Building Blocks of Proficiency


NYSAWLA is proud to offer a series of webinars focusing on The Building Blocks of Language Proficiency. Once registered, attendees will have access to both the live webinars and the archive of completed events. You may attend one, more, or all of the events. CTLE credit will be earned for each live session attended. Below is a list of dates, titles and presenters.


The entire program is offered as an all-inclusive series. For a registration fee of $50, you will have access to all webinars, both live and archived. If joining after the series begins, you will  be given access to the recorded sessions and may attend future live sessions in the series.



January 12 (Tues), 5:00-6:00 PM: Grading Practices in the Language Classroom
Presenter: Ms. Christine Krivicic, Farmingdale Schools

January 26 (Tues), 7:00-8:00 PM: Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms in a Hybrid Setting.
Presenter: Ms. Jenn Nesfield, Northport-East Northport UFSD

January 28 (Thur), 4:00-5:00 PM: Flip Grid for the World Language Classroom
Presenter: Ms. Ada Duran, Valley Stream CHSD

February 4 (Thur), 4:00-5:00 PM: Transformation to Communication
Presenters: Ms. Rosa Kaplan and Ms. Renee Owenburg, Bellmore-Merrick CHSD

February 9 (Tues), 4:00-5:00 PM: Creating an IPA for Authentic Assessment in an Online Setting
Presenter: Ms. Diana Garone, North Shore Schools

February 25 (Thurs) 7:00-8:00 PM: Google Classroom and Google Meets: How to Use Them Effectively in a WL Classroom
Presenter: Ms. Danielle Milazzo, Northport-East Northport UFSD

March 4 (Thurs), 5:30-6:30 PM: Co-Teaching in the World Language Classroom
Presenters: Trish Sihksnel & Kristen Wilkens, Cold Spring Harbor Schools

March 9 (Tues), 4:00-5:00 PM: The Care & Feeding of a Student Teacher
Presenters: Mr. Bill Anderson, Massapequa Schools, Ms. Jenny Maldonado, North Shore Schools, and Dr. Elvira Morse, Hofstra University

March 25 (Thurs), 3:30-4:30 PM: Engaging students in a Hybrid Classroom
Presenter: Ms. Tamar Ramos, Northport-East Northport UFSD

April 6 (Tues) 3:30-4:30 PM: Protocols for Engaging Learners
Presenter: Mr. David Balsamo, Syosset Schools