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Unearth your unique teaching essence and embark on a journey of self-discovery and collective learning at the Spanish S.W.A.G. Teacher Symposium. Recognize your innate strength and profound calling to empower learners in the language classroom.

2024 Theme

Joy from Within

Sustaining Authentic Teaching & Learning

in the Language Classroom

Featured Speakers


Register Today!

  • Live Virtual Teacher Ticket

    Valid for one month
    • Live, Virtual Ticket Admission
    • Online Teacher Portal & Marketplace Access for 30 days
  • Live + Virtual Teacher Ticket

    Valid for 3 months
    • Live, Virtual Event Ticket Admission
    • Online Teacher Portal & Marketplace Access for 90 days
  • Includes Teacher Wellness Box

    Live ++ Virtual Teacher Ticket

    Valid for 3 months
    • Live, Virtual Event Ticket Admission
    • Online Teacher Portal & Marketplace Access for 90 days
    • The Art of Joy Teacher Wellness Box

Spanish S.W.A.G. Teacher Symposium '24

Joy from Within

Schedule Overview

12:00-12:15 PM   Welcome & Overview

12:15-12:20 PM   Mindfulness Moment

12:20-1:00 PM     Keynote w/ Jessie Feliz

1:00-1:15 PM       Interim Edutainment

1:15-2:00 PM       Session w/ Dr. Kami J. Anderson

2:00-2:05 PM       Interim Edutainment

2:05-2:50 PM       Session w/ Tonya B. Shelby

2:50-3:05 PM       Interim Edutainment

3:05-3:50 PM      Session w/ Regina O'Neal

3:50-4:00 PM      Closing Remarks & Refletion

Session Info.

Unique Teacher Essence

Uncover the unique essence of your teaching practice, exploring what distinguishes your instruction and interactions with students on a deeper level to help cultivate a more meaningful and impactful learning environment for both teachers and students. 

The Joy Effect

 Pause to reflect and define the meaning of joy and how it manifests in our lives. Together we will blend words, objects, and colors and to create a unique collage on journals to remind us that the power of joy is in our hands.

Joyfully Black, Authentically You

"Authenticity" is a new buzzword to join the teacher-osphere. But does just saying it mean we're doing it? This workshop aims to empower educators to infuse joy and authenticity in their teaching practices to boldly and proudly center their own identities in the ways they teach and show up for their students.

Elles son porque yo soy

Explore concrete solutions tailored for strengthening your language and cultural competencies as an educator, addressing the challenges you encounter in teaching language and content knowledge with actionable strategies.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the symposium entirely virtual?

  • Yes, this year's Spanish S.W.A.G. Teacher Symposium will be conducted entirely online.

2. What platform will be used for the virtual sessions?​

  • The live virtual sessions will be powered through Zoom but accessed via the online teacher portal on Links and instructions for accessing the sessions will be provided closer to the event date.

3. Will the sessions be recorded for later viewing?

  • Yes, all sessions will be recorded and made available for registered participants. Live+/ Live++ ticket holders will have access to session recordings for up to 90 days after the event.

4. Are there any technical requirements to participate?

  • All you need is a stable internet connection and a device (computer, tablet, or smartphone) with audio and video capabilities.

5. Will there be opportunities for interaction and networking?

  • Yes, there will be dedicated opportunities for interaction with presenters and fellow participants throughout the event.

6. Will Professional Development (PD) credits be offered for attendance?

  • While PD credits are not offered for this event, all participants will receive a certificate of participation documenting the hours logged in for active learning.

7. What is included in The Art of Joy Teacher Wellness Box?

  • Participants who select The Art of Joy Teacher Wellness Box ticket option will receive a curated box via USPS mail service within two weeks of the event. The box will contain the suggested supply list for the collage art therapy session with Tonya B. Shelby, ensuring that participants have all the necessary materials to fully engage in the session. Participants who do not opt for the wellness box can still participate in the session but will be responsible for providing their own supplies.

8. What is the online teacher portal and marketplace?

  • The online teacher portal is the central hub for accessing all symposium-related content and resources. Within the portal, participants will find session notes (PDF), resource links, and a community forum for networking and collaboration. Additionally, the portal features a marketplace offering products and resources to support language learners and educators. Participants will have access to the marketplace for 30-90 days, depending on their registration type, allowing ample time to explore and benefit from the offerings.

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