Save the Date!


Spring Conference

Saturday. February 28th, 2015

8:30 am to 3:00 pm

at Park Tudor School


One-stop strategies shop: Tools for


using Technology and


Differentiation in your classroom”



Our featured presenters for this year’s conference include Ms. Rose Egan & Ms. Angelia Ridgway, and Ms. Deb Blaz.


The conference will include presentations on the following topics:


  • Technology in the classroom – Egan/Ridgway

  • Differentiation Basics – Blaz  

  • Differentiating Assessments - Blaz


Workshop and cost information

Day: Saturday February 28, 2015

Place: Park Tudor School,  Indianapolis IN

Time: from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm


Bring: your own laptop computer or tablet

*Cost:   $60.00 Regular Registration (postmarked by February 15th)

   $40.00 Student Registration (postmarked by February 15th)

   $70.00 Late and On-site Regular Registration (Feb. 16 - Conference)

   $50.00 Late and On-site Student Registration (Feb. 16 - Conference)


*Cost includes IN-NELL Membership for the 2015-2016 school year, continental breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials Professional Development Certificates will be provided by IN-NELL.



For questions and/or Conference registration, please download the attached form below and mail with payment to:

Frank Regich, IN-NELL Treasurer

7200 N. College Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: 317-415-2806 E-mail:

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Deborah Blaz, a French teacher at Angola High School in Angola, Indiana, is the author of six best-selling reference books, The Foreign Language Teacher’s Guide to Active Learning;  Teaching Foreign Languages in the Block; A Collection of Performance Tasks and Rubrics: Foreign Languages;  Bringing the Standards for Foreign Language Learning to Life; Differentiated Instruction: A Guide for Foreign Language Teachers, and Differentiated Assessment for Middle and High School Classrooms. She has frequently presented on successful teaching strategies at state, regional and national conferences, universities, and high schools with the help of her authorial literature reviews A recipient of the Project E Excellence in Education award in 2000, she was also named Indiana’s French Teacher of the Year by the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (IAATF) in 1996, and was named to the All-USA Teacher Team, Honorable Mention, by USA Today in 1996.

            Madame Blaz is currently a French teacher at Angola High School in Angola, Indiana, and she may be contacted at Angola High School, 350 S. John McBride Ave, Angola, IN 46703 or by e-mail:

Angelia Ridgway, Director of Secondary Education at University of Indianapolis, has spent her career in teaching in a variety of secondary settings with particular specialty in modern language methods and teacher education. Angelia's specific professional interests include preparing college students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, to enter the field of secondary teaching. In addition, she has conducted both projects and research on ways to infuse learning processing theory and engagement strategies in preparing health educators for higher education. Angelia has presented at a number of State, Regional and National conferences in modern language and teacher education. Her current area of focus is bringing 1:1 environments to teacher preparation.


Dr. Angelia Ridgway

Associate Professor & Director of Secondary Education School of Education

Rose Egan.  Spanish Teacher, Cathedral High School, Indianapolis indiana.

She has been teaching Spanish to pre-schoolers through adults since 1996.  She holds a BA in Education and Spanish from Denison University, as well as a MS in Second Language Education from Indiana University.  She was honored as the 2011 Indiana High School Spanish Teacher of the Year and the 2011 Indiana High School Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.  She is a past-president of IN-NELL and has presented at numerous local, state and regional conferences.  Among her most prized achievements are the students who come back to report how they are using Spanish in their post-secondary lives.