Spring 2015 Presentations

Registration, presentations and workshops will take place in Ford Hall on the Willamette University Campus.

Keynote Address: 9:00-9:50

Workshops: 10:00-12:00
Session 1:  10:00 – 10:50
Session 2:  10:05 – 11:00

Vendor Coffee Break 10:50-11:10
Lunch and Plenary 12-1:30
Vendor Break 1:30-2:00

Workshops: 2:00-4:00
Session 3:  2:00 – 2:50
Session 4:  3:10 – 4:00


Workshops: 10:00 - 12:00

Calligraphy to Enrich the Japanese Classroom
Yoko MiwaRoosevelt High School10:00-12:00 Ford 201
Audience: K-12, Japanese Presentation in JapaneseAdvocacy & Service
This workshop time will be used to physically write useful posters and signs in Japanese calligraphy to enrich the room environment for learners. Participants can either request the presenter to calligraph any useful calligraphy sample or they can create by their own calligraphy. Entire calligraphy kits will be provided.
Storytelling with Voicethread.
Natalia ShevchenkoWillamette University10:00-12:00, Ford 101 World Language Studio
Audience: K-12, Post Secondary, All LanguagesPedagogy & Practice
The ancient tradition of telling and listening to stories can benefit foreign language learners of all ages, languages, and levels of proficiency.VoiceThread (also know as Conversations in the Cloud) is an online voice and video enabled forum. It incorporates picture, text, and video sequences into “threads.” These online threads are media-centered, interactive, collaborative productions, which can be used in different ways in and outside of the classroom. Because Voicethread easily incorporates text, audio, images, and video into one forum, the program is an ideal platform for storytelling as a pedagogical approach to teaching and learning foreign languages.This workshop will share the best practices from the foreign language instruction and Study Abroad at Willamette University. Participants will get to know all the functionalities of this tool and will learn how they and their students can create a story in VoiceThread using images, voice, text and video.

Session 1:  10:00 - 10:50

In Kahoots with Your Students
Denise Gigliotti University of Oregon 10:00-10:50 Ford 204
Audience: K-16, All Languages Pedagogy & Practice
Frustrated by students pulling out their smart phones during class? Why not embrace the technology? There are many online tools that can enliven your class and make it more effective. This presentation focuses on one such tool, Kahoot! which is a game-based formative assessment system that turns your class into a quiz show. Participants will get hands-on experience, and pedagogical pros and cons will be discussed. Teachers of all languages and levels are welcome. Please bring your own device!
A Model for Collaborative Projects in Online Learning
Wanda Walker University of Oregon 10:00-10:50 Ford 301
Audience: 9-12, Post Secondary, All Languages Pedagogy & Practice
In online learning, teachers are faced with the dilemma of how to offer a quality classroom experience when removed from the actual classroom. The presenter has identified features for online learning that target key areas of concern addressed in education research: communication, group cohesion, and instructor support. Using a model from an online EFL teacher-training course, the presenter will share an innovative approach to online group work, which supports both student needs and teacher needs.
Service-Learning Courses in Spanish: Best Practices for Local and International Community-Based Learning
Nancy Christoph, Marcus Welsh Pacific University 10:00-10:50 Ford 302
Audience: 9-12, Post Secondary, All Languages Advocacy & Service
Come to this session to find out more about exciting opportunities to invite college students returning from study-abroad programs into your high-school language classroom. See 4 demonstration presentations for French, German, Japanese and Spanish and learn about the Language in Motion program that connects high-school language learners with college students.
Exciting Cultural Presentations for High-School Language Classrooms: Part 1
Jann Purdy Rachel Poluhowich Kristen Toguchi Pacific University 10:00-10:50 Ford 304
Audience: 9-12, Japanese, All Languages Advocacy & Service
Come hear sample cultural presentations that you could bring into your high-school classroom. These presenters today will present Japanese culture.  Part 2 will feature Japanese and Chinese, but presentations in for French, Spanish, German may be available any given term through Pacific and the NW Lim Consortium. These presentations could provide a glimpse for your students into language studies in college, study abroad, and cultural discoveries through language. Presentations in target language available in some languages depending on the term.
FLTA: It's on Everyone's Lips
Valentine Angelelli Camille Brunot Willamette University Linfield College 10:00-10:50 Ford 202
Audience: Post-Secondary, French Pedagogy & Practice
Learning a language is not only learning vocabulary and grammar, it's getting to approach a whole new culture. Unfortunately, or rather, fortunately, culture is endlessly changing. French culture is no exception. This presentation yearns to be a non-exhaustive, yet modern, toolbox. It's aimed at French educators who want to show what is on every French's lips nowadays to their students.

