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Welcome to the 2019 CLTA Conference!

We are excited to have you with us in San Jose for four days of learning, fun and collegiality!

Gala Brunch (Meal Ticket Required)  from 10:30-12:30


Let’s Innovate with Languages!

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Thursday, February 28
 

8:00am PST

Registration
Check in and pick up your conference swag bag.

Thursday February 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am PST
City Foyer DoubleTree by Hilton

9:00am PST

B1: Authentic Resources: How can I use them to develop proficiency?
You have found some great authentic materials online. Now what? In this hands-on workshop, experience innovative techniques that incorporate authentic materials to develop proficiency while addressing global issues.


Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

9:00am PST

B2: Afrolatinidad: The forgotten diaspora of traditions and values in Latin America.
The contribution of Afrolatinos into the Latin culture has been extensive, from music, to food, to religion, to daily life. Join us on this journey to discover the history of this exodus to help innovate the stereotype of "Latinos". You will leave with plenty 21st century resources to implement in your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Monica Garcia

Monica Garcia

Teacher, Design Tech High School


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton

9:00am PST

B3: Proficiency-based Grading and Assessment
Bring a standards- and proficiency-based grading and assessment system to your classroom. Finally, make your students' grades match their ability with a proficiency-based approach to grading and assessments.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict has been teaching Spanish with CI since 2001. He has taught both at the high-school and middle-school levels. He has been helping other teachers master their CI skills and get a handle on their grade books since 2008 presenting for school districts, local workshops... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

9:00am PST

A1: Got PBLL? Project-Based Language Learning for all Languages
Project-based learning is an exciting, student-centered approach to language acquisition, which supports the Common Core Standards, and helps students develop higher level critical thinking skills as they engage collaboratively to investigate diverse cultural themes. Students create and present real-world projects on globally relevant issues and gain target language proficiency in keeping with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the California World Language Standards.

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
San Simeon DoubleTree by Hilton

9:00am PST

A2: California Language Leadership Initiative (CALLI) - Cohorts 1 and 2
The California Language Leadership Initiative (CALLI) follows ACTFL’s LILL model (http://languageleadership.org/) and is designed to empower educators to become agents for change throughout California’s language classrooms and programs. This invitation-only institute will foster a growth mindset in emerging leaders with a heavy focus on continuing to build the leadership capacity of the 2016 and 2018 LILL Cohorts.


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
Suite #954 DoubleTree by Hilton

12:00pm PST

Registration
Check in and pick up your conference swag bag.

Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
City Foyer DoubleTree by Hilton

1:00pm PST

C1: Writing to develop Proficiency
Join us in this hands-on workshop to experience writing strategies that will help our students develop writing proficiency in the target language. These strategies help students organize their thinking and writing, leading to student success in the Common Core Writing standards.

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

1:00pm PST

C2: I Can Do Intercultural Communication
Go beyond the Friday afternoon “culture” moment to create a true Language & Culture class. Examine the new ACTFL Can Do Statements for intercultural communication and discover strategies to incorporate interculturality in all stages of your units. Activities will be presented appropriate for all the communicative modes and all proficiency levels.

Presenters
avatar for Sally Mearns

Sally Mearns

Site Director, Stanford World Language Projectt


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

3:30pm PST

Registration
Check in and pick up your conference swag bag.

Thursday February 28, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
City Foyer DoubleTree by Hilton

4:30pm PST

D1: Curricular Ideas for the Spanish for Heritage Learners Classroom
Come learn a curricular approach for a Spanish for Heritage Language Learners classroom. We’ll cover a sample scope & sequence, specific units and projects, and other instructional strategies for teaching a diverse group of learners with a linguistic and cultural background that is often times different from a “traditional” Spanish class.

Link to workshop agenda & materials: bit.ly/CLTASilvaSpanishHL

Presenters
avatar for Michael Silva

Michael Silva

Michael Silva is a teacher of Spanish at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, California and teaches the WL teaching methods course at the Stanford Teacher Education ProgramFrom his nomination letter for CWLP Outstanding Teacher Leader Award 2019: “Michael has taught the WL teaching... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

6:00pm PST

CWLP Site Directors' Meeting
Meeting of the CWLP Site Directors. By invitation only.

Thursday February 28, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Silicon Valley DoubleTree by Hilton
 
Friday, March 1
 

7:00am PST

Registration
Check in and pick up your conference swag bag.

Friday March 1, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm PST
Bayshore Foyer DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

F1: La competencia global una aula PBLL
Este taller ofrece ejemplos y estrategias de cómo fomentar la competencia global en los estudiantes en un aula PBLL, tanto en los hispanohablantes como no hispanohablantes. Los ejemplos vienen de la aula basada en la elaboración de proyectos, conocida como PBLL por sus siglas en inglés (Project Based Language Learning)


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Carmel DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

F2: Transform Your Instruction with Feature Film at All Levels of French!
As we look at societies and cultures through the virtual window of film, we all see something a little different and that is one of the beauties of cinema. Contemporary francophone movies are dynamic since they give us multilayered perceptions of cultures and opportunities for authentic interactions with the structure and workings of the living language. But, given that films are made for audiences of native speakers, how do we integrate cinema into teaching at all levels?

Presenters

Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

F3: Effective Strategies & Activities in Developing Chinese Character Skills for Students 1st Year to AP
This workshop will focus on issues all teachers and students face in a Chinese language classroom with a special focus on learning and using of the Chinese characters for students from level 1 to AP classes. Participants will have opportunities to explore goals and challenges on this topic, to learn and practice effective strategies and hands-on activities, and to find effective ways to answer those challenges in order to reach our goals in language learning.

Presenters

Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

8:00am PST

F4: Student Placement: Coming to a “Can-Do” Consensus
Having trouble placing students in appropriate courses? Well, you’re not alone! Through a clear understanding of the Can-Do Statements, the Presenter’s department came to consensus on how to place incoming students according to their proficiencies. The Presenter will lead participants through an innovative process based on the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements. This process also unified his department with a common vision of teaching for proficiency. You will experience this procedure and reflect on how to implement a similar one in your own context.


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

8:00am PST

F5: Three hours, Three Modes: Innovative Strategies for Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational Communication in Intermediate and Advanced Levels
Come spend some time with CLTA’s California Teacher of the Year (2016) and learn how she supports her students toward linguistic and cultural competence by growing their skills in each of the three modes of communication . This workshop will be fast-paced, hands-on, and participatory. You will be using authentic resources to expand your teaching practice by unlocking the power of task-based, real-world language activities. Bring a laptop or iPad to best be able to access the strategies in this workshop.


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Pine DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

8:00am PST

F6: Rethinking Ways to Measure Students' Progress: Alternative Assessment with Rubrics
This workshop introduces the principles of alternative assessment and leads participants to discover its optimum application in a foreign language classroom. The participants will identify the instructional outcomes that can be assessed by alternative assessments, create assessment tasks, and construct rubrics using digital rubric-making tools.


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am PST
San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

F7: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Language Teaching
This interactive and hands-on workshop will introduce a series of easy-to-use, innovative technology tools as they are related to the three modes of communication used in world language teaching--interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. In three hours, participants will learn how to integrate existing technology into their classroom practices to spice up lessons that will facilitate student learning, examine student samples, and be given the opportunity to employ tech tools into their curriculum. Please bring a laptop or chromebook in order to participate in the fun!


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

F8: The INTO, THROUGH, and BEYOND of FLES lessons
Attendees will participate and observe a typical FLES lesson (topic/theme to be determined) then the presenter will deconstruct it and discuss best practices, extension activities, resources, and other strategies. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and come away with ideas that are easy to implement during your next lesson.

Presenters
EG

Esther Gonzalez

Lower School Spanish Teacher, Woodland School


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Santa Clara DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

E1: Creating a 100% Student-Centered Classroom - Interactive Workstations
Participants will learn about, experience, and design a unit of world-language study that is entirely student-centered and student-led. Participants will acquire classroom management tools, instructional strategies, classroom organization techniques, and learning activities that will help to empower students to take ownership of their learning on their own terms while also integrating ACTFL best practices and language-use expectations.

Presenters

Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm PST
Cedar DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 6-hour

8:00am PST

E2: Immediate Immersion - 21st Century Language Instruction
This is not your parent's language class! Learn how to engage students from day 1 and bring your classroom into the 21st Century using language methods that conform to current second-language acquisition research. This presentation consists of a demo in German followed by debrief and discussion.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict has been teaching Spanish with CI since 2001. He has taught both at the high-school and middle-school levels. He has been helping other teachers master their CI skills and get a handle on their grade books since 2008 presenting for school districts, local workshops... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm PST
San Simeon DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 6-hour

8:00am PST

E3: California Language Leadership Initiative (CALLI) - Cohorts 1 and 3
The California Language Leadership Initiative (CALLI) follows ACTFL’s LILL model (http://languageleadership.org/) and is designed to empower educators to become agents for change throughout California’s language classrooms and programs. This invitation-only institute will foster a growth mindset in emerging leaders with a heavy focus on continuing to build the leadership capacity of the 2016 and 2018 LILL Cohorts.


