NJEA

NJEA Convention
Atlantic City Convention Center

Thursday, November 8

MAUPASSANT AND GIDE: TWO INTEGRATED LESSON PLANS

Thurs. 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Room 404

CATHERINE LAPP

This session will use literature as a springboard to explore current events. It will also provide a wide range of resources that can be adapted to various teaching needs.

MINDFULNESS IN THE WORLD LANGUAGE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND

Thursday 3 – 4:30 p.m. Room 305

KALLIOPY PALEOS

Learn how to use mindfulness practices to create a calm, caring community of learners. Practices also include methods for adults to heighten concentration, reduce stress and cultivate peace of mind.

SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS: DEVELOP PROFICIENCY THROUGH LITERACY

Thursday 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Room 411

MICHELE J. SCHREINER

Traditional Spanish classes do not meet the needs of Spanish speakers. Spanish speakers can develop their proficiency to the advanced level when instruction focuses on the development of literacy skills.

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION

Thursday 3 – 4:30 p.m. Room 321

MARGIE N. MUIR-SHYLOCK

Teachers will learn strategies and activities to keep students engaged while learning in the classroom. Strategies will help teachers hook their students into their content and classroom.

TEACHING IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE WITH COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT

Thursday 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Room 411

LAURA D. MCCLINTOCK

We will explore strategies and activities to keep 90 percent of instruction in the target language. Participants will brainstorm ways in which they can implement each strategy.

Friday, November 9

TEACHING IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE: HOW DO I DO IT?

Friday 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 321

JOSEPH GOEBEL JR.

World language educators know the benchmark for target language use: 90%+. However, 90%+ is often problematic. We will explore why this benchmark is critical and how it can be met.

TEACHING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Friday 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 304

JANE NESS

This session will focus on technology tools that are easy to use in the world language classroom that will build high levels of fluency in the four skills.

WORLD LANGUAGE GAMES IN A FEW SIMPLE STEPS

Friday 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Room 411

VINCENT FUCCI

This session will demonstrate and teach how games are important in the world language classroom by using items found in the class.