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Friday, October 27
 

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 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 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

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

Duke University, Vista Higher Learning
Duke University Spanish Instructor; world language consultant, avid traveler, global citizen

Exhibitors
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Vista Higher Learning

Isabel Tran
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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

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

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
 
Saturday, October 28
 

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

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

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 →
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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
 
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