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Inland Empire Foreign Language Association



Give it Your Best Shot!

Kara Parker and Megan Smith

IEFLA Spring Workshop, California State University, San Bernardino
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Refocus a Traditional Language Unit: Zoom in on Culture

  • Engage students with culture.
  • Sharpen that language lesson.
  • Zoom in on purposeful communication.
  • Create real-life scenarios.
  • Make real connections at home and abroad.
  • Reflect through comparisons.

Assessment? Think Snapshots and Selfies

  • Explore performance-based assessments.
  • Provide your class with meaningful feedback.
  • Measure with proficiency-based rubrics.
  • Guide students to create and self-assess.
  • Experience interpersonal assessment.

Kara Parker and Megan Smith are much-in-demand teacher trainers who work with teachers from coast to coast.  They have created a website and blog to share resources and strategies with other teachers.  Kara is a National Board Certified Teacher, and Megan was named “New Teacher of the Year” by the Kentucky World Language Association in 2011.  They are regular presenters at the ACTFL Conventions.

Registration:  $85   We cannot take PO’s.
When and Where:  Saturday, April 30, 2016, University Hall Room UH-042, California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Register online with credit card at or mail the registration form with a check. (Download registration form at )

8:00 am - 8:30 am - Sign in and continental breakfast. 
9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Workshop.  Handouts and lunch included.

Space is limited.  Register early.  Registration closes when room limit is reached.  We cannot hold a place for you until registration and payment are both received.  Please pre-register by April 22, 2016.  Registration after this date does NOT guarantee handouts or lunch. 

Registration on site: Add $10 if space is available.

For further information, contact Jennifer Lovelace, at

Directions to California State University, San Bernardino:  Take Interstate 215 to San Bernardino.  Exit freeway at University Parkway.  Go north on University Parkway, which goes into the university.  Parking is $3.

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What does it take to become a teacher?

If you are passionate about education and the well-being of children, you should teach. If you are one who believes they can lead and inspire children, you should teach. If you are brave and willing to move beyond traditional teaching methods by being at the forefront of modernizing education, you should teach.

Every state has different requirements for becoming a great teacher. However, in most states, it is required that candidates hold at least a Bachelor's Degree, complete a Teacher Preparation Program, and pass the required state examinations.

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