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NYSED-ACTFL Virtual Learning Workshops

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages is proud to present a free series of Virtual Learning Workshops aligned to the proposed revisions to the LOTE Standards for World Language educators working at schools within New York State.  Click here for more information and to register for the these workshops.  These workshops will be available for on-demand use through the implementation of the new standards through 2029.

Embedding Authentic Resources into Lesson Plans

**Registration for this workshop has now closed.  We are not accepting any additional registrations at this time.  The workshop will be recorded and the recording uploaded to this site within one week of the event.  World language educators and administrators working in NYS schools may earn CTLE credit for watching the recording and answering at least 8 out of 10 questions correctly on the post-assessment.  Click the link above or below for more information.**

NYSAWLA, in collaboration with the New York State Education Department’s Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (NYSED-OBEWL), is offering this free, online workshop for world language teachers and administrators working in New York State schools on January 20, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Leslie Grahn, noted leader, presenter, author, and blogger in the field of world language education, will present Embedding Authentic Resources into Lesson Plans, to explore how to make authentic text work for teachers in the various phases of lesson planning.  Two (2) hours of CTLE credit can be earned by attending this workshop.  For more information on this workshop, click here.

New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) Events

The NYSAFLT Spring Conference (aka NYSA-Fair) will be held virtually on Saturday, March 6, 2021. There will be 8 live-streamed sessions and several more pre-recorded options to select from. Attendees will be able to earn up to 5 CTLE hours. Registration will be open soon. Presenters will represent the many Member Organizations of NYSAFLT and regions of our state. Registration will be open by the end of January.  Please visit for more information.

The NYSAFLT Summer Institute will be held virtually, Thursday July 29–Friday August 6, 2021. Please save the dates - registration will be open early spring!  NYSAFLT's 2020–21 webinars series continues this spring with webinars presented by Bill Heller, Joanne O'Toole, Melanie Thomas, and Beth Slocum. Webinars are free to members.  Please visit for more information.

NYSAFLT Conferences page

NYSAFLT Annual Conference 2021 page

Curating Authentic Resources for the World Language Classroom by Leslie Grahn

The New York State Association of World Language Educators offered a free workshop, entitled Curating Authentic Resources for the World Language Classroom by Leslie Grahn, on November 3, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Click here to access the recording of the webinar and to learn how to earn CTLE credit.