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CT LILL: Connecticut’s Leadership
Initiative for Language Learning
For Updates, follow us @CT_LILL 

Mission statement: 

The purpose of this CT COLT committee is to foster leadership within the state of Connecticut in the area of World Languages for current, retired and aspiring leaders. This committee meets six times per year to collaborate with leaders from around our country, learn about research-based Core Practices and share resources to improve educator effectiveness. Meetings provide an opportunity for leadership through active learning.  There will be an interactive agenda with readings to activate prior knowledge, a presentation by an expert from around the States, followed by an interactive reflection activity and group sharing.  

Meeting Design: 75 minutes

  • -ACTIVATE Participants learn independently and synthesize ideas from reading
  • -THINK Time for new learning with expert
  • -REFLECT Each person reflects on the 4 A’s (Ask, Agree, Argue, Apply)
  • -SHARE Peer Collaboration


8th Live CT LILL Webinar - Overview of all Core Practices

Presenter - Lea Graner Kennedy
May 18, 2017 - 3:00 - 4:15 EST

Our last CT LILL will take place next Thursday, May 18th and give us an opportunity collaborate around the Core Practices.  We are finishing our second year of interactive webinars exploring each of the Core Practices with leaders from our field.  For this last one, I will do a brief overview of all Core Practices and then as a group we will we will explore how leaders around the country have been creating PD and opportunities to deconstruct these practices with educators to improve teacher effectiveness, where they plan to go next year and how to work around impediments to plans. 

VIDEO:  http://tinyurl.com/CTLILL-CorePractices 
Resources:  tinyurl.com/CorePracticesKennedy
PDF of the Presentation 


7th Live CT LILL Webinar - Target Language in the Classroom

Presenter: Linda Egnatz
February 21, 2017 - 4:00 - 5:15

On February 21st from 4:00-5:15 EST, we will explore another Core Practice; Use the target language as the vehicle and content of instruction with a dynamic high school and college Spanish teacher and former ACTFL ToY from Illinois, Linda Egnatz. 

Please take time to read the two short readings about feedback and answer the questions on the interactive Google Doc with the agenda during the week.  We may be able to create an important resource to help other educators expand their repertoire to include more descriptive feedback.

The first link to the agenda is where you will write your reflections and address the questions and the second link will be live on the day of our GoTo Meeting.  The readings are listed below: 

Please RSVP since we have leaders from all states interested in attending.  

Link to Agenda:  http://tinyurl.com/agenda-TL-Use 

CT LILL Webinar:  Target Language Use
Linda Egnatz- Link to Video:  http://tinyurl.com/CTLILL-TLUse


6th Live CT LILL Webinar - Feedback 

Presenter:  Dr. Frank Troyan from Ohio State University and LILL Faciliator 
December 8, 2016 - 3:15 - 4:30

We explored another Core Practice; provide feedback in speech and writing on various learning tasks.  Our WL expert, Dr. Frank Troyan, led us through the types of corrective feedback and also explored the qualities of effective feedback.  

CT LILL Resources:  http://tinyurl.com/agenda-feedback 
Dr. Frank Troyan- Link to Video:  
Link to Dr. Frank Troyan's PowerPoint Presentation 

5th Live CT LILL Webinar- Interpretive Texts:

Interactive Agenda & Resources:  http://tinyurl.com/CTLILL-Interpretive-Texts

4th CT LILL Meeting:  Teach Grammar as concept and use in context.

Agenda & Comments: TinyURL.com/CTLILL-Agenda-Grammar

Video- CT LILL March 8th: Laura Terrill:  http://tinyurl.com/CTLILL-Video-Grammar

Presentation to view:  Core Practice - Grammar as Concept (by Laura Terrill)


3rd CT LILL Meeting:  Functional Goals and Objectives

Greta Lundgaard from Plano, Texas

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oMP9LE2Zt4&feature=youtu.be 



Video of the December 9, 2015 Virtual Meeting of CT LILL:

Dr. Helena Curtain's Video: https://youtu.be/FMb3ljZKXB4

Our Mission

The Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT) promotes, advocates for and fosters the teaching and learning of World Languages and Cultures. We support, guide and connect educators, students, policy makers and the public through professional development, scholarship and collaborative initiatives.

Contact Information

James Wildman

Paul M. St. Louis
275 Cedar Swamp Road, Monson, MA 01057