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Thursday, June 10
 

5:00pm CDT

Step into Podcasting! Activities for the 21st Century
Have you discovered podcasts? They are fun, engaging, educational and a great authentic resource for the world language class! Join co-hosts of the “Step Into Mondays” podcast for a live episode where you will learn how to incorporate podcasts in your classes and create activities that develop communication skills in all modes! Bring 21st-century skills to your students and watch them explore cultural topics as well as social justice issues taking language beyond the classroom.

Video link now posted.

Speakers
avatar for Sandrine Hope

Sandrine Hope

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham
French professor, Co-Host of the podcast Step into Mondays!Content creator for Teachers Pay Teachers (Scarlet and Friends)
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Krista Chambless

University of Alabama Birmingham
Associate Professor of Spanish, French and FL MethodologiesPresident-Elect of SCOLTPD Director of AWLACo-Host of Step Into Mondays podcast2013 Educator of Excellence


Thursday June 10, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
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Tuesday, June 15
 

5:00pm CDT

What’s New in French for Specific Purposes?
We will share successful models of teaching French for STEM, Business, Economics, and Politics, the Commission’s proposal for a national FSP contest and activities, and a general update on new resources from the French Embassy. We will share how to develop appropriate learning outcomes, scaffolding, and effective communication, as well as how to use these activities to encourage reflection and action in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats. The attendees will receive specific French examples, syllabi, and strategies from speakers.

Video link is now posted below.

Speakers
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E. Nicole Meyer

Professor of French and Women's and Gender Studies, Augusta University (GA)
E. Nicole Meyer (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies at Augusta University (Augusta, GA), having chaired their Department of English and Foreign Languages. She publishes on a wide array of topics from French and Francophone women’s... Read More →
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Mathieu Ausseil

Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis (DC)
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Sacha Martinel

Chargée de mission universitaire, Ambassade de France aux USA
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Lars Erickson

University of Rhode Island
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Virginie Cassidy

Center for World Languages and Cultures, Director, Denver University
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Eric Touya de Marenne

Clemson University (SC)
Eric Touya de Marenne is Professor of French at Clemson University. He received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. His research and teaching interests include 19th-21st Century French and Francophone Literature and Culture, and interdisciplinary... Read More →


Tuesday June 15, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
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Monday, June 21
 

12:00am CDT

Developing Cultural Competence Through Interactive Interdisciplinary Units
Promote the Francophone world through engaging and interactive interdisciplinary units which provide a path for learners to investigate and interact with cultural competence and understanding. Session participants will explore sample lessons and units featuring the regions of France, la Francophonie and French-speaking artists and writers of the 19th and 20th centuries that can be integrated into any instructional model.

This is a pre-recorded session available on demand at the link below.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Marshall

Beth Marshall

World Language Dept chair - French teacher, Riverbend High School
Bonjour! I am a French teacher in Fredericksburg, VA, where I teach French 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and AP. When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, creating pottery and painting, and spending time with my family.
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Jeanne McCoy

WL Department Chair & French Teacher, St. Joseph's Catholic School
Bonjour! I teach French 1 - AP at an independent Catholic school in the foothills of South Carolina. In addition to the study of French and the Francophone world, I enjoy travel, the mountains, yoga, sewing, crafting, and wine.


Monday June 21, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Laissez les bons temps rouler en Afrique de l’Ouest
Aimeriez-vous partager plus de diversité du monde francophone? Dans cette présentation interactive, je vous invite à découvrir la richesse de la culture francophone en Afrique de l’Ouest. Employant des ressources authentiques et pour tous niveaux, vous sortirez avec une abondance d'outils et d’idées pour infuser cette partie de la culture francophone dans vos cours.

This is a pre-recorded session available at the link below.

Speakers
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Christen Campbell

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools


Monday June 21, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Promote French Through Le Concours Oral Français
This session will provide a model of how to administer a state-level French speaking contest for elementary through high school students. AATF-Wisconsin has held their annual Concours Oral Français for decades. Come learn about each category, materials needed, and how to run an effective regional and state contest. Beyond giving students a chance to showcase their French communication skills outside the classroom, the Concours Oral Français is a great tool to promote your local French programs.

This is a pre-recorded session available at the link below.

Speakers
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Brian Wopat

Educator, Onalaska High School


Monday June 21, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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Tuesday, June 22
 

5:00pm CDT

Learning About the New French Standards
This workshop will familiarize participants with the newly-developed national French Standards. Presenters will share the document with participants and go through the various sections of the document: introduction, performance descriptors based on proficiency levels, and learning scenarios based on proficiency levels. We will also break participants into groups to work with learning scenarios. Participants will become familiar with the French standards and return to their classrooms with new ideas about how to use the standards in their curriculum.

The video recording has now been posted below.

Speakers
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Anne Jensen

Adjunct professor, San Jose State University (CA)
Anne Jensen (M.A. University of Northern Iowa), President, taught for many years at Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA. She now teaches methods and supervises student teachers at San Jose State University. She has served as AATF Regional Representative, Treasurer of the Northern California... Read More →
avatar for Randa Duvick

Randa Duvick

Valparaiso University
Professor of French, Valparaiso University, Indiana. Former Regional Representative, AATF Executive Council. Secretary, AATF-Northwest Indiana chapter. Member, AATF Advocacy Commission.


Tuesday June 22, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
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Thursday, June 24
 

5:00pm CDT

AATF Advocacy Efforts are Ongoing: Learn More About the Support that is Available
This workshop will pair the AATF Commissions on Teacher Recruitment & Retention and on Advocacy to discuss the many ways in which our commissions and volunteers work to support and defend French program. Connecting secondary and post-secondary programs is a major focus of the Commission on Teacher Recruitment & Retention. What’s in it for my students? For my program? For my profession? Post-secondary French programs are under pressure, perhaps as never before. Find out why this is important to K-16 teachers and what role you can play in building a strong high school to college connection to encourage lifelong learning and to promote careers in French. Ready-to-use resources and teacher-recommended strategies will be provided. The Commission on Advocacy, in addition to providing ongoing support to individual programs, will address the recent declines in post-secondary enrollments within the larger context of the crisis in the humanities. All this is occuring while French is still the second most-studied foreign language in the U.S. at both the K-12 and college levels. Advocacy is needed, now more than ever, and everyone can help!

Speakers
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eileen walvoord

Co-chair, Commission on Teacher Recruitment & Retention
Am interested in strategies to increase the number of individuals in the education pipeline to becomeFrench teachers.Looking for ways to support post-secondary French programs and Teacher Education programs by strenghtening the high school-to-college connection.
avatar for Nitya Viswanath

Nitya Viswanath

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School (IL)
French teacher, levels 1 - AP, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, IL (south suburban Chicago), Illinois French Teacher of the Year 2020, Treasurer - AATF Chicago Northern Illinois Region 13, AATF Exemplary French Program Award recipient@StaggFrench
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Kathleen Stein-Smith

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus
Kathleen Stein-Smith, PhD, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques, is associate university librarian and adjunct faculty in foreign languages and related areas at Fairleigh Dickinson University—Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, New Jersey. As a dedicated foreign language educator... Read More →
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Robert Peckham

Profesor of French Emeritus, University of Tennessee-Martin (ret.)
Robert D. Peckham, PhD (TennesseeBob)Professor of French EmeritusUniversity of Tennessee at MartinAATF Commission on Advocacyrpeckham@utm.eduIn my retirement, I am a bilingual poet/songwriter
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Sr. Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, DML

Past President, AATF; Professor, Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill College (PA)
Mary Helen Kashuba SSJ, DML, is professor of French and Russian and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA, where she has taught for many years.  She received her advanced degrees from Fordham University and Middlebury College. She... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
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Tuesday, June 29
 

12:00am CDT

Alumni Conversation Classes – Connecting a Community of Lifelong Learners of French
The COVID-19 pandemic’s cancellation of in-person class reunions and alumni gatherings at our school opened new channels for connecting faculty to alumni and alumni to each other. In our case, weekly French conversation classes on Zoom created a multi-generational esprit de corps and allowed us to see what forces keep a passion for le français alive over the course of a lifetime, forces that we are bringing to bear in our own high school French classrooms.

The link to the recording is found below.

Speakers
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Katie Jewett

Dean and Teacher, Choate Rosemary Hall
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Anne Armour

French Instructor, Co-Director of Programs in France, Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Approaching Immigration through Project Based Learning
Approaching the complex subject of immigration with students in advanced French classes through project based learning is an immensely rewarding experience. This session explores two separate projects with the goal of increasing understanding and empathy. We will examine how to curate resources and coach students into creative and thoughtful essays, videos, discussions and blog posts exhibiting what they have learned. Finally, we will look at ways to impact an immigrant community of choice in France.

The video is linked below.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cattaneo

Jennifer Cattaneo

French Teacher, Santa Fe Christian School


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Creating Cultural Immersion within the Language Classroom: Bienvenue à Talk Abroad
The presenter will show how he used TalkAbroad, a videoconferencing-style interface that puts language learners in one-on-one contact with native speakers of the language, to enhance two specific courses that he has taught: FREN305: Phonetics; FREN357: Advanced Oral Expression. He will also share a student survey on the TalkAbroad experience, student presentations that incorporated an aspect of TalkAbroad (FREN305), and information on grant funding received to pay for TalkAbroad.

The link to the recording is below.

Speakers

Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Example of a learning scenario: Le neuvième art et La bandes dessinée
The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages establish guidelines for language teachers. For that reason, AATF put together a team of educators to create a series of learning scenarios that can serve as templates. This particular example proposes to use bandes dessinées to integrate the Culture, Communication and Comparison standards. We will look at a series of activities and materials that can be efficiently used and bring enthusiasm among learners at the intermediate levels.

The link to the recording is posted below.

Speakers
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Frédérique Grim

Colorado State University


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

I Like Big Chunks and I Cannot Lie!
Looking for ways to help your students say more without turning to online translators?  Curious about ideas for scaffolding for greater expressive success? This session will take a deep dive into the concept of lexical chunking and its role in the French classroom.  Presenter will share strategies, examples, and extension ideas for encouraging and facilitating increased student output through language chunking, sentence frames, and more!   Examples for levels 1-5.

The link to the recording is posted below.

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Jeannie Starman

French Teacher, Forsyth Country Day School
Jeannie Starman is a French 1-5AP teacher at Forsyth Country Day School in Winston Salem, NC and the former Department Chair of a World Languages Magnet High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh.  She has... Read More →


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

International Adoption as Cultural Immersion in Belgian and French Bande dessinée
 Using a combination of audiovisual presentation and group discussion, this session will introduce participants to two series of bande dessinée: Couleur de Peau: Miel by Belgian graphic novelist Jung Henin, and L’Adoption by French artists Zidou and Monin. The session will explore the art of bande dessinée, international adoption as a unique form of cultural immersion, and the ways in which this knowledge might inform our classes.

The video is linked below.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Dennis

Laura Dennis

Professor of French/Chair Department of World Languages, University of the Cumberlands


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

June 2022 Senegal - Language with the Five Senses
Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Mary Porter

Elizabeth Mary Porter

Director, Language with the Five Senses Education
Join us in Senegal in 2022 in partnership with the Institution Montessori Bilingue de Dakar! Professional development for language teachers, speaking engagements, travel programs for educators and students, and more!

Exhibitors
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Elizabeth Mary Porter

Director, Language with the Five Senses Education
Join us in Senegal in 2022 in partnership with the Institution Montessori Bilingue de Dakar! Professional development for language teachers, speaking engagements, travel programs for educators and students, and more!


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

La créativité et l’autonomie dans le cadre des exercices de communication en classe de FLE
Cette communication cherche à mettre en lumière la possibilité de développer créativité et autonomie chez des apprenants débutants dans une classe de communication, tout en évitant la référence à certaines données personnelles des apprenants, sur lesquelles la déontologie universitaire interdit de poser des questions ; âge, professions des parents etc. Or, ces conditions gênantes nous poussent à inventer des exercices de communication fondés sur la créativité et l’autonomie des apprenants.

The video is linked below.

Speakers
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Noriko Nakamura

KONAN UNIVERSITY


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Maîtrisez le français avec la musique de GIMS
Apprenez à mettre de l’ambiance dans votre salle de classe avec du matériel pédagogique FLE sur la musique de (Maître) GIMS. Travaillez la compréhension orale et écrite, révisez et pratiquez la grammaire et faites parler et écrire vos élèves intermédiaires et avancés - le tout au rythme entraînant de la musique tendance de GIMS ! Mon matériel est soutenu par GIMS qui a enregistré des réponses à mes questions d’analyse. Vos élèves peuvent comparer leurs réponses à celles de l’artiste lui-même dans ses propres mots.

The link to the video is below.

Speakers
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Kristen Phillips

Teacher, Cherry Hill HS East
I will be presenting my material to teach with the music of GIMS. Follow me @mme_phillips on Instagram


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Nous vous invitons à découvrir la Grammaire de l’oral : une grammaire pas comme
Nous vous invitons à découvrir la Grammaire de l’oral : une grammaire pas comme les autres et la plateforme Web lecomplementnumerique.com. Pour une communication en français qui soit utile, efficace, performante, ouverte sur la francophonie.

The link to the recording is found below.

Speakers
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Suzanne Fradette

consultante, Retraitée Université de Montréal
Noussavons quelaterminologiegrammaire de l’oral est peu présente dans la littérature traitant de la didactique du français, particulièrement dans les publications portant sur la compréhension et la production orales pour les personnes non francophones. Par ailleurs,nous savons... Read More →


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Promouvoir la langue française en soutenant les enseignants de français
En apprendre plus sur la programmation de l’Ambassade de France à destination des enseignants de français: opportunités de formation professionnelle continue, bourses pour des séjours pédagogiques de courte durée pour se former en France, accès aux ressources pédagogiques, assistance pour mettre en œuvre des appariements scolaires, l’accueil des assistants de français ou encore le soutien pour les programmes bilingues.

The link to the video is below.

Speakers
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Mathieu Ausseil

Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis (DC)
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Rebecca Duncan

Chargée de programmes de coopération éducative, Embassy of France in the United States
Principal diplomatic representation of France in the United States (along with 9 consulates scattered nationwide).Advertisement


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Québécois French: Forging its Own Path Part I: The Québécois Accent
This presentation will highlight the features that make Quebecois French unique within the Francophone world. Discussion will focus on aspects of Quebecois French history, phonology, and lexicon that have shaped the language into its present form.  Special attention will be given to language planners’ efforts to remove Anglicisms from the Quebecois French lexicon as part of a survival strategy implemented by a French speaking island located in an English-speaking ocean.

The video is linked below.

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Edward A Dawley

Associate Professor of French, Delaware State University


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Say Yes to Success! Preparing Students for the French Classroom
Students and educators assume that skills from other classes will enable success in French class. In addition, students expect to study grammar to reach advanced proficiency in year 1. Get ready to participate in activities that help prepare students for success by teaching them about proficiency, goal setting, and language learning strategies This unit will be made available to participants.

The video is linked below.

Speakers
avatar for Sandrine Hope

Sandrine Hope

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham
French professor, Co-Host of the podcast Step into Mondays!Content creator for Teachers Pay Teachers (Scarlet and Friends)
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Krista Chambless

University of Alabama Birmingham
Associate Professor of Spanish, French and FL MethodologiesPresident-Elect of SCOLTPD Director of AWLACo-Host of Step Into Mondays podcast2013 Educator of Excellence


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Service-learning: Building Stronger French Programs and Stronger Communities of Learners
Service-learning (also called community-based learning) is an intentional and reciprocal teaching and learning strategy that connects academic courses with the local or global community. The advantage of using this pedagogical approach in French courses is two-fold: not only will it build a stronger French program, it will also help build a stronger community of language learners.
We have seen that service-learning increases interest, motivation and retention of students who now understand the impact of their academic skills and knowledge on the welfare of their own community. Furthermore, service-learning projects provide opportunities to 1) increase the visibility and innovativeness of the French program, 2) advertise French courses, 3) increase enrollment and 4) capitalize on connections to offer students internship and career opportunities. By developing strong and consistent relationships with local community partners, French programs can attract future students, donors, and French program “ambassadors” who will spread the word about the program.
In terms of learning outcomes, students are exposed to a wider range of audiences and can witness economic, social, political, racial diversity in different local francophone communities or others where they are volunteering. Depending on the type of service-learning project, students also gain insight into broader discussions on topics like health, education, the environment, the economy, and social justice. We will also show that, in completing service-learning projects, students exhibit agency and develop greater self-confidence, empathy, civic responsibility, cross-cultural literacy as well as leadership and interpersonal skills.
During our session, we will first present the conceptual and theoretical benefits of service-learning. We will then walk participants through specific examples of service-learning projects that we have developed for our students and communities, providing them with a ready-to-use package detailing the process of realizing various service-learning projects. Examples that will be presented are mentorship or after-school programs, K-12 curriculum enrichment, translation services, fundraising events, and more.

  The link to the video is found below.


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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12:00am CDT

Vers une méthode plus équilibrée : regard croisé entre le FLM et le Japonais langue maternelle
Nous tenterons de présenter une manière d’entraîner les étudiants d’université à exprimer leur opinion de façon structurée, qu’ils soient des apprenants de FLE ou non, mais issus du système éducatif japonais. Nous adopterons un regard croisé entre la méthodologie du FLM et celle du « japonais langue maternelle ». Cela permettra de développer non seulement la capacité à argumenter mais aussi la compétence d’interculturalité chez les apprenants.

The link to the video recording is posted below.

Speakers
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Shiho Omiya

Hosei University


Tuesday June 29, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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9:00am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Qu'est-ce que vous avez lu ou regardé récemment en français?

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Turner

Stephanie Turner

HS French teacher, Colorado Academy
Bonjour! I teach high-school French in a PreK-12 private school. My hobbies are reading, gardening, and spending time with my standard poodle.


Tuesday June 29, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom2

9:00am CDT

Dictée
Come try your hand at this uniquely French discpline.

