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2 Day Event:
April 8, 2019
through April 9, 2019

Cost of Attendance:

First Day Only:
$269.00 per person.

Second Day Only:
$269.00 per person.

Two Days:
$449.00 per person.

Location: BOSTON
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Accelerating Your Students' COMMUNICATIVE PROFICIENCY in the Target Language

Presented by World Language Teachers for World Language Teachers

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

World Language Teachers: Strategies to Take Back to Your Classroom!

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Hands-On Options
  • Teacher Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Greta Lundgaard is a national and international educator, presenter and consultant, known for always keeping world language instruction, planning, and leadership focused on student learning and language proficiency growth. Recognized by ACTFL as the 2016 recipient of the Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education, Greta brings dedication, passion, and experience in all aspects of world language teaching and learning to every conversation and encounter with world language teachers.

Bryce Hedstrom is widely recognized as an outstanding world language teacher with more than 25 years of experience at all levels. A frequent regional, state and national presenter, he is known for helping world language teachers to enhance their existing programs by incorporating many strategies that emphasize social awareness, interpersonal communication and varied reading techniques in the classroom.

Alyssa Villarreal is a dynamic and creative world language educator, author, curriculum developer, and teacher coach. She has been teaching, coaching educators and developing curricula for more than 20 years. Alyssa works with educators and schools across the country and internationally to develop meaningful language programs at all levels of instruction. She is a regular presenter at national, regional and state conferences.

Conference Agenda

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7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.

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8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
12:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m Afternoon Sessions

Who Should Attend

World Language Teachers Serving Grades 6-12 Students

Special Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive resource handbook, specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are resource materials for ALL conference sessions, even those you don’t attend. These materials include:

  • Strategies to accelerate communicative proficiency in the target language
  • Timesaving strategies for self-assessment
  • Tips for managing an active classroom
  • Scaffolding and growth mindset ideas

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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