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, 116th St., 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 Session

Using Folktales in the Arabic Classroom

with Lori Langer de Ramirez, Teacher, Dalton School
Featuring presentations by Sarab Al Ani and Sharon Jiang

In the morning portion of the workshop, participants will explore the use of folktales, fables, myths, and other traditional tales in the Arabic Language curriculum. A rationale for the use of stories will be presented, as well as examples of activities, lessons and thematic unit ideas.

In the afternoon session, teachers will be provided with a collection of folktales from the Arabic-speaking world (or they can bring their own) and they will “storyboard” the tales by editing them and re-writing them in Arabic according to the proficiency level needed for their particular classes.

Teachers are encouraged to bring examples of folktales that they are already using in their classes or that they wish to use.