Session 2:  11:10 - 12:00

INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES MATTERS! How to Design Teaching Materials Effectively to Fit Your Curriculum
Yan Li Sinan Wang Presidio Knolls School 11:10-12:00 Ford 204
Audience: K-8, Chinese, All Languages Pedagogy & Practice
The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the effective methods to make instructional materials for Chinese Immersion programs, facing a shortage of appropriate content-based materials in Mandarin. Two first grade Chinese immersion teachers will share their material collecting and rewriting experiences. Three major areas mentioned: developing content-based language resources, creating age-appropriate materials, conducting valid assessments. Within each of these areas, teachers described the specific methods and techniques in developing instructional materials in high detail.
Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Within the German Language with Focus on Germany and Austria
Karoline Gotchel Marina Haimböck Marina Stadlbauer Willamette University Pacific University Linfield College 11:10-12:00 Ford 301
Audience: K-12, Post-Secondary, German Presentation in German and English Pedagogy & Practice
In this presentation, three teaching assistants from different regions in the German language area will discuss differences within the German language. Both linguistic and cultural aspects will be examined – lexical differences as well as grammar, pronunciation and prejudices that are associated with certain regions/dialects will be mentioned. The aim of this presentation is to raise awareness for the fact that there is a lot of cultural and linguistic diversity within the German language.
Biology in Japanese: Advanced-Level Content Based Instruction
Yukari Furikado-Koranda University of Oregon 11:10-12:00 Ford 302
Audience: Post Secondary, Japanese, All Languages Pedagogy & Practice
Yukari Furikado-Koranda will give you an overview of the course that provides students with a unique opportunity to learn Japanese through academic content, focusing on topics of general biology taught at the University of Oregon in 2013. This course is designed for students who have completed 5th-year level courses or students with equivalent background in Japanese. She will share how she developed the curriculum, lesson plans and assignments and show some activity samples.
Exciting Cultural Presentations for High-School Language Classrooms: Part 2
Jann Purdy John Yee Nicole George Pacific University 11:10-12:00 Ford 304
Audience: 9-12, Japanese, Chinese, All Languages Advocacy & Service
Come hear sample cultural presentations that you could bring into your high-school classroom. The presenters today will present Japanese and Chinese culture, but presentations in for French, Spanish, and German may be available any given term through Pacific and the LiM NW Consortium. These presentations could provide a glimpse for your students into language studies in college, study abroad, and cultural discoveries through language. Presentations in target language available in some languages depending on the term.

Workshops: 2:00 - 4:00

El Puente: Bridging the Cultural Divide
Dañel Malán Teatro Milagro 2:00-4:00 Ford 101
Audience: 9-12, Post Secondary, All Languages Pedagogy & Practice
An engaging conversation about bilingual arts integration, social justice theatre and the transformative power the arts can have for schools and community groups! The Miracle Theatre Group has been working its magic on West Coast regional audiences since its incorporation as a nonprofit organization in 1985. Miracle produces a broad array of programming that includes public performances as well as specialized touring and education projects that currently encompass all of the Western states. 
Inspiring and Empowering Heritage Students of Spanish: Activities That Work.
Robert Davis Claudia Holguín Mendoza Kelley León-Howarth Heather Quarles University of Oregon 2:00-4:00 Ford 201
Audience: K-12, Post Secondary, All Languages Pedagogy & Practice
Oregon schools and universities have an increasing number of students who have grown up with Spanish in their homes or communities.  In this presentation, we will demonstrate the innovative heritage pedagogy being developed at the University of Oregon (Romance Languages) and provide participants with sample activities that have helped our students get excited about expanding their abilities in Spanish. The activities presented in this session are in Spanish, but the techniques could be used with equal success in other heritage classes in Oregon (Russian, Vietnamese, etc.).

