We encourage World Language educators to take advantage of the variety of professional learning opportunities listed below. The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages provides monthly online workshops to assist educators in making the transition to the revised NYS Learning Standards for World Languages. These workshops are offered free of charge to any teacher of a world language working in a NYS school, including public, charter, and non-public schools, as well as BOCES and RBERN employees. These workshops qualify for CTLE credit for world languages.
Understanding Unit Planning with the Revised NYS World Language Standards Part 1, Tuesday, October 26th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Understanding Unit Planning with the Revised NYS World Language Standards Part 2 - Checkpoint A with Rebecca Blouwolff (2020 ACTFL Teacher of the Year), Tuesday, November 9th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Understanding Unit Planning with the Revised NYS World Language Standards Part 3 - Checkpoint B with Lisa Shepard (Madame Shepard), Tuesday, November 30th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Understanding Unit Planning with the Revised NYS World Language Standards Part 4 - Checkpoint C with Regina O'Neal, December 7th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
**All OBEWL workshops and conferences are offered free of charge to educators working in NYS schools. Educators can earn CTLE credit by attending live events or viewing the recording and scoring at least a 7 out of 10 on a multiple-choice post assessment.**
All OBEWL workshops for world languages are recorded for on-demand viewing. Click the link below to check out the recordings available. All recordings are accompanied by multiple post-assessments that world language educators can take to earn CTLE credit based on a score of at least seven correct answers to 10 questions.
2021 Professional Learning Series
Embedding Authentic Resources into Lesson Plans by Leslie Grahn (January 20, 2021)
From Skills to Modes - Standard 1: Interpretive Communication by Dr. Joanne O'Toole (March 10, 2021)
From Skills to Modes - Standard 2: Interpersonal Communication by Bill Heller (March 24, 2021)
From Skills to Modes - Standard 3: Presentational Communication by Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez (April 7, 2021)
From Skills to Modes - Part 4 - Planning for Learning: Integrating the Modes of Communication by Laura Terrill (May 19, 2021)
From Facts to Functions - The Cultures Standards by Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez and Dr. Joanne O'Toole (June 9, 2021)
Understanding Checkpoint Proficiency Targets by Bill Heller & Dr. Joanne O'Toole (July 21, 2021)
Understanding Performance Indicators and Can-Do Statements by Bill Heller & Dr. Joanne O'Toole (August 11, 2021)
Understanding NYS World Language Themes & Topics by Bill Heller, Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez, and Dr. Joanne O'Toole (September 28, 2021)
2020 Professional Learning
The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages is proud to present a free series of Virtual Learning Workshops aligned to the revised NYS Learning Standards for World Languages, adopted by the NYS Board of Regents in March of 2021. This series is designed exclusively 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 full implementation of the revised standards (2029).
Curating Authentic Resources for the World Language Classroom by Leslie Grahn (November, 3, 2020)
Professional learning is also provided by a number of partner organizations, including the two statewide world language organizations - NYSAFLT (the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers) and NYSAWLA (the New York State Association of World Language Administrators), as well as regional organizations within our state. Click the link below to explore these learning opportunities.