|When:||Back to Calendar October 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am – October 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm||Where:||Pasco, WA
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Peak Performance: Proficiency Begins with Design & Innovation
Saturday Keynote Speaker: Angela Dávila OSPI World Language Program Supervisor
Thursday, October 12th Pre-conference workshop (9:00 – 4:00)$65 (includes workshop, lunch and 6 clock hours)
Paris Granville: Authentic Folktales to Spark communication and Culture
- Explore how to use folktales as the focus of motivating, language-rich thematic units that teach and reinforce language and cultural concepts.
- Participate in highly engaging model teaching.
- Gain strategies that empower novice learners and teachers to remain in the target language.
- Take away curated folktales in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish, templates, activities and rubrics.
- Presenter will model Folktales from Ecuador, Louisiana, and French Polynesia.
- Participants will have an opportunity to create their own folktale unit.
Linda Egnatz: Proficiency as a Tool to Focus Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Proficiency is a critical lens for identifying how to help language learners achieve their goal to be able to use a new language. What teachers assess determines, and may limit, what students believe they have to learn. Discover how using a proficiency filter increases student skills and retention, guarantees vertical articulation and drives performance-based curriculum. Designing for proficiency strengthens classroom instruction by teaching grammar communicatively and by putting vocabulary and structure in a supporting role for purposeful language use. Learn how to make proficiency goals the main focus of both instruction and assessment to ensure that learners experience a smooth transition across a vertical program.