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C reate, S hare, I nspire: Gathering Evidence of LOTE Excellence 2014 NYSAFLT Annual Rochester Regional Conference March 8, 2014 Nazareth College.

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1 C reate, S hare, I nspire: Gathering Evidence of LOTE Excellence 2014 NYSAFLT Annual Rochester Regional Conference March 8, 2014 Nazareth College

2 Conference Schedule 8:00 — 8:30 Registration / Exhibits / Coffee 8:30 — 9:00 General Session / Awards 9:00 — 9:50Workshop Session A (Forum) 9:50 — 10:15Exhibitor Session & Refreshments 10:20 — 11:10Workshop Session B 11:20 — 12:10Workshop Session C 12:10 — 1:00Luncheon / Exhibitor Session / Raffle 1:10 — 2:00Workshop Session D Exhibits are available throughout the conference as well as during the two Exhibitor sessions in the Exhibit Hall (gym). Coffee, tea and refreshments will be available in the Exhibit Hall from 7:30-10:30 a.m. A buffet lunch will be available at 12:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

3 Executive Committee 2014 Marie CampanaroFrancesco L. FrattoMichelle Shenton-Mong Second Vice PresidentPresident-ElectSecretary-Treasurer Candace R. BlackWilliam AndersonJohn D. Carlino First Vice President PresidentExecutive Director

4 NYSAFLT Headquarters Staff John Carlino - Executive Director Ken Hughes - Director of Social Media & Technology Barbara Patterson - Assistant Director Brian Page – Administrative Assistant

5 WNY Regional Directors

6 NYSAFLT Rochester Regional Planning Committee Co-Chairs: Erica Kortepeter-Ragan, Allendale Columbia School Heidi Connell, Canandaigua MS Committee Members: Nancy Barnett, Empire State College Candace Black, Eastridge HS Marie Campanaro, Cosgrove MS Véronique Cheniaux, Canandaigua Academy Mark Critelli, Pittsford Sutherland HS Birgit Deir, Nazareth College Annamaria Falzarano, Greece CSD Lucy Ferruzza, East Irondequoit MS Katrina Kastberg, Eastridge HS Barbara Kruger, Finger Lakes Community College Mireille Le Breton, Nazareth College Anne Lutkus Ida Wilder, Greece Athena HS

7 Regional Planning Committee The Rochester Regional Planning Committee meets once a month from September to Nazareth College. If interested, please provide your name and contact information in the comment section of the evaluation form or the ½ sheet found in your folders.

8 Mark your calendars!

9 It’s NYSAFLT.org Advocacy ◦ Federal and State opportunities to advocate for LOTE ◦ Position statements ◦ Materials ◦ How-to guides ◦ Video updates ◦ And more! Professional support program Webinars Foreign Language Website of the Year Publication archives Parents as Language Partners page Student recognition certificates Listserv archives (Members and Job Placement) Conference information Awards, scholarships, and grants Information for administrators Podcasting/Videocasting via iTunes FLES Merchandise Job placement assistance And much, much, more!

10 Membership – Best deal around! $55 - Regular $35 - Associate (part-time/unemployed) $25 - Retiree $15 - Full-time student * * * * * * * * New * * * * * * * * * Special Payment Options Two easy payments Auto-renewal

11 Vendors & Exhibitors We sincerely thank the following vendors and exhibitors: K12 Books L & L Enterprises Magnabilities Passports Inc. Proficiency Press Programa de Intercambio Cultural Internacional Rochester International Film Festival Vista Higher Learning Alliance Française de Rochester American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Association of Teen-Age Diplomats (ATAD) Carole D. Fredericks Foundation, Inc. Chester Technical Services Inc. Cool Bean Perks El Buen Amigo Houghton Mifflin

12 Raffles Remember to attend both Exhibitor sessions at 9:50 and 12:10 during which time we will hold raffles with great prizes from:

13 Handouts & materials We’re going GREEN! Many of the presenters have uploaded their workshop materials and PowerPoint presentations to for convenient access for conference attendees.

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15 Workshop feedback Use your smart phone or tablet to scan this QR Code to rate the workshops you attend today or go to If you don’t have a QR reader app already, download a free one from the App store using your Smart device. Start the app, then scan the code!

16 Rate the workshops in real time!

17 Conference evaluation You can also find the online conference evaluation form at: (Paper copies are available in your folders – turn these in at the Registration desk or wherever you see a marked box.)

18 Conference evaluation

19 2014 Friend of Foreign Language Award Rochester International Film Festival (Movies on a Shoestring, Inc.) Josephine Perini

20 The NYSAFLT Rochester Regional Planning Committee sincerely thanks for 44 years of continued support in providing meeting and conference facilities for our organization and the teachers of the Rochester area. NAZARETH COLLEGE

21 Session A - Keynote workshop Mary Holmes is a French and Spanish language teacher in the New Paltz Central School District. She has presented nationally, for Blaine Ray Workshops, regionally, and state-wide, winning the NYSAFLT Best of Show workshop in She just completed a term on the executive committee of NYSAFLT, serving as President in Mary is a former Associate for LOTE at the New York State Education Department. Creativity & the Common Core


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