FP, MS & HS Spanish Teachers Attend ACTFL Conference
Close to 9000 language teachers from around the world gathered at the Boston Convention Center for the annual ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Convention. This year marked the 50th anniversary for ACTFL and the conference boasted the largest attendance in its history.
Several Dalton World Language teachers attended the conference, including First Program Spanish teachers Marissa Coulehan and Nancy D’Ecclesiis, as well as teachers from the MS/HS: Carmen Campos, Carmen Herrera, Maria Kubiske, Lori Langer de Ramirez, and Carlos San Juan.
Four Dalton teachers were selected to present sessions at this year’s conference. Their sessions were well attended and well received. Their topics ranged from best practices in elementary world language teaching to technology in language education. The topic sessions were as follows:
Carmen Campos: “I Spy with my 360 Fly: Innovation and Technology in the Language Classroom”
Marissa Coulehan: “FLES: Multiple Levels in Action”
Carmen Herrera: “Great Ideas: Motivate your Students in Spanish Class”
Lori Langer de Ramirez: “A Lot of Axolotls: A Thematic Unit for Teaching Science and Spanish” and “ImpACTFL Voices: Pathways to Proficiency