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Welcome to the 47th annual MaFLA Fall Conference! 
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Thursday, October 23
 

9:00am

Curriculum Design for World Languages ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on, interactive workshop will focus on short-term and long-term approaches to reviewing, creating, and delivering a world language curriculum that focuses on standards-based teaching and learning. Participants are encouraged to bring a curricular document and current resources for a course that they are teaching as a portion of the workshop will be devoted to examining the current curriculum.

Presenters
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Cheri Quinlan

New Jersey Department of Education (ret)


Thursday October 23, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm
Danforth

9:00am

Keys to Speeding Up Proficiency Development from Novice to Advanced ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we get students to come out of their comfort zone at the bottom of the proficiency scale? Learn how to gauge what students can actually DO with the language, instead of what they KNOW about the language, and explore strategies, activities, and assessment tools that enable students to move up the proficiency scale more effectively from Novice to Intermediate, and from Intermediate to Advanced.

Presenters
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Chantal Thompson

Brigham Young University, UT
CHANTAL P. THOMPSON, a native of Brittany, France, is a Teaching Professor of French at Brigham Young University (Utah). | • Coordinator of first-year courses. | • Director of the African Studies Program at Brigham Young University. | • Teaches Francophone African Literature in the French | Department, as well as a variety of upper-division | language courses. | • Has directed 4 Study Abroad Programs in Senegal... Read More →



Thursday October 23, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm
Abbington

9:00am

Allons au Cinéma: films, metteurs en scène et vedettes ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lights! Camera! Action! Amale returns with a retrospective of French cinema. From Deneuve to Depardieu, Godard to Truffaut, classics to avant-garde, the best actors, directors and award-winning films will be presented with clips, themes, anecdotes and ideas for classroom viewing. Participants will be able to download this interactive workshop for their students. In French.

Presenters
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Amale Bourhim

Road Scholar, France


Thursday October 23, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sturbridge

9:00am

Latin American Traditions and Cultural Representations ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, the presenters will examine pieces of poetry and literature, songs, works of art, caricatures, artifacts, news, popular commercials, films and other authentic resources that connect past and present Latin American culture. We will look at how to develop a unit and lesson that integrates authentic culture while maintaining target language use, and helping students of all levels explore and understand different cultural representations. In Spanish.

Presenters
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Olmanda Hernández-Guerrero

East Carolina University, NC



Thursday October 23, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm
Executive 1

9:00am

Thinking About Syncing? Digital Storytelling Tools for World Language ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

Working from the perspective of supporting ACTFL and the Common Core State Standards, participants will engage in an exploration of Web and mobile tools pertinent to digital storytelling and interpersonal presentation applications using the SAMR model (the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition model). The presenter will share examples of resources, guide participants through tool use, and provide time for discussion and collaboration. Please bring a laptop computer. iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, etc.) are encouraged, but not required.

Presenters
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Integration of technology (blogs, apps, tools, etc) into World Language, Twitter and other social media, authentic resource curation for teachers and learners, French legends and historical events as units, ACTFL Thematic unit planning, Digital Storytelling, Outreach to native speakers of Spanish for French programs and AATF!


Thursday October 23, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm
Brookfield

3:00pm

4:30pm

Engage and Communicate! ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive workshop, the presenter will demonstrate a variety of strategies, activities and games that promote student engagement and encourage authentic target language communication. The presenter will demonstrate strategies that promote student engagement and encourage authentic target language communication. Participants will learn a variety of activities and games that are appropriate for students at all levels and will have the opportunity to share ideas with their colleagues. They will return to the classroom ready to try something new on Monday morning!

Presenters
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Kathy Turner

Sharon Public Schools


Thursday October 23, 2014 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Abbington

4:30pm

Movie Making and the Green Screen ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

Winner of the 2012 NYSAFLT "Best in Show" workshop, the presenter is bringing his green screen, his digital video camera, his movie making software and lots of great ideas on how to incorporate video teaching and learning into the foreign language classroom. This workshop will focus on green screen use and how it can bring you and your students to the edge of your imagination. Prepare to be amazed at what you can experience with video integration in your classroom!

Presenters
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Ken Hughes

Independent Consultant (NY)
Ken Hughes is the former K-12 Principal at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School (NY). He has served as NYSAFLT Webmaster and Director of Social Media and Technology since 2001. A French and Spanish teacher for 8 years, he was a NECTFL Mead Scholar (2004) and a recipient of the NYSAFLT President’s Award (2004) and the FLENJ President’s Award (2013). In 2012, Ken’s workshop “Movie Making in the LOTE Classroom” earned him recognition as... Read More →


Thursday October 23, 2014 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Brookfield
 
Friday, October 24
 

7:00am

Volunteers' & Workshop Presenters' Breakfast
By invitation only.

Friday October 24, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
VIP Lounge

7:00am

Cash and Carry Breakfast
Friday October 24, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am
Exhibit Hall

7:00am

8:00am

Professional Learning Communities for Improved Student Outcomes
Limited Capacity seats available

Student language learning improves across levels when teachers collaborate to establish standards of assessment, proficiency, data analysis and intervention. The presenter will introduce and facilitate guided practice with tools for collaboration within and across language levels, protocols, and ways to connect with practitioners within and across schools. Session participants will leave with tools and practices to strengthen their own professional learning communities. This session is appropriate for novice or veteran teachers and administrators.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Jay

Sarah Jay

New Teacher Mentor/Spanish Curriculum Coordinator, Prospect Hill Academy/Community Charter School of Cambridge
*Performance Assessment | *District Determined Measures for Educator Evaluation | *Professional Learning Communities | *Rigor in the foreign language classroom | *Literacy instruction in the foreign language classroom | *Communication-focused curriculum planning



Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
Brimfield

8:00am

Action Research in Maximizing Target Language Use
Limited Capacity seats available

After many years of teaching, the presenter was inspired to significantly change her instructional technique in order to maximize target language use in her beginning level classes. Techniques will be demonstrated and student examples will be shared. The process of conducting action research will be explained and the presenter will share her results.


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
Dudley

8:00am

From Level 1 to Proficiency
Limited Capacity seats available

More Americans are learning languages, but the vast majority don't achieve working proficiency. This session will be an interactive discussion about engaging students to become proficient in a second language. Local and national data will be presented to illustrate the importance of global competence. Information about the study of world languages and career benefits of bilingualism will be examined. Brainstorm with your colleagues about ways to inspire students and create a passion for language learning.

Presenters
avatar for Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE)

Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE)

Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE)
Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE) is a nonprofit educational organization that has been providing language immersion travel experiences for students in the U.S. and abroad since 1972. ISE’s mission is to launch world language learners on lifelong journeys of connecting with other cultures.


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
Board 3

8:00am

Infusing Culture in Assessment: How to Write Novice IPAs
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal of this session is to unpack how Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) can drive instruction that is focused around culture. The three modes of communication will be reviewed as well as ideas on how to practice them. Examples of integrated assessments will include authentic documents, demonstrating how to link the modes of communication around one cultural topic. Rubrics for all three modes of communication will be shared and participants will work on creating their own.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Moghtader

Sarah Moghtader

Brookline Public Schools
As a Middle School teacher I am always searching for how to take instruction and assessment to the beginning learner. My students are sophisticated yet don't yet have a wealth of experience in the language. I teach using stories, interviews, authentic documents and IPAs. I love to share ideas and help others in their own teaching.



Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
Danforth

8:00am

Challenges and Rewards of AP French Themes: Working With the Movie La Haine
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, the presenter will explore how the movie La Haine can be used and structured in the classroom to address the themes from the AP French exam with the goal of helping students connect with French language and culture and investigating it in a meaningful way. Contemporary contexts such as class, alienation, values, nationalism and family structure will be used to demonstrate how teachers can help students develop and apply skills and perspectives across disciplines. All learning activities and performance assessments presented are anchored in specific Web 2.0 technology applications. In French.

Presenters
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Adina Alexandru

Bay Path University


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
American Grille

8:00am

Let's Speak Latin: How to Get Students Talking
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive session, graduate students from UMass Boston's MA in Latin and Classical Humanities program in the licensure track will demonstrate various activities and exercises designed to get students speaking Latin in the classroom, both with the teacher and with one another. In both Latin and English.

Presenters
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Jacqueline Carlon

UMass Boston


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
Executive 1

8:00am

Teaching Spanish Through Music, Movement and Puppets
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore how music can be used to create safe and effective environments, routines, and transitions in the foreign language classroom. Teachers will explore puppet use in teaching and will write songs and stories for their use. Participants will leave with a collection of ideas and ready-to-use lessons. In Spanish.

Presenters
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Carolina Gómez-Kramer

B-3 Spanish, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
Southbridge

8:00am

Blended Learning: Digital Tools in the Foreign Language Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Which digital tools benefit the foreign language classroom? This session will showcase a variety of online tools and how they can be implemented into our teaching in innovative ways to help improve participation and communication, and positively impact our students' foreign language learning. The presenters will demonstrate how digital tools foster collaboration among students inside and outside the classroom and foster student engagement with the material in rich and meaningful contexts.

Presenters
avatar for Margarita Ribas Groeger

Margarita Ribas Groeger

Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Interests: Language pedagogy, technology in education, cross-cultural communication.
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Dagmar Jaeger

Lecturer in German, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Mariana San Martin

Lecturer in Spanish, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Link to my presentation "Developing Linguistic and Cultural Competence Through Digital Environments" : | https://www.dropbox.com/s/jloj5v14qmgf5wv/MAFLA%20Conference.pdf?dl=0


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
Seminar 1

8:00am

90% Plus: Fostering a Rich Classroom Environment for Language Learning ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

What makes for a truly rich environment for language learning? Consistent target language (TL) use plus student performance! Explore practical strategies on target language use by teachers and learners in the context of performance-based instruction: connecting with learners through their own demonstrably successful language use. In an interactive format, we will illustrate, brainstorm, and demonstrate activities and techniques that promote positive conditions for language learning through 90%+ target language use that helps students develop proficiency and confidence.

Presenters
avatar for Charlotte Gifford

Charlotte Gifford

Chair, World Languages, Greenfield Community College


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Cheshire

8:00am

YouTube or Grammar? ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

We know what appeals more to students, yet we feed them grammar, with an occasional treat from “authentic culture.” What if we used the treat as entry into the language? In this workshop, participants will practice developing lessons around authentic input, be it reading, listening, or viewing. Through a hierarchy of tasks, students learn to discover and use the language in meaningful contexts. Then, it is no longer YouTube OR grammar, but YouTube WITH grammar, all wrapped up in authenticity and relevance!

Presenters
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Chantal Thompson

Brigham Young University, UT
CHANTAL P. THOMPSON, a native of Brittany, France, is a Teaching Professor of French at Brigham Young University (Utah). | • Coordinator of first-year courses. | • Director of the African Studies Program at Brigham Young University. | • Teaches Francophone African Literature in the French | Department, as well as a variety of upper-division | language courses. | • Has directed 4 Study Abroad Programs in Senegal... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Abbington

8:00am

Classroom Games to Advance Chinese Language Proficiency ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to incorporate games to improve language proficiency in the Chinese classroom. Discuss the benefits of using different types of games to increase students’ fluency and automaticity. Participate in group games to experience how students will be engaged. Learn how to make your own games to achieve linguistic goals. A hands-on interactive workshop. In Mandarin.

Presenters
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Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester

Framingham State University
Framingham State University


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Seminar 2

8:00am

Habillez-vous! La mode française à travers les siècles! ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

From the runways of Paris comes a workshop defining the reign of French fashion throughout the centuries. Emphasis on famous designers, past and present, such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Givenchy and JP Gauthier, the latest looks and trends, top models, and where to shop. Participants may download this presentation for their students who will enjoy commenting on the "hits and misses!" In French.

Presenters
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Amale Bourhim

Road Scholar, France


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Sturbridge

8:00am

D’ai obe uffem Bergli: Teaching Switzerland Through Heidi ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

What comes to mind when you think of Switzerland? This interactive workshop introduces participants to Johanna Spyri’s beloved novel Heidi and the traditional Switzerland she created. Participants will be introduced to current resources to teach Heidi either as a novel or a film. The workshop will provide strategies and activities to engage students in the four skills and will consider text, song, film, and websites that investigate cultural myths about Switzerland. In German.

Presenters
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Karin Baumgartner

University of Utah



Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Oxford

8:00am

Visual Literacy in an Italian World Language Curriculum ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will examine activities that incorporate a variety of authentic visual resources in beginning, intermediate and AP classrooms. The presentation will address different types of images and how to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to interpret the images within the appropriate cultural contexts. In Italian.

Presenters
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Pat DiSilvio

Tufts University


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Webster

8:00am

EX GALLIAQVE ... ROMAM REDII: Exploring the Monuments and Identities of Roman Spain & France ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will provide teachers not only of Latin, but also of Spanish and French with the ability to incorporate the study of the ancient world into their curriculum. We will begin with a brief discussion of Roman (and even some Greek, Carthaginian, and Celtic) historical influence in Spain and France, and continue with an exploration of ancient monuments, art, engineering, and even coinage. We will conclude with an examination of how the cultural products of the ancient Romans continue to shape modern identities.

Presenters
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Edward Zarrow

Westwood High School
Father, husband, Latin teacher @WestwoodHS, language advocate, ACTFL 2016 National Foreign Language Teacher of the Year, President of the Classical Association of MA, 2014-2016, CANE Coordinator of Educational Programs, 2014-2018


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Charlton

8:00am

TPRS in the Spanish Classroom ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the most important component for language acquisition to occur? Comprehensible input! Comprehension, personal interest, and repetition are the essential ingredients for successful language acquisition. We acquire language when we understand the language that we hear and read. This workshop will explore ways in which Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling can make input more comprehensible and language acquisition more compelling and fun. This workshop is geared for the Spanish classroom and will be conducted mostly in Spanish.

Presenters
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Pedro Carrasquillo

Teacher, Wellesley High School


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Brookfield

8:00am

Social Media and Content Curation for World Languages ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

Curious about using social media with your students, but concerned about policy? Interested in sharing digital resources with your learners and colleagues in an organized manner without building a website? Participants will engage in exploration of Web and mobile tools pertinent to social media for instructors and learners, digital resource sharing and curating, e-portfolios, and troubleshooting for blocked resources. Bring a laptop and your mobile device to discover the benefits of social media and curation.

Presenters
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Integration of technology (blogs, apps, tools, etc) into World Language, Twitter and other social media, authentic resource curation for teachers and learners, French legends and historical events as units, ACTFL Thematic unit planning, Digital Storytelling, Outreach to native speakers of Spanish for French programs and AATF!


Friday October 24, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Heritage Tavern

9:15am

10:00am

Peek Inside an Effective Elementary Language Program
Limited Capacity seats available

We know that early language learning facilitates developing advanced proficiency in K-12, but what does an elementary language program look like? This session will provide you with an administrative overview of the elementary world languages program in Brookline, from its start in 2008-2009. We will look at program goals and oral proficiency targets, curriculum development, efforts in assessment, successes and challenges of implementing an elementary program, as well as samples of effective instructional practices in grades K-5.

Presenters
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Dawn Carney

Brookline Public Schools



Friday October 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Brimfield

10:00am

Achieving 90%
Limited Capacity seats available

The presenters will share the lesson plan structure they have developed to achieve the goal of 90% target language instruction. This structure allows students to form communicative habits and learning strategies that meet their individual learning styles. The goal of this session is to share concrete examples that support teachers in implementing a similar structure in their classes, optimizing time in class by using the target language as much as possible.

Presenters
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Sarah Bilodeau

Cambridge Public Schools


Friday October 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Danforth

10:00am

Assessment to Inform Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

What does language performance look like? ACTFL provides a variety of assessments and guidelines for distinct purposes. Examine examples from performance indicators, "can do" statements, and performance assessments tied to units of instruction, and ACTFL's assessment of performance: AAPPL. Build understanding of key characteristics of novice, intermediate, and advanced ranges of performance to guide classroom instruction and assessment.

