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Understanding Unit Planning Part 4 - Checkpoint C

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) presents  "Understanding Unit Planning Part 4 - Checkpoint C".

Original webinar date:  Tuesday, December 7th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Webinar Description:  The NYS Learning Standards for World Languages (2021) compel educators to use “a range of diverse texts, including authentic resources”.  With this in mind and considering the state’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, this workshop will focus on moving learners from the Intermediate Mid to the Intermediate High level of proficiency, by way of maximizing student production in the classroom, using materials that highlight and celebrate the people and cultures of the African Diaspora. Special attention is given, but not limited to, how to engage students in the analysis of works of art and poetry created by artists of African descent, while using the target language.  The workshop will be presented in English with examples provided in Spanish.

Link to webinar flyer


Webinar Presenter:  Regina O’Neal has dedicated over twenty years to teaching. She currently teaches all levels of Spanish at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and serves as the World Language Department Chair. She is the advisor to two extracurricular clubs on her campus: Los Ingenieros- El club de la cultura hispana and the Cuauhtémoc chapter of the Spanish National Honor Society.  Through the work of her school clubs, Regina has served the Latino community of Baltimore by way of volunteering for various non-profit organizations like CASA de Maryland and the Esperanza Center.  Regina is an active member of several professional organizations including MFLA, NECTFL, AATSP, and ACTFL and is a regular presenter at conferences. She works closely with her school district and serves as a curriculum writer and professional development facilitator.  Regina lives in Baltimore with her husband of twenty-one years, Marquise and is the proud mother of seven beautiful children.


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

Webinar Summary

# of attendees:  152
# of CTLE certificates issued:  113
# of certificates of attendance issued:  32
# of organizations represented by attendees:  

  • 75 districts
  • 117 schools
  • 2 partner organizations
  • 2 colleges & universities

Quotes from Participants of this Webinar

  • "Wow. This was so stirring; I feel very inspired by everything you shared Profile, O’Neal!” ~ Deirdre K.
  • "Super informative! lots of great ideas!"  ~ Lisa R.
  • "Amazing amount of information. Very inspirational."  ~ Rachel H.
  • "Love the push for the poetry." ~ Paolina F.
  • "Your passion for your profession is obvious! Your students are very lucky!" ~ Kimberly H.
  • "Thank you for the great inspiration. Your passion BEAMS!" ~ Gina T.

(last updated 9/5/2022)