ICTFL Fall Conference 2014 - October 24-25
The ICTFL Board and Conference Co-Chairs, Leslie Rathunde and Ellen Ericson, are excitedly planning for next year's 2014 Fall Conference. Our theme "A Gallery of Strategies: Touch up your Professional Portrait" has been intentionally designed to help our Illinois language educators prepare for the new PERA Teacher Evaluation system and to add new strategies that effectively move language learners towards greater language proficiency. Our special guest trainer will be Thomas Sauer, Learning and Innovation Specialist from the Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, Kentucky.
Together we're choosing to "color outside of the lines" and are artistically designing a Conference with a very different look!
Start planning now to learn how you, as a language teacher, can improve your technique and touch up your professional portrait in all four Domain areas. Why not plan now to add a new brushstroke to Domain 4 and become a presenter? You'll earn additional CPDUs and receive a year's free ICTFL membership. To submit a session, click SUBMIT NOW. You'll need a title of 10 words or less and no more than a 75 word description. Sessions are being sought for topics that include: teaching in the target language, activities in all three language modes: interpretive, interpersonal and presentational, increasing student proficiencies, incorporating other curricular areas, Common Core, essential questions and thematic curriculum design, 21st Century Skills, language advocacy, student assessment and teacher evaluation, strategies for dual-language and immersion language teaching and authentic media and culture. All proposals must be submitted online by February 1, 2014.