Preliminary ProgramandEarly Registration MaterialsNY Hilton Midtown February 8–10, 2018Bill Heller, ChairpersonContact: [email protected]
Keynote SpeakerDr. Eileen GlisanDr. Eileen W. Glisan is Distinguished University Professor of Spanish and Foreign LanguageEducation at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where she coordinates the Spanish EducationK-12 Program. She was President of ACTFL in 2010 is certified by ACTFL as an oral proficiencytester of Spanish. In 1997 she was Chair of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of ForeignLanguages (NECTFL) and was also President of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association(PSMLA). She is co-author of Teacher's Handbook: Contextualized Language Instruction, a leadingmethodology text now in its fifth edition. She is also co-author of the newly published text, Enactingthe Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices, and of the 2013 text,Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment. She has published numerous articles in editedbooks and scholarly journals such as The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, andThe Canadian Modern Language Review. Dr. Glisan is the recipient of several awards including the2012 PSMLA Frank Mulhern Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership in World Languages andCultures, the 1996 Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, given by ACTFL andthe New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, and the 2008 Nelson H. Brooks Awardfor Distinguished Service and Leadership to the Profession given by NECTFL.
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General InformationNORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, INC.NECTFL is the undisputed leader in the Northeast region supporting the teaching and learning ofworld languages. Providing a forum for language educators from Maine to Virginia, the NortheastConference is comprised of three full days of discussions, workshops, sessions, exhibits, speeches,and awards, which reflect the general trends, interests, and needs of its constituents.PRE-REGISTRATION AND CONFIRMATIONYou may pre-register for the conference online or by mail with the registration form available athttp://www.nectfl.org/conference. Please note cut-off dates, the fee schedule and refund informationon the registration form. Confirmation of conference registration will be made by e-mail only. Pleaseprovide a valid e-mail address on your registration form.ON-SITE REGISTRATIONParticipants who have not pre-registered by January 16 may register online or on-site; however onsite rates will apply.PAYMENTRegistrants may pay by credit card (via PayPal, with or without a PayPal account), check, moneyorder, or purchase order.PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPSThree-hour and six-hour pre-conference workshops are scheduled on Thursday. There is anadditional fee to register for these special ticketed offerings, given by top world language presentersfrom our region and beyond. The listing of these workshops is available on the conference website.SESSIONSApproximately 135 one-hour sessions will be scheduled on Friday and Saturday. Unlike preconference workshops, individual sessions are not ticketed. Attendees may attend whichever sessionsthey please on the day(s) they are registered. Sessions are presented by language educators of manylanguages and all levels. Of special note are sessions denoted as “best of” state. The preliminaryprogram listing sessions with descriptions will be available online by early fall at the latest.FEATURED SESSIONS STRANDThis year we will offer one strand of ten featured presentations that are directly related to deepeningan understanding of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the ACTFL Core Practices. Onefeatured presentation will be offered during each of the ten scheduled conference session time slots.KEYNOTE ADDRESSThis year we will offer a keynote address, given by Dr. Eileen Glisan of Indiana University ofPennsylvania. The keynote address, as well as ACTFL and JNCL updates, will be offered onSaturday morning. All conference attendees are welcomed and encouraged to attend.HOTEL AND HOTEL REGISTRATIONThis year the Northeast Conference will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown. Visitors to NewYork City will find themselves within walking-distance from Times Square, MoMA, Fifth Avenue,and many of the Midtown attractions that make New York irresistible! Reservations for the NewYork Hilton Midtown should be made separately by using the hotel reservation form available athttp://www.nectfl.org/conference. Please note the hotel registration cut-off date of January 8,2018. In order to receive the NECTFL conference rate at the hotel, you must use the hotelregistration link. Rooms will be ready for check-in after 3:00 p.m. and checkout is at 12:00 p.m. Ifyou are arriving before check-in or staying after checkout, luggage may be stored with the hotel.
