Massachusetts Foreign Language Association 2015 Fall Conference, October 29-31, Sturbridge, MA.

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Friday, October 30

8:00am EDT

Google Apps in the Foreign Language Classroom
Goal: Spend less time creating slides. Solution: There are free resources to copy and paste! Goal: Start "flipping". Solution: YouTube is loaded with great videos! Goal: Spend less time catching up absent students and recovering from snow days. Solution: Post on a website! Goal: Use less paper. Solution: Go paperless with Google classroom! Goal: Collect data. Solution: Use Google Forms! Goal: Get students to communicate in the target language. Solution: Use Google applications!

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Amy St. Arnaud

North Reading Public Schools

Friday October 30, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am EDT

1:00pm EDT

Digital Professional Development: Twitter, Google+, and More
Do you ever wish you could get more professional development than what is offered in your district or surrounding area? Expand your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to include teachers from around the world. Using Twitter and other digital means opens you up to some of the best professional development possible. You'll feel invigorated, rejuvenated, and ready to start each day with new ideas. Teachers are always ready to lend each other support or ideas. Come meet some "tweeps!"

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Alison Nelson

Spanish Teacher, Sandwich High School/STEM Academy
I am a Spanish teacher for grades 7-12 in Sandwich MA. I love using technology in my lessons and daily life. I'm just beginning in the world of TPRS/TCI , but I'm loving it already.

Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

“NEW” Introducing LIVE powered by SANSSpace: The web based Language Lab for Chromebook’s, iPad’s, Mac’s and PC’s and portable environments
LIVE is a “NEW” web based Language Learning solution that can be used by any Platform/ OS,  I.E. Chrome books, iPads, Mac’s or PC’s  LIVE “in class” Instruction Development from this Summer/Fall will be introduced for the first time. LIVE Instructional features discussed will be Interpersonal Random Pairing, Live Oral testing and AP Exam practice and administration tools. “Out of class”- at home- Comparative Audio and Video Recording, Student Oral Portfolio’s , Oral Proficiency Interview’s, YouTube Import are all contained in one location, accessible from anywhere with a simple user Interface. Teachers can be extremely creative using all Content they want and need from ANY publisher.


Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
American Grille Restaurant

2:30pm EDT

Technology Meets Hands-On Learning
Whether you have been teaching the same material for years or have only been in front of a class for a few months, this session offers tools teachers are craving to liven things up! A focus on blending technology with hands-on experiences will provide ideas on how to rejuvenate creative writing prompts, and participants will also learn about art by MAKING art and use technology to make a big impact. This session includes a "how to" on Prezi and Blendspace. Participants should bring an electronic device.


Friday October 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

4:30pm EDT

Appy Hour + (75 mins of Appy Fun)
Join me for Appy Hour! In this session, participants will learn to mix up some cool Apps to move students from consumers to creators. The presenter will share easy-to-use recipes to create multimedia presentations, projects, and products to showcase what students can do as they climb the proficiency ladder. Some sample recipes: Tellagami + Thinglink = Interactive engagement; Tellagami + Pic Collage + Book Creator = Digital Portfolio to document growth. Bring a mobile device: iPad preferred.


Kevan Sano

6-12 Curriculum Coordinator for Foreign Languages, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School
Hamilton-Wenham High School

Friday October 30, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm EDT
Saturday, October 31

8:30am EDT

Transform Your Level I into a 90% Target Language Class!
Managing 90% target language usage and good class behavior can be derailed by transitions. Create a "daily tech-guide" that keeps transitions and activities in the target language supported by strong visual cues. This interactive session will help participants to extend paired practices and integrate authentic audio, video, and textbook accessories with seamless transitions, improving classroom management, student behavior, and creating a 90% target language classroom. Even a teacher's lowest-ability classes will transform!

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Ellen Shrager

Teacher, Abington Junior High
I believe in using Visual Comprehensible Input for those difficult-to-manage classes and for striving for the 90% target language goal. I'm presenting on Saturday morning on this very topic at 8:30. Come join us and fall in love with your job again!

Saturday October 31, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am EDT

10:00am EDT

The Use of Technology and Culture in the Spanish Classroom
How can we engage and motivate students in the 21st century in Spanish classes with technology and culture? Culture is the base of any language that we learn and it is very important to teach it to our students. This session will provide great ideas to help teachers reach all students in different ways and allow them to work at their own pace. In Spanish.


Wendy Cahill

Spanish Teacher, Concord-Carlisle High School
Music and Technology.

Saturday October 31, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
Seminar 1

10:00am EDT

World Languages: Full STEAM Ahead
Although the letters "W" and "L" do not appear in the acronym STEAM, that does not mean that World Languages cannot be integrated with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This session will provide teachers with fun and engaging lesson ideas and projects that integrate STEAM principles into the World Languages classroom.


Saturday October 31, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am EDT

11:30am EDT

Proficiency Guidelines Through a Task-Based Approach and Web Tools
This session will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn diverse uses of new technology to conclude with a multimedia project. It consists of writing and recording a text using Blogs, WordPress, Wiki pages, Moodle, GarageBand/Audacity, and Google Drive. Participants should bring a laptop or a mobile device to experience the benefits of using Web tools inside and outside the classroom.


Saturday October 31, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
Seminar 1