Fall Conference 2015

Educating Global Citizens

This year our theme focuses on educating our students for their roles as world citizens. This conference will ask you to consider the many ways you address global citizenship in your classroom. How could you encourage your students to think globally? How could they engage in activities that go beyond your classroom walls? What technologies could you use to prepare your students for their roles as future leaders in a global society?

Keynote Speaker Stacie Berdan

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is a seasoned global executive, an international careers expert and an award-winning author on how to succeed in the global marketplace. She provides practical and relevant advice on the value of understanding cross-cultural environments, the benefits of feminine leadership, and the need for developing a global mindset in all American students today. She spent the majority of her career at Burson-Marsteller and Unilever, where she served as strategist, coach, and counselor to CEOs, politicians and senior executives around the world. Her extensive global leadership experience in corporate communications, brand marketing, public affairs and cross-cultural consulting extends across four continents with a specific focus on Asia.

In addition to the Keynote Address, Stacie will lead a 2-hour Post-Conference Workshop on "going global." Register below.

Listed here are resources provided by Stacie Berdan in her leynote address.

Conference


Friday, October 23, 2015

Earle Brown Heritage Center,
Brooklyn Center Map/Directions

7:30 Registration Opens
8:00 Exhibits Open
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Breakout Sessions Begin
9:30 Keynote Address with Stacie Berdan
12:00 Awards Luncheon/Annual Meeting
5:00 Breakout Sessions End

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Plan your day with the Conference at a Glance

View the full conference program

View session and workshop presenter contact information and materials referenced

Conference Rates*

Early Registration 
through September 15 - $125

Registration 
through October 15 - $150

Onsite Registration 
on October 23 - $175

Future Language Educator (Methodology students) who volunteer
through Oct. 15 - $40 

*Your paid registration automatically begins or renews your one-year membership. Make online payment with PayPal or send checks to: MCTLC, PO Box 11926, St. Paul, MN 55111

**Log in to the site to edit your conference registration or contact membership@mctlc.org to add a workshop.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Thursday, October 22, 2015

5:00-8:00 PM
Brooklyn Center High School Map/Directions

Beginning TPRS and CI-Based Strategies 

Teachers in their first three years in the classroom and undergraduate methods students are invited to attend this special workshop with TPRS and CI-based strategies expert Carol Gaab. Register for this workshop by using the red button at left when you register for the conference or by editing your registration to include it.

How can teachers prevent students from exiting language study without ever attaining a measurable level of fluency?... By creating a hybrid immersion experience in which students begin developing fluency from day ONE! This highly engaging workshop will demonstrate how to teach language through several powerful, yet simple instructional strategies that are effective for all learning styles and ability levels. Learn how to make input comprehensible, how to engage students and how to provide instruction that naturally facilitates language acquisition.

Post-Conference Workshops

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Brooklyn Center High School Map/Directions

Select from these AM workshops:

  • Going Global: Helping Students to Get Ahead By Sending Them Abroad, Keynote Speaker Stacie Berdan (9-11AM)
  • Talking about Things That Matter: Preparing for Success in the Interpersonal Mode (9-12)
  • Reading Activities Sure to Inspire a 'LIKE' (9-12)
Attend this PM workshop:
  • Feeling Like a Citizen: Engaging Students and Building Community in the Classroom (12:30-3:30 PM)

Read detailed workshop descriptions here

Post-Conference Workshops Rates*

Add a workshop to your Friday Conference Registration by clicking the red button at left. Edit your registration or contact webmaster@mctlc.org for assistance. $50

Register for a workshop at the current conference rate if not attending Friday's conference. Use the red button at left.

Where to Stay


Adjacent to the Earle Brown Heritage Center is the Embassy Suites, a longtime supporter of MCTLC ad your place to stay for the conference and all year long. MCTLC members receive a discount whenever they stay at the Embassy Suites; Make a reservation with the MCTLC conference code MCT.


6300 Earle Brown Drive

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, 55430

Tel: 1-763-560-2700 


Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures
PO Box 11926, St. Paul MN 55111
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