Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CSC Special Event: Conference Workshop / Extension Workshop
Involve Me and I’ll Learn
Coordinators: Judith D. Fowlkes, Columbus Public Schools, Columbus, OH; Pat Westphal, Central College, Pella, IA
Presenters: Donna Clementi and Carrie Willer, Appleton School District, Appleton, WI; Paul Sandrock, Department of Public Instruction, Madison, WI
The Conference Workshop/ Extension Workshop is an exciting, professionally-rewarding and highly-regarded CSC tradition. This year, three dynamic presenters will explain how to plan for maximum student engagement and responsibility and will share a sample Performance Assessment Unit. Presented in English with examples in French, German, and Spanish. Look for additional information and an application form in this publication.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Immersion Workshop in French—Voyage en Afrique francophone: sa culture, sa littérature, sa danse, et sa musique
(This workshop is partially funded by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and a Gilbert Whitaker Grant, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.)
Coordinators: Helene Neu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Mijo Pappas-Delachaume, Greenhills School, Ann Arbor, MI
Venez passer une journée en français où vous découvrirez l’Afrique francophone! Notre visite commencera par des activités qui vous permettront de vous familiariser avec des ressources technologiques qui se prêtent à l’usage en classe. C’est aussi là que nous commencerons notre exploration de l’Afrique francophone. Ensuite, nous traverserons l’esplanade pour un déjeuner préparé tout spécialement pour nous au Michigan League. Notre conférencier sera le romancier et poète congolais, Alain Mabanckou, lauréat du Grand Prix littéraire de l’Afrique noire. La journée se terminera par une présentation de danse et de musique congolaises par Titos Sompa, directeur artistique du Mbongi Dance Theatre Project. Depuis plus de 15 ans, il fait des spectacles et présentations afin de faire connaître le rôle culturel et social de la danse et la musique dans la vie quotidienne en Afrique. Vous voudrez et pourrez participer! Nous vous promettons une journée inoubliable d’immersion dans la langue française et dans la culture d’un coin du monde francophone.
Immersion Workshop in German—Deutsch in Detroit! Kunst, Essen, Wirtschaft, und Technologie
Coordinators: Suzanne K. Hilgendorf, Alfred L. Cobbs, Mark A. Ferguson and Donald Haase, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Am Vormittag werden alle Teilnehmer zu der Detroit Institute of Arts gebracht für eine Führung durch die hervorragende Sammlung von Deutschen Expressionistischen Gemälden. Danach sind alle Teilnehmer zu einem traditionellen Mittagessen eingeladen bei einer historischen deutschen Gaststätte, die 1933 geöffnet wurde. Am Nachmittag finden zwei weitere Veranstaltungen statt. Zunächst spricht ein deutscher Manager über die Wichtigkeit von Deutschkenntnissen im Beruf in den USA. Anschliessend gibt es ein Workshop über die Einführung von Technologie in den Deutschunterricht. Teilnehmer werden Gelegenheit haben, mit vielen Technologien (PowerPoint, on-line drills/quizzes, Internet Ressourcen) vertraut zu werden und eigene Unterrichtsmaterialien zu entwickeln. Teilnahme, inkl. Mittagessen, wird finanziell unterstützt von der Uwe K. Faulhaber Endowment for Applied German Studies, Department of German & Slavic Studies, Wayne State University.
Immersion Workshop in Japanese—A Taste of Japan in Metropolitain Detroit
Coordinator: Eric Cooper, Henry Ford II HS, Sterling Heights, MI
We’ll begin our Japanese immersion adventure at the Japanese Consulate in Detroit, where the Consul-General or Lieutenant-General and staff will explain their duties, describe their activities in the local community, and share with us a variety of Japanese language materials. Following a visit to an authentic Japanese bakery, our next stop will be the Japan Book Center, where participants can browse through a variety of authentic materials, including videos, music, books, and toys. From there, we’ll go just next door to the One World Market, an authentic Japanese grocery store. Don’t forget your shopping list and a bit of ready cash! Then we’re off to the Cherry Blossom restaurant in Novi where we’ll enjoy a traditional Japanese obento lunch. We’ll conclude our adventure with a presentation by shakuhachi master, Michael Gould. Michael is one of only six non-Japanese shakuhachi players to attain “master” status in Japan; his presentation will include a cultural history of the shakuhachi, details about his travels and experiences in Japan, musical demonstrations, and even a hands-on portion for participants. This immersion workshop features great food, great shopping, and a wonderful chance to learn about one of Japan’s most exciting musical traditions.
Immersion Workshop in Spanish—Conversación, Capirotada, y Cumbia!
Coordinators: Irma Torres, Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham, MI; Kathy Young, Seaholm HS, Birmingham, MI
Empezaremos nuestro viaje con un desayuno mexicano continental con el estimado Consul de México de Detroit. Este dignitario compartirá el micrófono con María Elena Rodriguez, la presidente del Mexicantown Community Development Corporation de Detroit. Después de una hora agradable e informativa, abordaremos los autobuses para Mexicantown. Aquí, participaremos en “Un Concurso de Compras” y luego una ”Búsqueda de Comestibles” en el gran supermercado de E&L Market. Un almuerzo típico sigue en el restaurante Mi Pueblo, donde hablaremos con un muralista que pintó con el gran Diego Rivera También disfrutaremos de una demostración culinaria del postre que estaremos saboreando. Un viaje corto nos llevará al Detroit Institute of Arts, y aquí un guía hispanohablante nos conducirá por las salas dedicadas a los artistas hispanos, principalmente entre ellos Rivera. Luego, practicaremos una artesanía típica de Mexico. Más o menos a las tres de la tarde, volveremos al hotel para gozar de un espectáculo de música y baile con La Extravaganza Latina. Nos ofrecerá una exhibición exquisita de su arte, y nos dará unas lecciones de baile para nuestro propio placer y uso didáctico. Será un día lleno de actividades atractivas, premios, y algunos planes prácticos que podremos incorporar en nuestras clases.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CSC Special Event: Advocacy — Local, State, National
Presenters: Sandy Karkossa, Williams Bay JHS and HS (Emerita), Williams Bay, WI; Bette Brandenburg, Oconomowoc HS, Oconomowoc, WI; J. David Edwards, JNCL/NCLIS, Washington, DC
This CSC special workshop will help teachers learn what others are doing to promote foreign language study and to maintain and expand their programs. Representing their school, their district, or their state, participants will find out what is happening in Washington, DC concerning funding for foreign language initiatives from elementary through higher education. This workshop is offered at no cost. For more information or to be included in the workshop, contact Donna Clementi, CSC Advocacy Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented in English and applicable to all languages.
CSC Special Event: Leadership Program—Hot Issues in Foreign Languages Presenter: Vickie L. Scow, Department of Education, Lincoln, NE
State foreign language professional organization and project leaders will meet with their mentors to plan the implementation of state projects. This workshop will include time to share project ideas and discuss effective leadership. Participants will develop project plans and work with their mentors to begin putting their plans into action. Look for additional information and an application in this publication.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Connect to Tech: Unleash the Power of Microsoft Word
Presenter: J. Sanford Dugan, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Microsoft Word provides many formatting tools that allow the user to make the message more interesting. This workshop will provide hands-on instruction on Microsoft Word’s powerful tools and graphics that enable educators to efficiently produce professional-quality documents. Participants will learn how to use tables to organize and format information, set margins, tabs, and hanging indents within a document, use highlighting, and insert and arrange graphics to make documents visually appealing. Participants will also learn about the numerous resources available online at Microsoft’s website. Presented in English. Limited to 20 participants.
Connect to Tech: Using WebQuests to Develop a Standards-Based Curriculum
Presenters: Emily Spinelli, University of Michigan– Dearborn; Carol Galvin Flood, Lahser High School, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Participants in this workshop will learn how to develop a standards-based curriculum organized around learning scenarios and WebQuests. Step-by-step information on using the Internet as a source of authentic materials for teaching communication and culture will be provided. Participants will also learn how to guide student research on the Internet and help students use that research in presentations and reports. The role of the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication will also be discussed. Presented in English with examples in Spanish. Limited to 30 participants.
Thought Shot, Snap Shot, and the Notebook: Strategies to Turn Students into Writers
Presenter: Laura M. Nork, Avondale High School, Auburn Hills, MI
This presenter will share strategies adapted from the National Writing Project that focus on developing students’ writing skills in the foreign language classroom and that are applicable to levels 1-AP. Participants will learn how to encourage students to see themselves as writers and will try out a variety of writing strategies and activities. Presented in English with examples in French.
Between Bouts of Genius
Presenters: Mercia J. Foster, The Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Studies, Midland, MI; Christine Joslin, St. Francis of Assisi School, West Des Moines, IA
In this presentation, participants will learn and share activities that need little or no preparation, yet support communication and culture while reinforcing connections to other disciplines. These activities allow teachers to use the target language to teach content in geography, math, and science, while expanding students’ horizons and embracing higher order thinking skills. Presented in English with examples in Spanish and German.
