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Welcome to SWCOLT/HALT 2016!
Co-host Hawaii Association of Language Teachers
At the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel on Kuhio, Honolulu, Hawaii
Pre-conference Workshops, Thursday March 3
Conference Sessions March 4-5

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Wednesday, March 2
 

7:00pm

 
Thursday, March 3
 

7:30am

Onsite Registration - Third Floor
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Thursday March 3, 2016 7:30am - 5:00pm
Registration Desk 3rd Floor

8:30am

SWCOLT Board Meeting
Thursday March 3, 2016 8:30am - 3:00pm
Niihau Board Room

9:00am

Total Participation Techniques: Strategies to Involve All Learners All the Time
This is a ticketed event.  If you do not have an entry ticket, please go to the registration desk to purchase a ticket. (Freshly baked scones and coffee available before the workshop!)

This workshop will actively involve participants in the exploration of a number of highly effective teaching strategies for engaging all students in language learning while constantly checking for their understanding.Participants will discuss and analyze excerpts from the award-winning ASCD publication Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner. They will also participate as learners in proven activities taken from immersion classrooms, have opportunities to share ideas with other teachers, and leave the workshop with strategies they can use immediately in their own classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Brandee Mau

Brandee Mau

Utah State Office of Education



Thursday March 3, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Hawaii 1

9:00am

Guiding Learners' Performance to the Next Level
This is a ticketed event.  If you do not have an entry ticket, please go to the registration desk to purchase a ticket. (Freshly baked scones and coffee available before the workshop!)

Guiding Learners’ Performance to the Next Level: What really counts to move from Novice to Intermediate and from Intermediate to Advanced level of performance? The workshop outlines the key communication strategies that educators need to develop, practice, and assess with their language learners.

Presenters
avatar for Paul Sandrock

Paul Sandrock

Oklahoma State Dept. of Education/ACTFL President
Let's share what works for language learning - from planning for learning, guiding learning with effective strategies, sharing with learners how to reach higher levels of performance, and charting that progress with assessments of performance. As ACTFL Director of Education, this is my daily work around professional learning.



Thursday March 3, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Molokai

9:00am

Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling
This is a ticketed event.  If you do not have an entry ticket, please go to the registration desk to purchase a ticket. (Freshly baked scones and coffee available before the workshop!)

The workshop has an introduction to TPRS, a demonstration and extensive practice. Teachers will practice various essential TPRS skills, including asking repetitive questions, pacing, and how to make the stories interesting via personalization and asking for "surprise" details from students.Teachers will be taught how to plan stories for their own classrooms.Teachers will also learn how to teach a story with student actors.The presenter will start with one sentence and practice adding additional sentences, one at a time.The presenter will also demonstrate an extended reading, and reading and discussing the novels.Lastly, teachers will learn about grading and classroom management in a TPRS classroom.

Print out the handout before the workshop or take your tablet or phone to view it online during the workshop. 

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray Workshops
Creator of TPRS Author of over 20 books I have given workshops in all 50 states and over 20 countries. NTPRS is the best conference. I love it.



Thursday March 3, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Kauai

12:00pm

Exhibitors Set-up
Thursday March 3, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Kaiulani 2 and 3

1:00pm

Mobile Storytelling
This is a ticketed event.  If you do not have an entry ticket, please go to the registration desk to purchase a ticket.

Let's push the boundaries of digital storytelling! Technological advances combined with increased access and connectivity have given rise to Mobile Storytelling. The next evolution of digital storytelling, Mobile Storytelling is distinctive in two ways. First, it enables stories to be told anywhere that a creator has an internet-connected device. Second, it facilitates an alternating and reciprocal current of information between content creators and content consumers. We will explore 5 free apps and take the time to dive deep with each so that you have expertise and exemplars to share with your learners on Monday. iOS mobile device recommended but not required.

Presenters
avatar for Noah Geisel

Noah Geisel

Idea Man, Verses Educaton
Educational Technology. Blended Learning. Digital Badges. Authentic Resources. Professional Development. @SenorG on the twitter. www.verseseducation.com


Thursday March 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hawaii 1

2:00pm

4:30pm

Grand Opening of Exhibits and Membership Reception
Food and drink will be available during the Grand Opening!  Come celebrate SWCOLT's first conference in Hawaii -- and HALT's 30th anniversary!  There will be a cash bar, and plenty of Island Style Pupu Selections!  Come get first look at what the exhibitor's are selling and displaying at the conference!


The exhibit hall will be open all day Friday and Saturday!

Did you find your red ticket in your name badge?
There are two ways to win something special from an exhibitor!
1) Tour the Exhibit Area.  Participating exhibitors will have prizes with winning tickets on their tables.  If your number matches, you win the prize!
2) During Exhibit Breaks on Friday & Saturday morning, we will be calling out numbers for additional prizes.  Must be present to win!

Thursday March 3, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Kaiulani 2 and 3
 
Friday, March 4
 

7:00am

Exhibit Hall Open - Coffee Break
Good early morning!  We will have Freshly Baked Croissants and coffee for you in the Exhibit hall.  Drop by before your first session!

The exhibit hall will be open all day today!

Did you find your red ticket in your name badge?
There are two ways to win something special from an exhibitor!
1) Tour the Exhibit Area.  Participating exhibitors will have prizes with winning tickets on their tables.  If your number matches, you win the prize!
2) During Exhibit Breaks on Friday & Saturday morning, we will be calling out numbers for additional prizes.  Must be present to win!

Friday March 4, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
Kaiulani 2 and 3

7:00am

8:00am

Best of Texas: Student Proficiency 101
Students must understand the nature of proficiency to take ownership of their language learning. In this interactive session, attendees will participate in a series of activities designed to introduce students to the characteristics of the proficiency sub-levels, and how to set attainable language learning goals at the secondary level.

Presenters
CA

Carol Arnold-Passant

Spanish Teacher, Lee High School
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Friday March 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Kauai

8:00am

CI: The Sixth ACTFL 'C'
Successful language learners share one critical element: Comprehensible Input. Learn how to provide CI in various forms and in multiple contexts, how to make any resource comprehensible and how to use CI to foster continuous interaction in the target language. Leave with an arsenal of strategies for providing CI from day one!

Presenters
CG

Carol Gaab

TPRS Publishing, Inc.


Friday March 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Territorial 1

8:00am

Digital Dialogue: A Model for Telecollaborative Projects
During the Spring of 2015 Spanish learners at an American university were paired with English learners at an Ecuadorian university for a telecollaborative language exchange project known as the ASU-IKIAM Tandem Project.This presentation will demonstrate how this project was carried out, as well as the pedagogical basis and benefits of the project, with the intent that participants will walk away with a model they can use to create a similar project with their own students.

Presenters
avatar for Audra Travelbee

Audra Travelbee

Spanish Instructor, Northern Arizona University
Interested in telecollaboration? Check out the Facebook group Telecollaboration in Language Teaching.


Friday March 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hawaii 2

8:00am

Effective Classroom Management In The Foreign Language Classroom
Effective classroom management is the gateway to student learning and success. Many teachers struggle when the target language becomes an obstacle to good management or when it affects student behavior itself. In this session, educators will learn the Dos and Don'ts of classroom management, how classroom management pertains to language classrooms, and take back valuable tips on how to make classroom management effective and how to implement it harmoniously with language development.