Speakers
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Catherine Daniélou

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Past-President Catherine Daniélou (Ph.D. Michigan State) is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been active with state language teaching organizations and enjoys working with K-12 teachers in immersion workshop settings.dani... Read More →


Tuesday June 29, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

9:30am CDT

La Louisiane créole
La Louisiane Créole: Lawson Ota, fondateur de Tours by Marguerite, présente un aperçu de l’histoire et culture de la Louisiane francophone parsemé d’anecdotes du monde créole.

Speakers
avatar for Lawson Ota

Lawson Ota

Tours by Marguerite, Cabrini High School (LA)
Lawson Ota is proud to have taught French in New Orleans' catholic schools since 2013. He currently teaches at Cabrini High School. In 2019, he founded Tours by Marguerite, a tour company offering tours in French and English of New Orleans' historic places. The mission of Tours by... Read More →


Tuesday June 29, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
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9:30am CDT

Les Coopérations pédagogiques en ligne avec les établissements français: Bonnes pratiques inspirées de l'expérience du réseau européen eTwinning
La Plateforme européenne eTwinning est une boîte à outil facilitant les échanges pédagogiques en ligne. Cette session présentera le fonctionnement général de cette plateforme – notamment la dimension protection des données individuelles imposées par la RGPD - détaillera ces outils, introduira les meilleures pratiques qui en résultent et proposera des pistes pour faciliter les échanges pédagogiques en ligne entre les classes en France et aux Etats-Unis.

Speakers
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Mathieu Ausseil

Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis (DC)
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Rebecca Duncan

Chargée de programmes de coopération éducative, Embassy of France in the United States
Principal diplomatic representation of France in the United States (along with 9 consulates scattered nationwide).Advertisement
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Jessica Banuls

Attachée Culturelle, Ambassade des Etats-Unis à Paris


Tuesday June 29, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
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10:30am CDT

French in Early Childhood and Lower School: How to Introduce Language and Culture
Discover how French is introduced in kindergarten to 4th grade in an independent school. The presenter is a seasoned native French teacher from Paris based in Chicago and strong advocate for French to start in early childhood. She develops authentic resources, storytelling mixing comprehensible input and technology integration to engage young learners. She will share relatable projects, technology tools and comprehensible input best practices to keep your class fun, creative and high target language.

Speakers
avatar for Gigi Olmstead

Gigi Olmstead

French teacher, Catherine Cook School (IL)


Tuesday June 29, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
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10:30am CDT

Langue, Lexique, et Littérature: Incorporating Louisiana French Language and Culture into the Classroom
The presenters will seek to contextualize French Louisiana and share strategies, materials, & sources related to Louisiana’s Francophonie.
Kress (Carnival Characters—Publishing in French Louisiana) will discuss how French programs privilege the great French classics while giving a nod to the Francophone world. The experience often remains foreign to students who may lack the needed cultural or linguistic sophistication. Yet, Louisiana possesses a venerable French literature that is growing, available, and will not be foreign to students. Build enrollment with American literature—in French!
Lindner (Bringing Louisiana French into French Education in Louisiana) will introduce the evolution of French instruction in Louisiana, from second language lessons to French in immersion programs. The final step is introducing Louisiana French within established programs, introducing students to the unique varieties of French in Louisiana alongside academic French.
Smith (Louisiana French in Remote Teaching) will address the integration of Louisiana French in the transition to remote teaching of lower-level university courses. Building upon the intentional inclusion of Louisiana-focused materials, we have developed resources to integrate new, authentic multimedia materials to make the Francophonie of Louisiana more accessible to students.
White will address some common misunderstandings about Louisiana French. Her presentation will focus on a few lexical items that explain what the Louisiana variety of French has in common with other varieties and what is specifically Louisianian.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Kress

Dana Kress

Les Éditions Tintamarre
My field is the French language literatures of Louisiana  I am also the General Editor of Les Éditions Tintamarre and serve on the board of the state agency CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) where I chair the selection committee that created and chooses... Read More →
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Robin White

Associate Professor, Nicholls State University (LA)
Robin White is interested in la Francophonie generally, and Louisiana specifically. She has made New Orleans her home since 2003, and has taught French at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux for over a decade.
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Sarah Smith

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Sarah Smith (she | elle) is a PhD candidate in Francophone Studies at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her research focuses on contemporary literature of francophone Louisiana and its persistent ties to past, collective trauma. Sarah has taught French at the high school and college... Read More →
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Tamara Lindner

University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Tuesday June 29, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live

11:30am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Thème proposé: Fêtes ou festivals francophones

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Sunderland

Ann Sunderland

Past President, AATF
​Past President AATFRetired Truman High School, MO


Tuesday June 29, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom2

7:00pm CDT

Molière Than Thou
Molière is alive and well! (…though a little freaked out from his fellow performers all having come down with food poisoning…!) Tim Mooney shares his “all the available pleasure from the man considered the French Shakespeare.” In anticipation of Molière’s 400th birthday (January 2022), Mooney (as Molière) demonstrates favorite performance pieces that make up “the Best of Molière! The press calls it “a Molière incarnation,” “a whirlwind dramatic survey” that is “original, weird and seriously funny!”

The recording is no longer available.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Mooney

Tim Mooney

Executive / Artistic Director, Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre
Over twenty years of touring one-man plays such as Molière than Thou, Lot o’ Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Histories, Breakneck Hamlet and Breakneck Julius Caesar, Tim Mooney has won a whole new generation of students over to classical theatre! Tim’s new rhyming versions of Molière’s... Read More →


Tuesday June 29, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Live & Recorded
 
Wednesday, June 30
 

12:00am CDT

Making Musique Mercredi Work : Authentic Target Language to Grow Motivation and Proficiency
Musique Mercredi/Musique Mardi: Call it whatever you want (or don’t call it anything) and do it whenever you want...just do it! This session will walk you through how to maximize the use of French music in your classroom to help increase student motivation, grow student proficiency and deepen cultural knowledge and understanding. The best part- it works with any curriculum and resources abound!

The link to the recording is above.

Speakers

Wednesday June 30, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
Enregistrement

12:00am CDT

Interculturality: Where to begin?
The idea of developing intercultural lessons may seem to be daunting but in using the ACTFL Intercultural Communication Proficiency Benchmarks and Can Do Statements as our guide and framework, the simplest of ideas/activities can be transformed into meaningful and fun cultural lessons for our students.  Come and see how it can be done.  

The recording link is above.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Copeland

Jean Copeland

French Teacher/ Chair of the High School Commission, J. R. Masterman Laboaratory and Demonstration School, Philadelphia, PA


Wednesday June 30, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
Enregistrement

9:00am CDT

Leçon de cuisine - La Poutine
Leçon enregistrée qui vous offre des conseils pour faire votre propre fromage et pour réaliser une poutine délicieuse.

Le lien à la vidéo est affiché ci-dessus.

Speakers
avatar for Jayne Abrate

Jayne Abrate

Executive Director, AATF
The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand... Read More →


Wednesday June 30, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Enregistrement

9:00am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Thème proposé: Le Sport

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Sturm

Jessica Sturm

Associate Professor of French and Applied Linguistics, Purdue University
I teach courses in French language and culture, as well as graduate courses in second language pedagogy. I'm excited to animate two "causeries" about two of my favorite topics, Le Sport and La Culture Cuisinaire Française. I am developing a course called Sport and Spectacle in Berlin... Read More →


Wednesday June 30, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom2

9:30am CDT

Interactive Interpretation: Moving from Interpretive to Interpersonal to Presentational
Do you wonder how to effectively connect the three modes in your lesson design? The Interactive Model provides a clear framework for guiding students to interpret authentic materials at all proficiency levels in the target language. Rather than viewing listening and reading as isolated skills, engaging students in interpersonal and presentational tasks supports their interpretation of authentic texts. The will break down the steps of the model looking at real classroom examples.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ritz

Catherine Ritz

Director of Modern Foreign Language Education, Boston University (MA)
* Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Modern Foreign Language Education and Curriculum & Teaching at the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development* Programming Coordinator for the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA).* National Board... Read More →


Wednesday June 30, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

9:30am CDT

Le Conte dans la classe de français
Connaissez-vous Compère Lapin? Héros du conte créole, il animera votre classe avec sa ruse et son esprit débrouillard. En même temps, il représente l’histoire d’un peuple et ses liens avec le passé. En lisant ses aventures, vos élèves vont découvrir des leçons de diversité, de justice sociale et de ténacité. Nous discuterons ces histoires aussi bien que le rôle du conte, ses caractéristiques et son emploi comme outil pédagogique.

Nous n'avons pas pu enregistré cette présentation.

Speakers
avatar for Sr. Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, DML

Sr. Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, DML

Past President, AATF; Professor, Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill College (PA)
Mary Helen Kashuba SSJ, DML, is professor of French and Russian and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA, where she has taught for many years.  She received her advanced degrees from Fordham University and Middlebury College. She... Read More →


Wednesday June 30, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Zoom2

10:30am CDT

Célébrons la Semaine du français!
Êtes-vous un vétéran chevronné de la célébration de la Semaine du Francais? Ou êtes-vous un nouvel enseignant à la recherche d'idées pour lancer une célébration dans votre école? Les participants auront l'occasion de partager leurs activités les plus précieuses pour la Semaine du Français ou d'apprendre à lancer une célébration à partir de zéro. Un format unique pour la Semaine du Français sera présenté ainsi qu'une myriade d'idées pouvant être utilisées pour les planificateurs novices.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberley Harter

Kimberley Harter

Webmaster AATF of CNY, SHF National Council Teacher Representative (NY)
Bonjour! My name is Kimberley Harter and I am a recently retired French Teacher. Throughout my career, I taught for 33 years at Mexico Middle and High Schools, Levels 8, 1-5 and College 201 and 202. While at Mexico, I served as the World Language Coordinator, French Club and SHF Advisors... Read More →


Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

10:30am CDT

Integrating Language Memoirs into the Classroom
This presenter will show how language memoirs written by acclaimed bilingual authors can be used to improve students’ reading skills, promote metalinguistic awareness and intercultural competence, and inspire students to write their own autobiographie langagière by reflecting on their language learning experience. She will show examples of language memoirs written by students and evaluation rubrics. Attendees will examples of resources, activities, and ideas to incorporate language memoirs in their classes.

This session was not recorded.

Speakers
DD

Dulce de Castro

Collin College (TX)


Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Zoom2

11:30am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.   Nous allons faire connaissance virtuellement.

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for Polly R Duke

Polly R Duke

Head, World Languages & Cultures Dept., Friends Academy
I have taught French language / French and Francophone literature and cultures, since 1986, first at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford University, then at Andover (Phillips Academy), then as a doctoral fellow at Columbia University, and since 2001, as Head... Read More →


Wednesday June 30, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom2

11:30am CDT

Matching Evolving Gen Z/iGen Students with Updated French Curricula
Teaching and learning French today have evolved significantly given the technological innovations that have catapulted knowledge reach to make information so easy to obtain. Yet obtaining information is vastly different from acquiring knowledge. In a French curriculum, how do we maintain iGen student interest for them to pursue further classes, particularly students who are not French majors? The presenter will discuss opportunities for French faculty to cross-teach with another discipline, to increase enrollment by offering the same course in two platforms (online and face-to-face) simultaneously, to expand curricular design by involving students in the selection of French culture course topics.

Speakers
avatar for Juanita Villena-Alvarez

Juanita Villena-Alvarez

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Interim) & Coordinator-USCB International Programs, University of South Carolina Beaufort
I am very interested in expanding French and Study Abroad Programs! You can talk to me about that or about any of the items in the list below:Full Professor of French, Spanish, and Global Studies - University of South Carolina Beaufort, USA2021-- Awarded US Fulbright Specialist (until... Read More →


Wednesday June 30, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live
 
Thursday, July 1
 

9:00am CDT

Causerie
E. Nicole Meyer animera une conversation libre où l'on parlera de ce qui marche pour engager l'intérêt des élèves dans un milieu virtuel.  Venez partager vos expériences.

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for E. Nicole Meyer

E. Nicole Meyer

Professor of French and Women's and Gender Studies, Augusta University (GA)
E. Nicole Meyer (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies at Augusta University (Augusta, GA), having chaired their Department of English and Foreign Languages. She publishes on a wide array of topics from French and Francophone women’s... Read More →


Thursday July 1, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom2

9:00am CDT

Séance de yoga
Un moment de détente avant le début des sessions

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schwester

Jennifer Schwester

French Teacher/ Owner, jennyzenyoga, LLC, jennyzenyoga, LLC
Jennifer Schwester, a.k.a. jennyzenyoga, has been providing yoga services and trainings to many underserved populations for almost three years, including special needs adults, senior citizens, first responders (Police, Fire, EMS, and Dispatchers), and her high school French classes... Read More →


Thursday July 1, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom1

9:30am CDT

Bring the Francophone World into Your Classroom
Are you looking for ways to incorporate French and culture into your classroom? The presenter will examine the process of setting up and participating in a Mystery Hangout all while staying immersed in the target language. Through Mystery Hangouts, students are engaged in authentic calls with native speakers and have the opportunity to learn first hand about the culture where the speaker lives. Get ready to have some fun and learn how you can bring the Francophone world into your classroom with Mystery Hangouts!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Trude

Heidi Trude

FLAVA President-Elect, Loudoun Valley High School
Heidi Trude is a French teacher at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia. Prior to joining LCPS, Heidi taught at Skyline High School in Front Royal, VA. She created an international partnership between her school and Lycée-Bazin in Charleville-Mézières, France, to... Read More →


Thursday July 1, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

9:30am CDT

Volume IV Allons au Cinéma: Promoting French Through Films: La Famille et la communauté dans les films francophones
The Cinema Commission will share details of the contributions of 18 authors Volume IV of the cinema manuals which centers on la famille et la communauute. The volume should be ready for publication in spring 2022. Members will discuss how to best publicize the new volume, including articles and through social media. The Co-Chairs will ask for volunteers to serve on the publicity committee and as peer reviewers. Discussion to follow.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Beckwith

Joyce Beckwith

MA Public Schools (ret.)
avatar for Dolliann Hurtig

Dolliann Hurtig

Louisiana Tech University


Thursday July 1, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

10:30am CDT

Active Learning: Using Bloom's Taxonomy and NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements to Create an Engaging Student-Centered Learning Environment
The presenter will help educators organize their lesson planning and curriculum development in accordance with the application of Bloom's Taxonomy and ACTFL's Can-Do Statements to create immersive, differentiated, engaging lessons and activities where students can become active learners supported by student-centered instruction through their acquisition of the target language.

Speakers
avatar for TinaMarie Friscia

TinaMarie Friscia

French Teacher, Three Village CSD
TinaMarie Friscia earned her B.A. in French Language and Literature and M.A.T. in French, both from SUNY Stony Brook. She holds certifications in teaching French and Italian both at the secondary and elementary levels. She is currently the Secretary on the Executive Board of LILT... Read More →


Thursday July 1, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

10:30am CDT

Ressusciter les morts: comment motiver les élèves à étudier les personnages historiques
Inciter les élèves à travailler en équipe est un défi pour les enseignants de français à tous les niveaux. D’autant plus quand il s’agit de projets sur les personnages historiques. Ce séminaire examinera comment relever ce défi à partir de travaux collaboratifs et interdisciplinaires. Nous découvrirons des moyens pour encourager les élèves à mener des recherches biographiques et à en faire des exposés, ainsi que pour mesurer leurs acquis.

Speakers
DB

Dennis Bogusz

Horace Mann School


Thursday July 1, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

11:30am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Quels sont vos projets d'été?

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers

Thursday July 1, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom2

11:30am CDT

Blogging with Molière: 400th Anniversary Learning Activities
Did you know that the 400th birthday of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, Molière, will be celebrated internationally on January 15, 2022?  The presenter will offer ideas for learning activities related to his comedies, followed by an exchange of suggestions for skills development as well as informational updates on related events.

Speakers
avatar for M. Kathleen Madigan

M. Kathleen Madigan

Professor of Modern Languages, Rockhurst University (MO)
Katie Madigan is professor of Modern Languages at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.  She completed her graduate work at UNC-Chapel Hill in Comparative Literature and was a Fulbright Lecturer and Researcher in Dakar, Senegal. She has organized service-learning locally and abroad... Read More →


Thursday July 1, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live
 
Tuesday, July 6
 

9:00am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Thème proposé: Culture culinaire française

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Sturm

Jessica Sturm

Associate Professor of French and Applied Linguistics, Purdue University
I teach courses in French language and culture, as well as graduate courses in second language pedagogy. I'm excited to animate two "causeries" about two of my favorite topics, Le Sport and La Culture Cuisinaire Française. I am developing a course called Sport and Spectacle in Berlin... Read More →


Tuesday July 6, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom2

9:00am CDT

Dictée
Come try your hand at this uniquely French discpline.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Daniélou

Catherine Daniélou

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Past-President Catherine Daniélou (Ph.D. Michigan State) is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been active with state language teaching organizations and enjoys working with K-12 teachers in immersion workshop settings.dani... Read More →


Tuesday July 6, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Enregistrement

9:30am CDT

Renforcer l’utilisation des cinq C pour développer les compétences langagières et les tâches à développer
Cette présentation permettra aux enseignants de voir l’utilité des connections, de la collaboration et des communautés pour renforcer les compétences langagières. En fonction des attentes des apprenants et des niveaux de proficiency, quelles sont des tâches à mettre en place? Quels sont des outils et des ressources disponibles pour pouvoir communiquer et finalement résoudre des situations inattendues?

Speakers
avatar for Anne Lair

Anne Lair

Professor/Lecturer of French-French Bridge Curriculum Director and State Coordinator, University of Utah


Tuesday July 6, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

9:30am CDT

Teaching French in New Orleans in the 18th Century: The Ursuline Method
The Ursuline nuns arrived in New Orleans from Rouen in 1727 with the goals of educating girls in Christian doctrine and teaching them to read and write French. The methods they used produced two generations of highly literate woman in the 18th century and offer modern French teachers useful pedagogical strategies.

Speakers
avatar for MaryAnne O'Neil

MaryAnne O'Neil

Whitman College (WA)


Tuesday July 6, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

10:30am CDT

Caribbean and Louisiana Culture in French Textbooks: A Critical Perspective
The presenter will discuss the findings of a study on the inclusion and presentation of Caribbean and Louisiana culture in French textbooks and a survey of teachers’ instructional practices. Using Content Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, and a Likert scale survey, the findings suggest there to be few instances of bias, exclusions, and distortions. Participants suggested that there are obvious instances of bias, exclusions, and distortions and thus try to address them in their teaching practices.

