Summer Institute


2016 WAFLT Summer Institute

August 2 – 4, 2016
UW – Red Gym
716 Langdon Street, Madison, WI

Building Momentum Along the Path to Proficiency

Designing and Delivering Effective Instruction

How do we know that our students are improving their language skills?

How can we assess and document their progress?

In order to capture and showcase student progress, it is vital to understand the characteristics of the different levels of language proficiency and how proficiency develops over time.

Workshop participants will:

  • Review key characteristics of novice, intermediate, and advanced ranges of proficiency to focus classroom instruction and assessment
  • Develop culturally rich thematic units driven by integrated performance assessments
  • Reflect on ways to guide learners to the next proficiency level
  • Consider classroom examples of instructional strategies that promote second language learning

Team discounts available!

Graduate credit option.

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Tuesday, August 2
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8:00 – 9:00 am Registration – Red Gym
9:00 – 4:00 pm Developing Proficiency: A guide to Improving Learners’ Performance – Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Director of Education.  What really counts to move from Novice to Intermediate and from Intermediate to Advanced level of performance?  Knowing what learners at one level are able to do independently, explore what it takes to help them make progress into the next level.  Examine and analyze the key communication strategies that educators need to develop, practice, and assess with their language learners to move across proficiency levels.  Identify specific implications for designing effective learning in each of the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational).

Please complete the follow-up feedback survey for this ACTFL workshop at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GNCT9CX

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Included in workshop registration)

Wednesday, August 3
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9:00 – 4:00 pm Preparing Our Students for Success: Designing and Implementing Standards-based Thematic Instruction – Karen Luond Fowdy and Lisa Hendrickson, Independent Consultants.    Learn to develop a culturally rich thematic curriculum driven by integrated performance assessments that measure and give value to increased language proficiency. Consider ways to design instruction to prepare students for success with reference to strategies presented in the ACTFL publication The Keys to Planning for Learning by Donna Clementi and Laura Terrill. This presentation was the 2016 Central States Extension Workshop.
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Included in workshop registration)

Thursday, August 4
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9:00 – 12:00 pm  

Journey to a journey: Teaching…one step at a time – Deana Zorko, 2015 Central States Teacher of the Year.    During my journey to be an effective language educator, I have been working on constructing a learning framework for students which includes:

  • a safe and culturally rich classroom environment
  • meaningful peer interactions in the target language
  • the use of effective evaluation/assessment systems to measure students’ growth and development
  • strengthening students’ skills of initiative and self-direction and encouraging leadership and personal responsibility in their own learning
  • teaching all students to achieve regardless of their learning differences as they hone their personal productivity and accountability skills while increasing their language proficiency and cultural knowledge
  • the integration of technology to meet the above objectives and to foster and encourage students’ global competence

Join me as I share practical and usable examples of these principles. Together we can collaborate on new ideas for improving this learning framework for our students. In the end, we will all move a bit further on our own journeys to being the most effective language educators we can be.

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Included in workshop registration)
1:00 – 4:00 pm WAFLT SI Proficiency Unconference   Keeping in mind the theme of Proficiency from the last two days and working toward building student proficiency, what topics do you want to discuss more? We will take your suggestions and on Thursday afternoon we will have an “Unconference.” There will be tables with facilitators to collaborate and continue these conversations together, learning from each other. You will have an opportunity to visit more than one topic and have time to reflect on your main takeaways. Afterward, you will have some work time to process, decompress, or continue conversations from the unconference. We are looking forward to a great afternoon of sharing an learning from each other!

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Registration

WAFLT Member Non-Member Special:WAFLT members only – Full-time students and Retired teachers.
TWO DAY Conference: Developing Proficiency / Preparing Our Students for Success (Aug. 2 – 3, 2016) $165.00  $215.00 ��$140.00
THREE DAY Conference: Developing Proficiency / Preparing Our Students for Success / The Power of Story / Journey to a journey (Aug. 2 ��� 4, 2016) $190.00 $240.00 $165.00
TEAM DISCOUNT (THREE DAY Workshop)

*See special registration instructions*

 $155.00

* TEAM DISCOUNT:

Before registering as a TEAM, contact Lisa Hendrickson at wafltsi@waflt.org for special instructions.

  • Bring a TEAM of two teachers or more from your school district and receive a 20% discount on registration.
  • All teachers on your TEAM must be WAFLT members to qualify for the group discount.
  • After contacting Lisa Hendrickson, each TEAM member will receive a coupon that entitles him or her to the TEAM DISCOUNT.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Everyone must register online.

Reduced prices for WAFLT members! You do not have to be a WAFLT member to register online.

TEAM DISCOUNT:

Before registering as a TEAM, contact Lisa Hendrickson at wafltsi@waflt.org for special instructions.

  • Bring a TEAM of two teachers or more from your school district and receive a 20% discount on registration.
  • All teachers on your TEAM must be WAFLT members to qualify for the group discount.
  • After contacting Lisa Hendrickson, each TEAM member will receive a coupon that entitles him or her to the TEAM DISCOUNT.

Click here to register.

PAYMENT PROCEDURES: After making your selections on the online form you may choose to pay by:

  • MC/Visa
  • Mail-in check payment. Print registration receipt (generated online) and mail with check to: Kellie Michels, Treasurer, W179 S6920 Muskego Drive, Muskego, WI 53150.
    • Purchase orders are NOT accepted.
  • Additional fees apply if you register after 7/14/2016
  • Late or on-site registration: additional $30.00

LODGING: The following facilities have set aside a block of rooms with workshop pricing.

For both facilities:

Group name: WAFLT
Cut off date: July 1, 2016 (Rooms are released from workshop block after this date.)

The Lowell Center
610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703-1195
Phone: 608 256-2621
To reserve a room on-line: http://bit.ly/waflt01aug

Hampton Inn & Suites
440 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608 255-0360
To reserve a room on-line: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/M/MSNBJHX-WAF-20160801/index.jhtml

PARKING: Parking fees are not included in workshop registration. The closest ramp is the Lake Street Campus Garage, 415 N. Lake Street.


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