Presenters

Friday March 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Territorial 3

8:00am

iINSPIRE, iDISCOVER, iEXPLORE, iMATTER. I TEACH GERMAN.
AATG’s Teacher Recruitment project focuses on early identification of prospective German teachers. Teaching German as a viable and highly rewarding career choice is at its core. Learn about this and other programs for K-16 including language advocacy and professional development, Kinder- und Jugendliteratur project, NGE, STEM projects, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Keith Cothrun

Keith Cothrun

Executive Director, AATG


Friday March 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Kaiulani 1

8:00am

Language right, heritage education, and capacity building: The case of Ilokano in Hawaii
This presentation highlights the learning experiences of secondary Ilokano heritage language learners in Hawaii. Drawing from theoretical advances in areas like identity and critical ethnography, this presentation provides a language education model that assumes the need for grassroots school and community planning efforts in addressing the needs of heritage learners.

Presenters
TS

Trixia Soria

Waipahu High School


Friday March 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hawaii 1

8:00am

Using Technology in the World Language Classroom
Participants will be introduced to Schoology an award winning Learning Management System and shown the many features and benefits it can provide to a World Language Classroom. Specifically the content from Santillana's Elementary and Secondary Spanish World Language Programs will be used to demonstrate the LMS.

Presenters
AC

Arturo Castillion

Santillana USA
MD

Marc Deising

Santillana USA


Friday March 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Territorial 2

8:00am

What happens in the classroom…
This presentation discusses the results of the analysis and potential implications for classroom teaching of a study of classroom discourse and interaction in post-secondary and Dual Language Immersion classrooms. The results reveal interesting differences in communicative orientation between the two learning contexts and call for crucial pedagogical shifts.


Presenters
FR

Fernando Rubio

Director, University of Utah
LR

Lucia Rubio

University of Utah


Friday March 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Molokai

9:15am

10:45am

Exhibit Break
Come meet the exhibitors and see what they have brought just for you!  Food and drink available during the break.  You might be a winner during the exhibit drawing!


Did you find your red ticket in your name badge?
There are two ways to win something special from an exhibitor!
1) Tour the Exhibit Area.  Participating exhibitors will have prizes with winning tickets on their tables.  If your number matches, you win the prize!
2) During Exhibit Breaks on Friday & Saturday morning, we will be calling out numbers for additional prizes.  Must be present to win!

Friday March 4, 2016 10:45am - 11:15am
Kaiulani 2 and 3

11:30am

Best of Utah: Poor sandhi, bad timing and a lazy habit: Improving Spanish pronunciation in native English speakers
Do you or your students still sound like Gringos? This session will define and practice three stubborn phonological phenomena that remain troublesome in the speech patterns of even Advanced level speakers of Spanish. These are:
1) synaloepha,
2) syllabic rhythm, and
3) post-tonic vowel reduction.
These three principles will be defined and recorded examples of both native like and non-native use will be shared. Participants will practice entertaining exercises they can use with their students to improve pronunciation.

Presenters
avatar for Tom Mathews

Tom Mathews

Professor of Spanish, Weber State University
I have taught Spanish language, linguistics and pedagogy at the university level for 27 years. Before that I taught junior high school Spanish and lower-division Spanish while I was a graduate student. | One of my favorite classes to teach is Phonetics and Phonology; this presentation is based on some of the insights I have gained in that class.



Friday March 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kauai

11:30am

Breathing life into the foreign language classroom: Developing students’ reading proficiency
This presentation will look at: 1) how to improve students reading skills in a foreign language, 2) what is meant by being a “proficient” reader. The presenters will also discuss their work developing different reading tasks for assessing all levels of proficiency for ACTFL.

The presentation will be in Spanish 

Presenters
avatar for Nieves Knapp

Nieves Knapp

Brigham Young University
GT

Greg Thompson

Brigham Young University



Friday March 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Territorial 2

11:30am

Building Your Core – Effective Practices for Language Learners and Educators
What’s at the core of effective language learning? Educators using research-informed practices develop language proficiency plus literacy and critical thinking skills. Learners demonstrating real applications of language become a program’s strongest advocacy. Framed by research on teacher recruitment and retention and informed by program realities, tap resources supporting language educators.

Presenters
avatar for Paul Sandrock

Paul Sandrock

Oklahoma State Dept. of Education/ACTFL President
Let's share what works for language learning - from planning for learning, guiding learning with effective strategies, sharing with learners how to reach higher levels of performance, and charting that progress with assessments of performance. As ACTFL Director of Education, this is my daily work around professional learning.
PS

Peter Swanson

Associate Professor, Foreign Language Education, ACTFL & Georgia State University
I investigate language teacher identity and socialization practices.



Friday March 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Territorial 3

11:30am

Enhancing Student Learning and Engagement Through Collaborative Learning Spaces
Student engagement is one of the most important factors that affect teaching and student motivation to learn. This session presents a variety of Collaborative Learning Spaces and Student Response Systems that, used effectively in the foreign language classroom, enhance student learning and engagement. Some of these include Edmodo and Socrative.

Presenters
avatar for Isabel Asensio

Isabel Asensio

Associate Professor of Spanish, Weber State University
My research interests are: teaching with technology, translation and interpreting, bilingual education and language policy.



Friday March 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hawaii 2

11:30am

Integrating Language, Culture and Content in the Mandarin Classroom
Participants will learn to select authentic materials rich in language, culture and content and experience them through segments of a six-week instructional unit on community that features a variety of interpretive, interpersonal and presentational activities. For each segment, participants will learn about current technologies that support culturally-appropriate communication.

Presenters
MC

Maggie Chen Laoshi

CALIFORNIA WORLD LANGUAGE PROJECT
BZ

Brandon Zaslow

Los Angeles World Language Project


Friday March 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hawaii 1

11:30am

Sustainability Matters! German + STEM = Make a diffenrence!
How can you connect your subject (German/STEM) to sustainability, teach it in your classroom and work cross-curricular? The session will provide a hands-on approach to Education for Sustainability with several best practice examples and lesson plans.

Presenters
AS

Anja Schmitt

Goethe-Institut Chicago


Friday March 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kaiulani 1

11:30am

Words with Friends: Vocabulary Acquisition for Proficiency
What does learning vocabulary mean, how does it happen, and what leads to it? Having a pool of useful, usable, and personally meaningful words is a critical factor in students’ growth as language users. This session identifies critical aspects of vocabulary learning and explores connections to student engagement and motivation.

Presenters
avatar for Greta Lundgaard

Greta Lundgaard

WL Coordinator, Plano Independent School District, Plano, TX
I enjoy the process and conversations that take place around development of curriculum and assessment. I am on a never ending search for research based instructional strategies which lead to learner progress and proficiency!


Friday March 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Molokai

11:30am

Yes, You Can (and Should) Use Music in Your Class!
In this exciting and active session the presenter will demonstrate the many ways in which teachers can actively or passively exploit music and songs (traditional, popular, children’s, chants, lesson specific) for their maximum pedagogical and emotional effects. Participants will learn, relax, laugh, cry, and maybe even dance. All welcome.

Presenters
LD

Lonnie Dai Zovi

Vibrante Press


Friday March 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Territorial 1

12:30pm

SWCOLT/ HALT Luncheon - HALT Awards - Ticketed Event
Luncheon and a presentation of state awards by the Hawaii Association of Language Teachers.

Friday March 4, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Prince David

1:45pm

Building Biographies with Project-Based Learning
Attendees will get a sneak peak into the wonder and delight how advanced language students formed architectural and linguistic teams to successfully build a school-wide bilingual cultural museum.

