The 2015 COFLT Spring Conference will take place at PCC Sylvania on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, 2015. The conference is hosted jointly with Language in Motion Northwest.
Washington Teachers: COFLT Fall Conference is an approved provider of PDUs. See the registration desk for information!Hotel Guide
There are no hotels immediately adjacent to the conference location. Easy public transportation offers a 30-40 minute ride between downtown hotels and the PCC Sylvania campus.
When coming to PCC from 49th Street there will be 2 kiosks on the right and 2 kiosks on the left to purchase a day parking pass. It's $5 exact change or credit/debit card. Please display your parking pass correctly in your vehicle. The PCC Parking Services recommend parking in either P8, P7 or P5 which are all close to the TCB (Technology Classroom Building) where we will begin our conference with registration and café/pastries.
PCC Sylvania Campus Map (pdf). Registration and most sessions will be held in the Technology Classroom Building (TCB).
Conference Schedule at a Glance
In this teacher-centered course, apply the learning that you do at the COFLT conference to your teaching practices. Set a goal for your conference participation. At the conference, collect ideas, strategies, and resources to support your goal. After the conference, design new lessons or resources for your students. Implement the changes, assess the results, and share your new learning with colleagues.
Friday Keynote Address
Learning Languages for World-Readiness: Inspire and Engage Learners
World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages connect world languages with 21stcentury skills and literacies. What are the implications of the “refreshed” National Standards for planning programs, creating assessments, and designing learning experiences that will help our learners progress from their first experience through professional applications of their language skills? How do we know learners are making progress to higher levels of proficiency – and more importantly, what evidence is valued by our learners?
The three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) provide a lens to embed literacy, collaboration, critical thinking, and a global competence in language learning. Join this conversation to transform the development, practice, and assessment of languages support educator effectiveness efforts you are already leading locally.
Friday and Saturday Workshops
Engage Learners - Transform Interpersonal Communication
What does it mean to truly commit to using target language 90% or more in language learning? Experience and analyze various strategies to support learners’ use of the target language in two-way communication. Identify guiding principles to design effective practice and assessment tasks that engage learners in meaningful interaction and negotiation of meaning. Examine various feedback tools to guide learners to improve their performance in Interpersonal Communication. Transform your classroom with these effective core practices.