Fall Conference MEA/MFT 2018
Our keynote speaker
Thursday: Megan Hambrick
"Will students want to talk about this?"
Will students want to talk about this? Megan constantly asks herself this question as she works to plan units and lessons that leverage culture to engage language learners in the French program at Bozeman High School. She began teaching French in 2011 and has taught everything from 6-week exploratories in middle school to Advanced Placement at the high school. She loves challenging language learners, but likes to challenge herself as well. She earned her Master’s degree with an emphasis on teacher leadership and student voice and choice in 2014, represented MALT at the Leadership Initiative for Language Learning (LILL) in the summer of 2017, and has spent the last two years working on her EdD in educational leadership with a focus on world language curriculum making. This will be her first time facilitating a full-day workshop and she is so excited to share it with you!
Curriculum Making Workshop
Megan believes that one of the best ways to learn is through doing. With that said, she intends to act as a facilitator as you actually create some lessons. The workshop will begin with a short introduction to establish some norms and intentions for the day. Then, you will get to work! Megan is preparing stations that will provide you with information, but more importantly, the time and space to learn and collaborate. Bring a laptop! Here’s an example of what you can expect the stations to explore.
- Help! I am new to proficiency!
- Choosing a topic--What shall we teach?
- Authentic resources.
- Language functions and authentic communication.
- What about the standards?
- Set a learning target.
- Hook em!
- Connect to prior knowledge.
- Input & processing
- Communicative practice
- Formative assessment
Friday: MALT Member Sectionals
Malt Sectionals at MEA/MFT 2018
Check back soon for more details.