Conversations in Immersion 2019

October 10-11th at the Picard Center in Lafayette

Conversations in Immersion/ Conversations en immersion 2019

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 11th, 1pm

Cecil Picard Center. 200 Devalcourt Rd. Lafayette, LA 70504

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Preliminary Schedule

Thursday October 10th, 2019

8:30-9:15 On-site registration, continental breakfast, and networking

9:15-9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30-10:30 Keynote with Dr. Fred Genesee (sponsored by US DOE)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Conversation with Fred (sponsored by US DOE)

11:45-1:00 Lunch and conversation at your tables

1:00-1:15 Break to allow for Breakout Session set up

1:15-2:15 Breakout session round 1 (Business Meeting for Administrators)

2:15-2:25 Break

2:25-3:25 Breakout session round 2

3:25-3:35 Break

3:35-4:35 Breakout session round 3

4:35 Conference evaluations will be emailed to you to complete


Friday October 11th, 2019

8:30-9:0 On-site registration, continental breakfast, and networking

9:00-12:00 Break out sessions

Breakout session A: Eureka Math en français, Moussa Sadou

Breakout session B: Eureka Math en español, Gaby Rio-Hernandez

Breakout session C: SIOP fundamentals with CAL trained trainers, Liz Mohan & Araceli Guerrero (sponsored by US DOE)

Breakout session D: Writing Revolution, Tia Lebrun

Planned breakout sessions on October 10th

Administrator Strand:


Round 1: LCIS Business Meeting- Michelle Haj-Broussard


Round 2: “Incentivizing World Language Immersion through the Interests and Opportunities Measure”- Jill Zimmerman, Executive Director, Strategic Analytics and Accountability, LADOE


Round 3: French and Spanish resources available for your teachers- Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques (CFA), Flavie-Isabelle Hade, and Spanish agencies.


English Strand:


Round 1: What we learned at the Utah immersion professional development conference, Joy Stalnaker, LPSS.


Round 2:Be GLAD Showcase, Mari DeRouen (sponsored by USDOE grant)


Round 3: Unconference: problems, ideas, and solutions.


French Strand:


Round 1: Ressources du Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques (CFA), Flavie-Isabelle Hade


Round 2: Ce qu'on a appris au "FRENCH DLI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUMMER INSTITUTE", Joy Stalnaker, LPSS.


Round 3: Les mots pour le dire: la communication orale en classe d'immersion, Carole Freynet-Gagné, Apprentissage Illimité, Winnepeg, Canada


Spanish Strand:


Round 1: Co - Ensenanza en las clases de Immersion, Julissa Olivares & María Horvitz, International School of Louisiana


Round 2: Aprendiendo a redactar con el estilo de " Los 4 Cuadros", María Sotelo,LPSS


Round 3: Como planifiar et mejorar el mundo, Julia Lopez, LPSS; Dr. Natalie Keefer,ULL; Jyhane Angeles-Jiminez, CPSB (sponsored by USDOE grant)


Mandarin Strand:


Round 1: Take Aways from NCLC (Yan Chen & Mingli Chang, LPSS)


Round 2: Take Aways from NCLC (Yan Chen & Mingli Chang, LPSS)