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Connecting Technology to the Modes

Presenter:  Françoise Piron

Date & Time:  Tuesday, March 14th, 2023, 4:00—5:00 p.m.

1 hour of CTLE credit offered

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) presents this next webinar in its 2023 Professional Learning Series:  Connecting Technology to the Modes.  This webinar is offered free of charge for world language educators and administrators working and studying in New York State educational institutions.

Webinar description:  In our current educational landscape, the use of technology is ubiquitous. As teachers, we plan lessons using tech tools, we engage students with the help of internet-based tools, and we refine our craft by learning about new strategies online. In this 1-hour webinar, the presenter will focus on the following: How can we address communication goals (Standards 1, 2 and 3) in the classroom when using technology with all 3 modes (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational)? How can social media and other authentic resources be used to both inspire students and to present culturally-rich materials (Standards 4 and 5)? How can language acquisition and proficiency develop through the help of appropriate tech tools? The presenter will offer tried-and-true strategies that align with the two anchor standards of Communication and Culture so that participants leave this webinar with a small toolkit that they can tweak to make their own.

Registration process:  All participants are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  Pre-registration will close on March 13th, 2023; there will be no same-day registrations.  Once the registrant's email address has been verified as being from a New York State school, college, or university, an email confirming their registration will be sent.  Twenty-four hours prior to the event, all registered individuals will receive login instructions with the link to join the webinar.  Only pre-registered attendees will be eligible for a certificate documenting attendance and/or CTLE hours. 

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Workshop presenter: Françoise “Swaz” Piron was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, the daughter of a French mother and a Belgian father. She taught French (and German) at South Jefferson CSD for 35 years and retired in June 2021. She is the 2023 President-Elect of NYSAFLT and is a member of several organizations, including ACTFL and AATF.  She was a regular item writer and consultant at SED for the two French state exams for over 20 years. Swaz has presented numerous workshops on cultural, pedagogical and technological themes at the local, state and national levels.  She is the recipient of several NYSAFLT awards including the “Dorothy Ludwig Memorial Award” and the “Ruth Wasley Distinguished Teacher Award K-12”. She was named “Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Palmes Académiques” by the French Ministry of Education in 2019. She is the co-author of the book “World Class, the Re-education of America”. Swaz has led several student groups to Canada, Europe and Martinique.