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“Packing the Essentials: The Journey to Professional Success” - ICTFL Fall Conference 2015

 

  

 ICTFL Fall Conference 2015

October 15 - 17 • Tinley Park Convention Center

 

Program Information

 

Last year’s Fall Conference took on a decidedly different look; instead of 80 sessions of one-hour duration, we offered 32 workshops of two-and-a-half hours, which included a presentation followed by time for audience reflection and creation of a “product” based on the presentation’s topic. 

Feedback from our members was split nearly equally between those who “loved” the format and those who did not.  For this reason, since we pride ourselves on responding to the needs of our members, we will be offering a “hybrid” schedule this year.  This will be a combination of the two formats.

"Packing the Essentials: The Journey to Professional Success," October 16-17, will offer both one-hour sessions and two-hour workshops aligned with Danielson's Domains (Planning & Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities) in order to make it easier for teachers to appropriately list their PDs on their own schools' evaluation instruments and on ISBE's licensing forms. There will be presentations applicable to early language learners (FLES) through AP. A wide variety of "techie tools" will be discussed. Early career teachers will be able to get pointers on how to survive an interview. Best practices will be in the forefront, including presentations on proficiency, modes of communication, the 90% classroom, interculturality, IPAs, and more.

And, of course, we cannot leave out the "fun factor." Friday evening, we are planning a world language related trivia night so get a team together and be sure to join in this friendly competition.

The following is the current list of session and workshop titles, alphabetized by Presenter.  2-Hour application Workshops are also identified.  ICTFL both thanks all that submitted sessions and congratulates those whose sessions and workshops were selected.  Without you, our Fall Conference would not be a reality.  To thank our presenters for their time, effort and expertise, ICTFL will provide each one with a FREE one-year ICTFL membership.    Keep checking the ICTFL website for the draft of the scheduling grid and the registration form.

 

Incorporating Technology in Elementary FLES Programs

 Danyell Alger, Dunlap CUSD #323

 

Supporting Authentic Language With Engaging Tech Tools

Angie Behm & Kelsey Fletcher-Broucek, Bolingbrook HS

 

Integrating Technology for FLES

Mary Benitez, Science & Arts Academy

 

Building the Foundation for Students’ Interpersonal Success

Talia BlocK, Kim Karlin & Jodi Yost, Northbrook/Glenview District 30

 

Keeping Students in the Target Language

Talia BlocK, Northbrook Wescott School

 

Yes, We Can. Unpacking the Can-Do Statements

Todd Bowen, Niles Township HS District 219

 

Interviewing in World Languages

Todd Bowen, Niles Township HS District 219

 

Strategies for Improving and Assessing Interpersonal Speaking

Brittany Bray & Marty Ambrey, Mundelein HS District 120

 

World Literature in the Teaching of French

Pompilia Burcica,  Urbana HS

 

Teaching At-Risk Students in High-Needs Schools: A Roundtable

Michael Camp, Rich Central HS; Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz, Kimberly Yee, CPS

 

You Have the Technology, Learn How to Use It!

Kristin Chase & Kathleen Rupert, LaGrange District 105

 

Share My Lesson - A Must Join Professional Community

Amanda Chelepis, Bremen HS

 

Technology for Curriculum Writing: An Organizational Necessity

Heather Cherney, Northbrook Glenview District 30

 

Engaging and Motivating All Learners

Rachel Connell, Vista Higher Learning

 

When, How, Why...to Use Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations, and Posters in the Language Classroom

Heidy Cuervo Carruthers, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

Performance Tasks: Mixing Culture with Language

Robert Cummings, Glenbrook North HS

 

Survey of Hispanic and Francophone Cultures through Literature

Evelyne Delgado-Norris & Virginia Shen, Chicago State University

 

AP Strategies from the Island of Misfit Toys

Elaine Diveley, Plainfield East HS & Erin Gibbons, Richmond-Burton Community HS

 

Student-driven Curriculum to Engage Low-level Heritage Speakers

Nancy Domínguez & Gabriela Perez, Valley View School District- Bolingbrook HS

 

Coaching for Performance: Moving Students from Novice to Intermediate  (2 hr Workshop)

Linda Egnatz, Lincoln-Way North HS

 

Focus on Interculturality: Embedding Culture through Story to Build Proficiency  (2 hr Workshop)

Linda Egnatz, Lincoln-Way North HS

 

The Global Generation: The Importance of Global Thinking and Local Engagement

Emily Erickson-Betz & Nicole Frampton, Rock Falls Township HS District #301

 

Bridging the Gap: Turning Novices into Intermediates   (2 hr Workshop)

Ellen Ericson, Mahomet-Seymour HS

 

Understanding Perspective: La Alhambra? Or YOU choose!   (2 hr Workshop)

Jenna Finch, Urbana HS

 

