STARTALK 2011 Spring Network for Program Excellence Conference

April 29–30, 2011 • Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM

The STARTALK 2011 Spring Meeting is for STARTALK grantees to come together in preparation for this year's programs.

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Friday, April 29th, 2011

Plenary Session

Friday Plenary Opening Session Betsy Hart, Catherine Ingold

Workshops

Workshop: Designing Assessments to Develop Students' Language Performance Paul Sandrock
Workshop: Failing To Plan = Planning To Fail Greg Duncan, Myriam Met
Workshop: Increasing the Comprehensibility of the Target Language During Instruction Richard Donato, Martin Smith
Workshop: Tell Me and I Forget... Involve Me and I Learn Ann Tollefson

Breakout Sessions

For Continuing Programs: Overview of STARTALK 2011 Betsy Hart, Laura Terrill
New To STARTALK: Managing Curriculum Template Process Jennifer Eddy
Panel: Community Engagement Far and Beyond STARTALK Shuhan Wang
Testing Interpersonal Listening Speaking Daniel Conrad
Making The Most Of Your Site Visit Betsy Hart, Acacia Reed
What CASL & CAL's Research Can Tell STARTALK About Student Assessment Margaret Malone, Krystal Sundstrom
Framework For Foreign Language Teacher Effectiveness: The TEFL Project Greg Duncan, Thomas Sauer, Alyssa Villarreal
Introduction to STARTALK Online Resources Shuhan Wang
Managing Your STARTALK Grant: Continuing Programs Carol Maynard, Diane Varieur
Sharing Tips for Recruiting Rick Jackson
Planning An Effective Field Trip Fauzia Farooqui, Joshua Pien
Why Self-Assessment Is Important and How to Do It Right Margaret Malone, Kate Riestenberg

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Plenary Session

Creating Fun Ways to Bridge Instructional Gaps Using Brain-Compatible Strategies Marjorie Hall Haley

Breakout Sessions

Everything You Need To Know About Running A STARTALK Program Betsy Hart
The Learning To Teach Continuum: Differentiating Teacher Programs to Support Participants, all Stages Mary Curran, Duarte Silva
Managing Your STARTALK Grant: Continuing Programs Carol Maynard, Diane Varieur
Open Forum: Supporting Your STARTALK Programs Through Technology: Before, During and After Frederick Jackson
Planning An Effective Field Trip Fauzia Farooqui, Joshua Pien
Why Self-Assessment Is Important and How to Do It Right Margaret Malone, Kate Riestenberg
How Do We Start?: Orientation Sessions in STARTALK Programs Nassim Abdi Dezfooli, Mouna Manna
Conducting Research on STARTALK Teacher Programs Mary Curran, Melissa S. Ferro, Marjorie Hall Haley
K-5 Evaluation Field Test and Other Unique Features of Evaluation of K-5 Programs Margaret Malone
Videotaping by Design: the Why, the What, and the How to Produce Purposeful Video Clips Shuhan Wang

Plenary Session

Closing: Think strategically, act locally Shuhan Wang