W3-T3 Workshop

WAFLT Winter Workshop for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Teachers (W3-T3)

Get Your “A” Game Together: Advocacy, Assessment, Articulation for the 21st Century

UW-MILWAUKEE, Curtin Hall  FEBRUARY 12, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Enabling our students to excel in today’s global society doesn’t just happen by accident. This workshop will provide teachers with ways to ensure that language study will continue to be a viable component of education for the 21st century and beyond.

Keynote Address

Justin Gerlach, WAFLT Public Relations Chair
Mishicot Public Schools
Workshop and Session Information

10:15-11:45AM Break-out sessionsAdvocacy Presenter: Justin Gerlach, Michicot Public Schools
Assessment Presenter: Anne Hlas UW-Eau Claire
Articulation Presenter: Janet Rowe, Hortonville
12:00-12:45Lunch, UWM Ballroom
Aquí se habla español
Presenter: Todd Schlenker, Middle School Spanish Teacher and Department Chair, University School of Milwaukee

Staying in the target language is important to student learning. This session will include interactive activities that demonstrate TPR to introduce new vocabulary for all learners. Experience how synchronizing body movements and rap rhythms with proper pronunciation engage students. Examples of using music and competition to promote and assess L2 learning will also be shared.

These Kids Are Driving Me Crazy
Presenter: Kelly Ferguson, NBCT Spanish Teacher, Madison, LaFollette High School
Do you ever wish you could spend less instructional time on discipline and more time focusing on teaching? This session will review/teach principles of classroom management and discuss how to apply these principles to real classes with real students.

Advocacy and Language Learning: Love Languages Profiles
Presenter: Wendy Johnson, Outreach Coordinator, UW-Madison Language Institute
The Love Languages Profiles project, designed to inspire long-term language study with online stories of language learners, features individuals reflecting on their language learning experiences and describing how languages have contributed to their personal growth, education, and career goals. In this presentation, we will look at examples of Profiles and discuss how they can be used for advocacy. Profiles was supported by a 2010 WALFT Project Grant.

A Trip Abroad in Your Own Classroom
Presenter: Jeff Stark, Foreign Languages Chair, Pilgrim Park Middle School, Elm Grove

Travel abroad is the best experience in language learning, but not possible for all students. Take students on a trip within your classroom. Provide real-life, hands-on cultural experiences integrating curriculum into the trip context. Practical in-class activities and logistics provided.

I am Not an Android���I am an Educator!
Presenter: James Vaughn, Middle School Spanish and Classics Teacher, and Eric Volmar, Middle School Information Skills Teacher, Brookfield Academy
Attend a technology session for the rest of us! Teachers will receive hands-on training on how to integrate cell-phone tools and Wikis into their curriculum. This session is built with the novice in mind. Bring your cell phones!

Resources for Your Classroom: The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UW-Milwaukee” Meet at registration table
Presenter: Julie Kline, Outreach and Academic Program Coordinator, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers extensive resources including films and culturally-rich children’s literature to support K-12 and post-secondary educators. Come learn about how CLACS can be of service to you!

Workshop Cost: $30 WAFLT Members; $40 Non-Members; $22 Students (includes registration, materials, continental breakfast and buffet lunch); $45 all on-site registrations

Registration: To register, download and complete the registration form and send it with payment by February 1, 2011

Make checks payable to WAFLT.

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