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Friday, August 18
 

8:00am

Registration/Breakfast
Friday August 18, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

8:00am

SPED in the World Language Classroom
This workshop will satisfy the DESE Requirement of 15 PDPs in SPED.  Emphasis will be on instructional strategies for world language teachers.

Friday August 18, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm
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9:00am

Welcome & Introductions
Friday August 18, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
TBA

10:00am

10:00am

Orientation to the Standards
Participants will be introduced to the new ACL standards through which they
can use to promote proficiency and to further instruction while engaging students.

Speakers
DH

Deb Heaton

Debra Heaton, Latin teacher at Woburn High School, is past treasurer of the American | | Classical League and past vice-president and president of CAM. A member of the | | MaFLA Board of Directors, she currently serves as Clerk and is also a member of the | | National Latin Ex... Read More →
MT

Madelyn Torchin

Dr. Torchin, Latin | | teacher emerita from Brookline High School, is a Program Supervisor of Classics for | | Licensure at Tufts and an adjunct at UMASS/Boston. An active member of CAM | | (Classical Association of MA) and a former President of MaFLA, she now serves as | | M... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
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10:00am

10:00am

ELLs in the World Language Classroom

Receive 10 PDPs as you work to satisfy the DESE ELL requirement.  The remainder 5 PDPs will be offered in May of 2018 at MaFLA’s Diversity Day.  Explore SEI strategies for English Language Learners for vocabulary development, reading and writing which are applicable to World Language classes.



Speakers
JO

Jeanne O'Hearn

Dr. Jeanne O’Hearn teaches Spanish at Masconomet Regional Middle School. She has over 20 years of experience teaching Spanish and ESL and serves on the MaFLA Board as Second Vice-President.


Friday August 18, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
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12:00pm

Immersion Luncheon
Friday August 18, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
TBA

1:00pm

La Guadeloupe et la Martinique – C’est Magnifique!
Quelles belles îles à explorer et à promouvoir dans vos salles de classe!  L’intervenante montrera de nombreuses possibilités pour intégrer la culture de ces deux îles dans vos cours, peu importe le niveau! Des activités basées sur des contes, de la musique et des traditions culturelles seront soulignées.  Un dossier complet sera distribué à chaque participant.

Speakers
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Janel Lafond Paquin

Janel Lafond Paquin is Department Chair and teaches French at Rogers High School in Newport, RI. She is a former MaFLA President, NECTFL Conference Chair, and directs the AATF Future Leadership Program. Janel is an Officier in the Order of the French Academic Palms.


Friday August 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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1:00pm

Unpacking the New Standards for Classical Language Learning
The new Standards have something to help every teacher or student of Classics at every level. Sherwin Little, ACL Executive Director and Standards team member, will share what is in the standards, how teachers and students can use the standards to understand the progression along the proficiency continuum, and how to Participants will explore all five standards as well as the different modes of communication by looking at classroom examples and sharing their own activities. 

Speakers
SL

Sherwin Little

Sherwin Little is the Executive Director of the American Classical | | League and Project Manager of the Task Force to Revise the Latin Standards. He has | | degrees in Classics and Education and an MAT in Teaching Latin and has taught in | | public schools in Cincinnati, Ohio... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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1:00pm

Reflections on Gender & Racial Bias in the Spanish Classroom
This relevant topic has interested Christina for many years, and in fact she wrote her Masters’ thesis on it, so she has plenty of information to impart.  An interactive workshop where participants will have a chance to relate their own experiences, bring up issues and try to find solutions.

Speakers
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Christina Toro

Christina Toro teaches Spanish at Arlington high School. She has an MAT in Spanish from Salem State University and has presented at several MaFLA professional development events. Christina is married to a native speaker from Colombia and they speak Spanish at home with their li... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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3:00pm

Afternoon Break
Friday August 18, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
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3:30pm

Panorama de la Bretagne
Amoureuse de mes racines, je souhaite à vous faire partager  mes connaissances de la culture bretonne à travers la présentation de cette région riche en histoire et en identité.

Speakers
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Helene Orvoën

Helene Orvoën est née et a vécu plus de 20 ans en Bretagne. Actuellement elle est étudiante en Master Français Langue étrangère avec l’Université de Grenoble-Alpes dans le cadre d’une reconversion professionnelle due à son emmènagement aux Etats-Unis.


Friday August 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
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3:30pm

Cleopatra: Using the Standards for Classical Languages to Develop an Upper Level Elective
This session will explore the ways that the new Standards for Classical
Languages can guide and enhance the development of an upper level elective that not
only meets the linguistic and cultural learning goals of students but also responds to
their interests and input.

Speakers
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Sally Hatcher

Sally Hatcher, a Latin teacher at The Winsor School, received her | | MAT in Latin and Classical Humanities from UMass Amherst. A former Secretary of the | | American Classical League, she is also a former Director of MaFLA. Since 1998 she | | has been a consultant and author for Pearson Prentice Hall Publishing. Her session on... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
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3:30pm

Tradiciones y personajes en nuestra Americalatina

Latinoamérica es conocida entre otras razones por su gran riqueza cultural.  En esta oportunidad les invito a hacer juntos un recorridor por algunos países latinoamericanos para que, por medio de fotos y videos, aprendamos o recordemos algunas de sus costumbres. tradiciones y personajes más populares.  Descubriremos que son más las cosas que nos unen que las que nos separan como región. Hablaremos del Día de la Pachamama, en los países andinos, de la fiesta del sol o Inti Raymi en Perú, de la Feria de la Flores en Colombia, de la noche de los rábanos en México y mucho más.  También mostraremos la vida y la obra be Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero y la increíble Mafalda.  Además de informativo, será un recorrido entretenido y inspirador.



Speakers
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Nilza González-Pedemonte

Nilza González-Pedemonte is a native speaker of Spanish from Venezuela who emigrated to the US 10 years ago with her family. She teaches Spanish at Boston College and at Tufts University. This is the 2nd year that she will be co-coordinating the Spanish Strand at the Summer In... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
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5:45pm

Networking Dinner
Friday August 18, 2017 5:45pm - 7:30pm
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Saturday, August 19
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Saturday August 19, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

8:00am

ELLs in the World Language Classroom

Receive 10 PDPs as you work to satisfy the DESE ELL requirement.  The remainder 5 PDPs will be offered in May of 2018 at MaFLA’s Diversity Day.  Explore SEI strategies for English Language Learners for vocabulary development, reading and writing which are applicable to World Language classes.



Speakers
JO

Jeanne O'Hearn

Dr. Jeanne O’Hearn teaches Spanish at Masconomet Regional Middle School. She has over 20 years of experience teaching Spanish and ESL and serves on the MaFLA Board as Second Vice-President.


Saturday August 19, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

8:00am

SPED in the World Language Classroom
This workshop will satisfy the DESE Requirement of 15 PDPs in SPED.  Emphasis will be on instructional strategies for world language teachers.

Saturday August 19, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

9:00am

L’Héritage historique et litéraire de la dentelle du Puy-en-Velay
The lace of Le Puy, France, historically so vital to the economic, social, educational, literary and spiritual life of the area, is linked to the Black Virgin, Jubilee celebrations and the semi-religious order of the Béates.  In this workshop, the history of Le Puy lace will be explored (with a Power Point for attendees) and participants will have a chance to experiment with bobbin lace-making.

Speakers
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Judith Jeon-Chapman

Dr. Judith Jeon-Chapman teaches French at Worcester State University. She has presented several times at MaFLA PD events. During a sabbatical in the spring of 2016, she conducted research in Puy-en-Velay and took bobbin lace-making lessons there.


Saturday August 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA

9:00am

Listening to Latin
Participants will experience listening activities and assessments for the Latin
classroom at all levels and will leave with strategies for incorporating more active
listening in their classrooms.

Speakers
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Sara Cain

Sara Cain holds an MAT in Latin and Classical Humanities from | | UMass Boston and teaches at Monomoy Regional Middle School.


