Kansas World Language Association

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KSWLA 2012

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(Note: Saturday's Tena-Girones session cancelled)

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Join your world language colleagues in Overland Park on November 2-3, 2012

November 2nd
November 3rd

            4:30 PM    Registration opens

   4:30-6:00 PM    Exhibits open

   5:00-9:00 PM    Cash bar open

   6:00-6:45 PM    Friday Evening Dinner
   (optional - you must pre-register for this

    7:00-8:00 PM   Breakout Sessions I

   8:15-9:30 PM   AAT Meetings




Holiday Inn
Overland Park West

8787 Reeder Rd.
Overland Park, KS

(913) 888-8440

     7:00-7:30 AM    Registration open

     7:30-8:30 AM    Annual Business Meeting and

                               Continental Breakfast
                               (included in registration)

     8:30-9:00 AM    Exhibits open

   9:00-10:15 AM    Keynote Presentation
                              - Noah Geisel

  10:15-10:45 AM   Break / Exhibits open

  10:45-11:45 AM   Breakout Sessions II

  12:00-1:00 PM    Awards Luncheon
                             (included in registration)

     1:15-2:15 PM    Breakout Sessions III

     2:30-3:40 PM    Keynote Presentation

     3:55-4:55 PM    Breakout Sessions IV


"Tools for Personalization"

Our Keynote Speaker will be Noah Geisel from Denver, Colorado. Noah teaches Spanish, English, and Technology at Denver East High School. He has been named Colorado Foreig
n Language Teacher of the Year, Best of Colorado, and Best of the Central States Conference.

Noah's presentation will consist of two 1 ½ hour sessions on Saturday. Participants are asked to bring a laptop computer.

"Personalization is key to student buy-in and 21st Century students are a tough sell for 20th Century tools. This accessible and interactive workshop will leave you equipped with several of the latest (and easiest!) personalization gimmicks to "hook" your savvy students. We will be learning by doing so plan on bringing a laptop and creating products ready to rock and roll when you go back to school on Monday morning."

  • Multi-Connections: World Languages and the Common Core Standards
  • Common Formative and Summative Assessments for Languages in KS
  • Using authentic resources in intermediate and
    advanced French classes
  • Compartimos: Actividades y dudas que surgen
    al hablar español

  • Web 2.0 and the Flipped Classroom
  • Reflection: A Primary Tool of Engagement
  • Are You Using All That Is Out There?
  • Report on KiDS Program Leipzig, Summer 2012
  • Summer Institute for WL Teachers: Immersion K-8 Thematic Units
  • Validation of Advanced-Low Self-Evaluation Rubric
  • Reciclando en Madrid: An Authentic Text for
    the Spanish Classroom
  • Internet Safety for Teenagers: Authentic Video 'Texts'
    from Argentina and Spain
  • Once Upon a Time: Teaching Fairy Tales
  • Brain-Based Strategies
  • Let’s meet with Japanese language teachers and
    share ideas of activities and projects!
  • Let's work on the Kansas Japanese Standards!

Click here for presenter names
and session descriptions!


Holiday Inn
Overland Park West

8787 Reeder Rd. / Overland Park, KS
(913) 888-8440

Special Conference Room Rate: $ 79-  / night
When making your reservation, tell the receptionist you wish to speak with "In-House Reservations" and request the KSWLA Conference Rate.

By staying at the conference hotel, you help KSWLA keep down conference expenses.
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Interactive Google Map of the Overland Park area
with places of Interests to World Language Teachers
(click on the map at left)

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Overland Park-West
Venue of KSWLA 2012
Mattie Rhodes Art Center & Gallery
Day of the Dead display
Worlds Window
Clothing, jewelry, knickknacks with Latin American theme; Day of the Dead items as well
Cost Plus World Market
Import shop
André's Confiserie Suisse 1
Swiss-based with fabulous chocolates and pastries
Andre's Confiserie Suisse 2
Swiss-based with fabulous chocolates and pastries
Ten Thousand Villages
Import shop
El Salvadoreño
Salvadoran restaurant
Frida's Taquería
Mexican restaurant
Bella Napoli
Italian Coffe shop and market
Werner's Specialty Foods
German foods
Piropos $$$
Argentinian restaurant
Piropo's Grille (Parkville) $$
Argentinian restaurant