Develop Heritage Speakers’ Identity and Literacy Skills through Literature
11/5/2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Using novels and short stories with heritage speakers can improve their ability to read and write in Spanish while helping them to develop a stronger sense of identity.

PRESENTER: MICHELE J. SCHREINER, JENNY A. DILKS

Harnessing the Power of ELLs’ First Languages
11/5/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Should English language learners (ELLs) use their first language in your classroom? When? Why? How often? Complete a group challenge, learn about research findings and practice strategies to scaffold ELLs.

PRESENTER: ADRIANNA A REYES, DANA J. NELSON

SEL (Social Emotional Learning) in the World Language Classroom
11/5/2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM

This workshop will help teachers understand what SEL is and is not. We will practice ways to help students work on their SEL skills in target languages.

PRESENTER: JENNIFER A. SCHWESTER

Tech Savvy in the Foreign Language Classroom
11/6/2020 10:30 – 11:30 AM

This workshop will enable attendees to become more tech savvy in the foreign language classroom. We will share ways to implement cutting-edge technology to promote target language proficiency.

PRESENTER: CAROLA E. FERNANDEZ,LUISA F. JIMENEZ

Words Work for You! Vocabulary on the Path to Proficiency
11/6/2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM

By focusing on proficiency as a goal for vocabulary learning, teachers can create meaningful opportunities for students to learn vocabulary and use the words they know.

PRESENTER: JULIA B. KOCH