Thinking About Syncing? Curriculum Design and Technology Integration for World Language Teachers

Catherine Ousselin, M.A. French

Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, WAFLT, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager and Curator, the Chair of the Technology Commission, an avid blogger on World Language curriculum development and technology integration as well as a frequenter participant on #langchat and other Twitter Ed-chats. She teaches French at Mount Vernon High in Washington State where she serves as a Digital Literacy Coach for the school district. Catherine is the 2017 PNCFL Teacher of the Year and a finalist for ACTFL Teacher of the Year.

French Teacher | Curriculum Design and Technology Consultant for World Languages

Curriculum Vitae(PDF)

@catherineku72 – Twitter | catherineku – YouTube | Google+ 

 AATF Social Media Manager | AATF Commission on Technology Chair | AATF Regional IX Representative | AATF Teaching Resources Wiki Manager

Awards / Grants

2017 Pacific Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (PNCFL) “Teacher of the Year

2016 Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) “Teacher of the Year”

ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (K-12) 2014

Honoree 2012 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award

Grant Recipient 2011 – U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs U.S. Speaker and Specialist

Grant Recipient 2011 – Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers (WAFLT)

Grant Recipient 2011 – Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation

Future Leader Fellowship 2011 – American Association of Teachers of French

Grant Recipient 2009 – Enhancing Education Though Technology

Creative Innovation Award Recipient 2009 – Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers


Curriculum Design and Technology Workshops – Thinking about Syncing?

I have been providing workshops on thoughtful technology integration and World Language curriculum design to educators since 2007. My experience includes NCCE, EdCamps, professional organization conferences, school district professional development and keynote addresses. 

Please contact me about designing a workshop that will meet the needs and interests of your group. Click here to explore my previous workshops and philosophy on technology usage. 

Technology workshop topics include:

1. iOS (Apple) devices and apps (applications) for World Language educators and learners.

2. Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education

3. Web tools and apps for Digital Storytelling, Language Development, and Audio /  Video Production.

4. Social media for educators and learners: Instagram, Twitter, Blogs, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.

5.  Collaborative tools through Google Drive (Docs, Forms, Blogger, etc.) and Wikis (Wikispaces, etc).

6. Web site development through Google Sites, Microsoft Expression Web, etc.

7. Digital Literacy and Citizenship  for all levels and learners.