Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers' association
2019 Fall Conference
"Let's Get Interpersonal"
Sat. September 21, 2019 @ Casady School in Oklahoma City
Keynote: Ryan Smith
Call for Proposals - Due September 6, 2019
NEW for the FAll Conference: We will offer 1 session of Lightning Rounds - 3 sessions in 1. If you are interested in presenting a 15 minute "lightning" session on strategies for teaching Interpersonal Communication look for this option in the Call for Proposals. We are looking for (1) Reading/Writing session and (2) Speaking/Listening sessions.
Don't know what to present? Based on our Spring Conference survey, conference participants are looking for workshops on using Technology in the Classroom, Comprehensible Input-based Instruction, Using Novels in the WL Classroom, Advocacy and Growing Your Program, and using Authentic Resources.
NEW for the FAll Conference: Presenters will receive a $10 discount on their registration and will receive a Presenter's ribbon to add to their conference badge. Presenters must be members of OFLTA.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PRESENTERS:
OFLTA is committed to supporting world languages teachers by providing quality professional development opportunities. The goal for our conference sessions is to equip teachers to increase their students’ proficiency in the target language(s) through the following:
· Understanding of second language acquisition theories
· Teaching methodologies and activities that support teachers in providing students with comprehensible input
· Performance-based activities and assessments
· Standards-based lessons
· Using authentic resources in the classroom
. High Leverage Teaching Practices (ACTFL)
Please consider sharing your successful experience and expertise in these areas with your world language teaching colleagues by submitting a proposal to present at our conference.
Note that all presenters must be members of OFLTA and must also register for the conference. Both may be done at www.oflta.org
One Fall Conference Presenter will be selected as "Best of Oklahoma" and have the honor of representing Oklahoma at our larger regional conference SWCOLT in Anaheim, California, April 2-5! This presenter will receive up to a $500 stipend to help defray the costs of attending SWCOLT. The Best of Oklahoma reports on their SWCOLT experience at our Spring (or Fall) conference, and also presents again (the same presentation or on based on their SWCOLT experience). To be considered for Best of Oklahoma the presenter must be a current member of the OFLTA in good standing. Presenters who have been a Best of Oklahoma must wait three years before being considered again.