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World Languages in the Elementary Schools and the Revised Standards

Presenter:  Marissa Coulehan

Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 18th, 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:  World Languages in the Elementary School and the Revised Standards.  This webinar is offered free of charge for world language educators and administrators working and studying in New York State educational institutions.

Webinar description:  How can early language teachers create proficiency-based lessons that align to the revised standards? In this session, participants will discover how FLES teachers can plan engaging and developmentally-appropriate lessons that promote proficiency development for students in grades K-6. Participants should include administrators and teachers of World Language or Dual Language programs at the elementary school level, or administrators and teachers interested in establishing such programs.

Registration process:  All participants are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  Pre-registration will close on April 17th, 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:  Marissa Coulehan teaches Spanish to second through fifth grades at Springhurst ES in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She also teaches the NYS FLES certification course at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. Marissa serves as the 2023 NYSAFLT President. She has served as past chair of the ACTFL Language Learning for Children special interest group, NNELL NY state representative, NNELL northeast representative, and NNELL executive secretary. She has a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature and Secondary Education from the University of Maryland, along with a Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood and Childhood Education from Manhattanville College.