2015 Fall Conference

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wissahickon Middle School,     500 Houston Road, Ambler, PA  19002    Directions

3:00:  Registration and check-in

4:00-6:00:  Workshop presentation

World Languages 3.0:  Technology Tools for Engaging World Language Learners

Come on out to learn about the latest and greatest web-based tools for creating engaging and interactive activities, projects and lessons for your World Language learners.   In this fast-paced, hands-on workshop, participants will be exposed to a variety of tools and resources that can be used for communication, collaboration, creativity, formative assessment, and the blended/flipped learning environment.  Time will also be allotted for participant sharing, so be sure to come ready to share your favorite web-based technology!  

Bring your own device (laptop or tablet) to get the most out of this session.





Dianne Krause is a certified Instructional Technology Specialist working for the Wissahickon School District in Ambler, Pennsylvania.  In her role, Dianne works as an embedded Instructional Technology Coach in support of her district's 21st Century Teaching & Learning Laptop Initiative.  She works with teachers, administrators, students, and parents to ensure that the technology available is used efficiently, effectively, and in coordination with progressive and innovative lesson design and instructional practices. 


Before becoming a Technology Coach in 2007, Dianne taught high school French at Wissahickon High School for 10 years.  By speaking French and integrating the latest technology, Dianne aspired to create, and was recognized for, an educational environment with meaningful learning experiences appropriate for 21st century learners. 


In addition to the technology professional development workshops she develops and implements in her school district, Dianne has presented conference sessions and workshops at ISTE and other local conferences, districts and organizations. Dianne is also a Microsoft Expert Educator, Microsoft Innovative Expert Master Trainer and Professional Learning Specialist with the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE).  


Dianne holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.  During her time at Lock Haven, Dianne studied for a year at the Universite de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France.   Dianne earned her Master of Science Degree in Instructional Technology and Instructional Technology Specialist Certification from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.


Learning objectives for the participants


At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to…

  •  Identify web-based tools that they can use in their classroom to engage students using technology for a variety of purposes - collaboration, communication, formative assessment, flipped/blended learning environment.
  • Create lessons using several of the tools. 
  • Create learning activities for their students to use several of the tools.


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