2013 FLAME CONFERENCE
Mark your calendars!
You do NOT want to miss the 2013 FLAME Conference!!
When: Feb 28, and March 1, 2013 Where: Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland
The Foreign Language Association of Maine sponsors an annual March Conference. The conference begins on Thursday with a dinner and a keynote speaker. Fridays workshop sessions address current topics and issues in world language education, including ESL. Exhibitors display textbooks and other materialson both days. Conference registration fees include meals.
PRE-CONFERENCE DINNER AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
February 28, 2013
3:30 - 5:30 - Registration (Main Lobby)
Reception and Professional Networking (Casco Bay Exhibit Hall)
5:30 - 6:45 - Dinner (Vermont)
Welcome to FLAME 2013 Mary Lord, Conference Chair
6:45 - 8:30 - Keynote Address Paul Sandrock
Building Our Common Core: Engaging and Empowering Language Learners
Todays context in education is focused on literacy redefined through the Common Core State Standards and an emphasis on 21st century skills that include communication, collaboration, critical thinking, information and media literacy, and creativity. How can language educators connect with these goals? Expand content to engage language learners; connect learning with the real world via technology; and provide authentic means for learners to demonstrate how they can use their new language.
Paul Sandrock is the Director of Education for American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). He is the author of numerous publications, including "The Keys to Assessing Language Performance (2010)," the second in ACTFL's popular "Keys" series. He has served as both president and member of ACTFL's Board of Directors. Before joining the ACTFL staff, Paul was the Assistant Director for the Content and Learning Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI). Prior to that position, he served as World Languages Education Consultant at WDPI. In his roles at ACTFL and WDPI, Paul has worked at the local, state, regional, and national levels to help improve curriculum, instruction, assessment, and program design for world languages. Paul led the training on standards-based instruction and assessment at the 2012 FLAME/ME Department of Education Summer Institute held in June.
Closure Mary Lord, Conference Chair
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
March 1, 2013
7:30 - 8:30 Registration (Main Lobby) and Professional Networking (Casco Bay Exhibit Hall)
8:30 10:00 A Sessions
10:00 - 10:30 Professional Networking (Casco Bay Exhibit Hall), Exhibits, Refreshments
10:30 - 11:30 B Sessions
11:30 12:00 Professional Networking (Casco Bay Exhibit Hall), Exhibits
12:00 - 1:30 Luncheon Buffet (Vermont/New Hampshire) Awards and Business Meeting
1:30 2:15 Maine Chapter Meetings
American Association of Teachers of French: Somerset
American Association of Teachers of German: Kennebec
American Association of Teachers of Spanish: Connecticut
Teachers of Latin and Greek: York
2:30 3:30 C Sessions
3:30 4:00 Certificates of Attendance with contact hours distributed.
A Small Sample of Workshops available on Friday, March 1, 2013
More sessions are still in the works.
It is recommended that you bring your laptop for participation in some of the sessions.
THE EXHIBIT AREA WILL BE OPEN 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on February 28 and
8:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. on March 1
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