MaFLA Winter Workshops

Gear up for an engaging 2022 and join us for a series of four interactive workshops focused on right-now strategies to use in any world language classroom! The workshops are designed to support your implementation of the new MA World Languages Curriculum Franework. All workshops will be held over ZOOM, and will be led by nationally-known world language teachers who are ready to share practical tips to help engage your students--whether you are teaching in-person, hybrid, or remote. Participants will gain access to a folder of materials from each presenter that includes resources and classroom examples to help put your learning into practice. Bundle all four workshops and save! Space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot.https://mafla.wildapricot.org/event-4617701


Workshop 1

Teaching for Social Justice & Building Critical Consciousness in the World Language Classroom:  Identity & Diversity
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
4:00 - 6:00 PM EST

With the addition of the social justice practice to the 2021 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for World Languages, language teachers may be wondering how to empower students to think and act with critical consciousness. Participants in this workshop will learn how the Learning for Justice: Identity and Diversity anchor standards can be integrated with the curriculum framework in order to create a more socially just language curriculum. Participants will be invited to reflect on their current curriculum and teaching practices, and begin to revise or develop new essential questions with a lens of social justice.

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Workshop 2

Teaching for Social Justice & Building Critical Consciousness in the World Language Classroom:  Justice & Action
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
4:00 - 6:00 PM EST

With the addition of the social justice practice to the 2021 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for World Languages, language teachers may be wondering how to empower students to think and act with critical consciousness. Participants in this workshop will learn how the Learning for Justice: Justice and Action anchor standards can be integrated with the curriculum framework in order to create a more socially just language curriculum. Participants will be invited to reflect on their current curriculum and teaching practices, and begin to revise or develop new learning targets with a lens of social justice.


Presenters: Bonnie Wang & Dorie Conlon Perugini

Bonnie Chunmeng Wang is a Chinese teacher and Diversity, Equity and Engagement Curriculum Consultant at Durham Academy Upper School in Durham, North Carolina. She was awarded 2019 Teacher of the Year by Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) and is currently serving on the board of several teachers' associations including SCOLT and FLANC. Wang holds an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her pedagogical research focuses on proficiency-based language assessment, incorporating social justice into World Language curriculum, as well as integrating calligraphy, Taichi, and classical poetry into Chinese Language and Culture curriculum.

 

Dorie Conlon Perugini is an elementary Spanish teacher in Glastonbury, Connecticut where she has taught grades 1-5 since 2006. She is also a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut in the department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, concentrating on Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies. Her research focuses on intercultural citizenship, raciolinguistics, and culturally sustaining pedagogies in world language education. She is active in presenting at conferences, and publishing action research from her classroom. Most recently, Dorie has co-edited Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: Theory to Practice, which shares the journey of world language teachers partnering with graduate students from the University of Connecticut to help students develop intercultural competence.


Workshop 3

Moving Learners from Novice to Intermediate
Tuesday February 1, 2022
4:00 - 6:00 PM EST

Our learners start in our classes as novices but our ultimate goal is to move them toward the intermediate range. In this workshop, we will analyze what it means to be a novice language learner according to the new Massachusetts World Language Framework and discuss ways to "level up" our lessons to help students reach the intermediate level. We will examine how we can plan for this through the curriculum we write, the lessons we teach and the assessments we develop for our classes.


Workshop 4

Living in an Intermediate World
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
4:00 - 6:00 PM EST

Once our learners reach the intermediate level they stay there for a long time. As teachers, it's important to know how to live in this intermediate world with our students to help them grow as intermediates who will eventually move to the advanced proficiency level. In this workshop, we will analyze what it means to be an intermediate language learner according to the new Massachusetts World Framework. We will examine how we can plan curriculum, lessons and assessments that allow students to grow as intermediate learners who can eventually become advanced in the proficiency.

Presenter: Mike Travers

Mike is a Spanish teacher at Wellesley High School and has taught learners both Spanish and French at the novice and intermediate levels. Mike is very active in professional learning communities through MaFLA, NECTFL, and ACTFL, where he presents, facilitates or participates in conferences and workshops to continue learning more about proficiency-based teaching. Apart from conferences, Mike was an interview panelist on the MA World Language Framework, a member of the MaFLA Board of Directors and the winner of multiple awards for his presentations at MaFLA and NECTFL.

 

COST:

$35/per workshop, members-only
Bundle all 4 and save 10% = $125

DEADLINES:

All four workshop bundle: January 16, 2022
Workshop #1: January 16, 2022
Workshop #2: January 23, 2022
Workshop #3: January 30, 2022
Workshop #4: February 6, 2022

YOU MUST BE A MaFLA MEMBER TO ATTEND

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE.