The Alumni Association organized a gathering for UWEC language education alumni at the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers fall conference held in Appleton Nov. 3-5, 2022. This year, twenty Blugolds celebrated, reminisced, and entered to win some UW-Eau Claire gifts.
In addition to the alumni gathering, UWEC was well represented throughout the conference. Dr. Anne Cummings Hlas, professor of languages, and Jesselyn Julson, a spring 2022 UW-Eau Claire graduate, co-presented “Teacher’s Toolbox: Planning a Talk Read Talk Write (TRTW) Lesson”. Dr. Paul Hoff, professor of languages, gave the presentation “Let’s Question Our Questions”. And Dr. Jessica Miller, professor of French in the languages department, presented “Developing Open Educational Resources in Small Programs”.
Additionally, several UWEC alumni gave conference presentations. They include Deana Zorko, a 1989 Spanish education graduate, and Pablo Muirhead, a 1995 Spanish and German education graduate, who were featured speakers for the keynote presentation “Wisconsin Voices,” and Andrea Behn, a 2000 French education graduate, who was announced as WAFLT president-elect.
Interested in joining us next year? The WAFLT 2023 conference will be held again in Appleton and more information can be found on their website in the coming months.