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Understanding Unit Planning Part 2 - Checkpoint A

Presenter:  Rebecca Blouwolff

Date & Time:  Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 4:00—5:00 p.m.

Maximum capacity:  950 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 Unit Planning Part 2 - Checkpoint A", 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:  Checkpoint A students deserve rich, engaging units that maximize target language use and build global awareness.  Learn to apply key principles of unit design to your setting.  Explore a case study of how a textbook chapter on the house can be transformed into a thematic unit about the tiny house movement and variations in global dwellings.  You will leave with a toolbox that supports you in transforming an existing unit or creating a new one.

Rebecca Blouwolff has taught French at Wellesley Middle School in Massachusetts since 1998, but fell in love with middle schoolers while teaching English in France.  Novice students inspire her to create engaging, age-appropriate lessons focused on global awareness.  She served as the 2020 National Language Teacher of the Year, the 2019 MaFLA and NECTFL Teacher of the Year, and is a National Board Certified Teacher.

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 November 9th 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 November 7th; 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