The FLLITE Approach: Activity Design, Assessment, and Publication
with Joanna Luks (Cornell University), Chantelle Warner (University of Arizona), and Carl Blyth (University of Texas at Austin)
Participants will use pedagogical principles and strategies from the Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) project to create original lessons, discover new open educational materials featuring playful language use, incorporate formative and summative assessment into FLLITE lessons, and prepare and peer-review materials for possible publication. Breakfasts, lunches, and Friday night reception included!
8am-4:30pm (both days)
College of Liberal Arts Building,
Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302B
Cost: $5 students, $10 K-12 teachers, $20 all others
Language Matters! The TLC's monthly teacher-oriented presentations will be held this fall on mid-month MONDAYS, 2 to 3pm in the Texas Union Sinclair Suite, UNB 3.128. For more information about these and other upcoming events, please visit our website.
The Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education (CSLEE), a UCEA program center, announces its final call for proposals to present at its annual three-day Values and Leadership conference, which promotes research and reflection on issues in values, morals, ethics, and leadership in education.
The theme of this international conference is Leadership in Uncertain Times: Complex Dilemmas and Ethical Possibilities. We propose that ethical and moral educational leadership plays an even more heightened role in supporting civil societies following international tragedies in Beirut and Paris in 2015 (and now, most recently, in Orlando. FL).
We seek proposals for papers, posters, symposia, and pre-conference workshops on a range of possible subjects.
Suggested sub-topics might include the following: • Responses and responsibilities in troubling situations • Civil liberties and democracy in times of terror • Uncertainty and change as critical learning experiences • Ethics, educational leadership, and global citizenship • Complexity, leadership theory, and practice in education • Ethics, values, and practitioner-scholar educational leadership research • Other topics relevant to values, ethics, and leadership in education
Conference organizers would also like to invite school board leaders (teacher leaders, support staff leaders, department heads, vice-principals, principals, superintendents, and directors) to submit a proposal to present at this conference.
Presentations need not focus on sharing research results, but should be research- and/or evidence-informed.
Topics of relevance for practitioner presentations include, but are not limited to, values-based leadership, moral dilemmas, and ethical approaches to • Aboriginal Education • Admissions • International Student Education • Mental Health • Safe Schools • Poverty Initiatives • Religion Education • Trust in Schools • Policy and Practice • Serving Diversity • Social Justice Education • Other relevant Board, District, and School Initiatives
Presentations forms may vary, but should include some scholarly content and audience engagement. Types and length of presentations include • Individual presentations, 15-20 minutes in length. • A panel of 3 individual but related presentations, 75 minutes in length. • A roundtable, with multiple speakers on a shared topic, 75 minutes in length. • A facilitated workshop, which is 90 minutes in length.
Collaborative, dialogue-based, and multimedia-based presentations are welcome. Technology support will be available.
Graduate students who propose 10-minute pre-conference panel presentations remain eligible to submit an additional presentation to the main program. Awards are also available. More information may be found on the conference site.
Submit a proposal to www.edu.uwo.ca/cslee2016/proposals.html with the following information: 1) Name of presenter(s) and short bios; 2) email address(es) of presenter(s); 3) Department or Unit, and University; 4) Title and type of presentation (paper, poster, symposium, pre-conference workshop, etc.); 5) 500 word abstract; 6) 100 word summary, keywords; 7) Technology requirements (projector, SMARTboard, etc.). Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are especially interested in creating a community of language teacher educators in the area of Project Based Learning in foreign and Heritage Language teaching. We encourage proposals for panels, papers, and posters in this important new area of pedagogy.
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Dean UCLA Graduate School of Education
Featured Plenary Speakers
Olga Kagan, Director, UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center; Professor UCLA
Karen Johnson, Professor, Penn State University and Paula Golombek, Professor, University of Florida
James Lantolf, Professor, Penn State University and Olga Esteve, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
The Tenth International Conference on Language Teacher Education welcomes proposals for papers, posters, panels, and discussion sessions on all aspects of the educational and professional development of language teachers. Proposals may report on data-based research, theoretical and conceptual analyses, or best practices in language teacher education. The 21st century, with its ongoing migration and globalization trends, requires new approaches to teacher training. The theme of LTE 2017 alerts us to the diverse nature of student populations in an increasingly multilingual world, and to the importance of language teacher trainers in addressing the challenges and potentials of this population.
The mission of this biennial conference is to address the education of teachers of all languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in all the many national and international contexts in which this takes place, including: world language teaching; bilingual education; heritage and community language education; immersion education; indigenous and minority language education; English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) instruction; and the teaching of less commonly taught languages. The conference aims to bring together teacher educators from these many contexts to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices and to initiate and sustain meaningful professional dialogue across languages, levels, and settings in an increasingly diverse and multilingual world.
„Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
„Collaborations in Language Teacher Education
„Best Practices in Language Teacher Education
Types of Sessions
Paper Session (25 min):A paper involves a presentation on a topic related to one of the four themes. Papers will be grouped thematically when possible. Grouped paper presentation sessions will include three papers followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion after all of the papers have been presented. Total session time: 105 minutes. Abstract Word Limit: 400; Author Limit: 3
Discussion Session (55 min):Discussion Sessions address a topic best pursued through extended dialog among participants. These sessions will begin with a short (10 minute) informal presentation, the remaining time will be devoted to discussion moderated by the presenter/facilitator. Discussion sessions are given in small-group settings. Note: a limited number of Discussion Session abstracts will be selected to accommodate the program schedule.Time: 55 min. Abstract Word Limit: 400. Author Limit: 3
Panel Session (105 min):A panel provides an opportunity for a group of individuals (typically three to five) to propose a specific issue or topic in the field of language teacher education and examine it from a variety of perspectives. Total presentation time is limited to one hour to ensure that the remaining time allows for presenters and the audience to engage in extended dialog. Time: 105 minutes; Abstract Word Limit: 600; Author Limit: 6
Poster Session (105 min.): At a poster session, the presenter stands by a display (typically a poster or a personal computer), summarizing his/her research for the duration of the poster session. Participants walk by and view the presentation and interact with the presenter. Time: 105 minutes
Note: All proposals should be appropriate for an audience of language teacher educators and fit within one of the four themes listed above.