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ACTFL 2015, here I come!

November 18, 2015

Hey everyone! I am scrambling to get my family and myself ready before I fly out tonight. If you plan to attend either of my sessions, please visit my Conference Sessions page to download the handouts before you come (I will have limited copies of part of one of the handouts--otherwise, you'll need to print them for yourself if you want a paper copy!)

Catch me on Friday evening in Room 10 to learn about how I design my cultural units....

...and/or catch me Saturday afternoon to learn about QAR and how to use it in your lesson planning and instruction:

As you're deciding which sessions to attend at this year's expo, here are two things to consider:

  • What is your goal for the conference? What are you hoping to learn? ACTFL is a great time to attend sessions about topics and methods with which you are not already familiar!  Read this post from Thomas Sauer for some good things to consider when planning your weekend.
  • If you are looking to learn more about Comprehensible Input strategies and activities, check out this printable CI sessions sheet from TPRS Publishing.
  • If you attend the 2-part, Friday morning session with Dr. Krashen and Carol Gaab, you will receive a voucher for a FREE book: Comprehension-Based Instruction: The Foundation, the Method, the Evidence (10:30am – 12:20pm Friday ~ Workshop room 3, Exhibit Hall)
  • If you stop by the TPRS Publishing Booth (Booth #1526 in the Exhibit Hall), you will receive a voucher for a FREE audio book download from TPRS Publishing ($19 value!).

As for me, I have yet to plan my conference path. I have some general ideas about goals, but I have a hard time looking through the digital program--I'll have to wait until I get the hard copy at registration to really  hammer out my plans! I will be spending quite a bit of time in the TPRS Publishing booth to help teachers  find novels that will work best for their level(s) and instructional purposes. I'll also be at Saturday afternoon's Tea with BVP in the Social Media Lounge at noon! Other than that...I'll be around! Look for the pregnant lady that looks like she is past her due date (10 weeks to go...but four kids in four years means that I might as well be pregnant with quadruplets).

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