Presenters
avatar for Beth Leinwand

Beth Leinwand

Spanish Teacher, Clark County School District
I'm an advocate for incorporating Project-Based Learning with Advanced Placement foreign language courses. It allows students to intertwine AP themes with 21st Century skills that are necessary to develop global minds. Overall, this combination ignites a bilingual pedagogical fire allowing students to be innovative and use their creativity while perfecting their language skills in a real-world activity.


Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Prince Edward

1:45pm

Community-based instruction in the foreign language classroom
This session introduces the use of ethnographic observations and interviews and service learning as a means of promoting learners’ understanding of the target culture and providing opportunities for authentic target language use. The presenter will explain how these approaches were used in a university Japanese as a foreign language class.

Presenters
avatar for Vera Hanaoka

Vera Hanaoka

University of Hawai'i at Manoa



Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Prince Edward

1:45pm

Happiness in the Classroom and Its Connection with Student Retention
Increasing student retention within a four-semester program can be as simple as mindful focus on layering a no-cost action plan to implement a climate of happiness in your educational environment along with a few elements involving the curriculum, whether in the on-campus or on-line classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Alejandro Garza

Alejandro Garza

Tarrant County College
FH

Floreen Henry

Assistant Professor, Tarrant County College



Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Prince Edward

1:45pm

Integrating Heritage and L2 Learners with Self-Selective Classroom Jobs
Language classrooms with mixed heritage/non-heritage learners often pose both identity and instructional challenges to teachers. Research suggests assigning roles and mixed-groupings to mutually complement this diversity of needs. In this presentation, attendees will review some categories for student roles that have been found to contribute to more productive learning environments.

Presenters
RR

Reed Riggs

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
avatar for Ding Wang

Ding Wang

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Prince Edward

1:45pm

PLC outside the school
Going beyond the school walls and districts to start a professional learning community, bonding seasoned and new teachers to learn from each other relevant and practical strategies to improve teaching practices.

Presenters
avatar for Edna-Mayra Hickling

Edna-Mayra Hickling

Spanish Teacher, Waipahu High School
Love teaching Spanish and passionate about networking with other teachers and helping each other to be better teachers.



Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Prince Edward

1:45pm

Bridging the Gap: Preparing Students to meet Proficiency Outcomes by Adapting Classroom Assessments
As more foreign language programs adopt proficiency outcomes, instructors often inherit the burden of re-aligning everyday practices with larger program goals. This presentation demonstrates one way to ease that burden—how to adapt existing achievement assessments to help students meet the demands of proficiency exams such as OPI and WPT.

Presenters
AR

Ashley Roccamo

University of Southern California



Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Territorial 3

1:45pm

Demystifying the Cuban Experience
What role will Cuba play in American foreign policy in the post-Castro years now that diplomatic relations have been restored? Come learn about the experience from a teacher who recently returned from Cuba. Authentic resources will be shared that not only enhance the students' knowledge and awareness about Cuban products, practices and perspectives, but also addresses the Afro-Caribbean influences and rich diversity that are unique to Cuba.

Presenters
avatar for Ken Stewart

Ken Stewart

Spanish Teacher, Chapel Hill High School
Ken teaches Spanish IV and AP Spanish Language & Culture at Chapel Hill High. He also leads professional development workshops for world language teachers throughout the U.S. and abroad.


Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Territorial 2

1:45pm

Do You Understand the Words Coming Out of My Mouth?
Ever wondered if your input reached the learners? Effective language learning experiences are facilitated by strategies that allow teachers to check for understanding, which creates a picture of learning. Learn how to plan and implement several of checks and become more confident in your teaching.

Presenters
avatar for Thomas Sauer

Thomas Sauer

AdvanceLearning
Thomas Sauer is the Director of Design and Communication for AdvanceLearning and an independent consultant. He previously held positions as world language specialist in the Fayette County Public Schools and Jefferson County Public Schools for almost ten years and taught German at the University of Kentucky, Georgetown College and Kentucky Educational Television. He has directed a variety of state and federal grants, most recently as program... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Territorial 1

1:45pm

Empowering Students as Web Designers: A Culminating and Meaningful Project
In this presentation, attendees learn how in one project assignment students demonstrated their L2 skills as well as 21st Century Skills through a culminating assessment; the creation of a website. Just like the students, attendees will begin with a Co-construction activity and explore together how to be Global Educators.

Sign In so that I can have your email and share my Website with you: http://goo.gl/forms/80XVqv8Ads

Then we will have 4 Padlet's Activities: 
1. What qualities should a final assessment have? http://padlet.com/nwysard/swcolt
2. Only viewing: But don't look until you do number 1: http://padlet.com/nwysard/empowering
3.Co-Construction that I did with my students to lauch: What characteristics are in a Good Website? http://padlet.com/nwysard/website
4.Closing: What was your most memorable project, as a student? And lesson, as a teacher? http://padlet.com/nwysard/favorite

My Website: Anyone who has the link can view: https://sites.google.com/site/empoweringaswebdesigners/



Presenters
NW

Nancy Wysard

Instructor, Mid-Pacific Institute
I love teaching Spanish. Especially I love to see the student growth and progression in becoming proficient in the language. This year I'm teaching Spanish 2, 3, 4, IB & 5 at the High School level. I'm Puerto Rican but I've lived in Hawaii for 28 years. I love the beach.



Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hawaii 2

1:45pm

Modifying IPAs and OPIs for In-Class Assessments in Large Programs
Given the time constraints and number of students in large programs, administrating IPAs and OPIs as in-class assessments at the Intermediate level is not feasible. In this session, participants will learn how to modify IPAs and OPIs to reap the benefits of in-class assessments without burdening their curriculum.

Presenters
JC

Julia Chamberlin

University of Southern
AS

Atiyeh Showrai

University of Southern California


Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Molokai

1:45pm

Preparing Students for AP at the Novice Level
The presenter will share curriculum, assessments, and authentic materials used to prepare students for Advanced Placement at the novice level. AP Exam scores from students that had 4 years of comprehensible input, with only implicit grammar instruction, will be shared. Examples of student writing and speaking samples will be provided.

Link to the presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxLLo6WTsqzvM0hVZWFlRWVtR0E/view?ts=56db191b&pli=1

Presenters
DP

Darcy Pippins

Fluency Fast and Norman High School


Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Kauai

1:45pm

Reddit as a Medium for Foreign Language Leraning
This work discusses how Reddit, one of the world’s largest online communities (and the procrastinator’s favorite website), enables foreign language learning. I look at this from several lenses including ecological/dialogical language learning and socio-psychological motivation theory. The results are positive, showing motivational, social, and proficiency gains. Come, smile, and have some fun while looking at language acquisition from a new perspective.

Presenters
avatar for Ivan Banov

Ivan Banov

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Kaiulani 1

1:45pm

Teaching Physics Using Ancient Chinese Science and Technology
Interested in introducing STEM into your WL curriculum through project- or problem-based learning? This session provide a method to incorporate topics traditionally confined to humanities such as culture, language, history and philosophy with the methods and observations of science by using ancient Chinese inventions and discoveries. Each topic introduces relevant Chinese vocabulary, although there is no language pre-requisite.

Presenters
MM

Matt Marone

Associate Professor of Physics, Mercer University
Ancient Science, Astronomy


Friday March 4, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hawaii 1

3:00pm

Developing student interactional competence through collaborative dialogue
As a more comprehensive view of pragmatics includes both language as action and language as interaction, developing student interactional competence has become particularly important. This presentation explains strategies to enhance learner interactional competence through collaborative dialogue. Examples will be shown from Japanese conversations, focusing on pragmatic features such as requests.