Saturday August 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
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9:00am

La Herencia hispana en los Estados Unidos

This workshop will discuss how the Southwest states became part of the USA with a brief overview of the indigenous peoples of the region.  The timeline of Spain’s conquest including Las Misiones and Mexico’s independence will be examined.  Activities which can be adapted to all levels of proficiency and content will be presented.



Speakers
CI

Cynthia Irish

Cynthia Irish recently retired as a Middle School Spanish teacher in Wilmington. While an undergraduate at UMASS/Amherst, she studied in Mexico and returns there as often as possible. She has also traveled to Central and Latin America and Spain and presented at MaFLA several tim... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
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10:45am

Comment améliorer vos competences interculturelles avec les films
Authentic film resources provide meaningful contexts that engage students before, during and after for interactions interpersonally, and between their cultures and la francophonie.  In the session, participants will investigate and create film-based thematic units whose goals are communication and deeper understanding and application of intercultural competencies.

Speakers
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Beckie Rankin

Beckie Rankin teaches French at Lexington High School. She has presented at other MaFLA PD events, at ACTFL and at AATF. Beckie serves on the MaFLA Board and on the AATF E. Chapter Executive Committee and will be spending several weeks in Vichy, France this summer on a French C... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
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10:45am

Communicative Assessments: Interpersonal and Presentational
Participants will experience interpersonal and presentational communicative
assessments for the Latin classroom.

Speakers
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Corrado Russo

Corrado Russo holds a BFA from Emerson College and an MA from | | Tufts University. He teaches at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly and presented a | | three-hour workshop in November at the ACTFL Convention in Boston.


Saturday August 19, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
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10:45am

Designing & Aligning AP Tasks from Middle School Onward!
How can we prepare students before they arrive at the AP level, for the kinds of tasks they will encounter on the AP Language & Culture exam?  In this workshop, the presenter will explore AP tasks and rubrics for pre-AP students, as well as how to scaffold and vertically align these assessments across grade levels and courses.  Time will be allotted to brainstorm and share.

Speakers
RC

Ryan Casey

Ryan Casey teaches Spanish at Lexington High School. Outside of academia, he is a nationally recognized dancer and choreographer, as well as a freelance journalist.


Saturday August 19, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
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12:15pm

Immersion Luncheon
Saturday August 19, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Not Speed-Dating, but Speed-Sharing: Pedagogical Exchanges!
Participants will have uploaded to the MaFLA website one of the following:
● An original lesson plan with measurable objectives and student engagement strategies.
● An Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA)
● A cultural activity based on authentic resources: a film shown in class, musical or literary
excerpts
● A specific thematic unit which they have designed
They will share their expertise with the group so that others will be able to implement these
strategies in their daily classroom lessons and share them with other members of their
department.

Speakers
DH

Deb Heaton

Debra Heaton, Latin teacher at Woburn High School, is past treasurer of the American | | Classical League and past vice-president and president of CAM. A member of the | | MaFLA Board of Directors, she currently serves as Clerk and is also a member of the | | National Latin Ex... Read More →
MT

Madelyn Torchin

Dr. Torchin, Latin | | teacher emerita from Brookline High School, is a Program Supervisor of Classics for | | Licensure at Tufts and an adjunct at UMASS/Boston. An active member of CAM | | (Classical Association of MA) and a former President of MaFLA, she now serves as | | M... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

Abordons les questions du genre, de l’égalité sexuelle et de l’harcèlement
Les enseignants de langue se sentent souvent démunis pour traiter ces questions sensibles.  Cet atelier se sert de chansons comme point d’entrée pour aborder ce type de questionnement.  Les activités d’apprentissage qui ciblent les niveaux elémentaire et intermédiaire, sont construites à partir de ces chansons et auront comme objectif de sensibiliser les élèves sur ces questions de société et d’éveiller la reflexion individuelle.

Speakers
LH

Lethuy Hoang

Dr. Lethuy Hoang is a member of the Department of Humanities at Springfield College. She is a native French speaker, originally from Vietnam and has presented at several MaFLA PD events.


Saturday August 19, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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1:00pm

La Diversidad sin fronteras: la justicia social en la clase de español
The presenter is passionate about the theme of social justice and has developed thematic units for her classes which expand on it.  This workshop will explore film and video clips, internet articles and other resources as well as introduce engaging activities which will open up classroom dialogue on this important theme.

Speakers
KM

Katia Marticorena

Katia Marticorena teaches Spanish at Arlington High School. A native speaker of Spanish originally from Peru, Katia has a degree in Communication from the University of Lima and a Masters in Management and Marketing. She moved to Massachusetts in 2010 and received the MaFLA... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

Aligning your Assessment Practices with the New Standards
Proficiency testing? performance descriptors? can-do statements? ... and that is just the start! Together we will examine best practices for assessment so that you and your students won't feel overwhelmed by all those tests.  Once you feel more educated about what the different types of assessments can tell you (and what they can't) you will be able to make an informed decision matching the assessment with the goal. 

Speakers
SL

Sherwin Little

Sherwin Little is the Executive Director of the American Classical | | League and Project Manager of the Task Force to Revise the Latin Standards. He has | | degrees in Classics and Education and an MAT in Teaching Latin and has taught in | | public schools in Cincinnati, Ohio... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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3:00pm

Afternoon Break
Saturday August 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
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3:30pm

10 Steps to the Seal of Biliteracy!

Melrose is one of the districts which has successfully introduced the Seal of Biliteracy.  The presenter will report on their progress and discuss the steps which districts must take to offer the Seal to their students and the benefits of adopting it.



Speakers
avatar for Kim Talbot

Kim Talbot

Director of Global Education, K-12, Melrose Public Schools
Kim Talbot (Ed.D) is Director of Global Education for the Melrose Schools. She is also an adjunct professor at UMASS Boston. She is a member of the MaFLA Board of Directors and the Seal of Biliteracy Steering Committee.


Saturday August 19, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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3:30pm

10 Steps to the Seal of Biliteracy!
Saturday August 19, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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4:00pm

Standards-Based Learning, Part 2: Collaborating with Colleagues for Customized Activities
Participants will collaborate on customized activities to bring standards-based
curriculum to their classrooms. This hands-on opportunity will allow participants creative input
and exchange with colleagues so that they leave with standards-based activities to use
in their own classrooms.

Speakers
DH

Deb Heaton

Debra Heaton, Latin teacher at Woburn High School, is past treasurer of the American | | Classical League and past vice-president and president of CAM. A member of the | | MaFLA Board of Directors, she currently serves as Clerk and is also a member of the | | National Latin Ex... Read More →
SL

Sherwin Little

Sherwin Little is the Executive Director of the American Classical | | League and Project Manager of the Task Force to Revise the Latin Standards. He has | | degrees in Classics and Education and an MAT in Teaching Latin and has taught in | | public schools in Cincinnati, Ohio... Read More →
MT

Madelyn Torchin

Dr. Torchin, Latin | | teacher emerita from Brookline High School, is a Program Supervisor of Classics for | | Licensure at Tufts and an adjunct at UMASS/Boston. An active member of CAM | | (Classical Association of MA) and a former President of MaFLA, she now serves as | | M... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:15pm
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4:30pm

Pedagogical Exchanges
Saturday August 19, 2017 4:30pm - 6:15pm
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4:30pm

Pedagogical Exchanges
Saturday August 19, 2017 4:30pm - 6:15pm
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6:30pm

Jubilee Banquet
Saturday August 19, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Sunday, August 20
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Sunday August 20, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
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9:00am

Comment incorporer les ressources autentiques dans vos cours

This workshop will demonstrate how to make the best use of authentic resources, rendering them accessible at all proficiency levels.  Participants will learn concrete strategies for enhancing comprehensible input and maintaining target language use at 90%.



Speakers
CG

Charlotte Gifford

Charlotte Gifford is Chair of World Languages and a Professor of French and Spanish at Greenfield Community College. A Past President of MaFLA and Past Chair of NECTFL, she presents frequently on the national, regional and state level.


