2021 ACTFL Virtual Conference
Schedule of Events

'Meet The Exhibitors' Hours

Friday, November 19th

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Saturday, November 20th

2:40pm – 3:40pm

Sunday, November 21st

10:50am – 11:35am

Sessions Hosted By LTI & LUV

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Other Sessions Involving ACTFL Assessments

Achieve Proficiency Targets by Designing Learning Progressions

Saturday, November 20: 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

How can we develop daily lessons to guide learners systematically towards the proficiency targets in instructional units? Build learner competence and confidence in using the target language by developing learning progressions. Design tasks with purposes requiring active listening, follow-up discussion, and increased elaboration and sophistication.

The Seal of Biliteracy: A New Pathway to a Global Society

Sunday, November 21: 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

The popularity of the Seal of Biliteracy is increasing among students due to globalization and college language requirements. The session highlights the challenges of transitioning from the district’s Seal requirements (portfolios) to the state test. The session explores performance-based strategies and assessments in order to earn the Seal.

K-12 Assessment Planning: An Enlightening and Cautionary Tale

On Demand

Participants will learn about Minnetonka’s K-12 assessment plan related to the Chinese and Spanish Language Immersion programs. Assessments discussed during this presentation are AAPPL, STAMP 4Se, STAMP 4S, IPA, YCT, and HSK Exams. The main purpose of the presentation is to share the lessons learned during the many years of implementation.

50 Shades of Grades: Assessing for Proficiency

On Demand

Is this for a grade? Sound familiar? Grade books should show that the point is not the points; the point is proficiency. Presenters will share assessments that motivate students to achieve more. Topics include assessing vs. grading, creating efficient student-friendly rubrics, and motivating students to participate and do homework without grades.

All Aboard! Setting a Pathway to Proficiency for the Department

On Demand

Proficiency in a second language is critical, yet many programs lack a comprehensive proficiency model of instruction and assessment. Attendees learn about how a large department is developing Language Roadmaps to set and assess proficiency benchmarks, while supporting instructor autonomy.

All About Assessments: Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading, Oh My!

On Demand

This session will take a step by step look at why and what to assess, then answer with how. Including research and resources for creating standards-based assessments, learn to gather information to show what students ‘know and can do’, making instruction and assessments seamless.

Raise the Value on Seals of Biliteracy & Make Language Learning a Must Have

On Demand

The Seals of Biliteracy raise the value of language proficiency, recognize the need to sustain home languages and provide competitive advantages to recipients. Data suggests Seal adoption impacts program efficacy and retention. Learn how Seals could transform language education and make acquisition of language credentials a normative goal for all.

Improving World Language Programs Through Evaluation: Research and Use

On Demand

Program evaluation is essential to document language departments’ strengths and challenges, but conducting them requires professional development and technical knowledge. Attendees will learn about best practices for program evaluation and effective implementation practices based on educator focus groups and apply what they learn to their contexts.