ACTFL 2009 Teacher of the Year
Through Project Based Learning"
Have you ever been frustrated when the time invested in a project far surpassed its learning outcomes? Project Based Learning can lead to stronger learning when students are engaged and motivated to answer a question or solve a problem through authentic learning activities and employ 21st century skills.
In the first part of the workshop, you will get an overview of PBL and see several project examples that can be adapted to different languages and levels. You'll also investigate different approaches to assessment. In the workshop's second part, you will explore captivating tech tools and numerous additional resources. And finally, you will be guided in restructuring a project or activity you currently use in order to boost its potential to create deeper learning that lasts for your students.
About the Presenter
Lisa Lilley, Central High School (Springfield, MO) Spanish Teacher and the Central States Foreign Languages Teacher of the Year, was named the 2009 ACTFL Teacher of the Year at the November annual conference in San Diego, CA.
Lisa Lilley has taught 17 years in her school district. She began her teaching career at Reed Middle School, taught 15 years at Glendale High School, and is currently at Central High School where she serves also as the Curriculum Development Committee Chair for her school district. Lisa has an M.Ed degree from Drury University and has studied abroad in Spain, Mexico, and Costa Rica. She coordinates study trips to Costa Rica for her students and for other teachers of Spanish. She has been involved in the leadership of the Foreign Language Association of Missouri and the Ozarks Foreign Language Association. Lisa is a popular presenter at many conferences, having been chosen Best of Missouri in 2005 and a CSC All-Star in 2007.
Tributes: from a colleague: “For Mrs. Lilley, teaching is not a job, but a calling and one which she has accepted with enthusiasm and passion.” From a student: “. . . studying under Sra. Lilley has in many ways greatly changed my life. She encouraged me to fight my hesitations and fears. She is by far the greatest teacher influence I have ever had.” Another student: “. . . Spanish has become a passion for me, and no other teacher has contributed nearly as much to that passion than Sra. Lilley.” And another: “My trip to Costa Rica was the single most empowering event that occurred during my adolescence. . . . I cannot imagine my life without Spanish and I owe that to Lisa Lilley.”
Friday Evening (4:30-9:45 PM)
Mixer / Plated Dinner Option / Themed Workshops / AAT Meetings
Saturday AM (7:30 AM- 12:00 PM)
Business Meeting / Keynote Workshop I / Breakout Sessions
Saturday PM (12:00 - 4:45 PM)
Awards Banquet / Keynote Workshop II / Breakout Sessions
* 'Breakout Sessions' are presentations by your fellow KSWLA members
that Lead to Proficiency (Pt. I)
Tips and Tricks for Teaching
in the Target Language
Power Tools for the