We have another very special guest instructor for this live Web Conference. Please be sure to join us on June 27 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss comprehensible input in the target language. To reach the live session with Christine follow this link bit.ly/CRACroom .
Christine Lanphere teaches all levels of French at Natomas High School inSacramento, CA, where she is World Language Department Chair. She studied French
and German at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, and received her California
Teaching Credential from San Jose State University.
In 2004, Christine was awarded the
California Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Quebec Government grant and
completed a 5-week program of coursework at Université Laval in Quebec.
Christine is a member of the Board of the Foreign Language Association of
Greater Sacramento (FLAGS), and is also one of the Site Directors of the Capital World
Language Project (CapWLP).
In 2004, she served on the California Subject Matter
Advisory Panel (SMAP) for Languages Other Than English (LOTE) which revised
credentialing standards for beginning teachers of world languages, as well as the SMAP
which developed a new credential for American Sign Language in California.
Christine received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the California Language
Teachers Association (CLTA) in 2005, and was selected by the CLTA Board to represent
California at the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT) Regional
Teacher of the Year competition the following year where she was chosen as Regional
Teacher of the Year for 2006. Christine subsequently competed against four other
regional winners at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language
(ACTFL) conference in November, 2006, where she was named ACTFL National
Language Teacher of the Year for 2007.
As ACTFL Teacher of the Year, Christine acted as a national spokesperson for
language education throughout 2007, attending regional and state conferences and
speaking to local, state, and national leaders about the importance of language education.
She was selected by the California State Board of Education (SBE) to serve a 4 year
appointment to the California Curriculum Commission, a body that recommends
curriculum materials in all academic disciplines for adoption by the SBE in 2008.
Christine is currently serving as co-Chair of the World Language Standards Advisory
Committee for the California Department of Education, which is working to revise the
content standards for world languages in California.
To reach the live session with Christine follow this link bit.ly/CRACroom .