NDE WL Guest Lecture Series

2023 World Language Guest Speaker Series

The NDE World Language Guest Speaker Series is a joint effort between NDE World Language and CLTA SIG K12 (Chinese Language Teacher Association Small Interest Group K12). The series includes language-specific and non-language-specific webinars from world language educators and experienced language teachers in and outside of Nebraska. Nebraska World Language teachers, you are invited to share your ideas as guest speakers and to attend the webinars when you are available.  All the related information and recordings of the webinars will be linked to the World Language Guest Speaker Schedule.

Please check NDE World Language Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

2023 Spring NDE World Language Guest Speaker Recordings

Optimize Instruction with OER & Other World language Resources

by Dorann Avey, Sergio Perez, and Chrystal Liu



“But I didn’t understand anything!”: Dealing with the stubborn problem of foreign language listening comprehension

by Dr. Christopher Jacobs


Keeping it Real: Bringing the World into the Classroom

by Jen Carson


Seals of Biliteracy and Other Animals

by Andres Bernal


Renforcer l’importance de la culture à travers les concours

by Megan Diercks


Utilitas Technologiae Omnibus (The Use of Technology for All/Everyone)

by William Lee


Interactive Instructions in a Flipped Russian Classroom.

by Dr. Olha Tytarenko on Nov 12, 2022



Leading with Cognition: How to Implement Nebraska World Language Standards

by Dr. Chrystal Liu & Dr. Nick Ziegler on Oct. 19, 2022



Content-Based Instruction in Language Classrooms

by Heather Sweetser, 2022 ACTFL Teacher of the Year on Oct. 12, 2022



Show What You Know Events (SWYKE): Pluriliteracies through drama

by Dr. A Sergio Pérez on Oct. 1, 2022



Please note: The first 20 minutes of the webinar is not recorded due to technical issues.

Movement in the Classroom

by Yulia Evans on Sep 24, 2022



Interpersonal Speaking and Writing Tasks

by Kellen Browning on Sep 17, 2022



AAPPL Assessment for Proficiency

by Dr. Nick Ziegler from ESU 5 on Sep 7, 2022



NDE World Language Specialist Stephanie Call introduces experts in world language teaching and learning to provide free, timely resources. The following webinars were recorded in the summer of 2020.

Please review websites for recordings and resources.

Rebecca Colagreco, Iowa Braille School
“Special Education Accommodations in World Language”
Live Thursday July 23, 2020

Alicia Dallman Shoemaker, Elkhorn Public Schools
Rachel Twist, Skutt Catholic High School
“Temporary Distance Learning Plan: Tools & Tips”
Live Thursday July 16, 2020

Aleesia Barbici-Wagner, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education P.h.D. candidate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“Online Pedagogy for the Elementary Learner”
Live Tuesday July 14, 2020

Dr. Amy Himes, Curriculum and Instruction Facilitator, Secondary Science and K-12 World Language
Millard Public Schools
“Process of District Curriculum Development”
Live Thursday July 9, 2020

Kelleen Browning, German Instructor
Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln Public Schools
“Using Peardeck for Student Engagement”
Live Tuesday June 30, 2020

Kelly Garcia, Spanish Instructor, ESU 5
Dr. Nick Ziegler, Technology Integration Specialist and World Language Supervisor, ESU 5
with Brittany Andrews and Christina Schroeder, Spanish Instructors, ESU 5
“Digital Age Pedagogy in World Language Education”
Live Thursday June 25, 2020

Jan Coone, World Language Educator (retired)
ESU 16 and Wallace Public Schools
“Choose Wisely: 3 Tools to Manage Content and Student Responses”
Live Tuesday June 23

Jamie Honke, Spanish Instructor and Department Chair
Ralston High School, Ralston Public Schools
“Zoom 2: Storytelling With Student Participation”
Live Thursday June 18, 2020

Kathy daMoude, Spanish Instructor, Hershey Public Schools
Mariah daMoude, Spanish Instructor, Brady Public Schools
“Collaboration Through Gimkit”
Live Thursday June 11, 2020

Danielle Fulcher, Spanish Instructor, Freeman Schools
Dr. Nick Ziegler, Technology Integration Specialist and World Language Coordinator, ESU 5

“Creating a Remote Learning Plan”
Live Thursday June 4, 2020

Theresa Jensen, Spanish Instructor
Millard North High School, Millard Public Schools
“Zoom: From Creating Videos to Storytelling”
Live Thursday May 28, 2020

Stephanie Call, Education Specialist World Languages
Nebraska Department of Education
“Using Google Sites as a Teaching Tool”
Live Thursday May 21

Malia Pope, Spanish Instructor
Lincoln North Star High School, Lincoln Public Schools
“Instructing Online Through Google Classroom”
Live Thursday April 23, 2020

Dr. Michelle Warren, Associate Professor of Spanish; Graduate Program Chair
University of Nebraska Kearney
“Teaching with Media Resources in an Online Environment”
Live Thursday April 16, 2020

Updated September 28, 2023 8:07am