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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

Register now to attend the ICTFL 2015 Fall Conference.  This event has been designed to provide you with 3 days of timely professional development specific for language educators.  You may register for just one day or save by registering for a Two- or Three-Day Package.  Luncheon is included each day.  ICTFL is an ISBE approved provider of PDs for maintaining your Illinois teacher credentials.

EXHIBITORS:  Please click on the link on the left margin for Exhibitor Conference information.


Program Information

DAY ONE:  ACTFL/ICTFL Workshop:  "Designing Performance-Based Units of Instruction" by Alisha Dawn Samples, Lexington One, SC

DAY TWO and THREE:  "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.

Our Special ACTFL Guest Speaker /Trainer is Alisha Dawn Samples.  Learn more about Samples and her work in Lexington One, South Carolina by clicking on the Speaker tab to the left on our home conference page.

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.   

Pre-Service, First-Year and Second-Year Teachers - ICTFL is pleased to offer you a Fund for the Future Scholarship to help defray the cost of Professional Development.  Please click FUND FOR THE FUTURE or download the PDF application below for information.

Below you will find:

  • Descriptions for both Friday and Saturday workshops and sessions
  • Timeline grids for both Friday and Saturday workshops and sessions
  • Registration form for mail-in registrations.  To register online, click REGISTER NOW.
  • Description of Danielson Domains - all sessions will be coded to four domains for ISBE/PERA Teacher Evaluation purposes