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LLL-LECNY - "Inspiring Proficiency, Connections & Global Citizenship" - Syracuse University - February 2, 2019

The 2019 LLL/LECNY Workshop was the fourth conference under the aegis of The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics of Syracuse University, held at the Goldstein Student Center. There were 92 attendees at this event, ranging from 7-12 world language teachers, college instructors, college students, and student teachers.

The 2018-19 LECNY Board

At this uniquely-formatted event with 10 sequential mini-workshops lasting 15 minutes each, the participants share ideas, strategies, stay current in research and new technology.  Presentations included:

  • Amy W. Pento,  Liverpool High School. Improve Writing in any Level
  • Amie Dubos, Cato-Meridian Central School District, Flip Grid: Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational Student Engagement: Creating a Digital Community
  • Courtney Pasco, Graduate Student/ Pre-service teacher in Adolescence French Education 7-12, & Joanne O'Toole, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Modern Language Education, Methods - SUNY Oswego, Traveling Further with Google Earth: Strategies to Expand Your Repertoire
  • Tracy Brady, Afton Middle/High School, Restorative Practices for the World Language Classroom
  • Dr. Christopher Buczek, Mount Mercy Academy, Building Community by Creating Year-Long Class Stories
  • Kate Stewart, Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Easy Digital Assessments: for Speaking and Listening Comprehension
  • Kelly Smith Hannibal High School, Logic Puzzles
  • Azusa Tojo, candidate in MA Linguistics Studies / CAS in Language Teaching and part-time instructor in Japanese, Syracuse University, Zeynep Saka, candidate in CAS Language Teaching and Visiting Fulbright Scholar in Turkish, Syracuse University, & Amanda Brown, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Syracuse University, The State of the Field: Language Transfer and Formulaic Language
  • Erica Stark, SUNY Cortland-Gillette Road MS-North Syracuse CSD, Community Service Project Based Learning
  • Diana C. Perez, Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central (ITC), Cut, Paste, Double Your Word Count!

A short LECNY intro preceded the conference with updates given by LECNY and NYSED, plus individual/school announcements of upcoming events and deadlines, including student scholarships, teacher grants and summer programs for teachers and students.  Teachers earned 3 hours of in-service (CTLE) credit. Everyone enjoyed the breakfast items and beverages and especially the opportunity to talk with colleagues and make new professional connections.

The LLL Department always plays a vital role in the preparations and success, with particular thanks to administrative assistant, Colleen Kepler.  In addition to the department's financial support, a total of eighteen Syracuse University students and instructors attended, including one who led a workshop with two graduate student- presenters.  LECNY is extremely proud and appreciative of the Syracuse University-LLL participation in this event.