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Key Shifts for World Languages in NYS Conference - Queens College - March 1, 2019

On March 1st, the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) presented “Key Shifts for World Languages in New York State” in collaboration with Queens College, CUNY as part of the World Languages Standards and Professional Learning Initiative, led by principal investigator, Dr. Jennifer Eddy.  This conference, facilitated by Paul Sandrock, Director of Education for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), welcomed 89 world language administrators and lead teachers from over 50 schools in the New York City region with attendance also offered via live streaming.  During this workshop, participants explored the World-Readiness Standards, the 3 modes of communication and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements while engaging in activities to collaboratively develop plans to implement these practices in their own districts. 

Dr. Jennifer Eddy has developed the following Video Learning Guide that can be used while watching the conference video.  The Video Learning Guide contains modules for each segment of the conference including links to each video segment, guiding questions, and suggested collaborative activities.  The guide also provides links to various resources related to the key shifts in World Languages.  For more information on this Video Learning Guide, please contact Dr. Jennifer Eddy at Jennifer.Eddy@qc.cuny.edu.