Annabelle Williamson will be our main presenter in Great Falls, MT at the 2020 MFPE conference!
Annabelle Williamson was christened “La Maestra Loca” by her students long ago, but what she is really crazy about is building a positive, inclusive, success-oriented language community that promotes equity and anti-racist education. Annabelle’s love of students, people, languages, and of life is contagious, while her deep understanding of the nuts and bolts of teaching for communicative competence will leave you eager and inspired to return to your classrooms and start implementing all of her strategies for equitable engagement! She’s currently in her 9th year as an educator, teaching Middle School Spanish in New Orleans at Bricolage Academy. Annabelle has her Masters in Education with an emphasis in linguistically and culturally diverse education.
Annabelle will lead a full-day workshop for world language teachers, enhancing our knowledge of Comprehensible Input and Acquisition Driven instruction, specifically how to teach culture and current events in the target language. Together we will have time to begin creating mini-units that we can share and work with throughout the school year! Equity in the classroom tips as well as brain-breaks will be sprinkled throughout the day!
Hotel Arvon: 20 rooms have been saved for MALT members to reserve. Hotel Arvon has a restaurant with complimentary breakfast for guests, a coffee shop, is walking distance from downtown and to the Sip N Dip!