2016 Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference Promoting Collaboration among Educators, Families, and Researchers

American University, Washington, DC
October 1, 2016

Full Conference Schedule

A networking conference for teachers, administrators, and researchers involved with or studying community-based heritage language schools, dual language/bilingual schools, and immersion schools

Full Conference Schedule

Welcome

Conference Chairs, Joy Kreeft Peyton and Ana Lucia Lico

[PDF Handout] - 2015 Conference: Comments About Desires for 2015 Conference

American University, School of Education, Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Ph.D.

American University, Polina Vinogradova, Ph.D., Director, TESOL Program

Keynote Address

Heritage language education: What is it good for? Why do some parents pursue it and others resist?

Dr. Kim Potowski, University of Illinois, Chicago [PDF Presentation]

Panels and Workshops

Challenges and Best Practices in Managing a Heritage Language Program

Presenters

  • Jane Ross, French Heritage Language Program, New York, New York [PDF Presentation]
  • Jacynthe Jacques, Coordinator, Franco-Center, Lewiston, Maine [PDF Presentation]
  • [PDF Panel Handout] - Launching and sustaining a community-based heritage language school 

Engaging Students in Community-Based Programs

Presenters

  • Ivian Destro Boruchowski, PhD student, Florida International University [PDF Presentation]
  • Daiva Navickas, Chair, Lithuanian Educational Council, former Head of Boston Lithuanian School and Educator [PDF Presentation]
  • [PDF Panel Handout] - Engaging Students in Community-Based Programs: Activities that build vocabulary and community

[PDF Panel Handout] - Engaging Students Information Sheet

Panels and Workshops

National Organizations That Support Heritage Language Education

Presenters

  • Renate Ludanyi, President, German Language School Conference; Western Connecticut State University [PDF Presentation]
  • AnChung Cheng, Associate Professor, University of Toledo; Vice President, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages [PDF Presentation]

Small-Group Leaders

  • Neila Baumiliene, Director, Kazickas Family Foundation, New York, New York
  • Sigrid Belluz, Vice President, German Language School Conference; Principal, German School, Charlotte, NC
  • [PDF Panel Handout] - National Organizations That Support Heritage Language Education

Community-Based Heritage Language Programs in the United States: Results of a National Survey and Building a Program of Advocacy

Presenters [PDF Presentation]

  • Renate Ludanyi, President, German Language School Conference; Western Connecticut State University
  • Hseuh-Ming Tommy Lu, Chair, Department of Computer Information Systems, Delaware Technical Community College
  • Marta McCabe, President, Czech and Slovak School of North Carolina
  • Ana Lucia Lico, Co-Founder, ABRACE Brazilian Association for Culture and Education, Virginia
  • Joy Kreeft Peyton, Co-Founder, National Coalition of Community-Based Language Schools
  • [PDF Panel Handout] - Results of a National Survey and Building a Program of Advocacy