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Upcoming World Language Conferences

May 1, 2020

Webinar Series - Designing NYSAPATs for NYS World Language Teachers with Dr. Jennifer Eddy

The NYSAPAT (New York State Articulated Performance Assessment Tasks) DesignSpace is an online repository of Articulated Performance Assessment Transfer tasks, designed by World Language teachers across the state through the NYSED World Languages Standards and Professional Development Initiative. These tasks are developed in the three modes of communication with specific Can-Do Statements for each mode. They facilitate articulation by focusing on a common context for a language cohort, with deliverables according to the student’s level of engagement. Teachers can search NYSAPAT tasks using clickable drop-down menus as well as design them by theme, topic, and performance target level. Below is a list of webinars that will explain the process of NYSAPAT access and creation.  Please join webinar facilitator Dr. Jennifer Eddy from Queens College to learn how you can benefit from this NYSAPAT Design Space and create your tasks to share statewide!  Click on the link for the webinar that works best in your schedule.  You will need to login with your full name and school email address.  (Click here for the promotional flyer for the webinar series.)

Fri, May 1, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT) 

Wed, May 6, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT) 

Fri, May 8, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT) 

Fri, May 8, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT) 

Mon, May 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT) 

Thurs, May 14, 2020 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (EDT) **Webinar in Chinese!**

Fri, May 15, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)    

Wed, May 20, 2020 10:00 AM -11:00 AM(EDT) 


NYSED-OBEWL 3-PD Series - Implementing New York State Standards for World Languages:  Supporting Learners on the Pathway to the Seal of Biliteracy - Winter/Spring 2020 

Workshop #2:  Developing Proficiency through High Leverage Teaching Practices - the workshops scheduled in NYC (3/10), Buffalo (3/16), Rochester (3/17), Syracuse (3/18) and Albany (3/19) have been cancelled due to school closings and the need for social distancing at this time.  After schools have reopened, we will reschedule these workshops in each city with plenty of notice for attendees.  Workshop #3 (Designing Effective Units) sessions have also been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Participants will be notified ahead of time when these workshops are rescheduled.  In the meantime, OBEWL is working with ACTFL to provide alternatives to in-person workshops.  More information to follow.


Statewide & National Conferences

New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) - Summer Institute - SUNY Oneonta - August 5-7, 2020

New York State Association of World Language Administrators (NYSAWLA) - Annual Conference - Hofstra University - October 2020 (TBD)

New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) - Annual Conference - Holiday Inn Syracuse - October 23-24, 2020

National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages - Annual Conference - San Antonio, TX - November , 2020

National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages - San Antonio, TX - November , 2020

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) - Annual Convention and World Language Expo - San Antonio, TX - November , 2020


Regional Conferences

NYU's World Language Teachers - Early Career Institute (online) - New York University, Steinhardt Graduate School of Education - July 14-16, 2020



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