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Tuesday, June 14 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Increase Engagement by Making Students your Curriculum! LIMITED

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Is it too good to be true?!  A technique to employ in ANY class that will increase student engagement AND student achievement?  Students will gain language proficiency AND discipline problems may be reduced? Somebody PINCH ME!  

In this hands-on workshop, participants will have an opportunity to practice communicative techniques that allow students to gain second-language skills while focusing on the most compelling subject out there--themselves! The techniques taught and practiced during this session are applicable to any language, and any level. Not only that, but they may greatly increase student engagement (and maybe even reduce some class management issues) while actually decreasing the amount of time required for the teacher to prep! Too good to be true? Come and find out! This session will combine demonstration, explanation, and discussion, with ample opportunity for attendees to practice what they learn in a friendly environment.

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Kelly Ferguson, NBCT

I teach Spanish in Madison, WI and am also fairly fluent in American Sign Language and have studied French, Mandarin, and Russian. When I'm not teaching I'm often doing music (violin, percussion) or playing sports. I spend a lot of time being a rabid fan of Forward Madison Football... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
M209 Cermak M209 Cermak