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm PST
Suite #954 DoubleTree by Hilton

11:00am PST

Exhibit Hall Open
Check in and pick up your conference swag bag.

Friday March 1, 2019 11:00am - 6:00pm PST
Bayshore Ballroom DoubleTree by Hilton

12:00pm PST

G1: Innovate With technology to enhance your AP Spanish Literature class.
As the students Innovate With Language, you can Innovate With Technology and make assessments streamlined and easy to grade. This presentation focuses on using free plug-ins as well as other free websites that can be used for formative or summative assessments. Special focus will be placed on using Doctopus and Goobric linked to Google Classroom to assess essays in preparation for the AP Spanish Literature and Culture exam.

Presenters

Friday March 1, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Carmel DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

12:00pm PST

G2: Empowering World Language Teachers with ACTFL Six Core Practices
This hands-on workshop will introduce the newly released ACTFL Six Core Practices essential to world language teaching and focus on several strategies that can be integrated into daily classroom instruction. Participants will walk away with easily adaptable activities and will spark creative ideas to improve their teaching. Please bring your open mind and electronic device!


Friday March 1, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton

12:00pm PST

G3: The Duality of Being and Narrative Writing: Our Stories of Living In-Between
In this interactive workshop, participants will navigate a thematic unit
designed for heritage language students that poses the question: What does
it mean to live between worlds? In this innovative unit we will examine the
multiple perspectives found in written, illustrated and sung narratives of
recognized bilingual writers, artists, and musicians who have taken a deep
look at what it means to live "entre mundos." Also, we will practice a
pre-AP structured speaking activity for comparing and contrasting our
experiences to others prior to creating the summative task of writing our
own personal narrative. Authentic resources, graphic organizers and student
examples will be shared with participants. Participants should bring their
WIFI-enabled laptops in order to fully benefit from this workshop.

Presenters
avatar for Anne Cappiello

Anne Cappiello

Spanish Teacher, Harbor High School


Friday March 1, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

12:00pm PST

G4: Back to Basics: Foundations of Contemporary Language Teaching
In this day and age of standards, assessments, evaluations, guidelines, state requirements, and everything else that teachers in training and veteran teachers confront, we often lose sight of the basics. Just what are the principles that underlie contemporary language teaching? How can we make teaching "simpler"? In this workshop, award-winning educator and author, Bill VanPatten, will walk participants through the six principles in his ACTFL book, *While We're on the Topic*. Bill strips curricula down to six main ideas that should help teachers make informed decisions about materials, testing, and how to spend class time. This will be an engaging and interactive workshop in the style of Bill's two nationally broadcasted shows: "Tea with BVP" and the new "Talkin' L2 with BVP."

Presenters
BV

Bill VanPatten - Tapas

Input and More, LLC


Friday March 1, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Pine DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

12:00pm PST

G6: Enseigner le thème de l'immigration en utilisant des stratégies innovantes
Dans cet atelier nous explorerons une unité sur le thème de l'immigration destinée à une classe intermédiaire. Nous découvrirons ensemble des ressources authentiques, des activités interpersonnelles, et quelques présentations orales et écrites que les élèves pourront faire sur le thème de l'immigration.

Presenters
avatar for Anne Jensen

Anne Jensen

Adjunct professor, San Jose State University
Anne Jensen (M.A. University of Northern Iowa), President, taught for many years at Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA. She now teaches methods and supervises student teachers at San Jose State University. She has served as AATF Regional Representative, Treasurer of the Northern California... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

12:00pm PST

G7: I Have Some Authentic Resources--Now What?
Authentic resources are an excellent way to improve language learning along with creating interest and instruction on the target culture. The challenge comes with how to break the input down into comprehensible pieces in order to maximize exposure and acquisition to the language. This session will include methods for introducing and following up after the use of authentic resources, with some time built in to develop your own materials.

Presenters
avatar for Jeanna Hill

Jeanna Hill

Spanish Instructor, Butte Community College


Friday March 1, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton

3:00pm PST

Gala Exhibit Opening
Join CLTA in the Bayshore Ballroom for the official Gala Exhibit Opening sponsored by ACIS. Come and partake in hot and cold hors d'oeuvres as you wind you way through the Exhibit Hall. Bill VanPatten will be signing his book, While We We're on the Topic, at booth #40. The cost of the book published by ACTFL is $20. No credit cards will be accepted. There will be intermittent raffle drawings through the Gala sponsored by our exhibitors.

Sponsors
avatar for Beth Schaffer

Beth Schaffer

International Program Consultant, ACIS
Educational travel both domestic and abroad! Expand your classroom walls to the world with tours that focus from Language and Leadership to STEM and Service. Come see us and inspire your wanderlust and learn how we support and reward you through the process.


Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Bayshore Ballroom DoubleTree by Hilton

4:30pm PST

H2: Lost in Translation: Breaking Down Interpretive Mode
They read it, but how do we know the students understood it? They listened, but now what? Our standards ask that students “demonstrate understanding” of text, print, and audio resources, and the push is on to integrate authentic resources as quickly and as often as possible. How do we help our students work with and understand these materials, most of which are not constructed with language learners in mind? In this workshop, participants will explore how to integrate can-do statements and develop interpretive tasks that engage students, build confidence, pave the way for proficiency growth, and provide evidence of understanding.

Presenters

Friday March 1, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Cedar DoubleTree by Hilton

4:30pm PST

H3: Injecting Culturally Relevant Material into the Spanish Classroom
In this workshop, you will participate in activities that incorporate culturally relevant information into the curriculum that will help build students’ awareness and understanding of Latinx/Hispanic culture through a lens of social justice, while helping them build empathy for others. You will review sample lessons for different levels of Spanish using literature, film, current events, and technology to explore topics such as Latinx/Hispanic identity, traditions, immigration, and stereotypes. We will be using examples such as Bolivia’s Water War, the Salvadoran Civil War, and past and current US immigration policies. It is recommended that you bring a laptop or another tech device.

Presenters
avatar for Silvia Salazar

Silvia Salazar

Spanish teacher/ Diversity Coordinator


Friday March 1, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton

4:30pm PST

H4: Tools and Techniques for Gamifying the World Language Classroom
In this workshop, participants will discuss best practices for utilizing gamified tools, some of which include technology, to promote a personalized student learning experience in the world language classroom. Educators are more likely to increase student engagement and success by recognizing how a personalized approach to language instruction with a blended learning focus can produce great incentivizing effects in a world language curriculum.

Presenters

Friday March 1, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton

4:30pm PST

H5: Instagram in French Class: how to use Instagram with teenagers in language learning?
What is Instagram? How can it help my students to learn French? In this workshop, I share my experience of using Instagram with my students to motivate them but also to increase their time using the French language. With a wise use of Instagram, students can write, read, speak and listen in French in an authentic way with their favorite social media. Participants will have the opportunity to integrate Instagram activities into their curriculum.

We will learn about the use of Instagram in a language learning class.
We will review the functions and advantages of Instagram in a language learning class.
We will create an Instagram account.
We will create content for our accounts aligned with proficiency benchmarks.

Presenters
avatar for Baptiste Genestin

Baptiste Genestin

Instructor of French, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
Born and raised in France.


Friday March 1, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton

4:30pm PST

H6: Keeping it Authentic: Teaching Grammar in Context
Have you wondered about how to teacher grammar in context? Here’s how you do it – by using authentic resources, authentic tasks, and a process of discovery. This interactive workshop will discuss the research behind teaching grammar in context and guide you through the process of creating a grammar in context lesson. Authentic resources will be examined to determine when and how to use them in a grammar lesson. We will walk through a sample lesson and look at different models for creating a grammar in context lesson. This will all be pulled together by creating an outline of a lesson using one of the discussed models and an authentic resource.

Presenters
avatar for Cristin Bleess

Cristin Bleess

Wayside Publishing


Friday March 1, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton

4:30pm PST

H7: Picture Talk Your Way to Movie Talk
Picture Talk your Way to Movie Talk: An innovative approach to bring comprehesible input to your classroom by using images, video clips and films to connect to the lives and interests of your students.

Presenters

Friday March 1, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton
  Pre-Conference Workshop (Paid), 3-hour

4:30pm PST

H8: Strategies for designing content-based foreign language units and lessons
In this workshop, instructors from the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies will share innovative strategies for designing content-based unit and lesson plans, with a focus on technology use and intercultural communicative competence (ICC) development. Examples shared will be in French and Spanish, yet the workshop is applicable to teachers of all languages.


Friday March 1, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
San Simeon DoubleTree by Hilton

4:30pm PST

H9: Approches pédagogiques aux publicités
C’est court, c’est bien fait, c’est parfois drôle. Pas difficile à comprendre, et surtout riche en images et vocabulaire.
Dans cette session, vous verrez beaucoup de publicités avec des idées pour les exploiter, et vous partirez avec une liste de liens Internet ainsi qu’un DVD remplis de pubs. Les élèves adorent! This session will be conducted in French.

