GWATFL Fall Conference
for World Language Educators
November 3rd, 2018
9 AM - 2:30 PM
Come and participate in our Fall Conference, for language educators featuring sessions that focus on innovative programs, emerging trends and best practices.
Discover new strategies and resources and network with colleagues. Bring a device to participate in our hands-on sessions. As always, breakfast and lunch are included with registration.
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Opening Session - Keynote Address:
Making It Real!
How are we engaging the iGeneration in our classrooms? What does language instruction look like in the 21st century? This keynote will explore ways for us to make our instruction real, relevant, and rigorous through real world resources, contexts, tasks, and assessments.
Leslie Grahn has twenty-seven years of language teaching experience at the middle and high school levels and twelve years of
experience at the central office level, most recently as Coordinator of World Languages for the Howard County Public School System in
Maryland. Leslie has been a course instructor on foreign language teaching methods and differentiated instruction and frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences, specializing in best practices, specifically hands-on, interactive strategies. She facilitates
workshops on the topics of student engagement, rigor, authentic resources, and differentiated instruction. Leslie is the co-author of The Keys to Strategies for Language Instruction and serves on the boards of MFLA, NECTFL, and NADSFL.
Using Authentic Text with Novice Language Learners
The recently published list of “Core Practices for Language Learning” by the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) includes “using authentic cultural texts.” In this session, participants will become familiar with what authentic texts are, how to use authentic texts with novice learners, and how to adapt tasks without altering authentic texts.
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