TRANSPORTATIONNew York City is easily accessible via land or air. If you are flying in, you may consider flights intoany one of the three major NYC metropolitan airports: JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark. If arriving bytrain, the hotel is easily accessible from Penn Station, and if by bus, the same holds true from thePort Authority bus station. If driving, please visit the hotel website for information regarding drivingdirections, parking, etc.ARRIVAL/CONFERENCE CHECK-INConference materials (programs, badges, workshop tickets) will be pre-packaged for thoseparticipants who have pre-registered and will be available at the conference registration booth in thesecond floor lobby of the Hilton. The registration booth will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. onThursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.MEALSMeals are not provided with the hotel room rate or conference registration fees. Each day’s schedulehas a break built in mid-day for lunch. Being Manhattan, there are countless options. In the hotellobby you’ll find Herb N’ Kitchen for a quick coffee or snack. Directly across the street on West 53rdis Café 53, a well-stocked buffet/cafeteria-style eatery with something for everyone at reasonableprices. There’s also a Starbucks across the street on 6th Avenue, Klein and Co. 55th–56th on 6th Ave,and a Chipotle at 6th Ave. and 56th.BADGESAttendees at the conference are asked to WEAR THEIR BADGES AT ALL TIMES! You will notbe permitted to attend workshops or enter the exhibit hall without your name badge.WORKSHOP/SESSION SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONSAll workshops and sessions, unless otherwise noted, will be held in the New York Hilton Midtown,2nd floor and concourse level (new this year). To reach the concourse level, take the elevator or stairsdown one level from the main lobby. The schedule of sessions will be determined prior to theconference and will be posted at http://www.nectfl.org/conference as soon as it is available. Pleasenote: once scheduled, the listing of sessions is tentative and subject to change due to changesreceived after the printing deadline. All attendees are asked to be at workshops and sessions on timeand to remain until the end. Please silence your cell phone while in workshops.EXHIBITSOver 50 exhibitors will be present for consultation and to demonstrate and/or sell their materialswhich include texts, journals, audio, video, and digital media, literature, games, fund raisers, realia,travel services, and more. Most exhibitors accept cash, checks, and/or credit cards. The exhibit hallwill be open Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. so that participantswill have ample opportunity to examine a variety of materials. The exhibit hall is located in theRhinelander Ballroom, also on the 2nd Floor of the Hilton. Raffles for valuable prizes will be held inthe exhibit hall.IN-SERVICE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITEach participant will receive a certificate of attendance in his or her registration packet. It is theresponsibility of individual attendees to collect signatures and document session attendance, ifrequired by their home institution. New York State teachers requiring CTLE credits must return theirsignature form to the registration desk.
64th Annual Northeast ConferenceProgram OverviewTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 88:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.Conference Registration9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Six-hour Ticketed Workshops (one hour lunch)9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Three-hour Ticketed Workshops – Morning1:00–4:30 p.m.State Leaders Luncheon and Meeting1:30–4:30 p.m.Three-hour Ticketed Workshops – Afternoon5:00–9:00 p.m.Board of Directors Meeting and DinnerFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 97:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.Conference Registration8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Conference Exhibit Hall Open8:30–9:30 a.m.Session 1 and Mead Leadership Collaborative9:30–10:30 a.m.Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Coffee Break10:30–11:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.Session 2Lunch Break/ExhibitsTable TalksPalmes Academiques Luncheon (by invitation only) - Offsite1:00–2:00 p.m.Session 32:00–2:30 p.m.Exhibit Break2:30–3:30 p.m.Session 43:30–4:15 p.m.Exhibit and Coffee Break4:15–5:15 p.m.Session 56:00–7:30 p.m.NECTFL Awards CeremonySATURDAY, FEBRUARY 107:00–8:00 a.m.NADSFL/NCSSFL Breakfast Meeting8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.Conference Registration8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.Conference Exhibit Hall Open8:00–9:00 a.m.Session 68:00–9:00 a.m.Past Chairs Breakfast Meeting9:00–9:45 a.m.Exhibit and Coffee Break9:45–10:45 a.m.11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Keynote Address and General SessionSession 712:00–1:30 p.m.Lunch Break/Exhibits and Coffee Break12:00–1:15 p.m.Advisory Council Meeting and Luncheon1:30–2:30 p.m.Session 82:45–3:45 p.m.Session 94:00–5:00 p.m.Session 10