Presenters
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ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)

ACTFL Executive Director
National organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.



Friday October 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Dudley

10:00am

Short Films in the French Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The short film represents a great resource for the foreign language class! It can be easily viewed because of its duration and can stimulate conversation because of its action and setting. Vocabulary, grammar, and chosen themes will help students reflect and interact around a message brought by the film director. In French.

Presenters
MB

Magali Boutiot

French Cultural Services
Advocating for the teaching and learning of European languages.


Friday October 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
American Grille

10:00am

Interactive Learning in a Diverse Latin Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed to offer new teachers--especially teachers of Latin--an array of different classroom activities, games, and projects to implement in a diverse classroom. All of the activities presented are engaging, interactive, and geared toward creating a student-centered learning environment. Activities will be modeled and the benefits and difficulties of each discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to suggest modifications and ask questions. Examples are in Latin, but activities are suitable for all languages.

Presenters

Friday October 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Executive 1

10:00am

Peru: Empire of Hidden Treasures
Limited Capacity seats available

Peru is best known as the heart of the Inca Empire, but the presenter will show how Peru is much more than Machu Picchu. This session will provide participants with authentic resources to promote cultural awareness while using 90% target language in the classroom. Come learn some remarkable and exciting information about the country that is home to the most ancient city of the Americas. In Spanish.

Presenters
KH

Katia Haberman

Arlington High School
Katia Marticorena, originalmente de Lima-Perú, tiene una licenciatura en Ciencias de la Comunicación | por la Universidad de Lima. Cuenta con una Maestría en Gestión y Marketing, así como una Maestría en | Operaciones y Logística. Se graduó en universidades prestigiosas, consideradas las mejores Escuelas de | Negocios en el Perú y de competencia a nivel mundial. Después de... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Southbridge

10:00am

Video Integration in the World Language Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on how educators can use videos as a tool for educating students in our classrooms. Popular examples will be shared and opportunities to brainstorm how to create self-made videos will take place. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their best practices with colleagues.

Presenters
KH

Ken Hughes

Independent Consultant (NY)
Ken Hughes is the former K-12 Principal at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School (NY). He has served as NYSAFLT Webmaster and Director of Social Media and Technology since 2001. A French and Spanish teacher for 8 years, he was a NECTFL Mead Scholar (2004) and a recipient of the NYSAFLT President’s Award (2004) and the FLENJ President’s Award (2013). In 2012, Ken’s workshop “Movie Making in the LOTE Classroom” earned him recognition as... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Seminar 1

11:00am

Buffet Lunch
Pre-registration required.

Friday October 24, 2014 11:00am - 1:30pm
Courtyard

11:00am

Cash and Carry Lunch
Friday October 24, 2014 11:00am - 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall

11:15am

Exhibit Hall Break
Friday October 24, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Teaching for Global Competence
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Rita A. Oleksak

Rita A. Oleksak

Director of Foreign Languages/ELL, Glastonbury Public Schools



Friday October 24, 2014 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom

1:00pm

Can They Talk? Yes, They Can!
Limited Capacity seats available

Many teachers have trouble balancing grammar and conversational skills. Students need both, and we can make it a seamless match. The presenter will share her philosophy of a grammar-based program that allows for communicative skills to grow steadily until students are able to express original ideas and converse on a variety of topics.

Presenters
avatar for Barbara Peterson

Barbara Peterson

Exhibitor's Session - Breaking the Barrier
A life-long teacher, Barbara is an avid traveler and perennial student.  Barbara has lived, worked and/or studied in the US, Spain, Mexico and in Central and South America.  For 22 years, Barbara taught Spanish at Ames H.S in Iowa, where she also held many elected and appointed positions, among them Coordinator of the Foreign Language Department.   She was active for many years in the Central States... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Charlton

1:00pm

Classical Music for Affective and Effective Foreign Language Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Enhance foreign language instruction with classical music! Be it a scene from a popular opera or the fascinating works and lives of great composers, students have a great opportunity to absorb magnificent music, physically and verbally express its impact, produce discussions, essays and skits about it, as well as gain a vivid insight into history. Attendees can expect plenty of instantly useable hands-on activities, applicable to intermediate and advanced courses in German and other European languages.

Presenters
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Beate Alhadeff

Head of German Language Program, Boston University
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Susanne Werk

Lecturer in German, Boston University


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Oxford

1:00pm

Creative Strategies for Fostering Students' Self-Reflection as Plurilingual Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Language education researchers have increasingly highlighted the potential for the arts to facilitate language learners' reflections about themselves as be(com)ing plurilingual. Awareness of one's diverse cultural and linguistic repertoire is essential in helping students deepen their understanding and performance in the foreign language classroom. This hands-on session engages participants in a range of creative classroom activities--drawing on the arts--that help instructors and students of all languages see and develop their plurilingual self.

Presenters
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Gail Prasad

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Dudley

1:00pm

Intercultural Competence in High School, University, and Online Language Courses
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on session, the presenters will provide examples of collaborations between colleagues at the university and high school levels with the common goal of developing and assessing intercultural competence in their language students. One setting consists of high school and university students, both enrolled in capstone courses, who collaborated in a project developed to foster intercultural competence (ICC). The second context is an online university beginning German course developed to integrate ICC in a systematic way.

Presenters
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Manuela Wagner

University of Connecticut


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Heritage Tavern

1:00pm

Speak Naturally: Using Unscripted Language Videos in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Finding authentic language videos on websites such as YouTube is a real challenge. Are they relevant to the curriculum? Are they appropriate for the students age and ability? In this session, attendees will use www.thisislanguage.com to find quality videos and incorporate them into lessons to improve students' oral and aural skills.

Presenters
avatar for George Van den Bergh

George Van den Bergh

Founder, This Is Language Ltd
Talk to me about how much time you waste trying to find appropriate youtube videos for your Spanish 1 class...


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Southbridge

1:00pm

Using Drama Techniques to Enhance Proficiency
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover your inner actor! NECTFL 2013 Teacher of the Year, Margarita Dempsey will present this hands-on session with concrete examples of drama techniques that you can use in your classroom to develop your students' interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication. Find your muse and add more activities to your repertoire that go beyond charades and help your students communicate. No acting experience necessary!

Presenters
avatar for Margarita Dempsey

Margarita Dempsey

French/Spanish Teacher, Smithfield High School, Bryant University
I love teaching and I have been teaching French and Spanish for thirty years! I have recently been teaching as an adjunct at Rhode Island College and Bryant University. I try to integrate my passion for theatre into my classroom. I I have organized over twenty student tours to France, Spain and Peru. I enjoy attending conferences because I always learn so much! I am proud to have been named NECTFL Teacher of the Year for 2013. Standing on... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Abbington

1:00pm

Formative Assessments: A Process, Not a Test
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative assessments are used as a process during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students' achievement of intended instructional outcomes. In this session, the presenter will share varieties of traditional informal assessment activities as well as effective and easy ways to use digital tools for checking understanding quickly. Through modeled examples, participants will be able to experience how these assessments are used first-hand, and will refurbish their teaching toolbox. In Mandarin.

Presenters
avatar for ChinHuei Yeh

ChinHuei Yeh

Shrewsbury Public Schools
A passionate Chinese instructor who loves to explore learning and teaching with technology. She also loves to share her experience with others.


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Seminar 2

1:00pm

Using eBooks in French Class
Limited Capacity seats available

There is an overwhelming amount of resources available online today, which poses a challenge for teachers when selecting authentic material for their French classes. The presenters will show you how to bring 21st century library resources into your classroom to spark student interest. In this session, you will learn how to integrate French comics and leveled easy readers in eBook format into task-based classroom activities. In French.

Presenters
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Marie Lalevée

Head Librarian, French Cultural Center
Bonjour! | I have been working in libraries since 2000 and I would love to tell you about some cool things I think you and your students will love! Come and tell me what you think about eBooks, and how you use or hope to use them! | Let's talk about what inspires us and share ideas and tips!
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Pierre-Antoine Tiberi

Youth Program Coordinator, Alliance Française of Boston
Bilingualism, Multicultural Education, Français Langue Étrangère, English Language Learners, Systemic Functional Linguistics


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Sturbridge

1:00pm

How to Find and Use Authentic Italian Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide participants with tips on how to use authentic Italian documents to promote communication in the target language in class and to increase culture knowledge. The session will also offer practical advice regarding where to find authentic Italian resources and how to save them. Examples of resources along with class activities will be given. Come to this session and collaborate with colleagues! In Italian.

