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From Skills to Modes - Part 2: Interpersonal Communication

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages of the New York State Education Department presents “From Skills to Modes - Part 2:  Interpersonal Communication”.

Wednesday, March 24th, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Workshop 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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Bill Heller has taught in public elementary, secondary, community college and undergraduate classrooms for 40 years, including 24 years teaching Spanish at Perry High School. He has been a methods and Spanish instructor at SUNY Geneseo since 2001.  He is a frequent presenter of workshops, webinars and keynotes. Bill served as Conference Chair for the 2017 Northeast Conference (NECTFL) and is currently a member of the Executive Board and Content Advisory Panel for World Languages at the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

A recording of the workshop will be uploaded to the OBEWL website for on-demand viewing by those unable to attend virtually.  Those who attend the online workshop will be provided with a certificate of attendance for one hour; those who wish to receive CTLE credit must provide all of the requested information on the registration form.  Those unable to attend the workshop on March 24th may earn CTLE credit by viewing the recording on the OBEWL website and answering at least seven out of ten questions correctly on a multiple-choice post-assessment.  No registration is necessary to view the recording of the workshop.

Registration process:  A maximum of 950 pre-registrations will be accepted for this live workshop.  Registration will close by March 22nd; there will be no same-day registrations.  Only pre-registered attendees will be admitted into the workshop.  Requests will be processed on a rolling basis.  Once the registrant's work 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 workshop.

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