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2019 TFLTA Annual Conference

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Friday, November 8
 

8:30am

Build Your Own Breakout
This two-part workshop begins with an exciting breakout activity for participants, allowing you to see what it’s like to experience a breakout activity from the perspective of how your students experience it. Then, you will work through the steps, with a guide and resources included, to create your own breakout for your classroom. If you do not have locks and boxes yet, that’s ok! We will support teachers with minimal access to materials to create an awesome breakout activity, too.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Valdés

Emily Valdés

Executive Director, Founder, Language South
I’m the Executive Director and co-founder of Language South. We’re a language education organization with the mission of inspiring and developing lifelong learners and lovers of languages and cultures. Our flagship program is El Pueblo Spanish Camp, an overnight Spanish immersion... Read More →
avatar for Paige Moffett

Paige Moffett

Operations Manager; Camp Director, Language South
I work for Language South, an organization in Chattanooga with a mission to inspire and develop lifelong learners and lovers of languages and cultures. I have worked for Language South since its creation, and now serve as the full time Operations Manager and Camp Director. I studied... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Arabian Arabian

8:30am

Collaboration and Game-Oriented Play for Language Acquisition
In this workshop, participants will gain understanding about game-oriented play and its promotion of both content acquisition and the development of critical social and cognitive skills for language learners. Participants will work in teams to experience, unpack, and create their own mixed reality game-oriented experiences. These endeavors will be supported by free materials designed by the Center for Applied Second Language Studies.

Speakers
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Stephanie Knight

CASLS, University of Oregon


Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Salon 6

8:30am

Design powerful input-based cultural units
Do you teach a Family, Food, or Love and Friendship unit? Do you wish your units were less vocabulary/grammar intensive and more proficiency-driven? Do you wish they were more cultural, with authentic tasks adapted to the level of your students? Whether you want to “upgrade” your textbook units, or start from scratch in designing rich input-based cultural units, this workshop will guide you step-by-step through this important ACTFL core practice. We will explore what makes a unit compelling and cultural, and we will use the Backward Design process to create or transform one of our current units into a cultural unit with an engaging theme, clear learning objectives, and proficiency-driven assessment, in-class input-based activities, and tasks. Participants will need a laptop.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Salons 9 - 10

8:30am

Increase Your Input to Increase Your Output
http://bit.ly/tflta19inputoutput <--link to Google Drive presentation

How can I keep up my level of language if I’m only teaching Levels 1 and 2? Authentic resources are not just for use in our classes, but ways for us to increase our own input so we can, in turn, increase our level of input for our students in order to comfortably stay in the target language 90% of the class time. Increasing our input also helps keep us current in the target language, which helps us and our students be relevant to other native speakers. This session will provide specific resources for language teachers, how to curate those resources for use in class, as well as opportunities to collaborate with colleagues.

Speakers
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Paul Jennemann

Memphis Academy of Health Sciences
I love languages and culture, so I became a Spanish teacher in order to share my language and Puerto Rican culture with others. My wife, who is a medical interpreter, and I are raising our sons bilingually, so family connection is important to me. I enjoy cooking, camping, as well... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Salons 7-8

8:30am

Multimodal Texts in the Classroom-Learning by Design for Teaching and Assessment
Language has, and always will, go beyond the bounds of a textbook. This workshop for K-16 educators of any
language level will allow participants to harness the power of authentic, multimodal texts by demonstrating best
practices for activity design using the Multiliteracies framework. Interweaving theory and practice, this workshop will: 1) briefly present theoretical foundations of this approach; 2) engage participants with interpretive activities based on authentic texts; and 3) guide participants in the design of an instructional sequence for their own teaching context. Through the diverse themes usually offered in FL textbooks (family, food, hobbies, etc.), this workshop will demonstrate possibilities for orienting FL instruction to socially relevant issues, as well as assessing students through the use of creative artifacts. Participants will gain practical ideas for selecting and designing texts and activities that maximize textual engagement to develop culture-specific knowledge and foster students’ agency and autonomy.

Speakers
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Elyse Petit

Vanderbilt University
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Meghan McGinley

Vanderbilt University


Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Thoroughbred

8:30am

Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire, être français (e) en 2019?
Lors de notre exploration du thème de la conférence de TFLTA pour 2019, “Learn a Language, Lead with Heart,” nous considérerons un aspect essentiel des études de la langue française — l’identité française contemporaine. Nous avons posé la question “Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire, être français (e) en 2019?” aux français et aux françaises, et nous avons aussi considéré l’identité française exprimée dans des textes et contextes variés. L’atelier propose l’occasion de lire et d’entendre ces perspectives différentes, et il propose également des activités à faire avec vos apprenants de tout niveau du collège-débutant jusqu’au niveau AP, avec des feuilles imprimées que vous pouvez utiliser en classe.

Speakers
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Ashlee Headrick

World Language Chair, Upper School French teacher, Battle Ground Academy
I also serve as the Vice President of AATF for Tennessee and will be our chapter president from 2020- 2022. This my second AATF Convention, and I’m thrilled to attend.
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Betsy Taylor

Battle Ground Academy


Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Appaloosa

1:00pm

Creating a Student Focused Curriculum with Special Person Interviews
Looking for a proficiency-based strategy that provides personalized comprehensible input, and is easily adaptable to any level? Learn how to completely engage your students with Personne Spéciale/Persona Especial interviews. Originally developed by Bryce Hedstrom, a leader in teacher training in TPRS and Comprehensible Input, these interviews can be much more than just interpersonal communication tasks. At the end of the school year, your students will have mini-biographies of themselves and of each other to inspire them to continue their language studies.

Speakers
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Sally Worsham

John Overton High School



Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Arabian Arabian

1:00pm

Differentiation in the K-12 WL Classroom
This highly-interactive session will present the basic tenets of Differentiated Learning (DL) and how it can both shape and inform active ACTFL core-principles, standards-based instruction, and effective assessment in the K-12 WL classroom, using all three modes of communication. A minimum of 25 resources will be shared and many demonstrated in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Pattie Davis-Wiley

Pattie Davis-Wiley

Professor, WL/ESL ED, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Dr. Davis-Wiley is a Professor of WL and ESL Education at The University of Tennessee where she works with MS and PhD students in WL and ESL ED and teaches classes in Methods and Research in these two fields. Her research interests include the impact of WL study on academic success... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Salons 7-8

1:00pm

Fun with Flicks - How to Do a Movie Talk
Attendees will hear a brief explanation of what a Movie Talk is and then see a demonstration. They will also see how to create a Movie Talk from start to finish. They will receive tips for how to make a successful Movie Talk.

Speakers
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Michelle Bertani

Spanish Teacher, St. Nicholas School



Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Salons 9 - 10

1:00pm

Switch it Up!
Has the momentum of your class ever flatlined? Come see us for this session filled with ideas for Station rotations, transitions between activities, and brain breaks!

Attendees will leave with lots of new ideas, knowledge of structure of station based learning and a template to maximize observation scores in standards and objectives, grouping, activities and materials, and academic feedback!

Speakers
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Laura Medina-Mendoza

Central High School of McMinn County
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Tiffany Hernandez

Episcopal School of Knoxville


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Salon 6

1:00pm

Teaching More than Language
Do you feel the need to
set aside your research interests when you enter the second language classroom? Too often, an assumed divide between language and literature result in teachers leaving out their personal interests, which may seem too complicated for their classes. Bonnie works
on early-modern imaginary voyages, and Jake studies Medieval poetry, yet they both find ways to bring their passions into the classroom. When done with intention, introducing students to such new domains can add vigor and excitement to the classroom.

We share how we incorporate
our research passions and specializations into the classroom. We aim to prompt a discussion of how attendees may also share their interests with their language students. We will give specific examples of what worked (and didn’t work), as well as discuss future
directions to take.

Speakers
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Bonnie Griffin

Vanderbilt University
JA

Jacob Abell

Vanderbilt University


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Thoroughbred

1:00pm

TN Classical Road Trip
Have you ever dreamed of taking an epic classical road trip, visiting cities such as Carthage, Rome, Athens, and Troy along the way? It is actually possible to take such a trip without ever leaving the friendly confines of the state of Tennessee. In this session, the presenter will provide an overview of the classically-inspired places across the state, illustrate some methods for incorporating local geography into the Latin classroom, and provide resources for relating these locations to authentic Latin texts.

Speakers
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Ryan Sellers

Memphis University School


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Appaloosa

2:00pm

Addressing Language Anxiety in the WL Classroom
In this session, teachers will reflect on the way anxiety affects language learners in their classrooms. Teo Valdés and Dolly Young will share research-based sources of Language Anxiety and strategies for addressing it inside and outside of the classroom environment. Teo will also share about some of the ways his team addresses affective factors in the language camp context. Teachers who attend this session should be prepared to engage in small groups, share ideas and experiences with others in the session.

