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July 17-18, 2023
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This event will be presented as a Live Online Event.

Two-Day Conference:
Conference for World Language Teachers: Best Strategies to Increase the Impact of Your Instruction (Grades 6-12)

Presented by World Language Teachers for World Language Teachers

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Cutting-Edge Strategies to Enhance Your World Language Instruction

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Hands-On Options
  • World Language Teacher Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Meet Your Team of Expert Instructors

Daryl Boeckers leads by example in his classroom. Experienced working with middle and high school students, Daryl now coaches and trains language teachers. Recognized by his state's language association for exemplary instructional design and applications in the world language (WL) classroom, his interests include assessment, meaningful, research-based technology integration, special education students, and differentiated instruction in the WL classroom. Participants regularly praise Daryl's presentations and his engaging, highly practical, use-tomorrow ideas.

Jan Holter Kittok is an experienced world language teacher and sought-after presenter whose lively and thought-provoking presentations consistently receive rave reviews. She is an intuitive teacher and knowledgeable educational leader. Jan is a recipient of ACTFL's Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Language Education as well as several prestigious regional and state professional awards. Her conference presentations have been honored with the "Best of State" and "Best of Central States" titles.

Lauren Rosen is an experienced world language educator and a dynamic, engaging language technology specialist who has shared innovative ideas and activities for motivating and connecting with language learners for more than 25 years. Lauren has authored numerous articles on technologies to help language teachers and students reach their goals. She is known for her interactive style and practical, outside-the-box ideas that participants can use the very next day.

Conference Agenda

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Live Online Conference
7:00 am – 1:30 pm Pacific

Day 1

Opening General Session
Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose ONE Full Afternoon Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

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Live Online Conference
7:00 am – 1:30 pm Pacific

Day 2

Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

Who Should Attend

World Language Teachers Serving Grades 6-12 Students

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 46 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

Special Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive Digital Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive world language digital 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
  • Tips for managing an active classroom
  • Strategies for contextualizing grammar instruction

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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