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World Languages

Explore Thematic Unit Plans to Inspire Your Instruction

Presenter:  Barbara Patterson

Original webinar date & time:  Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 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 2024 Professional Learning Series:  Explore Thematic Unit Plans to Inspire Your Instruction.  This webinar is offered free of charge for world language administrators and leaders working and studying in New York State educational institutions.

Webinar description:   Be inspired by the curated unit plan exemplar collection created by teachers around New York State to align with the revised learning standards and housed in LiveBinders. The presenter will familiarize you with the LiveBinders platform and how you can use it to access the thematic unit plans already posted to the site.  You will learn strategies for searching the platform and downloading and editing exemplars for your own use.  Add these gems to your treasure trove of materials aligned to the WL Learning Standards to inspire your standard-based thematic instruction.

Click here to download webinar flyer.

Link to Handouts folder from webinar

Link to LiveBinders site for World Language Unit Plan Exemplars

Link to recording of webinar

Link to post-assessments 

To receive a certificate of completion (including a CTLE certificate), NYS educators must view the recording of the webinar (see link above) in its entirety and then answer at least seven out of ten questions correctly on the post assessment.  If the minimum required score (7 out of 10) is achieved, the educator will receive a certificate via email within about 24 hours.  For the convenience of our World Language educators, there are multiple versions of the post assessment available, should the required score not be achieved on the first attempt.  Educators may take each version of the post assessment once.

Important notes:

  1. Educators may take each version of the post assessment once.  Credit will not be given for taking a single version of the post assessment more than once. 
  2. Credit will not be given for more than one passing score on any of the post assessments for a webinar (listed below) in a single academic year.  
  3. Educators may receive credit for viewing the webinar recording and passing a post assessment once in each academic year and are encouraged to take a different version of the post assessment on a yearly basis to review and test their knowledge of the webinar's content. 
  4. It is the responsibility of the individual educator to keep track of the information on the professional learning they complete each year, including the number of CTLE hours.
  5. Questions about this webinar or the post assessments, should be directed to our office at (518) 473-7505 or

Webinar Summary

# of attendees: 181
# of CTLE certificates issued:  136
# of certificates of attendance issued: 45
# of organizations represented by attendees:  153

161 participants from district schools
9 participants from charter schools
2 participants from non-public schools
4 participants from colleges or universities
3 participants from BOCES or RBERNs
2 participants from a government agency

Quotes from participants 

"Thank you! This was so great! I am definitely  going to share with colleagues!" ~ Kristen T.

"Yes, Nya:wëh! Great information and will definitely inspire me!" ~ Andrea C.

For more information on professional learning webinars for world language educators, please visit our website.

Webinar presenter

Barbara Patterson taught Spanish for 31 years, mainly in Liverpool CSD, and holds a B.S. in Secondary Education Spanish, M.A. in Spanish and a C.A.S. degree. She is the committee chair of the NYSUT’s World Language Subject Area Committee, the Co-chair of the NYSAFLT’s Public Advocacy Committee and a Project Support Specialist of the NYS World Language Standards Initiative. Barbara served as NYSAFLT’s Assistant Director and LECNY’s Webmaster, Past President, President, and Vice President.