Presenters
avatar for Francine Shirvani

Francine Shirvani

retired teacher, Head-Royce School
I am a French teacher (retired)- very involved with the French AP program (College Board) and I'm a techie "wanna be" . My mother was French and my father was Iranian, which explains my name. I taught French for almost 50 years. I absolutely loved what I did and my favorite course... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Santa Clara DoubleTree by Hilton

7:30pm PST

Salsa Soirée
Meet old friends and make new ones at our “Salsa Soirée” featuring live latin band Son Chévere, complimentary nachos, a no-host bar, and an optional cuban salsa dance class led by instructor Ryan Mead of the Rueda Con Ritmo dance school. Spnsored by Vista Higher Learning and Santillana


Friday March 1, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm PST
Oak/Fir DoubleTree by Hilton
 
Saturday, March 2
 

6:45am PST

Continental Breakfast (Meal Ticket Required)
Meal Ticket Required
Ask staff for the Vegan/Gluten free options.

Saturday March 2, 2019 6:45am - 8:15am PST
Bayshore Foyer DoubleTree by Hilton

7:00am PST

Registration
Check in and pick up your conference swag bag.

Saturday March 2, 2019 7:00am - 2:00pm PST
Bayshore Foyer DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

Heave-Ho, ENOUGH of the Heavy Lifting: Engage and Motivate Heritage Learners in Monolingual Classes
Do you wish you could more effectively meet the needs of heritage language learners in your Level 1 and 2 monolingual classes? Do you struggle to engage these students and attend to their unique needs to refine literacy skills, especially reading and writing? Imagine a classroom where Heritage Speakers work more independently and are elevated to become the ambassadors of Hispanic culture or work as classroom resources during small group activities. Join this session to learn about Spanish Resources for Heritage Learners and other digital tools from HMH that will transform your experience working with this gifted group of students. Tablets or laptops are encouraged. Free resources provided. This is a exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

Making Reading Fun: Flash Fiction and Bridge Literature for L2 Spanish and Heritage Learners
We want students to begin reading fiction as soon as possible and to enjoy it. What options are there? In this session we will present exciting new flash fiction plus follow-up tasks and bridge literature by acclaimed educator and author Bill VanPatten. Good for beginning, intermediate, and advanced low learners as well as heritage learners of Spanish. This is a exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Fir DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

Meeting the The Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication with ¡Qué chévere and Passport!
The NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication provide a framework for linking language and culture. Using the new second edition of EMCs ¡Qué chévere! Spanish program and the online resources in our Passport platform, participants will interact and investigate the creating of these Can-Dos that give learners a more meaningful classroom cultural experience. This is a exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Sacco

Liz Sacco

Learning Solutions Specialist, EMC School
Advocacy-let's keep them in the World Language classroom for more than two years!


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

See It, Say It, Know It - Maybe Not: A Better Way to Vocabulary Acquisition
Core practices reveal that show and tell doesn’t get at the heart of vocabulary acquisition. Teachers are saying, No more! to handing out vocabulary lists‚ displaying an image‚ and hearing that collective sigh from learners. Let’s examine 5 instructional strategies and 15 applications that build vocabulary in context in the target language. This is an exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters
avatar for Cristin Bleess

Cristin Bleess

Wayside Publishing


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
San Simeon DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

The Three Keys to Unlocking a Novel
Come learn how to add variety to teaching with TPRS Readers. Teaching a novel is important for creating limitless opportunities for communication. Through the implementation of novels, teachers can capitalize on the cultural information, teach content, foster global citizenship, and develop proficiency. This is an exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters
avatar for TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Oak DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

Using Cultural Elements to Develop Language Proficiency
Explore how to use elements of culture to teach students about authentic and diverse aspects of Spanish speaking countries. We will dive deeply into learning to integrate music and dance into your classroom to increase student engagement and language proficiency by providing your students with an authentic cultural immersion through Latin rhythms. Through music and dance choreographies students learn vocabulary while acquiring latin rhythm moves that promote insight into authentic social and cultural activities in Spanish speaking countries. We will also explore different ways to use food to learn about culture. Get students out of their seats and have fun! Bring your dancing shoes! This is an exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters
avatar for Carmen De Jesus

Carmen De Jesus

Curriculum Specialist, Pearson
Carmen De Jesús taught Spanish in middle school. While teaching Spanish she used Latin music to teach students about the diverse Spanish culture, and increase engagement and proficiency of her students. She is currently the lead World Language specialist for Pearson in Californi... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

Dictation in the modern language classroom
This interactive session is focused on casting new light on the features and benefits of using dictation as a language learning and classroom management device. In the activities featured, the traditional exercise of dictation is disregarded for more innovative and flexible techniques suited for all levels and ages of language learning.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

F is for Fun and Formative: Increasing Engagement with Quizlet Live
Students love learning with games; teachers love insightful formative assessments. See how they come together with Quizlet Live, the collaborative and competitive game that's been played more than 16 million times in classrooms around the world.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Oppenheimer

Laura Oppenheimer

Director of Marketing, Quizlet


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Pine DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

French Language and Culture Through Comics: A Fun and Innovative Program
Comics are innovative and entertaining educational tools in the teaching of culture and language. Learn how to successfully integrate the ever-growing world of comics and graphic novels in your own classroom. Experience by yourself the fun and challenges of creating a collaborative comic book through an exciting hands-on activity.

Presenters
avatar for Daniele Archambault

Daniele Archambault

Linguist and Cartoonist, Danièle Archambault
Danièle Archambault, Ph.D. (Linguistics). I am a researcher, author, and educator who is interested in comics as a way to document a society’s cultural and linguistic landscape. I am the author of three graphic memoir series: Stairway stories, Québec-California, and Une année... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Carmel DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

Indigenous America in the Spanish Classroom
Seeing the future of Spanish as a global language includes recognizing
the indigenous languages and cultures of the Americas and their resilience
and presence today. This session shows ways that teachers can incorporate
contemporary aspects of indigenous life into the classroom and
in classroom activities.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Cedar DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

Innovative Ideas to Build a Proficiency-Based Classroom
Wondering how to incorporate proficiency-based strategies in your teaching? This interactive session will introduce a series of classroom-proven activities designed to meet the needs of 21st Century Learners. These activities will positively enhance students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing while incorporating the three modes of communication—interpretive, interpersonal, presentational.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

Migration and "Integration" - important topics in the German language classroom
Not only in the US, but also in Germany, refugees are a sensitive and highly emotionally discussed topic. This session wants to inspire teachers to find productive and progressive ways to explore the topic in the German language class.

Presenters
avatar for Vera Dindoyal

Vera Dindoyal

Language Coordinator, German Schools Abroad, ZfA
We provide assistance and support for your German program, information about studying in Germany and language tests.


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Board Room DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

The NNELL Networking Session
The NNELL Networking Session is an opportunity for early language educators, PreK - 8, to meet for an open discussion to swap ideas and professionally connect with early childhood, elementary, and middle school world language educators from around the state of California. This will be run in an "un-conference" style session to foster ideas, conversation and most importantly engagement between attendees. Need some ideas? Need to vent? Need some guidance? Come chat with us! https://nnell.org/

Presenters
avatar for Betsy Basom

Betsy Basom

Spanish Teacher, Village School
National Networking Coordinator for National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL), Executive Secretary of the Modern and Classical Language Association of Southern California (MCLASC).
avatar for Jackie Skelton

Jackie Skelton

K-5 Spanish Teacher, National Network for Early Language Learning
Nat’l Network for Early Language LearningFLESStanford World Language Project


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Silicon Valley DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

Transforming to Content-Driven Curriculum to Increase Students’ Performance
Learn the process of transforming into a content-driven language curriculum, by implementing content-based teaching, to promote advanced thinking that results in increased students’ proficiency. Presenters will illustrate essential elements for planning and developing sustainable and successful curriculum with various examples.


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Santa Clara DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

California Language Leadership Initiative (CALLI) - Cohorts 1 and 2
This is an invitation-only meeting for CALLI workshop participants.  The California Language Leadership Initiative (CALLI) follows ACTFL’s LILL model (http://languageleadership.org/) and is designed to empower educators to become agents for change throughout California’s language classrooms and programs. 


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Suite #954 DoubleTree by Hilton
  Meeting, 1 hour

8:00am PST

Exhibit Hall Open
Come and visit all of our exhibitors and sponsors!

Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 4:30pm PST
Bayshore Ballroom DoubleTree by Hilton

9:10am PST

Plenary Session
Presiding: Tonja Byrom, CLTA President Plenary Speaker: Francisco Jiménez “The Transformative Power of Multicultural and Bilingual Education: A Personal Perspective”

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am PST
Oak/Fir DoubleTree by Hilton

10:00am PST

Exhibit Break
Come join your exhibitors for a Coffee Break, sponsored by EMC. Take time to visit those booths that you did not have time to visit on Friday. During the Coffee Break, Francisco Jimenez will sign his book, The Circuit/Cajas de cartón at the CLTA Booth. You can buy the English version ($10) and the Spanish version ($6) in the exhibit hall. No credit cards will be accepted. There will be raffle drawings during this exhibitor break. Our exhibitors are sponsoring the raffle.