Presenters
YT

Yumiko Tateyama

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Prince Edward

3:00pm

Innovative Online Grammar Assessment: in the Context of Linguistic Pragmatics & Functional Grammar
Online Grammar Assessment (under development) can be used to adjust the grammar teaching and learning approaches. It gives teachers and students information about where additional practice and support may be needed. It is an integrative and interactive process that engages both teacher and student in monitoring the student's performance.

Presenters

Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Prince Edward

3:00pm

Japanese Language Class Writing Project---Making a useful life style magazine for exchange students
Exchange students often face trouble in new environments when they first arrive. JSL students will collaborate to make a lifestyle magazine to support this problem. Through exchanging their online magazines between two universities, the writing activity becomes meaningful and practical for their own life. Key methods for creating the magazine will be discussed in detail.

Presenters
MK

Misuzu Kazama

University of British Columbia
YM

Yuka Matsuhashi

Temple University, Japan Campus


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Prince Edward

3:00pm

The Bento Experience
A cultural awakening for the new student who knows nothing about Japan. The ten week course is a guided cultural experience in language, geography, history, education and political systems, and art. Students learn to make connections and comparisons with their own culture while learning about Japan.

Presenters
NT

Neal Takamoto

Japanese Teacher, Washington Middle School


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Prince Edward

3:00pm

Tornado!
This engaging TPR (total physical response) activity energizes a class while practicing target vocabulary. This can be played targeting various vocabulary categories (favorite foods, physical traits, birthdays, majors, etc). This game is particularly engaging when students are learning articles of clothing and colors.

Presenters
HN

Heather Nylen

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Prince Edward

3:00pm

Watch Me Read!
Foster a love of reading in younger children and interject into secondary students enthusiasm for using the target language - all at the same time! The presenter will share ideas for videoing students reading books to be shared with classrooms of younger students.

Presenters
avatar for Sheila Barton

Sheila Barton

Spanish Teacher, Hereford High School, Hereford, Texas
I have taught Spanish I, II, III, IV, AP Spanish Language and AP Spanish Literature in Jordan School District in Utah and also in Texas. I have also taught at Missouri State University, Amarillo College and Brigham Young University.


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Prince Edward

3:00pm

Best of Hawai'i: New Way to Add Video Subtitles for Language Teaching on the Web
There's a new way to add subtitles to videos. Until now, if one needed subtitled video in Japanese and English, 2 videos were needed. However, by using the new way, only one video is necessary for multiple subtitles. The presenter will show template so audience can easily start using. I was chosen as "Best of Hawaii."

Presenters
avatar for Satoru Shinagawa

Satoru Shinagawa

Professor, Univ. of Hawaii, Kapiolani CC



Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kauai

3:00pm

Beyond the textbooks: Empowering Students to use the language
Movement, play, and  cohesive community are key elements in creating a 90%+ environment where students are naturally pushed to the next level of acquisition. In this interactive session, participants will experience a sustainable and inspiring way to apply research to practice by individualizing learning and creating a student-generated curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Friendly Mares

Kate Friendly Mares

Teacher, Organic World Language
Organic World Language


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hawaii 2

3:00pm

Gold Standard Project-Based Learning and Beginning Language Instruction: Bridging the Gap
Gold Standard PBL requires learners to confront challenging questions, engage in sustained inquiry, conduct research, etc. How to reconcile these sophisticated demands with the lack of functional communicative capacity in Novice learners? Come “walk through” a PBL project designed for zero beginners and learn strategies for adhering to PBL principles. View the slides for this presentation.

Presenters
avatar for Stephen Tschudi

Stephen Tschudi

Language Technology Specialist, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
I'm interested in Task-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning, and Distance Learning. I teach Chinese.


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kaiulani 1

3:00pm

Growing Professionally with the AATSP: Programs, Resources, and Opportunities
This session will highlight faculty professional development opportunities offered by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and provide details about student activities including the National Portuguese and Spanish Examinations, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and the Poster Contest. The session will end with a drawing for free AATSP memberships

Presenters
ES

Emily Spinelli

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Territorial 2

3:00pm

In Language, There is Power: Incorporating Human Rights Education into the World Language Curriculum
During this innovative and interactive workshop, the overlap between Social Studies and Foreign Languages will be highlighted. The presenter will demonstrate how the teaching of human rights can enrich and empower student learning. Participants will acquire creative ideas for making the study of language more relevant to real-world events.

Presenters
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Daniel Lopez

Colorado Academy


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Territorial 1

3:00pm

It All Starts with Proficiency: Connecting Assessment and Learning
Proficiency is at the core of language learning, from measuring progress to identifying effective strategies for learning. What can learners do at each proficiency level (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced)? What does it take to move to the next level? Use ACTFL’s research-based resources to plan standards- and proficiency-based instruction and assessment.

Presenters
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Paul Sandrock

Oklahoma State Dept. of Education/ACTFL President
Let's share what works for language learning - from planning for learning, guiding learning with effective strategies, sharing with learners how to reach higher levels of performance, and charting that progress with assessments of performance. As ACTFL Director of Education, this is my daily work around professional learning.
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Peter Swanson

Associate Professor, Foreign Language Education, ACTFL & Georgia State University
I investigate language teacher identity and socialization practices.



Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Prince David

3:00pm

Small Group Instruction in the Immersion Classroom
Students are not learning the language if they are not speaking the language. This presentation will delve into effective ways to implement small group/centers into immersion classrooms in order to increase students' oral proficiency.

Presenters

Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hawaii 1

3:00pm

Taking your world language program to the next level via professional development
This session will provide attendees with ideas on how to promote and grow their world language programs via professional development and collaboration. I will show examples of district and state-wide initiatives.

Presenters
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Ryan Smith

Washoe County School District
I am a Spanish teacher / World Languages department leader from Reno, NV. I am also the facilitator of World Languages for the Washoe County School District, as well as the vice president of PLAN (Professional Language Association of Nevada.
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T.J. Troche

2016 Nevada World Language Teacher of the Year, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Molokai

3:00pm

“So what are you gonna do when you graduate?”: World language skills for the multilingual workplace
Connecting world language learning with employment opportunities is a strong motivation for high school and college students. In this session, participants use strategies and resources provided to identify language skills needed for specific careers in their state workforce, and to develop curriculum for learners preparing to enter the multilingual workplace.

Presenters
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Angela Haeusler

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
University of Hawai'i-Manoa
DY

Dina Yoshimi

University of Hawai'i-Manoa


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Territorial 3

4:15pm

Comedian Frank De Lima
Friday March 4, 2016 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Prince Edward

5:15pm

HALT Meeting - LILL Presentation
HALT LILL presentation to all interested HALT members 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Presenters

Friday March 4, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Territorial 3
 
Saturday, March 5
 

7:00am

Exhibit Hall Open - Coffee Break
Good early morning!  We will have Freshly Baked Danishes and coffee for you in the Exhibit hall.  Drop by before your first session!

The exhibit hall will be open all day today!

Did you find your red ticket in your name badge?
There are two ways to win something special from an exhibitor!
1) Tour the Exhibit Area.  Participating exhibitors will have prizes with winning tickets on their tables.  If your number matches, you win the prize!
2) During Exhibit Breaks on Friday & Saturday morning, we will be calling out numbers for additional prizes.  Must be present to win!

Saturday March 5, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
Kaiulani 2 and 3

7:30am

8:00am

Improved Oral Proficiency Through Socratic Seminar
Harness the power of Socratic Seminar - a collaborative, text focused dialogue that will motivate your students to new levels of proficiency. Engaging and communicative, Socratic Seminar motivates students to express and question their opinions while citing texts in a real setting where their opinion counts. Students are focused on communication while applying complex linguistic structures. Also, students will be better prepared for similar writing tasks they will encounter on AP language exams. Following your participation you can feel confident as you plan and execute this powerful, immersive strategy.

