This event will now be presented as a live interactive online event.
Presented by World Language Teachers for World Language Teachers
World Language Teachers: Strategies to Take Back to Your Classroom!
Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions
- Hands-On Options
- World Language Teacher Resources
- Hundreds of Practical Strategies
Uniquely Qualified Instructors
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.
Jan Kittok is an experienced foreign language teacher and sought-after presenter whose lively and thought-provoking seminars consistently receive rave reviews. She is a knowledgeable and intuitive foreign language teacher and educational leader. Jan is a recipient of her state's prestigious NarvaÃ©z Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Spanish and the Emma Birkmaier Award for Outstanding Language Educator. Her professional conference presentations have been honored with the "Best of State" and "Best of Central States" titles.
|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.|
|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 world language 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
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.