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NNELL Summer Institute

July 12-14, 2013

July 2013
Join us in Orlando for the ACTFL 2013 Fall Convention
for these great NNELL Sessions
Early Bird Registration ends on July 10th, don’t miss out!

Whoa NNELLy! The Trifecta of Resources!
The trifecta of resources for Early Language Learning! On a cart? In a class? Online? Connect Common Core through innovative, tested and approved technology, assessments and activities. Start by bringing assessments into the 21st century, continue around the track through activities and technology and win with support for your program!
Professional Learning Target Area: Personalized Learning
Level: PreK – 8


Nadine Jacobsen-McLean, nadine.jacobsen23@gmail.com
Lynn Sessler Neitzel, neitzell@mjsd.k12.wi.us
Andrea Suarez, andrea.soyceleste@gmail.com
Language of Presentation: English
Applicable Language: All




Intercultural Competence in the Early Language Classroom
In this session, we will discuss the importance of intercultural competence in the early language classroom and explore how language lessons can be modified to help students develop intercultural competence. We will share sample lessons, units, and rubrics created for a research project feature in NNELL’s Learning Languages journal.
Professional Learning Target Area: Research-informed instruction
Level: PreK-8

Michael Byram, Durham University, m.s.byram@durham.ac.uk
Dorie Conlon-Perugini, Glastonbury Public Schools, peruginid@glastonburyus.org
Manuela Wagner, University of Connecticut, manuela.wagner@uconn.edu
Language of Presentation: English
Applicable Language: All




Assessing Chinese Proficiency: Examples from Immersion
Participants will learn how assessments of Chinese proficiency for elementary age students can be used in daily instruction for all ages. Participants will see examples of assessment activities that integrate academic content and language functions. Through student-to-student interaction and teacher-to-student interaction, assessments help teachers to create a highly engaging classroom that builds overall Chinese proficiency.
Professional Learning Target Area: Standards and Assessment
Level: PreK-12


Kathleen Wang, Pioneer Valley Charter School, kwang@pvcics.org
Language of Presentation: Chinese and English
Applicable Language: All


NNELL Networking Breakfast at the ACTFL 2013 Fall Convention
The NNELL annual breakfast provides attendees an opportunity to network with other early language learning professionals. Join us for conversation on the latest in early language learning from leading professionals in the field. Sponsored in part by Santillana USA. Admission is by ticket only. The cost is $33 and may be purchased when completing registration for the ACTFL 2013 Fall Convention.

Call for Proposals Now Open for the Fall/Winter NNELL Journal
NNELL is now accepting proposals for our next Learning Languages Journal volume 19, Issue 1. The theme is Learning Languages, Any Place Any Time. The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2013. You can email your proposal to NNELL President Rita A. Oleksak at roleksak@nnell.org

For an example of our journal’s timeline, please see our call for proposals page.

Last Chance to Register for the NNELL Summer Institute

National Network for Early Language Learning