ACTFL 2019: Nebraskans in D.C.

Nebraska's Cornhusker Contingent at ACTFL

Jo Ann Fuess, Dr. Sara Jane Miles , and Annabelle Lei Liu watch as the ACTFL Opening Ceremony begins.

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) annual convention met in Washington D.C., November 22-24, 2019. Thousands of educators convened for professional development and support on hundreds of topics. Nebraska was well represented by the Cornhusker Contingent of over fifteen educators from around Nebraska. Wendy Brennan (Millard), Tammy Cunningham (Lincoln), Kelly Garcia and Nick Ziegler (ESU 5) presented sessions. While working at the CI Posse Booth, Jamie Honke (Ralston) and Tiffany Dalton López (Waverly) shared their publications. Dalton collaborated with Kimberly Clela Davis to write “Roadmap to Reflection: A guide to Student Reflection in the World Language Classroom”.  Honke authored a chapter “How My Heritage Learners and I Found Our Own Path Together” in a manual edited by Mike Peto. For all attendees, the convention proved to be full of learning experiences, opportunities to network, and quality resources for world language programming. The Contingent is organized prior to the conference through the World Language Program at NDE. By subscribing to the Contingent, conference attendees can find and network with fellow Huskers in order to share travel costs, experiences, and ideas. If you would like to participate in the Cornhusker Contingent for the Central States Conference this spring, please visit the online registration form.