New York Arabic Teachers’ Council
A network and professional learning community for Arabic educators in the Northeast region
The NYATC provides a forum for Arabic teachers to network, collaborate, and share innovative approaches to teaching with the goal of strengthening and professionalizing the field of Arabic language education by helping teachers support other teachers and their communities. This Council is made possible by the generous support of Qatar Foundation International.
Please see below for information about the webinars, conferences, scholarships for graduate credits, and the leadership initiative.
Conference Dates and Themes
Theme for 2017-2018: Student Engagement
موضوع هذا العام : أستقطاب الطلاب و جذب اهتمامهم
- September 23 – Fall Conference: Keeping it Relevant! Topics that Touch Students’ Hearts and Minds
مؤتمر فصل الخريف الدراسي : تدريس مواضيع تهم الطلاب و تمس قلوبهم و عقولهم
- January 27 – Winter Conference: Cool Culture in the Classroom
مؤتمر فصل الشتاء الدراسي : تدريس الثقافة بشكل شيق في الصف
- April 14 – Spring Conference: Tools for Engaging Students in Learning
مؤتمر فصل الربيع الدراسي : أدوات لضمان استمالة الطلاب و جذب أهتمامهم عند التدريس
- November 1 – Top Tech Tools for Language Teachers
- December 5 – Differentiation in the World Language Classroom
- January 18 – Four Ideas for Freshening Up Your World Language Classroom in 2018
- March 21 – NYC Teachers Share Takeaways from Top Resources
*All webinars take place between 5pm and 7pm.
Guest Facilitators in 2017-2018
This track is for Arabic teachers who have a deep understanding the TELL Framework and want to take their teacher leadership skills to the next level. Teachers in this track will spend time working with a trainer to gain the skills to be responsible for leading sessions, as well as observing and providing feedback to teachers in the general teacher track during peer teaching. Participants in this track will leave the program with the confidence and skills to bring the ideas back to their own schools and districts and be a leader in their world language communities.
Through partnerships with Queens College, Rutgers University, and SUNY Geneseo, NYATC members have the opportunity to apply for scholarships for graduate level courses vetted for best practices that are related to world language teaching. The credits earned through the course can be used towards a masters or currently certified teachers are often able to use these credits for a salary step differential.