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Session Descriptions: Day 1 PM Block: Steverman

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Growing and Supporting Meaningful 21st Century Language Learning Experiences for Children
August 8, 1:50-2:30pm

Sarah J. Steverman, World Languages District Department Chair, Westerly Public Schools


  • World Languages, K-12, Teachers, Administrators 
  • Audience cap: 42

In this session, participants will be provided with an overview of best practices for 21st century language learning in order to recruit, evaluate, and retain quality instructors and support and grow successful programs to meet the needs of the ever-changing post-secondary opportunities and challenges facing our students in the 21st century.

The presenter will: ​

  • review research on best practices in 21st century language learning
  • discuss resources for growing college and career oriented language learning opportunities for students
  • connect language learning experiences to literacy and graduation requirements

Sarah Steverman is a secondary Spanish teacher as well as World Languages district coordinator at Westerly Public Schools in Westerly, RI.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Assumption College, a master’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in Spanish from the University of Rhode Island, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Advanced Leadership from the University of New England.

Sarah is the current president of the Rhode Island Foreign Language Association (RIFLA), and is an active member of NECTFL, AATSP, ACTFL and NADSFL. She has visited and studied in China, the Caribbean, Central America, and Spain.

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