Your membership dues pay for membership in both AFLA and PNCFL, our regional organization. Membership dues are included in conference registration, or you can renew your membership online if you are unable to attend the state conference in any given year.
Current AFLA/PNCFL members are eligible to attend a webinar on April 21 with Amy Lenord, a past Texas Teacher of the Year who works with teachers around the country. You must register before April 19 if you’d like to attend! Be sure to mark that you are a PNCFL member in the last box on the registration form. Click here to register now!
Here is a description of the webinar, “Liberation from the List: Vocabulary Instruction without Burdens or Limits”. It will be April 21 from 4:30-6:30 AKST.
What if the vocabulary lists teachers have used for generations to teach their students actually undermined their instruction? What if those lists are actually more cumbersome than helpful? So many teachers talk about abandoning the lists if only they knew a better way. Imagining language instruction without the vocabulary list can be frightening to teachers and students alike, but it is more than possible! It is liberating! In this session participants will explore the mind of a language student and the unintentional messages lists of words send him. Participants will get to play with concrete examples of how vocabulary can be taught without providing a list or even mandating a note taking system. During the course of those lessons participants will see examples of how losing the list knocks down the borders of what students are allowed learn and makes what they actually learn richer and longer lasting.