Fall Conference 2018

Nuts and Bolts: Let's Put it Together 

Unraveling High-Leverage Teaching Practices


Thank you for attending our fall conference at Highland West Jr. High with our keynote speaker Linda Egnatz! 


We look forward to seeing you at our Winter Workshop!



About our keynote speaker:



















Linda Egnatz is most known for her role as national cheerleader for the Seal of Biliteracy which recognizes language learners for their proficiency in two languages.  Her support for the movement began in her home state of Illinois where she testified on its behalf as a 2013 Golden Apple Teacher of Excellence Award Winner.  When ACTFL named her the 2014 National Language Teacher of the Year, she used the title to expand her advocacy for language learners and supported other states working to adopt a State Seal.  She is truly grateful to ACTFL for the opportunity to raise awareness about the value of language learning.  Egnatz was recently named Executive Director of the Global Seal of Biliteracy, a program designed to fill in the opportunity gap for those bilinguals who don’t qualify for a state seal but want to celebrate and certify their language skills.  Followers of @miprofeAP on social media will recognize the hashtag #2bilit2quit; meaning that “when students succeed, language program retention increases.”

Egnatz is Nationally Board Certified and has taught all levels of Spanish, including AP Spanish Language and Spanish Literature.  She is a Past President of the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and currently serves ICTFL as Advocacy Chair and Webmaster.  She is a JNCL-NCLIS Board Member and served on the ACTFL/NCSSFL/TESOL/NABE collaborative committee that designed the National Guidelines for the Seal of Biliteracy.  A frequent conference speaker, she embraces opportunities to coach teachers on moving their students toward higher levels of language proficiency.  Egnatz has a B.A. in Romance Language Education and holds an M.A. in Spanish Literature from Purdue University. 

Learn more about her at her website: http://www.lindaegnatz.com/


Conference Schedule

​Registration and breakfast at 8:15
Keynote begins at 9:00 in the Media Center followed by a Plenary Session (same location):  ACTFL Higher Leverage Teaching Practices
Time for Language Specific Break Out Session
Lunch - Business meeting and Presentation of the OFLTA TOY

Workshops 1, 2 and 3
Conference ends at 3:45


Registration

Advance registration closes on Friday, September 14.  Registration fees increase after that date and may only be paid by check or cash at the conference. Annual Membership must be purchased by this date to avoid paying the non-member conference rate.

Advance registration:                           
Non-member: $85 (become a member by September 14 to get the member rate)
Members: $50
Confucius Institute Student: $45
Lifetime member: $50
Entry year teacher:  Free with received PDF membership form with principal signature
Full-time student member:  Free with received PDF membership form with professor signature and paid student member membership by September 14th

AFTER September 14th:
Non member: $110
Member: $75
Confucius Institute Student: $85
Entry year teacher:  Free with received PDF membership form with principal signature
Full-time student member: FREE with received PDF membership form with professor signature and paid student member membership by September 14th

Conference Cancellation Policy: 
OFLTA takes pride in offering an excellent conference experience! The Board works tirelessly to organize and plan many months in advance attending to all the details, catering included based on advance registration numbers. In order to keep conference prices affordable to our membership and in an effort to purchase only what is necessary,  cancellations after September 17th, or conference no-shows, will have $20 cancellation charge. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact Whitney Stafford-Najibi at whitneystafford@mooreschools.com

If you would like to know more about High-Leverage Teaching practices, you can purchase the book from ACTFL's website.

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