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Upcoming events

    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Minnesota Department of Education Conference Center A – Room 14
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    A series in collaboration with the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC), the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), the Minnesota Coordinators of World Language (MNCoWL), and the Minnesota Department of Education


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    Assessing Student Performance in the World Language Classroom

    “What we assess communicates to students what we value.”   ---Cherice Montgomery


    Back by popular demand - a series of 5 workshops designed to help you assess what your students can DO with the language!  Come learn how to assess student performance in the world language classroom and inspire students to move to the next proficiency level!


    These workshops will help you implement world language curriculum based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Performance Guidelines and the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) framework.  During the sessions, we will work with performance goals for language learners of all levels, develop assessments for each mode of communication using backward design (Wiggins & McTighe), and practice using the ACTFL performance rubrics to assess students’ performances.  Ideas on reporting performance-based grades will also be shared.


    The series is open to teachers of all levels and languages and is intended for both immersion and non-immersion teachers.  The series is also an excellent fit for teachers in dual language or immersion programs intending to measure the language development and proficiency levels of the non-English immersion language of their programs.

     

    Presenter: Megan Budke, Wayzata Public Schools. Megan has extensive experience developing and implementing IPAs. She has served as her district's world language resource teacher and led last year’s IP-YAY! workshops at MDE, using IPAs to create curriculum that focuses on teaching for proficiency.  


    Location: Minnesota Department of Education Conference Center A – Room 14

    *All sessions include a light breakfast and lunch*


    2 Graduate Credits available through Hamline University


    Registration will be available at www.mctlc.org




    Session 1 - Assessing what matters using IPAs      December 2          9am-1pm    Cost: $42

    How can our assessments value what students DO with the language? Come learn how Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) can measure what we value in our language classrooms!  See how IPAs help our students acquire diverse perspectives and engage our learners in meaningful activities that go beyond our classroom walls.  Concrete examples will be shared of how to design, create, and implement IPAs that assess students in their 3 communication modes: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational.


    Session 2 - ACTFL Training - Unwrapping Proficiency       January 20            9am-3pm    Cost: $59

    Presenter: Arnold Bleicher, an experienced ACTFL trainer and World Language educator that has extensive experience working with teachers on assessment and helping workshop participants “unwrap proficiency levels” to understand what they mean, what students need to target and how teachers can help students attain their goals to earn bilingual seals.

    This one day workshop will link Proficiency and Performance and how performance assessments can be used to measure growth in the three modes of communication. Identifying what makes a learner Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced will be addressed. Ideas for employing best practices using the best mix of modes for each level to help move students along the proficiency continuum will be shared.  Participants will practice identifying key characteristics using ACTFL samples and distinguish strategies to support learners aiming to earn Minnesota’s bilingual seals.

    *Please note: Location for the Session 2 is Conference Center B – Room 15


    Session 3 - Assessing the Interpretive Mode  February 3            9am-1pm    Cost: $42

    Using the ACTFL Interpretive performance rubric, we will assess student samples at the novice and intermediate levels.  We will align our assessments of student performance using inter-rater reliability and clearly establish performance levels.  Time will be given to work in level and language-like groups to further assess student samples.  Please bring samples of student work to share and collaboratively assess. Some samples will be provided in some languages.

     

    Session 4 - Assessing the Interpersonal Mode  February 24          9am-1pm    Cost: $42

    Using the ACTFL Interpersonal performance rubric, we will assess student samples at the novice and intermediate levels.  We will align our assessments of student performance using inter-rater reliability and clearly establish performance levels.  Time will be given to work in level and language-like groups to further assess student samples.  Please bring samples of student work (video or audio recording or a script) to share and collaboratively assess. Some samples will be provided in some languages.


    Session 5 - Assessing the Presentational Mode  April 14     9am-1pm    Cost: $42

    Using the ACTFL Presentational performance rubric, we will assess student samples at the novice and intermediate levels.  We will align our assessments of student performance using inter-rater reliability and clearly establish performance levels.  Time will be given to work in level and language-like groups to further assess student samples.  Please bring samples of student work to share and collaboratively assess. Some samples will be provided in some languages.


    Register for 4 sessions for $145        Register for all 5 sessions for $185



Past events

27 Oct 2017 Fall Conference 2017
27 Oct 2017 Fall Conference Exhibitor/Advertiser 2017
26 Aug 2017 Teachers' Café Fall 2017
20 Jul 2017 Measuring What We Value in the K-8 Classroom
25 Mar 2017 IP YAY: Assessing What Matters
25 Feb 2017 COMPREHENSIBLE CULTURE: TAKE-HOME TIPS FOR YOUR LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
28 Oct 2016 Fall Conference 2016
01 Apr 2016 Fall Conference Exhibitor/Advertiser 2016
20 Feb 2016 Moving from Performance to Proficiency using Integrated Proficiency Based Assessment - Rochester
04 Feb 2016 Moving from Performance to Proficiency using Integrated Proficiency Based Assessment
23 Jan 2016 Assessing Languages without Available Proficiency Assessments: Meeting Bilingual and Multilingual Seal and World Language Proficiency Certificate Criteria.
23 Oct 2015 Fall Conference 2015
23 Oct 2015 Fall Conference Exhibitor/Advertiser 2015
03 Oct 2015 Classical Association of Minnesota Annual Meeting
26 Sep 2015 Bilingual and Multilingual Seals and World Language Proficiency Assessments: Recognizing Student Language Proficiency and Earning College Credit
19 Sep 2015 MN AATG Fall Meeting: Teaching Languages through the Lens of Social Justice
12 Sep 2015 Fall 2015 MCTLC Teachers Café
09 May 2015 Rethinking WHAT We Teach: Content Language Integrated Learning in the World Language Classroom
11 Apr 2015 World Language Proficiency Certificates and Bilingual Seal Workshop
12 Mar 2015 Central States Conference on Teaching Foreign Languages
28 Feb 2015 MCTLC Teachers Café
25 Oct 2014 Fall Conference 2014
24 Oct 2014 Fall Conference Exhibitor/Advertiser
13 Sep 2014 Coffee, Culture, and Communities
19 Aug 2014 Google Hangout with Conference Keynote Yo Azama
26 Apr 2014 Coffee, Culture, and Communities
26 Apr 2014 Creativity in the Classroom: Maximizing Language Learning Through Student Engagement and Interaction
12 Apr 2014 Looking at Your Students’ Work to Evaluate Progress Toward Learning Targets
24 Mar 2014 ACTFL OPI Training
01 Mar 2014 Preparing Lessons for Global Learning
01 Mar 2014 Essential Questions as a Catalyst for Communication
06 Feb 2014 Hands-on Technology with Task-Based Language Learning
16 Nov 2013 Content-Based Instruction Strategies
18 Oct 2013 Fall Conference Exhibitor/Advertiser
17 Oct 2013 MCTLC 2013 Fall Conference
14 Sep 2013 Coffee, Culture, and Communities
14 Aug 2013 Curriculum Writing Retreat and Workshop
09 May 2013 Minnesota Summit on Global Learning
27 Apr 2013 Teacher Tools for Second Language Acquisition: Developing Learner Language in the Classroom
13 Apr 2013 Coffee, Culture, and Communities
12 Nov 2012 TPRS with Barbara Cartford
19 Oct 2012 MCTLC 2012 Fall Conference
19 Oct 2012 Fall Conference Exhibitor/Advertiser Application
18 Oct 2012 Immersion 2012: Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World
29 Sep 2012 Coffee, Culture, and Communities
16 Jul 2012 CARLA Summer Institute: Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom
12 Jul 2012 Travel Photography for Language Teachers