Presenters
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Vilma Bibeau

North Andover High School



Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Webster

1:00pm

Using Adapted Readings for Intermediate Latin Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide ideas and approaches for the adaptation of Latin texts that can be used in the high school classroom. Texts by Vergil, Ovid, and Caesar can be intimidating in their original forms, but using the principles of comprehensible input, these texts can be made more approachable for our students. The presenter will offer ideas for lesson plans, activities, and adapted texts to be used in the classroom.

Presenters
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Teresa Ramsby

Associate Professor of Classics, UMass Amherst


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Executive 1

1:00pm

Novelas gráficas, historietas y cómics
Limited Capacity seats available

This session offers hands-on, ready to use activities generated from and inspired by graphic novels, comic strips, and cartoons from Spain and Latin America. Participants will become familiar with classic and more contemporary cartoonists and their work and will have the opportunity to engage in and create purposeful activities for students at any level following any curriculum. Learn how to implement cartoons, comic strips, and graphic novels in a variety of ways to develop all standards and skills. In Spanish.

Presenters
LP

Luisa Piemontese

Southern CT State University


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Brimfield

1:00pm

Getting Started with Technology in YOUR Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in using technology in your teaching but afraid to try? Does it seem to be an overwhelming task? This session is for you! You will practice using free computer programs that your students will enjoy. Quizlet is ideal for drilling vocabulary or verb conjugations. Other programs will allow your students to create fun presentations (such as Voki or Animoto). The presenter will provide handouts with step-by-step instructions and rubrics. Please bring a laptop.

Presenters
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Kimberly Schlichting

Spanish Teacher, Northampton High School
I believe in collegiality. I couldn't do my job nearly as well without my very supportive department in Northampton, especially when it comes to using computers in the classroom. I consider myself a late-comer to using technology with students and am so glad I got on board. It's a great way to relate the students and have them practice and create language in a mode they like.



Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Seminar 1

1:00pm

Teaching with Technology! Fostering Language and Culture Learning Through Web 2.0 Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session introduces a variety of Web 2.0 tools that support the development of L2 skills and cultural knowledge through the promotion of student-centered and task-based learning, collaboration, and interaction. Free technology tools to help develop students' speaking, listening, and writing skills will be presented in this session. Participants will learn how to use these tools to create activities and task-based projects for the language classroom.

Presenters
TS

Theresa Schenker

Yale University


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
American Grille

1:00pm

Essential Strategies to Strengthen Your Program Through Common Assessments (DDMs) ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn strategies to strengthen their language program through developing high quality DDMs (District Determined Measures, or common assessments), use protocols to analyze student work, use assessment data, and identify professional learning goals.  Participants will explore and discuss the role of performance targets, how they vary at different levels, as well as proficiency-oriented learning goals and their impact on curriculum and instruction. Walk away with ideas about how the new evaluation system can strengthen programming!

Presenters
DC

Dawn Carney

Brookline Public Schools
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Tim Eagan

Department Head, Classical & Modern Languages, Wellesley Public Schools
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Tiesa Graf

MaFLA Past President, Department Chair, teacher leader, Spanish teacher, South Hadley High School



Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Brookfield

1:00pm

Connect with Language and Culture, and Communicate with Confidence ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ideas to help students connect with the target language, build proficiency, and integrate culture into the classroom? This workshop will explore innovative techniques that provide opportunities to communicate interpersonally with confidence. You will also discover ways to integrate cultural elements into classroom instruction that develop cultural and linguistic competence. This is a hands-on workshop and teachers will leave with many materials to use right away in their classrooms.

Presenters
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Joshua Cabral

French and Spanish Teacher, Brookwood School
Brockwood School


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Danforth

1:00pm

Practical Takeaways: Using iPads and More in Your Classes ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

A practical, hands-on approach to using apps easily accessible through iPads or BYOD, members of the Foreign Language Department of Reading Memorial High School will show how students use iPads and more in their classes. Participants will explore using Socrative in the classroom with BYOD, learn how to flip the classroom with Educreations, learn about a virtual dream home project, and share ideas and favorite apps for teachers. Participants should bring their own devices.

Presenters
JA

Joanne Alvarez

Reading Public Schools


Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cheshire

2:00pm

Retirees' Reception
By invitation only.

Friday October 24, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presidential Suite

2:30pm

A Powerful Step-by-Step Lesson Plan Based on the OPI
Limited Capacity seats available

The presenter will demonstrate how she has been using the four stages of the OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) to create lesson plans that follow the same format. Each stage is built on the previous one, uses technology, and includes the use of productive skills in real life situations. This model maximizes classroom learning, motivates and engage students, and prepares them better to function as global citizens. Participants will get to test out each stage through fun activities.

Presenters
MA

Mira Angrist

Head of Hebrew program, Boston University


Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Heritage Tavern

2:30pm

Joyeux Noël: A Film Inspires French and German Classroom Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

French and German teachers will present a collaborative unit inspired by the international film Joyeux Noël, based on the true story from WWI of a spontaneous truce between the Allies and the Germans on Christmas Eve 1914. The session will include philosophy, educational standards, activities, and samples of student work.

Presenters
HR

Holly Rickerl

Briscoe Middle School


Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Oxford

2:30pm

Schools and Museums Connecting Language and Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we give students real world access to cultural products, practices, and perspectives, while motivating further language learning? This session demonstrates the model of a collaborative event by a language program and an art museum to develop students' cultural understanding, as well as presentation and leadership skills. The session includes a brief overview and video excerpts, sample activities, and discussion of how to plan and implement a large-scale collaborative event.

Presenters
YI

Yukiyo Iida

Japanese Teacher
WM

Willamarie Moore

Head of School Programs & Teacher Resources, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
I am in charge of anything/everything to do with schools and teachers at the MFA. Talk with me about: bringing your students to the Museum for guided tours or self-guided visits; teacher professional development workshops; school partnerships; MFA For Educators -- our web-based resource for teachers, especially powerful for foreign language teachers!



Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Dudley

2:30pm

Integrate Engaging Activities to Advance Mandarin Chinese Proficiency
Limited Capacity seats available

Focusing on increasing students' language proficiency, this interactive session will present activities that have been used with successful results by the presenter. Participants will take part in pair and group activities to experience how to actively engage students to support language development. In Mandarin.

Presenters
NL

Na Lu-Hogan

Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Arlington Public Schools
Ottoson Middle School


Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Seminar 2

2:30pm

Modern Chinese: An Innovative, Introductory College Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about Modern Chinese, a new AP- and ACTFL-aligned college curriculum that gets students reading and speaking Chinese faster. Preview the innovative lesson-story approach, clear grammar instruction, and multimedia components. Come and see how language educators across the country are using Modern Chinese to engage their high school and college students with authentic and relative content in contemporary Chinese society.

Presenters
BC

Better Chinese LLC

Better Chinese LLC
A leading publisher in Mandarin curricula for students of all levels.


Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Southbridge

2:30pm

Rhythms of Life: An Exploration of Contemporary Issues Through Songs
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be devoted to the use of songs in the language classroom. The presenters will show how several songs from France and French-speaking countries can be used as a tool to develop linguistic competence and to explore social issues. The presenters will show how they use songs as a basis for vocabulary, grammar, and cultural development and to help students become proficient readers and writers. In French.

Presenters
EV

Emmanuelle Vanborre

Gordon College


Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Sturbridge

2:30pm

Why Hire a French Language Teaching Assistant?
Limited Capacity seats available

The French Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program offers U.S. schools and universities the opportunity to welcome young French educators to serve as teaching assistants in their classrooms. French TAs lead conversation groups, attend language laboratories, research and create class materials, coordinate extra-curricular activities on campus, and appear as guest speakers in cultural courses. They help students connect to the language and culture of France and the Francophone world in a relevant way, while contributing to the creation of a multicultural atmosphere on campus. In French.

