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Dear Colleague,
The Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese will be having its annual Gala on Saturday, April 16th at John Jay College.  
This year's gala will be dedicated to Guatemala.  There will be presentations on the country's history, culture and literature.  Our keynote speaker will be the Consul General Myriam De La Roca.
Teachers will be given PD credit certificates for their attendance.
There is more information about the gala and registration on the attached newsletter.
If you have any questions, kindly contact me at
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Are you ready for the fun? We are gearing up for our 12th season! It's hard to believe. but we keep moving forward, always better, always brighter! We have some BIG news to share with you! In response to  continued requests we have finally added Spanish to our repertoire and Connecticut to our locations. We are now more accessible than ever meeting more of your needs. We are thrilled! Andiamo avanti!   ¡Vámanos!
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Dear World Language Directors and Principals:

Please be sure to forward this email to your FLES and World Language teachers. Elaine Margarita, Ed.D, the force, inspiration and leader of behind our Long Island FLES programs will be presenting a thoughtful and collaborative program on October 18th.
Educators in New York State are focusing on developing assessments that align with the ACTFL National Standards for World Languages and goals for education in the 21st Century. Join in the learning and development process by creating Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) with colleagues from across Long Island.
Karen Siris, Ed.D Philip Cicero, Ed.D
School Leaders for Change
FLES, World Language and ENL Assessment in K-12 Programs
A CONFERENCE FOR: World Language, FLES and ENL Teachers,
Grades K-12
 Friday, October 18, 2019
                            8:30 AM - 1:00 PM*                               
            Plainview Holiday Inn
         Plainview, NY
    *Mid -morning bagel and coffee break
Keynote Speakers
David Rose, DA and Elaine Margarita, Ed.D*
  Sponsored by:
School Leaders for Change                                            
This conference will:  
    provide templates and tools for effective lesson planning and development where language and content are purposefully anchored together in 7-12 World Language and ENL classes
    explore the power of Concept Mapping in order to develop comprehensive units of instruction
    learn to implement the Discussion Clouds protocol and create your own exemplar
    provide examples of curriculum and assessment at the FLES levels
    share Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) for FLES classes
Keynote Speakers
David Rose
David Rose is director of World Languages and ENL K-12 for the Oceanside School District, where he has served for the past 14 years. Dr. Rose holds a doctorate in language instruction from Stony Brook University with a specialization in Italian and linguistics. He has taught Italian at the middle school, high school, and college level. In addition, he has taught graduate courses in the TESOL certification program for Queens College. In 2016, Dr. Rose was recognized by the Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Center for his commitment to the Hispanic community and his respect for the importance of cultural diversity in schools and communities.
Elaine Margarita
Elaine Margarita served as the Supervisor of World Languages K-12 at Syosset and Jericho Schools for 20 years. She teaches methods courses at Queens College and the FLES Certification course at Queens College and Stony Brook University. She is a consultant to school districts throughout New York State for implementing FLES programs. She also provides professional development on curriculum, instructional strategies, and assessment for K-12 world language programs. She is a past President of LILT (Long Island Language Teachers), a former Director to the Board of NYSAFLT (New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers) and a Past President of FLACS (Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors).
OR call Karen Siris at 516-851-0471 or Philip Cicero at 516-233-4464
Date: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 11:12
Subject: Fwd: Simon Study Abroad Act Introduced!
FYI - Muy importante!



I have some great news. Last Friday, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and John Katko (NY-24) introduced the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act in the House of Representatives. We are excited that the Simon Act has once again been introduced with bipartisan support in both chambers of the U.S. Congress. The House Education and Labor Committee is expected to release their draft legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act in the coming weeks, so now is the time to focus their attention on the importance of international education and study abroad.


To build support for study abroad and the Simon Act, we are asking supporters to do three things:


  1. Thank Reps. Bustos and Katko for introducing the bill on social media.
  2. Ask your Member of Congress to join Reps. Bustos and Katko and cosponsor the Simon Act. You can use NAFSA’s Connecting Our World Advocacy tool to easily send an email to your Representative.
  3. Share the Connecting Our World Link to your networks to ask your members and colleagues to join you in sending an email to their Representative in support of the Simon Act.


Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your continued support for international education, study abroad, and the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act.







Mark Farmer | Director, Higher Education & Public Policy

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

1307 New York Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20005

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From: Organic World Language <>
Date: Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 6:03 PM
Subject: Summer Dreams! Check Out OWL'S 2019 Bootcamp Locations!
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Four Incredible Locations, Four Not to Miss Opportunities!

Our 7th Annual OWL Summer Bootcamp is a time to make invaluable connections with other educators across the country, have fun and grow in your practice! We will spend an entire week together sharing our successes and challenges, looking at student work, developing assessment rubrics, conquering ropes course activities together (that can later be used in class!) and having a blast while focusing on student learning and growth.


Southwest Bootcamp 

June 9- June 14, 2019

Overlooking Galveston Bay, the Kemah Boardwalk features themed restaurants, retail shops, and amusements for the whole family.This 35-acre carnival-like atmosphere has a 36-foot carousel, a 65-foot Ferris wheel and rides like the Aviator and the Boardwalk Tower. Don't miss the arcade and Midway games. And for thrill seekers, there's the Boardwalk Beast, an adrenaline rush of a boat ride that takes passengers four miles into Galveston Bay at speeds up to 40 mph. 

Just 20 miles from downtown Houston, The Kemah Boardwalk is a great coastal getaway, and home to our Southwest Bootcamp! Don't miss it!
Southwest Bootcamp 2019

West Coast Bootcamp 2018

June 23- 28, 2019

Tacoma + Pierce County is a place for people unafraid to trek through the woods of Mount Rainier in the rain, fearless of breaking a sweat in the heat of the hot shop while blowing glass and resiliently tilling the soil that grows some of the world's best rhubarb.

From the Puget Sound waters to Mount Rainier and everything in between Pierce County communities are unique. Check out rhubarb pie in Sumner or antiques in Puyallup. Maritime can be found in Gig Harbor, while majestic gardens are in Lakewood. Discover history in Fife or connect with nature at Mount Rainier. With each just a car-ride away from Tacoma's glass art scene, it's easy to go out and explore.

West Coast Bootcamp 2019

Midwest Bootcamp 

July 28- August 2, 2019

It's hard to know what to gawk at first. High-flying architecture is everywhere, from the stratospheric, glass-floored Willis Tower to Frank Gehry's swooping silver Pritzker Pavilion to Frank Lloyd Wright's stained-glass Robie House. Whimsical public art studs the streets; you might be walking along and wham, there's an abstract Picasso statue that's not only cool to look at, but you're allowed to go right up and climb on it. For art museums, take your pick: impressionist masterpieces at the massive Art Institute, psychedelic paintings at the mid-sized Museum of Mexican Art or outsider drawings at the small Intuit gallery.

Steely skyscrapers, top chefs, rocking festivals – the Windy City will blow you away with its low-key cultured awesomeness.

Midwest Bootcamp 2019

East Coast Bootcamp 

August 4 - August 9, 2019

Take a walk through history at the Fire island Lighthouse with a Lighthouse Keeper. Visit the Keeper’s Quarters, historic boathouse and Fresnel Lens Building from a Keeper’s perspective. Tower tours reduced for those on the walk.

If there’s a single truth about Long Island, it’s that one adventure quickly leads to another. This great stretch of sand and surf, history and culture, culinary excellence and local farm stands is New York’s playground. You’ll find exceptional experiences here and you won’t always expect what you find. Long Island likes to surprise you in the best possible ways.


East Coast Bootcamp 2019

Got a question? Need some help getting there? Need to chat it up with a Bootcamper? CONTACT US! We want to support you in your proficiency journey! 

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Hello! This March 1 conference is for administrators, dept chairs, district supervisors or teacher leadership in curriculum. I am coordinating the conference. Please encourage admins to come. We want them to get the message! Stay tuned because I want to have live streaming for all and will send details as I get it. 
I also am planning a conference for June 6 for teachers. Save this date and aflyer will  follow. 
Thank you so much,
Dr. Jennifer Eddy 
PI: NYSED World Language Standards and PD Initiative 
Assistant Professor of World Language Education 
Queens College, CUNY 
Powdermaker Hall 150
Flushing, NY 11367
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