Sponsors

Saturday March 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PST
Bayshore Ballroom DoubleTree by Hilton

11:00am PST

Comment va l'education en France?
Mia Wolf, a native of France, will discuss current trends and attitudes towards education in France, including the role of regional languages, the discussion in France on the revised baccalauréat exams, and the current ban on mobile devices in French schools. There will be time at the end of the presentation for a Q&A session. This is an exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

11:00am PST

FluentKey: Bring Your Language Class to Life With Interactive Videos
FluentKey is a fun new way for your students to practice listening and speaking through interactive videos. Search through our library of authentic, comprehensible content and turn each video into a dynamic lesson using our cutting-edge technology. Even better? It’s free! Join FluentKey’s founders in this special hands-on demo to see how easy it is to get started. Made by teachers, for teachers. Come join the FluentKey movement! www.fluentkey.com.  This is an exhibitor-sponsored session.

Exhibitors
avatar for Hollin Wakefield

Hollin Wakefield

Founder & CEO, FluentKey
We are the creators of FluentKey, a website for students to improve their listening and speaking through authentic, comprehensible, and interactive videos. As language teachers ourselves, FluentKey has greatly enhanced our teaching and the level of our students’ engagement.


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Cedar DoubleTree by Hilton

11:00am PST

Innovate Language Learning with Multiple Response Strategies
In this interactive session, participants will learn easy-to-implement teaching techniques and strategies to innovate language teaching and learning. These multiple response strategies will ensure that all of your students are engaged and participating on their path to proficiency. Examples will be provided using various elements of textbook lessons that lend easily to implementing these strategies. This is a exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters
avatar for Ricky Adamson

Ricky Adamson

World Language Consultant, Vista Higher Learning
Ricky has taught French at both the middle school and high school levels. He later served as Director of World Languages before transitioning into a position in educational publishing. Currently, he works with Vista Higher Learning as a World Language Consultant.


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Simeon DoubleTree by Hilton

11:00am PST

Punctuation Story: An innovative tale that transforms grammar and punctuation into an epic adventure
The presentation will center around the book "The Punctuation Rift: The Plot Against Comma." This fantasy novel, set in the neighboring lands of Grammar and Slang, transforms English into an adventure. The characters and plot revolve around punctuation, grammar, spelling, and more. In keeping with the theme of the 2019 CLTA Conference, “Innovate with Languages,” this book is an innovative blend of education and entertainment that teaches English and English as a second language through a tale of heroism, friendship, and prejudice merged with superpowers—all crafted with English language rules and concepts. This is a exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters
avatar for Marise Warner

Marise Warner

Punctuation Story
Marise Warner has been a teacher, teacher-trainer, and creator of language material for the Adult Literacy Tutors Association of Trinidad and Tobago for over twenty years. Talk to her about teaching English, creative writing, and adult literacy. She has a fondness for rhyme, alliteration... Read More →
avatar for Punctuation Story

Punctuation Story

Marise Warner has been a teacher, teacher-trainer, and creator of language material for the Adult Literacy Tutors Association of Trinidad and Tobago for over twenty years. Talk to her about teaching English, creative writing, and adult literacy. She has a fondness for rhyme, alliteration... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

11:00am PST

Using the Power of Music to Teach Spanish
Sing, dance and make classes more enjoyable through music. Learn numerous interactive activities involving music including TPR, role playing and skits. Apply ways to use songs in Spanish to strengthen students’ communication skills, reinforce specific structures and vocabulary, and enhance the cultural awareness. Detailed handouts will be offered.

Presenters
GG

Gisela Galvan Rios

Sherwood High School


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

11:00am PST

All the Tools
Learn all about the 2019 World Languages Content Standards, the 2020 World Languages Curriculum Framework, and a treasure trove of other resources for world language teachers from the California Department of Education.

Presenters
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Susie Watt

World Languages Consultant, California Department of Education
Talk to me about:World Languages Standards; World Languages Curriculum Framework; Professional Learning and Resources for World Languages Educators


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton

11:00am PST

Content-Driven Teaching in the Japanese Classroom
What does successful content-driven teaching look like in a secondary language classroom? Content-driven teaching empowers teachers and learners to explore current, relevant, and intriguing issues in the target culture and their own lives. As a result, students’ critical thinking and creativity further develop while leading to more personalized student work.


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Santa Clara DoubleTree by Hilton

11:00am PST

Découvertes des Caraïbes en part: La Guadeloupe, La Martinique et Haïti.
This French session is focused on the Carribean using Gisele Pineau's book Un Papillion dans la cité and a film adaption by Euzhan Palce of the novel Rue Cases Nègres by Joseph Zobel.


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Carmel DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

11:00am PST

Using Artificial Intelligence Technology to Create Dynamic Adaptive Curriculum
Integrating Artificial Intelligence technology with self-learning materials and instruction can result in effective differentiated and personalized learning. The presenter will show how new technology driven by artificial intelligence can transform ANY content into classroom ready lessons, dynamically embedding language scaffolding tools into authentic content to make it not only accessible, but also comprehensible to students. Teachers can use technology to implement guided reading strategies to improve literacy and students can learn to read independently.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

11:00am PST

Utilizing Centers in the World Language Classroom
Immerse your students in engaging proficiency-based activities in the target language! Our session will give language teachers in grades preK-12 a plethora of ideas on how to effectively use centers in the language classroom while addressing a variety of communication modes. Session will be presented in English with examples in English, Spanish, and French.


Presenters
avatar for Betsy Basom

Betsy Basom

Spanish Teacher, Village School
National Networking Coordinator for National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL), Executive Secretary of the Modern and Classical Language Association of Southern California (MCLASC).


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Silicon Valley DoubleTree by Hilton

11:00am PST

What’s Trending in Language Learning?: Table Visits with the California TOYS
What's trending in language learning for California’s ACTFL Teachers of the Year and SWCOLT Finalists? Come participate in a fast-paced, interactive session where the TOYs will discuss topics of personal interest related to language learning with small table groups, giving you the opportunity to visit several stations during the session. Leave with new ideas for instruction, advocacy, and professional involvement. Featured TOYs: Ying Jin, Don Doehla, Liz Matchett, Nancy Perez

Presenters
avatar for Liz Matchett

Liz Matchett

Spanish teacher and Instructional Leader
avatar for Nancy Perez

Nancy Perez

Site Director, CCWLP
-El Diamante HSAP Language and Literature Teacher &Department Chair-CLTA: Executive Board Member since 2011-Visalia, CA


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Pine DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

11:00am PST

CLTA Advocacy Meeting
Meeting of the CLTA Advocacy Committee

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Suite #954 DoubleTree by Hilton

12:10pm PST

Luncheon (Meal Ticket Required)
Luncheon Presiding: Tanya Zaccone, CLTA Executive Director Presentation of Grants, Memorial Scholarships and President's Award
Meal Ticket Required

Saturday March 2, 2019 12:10pm - 1:30pm PST
Oak/Fir DoubleTree by Hilton

1:40pm PST

Build a Successful School Exchange Partnership in 5 Steps
Learn how to create a successful school group exchange that empowers your students to develop their language skills and cultural proficiency while transforming your school into a truly global campus. Attendees will receive a step-by-step planning guide, identify best practices in establishing an exchange partnership, and be inspired to develop an exchange program at their school! This is a exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters
avatar for Forum Language Experience

Forum Language Experience

Forum Language Experience


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
San Simeon DoubleTree by Hilton

1:40pm PST

Building Cultural Competence: Supporting Study Abroad
Learn about two successful world language departments and their mission to support students to become proficient in the target language through studying abroad, supporting the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, teaching in the target language, and implementing grading practices that support proficiency. This is an exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters
avatar for Jamin Lynch

Jamin Lynch

Teacher of German, Independence High School
avatar for Liz Matchett

Liz Matchett

Spanish teacher and Instructional Leader

Exhibitors
avatar for CIEE

CIEE

International Studies Director, CIEE Council on International Educational Exchange
Former High School Italian Teacher and Head of Admissions/Diversity at Stanford University School of Education. Current International Studies Director - CIEE High School Summer Study Abroad. Lifetime learner, educator, traveler, linguist. Mail to: kbritt@ciee.org


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

1:40pm PST

Fostering Metacognition in the World Languages Classroom
Participants will briefly review the role of metacognition in self-assessment and learning, then move on to specific techniques they can apply almost immediately in their own classrooms. This is a exhibitor-sponsored session.


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton

1:40pm PST

How Do I Award the Seal of Biliteracy?
Evaluate and discuss criteria and reliable data to monitor progress and award students on their pathway to Bi/Multiliteracy. Participants will learn standards and policies to determine real world language proficiency levels. This is a exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

1:40pm PST

Keep them talking in the TL, the RLRA way!
Presenter will share strategies for facilitating 100% use of the target language for teachers AND students. This is a exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters
avatar for REAL LANGUAGE right away

REAL LANGUAGE right away

REAL LANGUAGE right away is a unique communicative approach for beginner language students.  The foundation of this method is a series of partner conversations that allow students to have a meaningful exchange in the target language right away.  Accessible to a wide variety of learners... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton

1:40pm PST

A Thematic Unit on Housing in the Francophone World: Engaging Students through Authentic Activities
Cette présentation partagera des ressources authentiques liées au logement dans le monde francophone et des façons interactives pour les utiliser aux niveaux avancés, avec quelques possibilités d'activités pour les débutants. Les activités présentées demandent aux élèves de communiquer à tous les modes et leur donnent beaucoup de possibilités de découvrir la culture, de réfléchir, et d'innover avec des outils tels qu'Adobe Spark ou Educreations.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
Carmel DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

1:40pm PST

Creative Writing for German learners
Use authentic literature to motivate German learners to become creative writers. Get inspired by authors to tell your own story, in your own words.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
Board Room DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

1:40pm PST

Full STEAM Ahead in the WL Classroom!
During this session participants will discover how to tie interdisciplinary STEAM related content to best practices that encourage creativity, critical thinking and communication in the target language. This session will review ways to modify and refresh existing classroom activities and/or projects to encourage higher levels of engagement. Participants will actively engage in activities to see how they can be adapted for their grade or content by evaluating pedagogy, proficiency, and more.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
Silicon Valley DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

1:40pm PST

Incorporating Social Justice Objectives in the Spanish Classroom
This presentation will demonstrate the creation and implementation of social justice objectives in the Novice to Intermediate Spanish classroom curriculum. The presentation will highlight selected learning outcomes adapted from the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards and detail specific activities that engage and inspire students in working toward the selected goals.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
Cedar DoubleTree by Hilton

1:40pm PST

K-12 Articulating Culture into Cross Subjects Curriculum Activity Design
The combination of Chinese calligraphy and kites are a centered masterpiece of cross-subject curriculum activity design. The presenters will provide participants with ideas to help students use Chinese by making three-dimensional kites. Lessons including knowledge of mathematics, science, history, culture, and social studies. The presentation will cover four segments: (1) Three-dimensional creative flying kite and its origins and influences (2) Decoding Chinese calligraphy, (3) Linguistic & culture: chants, proverb, Chinese arts, and (4) 21th-century skills.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

1:40pm PST

Student Work Sample Analysis: Another Form of Collaboration
This interactive session is focused on demonstrating how teachers can analyze their student work together for improving instruction in a very simple, easy-to-do, low-anxiety format. The presenters share many student samples that show progress and how the analysis helped them. The participants will have hands on practice of student work analysis.


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
Santa Clara DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

1:40pm PST

The Process of Writing Cajas de cartón
In this session, Francisco Jiménez will describe in detail the 7-step process he used in writing Cajas de cartón and explain why he wrote it and its sequels, Senderos Fronterizos and Más Allá de Mi. This session will be useful to teachers who wish to encourage and guide junior high, high school and college students to write their own stories. Reading guides for all three titles will be offered.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
Pine DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

1:40pm PST

ASL Teacher Leader Meeting
Meeting of ASL Teachers and Leaders, free of charge, to work together and with CLTA, collaboratively and with intention, to forge a path forward which will provide full inclusion of ASL teaching and learning within the scope of our available resources.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
Suite #954 DoubleTree by Hilton
  Meeting, 1 hour
  • Language Focus ASL

2:40pm PST

Exhibit Break
Visit all of the exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.

Saturday March 2, 2019 2:40pm - 3:10pm PST
Bayshore Ballroom DoubleTree by Hilton

3:10pm PST

360-perspective(s): from immersive digital tools to cultural awareness
The focus of this session is on 3D technology and how it can promote cultural sensitivity and language learning. Learn how to create immersive assignments with 3D images/videos and editing tools such as Thinglink that will allow your students to explore and reflect on products and practices while connecting with others across cultures. Please, bring your Smartphone and laptop!


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Pine DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

3:10pm PST

Bridging the Gap
A gap exists between secondary and post-secondary language teaching. This presentation will give an overview of gaps, as stated by language educators, and give participants a chance to propose and discuss solutions to bridging the gaps for the benefit of all language students.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton

3:10pm PST

Desmontando Narcos-Deconstructing Narcos: Reversing Criminality Images in the Heritage Spanish Class
The participants in the session will learn about the implementation of a unit for Heritage speakers aimed at empowering the students to deconstruct the stereotype of the "narco." The presenters will share materials and learning evidence from the unit in order to promote a constructive debate about how making heritage classes critical renders them relevant and engaging. This interest session innovates in presenting a tool that makes multimodal analysis accessible for the use of secondary teachers and students. Conducted in Spanish, the presentation will be highly participatory with plenty of opportunities for discussion.


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Cedar DoubleTree by Hilton

3:10pm PST

Embedding STEM into your world language classroom
In this session, particepants will learn different teaching strategies to embed “science” as content-based instruction to promote critical thinking for your students in language (Mandarin) immerse classroom. The presenter will show particepants the best practice of activities and assessments to correspond different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy cognitive process.

Presenters
avatar for Esther Chau

Esther Chau

Mandarin Immersion Teacher and Instructional Coach


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Silicon Valley DoubleTree by Hilton

3:10pm PST

Fostering Global Perspectives from Novice Level
Lower level curriculum often lacks themes related to global issues. How can novice learners use their limited language skills to access authentic material and demonstrate understanding? This session will focus on promoting critical thinking and raise global awareness. Participants will have access to sample teaching units and students work samples.


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Santa Clara DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

3:10pm PST

Globally Infuse Your Curriculum by Dissecting Identifying Teen & Pre-Teen Learning Characteristics
Know and consider the top common characteristics of today's pre-teens and teenagers when planning your lessons. Enhance the regular world language curriculum with compelling content, that incorporates current events, to engage and awaken students' global thinking, need for novelty, imaginative thinking, independence of thought, need for self-efficacy, and fun.

Presenters
avatar for Gian Molero

Gian Molero

World Language Department Chair and Middle School Spanish Teacher, The Mirman School
Gian Molero has been teaching gifted students for over 15 years, currently serves as a member of the Curriculum Committee at The Mirman School for the Highly Gifted, as well as the World Language Department Chair, and the Middle School Spanish Teacher. She has previously presented... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

3:10pm PST

How to get from Learning to Doing
How can you get your department on board to try out the great ideas you have gained from the conference? We will have fun exploring an innovative strategy which can help department members enjoy and appreciate each other’s strengths, so they can work together effectively.


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
San Simeon DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

3:10pm PST

How to Innovate Culturally Relevant Teaching in Your Classroom
Although educators are aware of cultural differences among students, it is essential for teachers to step out of their comfort zones and change their ways to best teach these students. The goal of a culturally relevant classroom is to give a signal to each student, "I respect you as an individual who comes from a different background, and I am here to support you on your journey to academic, career and personal success."

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

3:10pm PST

Lenguas, Dialectos, e Identidades A Sociolinguistic Unit for High School Students
Have your students ever wondered why Spanish and English are spoken differently all over the world? Why the Spanish taught in school is different from the Spanish learned at home? This 6-8 week sociolinguistic unit is the result of a high school Spanish teacher's quest to engage Heritage and advanced Spanish students in the exciting history of how, what, and why we speak.

Presenters
avatar for Arienne Adamcikova

Arienne Adamcikova

Spanish Immersion / Newcomer Teacher, San Mateo High School
Critical Language Pedagogy, Sociolinguistics, SLIFE (Students with Limited & Interrupted Formal Education), Indigenous American Languages, Traumatized Refugees and Wraparound Services, Creative Writing, Integration, Heterogeneous Classrooms, Combined Spanish Heritage Speakers with... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

3:10pm PST

Les îles de la Francophonie
You probably heard of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Did you know that there are other French-speaking territories in the world? How about Réunion... or Mauritius? An introduction to some of the French-speaking islands in the world with emphasis the French-speaking islands in the Indian Ocean... or (almost) everything you wanted to know about these islands in a nutshell: language, culture, history, people, politics, cuisine and much more!

Presenters
avatar for Rose Marie Kuhn

Rose Marie Kuhn

Professor of French, California State University Fresno


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Carmel DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

3:10pm PST

Making Authentic Documents Accessible to Novice Learners
I would love to use authentic documents with my students, but my level 1 kids don't know anything! If you've ever had this thought, you're not alone. In this session, participants will explore ways to guide novice learners to make meaning with authentic documents from the target language and culture(s). Participants will leave with a variety of techniques for helping students maximize their language use and engagement while exploring real cultural artifacts.
Presentation here: goo.gl/C7jjo4


Presenters
avatar for Meadow Pritchett

Meadow Pritchett

French Teacher, Bella Vista High School


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

3:10pm PST

News for German teachers: the language is alive and well. Come see for yourselves!
This hands-on presentation will introduce a plethora of innovative and cost-free teaching aids, tips, and resources for teachers of German, as well as brand new teaching materials for learners of all ages and language levels: textbook series, readers, and supplementary materials from A1 to B2


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Board Room DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

3:10pm PST

Unpacking the new World Languages Content Standards for California Schools: Overview and Focus on the Communications Standard
Join ACTFL National Language Teachers of the Year Christine Lanphere (2007) and Nicole Naditz (2015) in this session featuring a collaborative, hands-on exploration of the 2019 World Languages Standards for California Public Schools Kindergarten through Grade 12. This session will focus on an overview of the new standards and dive into the Communications Standard.

Part 1: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1QfP4Qhv5xlt24mr9SoLJB3zz3l-m_vNNqhkomOeKTp8/edit?usp=sharing


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Fir DoubleTree by Hilton

3:10pm PST

Using Kahoot! Video Clips to Teach Authentic Listening Materials
This session will emphasize enhancing Chinese listening comprehension and improving Chinese background knowledge by using authentic listening materials and video clips with the interactive learning platform Kahoot!


Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Oak DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

3:10pm PST

ASL Teacher Leader Meeting
Meeting of ASL Teachers and leaders, free of charge, to work together and with CLTA, collaboratively and with intention, to forge a path forward which will provide full inclusion of ASL teaching and learning within the scope of our available resources.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Suite #954 DoubleTree by Hilton
  Meeting, 1 hour
  • Language Focus ASL

4:20pm PST

Interactive Karaoke, Games and projects for effective language teaching
Incorporate fun activities in your Spanish classes.  This presentation will provide teachers with ideas for fun and engaging activities using INTERACTIVE GAMES to make the process of language acquisition more effective and enjoyable.  Apply projects and KARAOKE STORIES to motivate your students  to learn grammar, vocabulary and cultural awareness.  Participants will learn a number of projects and games for immediate use in the classroom.  Detailed handouts will be offered.  This is an exhibitor-sponsored session.

Presenters
GG

Gisela Galvan Rios

Sherwood High School


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton
  Exhibitor Session, 1 hour

4:20pm PST

California State Seal of Biliteracy
Learn about how your students can earn a seal on their diplomas certifying they are bilingual and biliterate. We will discuss the State Seal of Biliteracy for public schools and how teachers can implement a similar program in private schools.


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

4:20pm PST

How do we use formative / summative assessments for giving feedback? Is our feedback really effective
How do we use formative / summative assessments for giving feedback? Is our feedback really effective to help students reflect on their experiences in classroom? The presenter shares his approach for effective class management in his Japanese class.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
Santa Clara DoubleTree by Hilton

4:20pm PST

Inspiring 21st Century Global Citizens beyond the Classroom
How can we inspire our students to become dynamic global citizens in their community and beyond? Presenters will share how they have implemented a variety of innovative extracurricular opportunities, such as district-wide events and travel, which have enabled students to extend their learning beyond the classroom as well as develop their 21st century skills.


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
San Simeon DoubleTree by Hilton

4:20pm PST

La Manie (ou Folie) Musicale de Mars: Une stratégie pour cultiver l’intérêt pour le français
Utilisez-vous la musique en classe? Si oui, avez-vous déjà entendu parler de la Manie (ou Folie) Musicale de Mars? Venez à cette session pour apprendre comment vous pouvez créer votre propre tournoi de chansons pour aider les élèves à s’intéresser à la musique en français et pour promouvoir le français dans votre école. Si vous avez déjà fait la Manie Musicale, venez pour partager entre collègues vos idées en ce qui concerne le format, les chansons et les activités possibles.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
Carmel DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

4:20pm PST

Let's Trade in External Rewards For Mastery Through Differentiated Instruction
Rewards in the form of gold stars, other tangible goods, or even verbal praise are prevalent in our classrooms. However, we seldom stop to consider the negative impacts of such practice. Instead of devising yet another elaborate behavior modification plan such as a token economy, we can cultivate intrinsic motivation via the use of differentiated instruction. The presenters will share with the audience research findings on rewards and how to use differentiated instruction to engage and assess students for mastery learning.


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

4:20pm PST

Performance vs Proficiency Assessments and Why You Should Care
Find out the difference between performance and proficiency assessments and why performance assessments aren’t what they’re stacked up to be. You will learn the difference between the two types of assessments referenced by ACTFL and why proficiency assessments are the ones that prepare your students for success in the real world.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict has been teaching Spanish with CI since 2001. He has taught both at the high-school and middle-school levels. He has been helping other teachers master their CI skills and get a handle on their grade books since 2008 presenting for school districts, local workshops... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

4:20pm PST

Recursos para la enseñanza de español
Esta sesión está orientada a nuevos maestros que enseñen español en los niveles educativos K12. El objetivo es presentar recursos y actividades para la enseñanza de la lengua y cultura españolas.

Presenters
avatar for Maria De Los Reyes Ferreras Menendez

Maria De Los Reyes Ferreras Menendez

Education advisor, Embassy of Spain
Pueden acceder a la pesentación https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mlj5pAspoZSIYPTy4HKeETopUM4v6Mav


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
Cedar DoubleTree by Hilton

4:20pm PST

Second Language Acquisition through Thematic Mini-Immersions
This workshop will provide a few innovative strategies and fun activities that engage language students of any age through thematic mini immersions. There has been a great deal of research and application of abroad immersion programs. However, the use of thematic mini-immersions in class room has not yet been thoroughly researched. In the context of second language acquisition at DLI, mini-immersion proved itself to be a valuable tool of reaching higher level of speaking proficiency. Presenters will share some specific examples of thematic mini-immersions and offer guidelines for developing this type of activities.


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
Silicon Valley DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

4:20pm PST

Students as Creators of Learning in the Spanish Classroom
Put your students in the driver's seat! Empower your students to direct their own learning using authentic texts and videos available on the internet and the flexibility of tech tools and resources. Your class can develop a community cultural knowledge base while engaging in all four language modes and developing their critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
Pine DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

4:20pm PST

Unpacking the new World Languages Content Standards for California Schools: Focus on the Cultures and Connections Standards
Join ACTFL National Language Teachers of the Year Christine Lanphere (2007) and Nicole Naditz (2015) in this session featuring a collaborative, hands-on exploration of the 2019 World Languages Standards for California Public Schools Kindergarten through Grade 12. This session will focus on the Cultures and Connections Standards.

Part 2: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14Kk9al7NiRjgBSkz4OuqGX_5EkQeiuLeiVOfG2gBFT4/edit?usp=sharing

























Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
Fir DoubleTree by Hilton

4:20pm PST

Using Flipped Classroom Methodology to Promote Autonomous Learning to Achieve Higher Language Proficiency
The Flipped Classroom has been defined by teaching methodologists and educators as a blended teaching and pedagogical model, in which traditional concepts regarding classroom activities and homework are reversed, or flipped. In this model, instructors allow students to interact with new material in advance, in order for students to use class time to discuss the new information and apply the ideas where is applicable.

Presenters
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Fawzi Khoshaba

Instructor
avatar for John Kaninya

John Kaninya

Assistant Professor, MONTEREY LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
Cultural awareness consultant and Skilled educator in, leadership, curricular, effective application of teaching philosophies. Able to create engaging lesson plans to enable the facilitation of skill transfer and using the latest in learning techniques. I believe in higher education... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
Oak DoubleTree by Hilton

4:20pm PST

Using Technology Tools in Content-Based Chinese Class
This workshop focuses on using digital tools and strategies to support the teaching and learning of Chinese. Participants will be engaged in a social-studies lesson, which incorporates the use of various tech tools. The goal of this workshop is to share lesson ideas to inspire innovative teaching and learning.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton

4:20pm PST

Affiliate Leadership Roundtable
Affiliate representatives and executive board members are invited to join a roundtable discussion to discuss how local affiliates can provide greater support for world language teachers. Be prepared to share some of the strengths and struggles of your affiliate.


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
Suite #954 DoubleTree by Hilton

4:20pm PST

German Meeting
This session is a round table discussion for German teachers in order to help strengthen German programs across the state as well as an opportunity to let CLTA know we can can serve you better.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Raines

Angela Raines

German Teacher UC Scout, UC Scout
This is my twentieth year of teaching German and Social Science courses and my fifth year with UC Scout. UC Scout is the University of California’s online high school program that provides students access to 65 online courses they need to be eligible and competitive for college... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm PST
Board Room DoubleTree by Hilton
  Meeting, 1 hour

5:30pm PST

Authentic Spanish Resources to Build Proficiency: Spanish 1 through AP
This session explores how to use authentic resources in the Spanish classroom starting at level 1 and taking them all the way through AP. We will discuss innovative ways to support different types of students with appropriate tasks and focus on instructional strategies that use authentic resources to build students’ proficiency in Spanish. Join us to see how the use of authentic resources can motivate our students to use Spanish in and beyond the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Rich Sayers

Rich Sayers

Vice President of Humanities, Pearson
Rich taught Spanish at Niwot High School in Longmont, CO, levels 1 through A.P. Spanish for 18 years. Rich is one of the authors of three middle and high school Spanish series: Paso a paso, Realidades, and Auténtico. Rich joined Pearson as a national world languages consultant and... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

5:30pm PST

Communication Will Flow in the Chinese Classroom with an Innovative Taichi Practice
Come and discover how students in two levels of Chinese interact with the target language through a Tai Chi Master guest speaker in a culturally appropriate setting. This project provides opportunities for students to improve their language proficiency and in-depth cultural understanding through interpersonal speaking communication, interpersonal written communication, and interpretive reading and listening communication. Advanced students interact with the Tai Chi Master using their previous knowledge regarding the Chinese Martial Arts. Students write culturally authentic thank you letters and cards to the guest speaker and receive a reply.

Click here to see the session presentation.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

5:30pm PST

Digital Portfolios in the World Language Classroom
Digital portfolios give students the opportunity to collect their work in the target language, observe their own growth, and reflect on their learning. They also encourage students to include activities and songs that they enjoyed doing in class. Come learn about this innovative new way to have students think about what they are learning and collect their experiences and memories.

Presenters
avatar for Joy Keifer

Joy Keifer

Spanish teacher, Cupertino High School
I teach Spanish at Cupertino High School. I taught and coordinated the ELD program for 10 years. Previously I taught bilingual elementary classes, was an assistant principal, and coordinated the Migrant Education Program in Santa Clara Unified School District.


Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Pine DoubleTree by Hilton

5:30pm PST

Echange d'idées sponsorisé par l'AATF
Venez nous joindre pour une session avec d'autres professeurs de français qui veulent partager leurs idées sur la compétence interculturelle. Anne Jensen, présidente-élue de l'AATF, et Susie Hennessy, Représentante Régionale de l'AATF, vont animer cet échange.

Presenters
avatar for Anne Jensen

Anne Jensen

Adjunct professor, San Jose State University
Anne Jensen (M.A. University of Northern Iowa), President, taught for many years at Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA. She now teaches methods and supervises student teachers at San Jose State University. She has served as AATF Regional Representative, Treasurer of the Northern California... Read More →
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Susie S Hennessy

teacher, Inderkum High School


Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Carmel DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

5:30pm PST

Engage, Connect, and Innovate in Teaching Through Technology
Tired of the conventional ways in teaching? It's time to explore new tools and technologies that will make your class more engaging, fun, and enjoyable! Let's dive together into the world of new technological tools and experience hands-on activities that you'll definitely want to bring back your class and utilize with your students.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

5:30pm PST

Engaging Students in Authentic Reading By Putting Them In Charge
Tired of spending hours finding engaging, authentic reading material and creating comprehension activities for your students?
Why not let the students do it for you?

This lesson presents a way to put your students in charge of gaining the most from authentic texts and learning by teaching each other. 
It will be a highly participatory session as you'll play the role of the student and I'll guide you through the lesson. 

Plus - you will leave with a lesson you could use on Monday morning that both you and your students will love! 

Presenters
avatar for Laura Lizundia

Laura Lizundia

French Teacher
Bonjour! I have a strong interest in helping students develop the confidence and competence necessary to communicate their opinions and ideas clearly. I believe that language learning should be challenging, grounded in real-life applications, and above all, fun! My background is in... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton

5:30pm PST

How to Engage Students into Writing from Day One While Using Online Available Tools
This session will emphasize how to write short stories online using vocabulary in the target language. The session will show how to use Storybird (a language arts tool used by millions of teachers and students worldwide) to help students get inspired to write amazing stories.

Presenters
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Marisol Garcia Jimenez

Spanish Teacher, Learn4Life


Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Oak DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

5:30pm PST

Implementing Practical Mindset Strategies to Overcome Learning Anxiety and Increase Proficiency
The purpose of this session is to equip world language teachers with practical solutions and effective strategies on how to influence students to develop growth mindset strategies to overcome the stumbling blocks such as lack of motivation, lack of impulse control, learning anxiety, boredom, failure, etc. It has been proven that everyone fails sometimes. Indeed, it is doubtful that that a learner could ever learn without failing at anything. The sign of good practical thinking is that a failure is not a permanent condition.


Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
San Simeon DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

5:30pm PST

Más allá del Textbook: Teaching Spanish with the Jiménez novel series
This session focuses on using the stories in the Jiménez novel series to innovate and expand the instruction of Spanish language and culture. Drawing on our practical experiences with incorporating each novel at different high school levels and at the intermediate university level, we will discuss what we have done to go beyond and without a textbook. We will present practical activities that help build students’ intercultural and linguistic competence by analyzing, engaging with and connecting to the stories in the books.

Here is a link to the presentation on google slides:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CcVdiXgcjXvG1SzazlmaUOebC5H-h_fOyGvZFP6GfeI/edit?usp=sharing

Presenters
avatar for Dayna Dibble

Dayna Dibble

TOSA, Pinole Valley High School
KD

Kayce Davis

Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University
Kayce Davis is an adjunct lecturer at Santa Clara University and PhD candidate at UC Davis. His research details the integer rational impact of trauma of the Spanish Civil war. He has taught/teaches Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Spanish as a Heritage Language and upper... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Cedar DoubleTree by Hilton

5:30pm PST

National Network for Early Language Learning Networking Session
Do you teach K-8th grade students? Come learn about NNELL, the latest research updates related to early language learning, and best practices and strategies to implement in your classes. Network with others teaching world languages in K-8!

Presenters
avatar for Jackie Skelton

Jackie Skelton

K-5 Spanish Teacher, National Network for Early Language Learning
Nat’l Network for Early Language LearningFLESStanford World Language Project


Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Silicon Valley DoubleTree by Hilton

5:30pm PST

Practical Procedures for Productive Classrooms
Take a peek inside the presenter’s classroom and see how the practical procedures she uses can be incorporated in your classroom to aid instruction and student engagement. You will leave this session with a handful of strategies to implement for innovative and successful classroom management.

Presenters

Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

5:30pm PST

Using Hyperdocs to Make Authentic Resources Engaging and Comprehensible​
This session will demonstrate the way to use Hyperdocs (interactive online documents) to help make authentic resources comprehensible to students. We will be showing you how to add links, videos, pictures, and questions in one organized document to help the students stay engaged and reading in the target language. Come, bring your technology (BYOD), and learn how to end the problem of texts being too difficult for students while you make them more interactive using technology!


Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Fir DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

5:30pm PST

CAJLT Annual Meeting
This is an annual meeting for current and future CAJLT members. During the meeting CAJLT officer will report their annual activities and future activities. This is an opportunity to meet other Japanese teachers and exchange information to increase knowledge on how to innovate with language in Japanese language instruction.


Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Santa Clara DoubleTree by Hilton
  Meeting, 1 hour
 
Sunday, March 3
 

8:00am PST

Activities Now & Forever: Creating an Activity Bank
Move away from the teacher fronted class and prepare activities and tasks that challenge your students. Students need to think critically about the target language and interact with it as much as possible in the language learning classroom. Using any Learner Management System (LMS), create a bank of activities that can be used in your teaching environment, regardless of language being taught.

Presenters
avatar for George Truscott

George Truscott

Assoc. Professor, Kindai University


Sunday March 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

Beyond the Potluck: Connecting Levels for an Authentic Task Based Experience
The current project addresses the standard set forth by ACTFL for students’ competent interaction with communities outside the classroom in the context of beginning University language classes. Our goal was to reimagine the class potluck, a routine component of many language classrooms, in a way that bridged different learner levels and created an opportunity for purposeful, authentic student engagement. A task-based lesson was designed for two sections of students (Elementary Novice and Elementary Intermediate) to alternate hosting an event where each would present a project they accomplished within the range of their prospective learning goals. The expectation was that each event would draw students in to a more engaging environment where a real-world scenario advances the language goals by presenting an authentic performance of their culturally appropriate food or recipe. The success of the project has implications which are wide-ranging, with application to all levels of learners and all languages.


Sunday March 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

Celebrate Japanese Learning & Culture Through Festivals
Nothing motivates students to learn about a culture or language more than a celebration. Every year we survey our students and ask them what they thought was most meaningful and fun--and every year, the results are the same: Our Japanese Festivals. Beyond the memorable and unifying experiences, students gain extensive insight to the cultural practices and language of Japan. We will present an overview and provide an activity plan for four festivals that have been conducted on an annual basis for 15 years at Mission San Jose High School. 
ミッション高校の運動会とカラオケ大会は生徒が責任を持って運営しています。今回はビデオでイベントを紹介して どの様に役割分担をしてイベントを成功させるかお話させていただきたいと思います。又マドセン先生はゲームショーとフードフェスティバルを紹介してくださいます。(岡村)

Presenters
avatar for Mariko Okamura

Mariko Okamura

Japanese Lang Instructor, Mission San Jose High School


Sunday March 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Santa Clara DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

COIL(Collaborative Online International Learning) to Develop Students' Intercultural Competence
Our Japanese program in San José State University has been implementing a Japanese culture course using COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) approach since 2012in order to develop our students' Intercultural competence and relative point-of-view, in response to the recent trend of globalization and the increasing number of students seeking employment overseas. This session introduces the merits of COIL and the theoretical frameworks, as well as knowledge and task sequences that consist of our Japanese culture course, showing the videos of the actual activities, such as a quiz activity of each area and school, self and group introduction, proverb exchange that they think represent each culture and they like, and interview and discussion on their research topic on Japanese culture.