Session 3:   2:00 - 2:50

Ideas for Cultural Immersion Lessons
Yu Chin Tsai Solana Mizrahi Matias Torres Alba González-Elipe Pacific University Pacific University Willamette University Linfield College 2:00-2:50 Ford 204
Audience: 9-12, Post Secondary, Spanish, Chinese Pedagogy & Practice
During this session, interesting ideas on how to teach culture in order to contextualize the students´ language knowledge will be presented. Fun activities that were carried out during cultural nights, students club, events and other international activities will be included such as teaching culture through music, YouTube videos, advertisements and games. We will also be discussing about using SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment) to teach culture through language.
Japanese Food Culture
Moe Takahashi Kohei Hatakeyama Yoko Eshita Lake Oswego High School Pacific University Linfield College 2:00-2:50 Ford 301
Audience: K-12, Post Secondary, Japanese Discussion in Japanese and English Pedagogy & Practice
We will start by breaking the stereotype of Japanese food that Americans have.
Then, we will move on to Japanese food culture, such as Bento Boxes, Kyuusyoku Lunches, restaurants, and home cooking. Will will also talk about recipe website, which can be used in the Japanese classroom.
Idiomatik-Essen Einheit
Molly MacGregor Tara Wagner Lisa Krause Evergreen High School University of Stuttgart University of Augsburg 2:00-2:50 Ford 302
Audience: K-12, Post Secondary, German Presentation in German and English Pedagogy & Practice
A overview of a food unit (based on Deutsch Aktuell 1- Ch.6) will be available in PDF format to all participants. The focus will be on using Idioms and Expressions in German and relating them to English. This focuses on the AP German language and culture test guidelines of having knowledge of, and correctly using German idioms in context. Some parts of thematic food unit will be differentiated for 1st, 2nd and 3rd years.
Using a Proficiency-based e-Portfolio Effectively for Learner Self-Assessment and Reflection
Li-Hsien Yang CASLS - U of O 2:00-2:50 Ford 304
Audience: K-12, Post Secondary, All Languages Pedagogy & Practice
This presentation utilizes LinguaFolio Online (LFO), a proficiency-based e-portfolio, to discuss best practices for integrating such activities, as well common mistakes to avoid.LFO allows students to collect evidence demonstrating their communicative abilities, document their intercultural experiences, and reflect on their language learning and cultural understanding. Using LFO throughout a students' language career guides them to reflect on their learning process and allows them to take responsibility for their own learning.

Session 4: 3:10-4:00

Don’t Be Isolated - Ways to Engage the Online Community
Renee Marshall CASLS - U of O 3:10-4:00 Ford 204
Audience: Pedagogy & Practice
There is a community of language professionals online ready to inspire and transform language teaching by sharing resources, asking questions, and discussing relevant issues. These rich online communities can: inspire with ideas for Monday morning, challenge and transform thinking on methods, support language development, and push for continued growth as a language professional. This session will explore ways to engage in professional online communities, such as in listservs, on blogs, with Twitter, online forums, and customizable email newsletters like InterCom.
The Learning Community of Teachers of Japanese: The Benkyoukai Report
Yoko Sakurauchi Portland State University 3:10-4:00 Ford 301
Audience: K-12, Post Secondary, Japanese Presentation in Japanese and English Pedagogy & Practice
Hitting a wall in teaching as either a new or an experienced teacher or seeking for improvement in your teaching? You may find a breakthrough in the learning community of teachers. As a coordinator of Benkyoukai, the series of seminars for teaching Japanese, the presenter will discuss the benefits of sharing teaching materials and ideas with colleagues in the seminar setting. It can yield productive discussions and keep yourselves updating as proactive teachers. Attending the seminar series is also a great opportunity for professional development units.
How to Use Digital Games to Engage Students in Learning Language
Linda Forrest CASLS, U of O 3:10-4:00 Ford 302
Audience: 9-12, Post Secondary, All Languages Pedagogy & Practice
Can digital games help students learn languages? If effectively implemented, games have the potential to engage and inspire learners and ultimately transform language classrooms. But tapping into their potential can be a complex challenge. This presentation will explain how to begin the process. It discusses strategies to successfully implement game-enhanced activities. The discussion will address why games are useful learning activities, what types of games exist, how to find games, how to incorporate games into current curricula, and how to easily create game activities.
Kids Create Curriculum
Scott Goodman Alex Unger Valley Catholic High School 3:10-4:00 Ford 304
Audience: K-12, Post Secondary, All Languages Pedagogy & Practice
This presentation will give participants tools to individualize their class. Participants will get guidelines to create their own structured curriculum for any class or language that is driven by individualized learning and motivational techniques. The presentation will explore how to create flexible curriculum that allows each student to engage his or her own interests to fuel the learning process.

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