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Real Connections: Leveraging Literacy Strategies for the World Language Classroom

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: Real Connections: Leveraging Literacy Strategies for the World Language Classroom. This webinar is offered free of charge for world language educators and administrators working and studying in New York State educational institutions.

Original webinar date:  Tuesday, February 28th, 2023. 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Presenter:  Elizabeth Slocum

Webinar description: This session will explore how literacy can be developed in the world language classroom using the crosswalk between the revised NYS Learning Standards for World Languages and the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards as a guide. The presenter will present literacy strategies and demonstrate ways to meaningfully apply them with authentic resources for novice and intermediate learners. Examples will be provided in French and Spanish but strategies are applicable for all languages.

Link to webinar flyer

Link to Handouts folder from webinar

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 an hour.  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 Candace Black at (585) 356-0951 or at sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail).

Webinar Summary

# of attendees: 235
# of CTLE certificates issued: 174
# of certificates of attendance issued: 61
# of organizations represented by attendees:

  • 207 participants from district schools
  • 8 participants from charter schools
  • 4 participants from non-public schools
  • 8 participants from colleges or universities
  • 5 participants from BOCES or RBERNs
  • 3 participants from a government agency

Quotes from Participants of this Webinar

So informative! Thank you so much! ~Maria L.

Merci mille fois! This was very easy to understand and be able to apply to the different levels I teach.   ~Debra G.

Grazie mille! Bravissima! ~Amalia R.-C.


(last updated 3/13/2023)

Webinar presenter:  Beth Slocum is a teacher of French and Spanish in the Pavilion Central School District and an adjunct instructor for Genesee Community College.  Beth is a past-president of NYSAFLT who is a co-facilitator and mentor for the Leaders of Tomorrow Program.  She serves on the OBE-WL Content Advisory panel as well as on the NECTFL Board of Directors.  Closer to home, Beth serves as the parent representative on the Genesee Region Teachers’ Center (GRTC) Policy Board and is the coordinator of the GRTC World Language Teachers’ Network.