Presenters
MB

Magali Boutiot

French Cultural Services
Advocating for the teaching and learning of European languages.


Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Charlton

2:30pm

Video and Online Resources in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will demonstrate practical examples of how to find online materials that teachers can adapt and use in the classroom. Short videos and worksheets will be presented that are suitable for students of different levels. The materials proposed will aim at developing language skills--not only listening comprehension, but also speaking, writing and grammar, since videos can be used in different ways and at different levels. In Italian.

Presenters
LT

Lucia Toppino

UMass Boston


Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Webster

2:30pm

Roman Cultural Projects for the Latin Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning about Roman culture is an essential part of the Latin classroom. Students can develop a greater understanding and appreciation of ancient culture through creative or more research-based projects. In this presentation, participants will learn about the following project ideas, which can be implemented at all grade levels: Roman naming ceremonies, mythology essays and plays, the creation of culture-themed movies, and building Roman structures. Participants are encouraged to share their own successful cultural projects.

Presenters
CB

Christopher Buczek

Latin Teacher, Cathedral Preparatory School


Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Executive 1

2:30pm

Panama 1903 to 2014: 110 Years Forging a Nation
Limited Capacity seats available

Panama is located in Central America and is mostly known in the U.S. for its Canal and the 1989 military invasion. However, since the year 2000 when Panama assumed control of Canal operations and of the territory known as the Canal Zone, its economy has become one of the fastest growing in the Americas. In this session, the presenter will help participants gain broad understanding to incorporate Panama in Spanish language and cultural classroom activities. In Spanish.

Presenters
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Jorge Allen

Coordinator, English Language Learners & World Language Programs, Andover Public Schools



Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Abbington

2:30pm

SANSSpace Virtual: Web Based Language Learning System
Limited Capacity seats available

SANSSpace Virtual creates the ultimate Language Learning Environment for today’s Digital Native Student, using any platform. Comparative Recording, OPI’s, YouTube, all contained in one location, accessible from anywhere. Teachers are creative using content from ANY publisher. AP Exam Instructional tools coming Fall 2014. Middlebury College and High School SANSSpace examples presented.

Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
American Grille

2:30pm

Solutions for Online Translators
Limited Capacity seats available

Are too many of your students using online translators? This session will explore ways to structure the class and activities (both with and without technology) for student success so that students avoid translation, create their own work, and choose online tools other than translators. Sample assignments will be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Robustelli-Price

Amanda Robustelli-Price

Newington, CT
I was a teacher for ten years, and a department coordinator for two of those years. I left the classroom to be home with my son, Owen. I am passionate about world language education, and stay connected to the field through social media and conferences. I would love to talk with you about integrated performance assessments, project-based grading, TPR/TPRS, and how you are focusing on communication in the classroom. I have much to learn! I'm... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Seminar 1

2:30pm

Using Digital Tools to Make Speaking Fun
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore digital tools that can be used to increase student motivation when speaking in the target language. Participants will examine how to use and access these tools, make pedagogical connections between the curriculum and the capabilities of the tools, and review ways to implement the tools in their classrooms. Participants can practice using the tools and are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Presenters
KC

Kaitlin Carter

Stoneham High School


Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Brimfield

3:45pm

Exhibit Hall Break
Friday October 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall

4:30pm

Demystifying AP World Languages and Cultures
Limited Capacity seats available

If you have ever wanted more of an insider's view of the AP World Language and Culture program, this session is for you! Participants will gain beneficial information about course and exam development, exam scoring, how to find and access free resources and materials on AP Central, and how to locate statistical data. Following an exploration of these topics, time will be provided for your questions.

Presenters
MA

Marcia Arndt

Director, College Board AP World Languages


Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Charlton

4:30pm

Language Assessments in the Age of Common Core
Limited Capacity seats available

This session showcases formative and summative assessments that are being implemented in Glastonbury, CT, schools to evaluate students' progress in increasing student proficiency in the target language. Benchmark data on student progress in meeting specific student learning objectives, which are part of the new evaluation system, both in CT and MA, will be highlighted.

Presenters
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Rita A. Oleksak

Director of Foreign Languages/ELL, Glastonbury Public Schools


Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Brimfield

4:30pm

Reach and Teach All Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage with authentic short films, contemporary culture, and crafted video tutorials and instructional media, all within meaningful instructional design! Experience innovative digital tools developed specifically for world language learning, in which 21st century students immerse themselves to watch, listen, speak, write, practice, personalize communication, and grow in confidence and skill. Explore how all these innovative tools and content lead to powerful teaching, mentoring, assessment, and evaluation. Integrated handout provided.

Presenters
NJ

Norah Jones

Exhibitor's Session - Vista Higher Learning


Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Dudley

4:30pm

Research-Proven Ideas to Energize Student Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

How excited are your students about writing? The presenters have some great ideas to spark enthusiasm and strengthen student writing! Graduate students have conducted action research projects related to engaging students in the writing process and improving their writing. Come hear about their interesting findings on the use of Twitter and Blogging to spark interactive dialogue, the effects of dialogue journaling on expressive writing, and whether peer review or self-revision improved the final product more.

Presenters
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MaFLA Advocacy

MaFLA Advocacy Coordinator, Nicole Sherf
Information and resources to advocate for language learning and language programs. Please check us out under Advocacy on the MaFLA Website! Download posters, brochures, tips and fliers to help you to promote your program and advocate for foreign languages.



Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Danforth

4:30pm

Teach Them HOW, and They WILL!
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers should be asking kids to perform at all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. We need to push for higher order thinking skills on a daily basis. It's easy to feel let down and to resort to the basic fill in the blank worksheet when students are not meeting our expectations. Wait a minute! Is it that our students can't perform at a high level, or have we simply not taught them HOW yet?

Presenters
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Noah Roseman

Spanish Teacher, Brockton High School


Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Heritage Tavern

4:30pm

The Camino de Santiago in France: From Le Puy to Figeac
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens when a Spanish Professor winds up in France? This presentation will include photos from a pilgrimage on the Chemin de St. Jacques (Spring, 2014) and a description of the importance of this journey. How will FLES and high school French learned many years ago come in handy? Come hear about implications for lifelong language learning!

Presenters

Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Cheshire

4:30pm

Speaking Percussion, Playing Language: Oral Notation in Peking Opera Percussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Luogujing, the oral notation of percussion music in the Peking opera, is an onomatopoeic system in which verbal syllables with different tones are used to represent percussion sounds, playing techniques, dynamics, and pitches. A special musical language used to talk about music, luogujing serves as a key pedagogical means and crucial performance aid. This session will introduce this oral notation in its cultural context and discuss how to integrate this dynamic system into a Chinese language classroom.

Presenters
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Po-wei Weng

Mandarin Teacher/Director of International Creative Arts Program, The Cambridge School of Weston
Enthusiastic scholar, performing artist, and educator with a diversified background in higher and K-12 education in the field of ethnomusicology, Chinese music and theater, popular culture and technology, and teaching Chinese as a second language. Consistently successful in integrating East/West scholarships, traditional/contemporary theories, and advanced technology in multiple institutional settings. Demonstrated excellence in teaching... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Seminar 2

4:30pm

Task-Based Assessment Using the DELF Exam in French Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to use the Common European Framework of Reference as a tool to assess students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The presenter will show how to use the DELF exam (Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française) as an assessment tool to complement the Massachusetts Foreign Languages Curriculum Framework. In the process, the presenter will discuss how to effectively create achievable communicative tasks for student-centered learning in the French classroom. In French.

Presenters
FM

Fabrizio Mazzetta

French Cultural Services/Alliance Française of Boston


Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Sturbridge

4:30pm

Examination Writing: A Major Challenge for Multilingual Students
Limited Capacity seats available

We all want our students to succeed on tests like A2, DSD I, AP ... you name it! Students tend to do better in reading, listening, and oral communication, but the major challenge for multilingual students is writing. This session presents strategies to consistently and successfully improve writing skills starting with middle school students. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences with writing in this interactive presentation. In German.

