New York State Association of Foreign Languages Spring Colloquium
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5/3/2014
When: 5/3/2014
Where: Best Western Sovereign
Albany, New York 
United States

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New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Inc. 
Spring Colloquium 
Co-sponsored by COLT 
The 2014 Colloquium of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers 
(NYSAFLT) will be held at the Best Western Sovereign in Albany, New York. It is 
being co-sponsored by the Capitol Organization of Language Teachers (COLT). This 
year’s theme is “Bringing the Common Core to Life: Building Literacy through 
Communication.” Featured Panelists include: Marina Moran, Director of ELA, Harrison 
CSD, Lillian Carey, Director of LOTE, Hauppauge Public Schools, and President of the 
Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), and Laurie 
Clarcq, Marcus Whitman HS, Rushville, NY. 

The NYSAFLT Colloquium is a forum in which LOTE colleagues share perspectives, 
exchange ideas, and develop responses to issues of importance to the LOTE education 
community. At the 2014 Colloquium, participants will focus on how to build literacy 
skills in languages other than English with a focus on the Common Core Standards. 

Workshop titles include: 
#1 Adapting ELA Activities for All Levels of LOTE Classes - Holmes 
#2 Aligning LOTE to the CCSS: Addressing 3 HOT CC Key Ideas - Ketz 
#3 Close Reading in the Foreign Language Classroom - Bel 
#4 Daily Speaking Assessment for Improved Communication - Tuttle 
#5 Getting to the CORE of It All: Checkpoint A++ - Tassani 
#6 Journaling: Supporting Language & Unlocking Cultural Literacy - Clegg 
#7 PACE Lessons: Meet Haruo Yamashita and Tomie de Paola - Martino 
#8 Re-energizing Reading with Graphic Novels - Slocum 
#9 Speaking through the Lens of the IB Programme - Defalco, Distasio, Garcia, Michel