You can see the presentation on Google Slides here:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1al6DbB9geZmDMkaqVCIHju43csMiME9kpFjZkqC7CGI/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Teo Valdés

Teo Valdés

Co-Founder, Communications Lead, Language South
Teo has been fascinated with languages ever since he was a kid. While growing up, he heard Spanish around his Cuban-American family, but didn’t really learn the languages until he studied Spanish in college. Later, as a Spanish teacher, he taught at the middle school, high school... Read More →
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Dolly Young

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville



Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Arabian Arabian

2:00pm

Anthems for Proficiency
(Dis)Like national anthems? Either way (or because?), come and hear (and discuss) how they can be deployed to further your student's linguistic and cultural competency (and critical thinking too)

Speakers
HK

Horst Kurz

Georgia Southern University


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Thoroughbred

2:00pm

How to Personalize Language for All Grades and Levels
Personalized Questions & Answers (PQA) is about using students' interests and opinions to personalize second language acquisition. It builds community and makes the language compelling and purposeful. But how do you make time for it, set it up, how do you follow up and how do you assess?? PQA can work for ALL AGES (literate & pre-literate) and ALL LEVELS (exploratory to upper levels) whether you use a textbook, thematic units, storytelling or nontargeted instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Marie Mitchell

Anne Marie Mitchell

K-8 Spanish teacher, Berry College Elementary & Middle School
This is my 13th year teaching and with CI. I teach Kindergarten through 8th grade at a small private laboratory school.



Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Salon 6

2:00pm

Lead from behind: Let your students take the wheel
In this session, we will explore activities where the traditional roles of teacher and student can be reversed with surprising benefits. Student-driven activities change classroom dynamics by promoting frequent student-student interactions, consequential talk and an atmosphere of shared purpose. Special consideration will be given to the ways in which student-driven vocabulary contests can be created and organized, while both maximizing student involvement and giving teachers the chance to sit back and enjoy.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Trotter

Ben Trotter

Montgomery Bell Academy
Student-centered learningFrenchLinguistics



Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Salons 7-8

2:00pm

Transitioning to Latin for the New Millennium: A Case Study and Roundtable Discussion
Tennessee has recently adopted Latin for the New Millennium for Latin classes in Tennessee. Montgomery Bell Academy has been using LNM for the past two years. This presentation, will provide a forum for Tennessee Latin teachers to ask questions and share ideas as many are adopting this text for the first time.

Speakers
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Michael Stewart

Faculty, Montgomery Bell Academy


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Salons 9-10

2:00pm

Writing from the Heart: Engaging Gen Z Students with Pamphlet Journalism
Emerging scholarship on Generation Z college students reveals their preference for scrollable, itemized, image-rich texts on six-inch screens. This scholarship coincides with present struggles instructors face when including literary texts in upper-level, foreign language courses where traditional long-form writing assessments are included. This session presents a way of reconciling both realities by programming texts that immediately show writing as a powerful expression through which to advocate for social justice, a passionate topic for Generation Z students. By using the little-known pamphlet—the Chevalier de Saint-George’s masterful text Nous sommes donc trois? ou le Provincial à Paris (1790)— I present ways to foster engaged reading and inspired writing among today’s foreign language students.

Speakers
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Julian Ledford

The University of the South


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Appaloosa

3:20pm

Engaging Lessons and Strategies (to save you time and to lower your stress.)
This session focuses on using tech tools and low-tech skills to engage your students while saving you time by streamlining checks for understanding, capturing students' interest and creating a supportive environment. These lessons are inspired by a variety of professionals and research via a hybrid approach to Comprehensible Input, Storytelling, Free Choice Reading and Homework Choice. Learn how to automate activities via Google Classroom and Google Forms, Nearpod, Classkick and a variety of other tools to keep you from getting stressed out! Examples in French, but applicable to all languages.

