Join your fellow language educators at the October 24-25, 2014 at the Tinley Park Conference Center, Tinley Park, IL.
The ICTFL Board and Conference Co-Chairs, Leslie Rathunde and Ellen Ericson, are excitedly planning for this 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. Plan to join us October 24-25, 2014 at the Tinley Park Conference Center, Tinley Park, IL.
Our special guest trainer will be Thomas Sauer, Learning and Innovation Specialist for Fayette County Public Schools, KY. Thomas, named a "Global Visionary" by the World Affairs Council, has played a number of key roles including the creation of the ACTFL World Languages 21st Century Skill Map and the TELL Project.
Together we're choosing to "color outside of the lines" and are artistically designing a Conference with a very different look! We've divided up our conference - just like our teacher evaluations - into four parts - each reflecting the four Danielson Domains structured in a way to drive student learning and language acquisition. During the conference, you'll have a "Hands On" opportunity to personalize and customize each session with a trained facilitator.
Start planning now to learn how you, as a language teacher, can improve your techniques 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 8 PDs (Activity #18) and receive a year's free ICTFL membership. To submit a session, click SUBMIT NOW. You'll need a title of 8 words or less, identify the learning outcomes for your session and activities planned with a description of no more than 75 words. Sessions are being sought that focus on advancing learning in the following areas: Planning, Learning Experiences, Performance, Feedback (Assessment), Collaboration, Learning Tools and Professionalism.
Review the DANIELSON Descriptors and the TELL Project Guide (.pdf files below) to determine the category of your presentation topic. A few exemplary sessions may be accepted that fall in the "Other" category. All proposals must be submitted online by March 30, 2014.
Click here to learn more about the TELL Project. Below find pdfs to submit a session by mail or to view the TELL Project Guide.