Conference Schedule at a :456:006:156:306:457:007:157:30Thursday, February dWorkshopsBoard of DirectorsMeeting and Dinner(5:00–9:00 456:006:156:306:457:007:157:30Friday, February 9Session 1Dedicated Exhibit TimeSession 2Lunch Break, Table Talks, andDedicated Exhibit TimeSession 3Dedicated Exhibit TimeSession 4Dedicated Exhibit TimeSession 5Awards Ceremonyand 305:456:006:156:306:457:007:157:30Saturday, February 10NADSFL/NCSSFLBreakfast MeetingSession 6&Past Chairs Breakfast MeetingDedicated Exhibit TimeKeynote Address&General SessionSession 7Lunch Breakand ExhibitTimeAdvisoryCouncilMeeting andLuncheonSession 8Session 9Session 10
THURSDAY.1.DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL WORKSHOPS AND SESSIONSCan-Do Learning:Developing Communication withLanguage and Culture9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (6 h.)RegentWhat do learners need to demonstrateconsistently over time to show that they canuse language for Interpersonal, Interpretive,and Presentational Communication? Whatare the indicators of increasing InterculturalCommunication? Unwrap the revisedNCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements andthe new Can-Do Statements for InterculturalCommunication to create the blueprint foreffective language learning. Apply the CanDo Statements to identify effectiveinstructional strategies, create effective unitand lesson designs, and plan formative andsummative assessments.Organizer/Presenter(s):Jessica Haxhi,New Haven Public Schools, New Haven, CTIntended Audience(s): PreK-16 (all)Keyword: CurriculumExamples in: Several3.Picture It! Analyzing Art to MoveUp the Proficiency Scale9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (6 h.)Begin in Madison, then off-site/MoMAAfter discussing theoretical approaches,participants will develop strategies forintegrating art into daily instruction. Bysampling successful activities for K-16 learners, participants will understand how toconnect culture to target languageinstruction, discuss how to measure studentperformance in InterpersonalCommunication and PresentationalSpeaking, and write assessments to monitorstudent progress. From here we will walk toMoMA, where participants will have theopportunity to integrate the products,practices and perspectives of their targetlanguage and culture into lessons that theydevelop. Finally we will reconvene as agroup to share our approaches.Organizer/Presenter(s):Kathy Fegely,Antietam School District, Reading, PAGisela Hoecherl-Alden, Ph.D.Boston University, Boston, MALanguage(s) spoken: EnglishIntended Audience(s): PreK-16 (all)2.Leveling Up: Unleash YourStudents’ Growth in Proficiency9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (6 h.)Sutton SouthHelp your learners level up! Aiming forhigher proficiency is key to growth, but howdo we help students reach higher levels offunctional ability? Too often, students stickat a given proficiency level, preferring tostay with the safe and easy. By focusing onstudents’ abilities, plus what they will needto perform at the next level, teachers andlearners can bridge that gap. This interactiveworkshop offers concrete strategies to getstudents unstuck. Learn to build this targetand-support strategy into your curriculum,then brainstorm and develop a wide varietyof techniques that move students up theproficiency scale, including scaffoldedactivities, challenges and incentives,directive feedback, and explicit proficiencytargets.Organizer/Presenter(s):Keyword: Instructional strategiesExamples in: German5.THURSDAY.Creating Confidence ThroughComprehensible Input for theClassics Classroom9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (3 h.) Sutton CenterThis workshop will explore the use ofcomprehensible input in the Latinclassroom. The presenters, three teacherswho have switched to using comprehensibleinput in their classes, have increased theirstudents' proficiency with this method. Allthree have found that their students haveincreased in their proficiency in Latin andancient Greek, in both their vocabularyacquisition and in their confidence with thelanguage. The presenters will review how tocreate comprehensible input for students,how to implement this instructional strategy,and what assessments and activities haveworked well for them using comprehensibleinput. Participants will leave with examplesof how to transform their teaching throughthe use of comprehensible input-gearedactivities and instructional techniques, andwill have a better understanding of whycomprehensible input is important andvaluable in the Latin and ancient Greekclassroom.Organizer/Presenter(s):Maureen Lamb,Kingswood Oxford School, W. Hartford, CTLanguage(s) spoken: EnglishJohn Bracey,Weston Middle School, Weston, MA4.Lindsay Sears-Tam,Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CTWhat Else Can I Do With Can-Dos?9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (3 h.)Sutton NorthCan-Do statements, learning goals,functions, and proficiency targets: How doall these things fit together in the design anddevelopment of a proficiency-focusedlearning plan? This workshop explores howlinking functions, skills, and content canresult in unit performance assessments thatchart a path to language proficiency growth.Participants will collaborate in a variety ofactivities to uncover the connectionsbetween these components and harness thepower that they bring to instruction andassessment.Organizer/Presenter(s):Charlotte Gifford,Greenfield Community College, MAGreta Lundgaard,Independent Consultant, Dallas, TXIntended Audience(s): High School & CollegeIntended Audience(s): Secondary (6-12)Keyword: Instructional strategiesKeyword: CurriculumExamples in: French, SpanishExamples in: EnglishLanguage(s) spoken: EnglishLanguage(s) spoken: EnglishIntended Audience(s): PreK-16 (all)Keyword: Instructional strategiesExamples in: LatinLanguage(s) spoken: English, LatinCTThursday, February 8, Pre-conference Workshops, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
THURSDAY.6.DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL WORKSHOPS AND SESSIONSCreating High-Impact ChineseInstructional Activities ThroughACTFL Core Practices9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (3 h.)BeekmanMore and more Chinese teachers are seekinghigh-impact instructional practices toadvance their students along the proficiencycontinuum. ACTFL Core Practices providethem with highly efficient and effectivetools in achieving such goals. Thisworkshop will start with the description ofthe Core Practices. The presenters will thenuse classroom examples to show what thesecore practices look like when implementedin various proficiency level classes.Participants will also gain experiencethrough hands-on activities focusing on oneof the core practices of their choice. Thiscan be used as a foundation for buildinghigh-impact instructional activities that willbe ready to put into practice.Organizer/Presenter(s):Dali Tan, Ph.D., CLASSYu Lan Lin, Ph.D. CLASSBaocai Jia, CLASSLucy Lee, Ed.S., CLASSCarol Chen Lin, Ph.D., CLASSIntended Audience(s): PreK-127.Doorways to Teaching forProficiency With ComprehensibleInput9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (3 h.)BryantWe will review four key principles ofteaching for acquisition withcomprehensible input (CI). We'll then do ademo of MovieTalk and PictureTalk inFrench, Spanish, or English, engagingparticipants around the story at variouslevels. To debrief, we'll ask how the activityconforms to CI principles, how it developsand exercises basic skills for deliveringcomprehensible input, how it leads tofluency-building in our students, and to whatdegree it aligns with core practices.Participants will then have the opportunityto work in groups by language and level tocreate their own MovieTalk activity from aselection of short video clips. Everyone willleave with access to resources for buildingtheir own MovieTalk/PictureTalk lessons,an exposure to key skills for deliveringcomprehensible input around thoseresources, and an understanding of wheresuch activities fit in their :8.THURSDAY.Reading, Writing and Rigor in theWorld Language Classroom9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (3 h.)Nassau EastTeachers attending this workshop willacquire a number of new strategies forincorporating reading and writing in theirdaily lessons with a focus on rigor and thegoal of increasing student use of the targetlanguage. Strategies shared will includeusing short stories, listening comprehensionactivities, and reading strategies to increasecomprehensible input, and therefore studentoutput, while improving the quantity andquality of writing and speaking. Ways toincrease student confidence and engagementin using the target language will be ofspecial focus. Participants will leaveinspired and prepared to increase theirstudents' use of the target language byincorporating reading and writing into theirlessons on a more frequent basis. While thispresentation is geared toward middle schoolor beginner-language teachers, any worldlanguage teacher would benefit from thispresentation.Organizer/Presenter(s):Jennifer Fuenzalida,Fox Lane Middle School, Bedford, NYIntended Audience(s): Middle SchoolExamples in: ChineseAnny Ewing,Altamira Language Learning,Chester Springs, PALanguage(s) spoken: Chinese, EnglishLori Belinsky,Examples in: SpanishGarnet Valley Middle School, Glen Mills, PALanguage(s) spoken: EnglishKeyword: Instructional strategiesLeslie Kronemeyer,Keyword: Instructional strategiesMainland Regional High School, Linwood, NJIntended Audience(s): PreK-16 (all)9.Keyword: Instructional strategies9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (3 h.)Examples in: English, French, SpanishGet hands-on practice designing a ProjectBased Learning unit that fits yourcurriculum, your schedule, and yourstudents. See examples of effective projectsfrom Level I and Level II. Comprehensiveproject planning will begin with powerfulquestion design and include routines andassessments that engage all three modes ofcommunication, incorporate comprehensibleinput, meet district and departmentexpectations, and also scaffold a meaningfulreal-world experience that engages andinspires your students.Language(s) spoken: EnglishPlease assist us in evaluating any sessions that youattend. Your input will help us select the “Best ofNECTFL” as well as assist us in future conferenceplanning. Thank you!Use this QR code, this link, or the link athttp://www.nectfl.org/conference.PBL Building BlocksNassau WestOrganizer/Presenter(s):Laura Sexton,Gaston Early College High School, Dallas, NCIntended Audience(s): Secondary (6-12)Keyword: Instructional strategiesExamples in: SpanishLanguage(s) spoken: EnglishThursday, February 8, Pre-conference Workshops, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