Presenters
avatar for Jill Landes-Lee

Jill Landes-Lee

Secondary Dual Language Immersion director, University of Utah- L2TReC
- Dual Language Immersion and pathways for secondary continuation. | - University collaboration with K-12 DLI. | - Counterbalance Instruction for teaching grammar in context | - Coaching | - Research-based models for professional development
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Nathan McCleery

Dual Immersion Teacher, Canyons School District
Nathan McCleery is a Spanish Dual Immersion teacher from Sandy, UT. Prior to teaching Spanish Immersion he taught Spanish in middle school. Working in an AVID school he adapted Socratic Seminar to his language classes.


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Prince Edward

8:00am

Learning How to Write Argumentative Texts Through Movie Review Blog
Para que el alumno se exprese correctamente en cada contexto debe conocer los diferentes tipos de textos, sus estructuras y los recursos léxicos y gramaticales que tiene a su alcance. Con esta actividad, el alumno aprende a través de un blog de cine (material auténtico) a interpretar y redactar textos argumentativos.

Presenters
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Silvia Aguinaga Echeverria

PhD Student, UC, Davis


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Prince Edward

8:00am

My Response Poem Project
"My Response Poem" is a multiple step project that provides students the opportunity to create poetry based on a poem read and discussed in class. Students will write the first idea that comes to mind per verse. After various drafts, a new personal poem in the target language will emerge.

Presenters
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Lizbeth Sanchez

Mount San Antonio College


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Prince Edward

8:00am

Walk in Beauty: Sensitivity when we meet speakers of other languages.
When you go into another culture, you should be aware of their traditions and their language. Be part of the culture, not an outsider.

Presenters
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Dina Ross

Teacher, Ganado High School
My name is Dina Ross (AKA Dina Perez-Martinez) My first clan is the Naaka'i Dine (The Mexicans), born for the Laguneros. My grandparent's clans are the Spaniards and the Germans. I am from Gomez Palacio Durango, Mexico, but I live and work at Ganado, in the wonderful Navajo Nation.


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Prince Edward

8:00am

Best of Oklahoma: MovieTalk
In this session, the presenter will demonstrate MovieTalk, a comprehensible input method that has risen in popularity among world language teachers. MovieTalk uses movie clips to provide comprehensible input to students, creating an engaging and interactive environment in class. After demonstrating MovieTalk, the presenter will ask for volunteers to try MovieTalk and get coached by their colleagues. This session will be presented in English so all world language teachers will be engaged.

Here is the link to the Prezi: https://prezi.com/eczmn0s4ngc-/edit/#28

Presenters
DP

Darcy Pippins

Fluency Fast and Norman High School


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Kauai

8:00am

Building Literacy Skills in the Spanish Classroom: It Can be Done!
This interactive session showcases informational and culturally authentic readings that you can use to build literacy skills in your students. Through materials presented and the discussion among participants, we will explore how to address reading strategies, build vocabulary, and accomplish writing and speaking activities to use as performance assessments.

Presenters

Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Territorial 2

8:00am

Incorporating Serious Culture via Playful Stories
Learn to weave serious cultural content throughout a creative and appealing story line. We do this through intelligent sequencing and humorous stories with genuine cultural connections. You will experience combining C.I.strategies, adding music, and creating embedded readings. 7 established CI strategies are used: Comprehension Checks, Pop-up Grammar, Blind Retell, Movie-Talk, Personalization and Three Ring Circus'.

Presenters
BP

Betsy Paskvan

Dimond High School


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Prince David

8:00am

Integrating Leadership into Language Learning: Lead with Languages
The session’s purpose is to help language educators (secondary, higher education) who seek to integrate leadership and responsibility from the 21st Century Skills Map into their classroom practices and curricula with ease. Examples include explicit/implicit and discipline specific/non-discipline specific approaches to teaching leadership from beginning to advanced learners.

Presenters
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Sheri Spaine Long

Editor of Hispania, AATSP


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Kaiulani 1

8:00am

More Than Just Talk: Interpersonal Tasks in the Classroom
Interpersonal communication is a high leverage practice for teaching language acquisition. In this session, learn how to design more effective interpersonal tasks and acquire more strategies to build a discourse community in your classroom. Discuss teacher-made videos of Spanish, French, and German students in Colorado from novice-low to intermediate-mid proficiencies.

Presenters
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Lyanne Terada

Spanish teacher, Horizon High School
¡A-hola! (Aloha and Hola combined since I am a Spanish teacher from Hawaii!) But I currently teach Spanish 1 and 4 at Horizon High School in Thornton, Colorado. (Yay, Broncos!) I am a lifetime HALT member, but was recently elected to the CCFLT Board for this upcoming year. I am excited to be kama`aina again for a few days.



Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Territorial 1

8:00am

The F-LAN (Flagship-Language Acquisition Network) Consortium: Facilitating Articulation Between Secondary and Post-Secondary Chinese Language Programs
The F-LAN (Flagship-Language Acquisition Network) Consortium offers educators opportunities to improve articulation between K-12 and post-secondary Chinese Flagship programs. This session will discuss how administrators and teachers can access and implement shared curricula and teaching materials, assessment data about students’ language proficiency, and professional development programs for teachers.

Presenters
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Emily McCarren

Principal, Punahou School
MS

Madelilne Spring

University of Hawai'i at Manoa


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hawaii 1

8:00am

The Next Big Thing: Uptexting with Social Reading
The phenomenon of Social Reading is allowing teachers to engage students in a more powerful and interactive form of collaborative reading. Bring a laptop and prepare to experience first-hand new ways to measure synthesis, analysis and critical thinking.

Presenters
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Noah Geisel

Idea Man, Verses Educaton
Educational Technology. Blended Learning. Digital Badges. Authentic Resources. Professional Development. @SenorG on the twitter. www.verseseducation.com


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hawaii 2

8:00am

The role of Common Core literacy standards in a proficiency-driven DLI program
The advent of CCSS has created a need to examine its role in the context of teaching literacy in dual language immersion. There is an urgency to identify effective strategies to make the rigor of Common Core accessible to students in proficiency-driven DLI programs.

Presenters
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Jamie Leite

Utah State Office of Education
DM

Diana Moscoso-Claudell

Utah State Office of Education
OW

Ofelia Wade

Utah State Office of Education (USOE)


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Territorial 3

8:00am

Whole Brain Teaching in the Target Language
Based on many principles of Cooperative Learning and current brain research on learning, Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) employs various strategies and techniques to engage multiple areas of the brain while having students work peer to peer. Research indicates that children retain more information when they have an opportunity to put it into their own words. Effective language instruction must provide significant levels of meaningful communication and interactive feedback in the target language in order for students to develop language and cultural proficiency.

Presenters
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Janine Erickson

Denver Language School


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Molokai

9:15am

Adónde vas? or Ou allez-vous?
Come see how to use TPR and maps to teach students to navigate around town. Will share maps and directions via DVD.

Presenters
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Pamela Young

Teacher, TFLA
-I teach Spanish and French at a small homeschool, after teaching Spanish and French from preschool through high school for 27 years. This unit is one that has evolved over those years and it continues to offer other possibilities each time I use it. | I also serve as the Advocacy Chair for TFLA.


