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Central Oregon Summer Spanish Immersion

2012 Annual Conference Workshops



In addition to the regular conference sessions that are included in your registration fee, the 2012 AATSP conference program includes half-day workshops that are three-hours in length and one full-day Immersion Workshop. Workshops are included in the program in order to provide participants an interactive and in-depth exploration of a specific topic related to the teaching of language, culture, or literature. Participants generally receive handouts of materials that can be readily adapted to the classroom.

Workshops are ticketed events and require conference registration and a separate fee to attend. Participants may attend only those workshops for which they have registered.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

8:00am – 11:00am


W-1 $30.00

Classroom tips and tricks: Add extra fuel to learning with exciting activities and games


Presenters: Molly Elizabeth Malone; Reed Union School District; Tiburon, CA; Kelly Martha Morphy; Bel Aire Elementary; Tiburon, CA

Participants in this workshop will learn about innovative games, activities, routines and assessments that will help engage and motivate students. Participants will also learn how to personalize instruction and manage daily "chat” time using tips and tricks that help students become more confident speakers of the target language. Participants will also learn how to incorporate technology into lessons. All tips, tricks and strategies are aligned with the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

1:00pm – 4:00pm


W-2 $30.00

Creating authentic alternative assessments through situational and project-based activities


Presenter: Deborah Jean Gill; Pennsylvania State University-DuBois; DuBois, PA

During this workshop, participants will discuss authentic alternative assessments as well as the , goals and objectives and learning outcomes of these assessments. Participants will work in groups to create culturally-rich activities which will be ready to use in the classroom. Handouts, materials, and reference materials will be provided.


W-3 $30.00

Hacia la integración del alfabetismo, la lengua y la cultura en el aprendizaje-enseñanza del español


Presenter: Mark K. Warford; Buffalo State College; Buffalo, NY

Hace más de una década que se establecieron estándares nacionales para la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras, pero nuestra profesión todavía no los ha integrado en práctica. Basándose en dos modelos teóricos del desarrollo de segundas capacidades simbólicas, este taller se dedica al diseño de materiales docentes y planes de lección que alimenten competencias translingüísticas y transculturales.



Sunday, July 8, 2012

8:00am – 11:00am


W-4 $30.00

Developing and assessing authentic, integrated language tasks: A path to higher levels of communicative competence


Presenters: Jill Pellettieri; Santa Clara University; Santa Clara, CA; Verónica Añover; California State University-San Marcos; San Marcos, CA


By combining at least two different modes of communication with authentic content that is relevant and appealing to students’ interests, integrated language tasks are a powerful motivator that provide learners with a wider range of opportunities for L2 practice than traditional classroom activities. This hands-on workshop will cover identifying suitable resources for authentic content, design and implementation of tasks, and strategies for performance assessment. Attendees will leave with at least two read-to-use tasks.

Monday, July 9, 2012

8:00am – 4:00pm


W-5 $55.00 Full-day workshop including lunch


Immersion Workshop for Teachers: Hispanic culture through language, literature, and the arts

Presenters: Joy Renjilian-Burgy; Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; Verónica Darer; Wellesley

College; Wellesley, MA; Teresa Carrera Hanley; Bigelow Middle School; Newton, MA; Susan Mraz; University of Massachusetts-Boston; Boston, MA; Manolo Nuñez Negrón; Wellesley College; Wellesley, MA; Patricia Pogal; Morehouse College; Atlanta, GA

This immersion workshop for teachers will focus on Hispanic culture through language, literature and the arts. Attendees will participate in diverse activities, to enhance linguistic acquisition, examine literary themes, and appreciate art, film and music of the Hispanic world. Particular issues relevant to contemporary Hispanic life will also be highlighted. Attendees will relate thematic and structural materials to the 5Cs National Standards applicable for different levels of language, literature and culture classes. Interactions will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

8:00am – 11:00am


W-6 $30.00 

Creating Communicative Classrooms PK-16 with Experiential Design


Presenter: Brigid Moira Burke; Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, OH

By understanding Expeditionary Learning design (EL), PK-16 Spanish instructors can integrate culture, literacy, grammar, communication, fieldwork, and service into their lessons. During this workshop, PK-12 teachers, university instructors, and methods instructors will 1) learn about EL through active reading and discussion in small groups; 2) see multiple examples of EL in classrooms; and 3) develop a skeletal plan of learning experiences and in-depth investigations where students learn Spanish through mini-lessons, fieldwork, experts, and service learning.
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