NYSAFLT Professional Webinars for Educators


This is just to thank you for the 2015-2016 Webinar Series that NYSAFLT offered this year. I have learned so much from
them!! What is impressive to me is the large variety of topics presented, their uniqueness, and the high quality of their
content. I truly admire the presenters as much as the moderators and organizers for doing such an amazing job. All
webinars that I attended were very informative, helpful, and enjoyable. To make them even better, not only they were
free this year, but we even got a recording of the webinar so we didn't have to worry about taking notes, and missing
information in the process. The presenters were very knowledgeable and very well prepared and organized every time.
They presented a wealth of information and/or ideas, in just 50 minutes!! The moderators were very good at their role as
well. I can't thank you enough. I enjoyed them very much and I am already looking forward to the
2016-2017 Webinar Series.


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Thank you to
NYS Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network at NYU

for their support of our webinar series!

Tracy Brady
December 3 -- 7:00 p.m. EST (1 hour)
GAFE in the World Language Classroom
Google Apps for Education seem to be here to stay. Whether or not your school has bought in to the model as a whole, there are a lot of free tools available that are a great fit in the World Language classroom. These apps can be adopted piecemeal or as a whole, depending on your level of comfort. This webinar will give an overview of several Google Apps and examples of their use in the World Language Classroom.


Joanne O'Toole, Ph.D.
January 20 -- 7:00 p.m. EST (1 hour)
Understanding and Succeeding on the World Languages edTPA
The edTPA is a national, subject-specific performance assessment of preservice teachers' readiness to design and enact standards-based instruction. In New York State, the edTPA also serves as a teaching certification requirement. This webinar will unpack the design and expectations of the World Language edTPA and identify strategies for successfully completing it. Preservice teachers, cooperating teachers, methods instructors, and all language educators interested in current practices in teacher certification will find this webinar both practical and informative.


Johanna Medina
February 17 -- 7:00 p.m. EST (1 hour)
CULTURE in the FLES Classroom
Learn to incorporate culture into your yearly lessons. Get ideas, traditions, and how to execute cultural projects in the elementary classroom. We will discuss the importance of practicing culture in the classroom as well as how it can be delivered to the children, parents and community.


Jose Fragoso
March 2 -- 4:00 p.m. EST (1 hour)
Art & Creativity: Strong Tools to Teach a Language
Creativity is always recommended in any field but when we talk about learning a language it turns into a super strong tool that every teacher should consider using. As an illustrator, teacher, and creator of the program 'Learn Spanish Love Español' used in the Instituto Cervantes New York & Chicago, I will show you the way I use it when teaching Spanish, and I can also suggest tips to make your classes more interesting both for your students and for yourself. You don´t have to be an artist to be a creative teacher. It´s surprising how fast students learn when they are inspired!


Valerie Greer
Wendy Mercado
March 17 -- 4:00 p.m. EST (1 hour)
Top Ten Games And Activities to Liven Up Your Language Class
Do you find yourself in a rut doing the same activities over and over again? Do you wish your students were excited to learn a foreign language? Spice up your language class with activities and games that will get your students moving, talking and having fun. We will share our top ten activities that will be mostly kinesthetic and will include games and technology, such as sites, speaking assessments and more. Join us and bring the enthusiasm, energy and eagerness to learn back into your class!


Bill Heller
April 14 -- 7:00 p.m. EST (1 hour)
Creating the Can-Do Classroom

Skillful use of the NCSSFL/ACTFL Can-Do Statements can help teachers build student proficiency in an engaging, effective and efficient manner by being able to focus instruction on the essential elements of communicative modes of each level of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. In this presentation, participants will identify essential characteristics of the "Can-Do Classroom;" examine instructional decision making for each proficiency level concerning text-type and language functions; and analyze research-based best practices for facilitating proficiency development.



If you register for, log into, and remain online for the duration of a live NYSAFLT webinar, NYSAFLT will issue a certificate stating that you registered for and logged into the webinar. The determination of professional development credit is at the discretion of each individual school district. Check with your administrator for further details.

If you purchase a webinar to view "on demand" you must make your own arrangments with your school to determine if and/or how professional development credit can be awarded. NYSAFLT will not issue a certificate for "on demand" webinars. Only a receipt of payment will be sent if requested.

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