2020 Spring Workshop Comprehensible Language Acquisition with ACTFL’s 6 Core Practices

April 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Westside School
10404 34th Ave SW
Seattle WA 98146

Description: ACTFL’s 6 Core Practices are thoughtful and sound ideals for World Language Educators, but which steps, resources, knowledge, and strategies does it really take to develop engaging and effective units that weave them together? In this workshop, teachers will collaborate on the design and instruction of global thematic units using comprehensible language strategies. They will interact with curated authentic language and pedagogical resources to develop communicative activities and proficiency tasks for all three modes in the target language that incorporate research-based assessment options for which teachers can provide appropriate feedback. Participants will work with hands-on resources that will be shared via the WAFLT website. Please bring a computer in order to fully benefit from the online resources.

Target Audience: World Language Educators (K-16); this workshop will be conducted in English Location: Westside School, 10404 34th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98146

Cost: Free for CLTA-WA members; $20.00 for non-members (CLTA-WA annual membership fee: $30.00 for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)

Main Presenter: Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature and a graduate certification in Curriculum and Instruction. She teaches French 2-AP at Mount Vernon High in Washington State where she also serves as a Digital Literacy Coach for the school district. Catherine is the current President of WAFLT, a member of ACTFL, IALLT, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager and Curator, the Chair of the Technology Commission, and an avid blogger on World Language curriculum development and technology integration. She is a frequent presenter at World Language conferences and workshop facilitator around the country. Her topics include “Thinking About Syncing? Thoughtful Technology Integration for World Languages” and curriculum development through UBD based on ACTFL’s books, “The Keys for Planning for Learning”, “Words and Actions: Teaching World Language Through the Lens of Social Justice,” and “Implementing Integrated Performance. She was the 2017 PNCFL Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the 2018 ACTFL Teacher of the Year.

Session Schedule
(The workshop will start promptly at 9:00am)

08:30-09:00     Sign in, networking
09:00-12:00     Session 1
12:00-13:00     Break and Announcements
13:00-15:30     Session 2
15:30-16:00     Evaluation and Wrap up

To Register: 


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Please note:

  • 6 clock hours will be awarded to participants who attend the entire event from 9:00am to 4:00pm. No partial clock hours will be awarded. Please note the workshop will start promptly at 9:00am.
  • Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.


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