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Discover Authentic Resource Gems in the World Language Wakelet

Presenter:  Barbara Patterson

Date & Time:  Thursday, June 8th, 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:  Discover Authentic Resource Gems in the World Language Wakelet.  This webinar is offered free of charge for world language administrators and leaders working and studying in New York State educational institutions.

Webinar description:  The World Language Wakelet houses a plethora of curated authentic resources in numerous languages and features sources on the benefits of and strategies to implement authentic resources. This session will walk through how this Wakelet is organized and explore its different sections. You will learn different methods to search within the Curated Authentic Resource Collections to acquire authentic materials for your instructional toolbox. The presenter will demonstrate several ways to save a resource from this Wakelet and various digital curation and storage platforms that you can use to house, label, and organize the saved resources. You don’t want to lose what you found!

Registration process:  All participants are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  Pre-registration will close on June 6th, 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:  Barbara Patterson taught Spanish for 31 years, mainly in Liverpool CSD, and holds a B.S. in Secondary Education Spanish, M.A. in Spanish and a C.A.S. degree. She is the committee chair of the NYSUT’s World Language Subject Area Committee, the Co-chair of the NYSAFLT’s Public Advocacy Committee and a Project Support Specialist of the NYS World Language Standards Initiative. Barbara served as NYSAFLT’s Assistant Director and LECNY’s Webmaster, Past President, President, and Vice President.