SANS SCOLT Luncheon Provides Knowledge to Empower SE World Language Educators

February 16, 2016, North Branford, CT

The SANS Inc. SCOLT Leadership Luncheon takes place this week in Charlotte, NC, as part of the annual Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT). This event is an opportunity to develop connections and foster collaboration among leaders of the 14 state associations in the SCOLT region. Members from ACTFL, SCOLT, as well as state and district supervisors will participate in the program, which occurs on Thursday afternoon during the conference. The theme of the 2016 Leadership Luncheon is “Empowering Teachers for EPIC Growth: No Limit to What We Can Achieve.”

SANS Inc. Software and Network Solutions, a U.S. based company and leader in the development of networked and mobile instructional technology for language learning, is the corporate sponsor for this event. “SANS is pleased to continue our support for SCOLT and its leadership initiatives to share best practices with language educators in the Southeast region of the United States,” said SANS president Ron Remschel. “We at SANS understand the importance of ongoing collaboration to help prepare their language students for our global society.”

“We’re excited to have Thomas Sauer and Alyssa Villarreal from the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project present to our attendees this year,” said SCOLT President, Carol Anne Costabile-Heming. The foundational centerpiece of the TELL Project is the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Framework, which establishes those characteristics and behaviors exhibited by model teachers.

“The SCOLT Board of Directors and I are grateful for the ongoing support and partnership with SANS to sponsor our annual Leadership Luncheon. We have seen a marked increase in the attendance at state conferences across the region, and I think that the annual Leadership Luncheon continues to play a role in that growth by providing a venue for leaders in the region to network and share ideas,” said David Jahner, SCOLT Executive Director. This marks the fourth consecutive year that SANS has been the corporate sponsor for this event.

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