2015 Fall Conference: Educating Global CitizensThis year our theme focuses on educating our students for their roles as world citizens. This conference will ask you to consider the many ways you address global citizenship in your classroom. How could you encourage your students to think globally? How could they engage in activities that go beyond your classroom walls? What technologies could you use to prepare your students for their roles as future leaders in a global society? Learn more about the conference and register now.
2014 Conference attendee highlights included:
"Meeting and working with [2014 conference keynote] Yo Azama was inspiring and energizing."
"The entire conference was wonderful. Yo Azama was an awesome speaker; engaging, entertaining, and had a great message. I left each of my breakout sessions with new tools to use in my class, and I loved the opportunity to network with other language professionals."
"Connecting with others, particularly with colleagues and friends whom I haven't seen in a while. Overall, you all did a great job with the conference; it was clear that you worked hard to put together a quality experience for everyone who attended. I appreciated that as an attendee. It was a really nice day; thanks for all of your work!!"
"Connecting with world language teachers and learning from them. Yo Azama was a lot of fun (which is important at an event like this!) and I learned about opportunities for students and teachers at the exhibits and through the presentations. It was all good!"
Rethinking WHAT We Teach: Content Language Integrated in the World Language Classroom
Please join Educator in Service Jan Holter Kittok in Rochester for day-long professional development. This event was originally scheduled for April 25 and will now take place on Saturday, May 9. Read more and register here.
Nominate a Champion of Languages
MCTLC accepts nominations through June 15 of every year for our annual recognition of stellar work and dedication to language learning in Minnesota. Visit the awards page now to learn more.
Proficiency Certificate and Bilingual Seal Workshop
On April 11, MN world language educators learned about new legislation passed during the 2014 session. It amended the language for world language proficiency certificates to include possible college credit and established state bilingual and multilingual seals that require awarding of college credit. Students who demonstrate intermediate-low and intermediate-mid/high proficiency on a validated assessment are eligible to earn a world language proficiency certificate. Read more about the Seal of Biliteracy at sealofbiliteracy.org.
Career Opportunities in Language Education
The educational job hunt is always on! MCTLC maintains a page dedicated to career opportunities for language professionals. Whether your organization is hiring or you are looking for your next professional home, bookmark our Job Postings page.
MCTLC Welcomed CSCTFL 2015 to Minneapolis
The 2015 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages took place March 12-14 at the Downtown Minneapolis Hilton Hotel. MCTLC, as member of ACTFL's Central States, was pleased to be the local host. We welcomed over 1000 language teaching professionals from 17 states in the largest regional professional development conference of its kind.
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