Presenters
HR

Heidi Rex

German Saturday School Boston


Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Oxford

4:30pm

Tackling the New AP Exam: the Task of Cultural Comparisons
Limited Capacity seats available

The focus of this session is to analyze the fourth task of the AP language exams--Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparisons--and to identify themes and cultural materials (products, perspectives and practices) that will enable students to speak on the differences between the culture where their language is spoken and their own. Whether teaching AP or not, participants will explore a variety of techniques, organizational tools, and presentational skills that can strengthen students' preparation for cultural comparisons.

Presenters
MC

Mariastella Cocchiara

Bentley University


Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Webster

4:30pm

Activate the Latin Fandom!
Limited Capacity seats available

A fandom is (according to urban dictionary) a "community that surrounds a tv show/movie/book etc." You have probably even noticed your students openly declaring their membership to such fandoms as Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes, and Harry Potter. This session is designed to share a number of tested lesson plans that tap into this enthusiasm using fantasy tropes and characters to improve Latin acquisition. The presenter will show how to set up situations where students create and encounter comprehensible input through these fandoms.

Presenters
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Abbi Holt

Arlington Public Schools
Abbi Holt has been teaching in Arlington for 11 years, first at the high school and then at the middle school. She has just recently started trying to use spoken Latin and is a two-year veteran of the UMass Conventiculum. She is also a giant fan of all flavors of nerdery. | | The website for the presentation is here: https://sites.google.com/site/latinfandom/ | | The slideshow will be posted here... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Executive 1

4:30pm

Intercultural Citizenship in the Foreign Language Elementary School Spanish Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on session, the presenters address the following questions: How can Intercultural Competence (ICC) be taught in the elementary school Spanish classroom? What kinds of collaborations can facilitate successful ICC curricula? Lesson plan samples, activities, and student work will illustrate how the foreign language curriculum can draw on the theory and be modified with rather simple adjustments to include the development of intercultural competence and citizenship as well as aspects of social justice.

Presenters
MW

Manuela Wagner

University of Connecticut


Friday October 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Southbridge

5:30pm

MaFLA Member Reception
Complimentary food and beverages for all attendees. Come relax, discuss your day, listen to some good music!

Friday October 24, 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom

8:00pm

Active Latin Reception
Continue your networking from the MaFLA Members Reception and experience a mini-Conventiculum! Light refreshments.

Friday October 24, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Executive 1
 
Saturday, October 25
 

7:30am

Immersion Breakfast Buffet
Pre-registration required.

Saturday October 25, 2014 7:30am - 8:30am
Courtyard

8:15am

Assessment in the World Language Classroom ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

During this workshop, the presenter will share examples of assessments in the Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational modes of communication. Time will be devoted to creating and sharing assessments for a targeted proficiency level. As such, participants should bring an authentic text that is appropriate for the proficiency target of one of their classes. The text should address content from the current curriculum.

Presenters
CQ

Cheri Quinlan

New Jersey Department of Education (ret)


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:15am - 11:15am
Brookfield

8:15am

Women in Art ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

For centuries, women have inspired the greatest artists and sculptors. Join Amale as she tours the most famous museums in Europe and brings to life the women behind the portraits. Workshop content is appropriate for Italian, French, Spanish and German teachers who may download this presentation for classroom viewing.

Presenters
AB

Amale Bourhim

Road Scholar, France


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:15am - 11:15am
Cheshire

8:30am

Beyond Classroom Time and Space: the Power of Online Homework
Limited Capacity seats available

The presenters will demonstrate two technological tools (Lingt Classroom and Ziggeo) used outside the classroom to enhance presentational, interpretive, and interpersonal communication modes and improve cultural proficiency. These tools have been effective in improving the quality and speed of feedback to students, reaching out to learners with different needs and abilities, and motivating students in the learning process. The session will include examples of assignments in Hebrew and Japanese that can be applied to other languages.

Presenters
MA

Mira Angrist

Head of Hebrew program, Boston University


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Brimfield

8:30am

Differentiation in the World Language Classroom: My Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

Differentiation is a buzzword in education. What does it look like in your classroom? In this session, participants will explore ways to structure both the class and activities to engage and empower the diverse students in our classrooms. In addition to the sharing of differentiation and grouping strategies, this session will give examples of differentiation by content, process, product, and by student trait, and will model instructional strategies to participants.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Robustelli-Price

Amanda Robustelli-Price

Newington, CT
I was a teacher for ten years, and a department coordinator for two of those years. I left the classroom to be home with my son, Owen. I am passionate about world language education, and stay connected to the field through social media and conferences. I would love to talk with you about integrated performance assessments, project-based grading, TPR/TPRS, and how you are focusing on communication in the classroom. I have much to learn! I'm... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Abbington

8:30am

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Competence in a P-20 Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, a group of educators and researchers from various backgrounds show how their collaboration brought about the systematic implementation of intercultural (communicative) competence theory among learners in elementary, middle, high school, and the post-secondary level. The presenters will provide concrete examples of teaching and learning by presenting teaching materials as well as examples of learners' work, so that other teachers can be inspired to develop similar approaches in their own classrooms.

Presenters
MW

Manuela Wagner

University of Connecticut


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Charlton

8:30am

Acting with the Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the value of creating a standards-based classroom? How can we assess students according to standards? Are you intimidated when you're asked about aligning curriculum with standards? You are not alone! In this session, the three presenters will share their experiences making the standards come alive in their classrooms. Participants will be helped to develop activities for daily teaching to engage students. Participants will leave with confidence about how to connect the standards to their teaching. In Mandarin.

Presenters
YL

Yanhong Li

Dover-Sherborn High School



Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Seminar 2

8:30am

Coming Attractions: Children's Stories and Activities for Middle School Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a recruitment tool to continue the work of compiling a manual for middle school teachers using children's stories with hands-on activities. Participants will receive a sample story with activities as well as a copy of the format to follow if they wish to submit a story for the volume. The presenter will be available to help them with their submissions either onsite or online.

Presenters
JL

Janel Lafond-Paquin

Rogers High School, RI


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Sturbridge

8:30am

Are Clickers for You?
Limited Capacity seats available

The use of electronic clickers usually happens in the big lecture halls of the natural sciences. However, they can also be effectively used in small foreign language classroom settings. The students love them! This session shows some activities (grammar, text) that can be done with electronic clickers and demonstrates their potentials and limits. Participants will be able to try them out and discuss the pros and cons of using such devices in their classrooms. In German.

Presenters
UB

Ulrike Brisson

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Oxford

8:30am

Open Access to an Open World
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use technology to connect the classroom to present realities of a foreign country. A success story based on a new blog Italian News Clicks, which features selected articles from the Italian press. Participants will also learn about an open access e-book, L’Italia sui giornali designed around the blog, and a peer-to-peer exchange online program called “tandem” that opens the classroom and allows students to practice the language and exchange experiences directly with their peers in Italy. In Italian.

Presenters
IO

Isa Orvieto

Emmanuel College


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Webster

8:30am

Using Harrius Potter in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in exploring neo-Latin in your classroom, seeking something light-hearted and fun for your students when senioritis hits, or looking to increase reading speed and confidence in your upper levels? See how we use Harrius Potter in the classroom and come away with games, lessons, and more!

Presenters
TJ

Thomas J. Howell

Belchertown High School
I'm a 15 year Latin (and Greek!) teaching veteran, a UMASS MAT alum, and was a 2010 Finalist for MA Teacher of the Year. I'd love to chat about speaking Latin in the classroom with students, mythology, especially Ovid, and playing games with Latin and Roman themes!


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Executive 1

8:30am

Proyectos en la Sala de Clase con la Technología
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will show participants how to create fun and engaging student projects using a variety of technology tools for the Spanish classroom. In Spanish.

Presenters
WC

Wendy Cahill

Spanish Teacher, Concord-Carlisle High School
Music and Technology.


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Danforth

8:30am

Representing Latin American Youth(s)
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will focus on the social constructions of youth(s) in Latin America. Special attention will be paid to written and visual representations that emanate from Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico. The presenters will develop pedagogical activities that encourage students to compare, contrast and identify the similarities and differences that exist among youth(s) nowadays. At the same time, the presentation aims to show that learning to "read" written or visual texts in another language requires alternative cultural interpretations. In Spanish.

