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From Skills to Modes - Part 4 -  Planning for Learning:  Integrating the Modes of Communication by Laura Terrill

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Zoom) - 1 hour CTLE credit

Build on the previous presentations on each mode of communication by developing a mindset for working with any authentic text using strategies that move learners from input in the interpretive mode to output in the interpersonal and presentational modes.  Strategies for working with text in the interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes will be modeled using various text types appropriate for Checkpoints A, B, and C.  Acquisition of vocabulary and grammar in context will be modeled. Establish purpose, create focus, ensure relevance, and make your learners work harder than you.  

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

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 www.nysaflt.org for more information.

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Recorded Events for On-Demand Viewing

From Skills to Modes - Standard 3:  Presentational Communication by Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez

Original workshop date:  Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Zoom) - 1 hour CTLE credit

Building on the previous two presentations on Standard 1 (Interpretive Communication) and Standard 2 (Interpersonal Communication), we will dive into the third New York State World Language Standard: Presentational Communication. Participants will explore ways in which to create real-world opportunities for students to share their proficiency in writing and speaking in the target language. We will also consider the importance of authentic audiences for student work and have the opportunity to brainstorm and share specific tasks for a variety of proficiency levels.

Click here to get more information on this workshop and to view the recording.

From Skills to Modes - Standard 2:  Interpersonal Communication by Bill Heller

Original workshop date: March 24, 2021, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Zoom) - 1 hour CTLE credit

Description:  After a brief analysis of the contexts and functions embedded in New York State World Language Standard 2: Interpersonal Communication, participants will explore a variety of strategies for learners at Checkpoint A, B and C level proficiency. You will discover classroom-tested ways to build conversational skills, create engaging communicative situations, empower learners to ask questions, and design tasks requiring the negotiation of meaning. Common classroom challenges teachers face in facilitating interpersonal communication tasks will also be examined.

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From Skills to Modes - Standard 1: Interpretive Communication by Dr. Joanne O'Toole

Original workshop date:  Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Description:  Get to know Standard 1, Interpretive Communication, an input-focused standard designed to scaffold learners' target language comprehension. In this session, you will take a deep dive into Standard 1 and its elements as well as the resources developed to support you in its implementation. You will see examples of the Interpretive mode applied to various text types at Checkpoints A, B, and C, and you will come away with a set of strategies for scaffolding your learners' Interpretive Communication.

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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 by Leslie Grahn

NYSAWLA, in collaboration with the New York State Education Department’s Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (NYSED-OBEWL), offered 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, presented 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 were earned by those who attended the full workshop.  A recording of this workshop is now available along with a post-assessment to earn CTLE credit through viewing the recording.  To access the recording of this workshop, click here.

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.