Kansas World Language Association

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KSWLA 2014 • OCTOBER 17-18 • KANSAS CITY

 

KSWLA is excited about joining the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM) for our annual conference. The joint conference will provide our members with additional sessions, workshops, and new networking opportunities.


SPEAKER/WORKSHOP PRESENTER
Catherine Ousselin

(Speaker Information /Workshop Description)  

 

CONFERENCE SESSION
DESCRIPTIONS /TIMES
NOW AVAILABLE!


(10/14/14)

 

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th

​5:00-9:00 pm       ​ Registration

 

 

           
        

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th

​7:30-9:00 am       ​ Registration and
                             Continental Breakfast

​9:00-9:45 am       ​ Opening Ceremony

​9:50-10:20 am     ​ KSWLA Business
                             Meeting

​10:40-11:50 am   ​ Session 1

​12:00-2:00 pm     ​ Lunch on your own

​2:10-3:20 pm       ​ Session 2

3:30-4:40 pm​       ​ Session 3

5:00-7:00 pm​       ​Wine and Cheese
                            Reception

5:20-6:00 pm ​      AAT meetings

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18th

​7:00-8:15 am KSWLA Awards
                                Ceremony and 
                                Continental Breakfast

​8:00 am Exhibit Hall opens

​8:30-9:40 am Session 4

​9:40-10:00 am Exhibit Break

​10:05-11:15 am Session 5

​11:15-11:45 am Exhibit Break

​12:00-2:00 pm Luncheon and
                                Keynote Speaker

2:15-3:30 pm   Session 6

 

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CONFERENCE VENUE & LODGING

LODGING
Kansas City Marriott

Country Club Plaza

Conference Room Rate
(Thursday 9/16, Friday 9/17, Saturday 9/18):
$119 / night

(NOTE: Guaranteed rate cutoff date September 24, 2014)

Reservations:

1-800-810-3708

NOTE: The hotel reservations system has the conference listed under the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM), not KSWLA. Be sure to ask for the FLAM Conference Room Rate!

DON'T DELAY! The Kansas City Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, October 18th, and hotel rooms are likely to become scarce as the weeks go by. Make your room reservation TODAY!

 


KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA MARRIOTT

4445 Main St., Kansas City, MO

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KEYNOTE PRESENTER AND SPECIAL WORKSHOP



Catherine Ousselin
French (M.A.) teacher in Washington State.

World Language
Consultant
and Presenter
for Technology.

Above average geek.

Test pilot for iPods/Pads
in WL classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER & FRIDAY WORKSHOP PRESENTER
Catherine Ousselin
is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French. She is a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the American Association of Teachers of French of which she is the past president of the Washington chapter. Additionally, Catherine is the social media manager and the chair of the Technology Commission for the AATF. Catherine was recognized as an ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Honoree in 2012. She teaches French I-AP at Mount Vernon High School in Washington State and serves as a Digital Literacy coach for the school district.


SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKSHOP
 Digital Storytelling
(There is an additional $25 fee for this workshop; pre-registration is required.)

Harnessing and integrating the multitude of Web tools, multimedia software, and electronic gadgets into the World Language classroom offers impressive rewards as well as unique challenges. The gamut of tech-savviness among teachers runs from low exposure to the completely outfitted, high-tech computer language lab user. Teachers crave direction and guidance on how to incorporate the vast amount of information available for free or at low cost.  However, professional development and training in technology for most teachers usually involves instruction on how to use an online grade book or on connecting a laptop to a projector. To what extent and with what level of success a teacher incorporates technology-based tools depend on the presenter’s three “A’s” of technology adoption: Attitude of the teacher, Awareness of the functions of the tools, and Availability of funds for tools and training. During the course of this two-hour presentation, the presenter will engage participants in an interactive conversation discussing her transition from a no-tech classroom to an e-learner-based classroom.
 
This collaborative hands-on working session will promote the exchange and development of technology-enhanced lessons and projects through Digital Storytelling and other technology tools. An interactive discussion will encompass attitudes, experiences, and challenges in the adoption of technology in World Language education. Examples of projects pertaining to various curricular themes and outcomes will be shared. Participants should bring a laptop and (if desired) a tablet or phone to fully experience and explore the shared tech tools.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS
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