Meeting Instructional Challenges with a Global Challenges Unit  (2 hr Workshop)

Jenna Finch, Urbana HS

 

Enhancing Language Instruction through the Use of 1:1 Technology

Kirsten Keeley Fletcher, Elk Grove HS #214 & Sara Kahle Ruiz, Rolling Meadows HS #214

 

Advanced Placement Activities Scaffolded Across Languages and Levels

Laurence Forberg, Jessica Mauritzen & Jill McGrath, Riverside Brookfield HS

 

Flip It...Flip It Good!    (2 Hr Workshop)

Erin Gibbons, Richmond-Burton Community HS

 

Incorporating Technology to Make Cultural Connections

Caroline Gully, Mundelein HS

 

Intro to OPI

Kellye Guzik, Glenbrook North HS

 

Teaching Fifth Year Without a Textbook

Annahi Hart, Glenbrook North HS

 

Music Improvisation and Language Learning

Ted Holtz, Bernotas Middle School

 

I Like to Move It Move It...Incorporating Movement in the Classroom

Kristen Kaczmarek, Bremen High School District 228

 

Practical Ideas For World Language Students With Special Needs

Todd Keeler, Glenbrook North HS

 

 

GlobalFest 2015: Linked by Culture and Language

Waunita Kinoshita, Parkland College & Julia Mullikin,Herscher HS

 

Stamping Students’ Passports to Proficiency Using AP Themes   (2 Hr Workshop)

Joanna Kotecki, emerita & Michael Camp, Rich Central HS

 

Building Proficiency 365

Beth Leidolf, York Community HS

 

Working Out the Core with the Core Essentials

Margarita Levasseur & Noemi Terazzas , Bloom Township HS District 206

 

A French Teacher’s Journey toward Professional Success

Lynda Lopez & Martha Behlow, AATF

 

How to conquer the portfolio requirement!

Kathy Lott, Westmont HS

 

Sharing the Wheel

Sabrina Maggio, Marist HS

 

Invitation au voyage: Virtual Travel Activities for French

J. Debbie Mann, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

Formative Assessment Strategies for the Foreign Language Classroom

Liz Martinez, Lyons Township HS

 

Achieving National Board Certification

Jill McGrath, Jessica Mauritzen & Laurence Forberg, Riverside Brookfield HS

Popular and Folk Music to Teach Foreign Language

Josh Morrel, Glenbrook North HS

 

Using “Yabla” to Enhance Foreign Language Instruction

Andrea Olszta & Maribel Díaz, Reed-Custer HS

 

Teaching Literature in the Foreign Language Classroom

Jenna Osburn & Margarita Acevedo, Riverside Brookfield HS

 

Maintaining Your Proficiency

Michelle Parada, Homewood-Flossmoor HS

 

What is an IPA? Why use one?    (2 Hr Workshop)

Tonya Piscitello & Mercedes Lopez, New Trier HS

 

Grouping Treats for Your Bag of Tricks

Ryan Rockaitis & Mercedes Koch, Deerfield HS

 

Speaking Treats for Your Bag of Tricks   (2 hr Workshop)

Ryan Rockaitis & Mercedes Koch, Deerfield HS

 

HS Students Teach Foreign Language To Elementary Students

Brad Salley, Hiawatha HS

 

Using Don Quijote to Enrich Your High School Class

Brad Salley, Hiawatha HS

 

Successful iPad Technology Integration without Sacrificing Target Language

Leigh M. Sapp, Prospect HS District 214

 

Lesson Planning for Proficiency for FLES Teachers    (2 hr Workshop)

Valerie Shull, Rogers Park Montessori School

 

Best Practices in World Language Teaching: The Recap

Valerie Shull, Rogers Park Montessori School

 

À bientôt: Enhancing Classroom Learning with Student Travel

Jennifer Sigman, Oswego HS

 

PERA in a Multi-modal Proficiency Classroom  (2-hr Workshop)

Kerri Simons, New Trier HS

 

“Walk on the Wild Side”, Try an IPA (Integrated Performance Assessment)

Jane Swisher & Gloria Maliszewski, District 67 Lake Forest

 

Bullseye: Dozens of Ways to Hit the 90% Target

Carrie Toth, Carlyle HS

 

Creating Input Activities in the Target Language

Emilie Walk, Monticello HS CUSD #25

 

Maximizing Communicative Competency in the Classroom

Yinshun Wang, Illinois Math and Science Academy

 

Comparaciones culturales con recursos auténticos

Blair Winter, Mundelein HS

 

Google Classroom

Kimberly Yee, Chicago Public Schools

 

Reise durch den zeitgenössischen deutschen Film!   (2 Hr Workshop)

Ingrid Zeller, Northwestern University, Department of German

 

Community and Collaboration: Learning Adventures Beyond the Classroom

Ingrid Zeller, Northwestern University, Department of German

 

 

 

 

 

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