. Connect with them during the conference at their session “Let Authres Take the Lead” or visit them... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 9:25am - 10:35am CDT
Junior Ballroom BC One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Keynote

10:35am CDT

Exhibit Break
Visit our exhibitors and sponsors. Sign up for free prizes.

Saturday October 28, 2017 10:35am - 10:50am CDT
Junior Ballroom Corridor One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303

10:50am CDT

Ensemble, c'est mieux! The AATF and You
What is the American Association of Teachers of French and how can it help you in your teaching, networking, and professional development? Whether you are teaching in a K-12 school or at the university level, the AATF has something for you. In this interactive session, we will discuss resources available from the AATF and brainstorm ideas about activities you would like to see happen in our chapter.

Presenters
AM

Audra Merfeld-Langston

Missouri University of Science & Technology
Audra Merfeld-Langston is associate professor of French and chair of the Department of Arts, Languages, & Philosophy at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is interested in online language learning and teaching and in creating and building partnerships between K-12... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Tadsen

Jennifer Tadsen

AATF, St. Louis
Vice-President, AATF Greater St. Louis Chapter French Teacher


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:50am - 12:00pm CDT
Meeting Room 101 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Advocacy & Collaboration

10:50am CDT

35 Minutes of Fame
Calling all Elementary teachers!  Many of us have our students once a week for 35 minutes, maybe even less!  How can we make the most of our time and still make learning a positive experience for our language learners?  Make it all about them!  Take your 35 minutes with them and make it memorable, fun , and engaging.  I will take you through what my 35 minutes look like in Kindergarten, 3rd, and even 8th grade.  We are a small but mighty crew, but our time with our students can make a HUGE impact!

Presenters
JP

Jennifer Phillips

Spanish teacher, Immaculate Conception School, Archdiocese of St Louis


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:50am - 12:00pm CDT
Meeting Room 102
  Best Practices

10:50am CDT

Mythbusters: TPRS edition
TPRS is a way to teach in the TL that has been around for years, but many still have reservations about using it. The presenters discuss these perceptions and myths about TPRS and explain how they have used TPRS in their classes at various levels to push students towards proficiency in the TL.

Presenters
avatar for Elisabeth Hayles

Elisabeth Hayles

Teacher, Lee's Summit High School
Bess Hayles is beginning her fifteenth year teaching French in Kansas City. She currently teaches all levels, from beginner to IB, at Lee's Summit High School. In addition to classroom teaching, Bess has worked on curriculum and novels with Teacher's Discovery and TPRS Books, presented... Read More →
JJ

Jeremy Jordan

2016 FLAM Distinguished Foreign Language Educator, 2016 Best of Missouri Award, Independent Educator


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:50am - 12:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom BC One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Best Practices

10:50am CDT

National Dress and Dances from Panama
Do you want to spice up your classes with some dances and culture from Panama? At this presentation, you will learn about the "Pollera", the Panamanian dress, and the 4 basic steps of the Panamanian dances. The presenter will bring in her "Pollera" and will share a PowerPoint of different "Polleras" Conference participants will be able to try out each dance, listen to Panamanian music, and ask questions about the Panamanian culture in general.

Presenters
avatar for Dilsa Rodríguez-Gusa

Dilsa Rodríguez-Gusa

Spanish Teacher, Marshfield High School
I am from Panama. I have 3 children, a dog, and a cat. I LOVE teaching Spanish and my culture very much. That beautiful lady pictured here is my mom when she turned 70. Sooo beautiful!


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:50am - 12:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom A One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Culture & Global Citizenship

10:50am CDT

Enhancing the Foreign Language Curriculum Through Translation
Learn practical strategies for starting successful programs in translation. Address the needs of students who are mostly interested in functional language opportunities, not exactly in literary texts.By attending this session, all participants will acquire materials to aid in the creation of their own programs, whether as a minor, an area of concentration, a module or a certificate. As we become more and more global, translation services will be even more critical in the medical, legal, technical and business fields all over the world.

Presenters
avatar for Mercedes Stephenson

Mercedes Stephenson

2016 FLAM Grant Winner, Webster University, St. Louis
I am an adjunct full professor of Spanish and foreign language methodology at Webster University. I have taught at high school, community college and university levels. My passions are teaching, traveling, and spending time with my family and my students.


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:50am - 12:00pm CDT
Meeting Room 103 One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Curriculum & Assessment

10:50am CDT

Classcraft = Gamification & Motivation & Fun
Ever wanted a way to motivate students to collaborate, work hard and even help out more in the classroom?  I've been using Classcraft for the past year to do just that!  It's a framework that allows teachers to put students in teams to work together and hold each other accountable to learn the intangible things that we like to teach.  The best part is the students have fun doing it!

Presenters
avatar for Shawn Beatty

Shawn Beatty

Rock Bridge High School, Columbia
Japanese teacher, philanthropist, gamer, renaissance geek & Zombie Defense League adviser.



Saturday October 28, 2017 10:50am - 12:00pm CDT
Junior Ballroom D One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
  Technology

12:00pm CDT

Exhibit Break
Visit our exhibitors and sponsors. Prize drawings at 12:15!

Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Junior Ballroom Corridor One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303

12:30pm CDT

Buffet Luncheon, Awards Ceremony, Keynote Address: The Captivating Power of Culture
How do we get learners to appreciate the world around them? Kara and Megan will share stories from around the globe that inspire, challenge, and engage us all. See how culture inspires action, and how each action creates a ripple effect in a learner’s life.

Presenters
avatar for Kara Parker

Kara Parker

Keynote Speaker, CreativeLanguageClass.com
Kara Parker and Megan Smith are World Language consultants, curriculum developers and bloggers. They are passionate about proficiency, culture, and developing 21st Century Skills. Connect with them during the conference at their session “Let Authres Take the Lead” or visit them... Read More →
avatar for Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Keynote Speaker, CreativeLanguageClass.com
Kara Parker and Megan Smith are World Language consultants, curriculum developers and bloggers. They are passionate about proficiency, culture, and developing 21st Century Skills. Connect with them during the conference at their session “Let Authres Take the Lead” or visit them... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Junior Ballroom ABCD One Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303