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PWRFL Conference - March 30, 2019 - Putnam Valley

The Putnam Westchester Regions Foreign Language Educators (PWRFL) is a not-for-profit educational organization for the benefit of world language teachers in the area serving the counties of Westchester and Putnam.  On March 30, 2019, PWRFL held its spring 2019 conference at Putnam Valley High School.  Attended by 41 world language educators, this professional learning event offered 3 sessions and 6 workshops.  The conference is organized by PWRFL President Alexis Thornton (Putnam Valley HS) and PWRFL Vice-president Roxanne Franquelli-Beras (Valhalla HS).

Workshops included:

  • Keynote address entitled “NYS World Languages – Our Path Forward” by Candace Black, Director of World Languages, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages at the New York State Education Department;
  • Engaging Activities and Games that Create a Learner-Centered Classroom and Promote Proficiency Growth by Belal Joundeya
  • Extracurricular Activities by Roxanne Franquelli-Beras & Stephanie Albanese
  • Warming Up Your Ears to Acquisiton by Patricia Moller
  • Building Writing Fluency by Vincent Gabriele
  • Nearpod – The Interactive Tool by Fatima Elmouchtari
  • Using a Novel with 5 Question Words and the Four Skills Presenter by Jennifer Degenhardt