Learners as Leaders32 nd Annual HALT ConferenceSaturday, April 14, 2018Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian StudiesUniversity of Hawaiʻi at MānoaThe annual HALT Conference is generously co-sponsored by theNational Foreign Language Resource Center


E KOMO MAIWelcome to the 32 nd Annual HALT Conference: Learners as Leaders . Our conference is onceagain being held at the UH Mānoa Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. This year’sprogram offers many opportunities for current and future language teaching practitioners toshare ideas, resources, research, innovations, and information on a variety of issues relevant tothe Hawai‘i language teaching community. This year’s conference theme, “Learners as Leaders,”is intended to invite reflection on the many ways we can place learners at the heart of our craft:respecting student initiative, voice, and choice in learning; tailoring instruction to fit learnerneeds and wants; and cultivating in ourselves a learning mindset, or “beginner's mind.”After you check in at registration, please enjoy the complimentary coffee service in the hālauarea and feel free to visit the publishers’ exhibits, located on the second floor. Participatingexhibitors have door prizes with winning ticket numbers attached to them. Check them againstthe ticket you received at registration to see if you’ve won. We also have a number of tables bynonprofits and government agencies this year on the first floor as well.We are honored to welcome Dr. Emily McCarren, Academy Principal at Punahou School, whowill open the conference with her keynote address: Shaping Our Shared Future, One Student at aTime . Enjoy the many exciting concurrent sessions that follow and then come back and join usfor our annual HALT–Honolulu Star-Advertiser Excellence in Teaching Award ceremony duringlunch. Those who ordered and paid for lunch will have a sticker on their nametag. Finally, toclose the conference, Dr. McCarren will be offering a special afternoon session: Leading from theLanguage Classroom .Before you leave today, please fill out your evaluation form (see page 18). We hope you willconsider presenting something from your own classroom practices at next year’s conference andyou will join us for our new professional development event, the HALT Summer Summit, in June(see inside back cover for details).Have an enjoyable and informative conference!2017-18 HALT Executive Board2

MAHALOHALT EXECUTIVE BOARDSPECIAL THANKS TO Pualeilani Santos, KCHS Manager Our conference helpers – Adam Brod,Adeline Crosthwait, Dmitrii Egorov,Kalani Fujiwara, Reina Horton, IolandaMarinelli, Eri Noguchi, MoniqueRodriguez, Yenny Rong, HikaruShinagawa, Alanna Soloman, EtsukoTanaka, & Ayanna Willis UH Korean Language Flagship Center Bess Press Melody Kubo & Debi Tulang-De Silva,Court Interpreter Certification Program Barbara Teraji, National Security Agency University Catering (Sodexo) Sum’s CateringOfficersPresident – Satoru Shinagawa (KCC)Vice-President: Conference Chair – StephenTschudi (UHM)Vice-President: Membership – Jim Yoshioka(NFLRC)Secretary – Cindy Wong (Washington MS)Treasurer – Nancy Wysard (Mid-Pacific Institute)Webmaster – Jason Sung (KCC)SWCOLT Representative – Jeenna Canche (HIDOE)Excellence in Teaching Award CommitteeCo-Chair – Lynette Fujimori (HI DOE)Members at Large – Danile Kop (HI DOE) &Nancy Kishi-Char (Kalani HS)RepresentativesEXHIBITORS / SPONSORSChinese: Stephen Tschudi (UHM)Filipino: Imelda Gasmen (UHM)French: Joan Debrah (UHM)German: Jennie Tran (UHM)Hawaiian: Kekeha Solis (UHM)Ilokano: Dean Domingo (UHM)Japanese: Waka Tominaga (KCC)Korean: Jason Sung (KCC)Portuguese: Rachel Mamiya Hernandez (UHM)Samoan: Elisapeta Alaimaleata (Le FetuaoSamoan Language Center)Spanish: Edna Mayra Hickling (Waipahu HS)CengageContact: Jessica [email protected] USA PublishingContact: Robert [email protected] Chinese Language Flagship ProgramContact: Susanne [email protected]: Anna Crawford, King Kekaulike HSPrivate Schools: Ngan-Ha Ta, ‘Iolani SchoolUniversity of Hawai‘i PressContact: Trond [email protected] IN TEACHING AWARDSPONSORVista Higher LearningContact: Rachel [email protected] Honolulu Star-AdvertiserRon Nagasawa (Midweek), representingWorldStridesContact: Michael [email protected]