Speakers
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Teresa Floch

Middle College High School



Friday November 8, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Salon 6

3:20pm

Find Your Best Fit: Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment
Speakers
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Catherine Childs

Briarcrest Christian High School
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Rebecca Keel

French Instructor, Memphis University School



Friday November 8, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Appaloosa

3:20pm

Preparing for the Praxis II Exam
With the new state standards emphasis on the 90/10 rule in regards to using the target language versus English language, our session will focus on implementation of strategies to utilize the target language more in the world language classroom, and more specifically, the Spanish classroom. This session will offer multiple speaking techniques and strategies that we, as Spanish teachers, have found helpful and have proven beneficial in our classrooms across multiple levels of students.  Hopefully those in attendance will be able to take away something that they can easily recreate in their classrooms.  The presenters will share Google voice activities, oral presentation ideas, various techniques, and speaking rubrics.

Speakers
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Erin Caceres

Williamson County Schools


Friday November 8, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Thoroughbred

3:20pm

Quizlet, Kahoot, & Gimkit, Oh My!
Attendees will receive a thorough comparison of these 3 quiz platforms in order to make a more informed decision about which to use when and for what purpose in their world language classroom. They will also play a round on at least 2 of the platforms for hands on learning. Handouts of comparisons will be available.

Speakers
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Barbara Quintard

Spanish & RTI Teacher, Central High School of McMinn County
I am in my 3rd year of teaching Spanish and RTI in a rural county. I studied French at Cleveland High School, as my minor at Berry College, and at the University of Bourgogne in Dijon, France during a semester abroad. I moved to Washington, DC after graduating from Berry and during... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Salons 7-8

3:20pm

Seal of Biliteracy Seal of Biliteracy from Legislation to Implementation
This session aims to facilitate the implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy in secondary institutions by providing information, resources, and anticipating challenges. Participants will leave with contacts, editable material, and other valuable resources to help launch the program at their school. This session is particularly useful for high school staff interested in honoring their students with the Seal of Biliteracy; thus, the target audience includes not only Foreign Language teachers, but also English Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Advisors, and School Principals.

Speakers
avatar for Angelica DaSilva

Angelica DaSilva

Central Magnet High School
avatar for Gibson Keith

Gibson Keith

District Lead World Language Coach, Metro Nashville Public Schools
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Samantha Singer

Volunteer State Seal of Biliteracy



Friday November 8, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Salons 9-10

3:20pm

Softening Students' Anxiety from Speaking in the Target Language
In preparation for the new state standards focused on the 90/10 rule in regards to using the target language versus English language, our session will focus on implementation of strategies to utilize the target language more in the world language classroom, and more specifically, the Spanish classroom. This session will offer multiple speaking techniques and strategies that we, as Spanish teachers, have found helpful and have proven beneficial in our classrooms across multiple levels of students. Hopefully those in attendance will be able to take away something that they can easily recreate in their classrooms. The presenters will share Google voice activities, oral presentation ideas, various techniques, and speaking rubrics.

Speakers
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William Mann

Oakland High School
KH

Katrina Hughes

Stewart's Creek High School


Friday November 8, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Arabian Arabian

4:25pm

Aeneas, Everywhere
This presentation aims to give examples to teachers of the AP Latin curriculum ways to make the primary character from Vergil’s Aeneid relatable to today’s high school students. The talk will include examples from popular culture such as movies and music, literary influences, and meaningful connections to one’s own life.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Salons 9-10

4:25pm

Best Practices of Teaching K-12 Students
What are some general teaching practices that are proven effective for all subjects and relevant for teachers of world languages? What’s the best practice for grouping students? How can we differentiate lessons? How effective is the use of technology in increasing knowledge retention and skill development? Come see this presentation and find out how well you are applying current understandings of best practices.

Speakers
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Kurstin Bush

Nashville State Community College



Friday November 8, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Salon 6

4:25pm

Interactive Literacy: Social Reading and Digital Annotation Tools in the L2 Classroom
Social reading incorporates Internet technologies and traditional practices of literacy, which foster collaborative reading and interpretation of texts. Using a digital annotation tool reunites learners around authentic materials and provides a platform for discussion outside the classroom. This presentation presents social reading as it relates to second language acquisition, current platforms available, and reports findings from a 2018-2019 study at Vanderbilt University, where intermediate-level French students read the novel Kiffe kiffe demain on the social reading platform SocialBook.

