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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Friday, October 27

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.

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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 →

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

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!

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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
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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

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.

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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
Saturday, October 28

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.

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Toni Alexander

Professor and Chairperson, Southeast Missouri State University
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Jason Jolley

Missouri State University, Springfield
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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

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.


Audra Merfeld

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 →
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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