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE7:45-8:15Registration (entrance) , Coffee Service ( hālau) , & Publishers’ Exhibit (2 nd floor)8:15-9:00Keynote Address: Shaping Our Shared Future, One Student at a Time (EmilyMcCarren) – hālauKAMA 101KAMA 201KAMA 202SESSION I9:05-9:50DesigningLocalized TBLTMaterials for theForeign LanguageClassroom (Smith,Le, Phung, Bach,& Ziegler)True Grit in theWorld LanguageClassroom:EmpoweringStudents to OwnTheir Learning(Connell)100%EngagementActivities –Integrating 3CommunicativeModes (Ta &Shibamiya)UsingE-Portfolios inRequiredForeignLanguageCourses(Bramlet)E Hiu a Wela:High-Immersion IntervalTraining(Martin)SESSION II9:55-10:40A Free SpanishVocabulary LevelsTest (Chandler)Talking Avatar foran OnlineLanguage Course(Shinagawa)Teachers Leadingthe Way inLanguageEducation(Chapman deSousa, Canche,Halagao, Lam, &Jimenez Salinas)Teaching theChineseLanguagethrough theLens of SocialJustice (Ruan,Riggs, & Ruan)AllowingStudents VoiceAnd Choice InTheir Learning(Cronin, Lau, &Polo Lung)10:40-11:00Publishers’ Exhibit Prime Time (2 nd floor) & Coffee Service (hālau)SESSION III11:00-11:45The MulticulturalAuthor Project Project BasedLanguageAcquisitionthroughAuthoringChildren's Books(Jimenez Salinas)How Can aJapaneseLanguage ClassFacilitate theDevelopment ofStudents’ Skill forSustainability andLanguageCompetence?(Ikeda)Technology ega)The Science ofMind, Brain, andEducation in theLanguageClassroom(Chang)Making anExtensiveListeningPodcast forEnglishLanguageLearners(Reinagel)SESSION IV11:50-12:35Easy Board/CardGame Hacks forLanguageLearning (Scott)Challenges andSolutions forStaying in theTarget Language(Canche)UHM'sMultilingual /MulticulturalInitiative andWhat is thePedagogy ofPlurilingualism?(Crookes)Ten Principles ofProject BasedLanguageTeaching(Phung)Project BasedLearning:Haiku andCalligraphy(Roessler)12:40-1:30HALT–Honolulu Star-Advertiser Excellence in Teaching Awards luncheon – hālau1:30-2:30Featured Session: Leading from the Language Classroom ( Emily McCarren ) – hālau5KAMA 207KAMA 210

PRESENTATION SUMMARIES7:45-8:15 AM – REGISTRATION (ENTRANCE), COFFEE SERVICE (HĀLAU), & PUBLISHERS’EXHIBIT (NEAR 2ND FLOOR PRESENTATION ROOMS)KEYNOTE – 8:15-9:00 AM (hālau)Shaping Our Shared Future, One Student at a TimeEmily McCarren ( Academy Principal, Punahou School)This keynote will focus on the evolution taking place in education andthe critical role that our work as world language and culture educatorswill play in the years to come. As language and culture educators wehave devoted our lives to development of essential global competenciesin our students and have concrete ideas about our shared future on thisisland earth. This session will call us to collective action to not justparticipate in the coming wave of proficiency or mastery based learning,but to be prepared to lead our colleagues from other disciplines in support of creating the schools thatour children, and our global communities, so desperately need.Originally from Vermont, Dr. McCarren graduated from Colby College in Maine where she majored inSpanish and Biology, and was a two-sport athlete, captaining the Alpine ski team and lacrosse team. Sheholds two master’s degrees: in Spanish Literature from the Saint Louis University Madrid campus and inEducational Leadership from the Teachers College Klingenstein Center at Columbia University. Shecompleted her Ph.D. in Educational Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi, where her dissertationexamined the role of teacher care on a student’s online learning experience.Dr. McCarren began her teaching career at The Thacher School in Ojai, California, where she taught,coached and served as a residential advisor for six years before joining the Punahou faculty in 2006. AtPunahou, she has taught all levels of Academy Spanish and a year of biology, served as a departmenthead of both Asian-Pacific and European Languages, and as Academy Summer School director. She alsoled Wo International Center prior to becoming Academy Principal in the 2015 – 2016 school year.6

