Keynote Speaker Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Director of Education
Friday KeynoteLearning 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 Paul Sandrock: 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.
Saturday Special Presentation
Oregon Seal of Biliteracy
David Bautista of the Oregon Department of Education will present on the Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy, which is taking shape as six school districts and one community school have stepped forward to pilot the criteria for our nascent State Seal of Biliteracy. The ODE Equity Unit is coordinating this project with our colleagues to field test the Seal's criteria.
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.
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.
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