STARTALK 2012 Spring Network for Program Excellence Conference

May 3–5, 2012 • Loews Atlanta, 1065 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

The STARTALK 2012 Spring Meeting is for STARTALK grantees to come together in preparation for this year's programs.

Conference Details Coming Soon

Friday, May 4, 2012

Plenary Sessions

Friday Plenary Opening SessionBetsy Hart, Catherine Ingold, Myriam Met, Greg Duncan
Friday Plenary Second SessionBetsy Hart, Catherine Ingold, Celia Durall, Mark Wolkow

Workshops

Integrating Language, Culture, and Content Gabriela, Ilieva, Thomas Sauer
Performance Based AssessmentJennifer Eddy, Rubab Qureshi
Lesson Planning = Planning for Success Greg Duncan, Myriam Met, Peggy Boyles
Leave No Learner Behind: Practical Strategies You Can Use from Day One Ann Tollefson, Alyssa Villarreal
STARTALK Framework and Principles for Teacher Development Shuhan Wang, Mouna Mana, Duarte Silva, Mary Curran, Iman Hashem, Janis Jensen, Marty Abbott, Debbie Robinson

Breakout Sessions

Using AAPPL in Your STARTALK Program Daniel Conrad
Implementing Assessment Tasks in Your Curriculum Margaret E. Malone
Backward Design: Curriculum Planning for Student Programs Laura Terrill
Making Meaning in the Immersion Classroom Christina Burton, Myriam Met
Program Information System Lab Kris Poedjosoedarmo, Greg Meyer, Acacia Reed, Scott Nichols
Effective Approaches to Recruitment and Applicant Selection Lisa Choate, Cheryl Berman, Ashok Ojha
The Site Visit: How to Prepare for It and What to Expect Betsy Hart, Adriana Brandt, Hong Gang Jin
"How Do We Start?": Orientation Sessions in STARTALK Programs Mouna Mana, Kristin Hayden, Meng Yeh
Creating Video Storytelling with Purpose Shuhan Wang, Tom Dudzinski
Tending the Garden: Fostering STARTALK Teacher Development Lucy Lee, Mary Curran
Coaching and Mentoring for Continuous Professional Growth Duarte Silva, Helene Chan

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Workshops

Integrating Language, Culture, and Content Gabriela, Ilieva, Thomas Sauer
Performance Based AssessmentJennifer Eddy, Rubab Qureshi
Lesson Planning = Planning for Success Greg Duncan, Myriam Met, Peggy Boyles
Leave No Learner Behind: Practical Strategies You Can Use from Day One Ann Tollefson, Alyssa Villarreal

Breakout Sessions

Setting the Stage for Self-Assessment with LinguaFolio Junior Krystal Sundstrom, Debbie Robinson
Self-Assessment in STARTALK Programs Megan C. Masters, Margaret E. Malone
Interpersonal Communication Assessment Laura Terrill
Media and Outreach to Successfully Promote Your STARTALK Program in Your Community Kristin Hayden, David Wu
Thematic Planning Kirk Belnap, Debra Wells
Managing Your STARTALK Grant Diane Varieur, Carol Maynard
Supporting Your STARTALK Activities with Technology: Before, During and After Your Program Laura Franklin, Mary Ann Lyman-Hager
Use of Technology in Teacher Development: Blended Learning and How to Use ItMohammed Aleem, Munir Shaikh, Rebekka Egger, Riadh Bounatirou
Why Peer and Self-Assessment Is Important and How to Do It Right Carl Falsgraf
"Keep Talking": Opportunities for Students to Continue Developing Strong Language and Culture Skills After STARTALK Frederick Jackson, Cheryl Gibbs, Lisa Choate, G. Edward McDermott
Advocating for World Language Programs Betsy Hart, Cheryl Berman, Jing Zhang
How I Go About Preparing to Teach at My STARTALK Program Chiachyi Chiu
Classroom ManagementBhavani Parpia, Mei-Ju Hwang, Rita Oleksak
Beyond TPR: Comprehensible Input at the Heart of Communicative Approaches to World Languages Priscilla Russel, Rosanne Zeppieri
Surveys and Consent Forms: A Step-by-Step Guide Nicole Rumeau, Margaret E. Malone
Adapting Authentic Material Lina Kholaki, Ghayda Al Ali
Lessons Learned: Implementing the STARTALK Principles Donna Clementi, Catherine Ingold
K-5 Program Evaluation Margaret E. Malone
Learners at the Center with LinguaFolio Online Krystal Sundstrom
Building a Sustainable Partnership with a Local Organization or University Amy Hammerand, Noha Forster
Bringing Math and Environmental Science into a Culture-Rich World Language Curriculum Shuhan Wang, Mei-Ju Hwag, Chiachyi Chiu
Backward Design: Curriculum Planning for Teacher Programs Jennifer Eddy
Planning an Effective Field Trip Gloria Hu, Yvonne Lau, Lori Roe, Clarissa Burt
Use of the Target Language on the First Day Muhammad Eissa, Antonia Schleicher
Telling Stories: How and Why to Use Storytelling in Student and Teacher Programs Mary Curran, Luc Lee, Sichang Gao
Teacher Program directors Magaly Lavadenz, Wafa Hassan
Fine-Tuning Residential Immersion Programs Cynthia Ning, Paul Dvorak, Brian Baer
Student Program Directors Alwiya Omar, Jing Zhang, Nusrat Sohail
Introduction to STARTALK Online Resources Catherine Ingold, Scott Nichols
Taking the Driver's Seat: the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project Alyssa Villarreal, Sharon Deering, Thomas Sauer, Greg Duncan

Plenary Sessions

Imagine Unimagined Language Learning for All!Tom Welch