PRESENTATIONS, KEYNOTES AND WORKSHOPS by Lisa Lilley

Below the comments you'll find descriptions of my different presentations, keynotes and workshops. I may be contacted at sralil@mchsi.com regarding scheduling.


2015 SCHEDULE:
CSCTFL MInneapolis, MN March 12-15, 2015 (Night At the Museum All-Star Presentation and Show and Tell All-Star Presentation)
Ozark Foreign Language Association , Missouri State University, March 28, 2015 (Show Me and I Can-Do!)
Leadership Institute for Language Learning, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, July 20-24, 2015
IB Conference of the Americas, Chicago, IL, July 24-26, 2015
Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association, Hot Springs, AR, Oct. 1-2, 2015
Foreign Language Association of Missouri Kansas City, MO, October 16-17, 2015
Michigan World Language Association,Lansing, MI, Keynote and workshops, Oct. 22-23, 2015
ACTFL Conference, San Diego, CA November 20-22, 2015

2014 SCHEDULE:
Central States Conference St. Louis, MO March 20-22, 2014
IB Academy, Participant in Workshop Leader Training, Philadelphia, PA, June 20-23, 2014
IB Conference of the Americas, Washington, DC, July 10-13, 2014
Plano, TX ISD September, 2014
Foreign Language Association of Missouri, Kansas City, MO October 17-18, 2014
ACTFL Conference San Antonio, TX November 21-23, 2014

2013 SCHEDULE:
Northeast Conference Baltimore, MD March 8-10, 2013
Central States Conference Columbus, OH March 14-16, 2013
Ozarks Foreign Language Association, Missouri State University, April 6, 2013
Missouri State University, Springfield, MO workshop for Modern & Classical Languages Dept., May 10, 2013
AATSP Conference San Antonio, TX, July 8-11, 2013 Opening Session Panel & Featured Presenter
MAFLA Conference Sturbridge Village, MA, Oct. 18-19, 2013
KSWLA Conference Wichita, KS Nov. 1-2, 2013
FLENJ Webinar November, Nov. 14, 2013
ACTFL Conference, Orlando, FL Nov. 21-23, 2013

Comments from conference participants:

from the 2011 KSWLA Conference in Wichita, KS:
“We had nothing but positive comments, and my colleague’s [[#|student]] teacher was so enthusiastic she was ready to petition to be allowed to go to Springfield to watch you teach for her last four weeks of student teaching!”
-Michele Balian, KSWLA Treasurer

from the 2011 AATSP Conference in Washington, DC:
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed [[#|your]] session at AATSP which had lots of easy and effective ideas for promoting student engagement and target language use. I shared the link to [[#|your]] handout with our division's language teaches, and asked them each to find a way to try at least one of the ideas this year. Thanks for a practical and inspiring session. I think it was the best one of the whole conference!
-Jeremy J. Aldrich
Foreign Language Coordinator/Teacher
Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Harrisonburg, VA

from the 2011 MAFLA Conference in Sturbridge, MA
I attended your "power tools" presentation at MaFLA on Saturday and I have to report that I used the inside/outside circle in one of my [[#|classes]] today with GREAT success! You promised that it would work and it did, so my #1 objective is to integrate as many of your ideas as soon as possible - I'm not joking! =)
-Kathryn Kennedy

What made my [[#|job]] a bit easier was being able to reference MaFLA’s 2011 Keynote Speaker Lisa Lilley in my talks with people who stopped at our booth. Her talk was called “Accentuate the Positive: Celebrate Language Teaching”. Lisa’s message was clear – instead of thinking about all the obstacles in our way, why don’t we celebrate the small accomplishments, too? Lisa was positive, energetic, and direct. Her stories and presentation were so inspiring that after I felt as if I was ready to conquer the world and take on all those naysayers who think our dreams are impossible.
-Christina Berry, MAFLA Advocacy Intern