Sunday August 20, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
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9:00am

Teaching Kids with Learning Needs: See How Standards-Based Learning Shines!
If we mean it when we say 'Latin is for all students,' then we have to be ready to teach all kinds of learners.  Learning needs can be everything from enrichment for the high-achieving students to support for the students who need it.  We will examine teaching and learning strategies that can have an impact on students who need that approach, but can often be helpful for all your students. 

Speakers
SL

Sherwin Little

Sherwin Little is the Executive Director of the American Classical | | League and Project Manager of the Task Force to Revise the Latin Standards. He has | | degrees in Classics and Education and an MAT in Teaching Latin and has taught in | | public schools in Cincinnati, Ohio... Read More →


Sunday August 20, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
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9:00am

El legado árabe en la cultura española

En el año 711, la peninsula ibérica fue invadida por fuerzas árabes, quienes en dos años ocuparon gran parte de su territorio y establicieron su influencia sobre la cultura cristiana por más de 700 años.  Esta influencia perduradó hasta nuestros días y forma parte de la identidad española e hispanoamericana.  Esta ponencia abordará  este legado desde las perpectivas históricas, sociales, artísticas y lingüísticas.



Speakers
HA

Helena Alfonzo

Helena Alfonzo is a native speaker of Spanish from Venezuela. She teaches at Newton South High School. This is the 2nd year that she is Co-coordinating the Spanish strand at the MaFLA Summer Institute.


Sunday August 20, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
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11:45am

Immersion Luncheon
Sunday August 20, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
TBA

1:00pm

Creating Community with Diverse Learners
The presenter will offer examples of activities that create community and
have the audience participate in modeled assignments and activities.
Learning Objective: To provide participants with standards-based strategies for creating
community with Diverse Learners.

Speakers
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Holly Engval

Holly Engvall teaches Latin at East Boston High School and holds an MAT in | | Latin and Classical Humanities from UMass Boston. She previously taught at Abby Kelley | | Foster Charter School in Worcester, MA. She presented at the fall 2016 ACTFL National | | Convention in Bos... Read More →


Sunday August 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
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1:00pm

La Bande Déssinée: un pont aux cultures francophones
This session will introduce graphic novels in French and will explore them as cultural product and practice.  It will engage participants in a variety of activities and show how graphic narratives can be used as a medium to expose students to cultural, social and political issues and to discuss current global concerns.

Speakers
LA

Louissa Abdelghany

Dr. Louissa Abdelghany is a native speaker of French, originally from | Lebanon. She is a Professor of French and Arabic at Salem State University and presents regularly on the national, regional and state level.


Sunday August 20, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
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1:00pm

El Flamenco y Las Sevillanas
Durante los últimos 15 años, Senora Mulet ha invertido mucho de su tiempo libre en seguir aprendiendo y perfeccionado el complejo estilo flamenco.  Actualmente, imparte clases de flamenco (Sevillañas) en Newton High School, como parte del programa de Newton Community Education.

Speakers
CM

Carla Mulet

Carla Mulet, licenciada en Psicología par la Universidad Complutense, es profesora de español en Wellesley High School. Nació y vivió en Madrid durante toda su vida hasta que se mudó a Estados Unidos en 2014. Dos años antes, había decidido cambiar su carrera para dedicar... Read More →


Sunday August 20, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

Gaining Student buy-in for Standards-Based Learning: ACTFL-NCSSFL Can-Do’s, v. 2.0
The presenter will share the present status of the ACTFL-NCSSFL Can-Do’s, v2.0,
and offer strategies to encourage student participation in using can-do statements.

Speakers
MT

Madelyn Torchin

Dr. Torchin, Latin | | teacher emerita from Brookline High School, is a Program Supervisor of Classics for | | Licensure at Tufts and an adjunct at UMASS/Boston. An active member of CAM | | (Classical Association of MA) and a former President of MaFLA, she now serves as | | M... Read More →


Sunday August 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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3:30pm

Evaluations/Self-Reflections/Certificates
Sunday August 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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