NYSAFLT Professional Webinars for Educators
co-sponsored by:
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the NYS Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network at NYU

NYSAFLT will offer a series of webinars throughout the 2013-2014 school year that will address multiple facets of foreign language education. You are encouraged to register at your earliest convenience for any of the webinars below.
(Mouse over a presenter's image for their bio)

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Harry Tuttle
October 22 -- 4:00pm (1 hour)
"Mobile Learning for Improved Modern Language Communication"
Learn how your students can engage in authentic culture through mobile activities. Learn what mobile learning is and why it is a growing trend in education. Learn the present status of mobile learning in modern language. Find out about many mobile learning activities that promote students' modern language communication skills, particularly their speaking skill. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can participate in some activities. Discover how easy it is to implement in your classroom!

Robert Dennis
November 12 -- 4:00pm (1 hour)
"Fiction & Nonfiction Reading Strategies in the Checkpoint C Classroom"
This webinar will explore a variety of different activities for teaching fiction and nonfiction text with emphasis on the checkpoint C classroom. The examples will be used from my experience with Italian and Spanish levels 4&5 AP and IB. The examples and strategies are in alignment with the six shifts of the Common Core in ELA.

Noah Geisel
December 10 -- 7:00pm (1 hour) [note the special time]
"Engaging Students in Culture Study with Authentic Resources"
Second language speakers are a motivated bunch. While language study is key to gaining fluency, most of us were motivated to learn by our love of the culture: the sights, sounds, tastes and sites. In this webinar, we will examine ways in which we can engage language learners in culture study that is aimed at finding a connection between their individual interests and the culture studied. We will also consider one model to allow students to self-select their area of culture study. Dozens of concrete examples (mostly in Spanish) will be shared.

Joshua Cabral
January 16 -- 4:00pm (1 hour)
"Interpersonal Communication: Refresh Your Teacher Toolbox"
Are you looking for fresh ideas to help students progress in their language proficiency and gain more confidence? This workshop will demonstrate innovative and concrete examples of activities that foster increased proficiency and confidence in communicating interpersonally. You will learn about new teaching possibilities as well as discover ways to extend the activities that you already use in the classroom. The techniques are applicable to all languages at any level.

Mary Holmes
February 11 -- 4:00pm (1 hour)
"Adapting ELA Activities for All Levels in the LOTE Classroom"
In this workshop the presenter will discuss adapting ELA activities to help meet the reading needs of LOTE learners. She will highlight current ELA literacy research and discuss how it can have a positive effect on LOTE classroom practice. The presenter will also review materials available to us for classroom use, which may include: material written for native speakers, but used in a LOTE classroom, material originally written for English readers, but translated into another language, and novels written for novice learners..


Tara Tassani
April 15 -- 4:00pm (1 hour)
"FLES Success in the 21st Century"
This webinar will showcase the best practices of building and maintaining a sequential FLES Program for our 21st century learners. Participants will be provided with examples of innovative activities for FLES class that connect to the Common Core Standards. Learn how to instill passion and excitement for FLES through ePals, Skype, iPads, Voki Classroom and more! Examples will be provided for grade levels 2-6 Spanish, but may be adapted to any grade level or language.

Play this video for detailed  instructions on how to register for a webinar


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.

Minimum System Requirements
For PC-based participants:
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript enabled)
Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac-based participants:
Safari 3.0 or newer, Firefox 4.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript enabled)
Mac OS X 10.6 – Snow Leopard or newer
Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)
Cable modem, DSL, ocan r better Internet connection

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

For Attendees with GoToMeeting app for iPad, iPhone or Android
Free GoToMeeting app from the App Store or Google Play
WiFi connection recommended to use VoIP
At this time attendees using the GoToMeeting app can only join GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar sessions


New York State Association of Fo

New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Inc. (NYSAFLT)
2400 Main Street
Buffalo, New York  14214
716.836.3130 | 716.836.3020 (f)