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Parker

Jerry Parker

Southeastern Louisiana University
Dr. Jerry L. Parker is a faculty member in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Southeastern Louisiana University. He teaches courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in French, Spanish, and Foreign Language Education. His research agenda focuses on issues... Read More →


Tuesday July 6, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

10:30am CDT

Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire, être français aujourd’hui?
Nous réfléchissons à un aspect essentiel des études de la langue française, l’identité française contemporaine. Les participants auront l’occasion de lire et de considérer des témoignages ainsi que des sources diverses (chansons, vidéos, textes, etc.) dans le contexte de nos cours à tous les niveaux. Venez discuter, vous engager, et vous inspirer en explorant l’identité (les identités?) des français d’aujourd’hui.

Speakers
avatar for Ashlee Headrick

Ashlee Headrick

World Language Chair, Upper School French teacher, Battle Ground Academy
I also serve as the President of AATF for Tennessee. This my third AATF Convention. I'm looking forward to presenting on July 6 with my wonderful colleague, Betsy Taylor.
avatar for Betsy Taylor

Betsy Taylor

French teacher, Battle Ground Academy (TN)


Tuesday July 6, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

11:30am CDT

From Marketing to Warmongering: Early Maps of Québec and Louisiana
Maps can engage students of all levels to the role France played in the New World. From Champlain’s sketch of Québec City to Moll’s beaver vignette, we notice an abundance of fish and furs that attracted early colonists. Franquet’s map of an Iroquois village adjacent to a Jesuit mission also highlights the role of French missionaries. It can also be argued that competing maps helped instigate the Seven Year’s War – comparing De L’Isle’s Carte de la Louisiane where the Carolinas are French territory to Mitchell’s Map of North America where Louisiana becomes British. The presenter will conclude by examining some of the earliest settlement maps of New Orleans.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Machonis

Peter Machonis

Professor of French and Linguistics, Florida International University
Author of two books on the history and evolution of the French language, and three-time recipient of the FIU Excellence in Teaching Award, Professor Machonis regularly teaches French Phonetics, History of the Language, and La Francophonie.


Tuesday July 6, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live

11:30am CDT

Je la veux…cuite? Language Ideologies and the Teaching of la cuisson in a Corsican FLE Class
The presenter will explore language ideologies and language policies that inform French teaching by way of an example from a français langue étrangère class on Corsica, including audience discussion of approaches to working with a linguistically and culturally diverse student body.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Mendes

Alexander Mendes

Assistant Professor of French, Emory University (GA)


Tuesday July 6, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live

7:00pm CDT

Vignettes raciniennes
Régalez-vous de textes raciniens sur des airs de Lully, de Rameau et de Garriott

Tuesday July 6, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Enregistrement
 
Wednesday, July 7
 

9:00am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.   Parlons de l'héritage français aux Etats-Unis.

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for Nathalie Gorey

Nathalie Gorey

AATF-Maine chapter


Wednesday July 7, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom2

9:00am CDT

Leçon de cuisine - Colombo de poulet
Leçon enregistrée qui vous présente une préparation d'un colombo de poulet suivie de beignets de banane.

Speakers
avatar for Jayne Abrate

Jayne Abrate

Executive Director, AATF
The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand... Read More →


Wednesday July 7, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Enregistrement

9:30am CDT

Experiencing Francophone North America Through the Senses
The presenters will encourage instructors to immerse their students in North American Francophone cultures from Québec to the Caribbean through multisensory activities that promote cultural and linguistic curiosity and create a supportive environment for spontaneous target-language communication. They will present scaffolded, practical, student-centered lessons which teachers can reproduce in their own classrooms whether virtual or in-person. To meet the needs of increasingly fluid classroom environments, they will offer adaptable resources and suggestions for student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Danica  Guerrero

Danica Guerrero

Northside Independent School District (TX)
avatar for Chelsea Elzinga

Chelsea Elzinga

PhD Candidate French, Stanford University (CA)
avatar for Michelle Beauclair

Michelle Beauclair

Associate Professor of French, Seattle Pacific University (WA)
I teach intermediate and advanced French, as well as Francophone literature, culture, and cinema courses at Seattle Pacific and serve as the co-advisor of our campus Cercle français. Prior to the pandemic, I was fortunate enough to have led numerous study abroad trips to France... Read More →


Wednesday July 7, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

9:30am CDT

SEL (Social Emotional Learning) in the French Classroom
This interactive workshop will help teachers to understand what SEL is and is not as well as practical ways to help students work on their social emotional learning skills. By helping students identify their emotions, acknowledge them, and work on ways to deal with them, teachers are giving students valuable life skills to be more effective and productive learners, as well as strengthen the classroom community.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schwester

Jennifer Schwester

French Teacher/ Owner, jennyzenyoga, LLC, jennyzenyoga, LLC
Jennifer Schwester, a.k.a. jennyzenyoga, has been providing yoga services and trainings to many underserved populations for almost three years, including special needs adults, senior citizens, first responders (Police, Fire, EMS, and Dispatchers), and her high school French classes... Read More →


Wednesday July 7, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

10:30am CDT

Teaching Franco-American Heritage via Literature, Song, and Photographs
The massive immigration of French Canadians to the U.S. resulted in the transplanting of French language and Québécois culture in cities, towns, and villages throughout the northeastern states. Participants will learn about that demographic movement and about the unique Franco-American culture that emerged. Documents from Franco literature and song and viewing of photos will accompany discussion of pedagogical ideas, thus providing participants with tools for teaching about Franco-American heritage in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Shideler

Janet Shideler

Professor of French, Siena College (NY)
Although I have spent my career teaching French language, literature and culture courses to students at all levels of proficiency, I specialize in Francophonie. More precisely, my research focuses primarily on Franco-Americans: immigrants and descendants of immigrants who came from... Read More →


Wednesday July 7, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

10:30am CDT

Teaching Non-Binary and Gender-Inclusive French
The presenter will offer participants a toolkit of gender-inclusive linguistic strategies with an emphasis on non-binary options in French. The presenter shares an approach to lesson and curriculum design that depends on nuanced and critically reflective integration of epicene words, rephrasings, middots, and neologisms including the subject pronoun iel and related forms. The session will include time for practice and problem solving.

Speakers
avatar for Kiki Kosnick

Kiki Kosnick

Assistant Professor of French & Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Augustana College (IL)


Wednesday July 7, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

11:30am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Comment est-ce que vous incorporez la culture dans vos leçons?

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Behlow

Martha Behlow

French teacher, Geneva Community High School (IL)
Vice-President Martha Behlow (M.A. Northern Illinois University) has taught for nearly twenty years at Geneva Community High School (IL). She teachers all levels, including AP and is the French Honor Society sponsor. She is also co-chair of the AATF Commission on Cultural Competence... Read More →


Wednesday July 7, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom1

11:30am CDT

The French Advantage
The French Advantage, un évènement qui a eu lieu en avril, a réuni le chapitre local de l'AATF, la Chambre de Commerce Franco-Américaine, l'Alliance Française, les départements de «study abroad» et le Consulat de France à Los Angeles pour promouvoir le français. Les élèves, les étudiants et leurs professeurs ont assisté à des tables rondes avec les gens locaux qui emploient le français dans leur travail ou pour qui la connaissance du français les a beaucoup aidés au monde du travail, une présentation par les bureaux de «study abroad» et une table ronde avec les étudiants qui ont déjà fait des études en France.

Speakers
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megan diercks

Colorado School of Mines
Megan Diercks is the AATF National Bulletin Editor, the AATF Colorado-Wyoming chapter president, and the Assistant Director of the National French Contest.  She is also the French instructor at Colorado School of Mines.  Megan taught high-school French in Texas for 10 years, where... Read More →
MA

Mathieu Ausseil

Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis (DC)


Wednesday July 7, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live
 
Thursday, July 8
 

12:00am CDT

Cuisiner et apprendre le français au Québec
Venez vous immerger dans la cuisine québécoise. L'intervenante tracera le développement de la cuisine québécoise depuis les premiers habitants à travers les influences des Premières Nations, des conquérants et puis voisins anglophones et les vagues d'immigrés. Les participants recevront quelques recettes traditionnelles, les examineront à partir de clips vidéo et recevront des conseil pour organiser une dégustation de sirops d'érable.

Speakers
avatar for Jayne Abrate

Jayne Abrate

Executive Director, AATF
The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand... Read More →


Thursday July 8, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
Enregistrement

12:00am CDT

Enseigner la géographie du Québec
Of all the Francophone areas of the world, Quebec is one where the influence of its geography is still very prominent.  From the days of the early explorers to today's issues with climate change, water has served as a travel and trade route, a natural resource, and an economic boon. Starting with the St. Lawrence River and the history of its exploration, students can learn skills they can apply to other subjects, examine the relationship with First Nations as well as other explorers and invaders, and look at how people adapt to and manage their surroundings to survive and prosper.

