2018 Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference Promoting Collaboration among Educators, Families, and Researchers

American University, Washington, DC
October 13, 2018

Full Conference Schedule

Friday, October 12

6:00 PM - Meet and Greet, Chevy Chase Pavilion at Willie's Bar, Embassy Suites, 4300 Military Road NW, Washington, DC, 20015

Saturday, October 13
American University, School of Education, Spring Valley Building 6th Floor
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30-9:00am - Conference Registration - 6 th floor

9:00-9:30am - Opening Plenary

Welcome and Opening Statements - Room 602

  • National Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools
  • American University

9:30-10:00am - Keynote Address - Room 602

Dr. Maria Carreira,Professor of Spanish at California State University, Long Beach and the Co-director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA (NHLRC)

10:00-10:20am - Keynote Response from Language Representatives

  • Dr. An Chung Cheng, Professor, University of Toledo, Ohio; Vice-President, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL)
  • Jennifer de Lima, Board Member, Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition (ISLA)
  • Masako Douglas, Professor of Japanese, California State University, Long Beach; Orange Coast Gakuen Japanese Language School

10:20-10:45am - Discussion

10:45-11:00am - Break

11:00am-11:55pm - Concurrent Workshops: Building and Maintaining Successful Community-Based Schools

Concurrent Workshop #1: Starting and Sustaining a Community-Based School(for Administrators)

Presenters:

  • Dr. Sigrid Belluz, Vice-President, German School Conference; Principal, Deutsche Schule
  • Dr. Renate Ludanyi, President, German School Conference; President and Principal, German School of Connecticut
  • Dr. Marta McCabe, Founder and President, Czech and Slovak School of North Carolina

Concurrent Workshop #2: Assessing Student Proficiency (for Teachers)

Presenters:

  • Marty Abbot, Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Dr. Tommy Lu, Ex-Officio Board Director, Chinese School of Delaware

Concurrent Session #3: Students Gaining Credit for Proficiency (for Teachers and Administrators)

Presenters:

  • Masako Douglas, Professor of Japanese, California State University, Long Beach; Orange Coast Gakuen Japanese Language School
  • Angela Hasheva, Founder and Director, Bulgarian School of Seattle

12:00-12:55pm - Concurrent Workshops REPEATED: Building and Maintaining Successful Community-Based Schools

1:00-2:00pm - Lunch - Room 618

2:00-2:30pm - Panel: How Can We Connect and Collaborate in Our Heritage Language Work?

Panelists:

  • Marty Abbot, Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Dr. Maria Carreira, Professor of Spanish at California State University, Long Beach and the Co-director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA (NHLRC)
  • Dr. An Chung Cheng, Professor, University of Toledo, Ohio; Vice-President, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL)
  • Antonella Cortese, Board President, International and Heritage Languages Association (IHLA), Canada
  • Jose Viana, U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)

2:30-3:00pm - Meet With the Panelists: Making Connections

3:00-3:15pm - Break

3:15-4:10pm - Concurrent Workshops: Dynamic, Responsive, Successful Instruction and Community Outreach

Concurrent Workshop #1: Engaging Families and Communities (teachers and adminstrators)

Presenters:

  • Neila Baumilienė, founder Alexandra Kazickas Lithuanian Heritage Language Saturday School
  • Ana Lúcia Lico, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Brazilian Association for Culture and Education (ABRACE)

Concurrent Workshop #2: Differentiating Instruction and Engaging Students (teachers)

Presenters:

  • Dr. Maria Carreira, Professor of Spanish at California State University, Long Beach and the Co-director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA
  • Dr. Antonio Causarano, Associate Professor of Education,College of Education,University of Mary Washington

Concurrent Workshop #3: Dynamic, Responsive, Successful Language Programs: Results From Research on Dual Language Immersion Programs(for Teachers and Administrators)

Presenter:

  • Jennifer Steele, Associate Professor, School of Education, Affiliate Faculty, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University

4:20-5:15 - Panel Discussion: Building Connections Within a Language Community

Panel Presenters:

  • Angela Hasheva, Founder and Director, Bulgarian School of Seattle
  • Ashok Ojha, President, Hindi Sangam Foundation; Yuva Hindi Sansthan
  • Dr. Jane Ross, Founder and President and Aziza Kajangu, French Heritage Language Program
  • Hye Young Shin, Professorial Lecturer of Korean, American University

5:15-5:45 - Conference Closing - Room 602

Participants come together as a whole group to report and reflect on their learning and share ideas and next steps.

  •  Coalition accomplishments
  • Coalition website
  • Program survey
  • Ways that Language Representatives can engage their communities
  • Future initiatives

Reflection

  1. What have we learned today?
  2. What might be the goals and activities of the Coalition?
  3. How can we continue to work together?

Raffle

5:45-7:00 - Reception Sponsored by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) - Room 618

Register Today!

Saturday, October 13 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

American University School of Education
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Spring Valley Building Room 602

Link to Registration Details

  • $75 - Early Bird Registration by Sept. 14
  • $50 - Live Streaming (New!), join the conference remotely by Oct. 12
  • $100 - Regular Registration by Oct. 12
  • $125 - Day-of-Registration on Oct. 13
  • $20 - Student Registration
Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools

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Conference Overview

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This conference is for program directors and administrators of community-based heritage language schools; members of the language communities involved in these schools; and directors and leaders in public, private, and charter schools who are interested in working with community-based heritage language schools.

Conference Goals

The goals of the conference are to:

  1. Build partnerships among and across community-based heritage language schools and determine arenas for future action
  2. Help schools create, strengthen, and build their school structures and activities
  3. Make clear the importance of community-based heritage language schools in the United States and in the lives of language communities in this country
  4. Develop information about community-based heritage language schools through a national survey of schools
  5. Share and make available resources that will be helpful to schools

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

The conference is sponsored by American University's School of Education and TESOL Program in Washington, DC; the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL); and the National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) at UCLA and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

CONFERENCE PLANNING TEAM

Joy Kreeft Peyton, Conference Chair, Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Linguistics

Ana Lucia Lico, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Brazilian Association for Culture and Education (ABRACE)

Danielle Gervais Sodani, Director, Institute of Innovation in Education, American University, School of Education

Polina Vinogradova, Director, TESOL Program, Department of World Languages and Cultures, American University

School of Ed, TESOL Program, Center for Applied Linguistics, National Heritage Language Resource Center

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