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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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Friday, October 27
 

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

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
 
Saturday, October 28
 

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
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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

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

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