2015 COFLT-LiM Fall Conference

The 2015 COFLT Spring Conference will take place at PCC Sylvania on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, 2015.  The conference is hosted jointly with Language in Motion Northwest.

Conference Fees:

  • Conference Registration (does not include membership):
    $150 member, $100 student/retired member
    $175 non-member
  • Workshops are Included in Registration Fee
  • COFLT 2015-16 Membership: 
    $40 regular, $20 student/retired

Washington Teachers:  COFLT Fall Conference is an approved provider of PDUs.  See the registration desk for information!

Hotel Guide

There are no hotels immediately adjacent to the conference location. Easy public transportation offers a 30-40 minute ride between downtown hotels and the PCC Sylvania campus.  

Conference Address
Portland Community College-Sylvania Campus,
11900 SW 49th Ave Portland, OR 97219-7791

Parking UPDATE
Parking Friday is $5 (from ticket vending machines), Saturday is free.  We encourage you to use public transportation or to carpool.

When coming to PCC from 49th Street there will be 2 kiosks on the right and 2 kiosks on the left to purchase a day parking pass.  It's $5 exact change or credit/debit card.  Please display your parking pass correctly in your vehicle.  The PCC Parking Services recommend parking in either P8, P7 or P5 which are all close to the TCB (Technology Classroom Building) where we will begin our conference with registration and café/pastries.  

PCC Sylvania Campus Map (pdf).  Registration and most sessions will be held in the Technology Classroom Building (TCB). 

    Conference Schedule at a Glance

    • 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration
    • 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Address
    • 10:10 – 12:30 p.m Workshops and Sessions  
    • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Vendor Coffee Break
    • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Membership Meeting
    • 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Dessert with Vendors
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Workshops and Sessions 
    • 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration
    • 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Address
    • 10:10 – 12:30 p.m Workshops and Sessions  
    • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Vendor Coffee Break
    • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Language Lunches
    • 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Dessert with Vendors
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Workshops and Sessions 

    Earn Graduate Credits from Portland State University 

    Attend COFLT, apply what you learned, and earn graduate credits

    In this teacher-centered course, apply the learning that you do at the COFLT conference to your teaching practices.  Set a goal for your conference participation.  At the conference, collect ideas, strategies, and resources to support your goal.  After the conference, design new lessons or resources for your students. Implement the changes, assess the results, and share your new learning with colleagues. 

    CI 810: Professional Reflection and Application (pdf) | Literacy Education Services

    Keynote Speaker Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Director of Education

    Friday Keynote Address
    Learning Languages for World-Readiness:  Inspire and Engage Learners

    World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages connect world languages with 21stcentury skills and literacies.  What are the implications of the “refreshed” National Standards for planning programs, creating assessments, and designing learning experiences that will help our learners progress from their first experience through professional applications of their language skills? How do we know learners are making progress to higher levels of proficiency – and more importantly, what evidence is valued by our learners?

    Saturday Keynote Address
    Connecting with Literacy: Transform Language Learning

    The three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) provide a lens to embed literacy, collaboration, critical thinking, and a global competence in language learning. Join this conversation to transform the development, practice, and assessment of languages support educator effectiveness efforts you are already leading locally. 

    Friday and Saturday Workshops 
    Engage Learners - Transform Interpersonal Communication

    What does it mean to truly commit to using target language 90% or more in language learning? Experience and analyze various strategies to support learners’ use of the target language in two-way communication.  Identify guiding principles to design effective practice and assessment tasks that engage learners in meaningful interaction and negotiation of meaning.  Examine various feedback tools to guide learners to improve their performance in Interpersonal Communication. Transform your classroom with these effective core practices.

    Contact COFLT:
    email us: cofltoregon at gmail com
    COFLT,  A-153, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove OR 97116
    COFLT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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