THURSDAY.10.DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL WORKSHOPS AND SESSIONSStamping Students' Passports toProficiency Using AP Themes1:30–4:30 p.m. (3 h.)Sutton NorthAre you worried about how your worldlanguage curriculum supports student growthand fosters proficiency? Well, if you're one ofthousands of AP schools, the AP Global Themeshold the key to moving students along theproficiency continuum. Even without an APcourse, the AP themes present a ready-maderoad map of authentic contexts for true depthof knowledge. In this workshop, attendees willdiscover how to use themes to inspire units,craft essential questions, spiral vocabulary andcreate authentic performance tasks that will notonly engage students, but help make languageprograms come alive. Leave with a preliminaryset of thematic unit plans, essential questions,and assessment ideas across language levels,modeled on backwards design principles.Organizer/Presenter(s):12.Developing Proficiency and CrossCultural Understanding UsingFrench News Videos1:30–4:30 p.m. (3 h.)BeekmanLanguage(s) spoken: EnglishThis highly interactive, three-hour workshopwill include: a review and discussion ofstandards and design principles; examples ofthe facilitators’ current practice; hands-onexperience using software tools; andcollaborative work in small groups to createactivities or lesson plans based on newsvideos in French. The collaborative part ofthe workshop will end with a debrief, wherethe groups will present their activities orlessons and receive feedback. We will thensuggest ways to “spiral” news reports,combined with other authentic materials, togenerate a range of activities that engagestudents, help them develop insight into thetarget culture, promote critical thinking andoffer ample language practice acrossdifferent modes. The major goal is for eachof the participants to leave the workshoparmed with a clear pedagogical frameworkthat they can use to build lessons targeted totheir own teaching needs, along with a fewconcrete and specific ideas about how to useFrench news videos.Organizer/Presenter(s):11.Robert Daniel, Ph.D.,Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PAMichael Camp,Homewood-Flossmoor High School, ILIntended Audience(s): PreK-16 (all)Keyword: ArticulationExamples in: EnglishGet Inside Their Heads! HowNeuroscience Research Impacts theClassroom1:30–4:30 p.m. (3 h.)Sutton CenterClass time is priceless, so learn how toeffectively design the classroom experienceto get the most out of your students. Learnfrom an educator who specializes in brainresearch and from a 25-year master languageteacher on how research can inform pedagogy,ultimately transforming your classroom. Thisinteractive workshop will cover the effectivecreation of long-term memories and the retrievaland successful use of knowledge acrossmodalities of the target language. By focusingon the most recent brain research and the ACTFLcore practices, participants will redesign alesson through the lens of current neuroscienceresearch, leaving with the tools and knowledgenecessary to apply this research to theteaching and learning of language.Organizer/Presenter(s):Sara Deveaux,Loomis Chaffee, Windsor, CTScott MacClintic,Loomis Chaffee, Windsor, CTIntended Audience(s): Secondary (6-12)Keyword: Instructional strategiesExamples in: English, FrenchLanguage(s) spoken: EnglishChantal Philippon-Daniel,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAIntended Audience(s): High School & CollegeKeyword: Instructional strategiesExamples in: FrenchLanguage(s) spoken: English13.THURSDAY.Time to Create!1:30–4:30 p.m. (3 h.)BryantDid you ever leave a conference with tons ofgreat ideas, but then get back to school onlyto deal with the aftermath of 3 sub days andnever find time to implement or integrateeverything you learned? Well, this workshopis for you! In these three hours, we willproduce those materials that you've wanted,but have not found the time to make. Usingmany free applications like Kahoot, Quizlet,Explain Everything, PowerPoint, Pic Kids,Telegammi, Voki, Haiku Deck, Story Kit,Puppet Pals, etc., we will walk you throughthe process. You will need a Chromebook,laptop and/or iPad, and internet/data. Pleasenote that free WiFi is not provided.Organizer/Presenter(s):Carol Shaw,Brick Township High School, BrickTownship, NJMonica Lluch,Far Hills Country Day