iFLT 2016, Webinars, and Back to School: Are you Ready??

Whether you’re able to attend iFLT16 or not, I hope you are planning to watch twitter and the blog-o-sphere for takeaways!  The sessions are so perfectly focused on using really COMPREHENSIBLE input in class… I love this conference and am so blessed to be part of it!

Some things I’ll be sharing:

In a 3.5 hour workshop, I will be talking about how to pull AP themes from novels written for language learners as they bridge from reading novels completely in Spanish designed for them to reading authentic lit.

In a 1.5 hour session, I will be sharing ideas for truly interpersonal speaking.

And in a 1.5 hour session, I will be sharing the nuts and bolts, the nitty-gritty, of using novels in class.  It can be intimidating to plan a novel-centric curriculum, hopefully this session will be a great scaffold to get participants started.

I’m also excited about sessions by my best amigas Martina Bex, Carol Gaab, and Kristy Placido… and sessions by SO MANY incredible, well known and respected presenters!

Our special guests, Bill VanPatten and Stephen Krashen… Of course you don’t want to miss them!  And they’ll even be broadcasting live if you can’t make the conference.  To join remotely, go to http://www.myscas.com on Tues. July 19, at 8:50 am and 1:15 pm EST.

After iFLT we have a great webinar series on using novels effectively. Lots of great ideas from the comfort of your own home!  http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4d60f21b213f6738a12136c3d&id=6707c89df8

As these wrap up and we get ready to head back to school, Kristy and I are excited to introduce you to our newest novels, Vector- set in modern day Panama and in the construction era, and Hasta la sepultura- set in Salamanca, Spain and Morocco.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I can’t wait to see you at the conference or on Twitter!


Author: senoracmt

I began teaching Spanish in Illinois in 1994. I have taught levels 1-4 in a small rural high school, 8th grade introductory Spanish, Biology 1, and 101 and 102 at the community college level. My Spanish classes are partnered with the community college to offer students 8 semester hours of dual credit on completion of Spanish 4. In 2011 I met Carol Gaab and Kristy Placido and have since co-authored the book "La hija del sastre" with Carol Gaab and authored the novels "La Calaca Alegre", "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos." "Vector," "48 horas" and "Bananas" through Fluency Matters. In 2006 I became National Board certified and I have been serving as a mentor both for candidates seeking certification in world languages other than English and a virtual mentor for candidates in all certificate areas. I completed my Masters degree in Spanish education in 2011 and did my research on the use of Understanding by Design to create meaningful cultural units for the language classroom. I am a frequent presenter on this topic, please consider me if you are interested in a workshop on backward design. In 2013 I was named the ICTFL Foreign Language teacher of the year and in 2014 I was selected as CSCTFL's teacher of the year. In November of 2014 I was lucky enough to be one of the five finalists for the ACTFL National Teacher of the Year in San Antonio, TX. What a "Cinderella" experience! You can reach me via email at senoracmt at gmail.com.

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  1. I am so sad that I missed the webinars from July 27!!!! Will you be offering them again? Or can we purchase the recordings? -Susan Rodriguez

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