I attended your PBL workshop at MaFLA and I must say that it is revolutionizing my classroom.
-Noah Roseman

From the 2011 NILA Conference in Omaha, NE
[[#|Thank]] you so much for presenting and coming and blessing us in Nebraska with your knowledge and experience.
-Rita Blanco

LIST OF PRESENTATIONS:


Peeking into other classrooms
Language teaching is highly specialized work. So much of what language teachers do is unique to their individual classrooms. But we can't thrive by living in a bubble. What can we learn from teachers of other subjects and build support for our programs in the process? This session will look at best practices from other subject areas that translate well to the world language classroom. It will address how language teaching supports the Common Core and showcases new uses of technology, approaches to the flipped classroom, plus engaging activities borrowed from other subjects that work well for us too. Additionally, participants will be encouraged to peek into other classrooms to continue their own learning.

Taking on the Tough Guys: [[#|Homework]], Grading, & Providing Feedback
Can be expanded to a 2-4 hour workshop
We know motivation is key to learning a language. But is the homework we assign motivating to our students? Do our grading policies encourage or discourage them? How can we give good feedback when we're burdened with a heavy teaching load? This session will delve into these tough issues and offer different research based perspectives on homework, grading, and multiple ways of providing feedback that work for students and the teacher. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

A Night At The Museum & More (session)
Looking for some "out of the box" activities to liven up your classroom? This session will highlight several activities and mini-projects designed to engage students and lead to meaningful production of the target language. Allow students to make important historical and cultural figures come to life through a student produced visit to a wax museum. Learn about letterboxing, a very different take on a scavenger hunt plus many more creative ideas that are sure to stop your students from watching the clock.

Advocacy--Use Your Teacher Voice (Keynote)
In this difficult economic climate, advocacy for languages must be a part of everyone's job description. But how do you become an advocate if you have never seen yourself in that role? How much power does an individual teacher really have in effecting change? The first step is to realize our teacher voice can be used to project much more than the instructions for a lesson. Learn about a range of ideas, from simple to more complex, that communicate the value of language and learning to decision makers at the local level and beyond.

Accentuate the Positive: Celebrate Language Teaching! (Keynote)
Between a steady stream of bad news regarding program cuts to language programs and what seems to be the popularity of teacher bashing as a new form of bullying, it is easy to lose heart about the importance of our work. But what we do as world language teachers IS important. We are in the enviable position of opening the doors of the world to our students through languages. Get pumped up again about your profession and energized to make a difference not only in your own classroom but in communicating the value of language learning and teaching to decision makers in your school, community, and beyond.

Power Tools for the Teacher's Toolbox (session or workshop)
Move over Craftsman and Black & Decker! Teachers want Power Tools that can really rev up their students! Fill your toolbox with a dozen of Lisa's all-time favorite activities that promote students' communicative competency. We'll also discuss philosophies and approaches to language learning so that teachers can power up these activities to do much more than just flush out a lesson plan.
designated as a 2013 Central States Conference All-Star Presentation

Engaging Students Through Project Based Learning (2-4 hour workshop)
Have you ever been frustrated when the time invested in a project far surpassed its learning outcomes? Project Based Learning can lead to stronger learning when students are engaged and motivated to answer a question or solve a problem through authentic learning activities and employ 21st century skills. This session will give an overview of PBL, several project examples that can be adapted to different languages and levels, plus captivating tech tools, assessment approaches, and numerous resources. Participants will be guided in restructuring a project or activity they currently use so that they can boost its potential to create deeper learning that lasts for their students.

Project Monday: Unit Ideas Targeting The Three Modes of Communication (session)
The path to good unit design has a lot in common with the work involved in getting to the runway on the TV series Project Runway. But instead of creating fashion, this session will offer ideas to boost the communicative competence of your students starting this Monday morning. Explore the three modes of communication (interpretative, interpersonal, and presentational) as they relate to enhancing students’ proficiency in handling everyday situations in the target language and culture. Walk away with ideas for units that feature activities and assessments designed to tap into all three modes, not just on Mondays, but everyday.

Resources That Make A World of Difference for Teachers* (session)
Few will argue with the importance of offering authentic texts and other sources of realia for our students. But what gets in the way always seems to be a lack of time and know how about where to find the best materials. In this session, Lisa will offer a multitude of resources that can be used in the classroom as well as resources for teachers to refuel themselves so that they can offer the very best to their students and get the most out of a demanding but highly rewarding profession.
*Named Best of Missouri and a Central States Conference All-Star Presentation

New Teacher Strand (session or workshop)
Lisa can adapt the presentations listed above into a specialized workshop targeted to preservice and beginning teachers.



2012 SCHEDULE:
**International Education Summit-Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education**-(panelist), January 9, 2012
Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, Lafayette, LA, March 2-3, 2012
Central States Conference--Milwaukee, WI, March 8-10, 2012
Ozarks Foreign Language Association, Missouri State University, March 31, 2012
PBL World Conference participant, Napa, CA, June 20-23, 2012
Project Based Learning Workshop, Waynesville, MO School District, Aug. 2, 2012
Project Based Learning Workshop for Lake Charles, LA World Lang. Teachers, Aug. 6, 2012
Foreign Language Association of Missouri, St. Louis, MO, October 19-20, 2012
ACTFL Convention, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 16-20, 2012
Project Based Learning Follow-up Workshop, Waynesville, MO School District, Dec, 4, 2012


2011 Presentations, Workshops and Keynotes
Presentations:
Session: Lessons Learned On The Road
CENTRAL STATES CONFERENCE, Indianapolis, IN
Session: Embedding Advocacy Into All We Do
AATSP CONFERENCE, Washington, DC
ACTFL CONFERENCE, Denver, CO
Session: Best of TOYS: ACTFL Teachers of the Year Showcase the Three Modes of Communication
ACTFL CONFERENCE, Denver, CO


Workshops and Keynote Workshops:
Project Based Learning
MASSACHUSETTS FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, Sturbridge, Village, MA Workshop and Keynote
KANSAS WORLD LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, Wichita, KS Keynote
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI, St. Louis, MO
Power Tools for The Teacher's Toolbox
AATSP CONFERENCE, Washington, DC
MASSACHUSETTS FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, Sturbridge, Village, MA
KANSAS WORLD LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, Wichita, KS
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI, St. Louis, MO
Performance Assessment & Backward Design
[[#|UNIVERSITY OF]] SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE, Spartanburg, SC
Reflections Keynote Workshop

Keynotes:
"Accentuate The Positive: Celebrate Language Teaching"
NEBRASKA INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES ASSOCIATION, Omaha, NE Keynote
MASSACHUSETTS FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, Sturbridge, Village, MA

Embedding Advocacy Into All We Do (Delegate's Assembly Keynote Presentation)
AATSP CONFERENCE, Washington, DC

Session Facilitator for the MIDWEST IB SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING--Kansas City, MO

2010 Presentations, Workshops and Keynotes:

Presentations:
What Works in the Classroom of the 2010 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
CENTRAL STATES CONFERENCE (CSCTFL), Minneapolis, MN
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE (NECTFL), New York, NY
SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE (SWCOLT), Albuquerque, NM
SOUTHERN CONFERENCE (SCOLT), Winston-Salem, NC

How Do You Wiki?
OZARKS FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, Missouri State University

Lessons Learned On The Road
CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Las Vegas, NV
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI, Lake Ozark, MO
ACTFL CONVENTION, Boston, MA

Keynotes:
The Best of Times: A Celebration of Language Teaching
SOUTHERN CONFERENCE (SCOLT), Winston-Salem, NC

The Power of a Teacher's Voice
[[#|CLARK COUNTY]] SCHOOL DISTRICT, Las Vegas, NV

Workshops:
New Teacher Induction
SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SPRINGFIELD, MO