Speakers
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Abby Broughton

Vanderbilt University


Friday November 8, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Appaloosa

4:25pm

Migration and Otherness in Second Language Acquisition
This session looks at second language learners (L2) as migrants since they cross linguistic borders of their first language to arrive at their target destination: the second language. By examining second language acquisition (SLA) concepts such as corrective feedback, I hope to unravel the socio-linguistic elements of Otherness as it pertains to migration. We will look at the role of corrective feedback (CF) and how it creates a distinct identity for the person to whom the feedback is given. This practice constructs the notion of difference between the native speaker and the language learner and ultimately calls on teachers to use more comprehensible and meaningful input and less focus on error correction to create an inclusive environment for all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Chiedozie Uhuegbu

Chiedozie Uhuegbu

Ph.D Candidate, Vanderbilt University



Friday November 8, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Thoroughbred

4:25pm

Promises and Challenges of the EdTPA for World Languages
This presentation will discuss how the edTPA affects foreign language education as a field and more specifically how it affects teacher candidates and their cooperating teachers. Research on the challenges that foreign language teacher candidates and cooperating teachers face during the completion of the edTPA will be shared along with suggestions on how to improve this experience.

Speakers
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Michael Olsen

Tennessee Tech Unviersity


Friday November 8, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Arabian Arabian

4:25pm

Teaching culture while helping students acquire language- made easy!
This workshop is designed for teachers of students from novice to intermediate. The presenter will share effective strategies that allow teachers to design lessons based on cultural studies of a specific country with comprehensible input. The facilitator will discuss different strategies, including picture talk movie talk and authentic music, that allow teachers to immerse students in the language while providing compelling input. Activities for extended learning, assessment design and high order thinking strategies that reinforce specific language structures will also be shared.

Speakers
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Ayleem Betances

East High School



Friday November 8, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Salons 7-8

5:15pm

Cocktail Hour (Cash Bar)
Unwind with an aperitif and your colleagues at the cash bar. 

Friday November 8, 2019 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Convention Center Lobby
 
Saturday, November 9
 

8:30am

Plenary Session: Cohesion from Kindergarten to College
Get at least two cups of coffee in you then join us for this fast-paced discussion of K-16 articulation issues viewed from the college/university perspective. Panelists will address a range of member-submitted questions and issues related to the cohesion of language teaching and learning across a student’s 17-year arc from Kindergarten to college graduation. While this panel will give special attention to the transition to college-level language study, its content is designed to take into account K-12 World Language Standards and articulation matters specifically across post-secondary-level programs.

Speakers
KH

Katherine Honea

Austin Peay State University
DJ

David Julseth

Professor of Spanish, Belmont University
RN

Raluca Negrisanu

East Tennessee State University
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Karen Sorenson

Professor of French, Coordinator of International Studies, Austin Peay State University
DY

Dolly Young

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Salon 6

8:30am

French is Fun! Promoting your program through engaging activities outside of class
This session will explore predominantly outside-of-class activities that contribute to engaging students and promoting your French program around the school. These activities may be used for French club meetings, celebrating National French Week, French Honor Society projects, or advocating for your program with the goal of increasing enrollment numbers. Participants will leave with numerous ideas for ‘low-prep’activities, and are encouraged to join the discussion and share their own ideas. Examples will be for French classes, but could be adapted to fit other language programs.

Speakers
CC

Catherine Childs

Briarcrest Christian High School



Saturday November 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Salons 9-10

8:30am

So I Bought a Class Set of Novels. Now What?: Designing a Cultural Unit around a CI Novel
There are many compelling and comprehensible novels available today, many of which are rich in authentic culture that teachers want to address as part of a formal unit. This session will explore how to “teach’ a novel by using its themes and characters as a jumping-off point to engage students in authentic texts, music, film, and articles in order to generate meaningful interpersonal communication. We will also discuss ways to vary how the novel itself is presented in order to capture and maintain student interest.

Speakers

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Salons 7-8

9:30am

Keynote Speaker
Speakers
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LJ Randolph

UNC Wilmington
SJ

Stacey Johnson

Vanderbilt


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:40am
Salon 6

10:55am

Activate Your Students’ Proficiency Through Story Listening
Attendees will see a demonstration of Story Listening inspired by Dr. Beniko Mason and Dr. Stephen Krashen. They will also receive a list of resources to support this input-rich, low stress, low prep, budget friendly activity.

Speakers
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Michelle Bertani

Spanish Teacher, St. Nicholas School



Saturday November 9, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am
Salon 6

10:55am

Does Latin Teacher Training Have a Future Tense?
This illustrated talk will trace the history of the training of Latin teachers in America, stressing what forces have shaped it. It will then discuss the future of our field and threats to it as these influence this training. Will the field be sufficiently viable and unified to guarantee that these hypothetical future teachers have students to teach? Is, in fact, the pipeline in danger of going dry? Some suggestions for future action will be suggested which might help in this regard.


