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Saturday, May 6
 

8:00am

Registration/Breakfast
Saturday May 6, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

L'Immigration maghrébine et l'identité française à travers la musique et le cinéma
La culture française à l’heure du mélange: Avec l’arrivée massive de travailleurs immigrés dans les années 1960, suivis par leurs familles une décennie plus tard, de nouvelles formes culturelles émergent. Hybrides mélangent la culture française et celle du pays d’origine. L’émergence d’un cinéma beur a changé les représentations de l’immigration et de la banlieue. La musique passe pour un porte-voix d’une jeunesse et de territoires en perte d’identité. Le cinéma et la musique explorent les méandres de l’identité française et sa complexité. L’objectif de cet atelier est de réfléchir sur l’enseignement de la nouvelle identité française à travers l’utilisation des supports authentiques (filmiques et musicaux) dans une classe de français langue étrangère.

Speakers
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Mohammed Hetraf

Mohammed Hetraf teaches French at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. He has a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Poitiers in France. Presently, he is completing his Doctor of Modern Languages at Middlebury College in French and Arabic and Comparative Literature. Mr. Hetr... Read More →
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Justine Lenter

Justine Lenter is a French teacher at Shepherd Hill Regional HS in Dudley. She graduated with a B.A. in French Literature & Media Arts from Bennington College and has an M.A..in French Literature from Middlebury College. She has taught French at all levels and lived and worked... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Beyond the 3 P’s: Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Competence
Teaching and assessing knowledge of other cultures (products, practices and perspectives) is fairly straightforward, but teaching and assessing a student’s ability to use that knowledge to successfully and appropriately interact with those from target cultures is much more complex. How do we know if students are developing the skills of empathy, openness and curiosity needed for intercultural competence? How can we measure their learning? This session will offer a quick review of theories and models of intercultural competence and focus on examples of how to teach and assess intercultural competence in the classroom, on trips or study abroad, and on the program level. Participants will engage in intercultural learning activities and be asked to share their experiences and brainstorm ways to improve teaching and assessment of intercultural competence in their schools.

Speakers
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Louissa Abdelghany

Louissa Taha Abdelghany, Ph.D., holds a Licence de Litérature Française from the Lebanese University in Lebanon, her country of origin. She earned a Masters and Ph.D. from Boston College, where she specialized in 19th-Century French Literature. Along with Alf Layla wa Layla and... Read More →
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Elizabeth Blood

Professor, Salem State University
Elizabeth Blood, Ph.D., is Professor of French in the World Languages and Cultures Department at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Connecticut College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in French and Romance Literatures from Boston Coll... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Explorando la diversidad intercultural de Latinoamérica
El taller pretende explorar, compartir y desarrollar estrategías interactivas (videos, cuento, poesía, obra de teatro, Photo Story) que demuestren la diversidad de Latinoamérica y de grupos “Latinos” en los Estados Unidos (etnías, culturas y lenguas).  El objetivo es ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a adquirir mayor competencia cultural acerca de lo que representa el mundo Latino con la finalidad de transformar sus percepciones y su propria identidad.

Speakers
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Michelle Davila Goncalves

Dr. Davila Goncalves received her BA and MA in comparative literature from the University of Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, and her PhD in Hispanic literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is now an Associate Professor and Chair of the World Languages and... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday May 6, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
TBA

1:00pm

Leçons et activités culturelles basées sur la cuisine
In this session, you will learn how to combine traditional foods from the cultures you teach, farm-to-school ideas, grammatical concepts and nutritional education with your regular curriculum. The presenter will show you some of the ways she has integrated food education into her curriculum and help you adapt these ideas to different classroom constraints. Presented in French.

Speakers
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Michelle Emery

Michelle Emery has taught French (levels 1 through post AP) for 24 years, in Pennsylvania, in France and now at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, VT. She and her husband, who is a French chef, lived in Paris for 8 years. They have 2 teenage children.


