2013 NYSAFLT/LECNY REGIONAL

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MentorMob 
Rosanne Perla, Italian & Spanish teacher, ESM High School

Mentormob is a free online application that you can use to differentiate instruction and organize your lesson in a step by step playlist.  It can include worksheets, PDF files, Microsoft Word files, PowerPoints, video clips and other online sources.  Examples provided.

2013 SUPER LECNY PRESENTATIONS

Brown Bag Stories

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Nathan Lutz, French & Spanish teacher, Manlius Peeble Hill School 

Learn how to stretch your students' creativity  while also pushing their proficiency levels.  Your students will be talking, listening, and laughing while learning with this easy no-tech activity.

Brown Bag Stories ppt.pdf
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Beyond Flashcards

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Diane Burke, Spanish teacher, West Genesee School District

Manipulative vocabulary activities that provide opportunities for students to advance from studying vocabulary in isolation to making connections and seeing the bigger picture.

Beyond Flashcards.pdf
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Pecha Kucha:  A Talking Tool

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Joanne E. O'Toole, Ph. D., SUNY Oswego

Learn about the strategy of Pecha Kucha and variations of it that can be used to prompt and facilitate your students' target language speaking.

Pecha Kucha.pdf
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Novel in an Hour

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Chris Caskey

Teaching literature in a language class:  a jigsaw technique where groups of students are responsible for different sections of a novel.  Focusing students on improving reading comprehension skills in any language, it encourages cooperation and communication as well as decision-making and creativity.

Novel in an Hour.pdf
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The State of the Field:  Idioms, First Language Use and Social Networking in Second Language Classrooms

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Amanda Brown, Ph.D., Carla Zimmerman-Edison, Joy Tang, Olivia Rhinehart, Syracuse University

A SUPER-speedy overview of cutting-edge research in three contemporary areas of language teaching and learning:  (1) Teaching and learning idioms; (2) Use of the first language in the second language classroom; and (3) Second language learning and teaching with social networking sites.

Second Language Learning Teaching with Social Networking Sites ppt.pdf
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Teaching and Learning Idioms in the L2 Classroom.pdf
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Teachers Use of L1 in L2 Classrooms.pdf
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Skype Hype:  Top Ten Tips

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Susana Senties-Nevin, Spanish teacher, Fayetteville-Manlius School District

Some suggestions for using Skype in your classroom.  Practical ideas for setting up your equipment, preparing activities, and training your students to use this free application.

Top 1 Tips for Using Skype.pdf
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A Preview to Visual Thinking Strategies

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Pamela Russell, Spanish teacher & Nicole Ewing, Spanish teacher, Vestal High School


These strategies will enhance your students' ability to think critically, make connections and improve language and literacy skills through discussion.

A Preview to Visual Thinking Strategies.pdf
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2012 LECNY/NYSAFLT REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Hispaniola:  One Island, Two Cultures

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Tracy Brady, Spanish & French Teacher, ESM High School

Two often contradictory cultures with a tumultuous history inhabit the island of Hispaniola.  Learn about the history of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, how their cultures intersect and diverge, and gain insight into the modern day relationship between them today.


http://lecnyhispaniola.wikispaces.com/


SUPER-LECNY 2012 PRESENTATIONS

"Can You Write A Quality Multiple-Choice Question?"

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Barbara Allen, Spanish Teacher, Vernon-Verona Sherrill    Barbara Patterson, Assistant Director NYSAFLT

The dos and don'ts of developing solid, well-written and quality multiple-choice questions, choosing appropriate sources for test items, writing valid listening settings and selecting appropriate listening stimuli.  Also included are how to calculate item difficulty, balance the level of difficulty and types of questions acceptable at each cognitive level.

Writing Quality Multiple-Choice Questions
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"Teaching the Native Speaker in Your Class"

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Diana Pérez, Spanish Teacher, Institute of Technology, Syracuse City School District

Gather some ideas and perspective for teaching this diverse group of students.

Teaching Heritage Learners
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"How to be a Highly Effective World Language Teacher"

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Nancy Gates, Chittenango School District     Jennifer Roethel, West Genesee School District

A brief overview of APPR as well as examples of professional practices that will enable teachers to receive the highest rating.

APPR
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How to be a Highly Effective World Language Teacher
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"Smartphones (Mlearning) for Smarter Language Learners and Better Speakers"

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Harry Tuttle, Onondaga Community College

See many ways to use smartphones and cell phones to improve students' speaking ability and culture.

Smartphones
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"Puerto Rican Folktales"

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Nicholas Spanswick, SUNY Oswego                                      JoAnne O'Toole, SUNY Oswego

Get to know Juan Bobo, a cultural product of Puerto Rico, who is simultaneously simple and complex.

Juan
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"Bien Dire: Reading and Listening Integration for Upper-Level French Classes"

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Denise Mahns, Fayetteville-Manlius                                        Sarah Woodward-Jones, Fayetteville-Manlius

Several lessons incorporating the resources of Bien Dire magazine and audio supplement in upper-level French courses.  Lessons aligned to the new AP French Language and Culture course topics and suitable for junior and senior French students.

Bien Dire Food Activity
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Bien Dire Transportation Activity.pdf
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SUPER-LECNY 2011 PRESENTATIONS

“Cool Things to Know when Lesson Planning for our 21st Century Classes”

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Susana Senties Delmar      Fayetteville-Manlius      

What do experienced teachers, brain research and the web have in common?  How to achieve better results in the LOTE classroom. 
Included is a Power Point on backward planning and a link to the website of Greg Duncan and his resources:
http://www.interprepinc.com/Home.html

Backward Planning
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"Las Filipinas y Espana: Teaching the Philippines in Your Classroom"

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Rosanne Luis     SUNY Oswego                     

Did you know that there is a country in Asia that was colonized by Spain?  The Philippines.  Learn about how you can teach this country in your classroom
Included is a Power Point on the Philippines.


Philippines
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“Lessons that Connect Communities”

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Joanne E. O'Toole, Ph.D., SUNY Oswego   Jillian Richardson, SUNY Oswego      

Consider how lesson design can value the diverse communities of your learners as it builds community within the classroom:  One teacher’s approach and its outcomes.



Lessons that Connect Communities
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“Create Positive Culture Experiences For Your Students”

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Harry Tuttle, OCC        

How do you students really react to your use of culture in the classroom? Analyzing and presenting cultural experiences for positive understanding.  Included is a link to his article and Flickr images on Spanish cultural topics that he has collected.
http://wp.me/p262R-uS

"Mindful Tools

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MaryEllen McGrane & Jean Lynch, Liverpool
 
Kinesthetic learning and visual strategies to engage your students' brains into learning your content.  Included is a Power Point on kinesthetic movement.


Kinesthetic Movement
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