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am
Salons 7-8

10:55am

How and Why University Faculty Should Incorporate ACTFL Standards in Their Classes
Research has found that very few higher education faculty members incorporate ACTFL standards in the classes that they teach. These standards can be helpful in improving the FL programs in higher education. They can also help prevent the disconnect that tends to happen between the high school programs and the higher education FL programs. Not only will you learn why you should incorporate these standards into your existing program, but you will also learn how to do it. Each participant will leave with ideas for incorporating these into your class without adding a lot of extra work.

Speakers
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Erika Stevens

Associate Professor of Spanish, Walters State Community College



Saturday November 9, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am
Thoroughbred

10:55am

Many Languages, One Classroom: Supporting Children in Diverse Settings
As more schools serve increasingly diverse children from all backgrounds, and as more people realize the benefits of retaining second languages and cultures, what specific strategies can be used to support dual language learners? What family dynamics are ideal? Which environmental support systems exist? We will explore strategies for fostering conversation and interaction with children who are dual language learners, as well as support traditional language students who strive to be more culturally aware.

Speakers
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Janine Zahuczky

Mt. Juliet High School


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am
Salons 9-10

10:55am

Relationships Matter- Lead with Heart in the World Language Classroom
Being able to count on each other, starts with “hello”. The relationships we build with each other in the virtual community allows students to connect and learn. Using a strategic design, with lots of CORELL and OER resources, we engage learners through interactions with teachers via Zoom and content that supports learning, anytime - anywhere. See how a virtual environment helps to build trustworthy relationships that lead to speaking in the target language and the joy of meeting new people and learning about new cultures. Bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone device along to fully engage in all this session has to offer!

Speakers
PM

Pat Mulroy

Superintendent & Curriculum Director, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 08
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Anita Young

Virtual Learning Specialist, World of Learning Institute/Appalachia Intermediate Unit 08
Spanish Instructor, ESL Teacher, Online Educator, Curriculum Development of Online Language Learning, User of Open Education Resources (OER), Virtual Learning Specialist, CI Enthusiast, Portuguese and Spanish Speaker



Saturday November 9, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am
Arabian Arabian

10:55am

The Power of a Pause: Mindfulness for Self-Care
This session will be a mindfulness-based opportunity to enjoy some guided self-care. What can happen when we take the time to slow down, gather with a like-minded community and rise into the next breath with awareness and intention? We will gather in a circle and practice mindfulness together, as we create a collective understanding of this very popular topic of mindfulness in education. This experiential session will offer insight while allowing for conversations with colleagues through deep listening practices that build bridges of empathy and connection. While we will have a conversation about what mindfulness can look like in a classroom, this session is focused more on self care and direct experience than imparting content.

Speakers
MA

Mary Agee

Mindfulness Education Consultant


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am
Appaloosa

11:55am

Professional opportunities in TN for Chinese teachers
Participants in these sessions will learn of contests, scholarships, professional development opportunities available for teachers of their language or level in Tennessee. Sessions will be moderated by the Tennessee representatives or Tennessee-Chapter Presidents for national organizations.

Speakers
YZ

Ying Zhang

Montgomery Bell Academy


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:55am - 12:25pm
Arabian Arabian

11:55am

Professional opportunities in TN for French teachers 
Participants in these sessions will learn of contests, scholarships, professional development opportunities available for teachers of their language or level in Tennessee. Sessions will be moderated by the Tennessee representatives or Tennessee-Chapter Presidents for national organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Floch

Teresa Floch

Middle College High School


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:55am - 12:25pm
Salons 9 - 10

11:55am

Professional opportunities in TN for German teachers 
Participants in these sessions will learn of contests, scholarships, professional development opportunities available for teachers of their language or level in Tennessee. Sessions will be moderated by the Tennessee representatives or Tennessee-Chapter Presidents for national organizations.

Speakers
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Richard Apgar

Sewanee: University of the South


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:55am - 12:25pm
Appaloosa

11:55am

Professional opportunities in TN for K-8 teachers 
Participants in these sessions will learn of contests, scholarships, professional development opportunities available for teachers of their language or level in Tennessee. Sessions will be moderated by the Tennessee representatives or Tennessee-Chapter Presidents for national organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Frazier

Monica Frazier

Battle Ground Academy
avatar for Pattie Davis-Wiley

Pattie Davis-Wiley

Professor, WL/ESL ED, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Dr. Davis-Wiley is a Professor of WL and ESL Education at The University of Tennessee where she works with MS and PhD students in WL and ESL ED and teaches classes in Methods and Research in these two fields. Her research interests include the impact of WL study on academic success... Read More →



Saturday November 9, 2019 11:55am - 12:25pm
Thoroughbred

11:55am

Professional opportunities in TN for Spanish teachers 
Participants in these sessions will learn of contests, scholarships, professional development opportunities available for teachers of their language or level in Tennessee. Sessions will be moderated by the Tennessee representatives or Tennessee-Chapter Presidents for national organizations.

Speakers
LS

Lisa Stone

Sevier County High School


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:55am - 12:25pm
Salon 6

11:55am

Tennessee Classical Association Business Meeting
Participants in these sessions will learn of contests, scholarships, professional development opportunities available for teachers of their language or level in Tennessee. Sessions will be moderated by the Tennessee representatives or Tennessee-Chapter Presidents for national organizations.

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:55am - 12:25pm
Salons 7-8

12:30pm

AATF Luncheon (French)
Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm

12:30pm

AATG Luncheon (German)
Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Morgan Room

12:30pm

AATSP Luncheon (Spanish)
Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm

12:30pm

TACT Luncheon
Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm

12:30pm

TCA Luncheon (Latin)
Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm

1:35pm

"Help! My WL Program is Disappearing!"---A Call for Immediate Action
ACTFL's Core Principals cannot be implemented if there are no WL classrooms. Recent published research studies (Foreign Language Annals, Modern Language Journal) and popular media (USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education) have documented the shocking decline in K-16 WL enrollments and the continuing demise of WL Teacher Preparation programs across the U.S. This session will present the facts and stats about this phenomenon and challenge session participants to discuss what CAN be done to address this critical situation impacting all levels of WL Education.

Speakers
avatar for Pattie Davis-Wiley

Pattie Davis-Wiley

Professor, WL/ESL ED, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Dr. Davis-Wiley is a Professor of WL and ESL Education at The University of Tennessee where she works with MS and PhD students in WL and ESL ED and teaches classes in Methods and Research in these two fields. Her research interests include the impact of WL study on academic success... Read More →



Saturday November 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Appaloosa

1:35pm

From the IEP/504 to the World Language Classroom: Strategies for Supporting Students with Disabilities
In this session, we will provide strategies for accommodating and modifying for learners with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, intellectual disabilities, and specific learning disabilities in the world language classroom. We will explore and demonstrate activities and methods that encourage inclusion in each and every classroom and will provide resources for attendees.


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Salons 9-10

1:35pm

Interpersonal Speaking, Not Interpersonal Copying
In this session, Meredith will share some of her favorite high-leverage habits to get students speaking with purpose, not just going through a pre-determined, replicable conversation. As language teachers, we know the rest of the world doesn't have the workbook script: come see strategies to get students communicating more authentically on a daily basis toward their performances over time and overall proficiency. All files will be available during the session and after. Come, learn, take, modify, use!

Speakers
avatar for Meredith White

Meredith White

Teacher, Methods Instructor, Ph.D. Student, PD Addict, Gwinnett County Public Schools


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Salon 6

1:35pm

Lead with Song - The Heart's in Your Voice - Au Coeur du Vent
This session will convince teachers that singing French-language songs can play powerful roles in students' acquisition of the language. It can also be an effective vehicle of Francophone cultures. We will lay out the relevant research, as we present a sing-along program of North-American French-language songs. We are "Au Coeur du Vent", with collective experience in local to international conference venues, and individual experience as club, concert, festival, radio, television and recording artists.

Speakers

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Salons 7-8

1:35pm

Prepare AP Chinese from Level One by Communicative Activities
This presentation will introduce how to prepare students for AP Chinese Language and Culture Test from Level One class, it will describe briefly about the curriculum used, it will focus on how to build students listening, reading, typing and speaking skills by communicative activities.

Speakers

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Thoroughbred

1:35pm

Teaching with Comprehensible Input in a Hybrid-Learning Classroom
Have you ever felt like a large part of technology is just trying to replace you as the educator? Have you been curious about some different tech activities, but feel overwhelmed at the options that are out there? If you have, this is the session for you! This is going to be an interactive session to experience some lessons that bridge the different (but complementary!) worlds of CI and edtech, so bring your laptop and get ready to get busy!

