LSU World Language Teachers Conference

SAVE THE DATE for this one-day in person Human Sciences & Education’s World Language Teaching Conference at Louisiana State University. It will inspire, empower and ignite you! Through hands-on strategies, teachers learn how to create a student-directed, rigorous, engaging, immersive classroom. *Registration coming soon! 

Are you wanting to hone your teaching skills and connect with students in new and powerful ways? Help your students maintain consistent gains throughout the school year? Meet state standards and also see how they can work for you in real life? Increase student engagement? This interactive training will collaboratively demonstrate strategies that achieve a target language environment and maximize engagement. Participants will engage in models of the techniques that keep content authentic in the classroom. Based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, this training will focus on proficiency-based strategies that you can seamlessly bring into your classroom. This training also effectively bridges the gap from standards to everyday instructional practice in a way that produces consistent results. By bringing the standards to life and incorporating them seamlessly in our classroom, it allows students to see their growth and feel confident and successful in their language use.

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm & 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Louisiana State University

Registration: Please register with the conference directly  *Registration coming soon! 

Guest Speaker: Darcy Rogers
Bio: Darcy is the Founder of Organic World Language (OWL), and began developing the methodology in 2003. Her work is based on second language acquisition research, student motivation, and best teaching practices. Focusing on creating a space for second language to be naturally acquired, she believes in placing emphasis on students developing language through movement, social interaction, play and an immersive environment. The key element is the importance of creating community in the classroom while putting the student in the center as the curriculum. Darcy received her Bachelors in Spanish and Education from Western Oregon University and her Masters in Spanish Literature from University of Northern Iowa, Tec de Monterrey en Querétaro, México. She has 14 years teaching experience and since 2011 has been presenting at national conferences and working with schools to implement OWL internationally.

 

PROFICIENCY AND ENGAGEMENT TRAINING 

The state frameworks lay out a roadmap to proficiency-based teaching and learning. They provide teachers with expectations and standards to apply to the classroom. OWL provides pedagogy, strategies and techniques to fulfill the frameworks. This training effectively bridges the gap from standards to everyday instructional practice in a way that produces consistent results. By bringing the standards to life and incorporating them seamlessly in our classroom, it allows students to see their growth and feel confident and successful in their language use.

Along with this, student buy-in is a challenge impacted by class structure and relevance of content. This interactive training will collaboratively demonstrate several examples of questioning strategies that achieve a target language environment and maximize engagement. Participants will engage in hands-on practice of questioning strategies that scaffold and naturally ‘push’ language growth, while keeping the content authentic. Based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, this training will focus on question samples at the Novice to Advanced ranges.

OUTCOMES:

● Understand the foundational concepts of proficiency and the ACTFL levels

● Practical application of Second Language Acquisition research and neuroscience research to the classroom

● High-engagement techniques and introduction of student-directed strategies

● Techniques for an immersive target language environment:

● Foster confidence in the teacher to be successful in an immersive environment

● Hands on practice of the techniques

● Integration of 21st Century skills

 

*Registration coming soon! 

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  • March 4, 2023
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Venue:  

Address:
310 LSU Student Union, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803, United States