A-C-T-I-O-N! Let’s Combine Spanish and Sign!
Presenters: Melanie McQueen, Griswold HS, Griswold, IA; Julie Jahde, Hillside Elementary, Omaha, NE
In this workshop, attendees will learn how to involve their K–12 world language students by incorporating American Sign Language, making vocabulary and grammatical concepts more manageable and fun. Participants will learn signs, activities, chants, stories, and games from several communicative units that help students connect kinesthetically and improve their language production and retention. No prior sign language experience is required. Presented in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL).
Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Connect to Tech: Free Web-Based Tools for Teachers
Presenter: Cindy A. Kendall, Capitol Area Career Center and Ingham Intermediate School District, Lansing, MI
Participants will discover a variety of websites and web-based services designed to support the work of classroom teachers. From teacher productivity and parent and community communication to student learning, attendees will explore numerous websites that provide resources and services free to educators. Also included will be websites that allow teachers to create online activities such as WebQuests for their students. Presented in English. Limited to 30 participants.
Connect to Tech: Using the Web in the French Classroom
Presenter: Jayne Abrate, AATF, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of Web resources in French and will show how to incorporate them into a standards-based curriculum at a variety of levels. Participants will learn how to find, create, evaluate, and prepare text, images, and audio and video resources and how to develop activities and projects. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring laptop computers; they will receive a CD containing the workshop content and supplementary information. Presented in French. Limited to 30 participants.
Something Worth Saying: Activating Oral and Written Language Use in the Early Language Classroom
Presenters: Carol Ann Dahlberg, Concordia College (Emerita), Moorhead, MN; Helena Curtain, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Surrounding students with oral and written language is only the first step in building a classroom environment that facilitates communication. This workshop will help teachers to develop meaningful oral and written tasks that encourage student use of the target language for interpersonal and presentational communication. Although focused on elementary and middle school language learners, the workshop is applicable to novice-level learners of all ages. Presented in English with examples in German and Spanish.
Increasing Opportunities for Interpersonal Communication
Presenter: Constance K. Knop, University of Wisconsin – Madison (Emerita), Madison, WI
In order for students to develop interpersonal and communicative skills, teachers must include pair activities in every class session. In this workshop, the presenter will focus on the value of pair activities, explain strategies for structuring them to insure students’ success, and demonstrate a wide variety of specific, easy-to-use activities and strategies that will help students to develop a range of language skills. Presented in English and applicable to all languages. (Limited to 45 participants)
The Spanish Verb Wall: Conjugate or Communicate?
Presenter: Pam Kaatz, Independent Consultant, Denton, TX
The Spanish Verb Wall is a classroom display used as a reference tool that enables students to acquire verbs randomly through communication rather than sequentially through conjugation. This overview of the verb system uses colors, symbols, fonts, graphics and locations to empower students to begin communicating in tenses they have not yet “studied” or “mastered.” Presented in English with examples in Spanish.
Friday 1:45 p.m. - 5:15p.m.
Connect to Tech: Hands-on Practicum for Web-based Activities
Presenter: Joanna K. Porvin, Grosse Pointe Public Schools, Grosse Point, MI
This workshop will focus on engaging technology-based activities based on commercial websites designed for native speakers. Participants will try out activities ranging from simple warm-ups to multiple-day projects in Spanish and French, then search for and learn how to design similar activities for websites and topics of their choice. The presenter will also share specific classroom practices that enable all learners to be successful and will explain how to integrate technology-based activities into larger units of instruction. Examples in Spanish and French but applicable to all languages. Limited to 30 participants.
Connect to Tech: Unleash the Power of PowerPoint
Presenter: Cindy A. Kendall, Capitol Area Career Center and Ingham Intermediate School District, Lansing, MI
This workshop will offer hands-on instruction for novice users of PowerPoint. Participants will learn how to insert digital camera images and graphics, make links to the Internet, use templates, vary color schemes, and change their PowerPoint presentations from linear slide shows with words to materials that are ready to publish on the internet. Presented in English. Limited to 20 participants.
Are My Students Making Any Progress?
Presenter: Paul Sandrock, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison, WI
The presenter will share assessment strategies that help students to reach higher levels of proficiency. Participants will learn how to target assessments to push students to use language for communication rather than merely to recite vocabulary or manipulate grammar. Participants will also explore ways to provide feedback that identifies for students specific areas needing improvement. Presented in English and applicable to all languages.