School, Far Hills, NJIntended Audience(s): Secondary (6-12)Keyword: MaterialsExamples in: French, SpanishLanguage(s) spoken: English14.From Performance to Proficiency:Designing Assessments in the ThreeModes1:30–4:30 p.m. (3 h.)Nassau EastHow can we design tasks using the threemodes of communication to move studentsbeyond class performance to higherproficiency? Students often use predictableor forced choice items, maintaining learningpatterns that are intolerant of ambiguity,inflexible, and risk-averse. These are conditionsthat hinder proficiency goals. In this workshop,Thank you forsilencing your cellphone and devicesthe presenter will guide participants in taskdesign to solve problems and create productsof value beyond the classroom. We willdevelop specific Can-Do targets that alignwith the assessment task. Participants leavewith templates and implementation tools tocontinue design work in their schools or forturn-key training of new teachers. Thisworkshop is hands-on and interactive withpresentation, examples, and discussion.during workshopsOrganizer/Presenter(s):Jennifer Eddy, Ph.D.,Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NYand sessions!Intended Audience(s): PreK-16 (all)Keyword: AssessmentExamples in: SeveralLanguage(s) spoken: EnglishThursday, February 8, Pre-conference Workshops, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY.15.DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL WORKSHOPS AND SESSIONSPower Talk: Strategies forIncreasing Proficiency1:30–4:30 p.m. (3 h.)Nassau WestDo you want to get your students talking andengaged in meaningful dialogue? Do youwant to be able to scaffold to propelproficiency upward? Come learn how to notonly lay the groundwork for a stronginterpersonal foundation but also empoweryour students to advance their proficiency.Learn activities that provide various waysfor students to practice at each proficiencylevel while addressing various learningstyles and meeting the needs of all learners.Learn how to design an effectiveinterpersonal prompt, and design some thatyou can use immediately.Organizer/Presenter(s):Glennysha Jurado-Moran,Piscataway Township Schools, NJDana Pilla,Rutgers Universtiy, Camden, NJIntended Audience(s): Secondary (6-12)Keyword: Instructional strategiesExamples in: English, SpanishLanguage(s) spoken: English16.State Leaders Meeting1:00–4:30 p.m.MadisonThis is a closed meeting for the leadersof northeast region state associations.Contact NECTFL headquarters formore information.17.NECTFL Board of DirectorsMeeting5:00–7:00 p.m.Hilton Board RoomThis is a closed meeting of theNECTFL Board of Directors.THURSDAY.Mentor ScholarshipWinners and Mentors:There will be an informalmeet-up at 7:45 a.m.Friday in Madison. If youhaven’t met your mentoryet, meet here and planyour conferenceexperience. If you’veDCalready connected andmade your plans, enjoyyour day!Eating out?Meals are not provided with the hotel room rate or conference registration fees.Each day’s schedule has an hour and a half break built in mid-day for lunch andexhibit viewing.Being in Manhattan, there are countless options. In the hotel lobby you’ll findHerb N’ Kitchen for a quick coffee or snack. Directly across the street on West53rd is Café 53, a well-stocked buffet/cafeteria-style eatery with something foreveryone at reasonable prices. If you walk out the front door, you’ll see theHalal Guys stand on the corner of 53rd and 6th. There’s also a Starbucks acrossthe street on 6th Avenue, Klein and Co. on 6th Ave between 55th and 56th, and aChipotle at 6th Ave. and 56th. You might also check with the hotel concierge oryour favorite app like Yelp or Open Table to help you find something close by.Bon appétit!Thursday, February 8, Pre-conference Workshops, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Friday.FEATURED SESSIONSFeatured SessionsFridayThe following tensessions have beenspecially designated bythe Program Committeefor their strongconnection to the theme:Unleashing the POWerof Proficiency. Allfeatured sessions arescheduled in SuttonNorth, with one persession time slot.116. Want Your Students to Be BetterSpeakers? Set Proficiency Targets!Session: 2Sutton NorthMore than anything else, students hope tolearn how to speak a language because ofthe time they have invested in worldlanguage courses. Sadly, not many studentsmanage that. But more and more schools arerealizing that if we set proficiency targetsfor each year of learning, students can movetoward higher proficiency levels faster and,simultaneously, develop the desire tocontinue language learning even afterrequirements are met. This session willexamine four principles of proficiency thathelp learners — and teachers — reach thegoal of happier and more proficientspeakers. Particular attention wi
WORKSHOP/SESSION SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS All workshops and sessions, unless otherwise noted, will be held in the New York Hilton Midtown, 2nd floor and concourse level (new this year). To reach the concourse level, take the elevator or stairs down one level from the main lobby. The sche