2021 Conference Announcement
The SCOLT 2021 conference is going VIRTUAL in March! While we would love to be together in person in Atlanta, travel restrictions and other Coronavirus related issues are preventing us from doing so. This will be a SCOLT conference like no other, and you won’t want to miss it! We will have synchronous and asynchronous components, and some fun activities as a part of the conference.
Registration is now available!
Take advantage of early bird pricing and register today for the 2021 SCOLT conference! Pre- and post-conference workshops will be held March 18, 20, and 21. Synchronous and asynchronous sessions will be held March 19-20. See the Schedule at a Glance to the right for more information. The line up of workshops and sessions is amazing! You don’t want to miss this!
Payment can be made via PayPal or credit card at the time of registration. You will receive an auto email after submitting your registration that can be used as an invoice to provide to your institution, if needed. If your institution needs to add SCOLT as a vendor, here is the W-9 form.
Comedy and Game Night! After the Opening General Session Friday evening, at which we’ll announce the 2021 SCOLT Teacher of the Year, we will have a great opportunity for some fun and networking. The fun will begin with a round of stand up comedy, led by SCOLT’s own Meredith White! Then we’ll move into virtual games, during which attendees can choose from 4 different game rooms, including Gimkit (hosted by Gimkit’s creator!) Pictionary, Trivia, and Bingo (not your grandma’s bingo game!).
Pre-Recorded and Live Sessions! The virtual conference will have a mixture of pre-recorded and live, synchronous sessions. Pre-recorded sessions will be made available each day of the conference, live sessions will be recorded, and all will be available to conference attendees through June 30.
ACTFL Teacher of the Year! SCOLT is proud that our 2020 Teacher of the Year, Elena Kamenetzky, is the ACTFL Teacher of the Year! Elena is the keynote speaker during the Opening General Session and is a session presenter.
Sponsors and Patrons Reception! We won’t be together in person, but we can still celebrate our SCOLT Sponsors and Patrons virtually! Saturday evening, March 20, we will have the Sponsors and Patrons Business Meeting and Reception. As always, this is an event you don’t want to miss. A bartender will be with us to entertain the group and teach us how to make a few special cocktails. This event is only open to Sponsors and Patrons, so be sure to join or renew when you register for the conference!
Networking! The SCOLT Board is planning various opportunities for networking throughout the conference. This includes active participation in synchronous sessions, contributing to “Voices of SCOLT” discussions through Flipgrid, and other virtual collaboration.
Exhibitors! Just as with an in-person conference, exhibitors are a key part of the event! There will be a variety of exhibitors through which you can access resources, programs, and materials.
Nominate a colleague for a SCOLT award! SCOLT gives a K-12 and a higher education award to deserving recipients each year. Additionally, beginning language teachers in their first five years of teaching who have not attended SCOLT before can apply for free registration with the Bostick Award! See the information and nomination forms here. Deadlines are in January, so don’t delay!
Program Cover Contest
While the conference is virtual, there will be a conference program available for download, viewing, and/or printing. As is SCOLT’s custom, we would like to have original student artwork for the program cover! Please share the 2021 2021 Program Cover Contest with your young artists. The artist of the winning cover design will receive $50!
Due to the inability to travel in 2020, the teacher travel scholarships awarded for this year have been postponed until 2021. This means our sponsors are unable to provide new travel scholarships for 2021, but we plan to resume these for 2022!
High school teachers, do you have a senior interested in pursuing a career as a language educator? Have them apply for the Ken Stewart Future Language Educator scholarship! This is a great opportunity to encourage the next generation of world language teachers!