Note: Attendees will be part of an interactive Nearpod presentation. However, I have uploaded the presentation as a .pdf and a .pptx file if you can't attend. 

Speakers
avatar for Holly Coblentz

Holly Coblentz

Teacher, Renaissance High School
I love all things related to ed tech! Also a big planning junkie.



Saturday November 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Arabian Arabian

2:35pm

Authentic Materials and Culture in the WL Classroom
Teaching culture through CULTURE. Students will be working with authentic materials then they will be able to learn culture and eliminate stereotypes. Our model removes the teacher as the "cultural authority", it is based on active learning, increases motivation/engagement and promotes real intercultural awareness (understanding/competence). Our goal is to avoid unsuccessful models for teaching culture such as The 4 F Approach: Folk dances, festivals, fairs and foods. The Frankenstein Approach: A taco from here, a flamenco dancer from there, a bullfight from there.

Speakers
JN

Javiera Navarrete

Spanish Instructor, University of Memphis
Spanish Instructor at the U of M and at the Immaculate Conception High School. Interested on Heritage Speaker Class (resources, activities, novels, and beyond)
CA

Catherine Adams

Hutchinson School
JL

José L. Franco

Ridgeway High School


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Salons 7-8

2:35pm

Languagepanda.org: A website for teaching, mentoring, and community building
Using our language center’s language-pedagogy website LanguagePanda.org as an example, this presentation will discuss how to use a large-scale digital project as a means for teaching language learners, professionalizing graduate students, creating teaching community, and modeling accessibility.

Speakers
ND

Nathalie Dieu-Porter

Vanderbilt University, Center for Second Language Studies
MF

Melanie Forehand

Vanderbilt University, Center for Second Language Studies
PM

Patrick Murphy

Vanderbilt University, Center for Second Language Studies


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Thoroughbred

2:35pm

Motivating the Less than Motivated Student
This presentation will offer teachers of post-secondary as well as secondary education strategies on how to motivate their students in the classroom. Many students are taking a language simply to fulfill a requirement and lack interest in the subject. Their lack of motivation can have a negative impact on their language acquisition. The presentation will include ways to support students in their discovery of language and will focus on ways to make language relatable regardless of their career goals, relying on teaching language for specific purposes (LSP). Teachers will leave with a tool box of techniques to make language more interesting and contextualized for their students.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Helms

Lindsay Helms

Spanish teacher, Northpoint Christian School


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Arabian Arabian

2:35pm

Preparing for Success on the AP World Language and AP Latin Exam
Presenters will provide session participants information about the AP World Language Exams and the AP Latin exam. We will discuss the format of the AP Exam, scoring guidelines, and strategies for success. Examples will be provided in French, German, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. Teachers new to AP and experienced teachers are welcome.

Speakers
MB

Michael Bartus

Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet
MM

Maria Marable

Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School
JW

Jane Weaver

Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School
AM

Anne Moctezuma Baker

Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School
LC

Lili Cai

Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School



Saturday November 9, 2019 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Appaloosa

2:35pm

Teachers as Librarians: Guide Your Students to Become Independent Readers
You have stocked your classroom library with all kinds of interesting reading materials but you can’t just tell your students: “Now go and read!” This session offers concrete strategies to help your students browse, select, get hooked on books, and most importantly read independently in the target language.

Speakers

Saturday November 9, 2019 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Salon 6

2:35pm

Yes, and...! How improv comedy know-how can make your language classroom more engaging and student-centered
In this session, Emily will share some skills inspired by her experiences in the Improv Chattanooga Improv troupe. You will be able to take these tricks and put them to work in your language classroom! Whether you love the spotlight, or the idea of a stage gives you the cold sweats, the concepts that keep audiences laughing can help you engage students with the target language! This session is ideal for teachers who already incorporate stories into their classes (though all are welcome!)

Speakers
avatar for Emily Valdés

Emily Valdés

Executive Director, Founder, Language South
I’m the Executive Director and co-founder of Language South. We’re a language education organization with the mission of inspiring and developing lifelong learners and lovers of languages and cultures. Our flagship program is El Pueblo Spanish Camp, an overnight Spanish immersion... Read More →



Saturday November 9, 2019 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Salons 9-10

3:40pm