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    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 27 Jun 2017
    • Stonington High School, Stonington, Connecticut
    Registration is closed

    Summer 2017 Proficiency Institute

    June 26 - 27, 2017

    You are cordially invited by CT COLT and RIFLA to join us this June for an amazing two-day workshop to improve student proficiency. With many states working to get the Seal of Biliteracy passed or implemented, we have a wonderful opportunity to give the students recognition for their gains in proficiency. Now is the time for all of us World Language educators to come together to explore more opportunities for instruction and assessment that lead to proficiency gains. As teachers, we have a wonderful opportunity at this time and it is key that all programs reflect the shift to proficiency-based learning. To that end, we would like to invite our colleagues from around the NECTFL area to learn with us and explore the beautiful Mystic, CT area.

    Presenter: Thomas Sauer


    Day 1 will be a workshop on the key principles of teaching toward proficiency

    Day 2 will be organized around the planning for proficiency-based instruction in a TELL un-conference style

    About Our Presenter:  

    Thomas Sauer, an Educational Entrepreneur and founder of LearningShifts, is a visionary thinker, designer and change facilitator. Thomas shares his time as the Director of Design and Communication for AdvanceLearning, empowering educators to become more effective. Previously, he served as World Language Specialist for school systems in major urban areas such as Louisville, Kentucky where Thomas was instrumental in guiding teachers to design units of study learning resources and implement articulated proficiency-based programs and assessments. Named a "Global Visionary" by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana in 2010 and the Pearson Supervisor of the Year by the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages in 2011, Thomas has turned his attention to using a global professional learning network (PLN) in order to help teachers around the world take charge of their own professional learning.

    Included in the registration:

    • Breakfast & Lunch will be provided both days
    • Proficiency Party at the Kennedy House: appetizers & cocktails at the end of 1st day
    • Inspiration to improve your practice with dynamic educators from around New England

    Mystic Hilton Hotel:

    • For those of you coming from out of the area, a block of rooms has been held for us at the Mystic Hilton. It is a 5-minute drive to the HS and situated in Mystic Village with restaurants and shops.
    • To reserve a room for $139 for Monday, please call 860.572.0731 and ask for the COLT Summer Proficiency Institute, with the code CTCSPI.  You can use this same code when registering online.  This rate is available for rooms reserved on or before 5/27/17.

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker St, Providence, RI 02903




    Making an IMPACT with Languages from Classroom to Community to Career

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    8:00 AM-3:30 PM

    Hosted by

    Providence Public School Department at Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA)

    41 Fricker St, Providence, RI 02903

    Keynote Speaker:

    Joshua Cabral

    World Language Classroom

    Joshua Cabral has a BA in French and an MA in Applied Linguistics, specializing in psycholinguistics and second language acquisition. He has been teaching French and Spanish at the elementary, middle and high school levels for 20 years and regularly presents workshops on language proficiency and cultural competence at state, regional and national conferences. He also works with schools and districts as they work toward building proficiency-based language programs. Joshua is passionate about access to education in developing countries and works closely with schools in Haiti and Nicaragua where he often travels to work with teachers and students.

    Call for Presenters: Submit by July 15th


    Call for Sponsors/Exhibitors



    Conference Agenda

    8:00-8:30 am Registration, Exhibits, & Coffee 

    8:30-9:20 am Opening Session: 

    Welcoming Remarks and Keynote

    9:30-10:30 am Concurrent Sessions I

    10:30-11:00 am Exhibits and Networking

    11:00- 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions II

    12:00-1:20 pm Exhibits and Networking Lunch 

    1:20-2:20 pm Concurrent Sessions III

    2:30-3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions IV

    3:30pm Distribution of Certificate of Attendance*

    *7.5 hours of Professional Development will be awarded to all participants at the end of the day. There will be no partial hours distributed.

    Members of other state language organizations are welcome to attend at the member rate. Please contact RIFLA for a special registration code.

    **Organizations/Departments that wish to register and pay for multiple individual registrations may now do so online! To register multiple attendees, return to the event registration page after confirming each registration but before paying. 

    ***If you prefer to pay by mail, please mail a check along with your name, organization, address, phone number, and email to RIFLA 2017 Fall Conference, PO Box 200, Peace Dale, RI 02883.

Past events

04 May 2017 RIFLA Spring Dinner Meeting
01 Apr 2017 RIFLA Spring "unConference"
01 Dec 2016 RIFLA 2016-2017 World Language Proficiency Institutes
01 Oct 2016 RIFLA 2016 Fall Conference
28 Apr 2016 RIFLA Spring Dinner Meeting
02 Apr 2016 RIFLA 2016 Spring Workshop (2nd in Series): Designing a Standards-Based Unit
30 Jan 2016 RIFLA 2016 Winter Workshop (1st in Series): Designing an Integrated Performance Assessment
01 Dec 2015 RIFLA 2015-2016 World Language Proficiency Institutes
26 Sep 2015 RIFLA 2015 Fall Conference
08 May 2015 RIFLA Spring Dinner Meeting
28 Mar 2015 RIFLA 2015 Spring Workshop:
15 Mar 2015 French Film Festival at Salve Regina
24 Feb 2015 Tournées French Film Festival at URI
01 Dec 2014 RIFLA 2014-2015 World Language Proficiency Institutes
14 Nov 2014 RIFLA Fall Social Networking Event
04 Oct 2014 RIFLA 2014 Fall Conference
13 Sep 2014 Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and the Second Language Classroom
12 Jun 2014 RIFLA Fall Conference Call for Presenters
04 Jun 2014 Southern RI Early Language Learning/Immersion Task Force Initial Meeting
08 May 2014 RIFLA Spring Dinner Meeting
12 Apr 2014 RIFLA Spring Workshop 2014: Yes, You CAN!
01 Nov 2013 RIFLA 2013-2014 World Language Proficiency Institutes
05 Oct 2013 RIFLA Fall Conference
15 Jul 2013 Register by May 31, Save $100 - Developing Classroom Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages at CARLA
11 Jul 2013 AATF Annual Convention 2013 - Destination Providence!
01 Jul 2013 RIFLA Fall Conference Call for Sessions
25 Jun 2013 FREE Teaching Methodologies & the Art of Teaching Workshop for teachers of Spanish at Brown University
15 May 2013 Cuban Film Series at Hera Gallery
08 May 2013 ACTFL Webinar: Purposeful Lesson-Planning
02 May 2013 RIFLA Spring Dinner Meeting
17 Apr 2013 ACTFL Webinar: Content-Rich Units of Instruction
16 Apr 2013 NECTFL Webinar: "Student Empowerment: Exemplary Practices to Support Student Achievement!"
07 Apr 2013 National Chinese Language Conference: Engage the Future
06 Apr 2013 RIFLA Spring Workshop 2013 "Bringing the Buzz..."
04 Apr 2013 NECTFL Webinar: Supporting Professionals: Leadership through Research, Resources, and Relationships!
02 Apr 2013 RIFLA Advocacy Committee Meeting
21 Mar 2013 National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) Webinar
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