Speakers
avatar for Jayne Abrate

Jayne Abrate

Executive Director, AATF
The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand... Read More →


Thursday July 8, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
Enregistrement

12:00am CDT

Un Repas martiniquais
Partagez avec nous la préparation d'un repas martiniquais.   Avec un petit survol de la cuisine martiniquaise, vous verrez les étapes de préparation d'un repas complet à la martiniquaise, y compris les recettes.

Speakers
avatar for Jayne Abrate

Jayne Abrate

Executive Director, AATF
The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand... Read More →


Thursday July 8, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
Enregistrement

9:00am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Thème proposé: La télé en français aux USA (Lupin, L'art du crime, Spiral, etc.)

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Van Groningen

Lindsey Van Groningen

French Teacher, HSEHS
AATF membershipLanguage learning


Thursday July 8, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom2

9:00am CDT

Séance de yoga
Un moment de détente avant le début des sessions

Cette session n'a pas été enregistrée.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schwester

Jennifer Schwester

French Teacher/ Owner, jennyzenyoga, LLC, jennyzenyoga, LLC
Jennifer Schwester, a.k.a. jennyzenyoga, has been providing yoga services and trainings to many underserved populations for almost three years, including special needs adults, senior citizens, first responders (Police, Fire, EMS, and Dispatchers), and her high school French classes... Read More →


Thursday July 8, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom1

9:30am CDT

Don't Just Survive—Thrive! How to Build a Vibrant French Program
Join the president of the Connecticut AATF Chapter and the Editor of the AATF National Bulletin in an interactive strategy session full of ready-to-implement ideas that French teachers can use to develop their French programs, promote la langue de Molière beyond the walls of their classrooms, be innovators with their curriculum, and actively get the word out in their schools and communities about the importance and beauty of learning French in 2021 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Shee

Jon Shee

World Language Department Chair, St. Luke's School (CT)
Jon Shee is the Chair of the Upper School World Languages Department and a French teacher at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT, where he is in his 23rd year of service.  Prior to that, Jon worked for four years in a boarding school environment at Wilbraham and Monson Academy... Read More →
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megan diercks

Colorado School of Mines
Megan Diercks is the AATF National Bulletin Editor, the AATF Colorado-Wyoming chapter president, and the Assistant Director of the National French Contest.  She is also the French instructor at Colorado School of Mines.  Megan taught high-school French in Texas for 10 years, where... Read More →


Thursday July 8, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
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9:30am CDT

TPRS and the Francophone World
Many teachers have found success teaching with CI, specifically with TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling). Students have fun, and their proficiency level increases quickly as they focus on high-frequency structures in French. A great TPRS curriculum can sometimes fall short when it comes to introducing students to real people who speak French. In this session, teachers will learn to take the best elements of CI instruction and incorporate authentic materials from around the French-speaking world.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Ramey

Allison Ramey

French Teacher & World Languages Department Chair, Altamont School (AL)
Allison Ramey is a French teacher at an independent middle and high school in Birmingham, Alabama. She is currently serving as President of the Alabama chapter of AATF. After earning her B.S. in French Education (K-12) and her M.A. in French, she began teaching full-time. It was in... Read More →


Thursday July 8, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
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10:30am CDT

AWESOME Projects for Intermediate/Advanced French Students
Project-Based Learning (PBL) units for intermediate/advanced language classes can range from disappointing slogs to total academic wins. Discover examples of many successful, unique, and student-appreciated projects, as well as models of task descriptions and accompanying rubrics. Participants will gain many ideas and tools that they can use right away in their classes from this fun, fast-paced session with numerous examples of stunning projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Shee

Jon Shee

World Language Department Chair, St. Luke's School (CT)
Jon Shee is the Chair of the Upper School World Languages Department and a French teacher at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT, where he is in his 23rd year of service.  Prior to that, Jon worked for four years in a boarding school environment at Wilbraham and Monson Academy... Read More →
avatar for Evan Downey

Evan Downey

St. Luke's School (CT)


Thursday July 8, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
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10:30am CDT

Enseigner (avec) la bande dessinée
Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur l’enseignement de/avec la bande dessinée de sa riche histoire jusqu’aux romans graphiques en passant par son vocabulaire spécifique, à sa valeur littéraire. La bande dessinée peut être utilisée à n’importe quel niveau et dans n’importe quel contexte: production écrite, apprentissage culturel, discussions autour de thématiques contemporaines, etc. Une multitude de ressources clé-en-main seront fournies pendant la présentation, du niveau secondaire aux cours supérieurs universitaires.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Laborde

Cynthia Laborde

Assistant Professor of French, University of Texas at Arlington


Thursday July 8, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

11:30am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Parlons des meilleures expériences de l'année passée.

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Thursday July 8, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom2

11:30am CDT

Encore vous? Étinceler année après année
La classe de français langue seconde accueille souvent les mêmes personnes. L'intervenante proposera des idées bien développées pour chacune des quatre années. Vous observerez des activités d’apprentissage, vous discuterez de repas annuels avec films et vous parlerez des trucs spécifiques à chaque niveau. Vous sortirez avec des outils facilitant le renouveau pédagogique et vous sourirez en pensant: encore nous!

Speakers
avatar for Andréanne Annis

Andréanne Annis

French Teacher, Upper School, Fort Worth Country Day (TX)


Thursday July 8, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live
 
Monday, July 12
 

12:00am CDT

Mystery: An Engaging Unit for Intermediate Learners
Speakers
avatar for Janis Labroo

Janis Labroo

Public K-12 School District, Oneonta High School


Monday July 12, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
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Tuesday, July 13
 

9:00am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Quelle a été votre première expérience dans un pays Francophone?

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Rucker

Tracy Rucker

Louisville Collegiate School (KY)
Tracy Rucker is a frequent regional and state presenter who is known for helping world language teachers enhance their existing programs by incorporating many strategies that emphasize student choice, differentiation, comprehensible input, and global awareness. Tracy brings a high... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom2

9:00am CDT

Dictée
Come try your hand at this uniquely French discpline.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Daniélou

Catherine Daniélou

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Past-President Catherine Daniélou (Ph.D. Michigan State) is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been active with state language teaching organizations and enjoys working with K-12 teachers in immersion workshop settings.dani... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Enregistrement

9:30am CDT

Bleu, blanc et beur: le Maghreb et les défis de l'immigration en France
Le Maghreb is a fascinating and culture rich part of the Francophone world. France’s history with the Beurs has led to current challenges as immigrants' struggle for acceptance and opportunities. The presenter will share materials, activities, IPA assessments, and enough resources for participants to walk away from this session with enough for an introduction to the Maghreb as well as a full unit on the challenges of immigration and assimilation for upper level students.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Behlow

Martha Behlow

French teacher, Geneva Community High School (IL)
Vice-President Martha Behlow (M.A. Northern Illinois University) has taught for nearly twenty years at Geneva Community High School (IL). She teachers all levels, including AP and is the French Honor Society sponsor. She is also co-chair of the AATF Commission on Cultural Competence... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
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9:30am CDT

Integrating Global Competency in the World Language Classroom
Global competence and global engagement are essential to promote intercultural exchange, social justice and environmental sustainability in our increasingly interconnected world. The world language classroom, notably French, is primely positioned to serve as a gateway to global competence. The presenter will explore the concept of global competence and its integration in language study from grades 6-12. It will present not only a theoretical framework but concrete examples of lessons and projects that facilitate global engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Nesbitt

Travis Nesbitt

World Language Department Chair, French Teacher, The Archer School for Girls (CA)
Originally from rural Indiana, my academic background and early professional experience are in international relations. I spent time studying and working in Paris before making a career shift to education. I have taught in public and private schools at the secondary and university... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 9:30am - 10:00pm CDT
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10:00am CDT

La Place de la Francophonie dans un cours de civilisation française
Comment intégrer la Francophonie dans un cours de troisième année universitaire sur la civilisation française? Quels aspects de la Francophonie peut-on et doit-on inclure? Et quelle définition donner à la Francophonie dans ce contexte? Cette session offrira différentes options pour parler de la Francophonie dans un cours traditionnellement orienté vers l’Hexagone.

Speakers
avatar for William Thompson

William Thompson

University of Memphis
I am Associate Professor of French and Chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Memphis.  I teach primarily courses on French civilization and contemporary France and the Francophone world at the undergraduate (advanced) and graduate levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

10:30am CDT

Grow French through la Francophonie
Think French programs in the U.S. are dwindling? Think again. Learn how a high school teacher doubled the number of students taking French in three years. Part curriculum design, part language acquisition practices, the presenter will give teachers the tools to engage students in la Francophonie. You, too, can grow your French program the non-traditional way.

Speakers
avatar for Linnea Noreen

Linnea Noreen

Graduate Student, University of Washington
My entire teaching experience has been at a very diverse, high-needs high school in Seattle; over 80% of our student body qualify for free or reduced lunch, and over 90% are students of color. I tripled the number of students in our French program, as we went from one full-time to... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

10:30am CDT

Itinéraires louisianais: La littérature créole louisianaise du 19e siècle dans sa diversité
Bornier (Voix créoles féminines: Léona Queyrouze et Sidonie de la Houssaye) examinera le parcours de deux grandes figures féminines de la littérature francophone louisianaise au XIXe siècle: Léona Queyrouze et Sidonie de la Houssaye. Cette étude montrera que non seulement la francophonie avait un statut d’exception dans la société néo-orléanaise de l’époque mais que c’est aussi grâce à des femmes extraordinaires comme Queyrouze et de la Houssaye qu’elle a pu rayonner.
Heilman (The Role of Women in Alfred Mercier’s La Fille du Prêtre) will discuss Créole writer Louis Alfred Mercier who creates an immersive experience in his touching and tumultuous novel, La Fille du Prêtre. This novel, set in 19th century France (and various places throughout Europe), examines the female condition in both abandonment and empowerment. The story centers on the aftermath of a priest’s seduction of a young innocent. But while the novel devotes adequate time to the priest’s regeneration, the heart and emphasis of the novel lie in its central female characters. Mercier’s women are not reduced to stereotypes; they are well-rounded, active, and influential. The wheel of narrative revolves around Jeannette (the priest’s daughter), but within that wheel many feminine spokes sustain the multilayered plot of La Fille du Prêtre.
Marshall (Le créole louisianais dans la littérature du 19ème siècle : Alcée Fortier & Jules Choppin) proposera une mini-initiation à la langue créole et à ses textes. En nous appuyant sur des contes et poèmes de Fortier et Choppin, nous montrerons la richesse et la puissance créatrice de la langue créole en Louisiane au 19e siècle.

Speakers
avatar for Evelyne Bornier

Evelyne Bornier

Auburn University (AL)
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton RougeDiplôme d’Études Approfondies, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, FranceFrancophone literatures and cultures of the Maghreb, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and North America (Louisiana); Business French; creative writing.A.k.a... Read More →
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Lauren Heilman

Independent Scholar (AL)
avatar for Margaret Marshall

Margaret Marshall

PhD Penn StateCreole Languages & Louisiana French


Tuesday July 13, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

11:30am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Quels sont les films que vous utilisez en classe et comment vous vous en servez?  

The resource link is in the Video Stream below.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Behlow

Martha Behlow

French teacher, Geneva Community High School (IL)
Vice-President Martha Behlow (M.A. Northern Illinois University) has taught for nearly twenty years at Geneva Community High School (IL). She teachers all levels, including AP and is the French Honor Society sponsor. She is also co-chair of the AATF Commission on Cultural Competence... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom1

11:30am CDT

Creating an After-School French Language and Culture Club for K-12 French Teacher Training
The presenter will explain how to create and carry out a partnership with local schools in order to provide pre-service language teachers with more real-world teaching experience prior to entering the classroom full-time. This partnership, integrated into the teaching practicum accompanying a teaching methods course, allowed K-12 world language education majors to create an after-school French club. Participants successfully designed and taught mini-lessons on French language and culture to local students virtually throughout the semester.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Foster

Michael Foster

Assistant Professor of French & Bilingual Education, Eastern Michigan University
I teach French and foreign language methods courses.


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live
 
Wednesday, July 14
 

9:00am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.   Thème proposé: Envisageons les échanges et les voyages scolaires avec les élèves.

Speakers
avatar for Nathalie Gorey

Nathalie Gorey

AATF-Maine chapter


Wednesday July 14, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom2

9:00am CDT

Leçon de cuisine - Croissants et pains au chocolat
Vous apprendrez à faire vos propores croissants ainsi que d'autres recettes qui utilisent la pâte feuilletée.

Speakers
avatar for Jayne Abrate

Jayne Abrate

Executive Director, AATF
The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Enregistrement

9:30am CDT

Music in the Saddlebag: the Abbé François Picquet
At the end of the Seven Years War, the missionary François Picquet escaped Montreal and fled to New Orleans. He carried with him a little manuscript book, bound in soft buckskin, containing Catholic hymns translated into Mohawk. Based on research carried out in Chicago, New Orleans, and Bourg-en-Bresse, the presenter will trace the travels of the manuscript, present Picquet’s transatlantic, multiracial world, and reveal his involvement with linguistic projects in the Bressan dialect.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Zecher

Carla Zecher

Executive Director, Renaissance Society of America
Executive Director, Renaissance Society of America, starting 2015 Director, Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library, 1999–2015 also Curator of Music, Newberry, 2012–2015 Assistant/Associate Professor of French, Coe College, 1996–1999 Instructor in French, Bates College... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
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9:30am CDT

Talking Movies: Viewing Familiar Culture Through a Francophone Lens
Learn how to use—and fuse—Anglophone and Francophone popular culture to increase student engagement and awareness of the world around them. Participants will come away with several different ready-to-use activities for the French-language classroom, with slideshows that can be edited to suit their needs. Every activity has been tried, tweaked and tested online and in the classroom, and all are designed to give students maximum input in the target language.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Quigley

Kevin Quigley

French & Spanish Teacher, Harwood Union High School
I have been practicing acquisition-based instruction for five years, and am always happy to talk about Comprehensible Input. When we get bored with that, we can talk about Eurovision.


Wednesday July 14, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
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10:30am CDT

Anti-Racist Pedagogy in the French Language Classroom
The presenter will argue that the breadth of Francophone cultures make the French language classroom uniquely posed to incorporate antiracist pedagogy and that instructors must engage in antiracist pedagogy to best support all students. Participants will learn the foundations of antiracist pedagogy, why it is important in the French language classroom, guidelines for implementation, strategies for handling difficult dialogues, and resources for authentic texts dealing with race. Participants will also design an activity using antiracist pedagogy.

Speakers
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Kate Nelson

Ph.D Student, University of Texas at Austin


Wednesday July 14, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
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10:30am CDT

Children Have Rights, Too! A Comprehensive Unit for the AP Classroom
Increase vocabulary while also introducing AP themes and tasks. The Convention of the Rights of the Child serves as a point of departure to discover and discuss the issues facing children around the world. Materials include exercises and activities to accompany authentic videos, pamphlets, and websites. Students work on interpretive listening and reading and presentational speaking and writing while broadening their intercultural competence. Motivation is high as students engage with contemporary global issues.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanette Hecker

Jeanette Hecker

K-12 World Languages Curriculum Coordinator, Cincinnati Country Day School (OH)
Jeanette Marie Hecker earned her BA at the University of Illinois and completed her MA and PhD at Northwestern University. She taught at Georgia Southern University before switching to secondary teaching at Cincinnati Country Day School. She has been an AP teacher for 22 years and... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
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11:30am CDT

Causerie - Time for Trivia
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.  Nous allons jouer:  "Time for Trivia."

Speakers
avatar for eileen walvoord

eileen walvoord

Co-chair, Commission on Teacher Recruitment & Retention
Am interested in strategies to increase the number of individuals in the education pipeline to becomeFrench teachers.Looking for ways to support post-secondary French programs and Teacher Education programs by strenghtening the high school-to-college connection.
avatar for Martha Behlow

Martha Behlow

French teacher, Geneva Community High School (IL)
Vice-President Martha Behlow (M.A. Northern Illinois University) has taught for nearly twenty years at Geneva Community High School (IL). She teachers all levels, including AP and is the French Honor Society sponsor. She is also co-chair of the AATF Commission on Cultural Competence... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom2

11:30am CDT

Enseigner la culture québécoise à travers les observations d’un Néo-Québécois: Dany Laferrière
Dans son roman Tout ce qu’on ne te dira pas Mongo, Dany Laferrière offre un guide pratique pour l’immigré au Québec. Il divise le livre en sections sur l'histoire, la religion, la langue et l'immigration. Ainsi, son roman peut servir de point de départ pour une étude plus approfondie de ces sujets. La présentatrice donnera des exemples d'exposés des étudiants de son cours «Culture et littérature québécoises» et partagera des exercices auxquels le public participera.

Speakers
avatar for Heather West

Heather West

Associate Professor of French and Director of Critical Languages Program, Samford University (AL)


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live
 
Thursday, July 15
 

9:00am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues. Décrivez quelque chose que vous avez mangé qui vous a fait découvrir une autre culture.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Rucker

Tracy Rucker

Louisville Collegiate School (KY)
Tracy Rucker is a frequent regional and state presenter who is known for helping world language teachers enhance their existing programs by incorporating many strategies that emphasize student choice, differentiation, comprehensible input, and global awareness. Tracy brings a high... Read More →


Thursday July 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom2

9:00am CDT

Séance de yoga
Un moment de détente avant le début des sessions

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schwester

Jennifer Schwester

French Teacher/ Owner, jennyzenyoga, LLC, jennyzenyoga, LLC
Jennifer Schwester, a.k.a. jennyzenyoga, has been providing yoga services and trainings to many underserved populations for almost three years, including special needs adults, senior citizens, first responders (Police, Fire, EMS, and Dispatchers), and her high school French classes... Read More →


Thursday July 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom1

9:30am CDT

Alors, on parle français!
Voulez-vous travailler votre vocabulaire, fluidité et trousse d'activités en français? Quelque soit votre niveau, venez passer du temps entre collègues à parler, rire, chanter et se connecter! Repartez rechargé(e) et confiant(e)!

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Stresing

Catherine Stresing

AATF du Wisconsin
There are not many types of districts I have NOT taught in: big - small, city - rural, elementary - high school.  Each has taught me something I needed to learn.  And I am not done yet.
avatar for Jamie Gurholt

Jamie Gurholt

French AP Professional Educator, Beloit Schools - retired
After 27 years of teaching at the same high school in a small community with a very diverse population, I stepped into the world of Development and Community Foundations. My love for “all things French” is a constant, although no longer my daily routine. It’s always a pleasure... Read More →


Thursday July 15, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
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9:30am CDT

Il faut cultiver notre jardin: Creating a Campus potager
With the support of a 2020 France on Campus Award from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, le Cercle Francophone at Jacksonville University transformed the Healthy Campus Garden into a potager à la française. The presenter will chronicle the project and provide ideas for creating your own campus potager.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Caudill

Tamara Caudill

Asst. Prof. of French, Jacksonville University (FL)
Tamara Bentley Caudill (Ph.D., Tulane University) is a specialist in medieval and early modern French literature, theatre and performance, and visual cultures. She is interested in language, literature, and culture as immersive experiences and brings that focus into the classroom... Read More →


Thursday July 15, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
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10:30am CDT

Comprehensibility in French Questions: Does Our Classroom Input Mirror Contemporary French?
French offers a variety of word orders for questions, with varying accessibility for learner comprehensibility. Should authentic use of questions by native speakers guide the input we provide to our students in the classroom? Participants will discuss and reflect upon their pedagogical practices related to question-asking.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Zwanziger

Elizabeth Zwanziger

Associate Professor of French, University of Northern Iowa
Proficiency-based learning materials, linguistics


Thursday July 15, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
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10:30am CDT

Zarafa et Jacqueline: a Multi-Cultural, Multi-Era, Multimedia Journey
La technologie disponible suscite et soutient la curiosité historique et culturelle et peut aider à élargir la compétence de façon créatrice et importante. Examinez l’histoire et la fiction, les actualités and les média, en vous servant d’une variété d’applications pour développer les capacités linguistiques de vos élèves et leur connaissance du monde francophone tout en les aidant à créer un projet compréhensif.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Armour

Anne Armour

French Instructor, Co-Director of Programs in France, Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)


Thursday July 15, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Enregistrement-live

11:30am CDT

Causerie
Venez causer un peu avec vos collègues.   Anne Jensen vous souhaitera la bienvenue de Paris!

Speakers
avatar for Anne Jensen

Anne Jensen

Adjunct professor, San Jose State University (CA)
Anne Jensen (M.A. University of Northern Iowa), President, taught for many years at Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA. She now teaches methods and supervises student teachers at San Jose State University. She has served as AATF Regional Representative, Treasurer of the Northern California... Read More →


Thursday July 15, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom2

11:30am CDT

Rusty French: Keeping Up with My Pronunciation
The presenter will use this session to refresh French teachers’ pronunciation skills while giving them tools to draw their students’ attention to the importance of intelligibility. We will focus on the following pronunciation topics, often challenging but important for successful communication: /u/ vs. /y/ as in “dessous” vs. “dessus”, , nasal vowels, and syllabic equality. We will share pronunciation tips, then practice and play through activities framed by the ACTFL oral proficiency guidelines.

Speakers
avatar for Frédérique Grim

Frédérique Grim

Colorado State University


Thursday July 15, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
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8:00pm CDT

Soirée divertissante
Nous allons commencer la soirée en présentant les lauréats des prix AATF en 2020 et 2021. Ensuite Steven "Etienne" Langlois nous inviter à nous amuser en français.

Le lien à la vidéo où nous féclitons les lauréats est ci-joint.

Thursday July 15, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Zoom1
 
Tuesday, July 27
 

5:00pm CDT

Diversité et littérature enfantine
La littérature enfantine est un moyen excellent d'aborder le thème de la diversité dans vos salles de classe.  Cet atelier vous propose plusieurs textes accompagnés d’activités que vous pourrez utiliser afin de sensibiliser vos étudiants à ce sujet qui touche le monde entier.

Speakers
avatar for Janel Lafond-Paquin

Janel Lafond-Paquin

Retired/Instructional Consultant, Commission on Middle Schools
Janel Lafond-Paquin•Retired Department Chair Rogers High School Newport, RI•Instructional Consultant for Class Mesasures•Chair AATF Middle School Commission•Director of the AATF Future Leaders Fellowship program•Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques 2016•Massachusetts... Read More →


Tuesday July 27, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live
 
Saturday, July 31
 

10:00am CDT

Assemblée des Délégués
Tous les responsables des chapitres de l'AATF sont invités à participer à la réunion annuelle des délégués de l'AATF.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Jensen

Anne Jensen

Adjunct professor, San Jose State University (CA)
Anne Jensen (M.A. University of Northern Iowa), President, taught for many years at Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA. She now teaches methods and supervises student teachers at San Jose State University. She has served as AATF Regional Representative, Treasurer of the Northern California... Read More →
avatar for Jayne Abrate

Jayne Abrate

Executive Director, AATF
The AATF is the largest national professional association in the world devoted exclusively to French. We provide services to help our members promote French and develop and defend programs at all levels. The AATF publishes the French Review and National Bulletin, sponsors the Grand... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live
 
Tuesday, August 3
 

5:00pm CDT

Jazz-Age Paris and the Other American Colony
The power of place will be remarkable,” so wrote philosopher Aristotle. And for Americans, Paris holds the promise of creative freedom, culture, egalitarianism, and beauty. Thomas Jefferson discovered this in the eighteenth century; Edith Wharton in the nineteenth century; and the Lost Generation – Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein – in the twentieth century, after the devastation of the First World War. Today’s breakout though will focus on the “Other Americans,” namely African Americans, and particularly African American women—the aspiring artists, singers, dancers, novelists, nightclub owners, and the community they forged with other members of the African Diaspora in Paris after the Great War.

1. Why was Paris so evocative to members of the African Diaspora?

2.     For the African American women discussed, what did the city symbolize that the United States in the 1920s-1930s did not? Why did many of them return to the US?


Speakers
DT

Dr Tracy Sharpley-Whiting

Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor, Vanderbilt University


Tuesday August 3, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Enregistrement-live
 
Thursday, August 5
 

5:00pm CDT

La Bibliothèque des Amériques: un monde de ressources numériques en français à découvrir!
Créée par le Centre de la francophonie des Amériques en 2014, la Bibliothèque des Amériques met à disposition gratuitement, pour ses membres, des milliers de livres numériques d’auteurs francophones des Amériques. Son offre unique est diversifiée et aussi spécialisée. Elle se distingue, car elle rassemble, conserve et diffuse le patrimoine documentaire francophone ou relatif aux communautés francophones des Amériques.

Aleksandra parlera aussi brièvement, en conclusion de cette présentation, de la tenue des rendez-vous littéraires.



Speakers
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Aleksandra Grzybowska

coordonnatrice de la Bibliothèque des Amériques, Centre de la francophonie des Amériques
Aleksandra Grzybowska est titulaire d’une thèse de doctorat en littérature française de l’Université de Silésie en Pologne, où elle a enseigné la langue et la littérature française pendant 17 ans.Des stages de recherche l’ont conduite à Paris puis de l’autre côt... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
Enregistrement-live
 
Tuesday, August 10
 

5:00pm CDT

L'Enseignement de la diversité
L'enseignement de la diversité est un sujet difficile pour beaucoup de professeurs de français. Pendant cette discussion nous partagerons avec vous des outils pour diversifier votre curriculum, explorer le monde francophone, et examiner la communauté diverse de vos élèves.

Speakers
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Anne Jensen

Adjunct professor, San Jose State University (CA)
Anne Jensen (M.A. University of Northern Iowa), President, taught for many years at Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA. She now teaches methods and supervises student teachers at San Jose State University. She has served as AATF Regional Representative, Treasurer of the Northern California... Read More →
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Tiffani Jones

District of Columbia Public Schools
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Tracy Rucker

Louisville Collegiate School (KY)
Tracy Rucker is a frequent regional and state presenter who is known for helping world language teachers enhance their existing programs by incorporating many strategies that emphasize student choice, differentiation, comprehensible input, and global awareness. Tracy brings a high... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
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Thursday, August 12
 

5:00pm CDT

Back-to-School Workshop for Société Honoraire Sponsors
Members of the SHF/JAF National Council present the latest updates from the Société Honoraire de Français/Jeunes Amis du Français.   They will discuss successful ideas and strategies for an active local chapter in your school, how to start a new chapter, and ideas for innovative virtual and in-person induction ceremonies.

Speakers
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Kimberley Harter

Webmaster AATF of CNY, SHF National Council Teacher Representative (NY)
Bonjour! My name is Kimberley Harter and I am a recently retired French Teacher. Throughout my career, I taught for 33 years at Mexico Middle and High Schools, Levels 8, 1-5 and College 201 and 202. While at Mexico, I served as the World Language Coordinator, French Club and SHF Advisors... Read More →
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Regina Symonds

SHF President
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Tracy Rucker

Louisville Collegiate School (KY)
Tracy Rucker is a frequent regional and state presenter who is known for helping world language teachers enhance their existing programs by incorporating many strategies that emphasize student choice, differentiation, comprehensible input, and global awareness. Tracy brings a high... Read More →


Thursday August 12, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
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