12 Jul 2012 African Literature from French Speaking Nations
18 May 2012 AATF-MN Awards Brunch, Le Grand Concours
12 May 2012 Mexican Cooking Demo & Lunch
25 Apr 2012 AATF-MN A Vous la Parole - Minnesota's French Speaking Contest
13 Apr 2012 Festival Quijote 2012 Provides Opportunities for Spanish Students to Compete in Art, Video, and Performance Events.
07 Apr 2012 AATF-MN Cercle de lecture - Photo de groupe au bord du fleuve, Emmanuel Dongala
08 Mar 2012 ACTFL Offers OPI training at CSC in March
08 Mar 2012 CSCTFL 2012 Annual Conference
18 Feb 2012 AATF-MN Cercle de lecture - Les Grandes Blondes, Jean Echenoz (Minuit, 1995)
15 Feb 2012 AATF-MN 2012 le Grand Concours du français / National French Contest
10 Dec 2011 MCTLC Metro Region Winter Holiday Gathering
03 Dec 2011 MCTLC To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Is that really the question?
19 Nov 2011 AATF-MN Cercle de lecture - Les Petites Mecaniques, Paul Claudel (2003-Folio)
15 Nov 2011 AATSP Annual Meeting and Dinner
12 Nov 2011 November Board Meeting
08 Nov 2011 AATF-MN la Semaine nationale du français / National French Week
21 Oct 2011 MCTLC 2011 Fall Conference
20 Oct 2011 AATG Fall Meeting
20 Oct 2011 Minnesota Chinese Teacher Meeting
20 Oct 2011 Hora Feliz
20 Oct 2011 MCTLC 2011 Thursday Workshops ONLY (October 20, 2011)
01 Oct 2011 AATF-MN Event: Fall Atelier, Oct. 1, 2011
24 Sep 2011 AATF-MN event: Mn AATF - Cercle de lecture: Victoire, les saveurs et les mots , Maryse Condé 2008.
17 Sep 2011 First Annual "Coffee, Tea, Cultures and Celebrations"
17 Aug 2011 Idea Exchange and Swap Meet - Share new ideas!
29 Jul 2011 Summer board retreat
19 May 2011 AATF-MN event: Awards Brunch, Mn AATF Chapter - Le Grand Concours
06 May 2011 AATF-MN event: Mn Chapter AATF Annual Dinner
26 Apr 2011 AATF-MN event: A Vous la Parole (statewide oral French contest)
09 Apr 2011 AATF-MN event: Mn AATF - Cercle de lecture: No et moi, Delphine de Vigan ed. J.C. Lattès, 2007(Prix Libraires 2008)
02 Apr 2011 CREATING LESSONS BY INFUSING COMMUNICATION, CULTURES, CONNECTIONS, COMPARISONS AND COMMUNITIES WITH TECHNOLOGY
02 Mar 2011 Spring professional development for immersion educators by MAIN
19 Feb 2011 AATF-MN event: Mn AATF - Cercle de lecture: La Petite Fille de Monsieur Linh, Philippe Claudel
14 Feb 2011 AATF-MN event: 2011: le Grand Concours du français/ National French Contest
12 Feb 2011 MCTLC Board Meeting
20 Nov 2010 AATF-MN event: Cercle de lecture: Le Masque boiteux ou Histoire de soldats, Koffi Kwahoulé
16 Nov 2010 Café Latino 3
04 Nov 2010 AATF-MN event: November 4-10, 2010: la Semaine nationale du français/ National French Week
21 Oct 2010 MNAATG Fall Meeting" "Making Connections: German in Minnesota"
21 Oct 2010 MCTLC 2010 Fall Conference
09 Oct 2010 AATF-MN event: Atelier d'automne "WWII Resistance in France"
08 Oct 2010 Engaging Students for Advanced Proficiency
25 Sep 2010 AATF-MN event: La petite marchande de prose, Daniel Pennac Prix Inter, 1999.
14 Sep 2010 Café Latino 2
19 Aug 2010 Free Webinar for NNELL members!!!
23 Jun 2010 Café Latino
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