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Wednesday, July 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Opening the Silos: How to Coordinate Planning and PD Across Languages

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World language departments are composed of teachers of many different languages. How can they work together and grow even when their languages are wildly different? This presentation will focus on the experiences of teachers of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and give advice on how language departments can collaborate and grow as a community despite the differences between target languages.

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Dr. Amanda Lanier

Program Director / Faculty, Michigan State University
Dr. Amanda Lanier is the director of the FLT graduate programs at Michigan State and faculty in the Center for Language Teaching Advancement. She is an applied linguist who focuses on social and cultural aspects of language learning, teacher cognition, and corpus-based analysis of... Read More →
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Grant Castner

Community Manager, Extempore
Grant Castner is Extempore's Community Manager and a high school Chinese Teacher in Minnesota. He has a degree in Asian Studies and Chinese Language from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Teaching from Towson University. As Extempore Community Manager, Grant... Read More →



Wednesday July 20, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT