Registered attendees, please visit our Whova site for zoom links to events.

Thursday, March 4th 2021

3:00-3:15 pmOpening and welcome: Meg Malone, Lara Bryfonski, Alison Mackey
3:15-4:15 pm ESTOpening Practitioner-Plenary: Michelle A. Banks, ASL Teacher at Wakefield High School and Artistic Director of VOCA – Visionaries of the Creative Arts, Inc.
Online ASL, challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning: A practitioner’s perspective
4:30-5:45 pm ESTPanel 1: Online language learning: Students describe their experiences and perspectives in a discussion of challenges and opportunities
Facilitated by: Celia Zamora
5:45-6:00 pm ESTBreak
6:00-7:15 pm ESTPanel 2: Language Instructors give their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of online language teaching and learning
7:30 pm ESTOpening Research Plenary: Chun Lai, University of Hong Kong
Beyond the Classroom: Technology and Self-Directed Language Learning 

Friday, March 5th 2021

ASL interpreting will be provided for all live sessions. Closed-captioning will be provided for all recorded presentations.
9:00 am ESTWelcome
9:15-10:30 am ESTPanel 3: Supporting schools, teachers and programs: Administrators provide their perspectives on online language teaching and learning
10:40-11:45 am ESTSecond Plenary: Pia Sundqvist, University of Oslo and Karlstad University
Online gaming and game-changing:  From learning to teaching
11:45-12:45 pm ESTNetworking
Breakout rooms and discussion groups for meeting other conference attendees
12:45-1:45 pm ESTBreak
1:45-3:00pm ESTPanel 4: Researchers’ perspectives on online and computer-mediated language learning
Facilitated by: Amelia Tseng
Luis Cerezo, American University
Shannon Sauro, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Nicole Ziegler, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa
3:00-3:15 pm ESTBreak
3:15-4:15 pm ESTClosing Plenary: Bryan Smith, Arizona State University
The new normal? Experiences, opinions and predictions about language teaching in a post-COVID world
4:15-5:15 pm ESTFinal discussion of conference themes and conclusions