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Real Connections: Leveraging Literacy Strategies for the World Language Classroom

Presenter: Beth Slocum

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, 4:00—5:00 p.m.

1 hour of CTLE credit offered

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) presents this next webinar in its 2023 Professional Learning Series: Real Connections: Leveraging Literacy Strategies for the World Language Classroom. This webinar is offered free of charge for world language educators and administrators working and studying in New York State educational institutions.

Webinar description: This session will explore how literacy can be developed in the world language classroom using the crosswalk between the revised NYS Learning Standards for World Languages and the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards as a guide. The presenter will present literacy strategies and demonstrate ways to meaningfully apply them with authentic resources for novice and intermediate learners. Examples will be provided in French and Spanish but strategies are applicable for all languages.

Registration process: All participants are encouraged to pre-register for this event. Pre-registration will close on February 27th, 2023; there will be no same-day registrations. Once the registrant's email address has been verified as being from a New York State school, college, or university, an email confirming their registration will be sent. Twenty-four hours prior to the event, all registered individuals will receive login instructions with the link to join the webinar. Only pre-registered attendees will be eligible for a certificate documenting attendance and/or CTLE hours.

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Webinar presenter:  Beth Slocum is a teacher of French and Spanish in the Pavilion Central School District and an adjunct instructor for Genesee Community College.  Beth is a past-president of NYSAFLT who is a co-facilitator and mentor for the Leaders of Tomorrow Program.  She serves on the OBE-WL Content Advisory panel as well as on the NECTFL Board of Directors.  Closer to home, Beth serves as the parent representative on the Genesee Region Teachers’ Center (GRTC) Policy Board and is the coordinator of the GRTC World Language Teachers’ Network.