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Prince Edward

9:15am

Engendering Learner Participation in Planning Language Lessons
To develop learner autonomy, teachers engage learners in exercising control over their learning. Whereas contextual constraints may limit choice surrounding course content, learners can make decisions regarding the method of delivery. This presentation addresses ways an instructor can adapt her teaching to align with student-indicated preferences for language learning to increase participation.

Presenters
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Kristin Rock

The University of Hawai'i at Manoa


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Prince Edward

9:15am

Gesture use in second language classrooms
I would like to discuss problems with gesture use in second language classes that is caused by cultural differences and what we can do to avoid this.

Presenters
RR

Reed Riggs

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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Ding Wang

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Prince Edward

9:15am

Infographics, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words
The infographic has changed the way we look at information. This combination of visual data and images can provide students with an abundance of opportunities to discuss a current event, initiate a debate, or present information in a new way. Creating a collection of infographics on a variety of topics is a great way to introduce a unit or allow students to develop talking points for authentic assessment.

Presenters
EA

Elizabeth Adler

Sunrise Mountain HS, Clark County School District


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Prince Edward

9:15am

Adapting Authentic Materials for Use at Multiple Levels
With the explosion of available materials online, teachers have more opportunity than ever to create lively, relevant, cutting-edge lessons to engage their students. This session will focus on a range of authentic materials, each of which can be developed into lessons for novice, intermediate, and advanced learners, through a process of "changing the task, not the text," and a sequence of graded tasks to help learners intake information inductively as well as explicitly. Examples are in Chinese, but the approach is usable with any language.

Presenters
CN

Cyndy Ning

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Hawaii 1

9:15am

Beginning Language: from Traditional to Communicative through Input, Scaffolding, and Interaction
Many textbooks fall short of providing activities that promote communication; most are mechanical exercises that leave out meaning. This presentation defines communication, provides data from top-selling textbooks in Spanish, French and Italian, and demonstrates how to transform mechanical activities to activities that result in communication.

Presenters
AD

Andrew DeMil

University of Tampa
VR

Vanessa Rukholm

University of Tampa


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Territorial 1

9:15am

DACH-L for Every German Learner!
Would you like to gain innovatively exciting ideas and methods for presenting DACH-L in your classes? This very active session will present reasons for enhanced teaching of the four countries and expose each person to a plethora of ideas, resources and techniques to slip more DACH-L into any German class.

Presenters
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Doug Philipp

German Teacher, Cheyenne Mountain High School


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Kaiulani 1

9:15am

From Language Competence to Global Competence: Social Justice, Community Involvement and Standards
How to help students to think critically about the world around them? How to prepare Spanish language learners to engage with the community in order to gain global competence? This presentation will offer practical strategies to incorporate social justice pedagogy, community involvement and language learning standards into the Spanish classroom.

Presenters
RG

Rafael Gomez

California State University, Monterey Bay


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Territorial 2

9:15am

How to Use Google Spreadsheets to Captivate and Engage Students
Spreadsheets can be exciting! Participants will learn how to use Google Sheets in World Language classrooms to enhance students’ communication skills through active engagement. Learn how other Google Tools can also assist with student comprehension of the target language. This is a hands-on session and you will be playing language games that can be easily implemented in your classroom.  Having a Gmail account and laptop is recommended to fully participate.

Presenters
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Junko Agena

Japanese Lang. Teacher/World Lang. Program Coordinator, Aina Haina Elementary School


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Hawaii 2

9:15am

Language Program Advocacy through Sister Schools
Attendees will learn about ways to advocate for their language programs through sister schools.  We will go over how to start a sister school relationship, maintain the relationship, and take the relationship to higher levels in order to inspire student motivation and learning. 

Presenters
WS

William Smith

Waipahu High School


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Territorial 3

9:15am

Learn with the National Language Teacher of the Year
Share an hour with the ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year and experience language learning that engages and motivates students. Learning strategies are ready to apply and adapt for any language, any level. Be inspired with this glimpse into the classroom of an effective language educator.

Presenters
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Edward Zarrow

Westwood High School
Father, husband, Latin teacher @WestwoodHS, language advocate, ACTFL 2016 National Foreign Language Teacher of the Year, President of the Classical Association of MA, 2014-2016, CANE Coordinator of Educational Programs, 2014-2018


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Prince David

9:15am

Planning Vocabulary Instruction
This interactive session focuses on the planning and implementation of foreign language vocabulary instruction. Research-informed tasks and examples will be provided. The examples will be primarily in Spanish, but are easily adapted for use in other language classrooms. Teachers will get ideas to enhance vocabulary instruction in their programs.

Presenters
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Paul Chandler

Professor, University of Hawaii
Teaching Spanish and Portuguese


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Molokai

9:15am

Working with words in a target language
This workshop presents tools for developing facility with target language words that can be applied by World Language teachers from elementary through high school in any target language. These hands-on activities promote the usage of words, extend vocabulary, and enrich composition. Use of authentic materials helps students to gain proficiency and a deeper understanding of written and spoken language across a variety of topics. Activities will illustrated in Spanish but are applicable in any language.

Presenters
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Yolanda Castellanos Ku

Spanish High School Teacher, Broomfield High School Boulder Valley School District
I like languages and cultures. I enjoy going outside it could be in the mountains or by the ocean. I am interested in writing a book one day. I would like to know how to start it. Mahalo!



Saturday March 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Kauai

10:15am

Exhibit Break
Come meet the exhibitors and see what they have brought just for you!  Food and drink available during the break.  You might be a winner during the exhibit drawing!

The exhibit hall will be open all day today!

Saturday March 5, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am
Kaiulani 2 and 3

11:00am

Can do done differently—electronic language learning portfolios in beginner German courses
Electronic learning portfolios offer a platform for students to self-reflect on their foreign language progress. This presentation discusses a technology project to enhance students’ motivation and positive attitude toward foreign language learning while simultaneously preparing them for proficiency assessments, all while actively employing can-do statements.

Presenters
BJ

Berit Jany

University of Colorado Boulder


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Prince Edward

11:00am

How about: Get Them Gabbin' Through Music
Engage your students through real-life applications and role-plays using music as the medium for research, writing and speaking.

Presenters
PH

Paula Hirsch

Windward School


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Prince Edward

11:00am

Online Chinese Language Class? Why not?
As increasingly diverse languages begin to offer online classes, should Chinese, often hailed as one of the most difficult foreign languages, follow the "trend"? How can the design of Chinese language courses be applied to an online teaching/learning environment? This presentation will explore the above questions in detail.

Presenters
XW

Xuan Wang-Wolf

Arizona State University


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Prince Edward

11:00am

Writing Stories into a Beginning Language Learner Curriculum
Reaching cultural literacy and language proficiency requires that learners actively process language in many contexts, continuously experiencing how language and culture fit together. Participants at this presentation will explore a four-step process for designing early pedagogical readers, connecting students' own-cultures to culture from the target language, while supplementing curriculum needs.

Presenters
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Ngan Ha Ta

Upper School Chinese Teacher, Iolani School
Hi everyone! I'm currently teaching middle school and high school Chinese at 'Iolani School in Honolulu. It wasn't until a few years ago that I started teaching Chinese through stories customized to my students' interests. I have since noticed that teaching through customized stories has helped my students reach higher levels of proficiency and rendered the learning process more fun and engaging.


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Prince Edward

11:00am

AIM for Proficiency, Engagement and 90%+!
In this hands-on workshop, with a focus on the learning experience of students, language educators will learn how the innovative 'Accelerative Integrated Methodology' (AIM) blends the best of language-acquisition theory and brain-based research with interactive, systematized and engaging instructional strategies that ensure ACTFL’s 90%+ target language recommendation.