Presenters

Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Dudley

8:30am

Technology Resources to Foster Communication in the Three Modes
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology is a great tool to support practice and assessment of the three modes of communication. This session will provide you with technological tools and sample activities for the 21st century classroom that meet the needs of our digital native students. Rubrics will be provided to increase communicative focus and encourage reflective practice.

Presenters
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MaFLA Advocacy

MaFLA Advocacy Coordinator, Nicole Sherf
Information and resources to advocate for language learning and language programs. Please check us out under Advocacy on the MaFLA Website! Download posters, brochures, tips and fliers to help you to promote your program and advocate for foreign languages.



Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Seminar 1

10:00am

Integrating Intercultural Communication in Foreign Language Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

No one can deny the wide range of dissimilar cultural backgrounds that foreign language students bring to their classrooms. With this continuing diversity of foreign language learners, we are in urgent need of promoting respect and acceptance among students. The foreign language classroom can be a great place to promote diversity acceptance. Come to explore a few recipes of classroom activities that promote intercultural communication in the target language.

Presenters
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Abdelkrim Mouhib

Lecturer, Salem State University


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Charlton

10:00am

Working on Watching: Television News Reports
Limited Capacity seats available

Television news reports can be difficult for students because of the speed of the discourse. Understanding that the reports have a basic structure, and making the most of what each part of that structure has to offer for language practice and cultural insight can help. Using paired listening and writing activities calling upon several types of online resources can also be productive. Examples in French, including a look at the TV5 website.

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Nicholas Huckle

Senior Lecturer, Boston University
I am a senior lecturer in French at Boston University, and I am currently Head of the French Language Program in the Department of Romance Studies. I am interested in translation and transcription.


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Brimfield

10:00am

Yoga + Music + Games + Visuals + Stories + Culture = Multilingualism
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive session will give new ideas to those who teach preschool and elementary students in any foreign language. The presenter will begin by sharing about how one Montessori Spanish teacher has reached the various learning styles of children over the past 17 years. Then, the presenter will encourage participants to share their own strategies to tap into the multiple intelligences of one another and of those we teach. You will leave with tools that you can implement right away!

Presenters
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Suzie Byers

Spanish Teacher, Lexington Montessori School
I have taught Spanish at Lexington Montessori since 2003, with the exception of an 18-month sabbatical teaching English at La Escuela Montessori de Valparaíso in Chile. Prior to teaching 3-9 year olds, I taught middle and high school students at Noble and Greenough, Upward Bound, and Concord Academy. Before beginning my teaching career, I graduated from Wesleyan University and, then, I worked in Emerging Markets at J.P. Morgan in New York... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Dudley

10:00am

Enhancing Character Reading and Writing Fluency in the Chinese Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Knowing approximately 3,000 characters allows a user to be proficient in Chinese, but learning characters can be a daunting task. To enhance L2 students' knowledge of characters, this session will focus on connecting sound-form-meaning association and cultural context. Activities such as word games, practice of calligraphy, and story telling can help students build metalinguistic and cultural awareness. The implication of character proficiency in a multilingual program with a Chinese component will also be discussed. In Mandarin.

Presenters
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Cheng-Fu Chen

Assistant Professor, Framingham State University


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Seminar 2

10:00am

Pilgrimage to Le Puy: Sacred Site for Druids, Gallo-Romans, and Christians
Limited Capacity seats available

Set out on a PowerPoint pilgrimage to Le Puy-en-Velay! The Druids, Gallo-Romans, and Christians in this remote valley in Auvergne all devoted the city's stunning volcanic spires to holy uses: dolmens, temples, and churches. Founded shortly after the Fall of Rome, Notre Dame du Puy drew the largest numbers of pilgrims in France for over 1,000 years. After this presentation, participants will be familiar with this important site which continually draws international pilgrims.

Presenters
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Judith Jeon-Chapman

Full Professor, Worcester State University
Although I have been teaching French at the university level since 1981, I taught French FLES classes for 12 years to K-5 students in Seattle and in Worcester. I will be sharing some of my favorite activities, including many songs and games. My presentation will be interactive, so come ready to sing, play games, and share some of your favorite FLES activities. Feel free to record us singing various songs so you will be able to sing them in the... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Sturbridge

10:00am

Come Usare al Letteratura a Tutti i Livelli della Lingua
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will be a sample lesson on how to use a literary text and make it accessible to high school students of Italian using several pre- and post-reading activities. Attendees will participate in the lesson as learners, and will receive handouts of all the materials used in order to implement the lesson in their classroom. During the session attendees will see how a piece of literature deemed too difficult for beginning language levels (Madonna Filippa, a novella from the Decameron) can be made accessible to students by using many different strategies. In Italian.

Presenters
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Maria Procopio-Demas

Newton North High School
Maria Procopio-Demas is an experienced teacher of Italian. She teaches at Newton North High School in Newton, MA. Has co-authored several Italian workbooks and a reader, has presented numerous workshops at MaFLa and is a current member of the Italian AP development Committee.


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Webster

10:00am

Teaching Reading to Latin Students Without Translating
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will present a series of interactive exercises that focus on teaching reading strategies in the Latin classroom, all of which are suggested by the results of Second Language Acquisition research. Examples are in Latin, but techniques are suitable for all languages.

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Jacqueline Carlon

UMass Boston


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Executive 1

10:00am

Intercultural Competence and Service Learning as a College Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

After volunteering at a public school in Cuzco, Peru, the presenters will share their learning experience dealing with cultural differences. Following the Modern Language Association (MLA) recommendation of planning curriculum that leads to language development and cultural proficiency, they explore themes such as: What meaningful preparation prepares students for cultural shock, class, racial, and ethnic difference? How do we learn about otherness and how can bringing those experiences back to our learning institutions to promote diversity in U.S. campuses and school settings make us more understanding individuals?

Presenters
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Juliana Luna Freire

Assistant Professor, Framingham State University


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Southbridge

10:00am

Preparing for the AP Cultural Comparison Task Throughout the Language Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will experiment with materials that can be used to prepare students for the AP exam throughout the curriculum beginning as early as level two. The presenter has prepared a set of 18 questions stemming from the six AP cultural themes that can be easily implemented when viewing film, reading or listening to authentic materials, etc. With these questions, participants will build culturally thematic vocabulary and become familiar with the frameworks of the AP cultural comparison task.


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Danforth

10:00am

Teaching Out-of-the-Box
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive session provides participants with lessons and a project that can be used on Monday. Engage those hard-to-reach, out-of-the-box students. Learn how to teach commands through yoga. Use an at-home cooking project that can be added to student portfolios as well as serve as a creative assessment for class. Spice up some traditional methods with a news program project. Get out of the box and have fun with your class!

Presenters
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Laurie Smith

Spanish teacher, Reading Memorial High School


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Heritage Tavern

10:00am

Wait, What? Yup, It's That Easy!
Limited Capacity seats available

Join one teacher as she takes small steps in her attempt to keep up with the rapidly evolving Web 2.0 tools. We will explore tools such as "Blendspace" and "Domo Animate," and the various ways they can simplify our everyday activities and engage our students. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet device to experiment along the way. In Spanish.

Presenters
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Abigail Theberge

Spanish Teacher, Sharon High School
My name is Abigail Theberge and I currently have twelve years experience as a Spanish teacher. I am an extremely energetic teacher who truly has a love for all aspects of the Spanish language and culture. I continually try to challenge myself along with my students. I want to be challenged not only to reach my full potential but help my students do the same. I also look forward to evolving my own teaching as the profession itself evolves by... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Abbington

10:00am

Picture This: Using Digital Images and Storytelling to Increase Proficiency
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides an introduction to a number of online tools for presenting vocabulary and grammar topics through stories in the target language. Some tools used will be Haiku Deck, Smartboard Notebook, Voki, Go Animate, etc. Templates and lesson ideas will be available.

