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

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.

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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

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!

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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

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.

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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
Saturday, October 28

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.

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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 →
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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

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!

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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