Presenters
avatar for Wendy Maxwell

Wendy Maxwell

Lead Author, AIM Language Learning
I have developed a methodology that rapidly accelerates language acquisition. It is supported by brain-based research, is highly engaging, focuses on active learning, is literacy and arts-based. It is used in 10,000 schools around the world with great success and we now have some teachers using AIM in the US!


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Territorial 1

11:00am

Best of Arizona: Día de los Muertos y Halloween
How do these two cultural events connect? Through literacy of course! Learn a variety of activities that develop literacy skills using basic word-based, to the more advanced inference type activities! The presenter will demonstrate how these activities develop all skills and still make learning fun and engaging for students!

Presenters
AM

Albert Martino

Cactus Shadows HS


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kauai

11:00am

Helping Students Develop a Linguistic Consciousness to Communicate with Meaning and Accuracy
This session is based on Roy Lyster's research on the Counterbalance Approach to teach language forms. The presenters will explicitly present its theoretical framework and the instructional sequence protocol to help students achieve higher proficiency and accurate production of language forms that are not easily transferable from L1 to L2.

Presenters
KA

Katherine Abuchaibe

Utah State Office of Education
OW

Ofelia Wade

Utah State Office of Education (USOE)


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Territorial 3

11:00am

In Literature There is Life: Making Connections in a Beginning Literature Class
This session highlights activities that create an enjoyable literary journey which provide a pathway to increase proficiency and critical thinking skills. The presenter’s Hoja de información features strategies to connect to communicative activities, a grammar review, literary analysis, cultural facets, and opportunities for students’ personal perspectives.

Presenters
BH

Billie Hulke

Senior Lecturer of Spanish, Baylor University
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Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Territorial 2

11:00am

In Speaking, There is Life: Taking Writing and Speaking from Classroom to Competitions
This presentation introduces a multi-step preparation process for short public speaking. First, learners write a script for a short speech on the topic of their choice. They then give that speech in class, followed by an entry into a speech competition. Student course evaluations reflect positive responses to the process.

Presenters
SC

Sumi Chang

University of Hawaii


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hawaii 1

11:00am

Increasing Student Engagement with User-Friendly Apps
The presentation is too big to upload-if you are interested I'll share it with you via google drive: lblancq@midpac.edu

Presenters
LB

Laura Blancq

HS French and Spanish Teacher, Mid-Pacific Institute
A lifelong language learner, striving to integrate tried-and-true methods as well as new technologies for language learning at the secondary level and up!
DP

Daisy Pei

Mid-Pacific Institute


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hawaii 2

11:00am

Integrating Intercultural Pedagogy into the German Novice and Intermediate Language Classroom
This presentation uses a foundation in intercultural pedagogy to explore how lessons can integrate culture not only at the grammatical and lexical level, but also at the level of pragmatic and intercultural competence. Practical examples will give attendees a number of ideas to implement directly upon return in the classroom.

Presenters
KP

Kacy Peckenpaugh

Weber State University


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kaiulani 1

11:00am

Teachers and Students as Assessors in the AP Course
This presentation addresses the crucial role of the teacher (and student) as the evaluator during the AP course. We will discuss the fundamentals of ongoing, formative assessment and consider how systematic, classroom-based, learning-oriented assessment can pave the way for success in a summative performance assessment such as the AP exam.

Presenters
FR

Fernando Rubio

Director, University of Utah


Saturday March 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Molokai

12:00pm

SWCOLT/ HALT Luncheon - OFLTA Presentation - Ticketed Event
Bring your smart phones/devices for an interactive game with OFLTA!

Saturday March 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Prince David

1:15pm

Easy World Language Bulletin Board Ideas
Do your world language bulletin boards remain the same for the entire semester? This presentation details simple and effective ideas you can utilize for your classroom bulletin boards.

Presenters
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Judith Cale

Past President, SWCOLT
Past President, SWCOLT 2016 | Questions about the 2016 SWCOLT Conference | German, Spanish | English language learners | Thinking Maps | Writing | Volunteerism | Retirement



Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Prince Edward

1:15pm

Giving Cinderella Language Skill of Listening Life: Applying Reading Strategy to Listening
This presentation introduces how to help learners visualize listening, an invisible language skill. By applying a receptive skill of reading strategy – namely reading larger units -- to another receptive skill of listening, students learn to listen for the sentential ideas rather than dwelling on the phonemic or lexical units.

Presenters
SC

Sumi Chang

University of Hawaii


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Prince Edward

1:15pm

Learning the retrospective form -ten and past description using the Korean song kohyang uy pom
When compared with visual materials, the potential of music-based language teaching has not been explored in depth. And while the positive effect of music on language learning has been researched in various languages, this has not been the case with Korean. This presentation will use a Korean song to demonstrate how to choose an appropriate song to teach grammar with cultural competency.

Presenters
KO

Kyoungwon Oh

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Prince Edward

1:15pm

Supporting Learner Autonomy through a Use of L2 Self-Assessment: A Case of a Japanese Summer Immersion Program for High School Students
This presentation will report results from a case study investigating how high school students in a 4-week Japanese summer immersion program used and perceived L2 self-assessment as a part of their portfolios in the framework of learner autonomy. This presentation will advocate the use of self-assessment in foreign language classrooms. The presenter will share some sample self-assessment materials with the audience.

Presenters

Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Prince Edward

1:15pm

Using Internet Memes for Contextualized Grammar Instruction
This presentation will provide useful ideas for using Internet memes as a means of teaching L2 grammar in context, in light of cultural aspects such as humor and sarcasm. How memes can be created, appreciated and reproduced by both teachers and students in and outside the classroom will be discussed.

Presenters
HY

Hye Young Smith

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Prince Edward

1:15pm

Best of California: Around the Campfire: Tell Me a Story
Spend an hour where you will hear about a Level 3 unit designed to help students tell a story about an unforgettable experience. Narrating in the past is a crucial skill intermediate students must develop, and learning to tell an engaging story in another language is an authentic task that students are very likely to actually use in a real world language experience.
http://bit.ly/1OoIRW7 

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Matchett

Elizabeth Matchett

WL Instuctional Supervisor and Spanish teacher, Henry M. Gunn High School


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Kauai

1:15pm

Bringing Life to a Text with Multiple Readings
Reading a text multiple times and reading multiple texts require student engagement, focus, depth of inquiry, and a high level of comprehension, while remaining in the target language. Participants will discover avenues, such as Reader's Theatre, music, and art, that address these concerns and align with Common Core State Standards.

Presenters
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Robert Harrell

Teacher, Coach, Pacifica High School
I teach German using Comprehensible Input and content-based instruction. I have written some chapter books (readers) for my German courses and translated one of them into French and Spanish. Talk to me about anything.



Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Hawaii 1

1:15pm

Empowering Dual Language Immersion Partner Teachers Through Effective Collaboration
Collaboration as a dual language immersion team can ensure positive outcomes for student achievement and a successful program. Explore ways to create a culture of cohesiveness between partner teachers, and learn strategies to promote partner collaboration that will enrich instruction between the English and target language classroom.

Presenters
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Lois Lovell

Utah Dual Language Immersion English Program Director, Utah State Office of Education
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Brandee Mau

Utah State Office of Education


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Territorial 3

1:15pm

Engage and Motivate the Reluctant Language Learner
What makes learners disconnect? Experience and practice three key language approaches for all levels, all languages, that motivate and reconnect disaffected students to you, their classmates, and language-learning. Practical information on why adolescents disengage from language-learning is paired with specific activities to overcome reluctance. Thorough handout provided. Friends and colleagues, this session will engage YOU, give you new pathways and practical and specific ways to bring hope right into the middle of your classroom instruction. You will in turn see and experience how to bring that hope and energy to your students. What I share and what you will experience has really transformed lives and classrooms. Come enjoy, and find out how to engage and motivate all students.