Presenters
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Jessica Massanari Sapp

Foreign Language Curriculum Director, 8th Grade Spanish Teacher, Swampscott Middle School
My session will use the following visual lessons as a basis for storytelling: | | The goals: | -Increasing cultural competence | -Increasing direct application of target language with new concepts | -Encouraging exploration of relevant web resources | | The lesson/unit ideas: | -Vocabulary: An exploration of new vocabulary using Haiku Deck | -Grammar: A "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure" introduction to the Preterite tense... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Seminar 1

11:30am

Developing Writing Skills: From Designing Tasks to Handling Errors and Giving Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will offer a general introduction to the latest findings in writing and second language acquisition with particular attention to the writing/reading connection. Attendees will be guided through the mechanics of writing and designing tasks appropriate to students' language level. The session will explore issues in improving accuracy and error treatment through the use of indirect feedback. The presenter will also share strategies on how to develop language skills using writing.

Presenters
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Gina Maiellaro

Northeastern University


Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Dudley

11:30am

Gaining Cultural Competence through Graphic Novels and Manga
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will illustrate a variety of strategies to work with comics (graphic novels, bande dessinée and manga) in language classes at any level of proficiency. It will also highlight some narrative techniques used in comics and how they help students enhance their reading and analytical skills. Finally, a collaborative project between students of Japanese and students of French, exploring cultural differences and connections through a Japanese manga will be presented.

Presenters
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Liliane Duséwoir

Senior Lecturer in French, Boston University
I work mainly with students minoring or majoring in French. Some of my specialties include graphic novels, interpretation techniques and writing analytics. I am interested in automatic speech recognition, subtitling techniques, software that develops and refines writing skills, and digital language labs, to promote comprehensible, spontaneous and sustained speech.
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Hiromi Miyagi-Lusthaus

Boston University


Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Brimfield

11:30am

Once Upon a Time
Limited Capacity seats available

Using selections of children's literature, this session will explore memorable stories useful for vocabulary building, aural comprehension, writer's workshop and theatrical presentation in the target language. The activities link foreign languages to language arts, theater arts, and visual arts. Authors include but are not limited to Tomie De Paola, Kevin Henke, Mike Thayler and Charlotte Zolotow. The session will include time to view literary selections and create a lesson plan.

Presenters
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Hilde Heaton

Westford Public Schools
Over the course of a long professional career I have been fortunate enough to participate in Foreign Language Arts instruction at all levels of the educational spectrum. This includes experience at the preschool, elementary, secondary and college levels at varying points in my career. A love and appreciation of Language Arts, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts contribute to my personal and professional perspective on life. Practicing the ability to... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Southbridge

11:30am

Using Songs, Poetry, and Rhymes to Improve Chinese Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore the effectiveness of songs, poetry and rhymes in Chinese teaching. Through a brief historical background and a detailed melodic analysis, the presenter will discuss how teachers can use songs as a tool for helping students overcome the tonal challenge of learning Chinese. Additionally, the presenter will share the experience of writing simple and effective rhymes to support chapter specific vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, and rhythmic patterns. In Mandarin.

Presenters
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Tianxu Zhou

Tabor Academy


Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Seminar 2

11:30am

AATF Annual Meeting - E. MA/W.MA/VT
Limited Capacity seats available

AATF invites you to attend our Annual Meeting for the Eastern Massachusetts/Western Massachusetts/Vermont chapters. Our guest presenter is Catherine Ousselin, President of the AATF Washington, Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta Chapters and Co-Chair of the AATF Technology Commission. She will talk about new Technology Commission initiatives and chapter collaborations and activities. In French.

Presenters
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Joyce Beckwith

Wilmington High School (ret)
Former MaFLA President, Chair of Professional Development and Hospitality Coordinator for MaFLA, former AATF New England Regional Representative and Treasurer of AATF E. MA Chapter, Co Editor of Volumes 1 & 2 of "Allons au Cinema: Promoting French Through Films," published by AATF. Presenting on Films at 2015 Conference.
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Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Integration of technology (blogs, apps, tools, etc) into World Language, Twitter and other social media, authentic resource curation for teachers and learners, French legends and historical events as units, ACTFL Thematic unit planning, Digital Storytelling, Outreach to native speakers of Spanish for French programs and AATF!

Exhibitors
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Brian Thompson

President, AATF-Eastern Massachusetts
French language and cultural resources. Teaching and learning French. La Chanson. Radio show "French Toast."



Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Sturbridge

11:30am

AATG Massachusetts Annual Chapter Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Members are invited to meet with officers of the local AATG chapter and the German Cultural Institute of New England to make announcements, discuss upcoming events and strategies for keeping German vibrant in schools and colleges in Massachusetts, air concerns, and network with colleagues. In addition, non-members are welcome to join us to learn about membership benefits. In German.

Presenters
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AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) Massachusetts

Harvard University, AATG MA Chapter President
German language and culture resources.


Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Oxford

11:30am

MITA Annual Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Annual meeting of MITA, the Massachusetts Italian Teachers Association. All are welcome to join and attend the meeting. In Italian.

Presenters
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Andrea Tringali

Everett High School


Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Webster

11:30am

Classical Association of Massachusetts Annual Business Meeting and Batting Report
Limited Capacity seats available

The Classical Association of Massachusetts will conduct its annual business meeting, and Greg Stringer of Burlington High School will present on his activities as the recipient of the 2014 Elaine Batting Award.

Presenters
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Edward Zarrow

Westwood High School
Father, husband, Latin teacher @WestwoodHS, language advocate, ACTFL 2016 National Foreign Language Teacher of the Year, President of the Classical Association of MA, 2014-2016, CANE Coordinator of Educational Programs, 2014-2018


Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Executive 1

11:30am

AATSP Annual Chapter Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

En esta sesión annual de la AATSP de Massachusetts en MaFLA, la escritora argentina--Gloria V. Casañas--nos comentará y recitará de La maestra de la laguna, su novela “best seller” que incluye fascinantes temas antropológicos, históricos, educacionales y literarios. Después de su presentación, habrá una recepción con invitados de la Embajada de España. Le esperamos con mucha ilusión. In Spanish.

Presenters
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Joy Renjilian-Burgy

Wellesley College

Exhibitors
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AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese)

Devoted to the promotion of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian languages, literatures, and cultures.


Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Cheshire

11:30am

Recycle! Using Materials You Love in the AP Spanish Class
Limited Capacity seats available

So, we have a new exam; what are we going to do with the literary pieces used in previous exam preparation? Recycle them! This session will focus on how to adapt readings such as Macario, Las Medias Rojas, El Décimo, Nosotros, no, and Casa Tomada, connecting them to the big six themes of the new AP Spanish exam, with emphasis on products, practices, and perspectives. Materials will be provided. We encourage participants to bring their own materials for interactive discussion. In Spanish.

Presenters
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Helena Alfonzo

Spanish Teacher, Newton South High Scool
I lived for many years in Caracas, Venezuela, the place I grew up and I went to college to earn a bachelor's degree in Literature. I worked there as a Spanish teacher in a private school for more than 18 years. | | I moved to Massachusetts in the Fall of 2002. I have a MA in Hispanic Studies and an ABD as well from Boston College. While studying there, I taught Intermediate Spanish and Adelante (kind of Honors for Intermediate) to Undergrads... Read More →
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Viviana Planine

Newton South High School


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Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Danforth

11:30am

Edmodo in the World Language Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will show you some of the ways to incorporate Edmodo, a student learning platform, into your foreign language classroom. You can give quizzes, assignments, keep track of grades, communicate with students as a group or individually, assign speaking tests, and more. Parents can also follow along more easily. Edmodo is social media for your classroom, in a safe, secure, closed group. Please bring a laptop or tablet. We will set up a sample class to practice! https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8O2ohv-KaLJWTYxOENUb2d0VW8&usp=sharing

Presenters
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Alison Nelson

Spanish Teacher, Sandwich High School/STEM Academy
I am a Spanish teacher for grades 7-12 in Sandwich MA. I love using technology in my lessons and daily life. I'm just beginning in the world of TPRS/TCI , but I'm loving it already.


Saturday October 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
Seminar 1

1:00pm

MaFLA Business and Awards Luncheon
Pre-registration required.

Saturday October 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom