WAFLT Fall 2019 Conference
October 10th-12th, 2019
Where World Language Educators Connect!
Northern Quest Resort and Conference Center
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IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology)
June 19th-22nd, 2019
University of Oregon - Eugene, Oregon
Theme: Creating Communities of Learners
WAFLT Spring Regional #1
Kent-Meridian High School Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 9am-4pm. Workshop by Ben Fisher.
WAFLT Spring Regional #2
April 13th, 2019, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.
Theme: "First Peoples, First Languages"
Keynote: OSPI Dual Language and Indian Education Departments who shared the work of Dual Languages and
WAFLT-COFLT 2018 FALL CONFERENCE: "Where Educators Meet!"
The WAFLT-COFLT Bi-State 2018 Fall Conference was held on October 11th-13th, 2018, in Portland, OR at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion.
Paul Sandrock, Director of Education at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - ACTFL
Topic: Can-Do Learning: Developing Communication with Language and Culture
What do learners need to demonstrate consistently over time to show that they are improving their Interpersonal, Interpretive,
Presentational, and Intercultural Communication? Unwrap the revised NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and the new Can-Do
Statements for Intercultural Communication. Apply Can-Do Statements to re-design one unit of instruction by creating effective
assessments of each mode of communication, embedding tasks for learners to “investigate, explain, and reflect on” cultural practices,
products, and perspectives – all at the targeted level of proficiency.
Friday Keynote speaker: Laura Terrill - Where Language Educators Meet: What are our shared goals?
Saturday Breakfast Keynote: Dr. Ted Zarrow, 2016 ACTFL Teacher of the Year, - "We Are All Advocates"
Saturday Post-Conference Workshops: : Laura Terrill and Ted Zarrow
Ted Zarrow: "Keeping Students Motivated: Practical Strategies for Promoting Ownership in the WL Classroom"
Regardless of the level at which we teach, we are always looking for creative and innovative ways to support and develop students’
skills across the three modes: interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal. In addition to developing student proficiency,
we want our students to be motivated – how to we make that happen? And once we make that happen, how do we sustain it?
How can we as world language teachers foster and cultivate an environment in which students are motivated and not merely compliant?
And how is motivation related to proficiency?
In this workshop, participants will explore ways to promote student ownership of their proficiency and move from a student
centered environment to one that is student driven – one in which they are truly part of the creative process. If you are looking
for storytelling strategies, ways to get ahead of student anxieties, or you could use some alternatives to traditional assignments,
assessments, and prompts – ones that give students ownership of their proficiency across the modes – this workshop is for you!
Laura Terrill: Planning for Learning: Using the IPA as an Instructional Focus"
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the role of proficiency and performance in the classroom and explore the
implications for development of literacy skills in each mode of communication by creating lessons that result in mini instructional
IPAs. Consider a mindset for working with text so that learners work harder than you do. Explore strategies that require learners
to engage meaningfully with both literary and informational texts while acquiring vocabulary and grammar in context. Engage in
and discuss evidence-based practices for teaching writing to explain, persuade and convey experience. Consider how interpersonal
tasks are designed so that learners must negotiate meaning while increasing fluency, complexity of text and accuracy. Experience
several strategies that are easily implemented into daily lessons.
Thursday Pre-conference Workshop
$80 ($100 workshop only) 9am - 4pm
Post-conference workshop: Thoughtful Technology Integration for World Languages
2019 National Teacher of the Year - Ferris High School
Friday Keynote Speaker
Workshops and Speakers
Northern Quest Resort and Conference Center - Spokane, WA
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Thursday pre-conference workshop: $80 ($100 workshop only) + Lunch
Full conference registration: $170
New teachers/unemployed: $150
Full-time students/retired: $130
Saturday post conference workshops:
2-5 pm | $25
Session proposals are now closed. Thank you!
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