SESSION I – 9:05-9:50 AMKAMA 101Designing Localized TBLT Materials for the Foreign Language ClassroomGeorge Smith, Hoa Le, Huy Phung, Carrie Bach, & Nicole Ziegler, University of Hawai‘i at MānoaThis workshop helps teachers apply key principles of TBLT for task design. Employing a hands-onapproach, the workshop guides participants to evaluate and adapt tasks to different teaching contexts.Participants will engage in discussion and reflection, and will leave the workshop with localized tasksready for their classroom.KAMA 201True Grit in the World Language Classroom: Empowering Students to Own Their LearningRachel Connell, Vista Higher LearningIn this interactive session we will explore why ‘grit’ is a key factor in successful language learning.KAMA 202100% Engagement Activities – Integrating 3 Communicative ModesNgan Ha Ta & Megumi Shibamiya, ‘ Iolani SchoolThis session will introduce easy-to-implement activities that will engage all learners in your classroom,build classroom community, and have the students’ voices be heard. These activities take into accountthe three modes of communication--interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational, pushing thestudents to achieve higher proficiency.KAMA 207Using E-Portfolios in Required Foreign Language CoursesCarrie Bramlet, University of Hawai‘i at MānoaSamples of authentic learning in e-Portfolios will be presented to help educators learn how the platformallows students creativity and self-expression and encourages them to consider the entirety of theirlanguage-learning experience and where their foreign language exit requirement might take thembeyond the end of the semester.KAMA 210E Hiu a Wela: High-Immersion Interval TrainingE. Kalikoaloha Martin Jr., University of Hawai‘i at MānoaExploring and investigating invigorating ways to expedite second-language ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiianlanguage) acquisition. A pedagogical experiment on traditional immersive language learning and"High-Intensity Interval Training" regimens and routines.7

SESSION II – 9:55-10:40 AMKAMA 101A Free Spanish Vocabulary Levels TestPaul M Chandler, University of Hawai‘i at MānoaTeachers will receive the most recent version of the Spanish Vocabulary Levels Test, take it themselves,and discuss its use in their programs.KAMA 201Talking Avatars for Online Language CoursesSatoru Shinagawa, Kapi‘olani Community CollegeTechnology has advanced so that it’s easy to make a talking avatar. Using a talking avatar for listeningcomprehension is much more realistic than simply clicking on a speaker icon and listening to a soundfile. This presentation discusses the pros and cons of talking avatars.KAMA 202Teachers Leading the Way in Language EducationElizabeth Chapman de Sousa, University of Hawai‘i at MānoaJeenna Canche, Hawai‘i Department of EducationPatricia Halagao, University of Hawai‘i at MānoaEmily LamElizabeth Jimenez Salinas, GEMAS ConsultingLanguage education leaders share their experiences and strategies to bring about positive changes atthe classroom, school and system-wide levels. Panelists will discuss changing their pedagogy,challenging myths, passing pro-language policies and more. Audience members will leave with practicaland realistic examples of how to make a difference in education.KAMA 207Teaching the Chinese Language through the Lens of Social JusticeJiamin Ruan, Reed Riggs, & Jiaxin Ruan, University of Hawai‘i at MānoaThis workshop aims to help language teachers see the potential of integrating elements of social justicein language education. This workshop includes a critical needs analysis and designs a concrete unit planin the Chinese language program, which demonstrates the practicality of this new concept to languageteachers.KAMA 210Allowing Students Voice And Choice In Their LearningMariana Cronin, Tyler Lau, & Karina Polo Lung, University of Hawai‘i at MānoaThis paper examines the meaning and impact of student voice and choice in Secondary Education and itsrole in second language acquisition, assessments, motivation, community, its benefits to improveeducational opportunities, and the potential effects on schools in the Hawai‘i Department of Education.8

