Conversations

During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).

Empowering Students Through Documentary Filmmaking

Session 2
George Mayo

This conversation will be about the many benefits of creating documentary film with your students. We will also discuss ways to structure a documentary project in order to ensure student success. I will share my own successes and missteps Ive encountered in the last two years creating documentaries with middle school students in my own classroom.

Finding their Voice in a World Language Classroom

Session 5
Jamie Britto, Valencia Siff

ACTFLs Oral Proficiency standards have been in place for over 25 years yet the constraints of the traditional classroom, materials, and assessments have made it difficult or impossible for teachers to help students cultivate these skills. This session will discuss ways both big and small to overcome those challenges.

Home & School Meeting 2.0

Session 6
Joe Mazza

*** CANCELLED *** Utilizing free online tools, this school provides a live video feed and discussion forum to allow for more family engagement opportunities during monthly meetings.

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