Happy Friday! I am so sad to miss NECTFL this year, but I will definitely follow along on Twitter. Check out the #NECTFL18 to glean some great ideas from the conference. I am excited to check out a professional development for all teachers at our local art museum. I encourage teachers to look into this because many times it is free or relatively cheap! I paid $10 to learn more about Miró!
On my snow day, I worked on two events that I have coming up in the area. I am a huge proponent of Edcamps! I am helping plan one in DC on March 17 for all educators and a foreign language specific Edcamp in Chesapeake, Va on June 27. Both registrations are live, and both meet-ups are FREE! Speaking of more free PD, check out these posts from this past week:
- I have been working on how I allocate my time on the weekends, but I really like this post on the power of Sunday night. I want to try some of these techniques.
- Some of my new favorite things: Matt Miller, Retrieval Practice and Flipgrid! But I am excited to explore the power of Socrative!
- This piece from Megan hits the nail on the head and is something that every language teacher needs to read! You ARE doing it right!
- I love what Annabelle is adding when she teaches a song.
And in case you missed some of my posts from years past:
- Here is my presentation from NECTFL last year- Tech Tools in the Proficiency Classroom
- Some authentic resources for a medical unit
- Embedded reading for the song Galería
- I didn’t get to use this Valentine’s Day Mad Lib because of snow! But I have dug it up just in time to use it this year!
- I used these Olympic Games to do comparisons a few years ago, but they could be used this year as well!