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Fall Conference 2020: November 7 & 8

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Get to know our 2020 KeynoteLeslie Grahn

Leslie Grahn has twenty-seven years of language teaching experience at the middle and high school levels and twelve years of experience at the central office level. Leslie has been a course instructor on foreign language teaching methods and differentiated instruction and frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences. Co-author of The Keys to Strategies for Language Instruction, Leslie will be our Keynote Speaker and will be holding workshops/sessions at #MCTLC20. Check out her work!

Will be presenting sessions and workshops 

Workshop Strands

Elementary Language Teaching

Julie Speno

Heritage Learners

Marta Silva & Adrienne Brandenberg


Immigrant BIPOC Voices and Narratives

Abelardo Almazán-Vázquez, William Yepes, & Marialuisa DiStefano



Kia London

Teaching for Proficiency

Kara Parker & Megan Smith





If you are a future educator, please apply for the Future Educator Award through this link prior to conference registration.

Fall Conference Makes You a Member

Your paid registration to MCTLC Fall Conference automatically begins or renews your one-year membership.

Who do I contact?

Contact MCTLC Membership and Conference Registration Chair with technical questions, to edit registration or to add a workshop.

Contact MCTLC Treasurer with payment questions. 

Presenters, contact President-Elect 

Payment and Refund Policies

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Tips for Registration and Payment

For registrants whose organization will make payment, there are three options:

  1. Register online and make payment with credit card.
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  3. Register your colleagues as a group online using the "register a guest" option.
Click here to open and print a paper registration form. Once received, we will confirm your registration via email.

Register on paper and send payment to: 


 PO Box 11926

 St. Paul, MN 55111

The registrants' name must be included so that we know for whom to apply payment.  The MCTLC Treasurer can forward an invoice to the person who will be paying provided that the person's contact information is included. 

Conference Rates*

Early bird registration through October 23, 2020 - $65

Regular Registration  - $75 

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)- $45 

Future Language Educators (undergraduate students only)  - $20

*Conference Rates include TWO days of Professional Development (Saturday & Sunday)

Contact with questions.


Saturday, November 7

Session titles will be announced here as they become available

Sunday, November 8

All Sunday workshops are included in conference registration. Please indicate your workshop choice when registering for the conference.

Workshops (8:00am-10:00am)

The Distance Between Us: Navigating Heritage Language Teaching

Marta Silva, University of Kansas City, MO & Adrienne Brandenburg,

Support High Leverage Teaching Practices with Inquiry-Based Lesson Plans

Amy Hornby Uribe, Winona State University

Latinxvoices, Agents of Change, Policy Makers, Emerging Classroom Leaders

Abelardo Almazán-Vázquez (The Putney School) William Yepes (Shady Hill Schoo) Marialuisa DiStefano  (UMass Amherst)

Making Memories: The Class Yearbook

Jessie Oelke, Janesville Waldorf Pemberton High School

Using Tasks to Bridge Input and Output for Proficiency Development

Ayumi Stockman, Minnesota Department of Education

Developing Authentic Lessons Part 1 (Daily Objectives & Lesson Planning) 

Kara Parker & Megan Smith

Creative Language Class

Building the Foundation: Elementary Novice LOW Learners

Julie Speno Mundo de Pepita

Workshops (10:30am-12:30pm)

Making the Most of your Textbook: Analyzing and Adapting Interpretive Communication Activities

Kate Paesani 


Healing from COVID: How to Create Strong Community

Darcy Rogers

OWL Organic World Language

Tiering Tasks and Texts to Challenge

All Learners

Leslie Grahn

Developing Authentic Lessons Part 2 (Daily Objectives & Lesson Planning)

Kara Parker & Megan Smith

Creative Language Class

Building the Foundation: Elementary Novice MID Learners

Julie Speno

Mundo de Pepita

Workshop TBD

Kia D. London

Workshops (1:30pm-3:30pm)

In the Heritage Classroom: Growing Literacy Skills that Transfer 

Jen Lopez, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Achieving What is Possible: Intermediate and Advanced Levels in Action 

Darcy Rogers

OWL Organic World Language

Planning for Growth in Language Proficiency in Online and Blended Environments

Leslie Grahn 

From Authentic Resources to

Authentic Assessments

Cristin Bleess, Wayside Publishing

Hmong Grant Workshop


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