SAILN Events

Saturday October 19th or Saturday October 26th – New World Languages Standards

In January 2019, the state of California adopted new world languages standards. Christine Lanphere, on Saturday October 19th, and Nicole Naditz, on Saturday October 26th, both ACTFL National Language Teachers of the Year and both writers of the new standards, will come to San Diego to help local world languages teachers unpack those new standards.

Presenter: Christine Lanphere (10/19/19)

Christine Lanphere imageChristine Lanphere teaches French at Natomas High School in Sacramento, and has been the co-Director of the Capital World Language Project (CapWLP) since 2009. Christine was named 2007 National Language Teacher of the Year by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
(ACTFL) and served on the California Curriculum Commission from 2008 to 2011. Christine has served on a variety of credentialing development and review panels for the CCTC and regularly presents at state and national conferences. In 2018, Christine was the co-Chair of the Standards Advisory Committee and is currently the Lead Writer for the upcoming California World Languages Framework.

VIEW THE FLYER - Unpacking New World Language Standards w/ Christine Lanphere (10/19/19)

Presenter: Nicole Naditz (10/26/19)

Nicole Naditz headshotNicole, is a National Board Certified Teacher, and Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, is currently a Program Specialist in Instructional Technology and World Languages for San Juan Unified School District. Prior to 2018, Nicole taught French to grades 3 through 12, including AP French Language for 25 years. Nicole is very active in the Capital World Language Project and other professional organizations and has presented on a variety of topics at local, state and national workshops and conferences since 1999.. In 2012, she was named San Juan USD Teacher of the Year, Sacramento County Teacher of the Year and was one of 12 finalists for California State Teacher of the Year. She was selected as the ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year in 2015. She is currently serving a four-year term on the California Department of Education's Instructional Quality Commission, where she is on the Executive Board. She is also the chair of the World Language Subject Matter Committee and serves as the IQC Liaison to the CSMP Concurrence Committee.

VIEW THE FLYER - Unpacking New World Language Standards w/ Nicole Naditz (10/26/19)


November 2nd, February 22nd, April 11th + 3 dates to be added in 2020-2021

Leadership is an act of service to the profession. In this course, participants will delve into the philosophy and practices of leadership as it relates to personal growth. Participants will be challenged to think deeply about their role as a leader, regardless of the current position they hold. They will also be encouraged to take risks with their leadership abilities by pursuing actions and roles that create meaningful change in their context.

Presenter: Maylén Rafuls Rosa 

Maylén Rafuls RosaMaylén Rafuls Rosa is a high school French teacher at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, CA and also serves as an Induction Mentor in the Sweetwater Union High School District. Originally from Cuba, Ms. Rafuls Rosa has nine years’ experience in education as a French, Spanish and Math teacher. A graduate of Princeton (Comparative Literature, 2007) and Stanford (M.A. in Educa­tion, 2012), she is working towards a PhD in Leadership Studies (with a specialization in Educational Leadership for Innovation and Social Justice) at the University of San Diego.

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Contact Information

Shahnaz Ahmadeian Fard
Director, SAILN Project
Office Phone: (619) 594-0846