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World Languages

Understanding NYS World Language Themes and Topics for Checkpoint C

(Small group session - maximum 30 participants)

Presenter:  Dr. Joanne O’Toole

Date & Time:  Thursday, October 7, 2021, 4:00—5:00 p.m.

Maximum capacity:  30 attendees

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 workshop in its 2021 Professional Learning Series.  This online workshop, "Understanding NYS World Language Themes and Topics ", is offered free of charge for world language educators and administrators working and studying in New York State schools, colleges, and universities.

Link to workshop flyer

Workshop description:  This follow-up session to the Understanding NYS World Language Themes and Topics webinar will offer Checkpoint C teachers a small-group setting in which to explore the integration of topics in the development of a unit theme and thematic focuses. The facilitator and participants will exchange ideas, share resources, and provide feedback to guide this process. These sessions will not be recorded.

Workshop presenter:  Dr. Joanne O'Toole is a Professor of Modern Language Education in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at SUNY Oswego. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the NYSED World Languages Content Advisory Panel and the Principal Investigator of the NYS World Language Standards Initiative. Joanne has served in several world language leadership positions including NYSAFLT President and NECTFL Director, and is a regular presenter at national, regional, state, and local conferences. Joanne is a certified teacher of Spanish and taught Spanish for 16 years prior to entering post-secondary education.

Registration process:  A maximum of 30 pre-registrations will be accepted for this live workshop.  Registration will close by October 5th; 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.

Link to registration form