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2018 Winter Conference for Foreign Language Teachers:

“Bring It Back; Pay It Forward”

Saturday, January 27, from 8:15 am – 3:30 pm, with Social on Friday, January 26, beginning at 7:30 pm


Sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of North Dakota (FLAND)


Schedule

Friday, January 26

Social: 7:30 pm at Santa Lucía Restaurante, 1109 38th St. S. (just north of West Acres). Individuals order from the menu which features Greek and Italian food.

Saturday, January 27

Conference: 8:15 am-3:30 pm, Fargo South High School, 1840 15th Ave. S., Fargo, ND 58103


8:15-8:45

Registration, Silent Auction opens


9:00-11:00

Workshop session #1 – “Is Everything a Game to You?: Instructional Methods to Keep Kids Engaged,” Julie Parrow, Spanish, Oak Grove Lutheran School


Do you ever get sick of looking into a sea of faces that are blankly staring back at you? You wonder if students are even listening. How can you get kids excited about learning? It’s essential to take a look at the TRUE meaning of time-on-task and how to use it to benefit your classroom as a whole. During this presentation, we will delve into ways to more fully engage students through games focused on time-on-task. You will be given ideas of how to incorporate competition into your classroom in order to learn, practice, and review content-specific material. So bring your A-game and get ready to win a sticker or two… if you know your stuff!


11:00-11:15

Break


11:15-12:00

Workshop session #2 – “Quizizz: Make Assessments in a Snap!,” Angela Harmon, Spanish, Mandan High School


Avatars, leaderboards, themes, music and memes! Create quizzes in minutes! The Quizizz editor makes it super-easy to create great quizzes in no time. It also provides instant data!  


12:00-1:15

Membership meeting/lunch


1:15-2:15

Workshop session #3 – “Tips & Tricks from a 3rd Year Teacher,” Luke A. Worthington, Spanish, Fargo South High School


Participants in this session will learn about academic games and activities that get students up and moving, thinking, and motivated to use language in the classroom while having just a little bit of fun. This sessions will feature mechanical, meaningful and communicative activities. 


2:15-2:30

Break


2:30-3:30

Workshop session #4 – “Introducing Literature into the Second-Language
Classroom (But don’t tell anyone),” Jeanne Hageman, French, North Dakota State University


As language instructors, we often hesitate to introduce literature into our classrooms for many reasons (students’ abilities and general aversion to the word “literature”, usefulness for the students, our own fear of working with literature…) In fact, it is easy, and beneficial, to introduce authentic literary texts, even to beginners. The difference is that we do not treat the texts like literature, but instead use them as a framework for learning vocabulary, encouraging oral exchanges and developing writing skills. In this session, participants will see as a model a first-year level poem and how to actively incorporate it into a classroom.


3:30

Silent Auction closes, pay for items




2017 FLAND Summer Conference
August 7-9, 2017
Grand Forks & Winnipeg
Mark you calendars now for the 2017 FLAND Summer Conference! 

    The 2017 FLAND Summer Conference for Foreign Language Teachers is a conference for all current, retired, and pre-service foreign language teachers who are members of FLAND. The goal of the summer conference is to bring local and regional foreign language teachers together to participate in professional development sessions on current best practices in foreign language education. 

    This summer's conference, “Utilizing Travel to Enhance Foreign Language Instruction and Learning," will actively engage participants in activities that will prepare them to be group leaders of foreign or domestic travel. The conference will highlight how to plan meaningful travel activities for students and explore ways to get students engaged with travel destinations and cultures and use their language skills when traveling. We will also examine our role as Foreign Language teachers in the understanding and fostering of human rights around the globe. 

    To immerse ourselves in the above, the 2017 FLAND Summer Conference will take place in Grand Forks the first day then travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the second and third days. Conference participants will engage in exploration of the cultures of Canada that including historic French-Canadian culture, the cultures of new Canadians from around the world as represented in Folklorama, and a visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. 

    The 2017 FLAND Summer Conference will be offered for one credit of continuing education pending approval. Information about the conference and registration forms will also be posted via FLAND's listserv and Facebook page. 

    The FLAND Summer Conference is a great way to connect with other Foreign Language teachers and grow professionally in the realm of Foreign Language teaching. 

Please join us for this exciting opportunity!




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2016-2017 Winter Conference: "Bring It Back; Pay It Forward"
    Join us in Bismarck January 28th for a day of collaboration, learning, and reinvigorating time. It is the middle of winter and the start of a new semester. We all need that extra push from our supportive colleagues to keep a positive attitude to end the year. The conference will focus on those who have had the opportunity to attend the regional and national conferences. They will share with us what they have learned and how we can implement these ideas in our classrooms. Other presenters include Cara Cody-Braun and Martina Dvorak. Click on the form below to print off and send in your registration by January 22nd. 
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