Presenters
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Norah Jones

Fluency
Language is humanity -- let's talk about how we are going to change the world for the much, much, better! I'm a public high school teacher of Spanish, French, and Russian by background; an active member of state, regional, and national world language organizations; a writer of teaching materials; an independent presenter of workshops and keynotes; and the Professional Development Director for Vista Higher Learning . I've been honored to lead... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Hawaii 2

1:15pm

Laughter, Curriculum and Theory in TPRS/CI Programs
A community of TPRS/CI* language teachers is growing fast, and research is showing valuable gains in their students' proficiency levels, AP scores and acquisition processes. Attendees will experience a sample TPRS lesson, explore TPRS/CI-based curriculum templates, and obtain further resources for continued TPRS/CI lesson ideas, professional development, and research. (*comprehensible-input)

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Reed Riggs

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa



Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Territorial 2

1:15pm

Rethinking the Selection Criteria for Course Materials in the 21st Century Language Classroom
This session will provide participants with a comprehensive and easily modified rubric that will help them assess and select the best available textbooks, online programs, and other course materials for their proficiency-based language courses. The presenters will also discuss the rationale for the criteria included in the rubric.

Presenters
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Mariana Bahtchevanova

Lower Division French Coordinator, Arizona State University
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Diana Latimore

Arizona State University


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Kaiulani 1

1:15pm

Teaching for Proficiency 25 Years: Then and Now
After OPI training 25 years ago, the focus in my classroom changed from talking about language to using it. What should our students be able to do, and how do we get them there? This presentation will focus on student-centered classroom activities in my portfolio, some old and some new.

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Cheryl Hansen

Weber State University


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Molokai

1:15pm

Writing about Literature and Culture
Can students transition from communicative writing tasks to writing about literature and culture, and meet the challenges of advanced writing while enhancing their critical thinking and linguistic confidence? We’ll explore how digital writing, visual narration, and global simulation enable the integration of literary works and culture into the L2 curriculum.

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Irena Stefanov

Santa Clara University


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Territorial 1

2:30pm

Are You In the Right 'Place'?
Awareness of the historical, geographical, and natural elements of an area provide the backdrop for the cultural and linguistic development of the people living in that place. Experience a place-based lesson during a short walk in Waikiki to generate your own "place" ideas to enhance student achievement of standards.

Presenters
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Danile Kop

State Resource Teacher, OHE - Hawaiian Studies Program
Position at Company ABC.
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Wilson Manuwai Peters

OHE - Kaiapuni (Immersion) Program


Saturday March 5, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Hawaii 2

2:30pm

Challenge Yourself: Discover Project-Based Language Learning
Many have heard of Project-Based Learning (PBL), but how can it best be applied to foreign language instruction? Come learn the basics of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL), plus details on opportunities to further build your knowledge through online and live professional development offered by the University of Hawai‘i NFLRC (www.nflrc.hawaii.edu)

Presenters
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Hui-Ya Chuang

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
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Julio Rodriguez

Director of the Center for Language & Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Ruslan Suvorov

Language Technology Position, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
I am Language Technology Specialist at the Center for Language & Technology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Stephen Tschudi

Language Technology Specialist, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
I'm interested in Task-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning, and Distance Learning. I teach Chinese.



Saturday March 5, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Territorial 3

2:30pm

It's All About Planning - Building a Bridge From Curriculum to Lesson Planning
Suffering from standards overload and don’t know where to start? Proficiency-Guidelines, National-Standards, Can-Do-Statements, … Discover an easy-to-use processing guide that will help you connect the dots of the planning process and begin to make sense of it all by creating purposeful learning targets that will help YOU plan and your students learn.

Presenters
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Thomas Sauer

AdvanceLearning
Thomas Sauer is the Director of Design and Communication for AdvanceLearning and an independent consultant. He previously held positions as world language specialist in the Fayette County Public Schools and Jefferson County Public Schools for almost ten years and taught German at the University of Kentucky, Georgetown College and Kentucky Educational Television. He has directed a variety of state and federal grants, most recently as program... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Molokai

2:30pm

Measuring Magnetic Fields Using a Homemade Compass
If you teach in an immersion school, are an advocate for project- or problem-based learning, or interested in introducing STEM content into your standards-based FL curriculum, this focus session is for you! A great Chinese invention, the compass, was used early on as an instrument for fēng shuǐ (风 水). Participants will build their own simple compass and learn how it can be used to measure the strength of a magnetic field produced by current in a wire. This simple experiment illustrates how we combine ancient Chinese discoveries with modern day physical principles in a fun and engaging learning environment. Bring a device with a spreadsheet software available.
This focus session is limited to 20 attendees.


Presenters
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Matt Marone

Associate Professor of Physics, Mercer University
Ancient Science, Astronomy


Saturday March 5, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Prince Edward

2:30pm

Motivating Students in 21st Century World Language Classrooms
Have you seen changes in students over the years? In the rapidly changing world, how can we help students discover the joy of learning another language and culture? What are the key elements a language teacher should know? In this session, participants will explore essential elements with practical approaches in creating an environment which promotes students’ motivation from beginning to AP level world language classrooms. In this active session, the participants will explore the topics through hands-on activities, small group discussions, and develop practical tools that are applicable to all levels of learners.

Presenters
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Yo Azama

North Salinas High School


Saturday March 5, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Territorial 1

2:30pm

Next Time: Head for the LILL
How does being a teacher leader connect with teaching world languages? Last summer at The Ohio State University, more than 70 educators attending the Leadership Initiative for Language Learning found out. New and established research supports six core practices as keys to success in teaching language and enhancing language acquisition. For teachers and admin who are new or have been in the profession for years, this session is sure to provide insight into the best ways to help others acquire language effectively.

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Lisa Berkson

Scottsdale Unified School District, Scottsdale AZ
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Greta Lundgaard

WL Coordinator, Plano Independent School District, Plano, TX
I enjoy the process and conversations that take place around development of curriculum and assessment. I am on a never ending search for research based instructional strategies which lead to learner progress and proficiency!
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Ryan Smith

Washoe County School District
I am a Spanish teacher / World Languages department leader from Reno, NV. I am also the facilitator of World Languages for the Washoe County School District, as well as the vice president of PLAN (Professional Language Association of Nevada.
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Lyanne Terada

Spanish teacher, Horizon High School
¡A-hola! (Aloha and Hola combined since I am a Spanish teacher from Hawaii!) But I currently teach Spanish 1 and 4 at Horizon High School in Thornton, Colorado. (Yay, Broncos!) I am a lifetime HALT member, but was recently elected to the CCFLT Board for this upcoming year. I am excited to be kama`aina again for a few days.


Saturday March 5, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Territorial 2

4:15pm

AATSP-Hawaii Chapter Movie
AATSP-Hawaii Chapter invites everyone to see the Spanish film Ocho apellidos vascos (95 minutes) after the last session on Saturday. Light snacks provided.

Presenters
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Paul Chandler

Professor, University of Hawaii
Teaching Spanish and Portuguese


Saturday March 5, 2016 4:15pm - 5:50pm
Kauai
 
Sunday, March 6
 

8:30am

SWCOLT Board Meeting
Sunday March 6, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Niihau Board Room