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

National Direction & Global Engagement in Your Classroom
In an increasingly global world, teaching a language is more that drills and flashcards: we are expected to cultivate cultural competency for (mis)understood peoples, encourage comparison with (un)known cultures, and connect to our local community and the world. How can we include these philosophies, encourage higher order and critical thinking skills, and stay true to our curriculum? Using examples from ACTFL’s Globally Engaged Programs, we’ll process all that is being asked of world language teachers and discuss how to integrate it into a lesson plan, a year's curriculum, and K-12 language study.

Speakers
avatar for Beckie Rankin

Beckie Rankin

French Teacher, Lexington High School
Beckie Rankin is currently a French teacher in Lexington, MA, but began her career in Washington, DC as the WL Curriculum Coordinator for a charter network. After completing her MAEd at Wake Forest, she moved to West Africa for a year, teaching gap year students in a program simi... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

De José Marti a Richard Blanco: poesía y canciones cubanas

En este taller exploraremos algunos de las poetas y canto-autores cubanos más importantes desde la última década del siglo 19 hasta el presente.  ¿Cuáles son algunos de las temas que han inspirado sus poemas y canciones?  ¿Cuáles son algunos poemas y canciones que han saltado de las páginas de libros a los labios del pueblo cubano en la isla y el exilio?  ¿Cuáles son algunos poemas y canciones cubanas que conectan con nuestros estudiantes?  También, exploraremos algunas técnicas para usar poemas y canciones en nuestras clases.



Speakers
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Ricardo Calleja

Ric Calleja, a native speaker from Cuba, recently retired from Brookline High School where he taught Spanish for many years. He has presented at past MaFLA Conferences and other professional development events.


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

3:30pm

Lire, écrire, peindre et jouer de la littérature: Une leçon inspirée par le roman "L'Ombre de Baudelaire" de Fabienne Pasquet
In her novel “The Shadow of Baudelaire” (1996) Fabienne Pasquet is inspired by Gustave Courbet’s painting The Studio and his representation of Baudelaire’s Haitian muse, Jeanne Duval.  The lesson begins with conversations around Courbet’s painting, a reading of Pasquet and Baudelaire, and finally the students prepare artistic and theatrical representations inspired by what they have learned in the unit.  This unit corresponds to a lesson inspired by Véronique Tadjo’s novel La Reine Pokou (2004) and the two lessons open a discussion about history, women, literature and art in society. This workshop, presented in French, will share lessons as well as interactive readings and activities.

Speakers
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Sarah Bilodeau

Sarah Bilodeau is a French Teacher and Team Leader in the Cambridge Public Schools. She is also a PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literature. Her dissertation is entitled : La griotte résistante: Storytelling and Resistance in Contemporary Haitian Historical Fiction... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

10 Steps to the Seal of Biliteracy
This workshop will outline the key components of the Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy Pilot, explore the decisions of pilot schools and highlight one school’s journey in this grassroots endeavour. The second half of the workshop will guide participants in creating an action plan, identifying stakeholders, and expanding spheres of influence. Everyone will leave with a clear plan of action. Are you ready to join the movement?

Speakers
avatar for Kim Talbot

Kim Talbot

Director of Global Education, K-12, Melrose Public Schools
Bio: I have over 20 years of French/Spanish teaching experience in private, urban, and suburban districts. Melrose Public Schools supports 5 languages (French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish) at both the middle school and high school levels - through Advanced Placement in... Read More →



Saturday May 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

Explorando Cusco con Estudiantes
¿Has estado alguna vez de viaje de estudios/servicio con tus estudiantes de Español? ¿Has pensado en Hispanoamérica como un lugar de oportunidades para practicar la lengua, a la vez que se descubren formas de vida y riqueza cultural en algún país distinto a los EE.UU.? ¿Sabías que la ciudad de Cusco ofrece esa oportunidad de estudiar/hacer servicio y explorar el mundo Colonial y parte del mundo pre-hispano del Perú? Hablaremos de la organización de este tipo de viajes, los sitios que se  pueden ver  en Cusco y sus alrededores (Valle Sagrado Norte y Sur, Machu Picchu, etc.) actividades interesantes para adolescentes, qué esperar como líder de un viaje de estudios y  muchas cosas más. This workshop will be presented in Spanish.

Speakers
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Helena Alfonzo

Helena Alfonzo is a member of the MaFLA Board of Directors and a long-time Spanish teacher.


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA