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2014 Annual Conference Workshops



In addition to the regular conference sessions that are included in your registration fee, the 2014 AATSP Conference Program includes full-day and half-day workshops that are six-hours and three-hours in length. Workshops are included in the program in order to provide participants with an interactive and in-depth exploration of a specific topic related to the teaching of language, culture, or literature. Workshop 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.




Tuesday, July 8, 2014

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Survival Portuguese for High School Spanish Teachers

Presenter: John Thomas Maddox IV; Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN

What does Portuguese have to do with high school Spanish teachers? How can they introduce students to a useful, accessible third language and encourage them to continue using it? This three-hour workshop seeks to answer these questions and give teachers the basic skills in Brazilian Portuguese to complement they are already doing in the classroom. Commonalities and contrasts between the Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking worlds will lend relevance to this overview of language and culture. Participants will receive resources for the classroom and future study.



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

8:00am – 11:00am


W-2 $30.00
Successfully Flipping the World Language Classroom


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

The proposed active learning session will discuss and demonstrate how world language classrooms can be successfully flipped, with a positive impact on language learning and cultural awareness. During this presentation, we will (1) discuss how to successfully flip the world language classroom, (2) explore and discuss the importance of the use formative and summative assessments to track language growth and cultural competency, and (3) create and plan a week of a flipped classroom at different levels. Bringing a laptop computer is highly recommended.



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

9:00am – 4:00pm


W-3 $55.00
Exploring the Crossroads of the Americas: Real-World Connections in an Expanded Curriculum

Presenters: Mary Risner; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL; Sheri Spaine Long; University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

This workshop targets instructors of all levels looking to connect student learning to real world language needs by expanding their teaching content into Spanish for business/leadership (known as Spanish for Specific Purposes) at the course or lesson level. The workshop will include a country briefing at the American Chamber of Commerce of Panama and a site visit to DELL Panama. Prior to the workshop, participants will receive materials through a WIKI to begin thinking about "big picture” questions tied to the global economy and necessary workplace skills.



Thursday, July 10, 2014

9:00am – 4:00pm


W-4 $55.00
Hands-on Technology Workshop - How to Turn on the Technology in your Classroom!

Presenter: Jeff Longwell; New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, NM

While this workshop is primarily for beginners, attendees of all levels of digital expertise are welcome to attend. Throughout the day we will: begin building our own websites; prepare activities for use with computers, tablets, and SmartPhones; review use of popular programs and apps for use in the classroom, and more! No computers, iPads or tablets, or SmartPhones will be provided. Please Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)! Internet access will be provided. Those receiving credit via NMSU for attending the conference must attend this session. If you are a NMSU graduate student, please contact Jeff Longwell at for instructions on how to register for this workshop.



Friday, July 11, 2014

8:00am – 11:00am


W-5 $30.00
Teaching Literature to High Beginners in Spanish

Presenter: Rosa Alicia Ramos; Hunter College, CUNY; New York, NY

Most literary pieces would be considered beyond the scope of basic language learners, yet the "readerly”, open-ended quality of literature makes it an ideal context for the authentic communication and second language acquisition. This presentation will assist teachers in choosing literary texts and designing tasks that foster the 5 Cs for high beginners. Examples of IPA assessments based on the literary readings will be included.






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