Preconference Workshops

Requires advance registration and separate fee

Preconference school visits run concurrently with the following workshops on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Sessions will be presented in English or bilingually, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, May 9, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM (HALF DAY)

Can-Do Learning – What Can Learners Do with What They Know? ($100)

Led by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Presenter: Kevin Chang and Paul Sandrock

What do learners need to demonstrate consistently over time to show that they can use language for Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational Communication?  What are the indicators of increasing Intercultural Communication?  Unwrap the revised NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and the new Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication to create the blueprint for effective language learning.  During this workshop, experience tasks that serve to develop and assess learners as they demonstrate interacting in conversations; understanding what is heard, read, or viewed; and creating written messages.  Formative (daily, weekly) and summative (end of unit, end of course) assessment strategies are critical to evaluate learners’ language performance and chart progress toward proficiency goals.  The overarching question is: “How do you know what learners can do with what they have learned?” Experience how to gather evidence of performance frequently, so both learners and educators can reflect on progress.

Thursday, May 9, 12:45–3:45 PM (HALF DAY)

Developing Interpersonal Performance from Novice to Intermediate ($100)

Led by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Presenter: Paul Sandrock and Kevin Chang

How can educators guide learners to move out of the Novice level of proficiency and into the Intermediate level and beyond? Dig into the characteristics of the Novice and Intermediate Proficiency levels and analyze learners’ language samples to identify how educators can support learners to develop the strategies to leave Novice and function in the Intermediate range. Experience strategies to support learners, maintaining immersion in the target language and facilitating comprehensible input.  Develop and assess learners’ ability to function at an Intermediate level and build repertoire for helping learners use language beyond the Novice level to investigate, explain, and reflect on meaningful topics.

Effective Strategies for Integrating Chinese Language in STEMM Education ($100)

Led by Chinese Language Association of Secondary-elementary Schools (CLASS)

Presenters: Baocai Jia, Lucy Lee, and Carol Chen-Lin

This workshop will focus on the topic of STEMM education and how Chinese language can be integrated in this process. Participants will have an opportunity to learn what STEMM education is, to see examples of how Chinese language can be used in this learning process, and to explore strategies for helping students learn basic STEMM concepts while developing skills in the Chinese language.

Thursday, May 9, 9:00 AM–3:45 PM (FULL DAY)

AP® Chinese Language and Culture Workshop ($165)

Led by College Board

Presenter: Lili Wong

Advanced Placement® (AP®) workshops are designed to help teachers and administrators develop and deepen their programs to prepare students for the rigors of college. Sessions led by College Board consultants feature innovative best practices and research-based strategies that can assist you in helping your students achieve their academic goals. AP workshops can help you to (1) Align instruction with the goals of the AP course; (2) Identify the skills and knowledge the exam will assess; (3) Determine the tasks and materials for which students may need more preparation; (4) Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course; and (5) Understand how to make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.

Planning for Learning: Creating Purposeful Learning Plans ($165)

Led by National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland

Presenters: Greta Lundgaard and Ying Jin

How do I move from the unit plan to what happens daily in my classroom? Lesson planning is the most important piece of the curriculum, instruction, and assessment triangle.  Developing skills, experience, and tools to fully implement unit themes, contexts, and learning goals is the goal of this workshop. Sharing strategies for planning that will result in lessons that move learners to independence, participants will design model lesson plans that integrate the modes of communication and incorporate checks for learning that provide evidence of the progress learners make toward the unit learning targets.

Deep Learning on Selected Topics in Chinese Dual Language/Immersion Education ($165)

Led by Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) at Asia Society

Presenters: Shuhan Wang and Joy Kreeft Peyton

As the Chinese Dual Language (DL) and Immersion field grows and expands in the U.S., different trends are emerging that drive new conversations and efforts in some areas and deeper dialogues in other domains. Participants in this Forum will have the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experts and one another on six critical topics throughout the day. In the morning, three panelists will frame issues, followed by three 2-hour workshops on (1) Program effectiveness and articulation, grades K-12; (2) Education for and assessment of young learners, PreK-grade 3; and (3) K-12 and teacher program collaboration. In the afternoon, different panelists will frame a second set of issues, followed by three workshops: (4) Assessing learners, grades K-12; (5) Decisions and practices about teaching languages, content, and cultures; and (6) Recruiting, employing, and developing teachers. Participants will learn about issues, innovative practices, strategies, and successes on the six topics and be able to become part of the CELIN network and continue to seek information and resources to improve their practice.


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