MAALLT – Events

MAALLT is the Mid-Atlantic Association for Language Learning Technology, a regional group of IALLT. Here are some recent MAALLT events. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or join MAALLT to receive the latest updates.

2023-2024 ACADEMIC YEAR

MAALLT is excited to hold our fifth Tech Slam, “AI &…: AI Smashing!” on Tuesday, August 6th at 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time as an IALLT Webinar! The event will consist of multiple 5-minute micro-presentations. The theme of presentations this time will be around AI and some other elements. Presenters will introduce their tool or practice and explain its benefits to learners. A question and answer period will conclude the event. 

Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • AI & VR
  • AI & ethical considerations
  • AI & Copyright
  • AI & [insert app here]
  • AI & collaboration
  • AI & the workplace of the future

If you would like to present at this event, please submit your proposal here.


Thank you to those who attended and presented at our May MAALLT Tech Slams!

MAALLT was excited to hold Tech Slam 4 M.AI the Tech Slam be with You” on May 30, 2024, at 7 pm EDT. A “tech slam” is like a poetry slam, where each presenter speaks about a technology, app, solution, or technology-supported practice for language learning, for 5 minutes.

Members can view the recording of the event by contacting us.

Presentations:

  • Gobs of Tools? No, Goblin Tools! 👹 – Meredith White, SEALLT
  • Enhancing Spanish Medical Communication with AI – Diana Ruggiero, University of Memphis
  • Fear Leads to the Darkside: Confronting AI Anxiety in Teaching & Learning – Joshua M. Paiz, The George Washington University
  • Creating Instant AI-Driven Activities with LingoTeach.ai – Jeffrey Samuels, World Languages 360
  • From stress to success: Using AI to support translanguaging in language courses – Rachel Toncelli, Northeastern University
  • Magic School AI and Flipped Learning: A Winning Combination – Ilka Kostka, Northeastern University

Bonus Virtual Sessions:

  • AI for reading and creative writing assignments – Nicolino Applauso, Morgan State University
  • Eigo.AI – The World’s First Fully AI-Powered 4-Skills Platform for English Language Learners – Paul Raine, Eigo.AI

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or join MAALLT to receive the latest updates.


• MAALLT held Tech Slam 3 — A Midsummer Tech Slam — on July 18, 2023. A “tech slam” is like a poetry slam, where each presenter speaks about a technology, app, solution, or technology-supported practice for language learning, for 5 minutes.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or join MAALLT to receive the latest updates.

• MAALLT was at IALLT 2023 (Tuesday, June 13 – Saturday, June 17) in New Orleans. Members had an opportunity to meet the board, other members of MAALLT, and SEALLT as well. These sessions were presented by MAALLT members at IALLT 2023.

MAALLT memberTopicLocation
Amanda Romjue, co-presenterMeet us at the Crossroad to Join the Scenic Route: IALLT’s mentorship programCasablanca Room
Helen Stapleton, presenterD2L’s Brightspace for Language AssignmentsChartwell Room
Helen Stapleton, presenterLanguage Resource Center’s Role in Building Community on the Language Learning JourneyCasablanca Room
Amanda Romjue, co-presenterIALLT Resources and Services – Transform your PDCasablanca Room
Errol M. O’Neill, presenterDeveloping Informed Policies for On-Ground and Online InstructionAmerican Red Cross room
Jeff Samuels, co-presenter Getting Published with The FLTMAGCasablanca Room

2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR

MAALLT Board Member Shirley Hall gave a presentation at FLAVA titled “Updating Tech in your Teacher Toolbox” at FLAVA in October!

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Thank you to those who attended and presented at our April and December MAALLT Tech Slams!

MAALLT was excited to hold its Tech Slam 2! on December 6, 2022. Thank you to all who presented and attended! A “tech slam” is like a poetry slam, but with each presenter speaking about a technology, app, solution, or technology-supported practice for language learning for 5 minutes.

Members can view the recording of the event by contacting us.

Sonja de VargasNew Mexico State University AlamogordoLanguage Instruction with Music Videos
Kathryn Murphy-JudyVCU EmeritaH5P and OER
Ella AlhudithiIowa State UniversityBuilding autonomy through interactive visual displays of language
Kevin GauglerMarist CollegeRemnote for Vocabulary Acquisition
Lauren RosenUniversity of WisconsinTurn Your Start Module into a Smart Module
Joseph BorkowskiMassachusetts Institute of TechnologySocial Annotation of Text and Multimedia using Perusall
Helen StapletonSewanee: University of the SouthD2L’s Brightspace for Language Assignments
Joe DaleFreelanceUse Immersive Reader on Websites for promoting accessibility and autonomy in the languages class

Our first Tech Slam! took place on April 21, 2022. A special thank you to our Tech Slam! presenters:

  • Comic Creation to Foster Reader Response across Genres (Peggy Semingson)
  • Flipping lessons: Designs using your LMS (Lauren Rosen)
  • Bringing images to life with Thinglink (Helen Stapleton)
  • Learner Agency in Assessment (Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia)
  • Digital Escape Rooms with the Google Suite (Caroline Schlegel/Aubrey Swisher)
  • Virtual spaces for engaging hybrid learners (Umida Khikmatillaeva)
  • Using a Split Screen in Zoom Language Classes (Sonja de Vargas)
  • Best Practices for Organizing Virtual Field Trips (Katja Anderson)

Not a member yet? You can fill out the brief form indicating your interest in becoming a member on our Join page.

Questions? Please reach out to us.


Here are a selection of previous events MAALLT and its members have participated in

  • MAALLT gave a joint session with IALLT & SEALLT on April 2 at SCOLT 2022. Among other things, we discussed ideas for language learning technology and growing our organizations.
  • MAALLT President-Elect Jeffrey Samuels contributed several interviews and articles to IALLT’s free online language technology magazine, FLTMAG, in 2021.
  • MAALLT board member Errol M. O’Neill contributed a successful IALLT webinar in 2021 (live webinars are available via IALLT and free to all educators).
  • MAALLT board members Amanda Romjue and Hope Fitzgerald presented sessions during the FLAVA fall 2020 conference. 
  • As a small organization, our priorities remain to deepen connections with partner organizations and grow an engaged membership. We have re-engaged our social media presence to increase awareness of MAALLT.