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Pre-Conference Workshop 2017

Pre-Conference Workshop 2017

Pre-Conference Workshop

Thursday, October 5 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

PSMLA is pleased to partner with the Association of World Language Educators (AWLE) for a workshop titled “Connecting the Standards: Approaching Communities, Cultures, and Communication through Everyday Activities” facilitated by Megan Flinchbaugh and Nathan Campbell, language teachers at Manheim Central High School.  Educators will go home with strategies for engaging students, families, schools, and communities to promote the continued study of languages.  Participants will receive ready-to-use tools that connect the target language and cultures to all stakeholders.  The workshop will provide ample time to collaborate with peers, plan lessons, and create new materials.  In the afternoon, the group will be transported for a tour of the Capitol Building and an opportunity to interact with state officials.


Pre-Conference Registration

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, workshop, and 6 hours of Act 48 credit available for PSMLA members. 


Thursday Workshop

PSMLA Member


Student (valid ID)

ADVANCED (By 9/18/17)




REGULAR (After 9/18/17)





You can register for the pre-conference at the same time as you register for the conference.  If you have already registered for the conference and wish to add the pre-conference or plan to only attend the pre-conference, email PSMLA Treasurer Michael Bogdan at for an invoice which can be paid online or via check.


Tentative Workshop Schedule




  “Connecting the Standards: Approaching Communities, Cultures, and Communication through Everyday Activities”


  Lunch and networking


  Bus departure from Holiday Inn to Capitol in Harrisburg


  Guided Capitol tour


  Interact with staff and legislators, visit the Capitol Welcome Center,   further exploration at own pace


  Bus departure from Capitol


  Arrival at Holiday Inn


The Capitol Building…

  • is "the handsomest building" President Theodore Roosevelt ever saw. 
  • is often referred to as a "palace of art" because of its many sculptures, murals, and stained-glass windows, most of which are Pennsylvania themed or were made by Pennsylvanians.
  • was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
  • Capitol Tour Guides will point out the architectural and artistic highlights, and make the Capitol’s history come alive.