Dorie Conlon Perugini
Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Competence (Fri/Sat Sessions)
With the inclusion of Intercultural Competence (IC) in the updated NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, many teachers are eager to include IC in their lessons. In this workshop, the presenter will introduce theories behind IC and practical examples of IC activities and resources. Participants will be encouraged to connect with one another on a variety of platforms so they can continue to collaborate on IC after the workshop has ended.
Dorie Conlon Perugini, Elementary Spanish Teacher, Glastonbury CT
Dorie Conlon Perugini is an elementary Spanish teacher in Glastonbury, Connecticut where she has taught grades 1-5 for the past 14 years. She is also a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut in the department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages concentrating on Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies. She is active in presenting at conferences, publishing action research from her classroom and served two terms as the Executive Secretary of the National Network of Early Language Learning.
Dorie blogs about her classroom experiences at aglobalclassroom.com and moderates a Facebook group for language teachers interested in incorporating Intercultural Competence in their classroom. Most recently, she has co-edited Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: Theory to Practice, which shares the journey of world language teachers partnering with graduate students from the University of Connecticut to help students develop intercultural competence.