Strengthening Advanced Language Classes: Moving Students Toward Extended Discourse
Presenter: Robert DiDonato, Miami University, Oxford, OH
As a profession we have a good grip on getting students from the novice to the intermediate levels of proficiency. Movement from the intermediate to the advanced level is another matter. In this workshop, participants will engage in hands-on activities designed to motivate students to summarize, synthesize, paraphrase, narrate, and paragraph. This session is specifically suitable for those who teach third-, fourth-, and fifth-year high school classes and second-year college courses and beyond. Presented in English and applicable to all languages.
Truth or Fiction: What Do Movies Tell Us?
Presenter: Geneviève M. Peden, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Both students and teachers love watching French movies and sometimes find it hard to believe that events and characters portrayed in the film are neither culturally accurate nor factually correct. In this workshop, participants will watch segments of the film Uranus, a recent movie about World War II, and will try to distinguish between fact and fiction. Presented in French.
K–5 Teaching Strategies for Teachers of Less Commonly Taught Languages
Presenters: Lynn M. Sessler Schmaling, NNELL, Clovis Grove School, Menasha, WI; Intissar Harajli, Becker School, Dearborn, MI
There is a critical need for well-prepared teachers of less commonly taught languages in the growing number of elementary school foreign language programs. This workshop will focus on effective teaching strategies for teachers of less commonly taught languages and will address materials development, language delivery, and teaching reading/writing using a non-romanized writing system. Participants will enrich their professional knowledge and skills and will gain renewed appreciation for their own classroom teaching. Presented in English with examples in Arabic and Japanese.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 – p.m. 5:15 p.m.
Connect to Tech: Enliven Your Teaching with Digital Images and Video
Presenter: Dennie Hoopingarner, Center for Language Education and Research, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
In this all-day workshop, participants will learn the basics of shooting and editing digital images and video. First, participants will learn basic photography skills (framing shots, accommodating lighting conditions, selecting image quality). Next, participants will learn to use digital cameras and digital video cameras. Finally, participants will learn to prepare the images for distribution on the web, on CD, or on DVD. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring their own digital camera and/or digital video camera and video. Additional digital images and video will be provided. Remember that videos recorded with a conventional non-digital video camera cannot be used. The finished products created in this workshop may be viewed on any computer and the skills learned in the workshop will transfer to any digital video software program. Limited to 20 participants.
Making the Grade in AP Spanish
Presenters: Rita Goldberg, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY; José Suárez, Northern Colorado University, Greeley, CO; Dianna Vera, Palisade HS, Palisado, CO
This workshop is designed for teachers and prospective teachers of AP Spanish language and literature courses. It will include a description of the program, practice in evaluating the free response sections of the language examination, hints for helping students prepare for the examinations, and the details of changes in the 2004 language examination. The presenters include a question leader for the AP reading exam, a member of the development committee, and the chief reader for Spanish. Presented in Spanish and English.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Not Just the Facts! Gaining Insight into Other Cultures
Presenter: Mimi Met, National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
In this mini-workshop, attendees will participate in,
analyze, and learn to design activities that allow secondary students to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between cultural products, practices, and perspectives. Participants will learn to help students avoid stereotypical views and will explore activities that promote active involvement and that go far beyond simply providing students with information.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Teaching to the Test
Presenter: Laura L. Terrill, Parkway School District, St. Louis, MO
In this workshop, the presenter will focus on the impact of proficiency testing on daily classroom practice. Participants will look at district and unit tests and rubrics designed to assess speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge. Strategies for incorporating ongoing assessments will be shared, and classroom management strategies that support assessment practices will be discussed. Attendees will participate in a variety of teaching and assessment activities that can be easily implemented into daily lessons. Presented in English and applicable to all languages.
Meeting the Needs of Our Ever-Changing Student Population
Presenters: Dena Bachman and Kassie Harshman, Lafayette HS, St. Joseph, MO
This workshop will focus on the ideas of Ruby Payne of AHA Process. Participants will learn how to work with students of all socio-economic levels and backgrounds, will understand why some students behave the way they do, and will learn specific strategies for working with all learners. Presented in English with examples in Spanish and French.
Saturday 1:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Presenter: Susan Gross, Independent Consultant, Colorado Springs, CO
Eliminating monolingualism in America is our number one priority. Many teachers have found that declining enrollments in upper level classes and “I still can’t speak” become things of the past when schools adopt TPR Storytelling. Attendees will participate in a TPR Storytelling language lesson that teaches comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Presented in English with examples in French.