10:40-11:00 AM – PUBLISHERS’ EXHIBIT (2ND FLOOR) & NONPROFIT TABLES (1ST FLOOR)PRIME TIME & COFFEE SERVICE (HĀLAU)SESSION III – 11:00-11:45 AMKAMA 101The Multicultural Author Project - Project Based Language Acquisition through Authoring Children'sBooksElizabeth Jimenez Salinas, GEMAS Consulting and AdvocacyThis bilingual children’s author shares her highly engaging, project-based approach to World LanguageLearning through hands-on participation and demonstration of how students express their voice, selecttheme, research genre and use the writing process with the goal of learning key language structures,vocabulary, cultural elements and producing a children’s book.KAMA 201How Can a Japanese Language Class Facilitate the Development of Students’ Skills for Sustainabilityand Language Competence?Maiko Ikeda, University of Hawai‘i at MānoaThis study shares a class project designed in response to an urgent need for sustainability skills instudents. The project aims to develop 1) students’ awareness of the conservation of sea turtles asendangered animals, 2) ability to apply Japanese language to protect sea turtles from Japanese tourists,and 3) pragmatics competence.KAMA 202Technology and Peer-Feedback: Enhancing Learner AutonomyMery Diez-Ortega, University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaThis presentation examines the use of an online tool,, and its implementationduring peer-feedback in oral presentations. Technology and peer-feedback can be a perfect match forlearner-centered teaching and developing language skills. Other affordances and types of activities usingthis tool will be suggested for different language contexts.KAMA 207The Science of Mind, Brain, and Education in the Language ClassroomJingwoan Chang, Punahou SchoolThis interactive workshop includes an introduction to the science of mind, brain, and education (MBE); ademonstration of MBE principles in a language classroom; and a discussion of how MBE science supportscomprehension-based, language acquisition. As a group, we share activities and identify the MBEprinciples that support them.9

KAMA 210Making an Extensive Listening Podcast for English Language LearnersRaquel Reinagel, University of Hawai‘i at MānoaThis presentation will cover the steps that it took to make a podcast for extensive listening in English.The podcast is designed for learners who want to take the initiative to further practice their listeningskills. In this presentation we will go over the process from conception to debut.SESSION IV – 11:50 AM–12:35 PMKAMA 101Easy Board/Card Game Hacks for Language LearningAndrew Scott, Kamehameha High School MauiThis workshop will demonstrate easy ways to “hack” pre-existing board/card games to create engaging,dynamic, successful, and meaningful language activities. Participants will walk away with severalready-to-implement activities to be used in classes. While this workshop will focus on Japanese, it will beconducted in English and applicable to most languages/levels.KAMA 201Challenges and Solutions for Staying in the Target LanguageJeenna Canche, Hawai‘i Department of EducationTarget language use for classroom instruction has been promoted by ACTFL since 2010, yet manyteachers still struggle with using the target language for the recommended 90% of class time. Thissession begins with an overview of common challenges faced by teachers in target language use,followed by proposed solutions.KAMA 202UHM's Multilingual / Multicultural Initiative and What is the Pedagogy of Plurilingualism?Graham Crookes, University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaThis presentation will highlight a small UH effort to promote multilingualism and multiculturalism,initially on campus with implications for local language policy. It will also focus on the technical term“plurilingual” (in its use by the Council of Europe) and ask what its pedagogical implications are.KAMA 207Ten Principles of Project Based Language TeachingHuy Phung, University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaIn this presentation, I will talk about how projects can be employed to adopt, adapt, develop andsequence tasks for language teaching and learning. Subsequently, I will elaborate ten principlesgrounded in SLA research and how they can be applied in Project Based Language Learning.10

