The NFLRC Team @ ACTFL 2018

Going to the 2018 ACTFL Conference in New Orleans?

The NFLRC team will be there with a number of exciting presentations related to our Online Language Pedagogy (OLP) project and the many resources we offer along with the other Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRCs). In addition, many of our Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) intensive summer institute participants will be presenting on their exciting projects. Mark your calendars and come join us!

Visit us in the Language Resource Centers (LRC) Pavilion @ ACTFL 2018: Exhibit Hall - Booth 1807

 

Project-Based Learning with Beginning Students

Fri, 11/16: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM  | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Confer-sation Corner, Exhibit Hall

Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) is an engaging and effective way to integrate the three modes of communication. However, implementing PBLL with beginning learners poses certain challenges. This session provides scaffolding techniques for the three modes of communication for first semester language classes implementing PBLL.

Session Presenter: Florencia Westenskow, Brigham Young University

 

Applicable Language: Spanish

Audience Level: Higher Education

Keywords: Standards-based Instructional Design

Language of Presentation: English

 

Let’s Play! Creating a Board Game as Project Based Language Learning

Fri, 11/16: 1:00 PM  - 1:23 PM  | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room 334

This presentation describes a Project-based Learning experience in which students created a board game for young heritage learners studying Italian through a local nonprofit organization. Each step of the project is described, with a focus on planning, target language use, and coordination with the nonprofit organization.

Session Presenter: Barbara Bird, College of Southern Nevada

 

Applicable Language: Non-language specific

Audience Level: All

Keywords: Standards-based Instructional Design

Language of Presentation: English

 

Free Resources from the Title VI Language Resource Centers

Fri, 11/16: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room R06 

Come learn about free standards-based resources for more than 142 languages available from 16 Language Resource Centers funded by the Department of Education: assessment, classroom materials, and professional development for all levels and languages. URLs for downloadable resources are provided.

Session Presenters: Mandy Gettler, Carl Blyth, Joy Campbell, Margaret Malone, and Julio Rodriguez

 

 

Applicable Language: Non-language specific

Audience Level: All

Keywords: Standards-based Instructional Design

Language of Presentation: English

 

Fostering Innovation, Interconnection, and Interculturality with PBLL

Fri, 11/16: 3:00 PM  - 3:45 PM | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room 219

This panel will demonstrate how Project Based Language Learning (PBLL) connects WL learners with global communities - encouraging student engagement, cultural connections, & providing authentic audiences for their work. Examples feature middle school to college-age learners in Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish that can be adapted to other contexts.

Session Presenters: Rachel Mamiya Hernandez, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Stacy Amling, Des Moines Area Community College; and Adam Ross, Chinese American International School

 

 

Applicable Language: Non-language specific

Audience Level: All

Keywords: Interculturality

Language of Presentation: English

 

Designing a New Mentoring Program for Online Language Teachers

Fri, 11/16: 3:00 PM  - 3:45 PM | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room 245

Come learn about ACTFL's new Mentoring Program for Online Language Teachers! Presenters will describe the design and development of the program materials, share the results of the two pilots conducted in 2017-2018, and provide details on how one can get involved in a one- or two-semester mentoring program in the role of a mentee or a mentor.

Session Presenters: Ruslan Suvorov, Christopher Hromalik, Kathryn Murphy-Judy, & Victoria Russell

 

 

Applicable Language: Non-language specific

Audience Level: All

Keywords: Teacher Preparation

Language of Presentation: English

 

Preparing Students for STEM and Career Pathways through Project Work

Sat, 11/17: 8:00 AM  - 8:45 AM | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room 337 

Bridging classroom activities and real-life professional language use poses a challenge for language educators. This session addresses this challenge by introducing the audience to a series of innovative project-based classroom activities designed to enhance language learners' experiences with language use in STEM and career-oriented domains.

Session Presenters: Liudmila Klimanova, University of Arizona; Svetlana Abramova, University of Washington STARTALK Program; & Julia Mikhailova, University of Toronto

 

 

Applicable Language: Russian

Audience Level: Higher Education

Keywords: Standards-based Instructional Design

Language of Presentation: English

 

The Good Learner Project: Helping Students Look Back to Move Forward

Sat, 11/17: 9:00 AM  - 9:45 AM | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room 230 

The Good Learner Project requires students to reflect and present on their previous educational experiences, create infographics summarizing research about good learners, and create movies with advice for future students based on information collected in interviews with teachers. Come hear details, see examples, and learn about the benefits.

Session Presenters: Jodie Sakaguchi & Christopher Ferry, Mid-Pacific Institute

 

 

Applicable Language: ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL

Audience Level: All

Keywords: Personalized Learning

Language of Presentation: English

 

Free Innovative Technology Tools from the Language Resource Centers

Sat, 11/17: 5:30 PM  - 6:15 PM | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room R08 

The panel will bring together four Title VI Language Resource Centers to showcase free technology projects with a live demonstration. The tools will address various areas of interest to k-16 language instructors including professional development, project-based learning, cultural literacy, reading proficiency, online education, and advocacy.

Session Presenter: William Nichols, Carl Blyth, Julio Rodriguez, Chantelle Warner

 

 

Applicable Language: Non-language specific

Audience Level: All

Keywords: Innovative Use of Technology

Language of Presentation: English

 

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