2022 COFLT Spring Workshops

COFLT is excited to offer virtual Spring workshops as a chance to receive PDUs, network, and learn from each other! 

Both our workshops will be held on March 12, 2022. 

  1. Morning session , 9 a.m. -12 p.m.  

Comprehensible Input and Grammar Based Instruction Session presenter: Bryce Hedstrom

  2. Afternoon session  - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.- 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the World Language Classroom Session presenters: Peggy Malec 

Workshop Registration Fees:

  • $20 COFLT member
  • $0 COFLT student
  • $0 COFLT retired teacher
  • $50 non-members (reminder, COFLT membership is only $50 and includes other perks)

COFLT 2021-22 Membership (Active thru Aug 31, 2022): 

  • $50 regular
  • $25 student/retired

    ---You will receive your zoom invitation one day before the event.---

    Interested in graduate level credit for attending your workshop?

    You can earn 1 graduate level credit from Portland State University for attending the workshop for $265.  If you are interested, please contact our graduate credit coordinator, Bernd Ferner, at "FernerB@pdx.edu"

    Session 1: Comprehensible Input and Grammar Based Instruction

    If you use CI in your world language classroom you may also use some grammar-based instruction. When your students go to another school, they may be in a grammar-based classroom. How do you prepare them for this? Can both approaches be used in the same classroom? When should you teach grammar, how and why?

    This 3 hour workshop provides in-depth instruction, demonstrations and practice on methods that can make the transition to grammar-based classrooms easier for students.

    Teachers will leave the session with ideas and resources to teaching grammar efficiently, naturally and meaningfully.

    Bryce Hedstrom

     Bryce Hedstrom has taught at the elementary, middle school and high school levels for 30 years. He received the Best of Colorado award from Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT). Bryce has also taught at the college level for 20 years and received the prestigious Award for Excellence in Teaching. His teaching emphasizes communicative and proficiency-based approaches. 

    Session 2: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the World Language Classroom

    This workshop is an opportunity to connect with other educators and explore what it means to put Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the center of your classroom practice.

    Attendees will be asked to evaluate their subject material as well as their classroom practices through a DEI lens. There will also be time to workshop in small groups and create a plan for meaningful changes. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of what DEI really means as well as the knowledge and confidence to begin implementing what they’ve learned starting Monday morning.

    Peggy Malec

    Peggy Malec began her education career teaching English to adults in 2011. Since then, she has taught both Spanish and English in every grade level. She has a Master of Arts in Spanish from Middlebury College and is currently teaching middle school Spanish and English Language Arts at Valley Catholic Middle School. She is passionate about creating a classroom that fosters inclusiveness, celebrates diversity, and pursues equity.

    Coming next...

    PNCFL Virtual Conference

    March 18-19, 2022

    Free for COFLT members 

    Contact COFLT:
    email us: cofltoregon at gmail com
    COFLT,  A-153, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove OR 97116
    COFLT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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