Every year, CLTA and other state language organizations from our Southwestern Region send one candidate to compete in the Teacher of the Year (TOY) program in the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT). World Language teachers from Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Texas and Oklahoma created a portfolio and were interviewed at the Conference, which took place at Snowbird, Utah from April 24-26.
We are proud to tell you that the winner of the TOY competition was CLTA’s candidate Nicole Naditz, a French teacher at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks (Sacramento County). Nicole has been a generous contributor and presenter in her local affiliate (FLAGS), Capital World Language Project (CapWLP) and CLTA. She represents the best qualities of a World Language teaching professional and will compete at ACTFL in November. Congratulations to Nicole!
This year’s theme focused on Common Core and World Language Standards: Engaging 21st Century Learners. While the Seminar’s general sessions continued to address topics relevant to all participants, including Common Core Standards and World Language Education, participants also reviewed Assessment of Language Learner Performance employing the NCSSFL/ACTFL “Can Do” Statements, and Engaging 21st Century Language Learners in acquiring the global competencies necessary to be college, career and world readiness!
Also popular were language specific strands, as well as a new strand: Immersion / Two Way Programs: Research, Models and Instructional Strategies for Chinese and Spanish Programs. For those recent to the profession, a Foundations strand: Standards-Based Lesson / Unit Design to Increase Students’ Linguistic and Academic Performance was offered. Content in the strands that are repeated from one year to the next is updated annually. If you wish to see the complete program listing, please go to http://www.stanford.edu/group/CFLP/summerseminar2014.pdf.
We hope that you are planning to join us next year for another professionally enriching experience at the Summer Seminar. Furthermore,we hope that you also will share the information with your colleagues and encourage them to attend as well. Should you have any questions or need more information regarding next year’s seminar, please do not hesitate to contact either Lorraine (firstname.lastname@example.org)or Duarte (email@example.com), Co-coordinators of CLTA/CWLPSummer Seminar..
2014 Summer Seminar Brochure
Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Seminar!
Information can be found at clta.net/summer. Register today!
Please complete the online Workshop evaluations using the following URL:
Please complete the online Interest Session evaluations using the following URL:
Please complete the online Overall Conference evaluation using the following URL:
With this year’s conference located so near Disneyland, consider bringing your family so you can all take advantage of the weekend!
While you collaborate and participate in our language teaching community, they can have the time of their life at the happiest place on earth!
Go to clta.net/conference for more details!
Concordia Language Villages is pleased to announce that scholarships are available for our 2013 summer youth (ages 7 – 18) immersion programs. Some scholarships may include travel stipends. The Language Villages has been a leader in immersion language and culture education for over 50 years and offers 1, 2 and 4 week residential immersion summer camps in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Swedish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, English, and Portuguese. More information is available at www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org/scholarships. The deadline for most scholarships is February 28, 2013.
With so many amazing Workshops and Interest Sessions, this year’s CLTA conference looks to be very informative. Check out the workshops and sessions by following these links:
Saturday and Sunday Interest Sessions
To register online, please go to www.clta.net/conference
We are proud to host our members at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Follow the link and register for your room, now!
We have extended the Early Bird Registration deadline!
On January 11th, the registration fee increases $20, so don’t delay, register today!
Go to clta.net/conference to register!
NEW!!! CLICK HERE for the list of Saturday and Sunday Interest Sessions