Friday, January 26, 2018, UW-Madison Fluno Center
Summit Co-Chairs: Pam Delfosse, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Dianna Murphy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
8:30 – 9:00 am (2nd floor foyer)
Registration, coffee, and networking
9:00 – 9:40 am (room 221)
Guido Podestá, Vice Provost and Dean, International Division, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tony Evers, Wisconsin State Superintendent for Public Instruction
Michael Nugent, Director, Defense Language and National Security Education Office, U.S. Department of Defense
Susan Zaeske, Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dianna Murphy (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Pam Delfosse (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction), Summit Co-Chairs
Charles Dufresne, Summit Facilitator
9:40 – 10:50 am (room 221)
WISCONSIN VOICES: WHY LANGUAGES MATTER
Key findings from pre-Summit report, Wisconsin’s Language Landscape, on needs for multilingual talent, current educational capacities, and community resources in languages and cultures, Catherine Stafford, Director, Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professional testimonials from S. Mark Tyler, President, OEM Fabricators, Inc., Christopher Gutman, Managing Director, Red Arrow International; and Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Chief Diversity Officer, UW Health
Wisconsin voices and the national context
Key question: How are languages important to you in your work?
10:50 – 11:00 am: Break
11:00 – 11: 45 am (room 221)
WISCONSIN’S MULTILINGUAL WORKFORCE NEEDS
Current and future needs for multilingualism, Rob Howell, Director, Language Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Key question: What are the language and intercultural competencies most needed in your organization or sector?
11:45 – 12:30 pm (room 221)
STATE-LEVEL ACTION: UTAH CASE STUDY
Keynote by Utah Senator Howard Stephenson on Utah language initiatives, followed by moderated discussion and Q&A with Senator Stephenson.
Key question: What can we learn from Utah’s experience, as we collaborate to improve language learning in Wisconsin?
12:30 – 1:15 pm (Oros Executive Dining Room, 1st floor)
Lunch and discussion
1:15 – 2:30 pm (room 221 and room 219)
BUILDING CAPACITY AND INNOVATION FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING IN WISCONSIN
Dimensions of effective practice, and innovative solutions to problems of practice
Presentations in small groups:
K-12 Pathways to Bilingualism and Global/Cultural Competence
1. Dual Language Immersion: Teresa Carranza, Madison Metropolitan School District
2. Building and Recognizing Bilingualism and Cultural Competence: Pam Delfosse and Audrey Lesondak, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Promoting Proficiency in Critical Languages
3. Facilitated Language Study: Claudine Clark, East High School, Madison; Laura Koebel, Plymouth High School, Plymouth
4. University of Wisconsin-Madison Russian Flagship Program: Karen Evans-Romaine, UW-Madison
Relevance and Readiness
5. University of Wisconsin Lacrosse Language Internship Program: Marie Moeller, UW-Lacrosse
6. Language Pathways to Careers: Lauren Rosen, UW Collaborative Language Program
Key question: How might these or other innovations be leveraged to meet workforce and community development goals for language and intercultural learning in Wisconsin?
2:30 – 4:00 pm (room 221)
BUILDING A ROADMAP FOR PATHWAYS TO PROFICIENCY IN WISCONSIN
Remarks from Rebecca Blank, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dianna Murphy and Pamela Delfosse, Summit Co-Chairs
Key question: What steps are required to build a multilingual, culturally competent workforce in Wisconsin?