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Central States Conference

Central States Conference

Thursday, March 14, 2024 to Saturday, March 16, 2024

Event Details

We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis for our 2024 joint conference with the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures!

Conference highlights include:

  • an opening keynote address by Ryan Smith, a former teacher of Spanish and a WL/CTE/AVID Program Coordinator. Ryan Smith is currently the Principal of Glenn Duncan Elementary School in Reno, Nevada. Ryan is also the Past President of PLAN (Professional Language Association of Nevada), Nevada’s 2015 World Languages Teacher of the Year, and most recently NADSFL 2018 Supervisor of the Year. 

  • more than 5 half-day or full-day workshops with regionally and nationally recognized educators. 

  • more than 140 special focus sessions on:

  • Equitable and inclusive practices

  • Intercultural communication and competence

  • Standards and proficiency-based instruction and strategies

  • Curriculum, articulation, and interdisciplinary design

  • Technology innovation and integration

  • Assessment and feedback

  • The latest research in education and language acquisition

  • opportunities to learn from our national and regional World Language Teachers of the Year and from the leaders of our national world language association.

  • Best-of sessions from across our 14 mid-western states.