EVENTS

MAFLA Events

october, 2018

Diversity Day2018 MaFLA Diversity Day May 5, 2018Year Around Event (2018) EST

Event Details

Diversity Day is a professional development event focused on diverse cultures, diverse methods, and a chance for you to diversify your teaching!  This event is held annually at Lasell College in Newton.  Diversity Day will be held on May 5, 2018.

Full information on the 2018 Diversity Day event is available HERE.

Registration is now open!  Register HERE.

View the MaFLA Diversity Day schedule & directory.

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Year Around Event (2018) EST

Location

Science & Technology Center – Lasell College

Newton, MA

Science & Technology Center – Lasell CollegeNewton, MA

Summer Institute2018 MaFLA Summer Institute August 17 – 19, 2018Year Around Event (2018) EST

Event Details

2018 MaFLA Summer Institute

MaFLA’s annual Summer Institute offers immersion workshops that allow participants to be immersed in their language during our three-day event. Participants have the opportunity to enhance their language and cultural skills as well as learn new pedagogical strategies and make connections with colleagues.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Registration is now OPEN!  Click HERE to register.

View the MaFLA Summer Institute 2018 schedule & directory.

Time

Year Around Event (2018) EST

Location

Science & Technology Center

1844 Commonwealth Avenue

Science & Technology Center1844 Commonwealth AvenueLasell College, Newton

Core Practices Institute2019 Core Practices Institute March 15-16, 2019Year Around Event (2018) EST

Event Details

 Come strengthen the core of your teaching with the new MaFLA Core Practices Institute! This two-day institute will focus on each of the core practices identified by ACTFL. Teachers of all languages and levels — whether beginning teachers or seasoned experts — will want to attend. 15 PDPs available with an option for one graduate credit.

Information will be available in January!

For detailed information and pricing see the Core Practices Institute Flyer.

Schedule:

 

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Year Around Event (2018) EST

Location

Boston University School of Education

2 Silber Way

MaFLA Academy2019 MaFLA Proficiency Academy July 22-25, 2019Year Around Event (2018) EST

Event Details

FOUNDATIONS OF PROFICIENCY

Back by popular demand, Greg Duncan–an internationally recognized expert in World Language education–will lead the Foundations strand of the Proficiency Academy. In the Foundations strand, Greg will guide you through the ACTFL Proficiency levels, show you how to set proficiency targets for your program or course, help you design engaging and authentic performance assessments and rubrics, connect proficiency to course units and lessons using the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, and prepare you to be an empowered educator with the support of the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project. In addition to Greg’s high-quality sessions, you will join a smaller break-out group during the Academy led by facilitators experienced in teaching for proficiency. Hands­on and interactive, you will leave the Academy invigorated and with concrete materials to use when you return to school! Relevant to teachers of all languages. If you have not attended Proficiency Academy before (regardless of your background experience as a teacher), be sure to sign up for this strand. Come join the Proficiency movement!

PRINCIPLES OF PROFICIENCY: DEVELOPING A PROFICIENCY-FOCUSED CLASSROOM

New to Proficiency Academy this year, Greta Lundgaard will lead the Principles of Proficiency strand with a focus on developing proficiency-focused classroom instruction. Greta will lead you in assessing where you sit on the “Instructional Proficiency Scale,” using Can-Do statements as your guide. She will then delve into the tricky topics of teaching grammar as a concept and moving from vocabulary lists to strategies for active vocabulary acquisition, connecting the dots between proficiency, grammar, vocabulary, and overall classroom instruction. In addition to Greta’s high-quality sessions, you will join a smaller break-out group during the Academy led by facilitators experienced in teaching for proficiency. Hands-on and interactive, you will leave the Academy invigorated and with concrete materials to use when you return to school! Relevant to teachers of all languages. (We strongly recommend that you enroll in the Foundations strand prior to taking the Principles strand, regardless of your background. This strand expects a solid foundational understanding of teaching for proficiency.)

Check out the videos of the

Proficiency in My District

presentations from the Academy.

MaFLA wishes to express a big THANK YOU to Carlos Brown, MaFLA’s unofficial official videographer.

For detailed information and pricing see the Proficiency Academy Flier

Schedule:

View the MaFLA Proficiency Academy, 2018 schedule & directory.

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Year Around Event (2018) EST

Location

Westfield State University

Westfield MA