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2 Day Event:
July 6-7, 2022
Schedule:
Online at
6:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pacific
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Registration Fee:
First Day Only:
$289
Second Day Only:
$289
Two Days:
$489


Program Guarantee:
We stand behind the high quality of our programs by providing the following unconditional guarantee:

If you are not satisfied with this program, we'll give you a 100% refund of your registration fee.

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PD RESOURCE KITS

This event will be presented as a Live Online Event.

Two-Day Conference:
Maximizing Comprehensible Input and Authentic Engagement: Accelerate Communicative Proficiency In the Target Language

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 Program

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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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.

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 Narvaéz 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.

Tracy Rucker is an outstanding, award‑winning world language teacher with more than 20 years of teaching experience. A frequent regional and state presenter, he is known for helping world language teachers enhance their existing programs by incorporating many strategies that incorporate interpersonal communication and global awareness techniques into the classroom. Tracy brings to his seminars a high level of understanding of proficiency and how to train students to spiral through performance levels while honing skills.

Conference Agenda

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Live Online Conference
6:00 am – 12:30 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
6:00 am – 12:30 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 43 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 for self-assessment
  • Tips for managing an active classroom
  • Strategies for contexualizing grammer 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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