NYATC Winter Conference 2018

Saturday, February 3

مؤتمر فصل الشتاء الدراسي : تدريس الثقافة بشكل شيق في الصف

Cool Culture in the Classroom



Location & Agenda

Knox Hall, Columbia University, 606 W 122nd Street,  New York, NY 10027

9:00  Check-In and Breakfast (catered)
9:30 – 10:45  Concurrent Session #1
10:45 – 11:00  Break
11:00 – 12:15  Concurrent Session #2
12:15 – 1:15  Lunch (catered)
1:15 – 2:30  Afternoon Collaborative Work Session
2:30  Closing Announcements and Survey

Featured Sessions

“Using Folktales in the Arabic Classroom”
with Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez, Director of the World and Classical Languages Department, Dalton School
Participants will explore the use of folktales, fables, myths, and other traditional tales for the Arabic language classroom. A rationale for the use of stories will be presented, as well as examples of activities, lessons and thematic unit ideas. 
Later in the day teachers will have the opportunity to edit a story and design story-based activities for use in their own classroom context. Teachers are encouraged to bring examples of folktales they already use in their classes or that they wish to use. 
Including All Cs Efficiently, Effectively, and Easily in One Lesson” 
with Sarab Al Ani, Senior Lector in Arabic, Yale University
This workshop takes a hands on approach to enable attendees to experience teaching culture in the foreign language classroom in a way that is effective, engaging, and flexible.
Attendees will learn to incorporate teaching culture with the the other C Standards of Foreign Language teaching in a way that is easy, interesting and not time consuming.
“NYATC Leader Work Meeting”
with Victoria Gilbert, Teacher Mentor for NYATC Leaders Group
In this session, NYATC Leaders and their mentor will meet to review and finalize IPA projects for publication and dissemination.
“Strategies for Implementing Project Based Learning in the Language Classroom” 
with Sharon Jiang, Head of Department of Foreign Languages and Arts, William W. Niles School
In this workshop, participants will see examples of project based learning modules and then develop their own to use in their classroom.