KAMA 210Project Based Learning: Haiku and CalligraphyChie Roessler, Kauai High SchoolStudents learn how to make their own haiku and make an art form of calligraphy and haiku video inJapanese.12:40-1:30 PM – HALT–HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER EXCELLENCE IN TEACHINGAWARDS LUNCHEON (HĀLAU AREA)Those who ordered and paid for lunch will have a sticker on their nametag.CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 HALT–HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISEREXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD WINNEREdna-Mayra Hickling (Spanish), Waipahu High SchoolFEATURED AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:30-2:30 PMLeading from the Language ClassroomEmily McCarren ( Academy Principal, Punahou School)HĀLAUThis session will be an interactive discussion about how language educators can and should take onleadership in and beyond our classrooms and our organizations. Come ready to hear and share aboutour aspirations for leadership (realized and yet unrealized) and strengthen our supportive community ofleaders .Don’t forget to submit your evaluation form (see pg. 18)!Also, be green – recycle your nametag at the registration desk.Mahalo! Join us for our next professional development events: our2nd HALT Summer Summit (June 3-4, 2018) and the 2018 HALT FallSymposium (mid-October, 2018)11

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LANGUAGE TEACHING and LEARNING—with books from University of Hawai‘i PressFrom its modest beginnings in 1947, University of Hawai‘i Presshas grown to become one of the most respected publishers of Asian andPacific studies titles in the world. For seven decades, the languages ofAsia and the Pacific have been at the very core of our extensive publishingprogram. From the authoritative Hawaiian Dictionary to groundbreakingtextbooks, dictionaries, and reference material in Japanese, Chinese, andKorean; and alongside enduring series such as PALI Language Texts andOceanic Linguistics Special Publications, University of Hawai‘i Press offersan unrivaled range of resources for Asian and Pacific language learning.For examination and desk copies, please see our policies ion-and-desk-copies/We also welcome manuscript and project proposals for Asian andPacific language texts at any stage in development. Please contact:Stephanie Chun, Acquisitions Editor (languages and reference)(808) 956-8695 email: [email protected] additional assistance about our language titles, contact our HALTconference representative:Trond Knutsen, Digital Publishing Manager(808) 956-6227 email: [email protected] by our table to browse some of our key titles in languagelearning from across the Asia Pacific region, including our best-sellingIntegrated Korean series.U N I V E R S I T Y O F H AWAI‘I PR ESSwww. u h p ress. h awaii.eduBlog: Facebook: UniversityofHawaiiPress Twitter: @uhpressnews

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EVALUATION FORMOur evaluation form is going online this year.Please take a moment once the conference is over to give us your RTIFICATESIf you need a Certificate of Attendance, please fill out the evaluation form above. Onceyou submit, a pop-up Thank You screen will appear. From there, you can go to a separateform to request your certificate, which will be personalized and emailed to you after theconference as a PDF file.18

HALT Summer Summit 2018Comprehensible Hawai‘iComprehension-BasedCommunicative Language Teaching(CBCLT)June 3-4 (Sun,Mon) 8:00AM-3:30PMUniversity of Hawai‘i MānoaThe two-day workshop will include:‣ Keynote Speaker: Jeenna Canche,World Language Specialist, HIDOE‣ Language learning workshops toexperience learning a new language inorder to understand our students'perspectives‣ Break-out workshops on variousstrategies, such as CardTalk,PictureTalk, MovieTalk, Story-asking,beginning literacy, and more.Registration cost for two days*: 100: HALT members 125: Non-HALT members (theextra 25 registers you as a HALTmember)*Light breakfast and lunch are includedRegister on HALT website( id 966)Please register by Fri, May 4 (Limitedspace available)

Educational Leadership from the Teachers College Klingenstein Center at Columbia University. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi, where her dissertation examined the role of teacher care on