Presenters
MI

Midori Ishida

San Jose State University
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Yasue Yanai

Assistant professor, SJSU


Sunday March 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

Empower Language Teaching and Learning Using Technology
This workshop will provide participants with a variety of powerful technology tools and resources that have been successful applied in language classes at different grade levels. Presenters will demonstrate how students are engaged, how to use each tool effectively, and how personalized learning and differentiation are provided through technology.


Sunday March 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

La Littérature Enfantine Dans La Classe de Français Langue Etrangère
Motivez et passionnez vos élèves à la communication ! A l’aide des livres et des comptines destinés aux enfants, l’intervenante explorera leur emploi pour motiver les élèves de tous les niveaux, pour enseigner la langue, la communication, et la culture francophone. On discutera plusieurs exemples et on témoignera de plusieurs activités qui exploiteront leur richesse linguistique, culturelle, et communicative. Cette session sera conduite en français.

Presenters
avatar for Helene Chan

Helene Chan

Stanford Unversity
C&I Instructor and STEP Supervisor


Sunday March 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Carmel DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

Leveraging Student-Centered Technology in Language Classrooms
Access the presentation GSlides: www.tinyurl.com/CLTATech

Leverage the use of free tech tools that can be easily integrated into a language classroom, with students as creators, using the instructional language. This session provides the research to inform the importance of student-centered technology and the practice that integrates student-created works using classroom technology. Student projects support the application of 21st century skills while helping them innovate with the instructional language. Bring your device - laptops/chromebooks preferred over tablets - and be ready to innovate!

Presenters
avatar for Valerie Sun

Valerie Sun

Consultant, EmpowerED Consulting
Valerie has been a teacher since 2006. She believes that all students should have the opportunity to learn a second language and is a strong advocate for dual-immersion programs. She regularly presents her research and classroom best practices with edtech integration at various national... Read More →


Sunday March 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Cedar DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

8:00am PST

UC Scout: Resources for Closing Gaps and Raising Bars
UC Scout is the University of California’s online learning program that provides high school students and teachers the opportunity to innovate with languages via free access to courses they need to be eligible and competitive for college admissions. UC Scout offers “a-g” approved language courses; Spanish 1-4, German 1-4, French 1-4, and AP classes for each of those languages. Scout offers free access to courses for California Public Schools' students and teachers. Attendees will learn about UC Scout’s program options, how students and teachers can access these resources and discuss practical applications for their use in Spanish, French, and German courses (Levels 1-4 & AP).

Presenters
avatar for Angela Raines

Angela Raines

German Teacher UC Scout, UC Scout
This is my twentieth year of teaching German and Social Science courses and my fifth year with UC Scout. UC Scout is the University of California’s online high school program that provides students access to 65 online courses they need to be eligible and competitive for college... Read More →


Sunday March 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

Use Google Slides and Speed Dating to Do What Students Love Most: Talk About Themselves!
Learn easy and fun steps to build student presentational speaking, listening and writing proficiencies with Google Applications. Walk away with instructions, examples, and templates to engage students in meaningful self-expression, build literacy, scaffold academic language, and differentiate so that all students are challenged and engaged. All materials align with ACTFL Can Do Statements and Common Core Standards.

Presenters

Sunday March 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
San Simeon DoubleTree by Hilton

8:00am PST

What’s Trending in Language Learning?: Table Visits with the California TOYS
What's trending in language learning for California’s ACTFL Teachers of the Year and SWCOLT Finalists? Come participate in a fast-paced, interactive session where the TOYs will discuss topics of personal interest related to language learning with small table groups, giving you the opportunity to visit several stations during the session. Leave with new ideas for instruction, advocacy, and professional involvement. Features TOYs: Christine Lanphere, Nicole Naditz, Jamin Lynch

http://bit.ly/2019TOYs

Presenters
avatar for Jamin Lynch

Jamin Lynch

Teacher of German, Independence High School


Sunday March 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Pine DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

9:15am PST

An Innovative Approach for the Arabic Classroom
To teach and learn a language as different from English as the Arabic language, collaboration and interaction are essential. Integrating technology provides a medium for students to immerse in the language and culture in an authentic context. This presentation will demonstrate how using available web 2.0 platforms, such as Padlet, Edpuzzle and authentic language sources, can engage and promote interaction and collaboration and build an innovative paradigm for world language acquisition.


Sunday March 3, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
San Carlos DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

9:15am PST

Beyond Writing: Multimodal Language Learning
This interactive presentation introduces the concepts of Multimodal Language Learning. The presenters challenge the traditional classroom and the predominance of the written word as a means of instruction by offering a multimodal approach to teaching. Attendees will walk away with examples, practical activities, apps, and tools to apply in their classroom


Sunday March 3, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
Pine DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

9:15am PST

Chantons et écoutons la musique française! Using music to engage students and improve skills.
Chantons! Fete de la musique San Jose! La musique francaise is an essential part of any French program at any level. This workshop will present ideas for using music at all levels from day one to the last day of class. In addition, research supporting the use of music to improve language learning will be presented. The music will be in French, but the ideas and activities are applicable to any language.

Presenters
avatar for Verna Verspieren

Verna Verspieren

French Teacher, Vista Del Lago HS, Folsom CA
I am very excited to share my ideas about using music in the world language classroom. Music helps with listening and speaking skills and teaches about culture while bringing students together.


Sunday March 3, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
Carmel DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

9:15am PST

Curriculum Design with Technology for Autonomous Learning in Chinese Instruction
The presenter will demonstrate strategies and detailed lesson plans focusing on integrating learning technology into curriculum design; using effective pedagogy of Chinese instruction to accommodate multiple learning styles; creating a student-centered and self-motivated learning environment; and allowing students to be more productive and efficient in their quest of attaining the goal of autonomous learning and mastering the language.


Sunday March 3, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
Monterey DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

9:15am PST

Digital Zombies to Global citizens
The students are mesmerized by technologies and are in danger of losing communication skills. Help students to develop Social and Emotional competency through Japanese class. We will use technology as bait.

Presenters

Sunday March 3, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
Santa Clara DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

9:15am PST

Grading Smarter Not Harder in the WL Classroom
Making shifts to proficiency-based grading can transform your classes: grades that represent what students can actually communicate, increased confidence and buy-in by students, less time marking papers, and more time doing what teachers do best- planning quality learning experiences. We’ll discuss the challenges and benefits of grading on proficiency, and six tools for taking next steps at your school.

Presentation slides

Presenters
avatar for Beth Reid

Beth Reid

Spanish teacher, Inspire School of Arts and Sciences


Sunday March 3, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
San Martin DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

9:15am PST

Textbooks 360— Virtual Reality for Language Learning
Virtual Reality is an emerging technology that can be an excellent tool to facilitate language learning. Via a live VR demonstration, participants will learn how to leverage this technology and will be able to experience it for themselves. This hands-on session will show how Virtual Reality can foster a more engaging learning environment, produce better outcomes, and provide students with a more immersive and authentic language learning experience. Bring your smart phones!

Presenters
avatar for Lulwa Bordcosh

Lulwa Bordcosh

Academic Director, LASC
PresenterSunday Interest SessionTime: 9:15am-10:15amP 9 Textbooks 360— Virtual Reality for Language Learning


Sunday March 3, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
Cedar DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

9:15am PST

Yes…..and! Improvisation Activities for Interpersonal Communication at the NOVICE level
Improvisation activities help students innovate with language! Learning the mindset and techniques of improvisation can help you build stronger teamwork and ensemble in your classroom while encouraging quicker, more creative thinking in conversation, and lowering the affective filter so that even Novice students feel more confident when speaking on the spot! Audience participation and willingness to laugh required!

Presenters

Sunday March 3, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
San Juan DoubleTree by Hilton
  Interest Session, 1 hour

10:30am PST

Gala Brunch (Meal Ticket Required)
Meal Ticket Required
Ask staff for the Vegan/Gluten free options.
Presiding: Paula Hirsch, CLTA Conference Coordinator Presentation of CLTA Outstanding Teacher Awards, CLTA Teacher of the Year Award, California World Language Project Teacher Leader Award, Lorraine D’Ambruoso Service Award and the Hal Wingard Lifetime Achievement Award Presenting: Alexis Frink, CLTA Past President and Awards Chair 2020 SWCOLT/CLTA Conference Preview Drawing for trip to Europe sponsored by ACIS
Meal Ticket Required

Sponsors
avatar for Beth Schaffer

Beth Schaffer

International Program Consultant, ACIS
Educational travel both domestic and abroad! Expand your classroom walls to the world with tours that focus from Language and Leadership to STEM and Service. Come see us and inspire your wanderlust and learn how we support and reward you through the process.


Sunday March 3, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm PST
Oak/Fir DoubleTree by Hilton