This award for the best conference presentation is based on evaluations from attendees of the KSWLA conference. The winner is given a stipend of $250 to present his/her session at the Central States Conference approximately 15 months later.
For more information, contact the KSWLA Past President (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Katrina Carey, Olathe East High School, Olathe, KS
Heather Potter, Goddard Middle School, Wichita, KS
"Teacher Time Management: Planning School to Meet YOUR Life Needs"
Rachel Benson, Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, KS
"Maximizing YOUR Proficiency in Teacher Effectiveness"
Karen Gipson, Lawrence Free State High School, Lawrence, KS
"Ditch the List"
Marta Silva, Olathe Public Schools "How Do I Know You are Learning ... Something? Assessing Heritage Language Students"
Ashley Bell and Mike Flenthrope, Olathe Public Schools "Using Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs)"
Karen Detixhe and Carol Furrow, Wichita Public Schools "What CAN your students DO? Lesson Planning with Can-Do Statements"
Rebecca Fleming, Andover West High School
"Designing and Managing Learning Menus"
Karen Tritt, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, KS
"Your Single Best Day"
Christina Wolff de Casquino, Johnson County Community College, "Creating a Professional Plan for Interpreting,"
Chuck Thorpe, Kansas State University “Internet Safety for Teenagers: Authentic Video 'Texts' from Argentina and Spain”
Suzy Sprenkle, Wamego High School
“How to Read a Novel and Make It Fun!”
Elke Lorenz, Manhattan High School "Learning Languages with Art / Mit Kunst Deutsch Lernen"
Diane DeNoon, District Language Coordinator, Blue Valley Schools "Using Technology to Engage Students in Learning”
Brett Klankey, Turner High School, and Bonnie Orozco, Ellsworth High School, "E-Tickets Available: Get Your Passports Ready!"
Karen Tritt, Shawnee Mission West High School, "What Can I Do with 15 Minutes?"
Bonnie Orozco, Ellsworth High School "Chocolate: A Taste of History"
Carol Swinney, HSPN Network, "Distance Learning Technologies: Window to the World"
Julie Hughes and Suzanne Kohl, Junction City High School "I've Got My Own Class . . . Now What?"
Evelyn Gregg, Newton High School "Making Art Come Alive in the Spanish Classroom"
Paula Biggar and Barbara Shaw, Sumner Academy of KC "Reading Know-How"
Chuck Thorpe, Kansas State University "Casona's La Dama Del Alba for Intermediate Spanish"
Douglas K. Benson, Kansas State University "Language/Culture/Literature: An Integrated Approach"
Tatiana Sildus, Kansas State University graduate student "Video Projects for the Classroom"
Luz María Alvarez, Johnson County Community College "Hispanic Movies and Videos"
Phyllis Farrar and Meredith Williams "Teaching the Holocaust: A Scenario Linked with Content Areas"
Stephany Orr, Leslie Mason and Kathy Smith, Blue Valley Schools "FLES the Blue Valley Way" (This presentation earned "Best of Central States," which was consequently presented at ACTFL by a new team of Chris Laren, Jeannie Shaw and Lauri Bledsoe.)