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Florida Foreign

Language Association

2018 Conference Schedule - Round 2

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 9:15am-10:15am

Be the Change: Promoting Empathy Through Literacy Siesta

Annette Galindo

Pamela Mejía


As educators, we have the power to foster human connections within our community of learners, thus shaping students to be caring and empathetic members and leaders of our society. Through literacy, mainly Spanish readers, novels and current events, we can build a framework that allows students to address and or acquire language proficiency, while engaging in activities promoting empathy, understanding, and inclusion. We will share a number of lessons and activities that have proven to be effective in our classrooms and have encouraged our students to take action in our community. Watch your community connect and strengthen.
IPA's in the World Languages Classroom (Part 2) : Using technology to create, submit and grade IPA's
Salons A & B Linda Gillespie

Colleen Murphy

Ingrid Mateo-Marrero
All Languages

All Levels
This second part will focus on how to use technology to facilitate the IPA process in the classroom. From creation, to assignment, to student submission and grading. After this 2-part workshop, participants will walk away with an understanding of the full process of IPA's and how to encourage the use of performance-based skills in the classroom.

Digital Escape Rooms in the Language Classroom

Salon C Sonia Remy

Carmen Chávez
Tech All Languages

Ready for something different?

Escape Rooms are an immersive ultra-engaging learning platform incorporating puzzle elements that must be solved in a set amount of time. They build teamwork, critical thinking and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve enhancing communication skills in the target language. Attendees will engage in a digital Escape Room with physical elements designed to help them understand first-hand how the challenges will ignite their students’ natural drive to problem-solve. We will wrap up with a question and answer session. Participants should attend with charged laptop, iPad, or tablet.

Spanish Frayer Models –Marzano Six-Steps to Effective Vocabulary Tiles
Salon D

Alexandra Moa

Valerie Maher

Spanish Linguistic and Reading Comprehension benefits of using a Spanish Frayer Model to teach Vocabulary, Grammar and Sentence Structure. Explaining Marzano effective vocabulary instruction and six step process along with Close Reading annotation strategies (Digital and paper format). How to include digital links for proficiency gains using student computers or Academic Notebooks. This interactive digital presentation will allow participants to “set up” or download Spanish Frayer models and Marzano effective vocabulary strategies for students to use.
Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española (SIELE)

Salon F Alberto Matesanz

Sara Brihuega
Spanish AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) and SIELE Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española (International Service for the Evaluation of the Spanish Language), will present information about the new Spanish assessment SEAL. With this new assessment, the candidate can earn the Seal of Biliteracy at the same time as certifying the Spanish proficiency internationally. SIELE is the most comprehensive, versatile and prestigious system to assess and certify Spanish language proficiency.It is the first internationally recognized digital certification that accredits Spanish proficiency from a pan-Hispanic perspective. This reinforces its validity at a global level and embraces the richness,l iveliness and diversity of the Spanish language. SIELE’s tests reliability is guaranteed by the experience of four of the most prestigious cultural and academic institutions: Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca and Universidad de Buenos Aires. SIELE is managed by Telefónica Educación Digital.More than 75 institutions in more than 22 Ibero-American countries are actively involved with SIELE, performing ongoing research in Spanish language teaching,supporting content quality and providing innovative didactic materials
Technology in the Classroom – One Device at a Time
Salon G
Julia Ullmann
Technology I will demonstrate various ways to integrate technology in the classroom when only one device is available. Some sample activities will include desktop or laptop computer, and some mobile device, like a tablet or a cell phone. I will introduce some resources and apps to present materials, engage students and assess their learning.
Authentic Materials for Designing Integrated Thematic Lessons
Salon H
Parthena Draggett
All Languages

All Levels
We all know the value of using authentic resources and of teaching vocabulary and grammatical structures in context. But, have you ever found yourself in this situation: “I have found the a wonderful, culturally and linguistically authentic resource! Now, what how can I make sure that my students can understand and learn from it?” This session will address how to scaffold learning activities to build confidence and success in your students’ interpretive skills with authentic resources. Participants will take away an integrated thematic lesson as an example on which to base their future lessons with those perfect authentic resources.
Using Comic Strips and Books in the WL Classroom
Azalea A Phil Dillinger
All Languages Explores using how comic strips and comic books can be used in the World Language classroom in both assessments and activities.
SONGS: A Sustainable Online Network for Global-German Studies
Azalea B

Will Hasty

Christina Overstreet

German We will present a new initiative at the University of Florida to build a Sustainable Online Network for Global-German Studies (“SONGS”). “Sustainability” is discussed both in terms of 1) human resources: expanding online studies employing new technologies and in ways that enhance and embellish rather than undermine classroom instruction; and 2) natural resources: seeking partnerships to harness clean energy sources to power an Online Global (-German) Studies Network.
Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of L2 Japanese
Hisbiscus Mihoko Wheeler
Japanese This presenter investigates the causal relationship between L1 English morphological awareness and L2 Japanese reading comprehension, proving that the morphological awareness of L1 can be transferred to L2 and positively influence the reading comprehension ability in L2. The goal of this pilot study is to design and analyze a series of tests that can be used to investigate the causal relation between L2 Japanese morphological awareness and the reading comprehension of adults. The tests are to be designed to identify a trainable variable which can be used in further research to systematically increase L2 reading comprehension ability.
Personalized Assessment Models to Enhance Authenticity and Chinese Learning
Oleander A Hua Zhang Chinese Assessment guides and informs learning. Thus personalized language learning makes more sense if the language assessment models
Teaching Novice Learners To Turn Off Their "English Brains"
Oleander B Michelle Browett
All Languages Novice learners often allow their fear of making mistakes to keep them from participating actively in class and/or from believing they can be successful. Yet these mistakes are often "predictable errors" due to interference with the student’s first language (presumably English). Helping students understand *why* they make those mistakes normalizes the situation, allowing the student to accept the fact that errors are a natural part of learning. In this workshop, we will explore how to help students grow their “TL Brain” and mute their “English Brain” in order to be more successful in the WL classroom.
Developing the primary learning objectives across levels Magnolia

Amarilys Heard

Rita Daugherty

Spanish This session allows participants to see the implementation and connection of the six primary learning objectives (PLO's) as presented in the AP Curriculum Framework across levels through the use of authentic resources. Participants will be exposed to the PLO's and their relevance when planning activities to facilitate language acquisition and successful language development. Participants will receive a sample of the PLO's across levels in the Spanish classroom and will be encouraged to develop similar activities with the help of the presenters. Participants will be grouped in the languages they teach in order to maximize discussion.
Global Education 101 Jasmine María Eugenia Zelaya Global Education This session will give you the opportunity to see how you can integrate Global Education into the Foreign Language classroom. We will show teachers how to incorporate the Global Education competences in their lessons/units and how to create meaningful connections with other classrooms across the world.
Enhancing Secondary and Post-Secondary World Language Programs by Promoting the FL Seal of Biliteracy
BiscayneJackie Bronkie
2019 RequirementsLearn about the advantages of offering the FL Seal of Biliteracy and the requirements for SY2019.

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