Integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Novice-Intermediate Units

Facilitator-in-Training: Catherine Ousselin

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Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide an opportunity at the Novice and Intermediate levels to integrate relevant and engaging themes that encompass intercultural competencies with the World-Readiness Standards. Designing proficiency-based units at these levels with authentic resources that represent diverse voices can be daunting for those who do not have experience with multiple target-language cultures. Participants will discuss curricular contexts, explore Novice and Intermediate units and curated resources, and collaborate on a unit template.

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Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature and a graduate certification in Curriculum and Instruction. She teaches French 1-AP at Mount Vernon High in Washington State and is an avowed polyglot and language advocate. Catherine is an ACTFL Board Member (K-12 At-Large) Past PNCFL President, the Executive Director of WAFLT-WA, a member of ACTFL, IALLT, and the AATF of which she is the Director of AATF Social Media Integration and Curated Resources. She is a frequent presenter on curriculum design and technology integration at World Language conferences and a workshop facilitator. Catherine was the 2017 PNCFL finalist for ACTFL Teacher of the Year.