PSMLA Fall Conference (Register); PSMLA Coffee Hours; PD Opportunity

Created on Tuesday, 21 Sep 2021 12:24:21

PSMLA’s 2021 Fall Virtual Conference will take place from Wednesday, October 13 through Saturday, October 16.

The virtual conference will begin on Wednesday, October 13 with an opening keynote address by ACTFL’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, Rebecca Blouwolff, and end with a closing address by the Second Lady of Pennsylvania, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, on Saturday, October 16.

 Over 30 live interactive sessions will be presented after the typical school day from Thursday, October 14 through Saturday, October 16. Additionally, pre-recorded sessions will be available on-demand on Thursday, October 14 through February 28, 2022.  Presentations will address topics about communicative pedagogy, technology integration, diversity/equity/inclusion/social justice, and more. 

Registration for PSMLA members is only $30! For more information including session descriptions, a complete overview of the conference schedule, and more, visit Act 48 credit available for PSMLA members.

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Spanish Coffee Hour: Hora del Cafecito

Te invito a disfrutar de la Hora del Cafecito, un espacio para compartir y charlar con nuestros colegas en un ambiente informal y relajado.

The Spanish Coffee Hour will be on Wednesday, September 22, from 4:00 to 5:00pm vía Zoom with Isabel. 

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 22 by noon

Register here

Attention Spanish & French teachers:

Please join us on Saturday October 2nd from 10am-12pm for two wonderful opportunities offered by MLAPV and Vámonos Tours. This event is free to MLAPV members and friends. All you need to do is join us via the zoom link information detailed below for a wonderful opportunity to take a dive into Puerto Rico and Martinique. See descriptions of the programming below.

We hope to see you there! 

Topic:  ViVamonos: Insiders Old San Juan & Martinique (PR & Martinique)
Time: Oct 2, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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THEMES: Cultural awareness, Spanish, history, urbanism 

PRESENTER: Bernardo Benetti 

LANGUAGE: English and Spanish 

DESCRIPTION: Meet a certified tour guide and explore one of the oldest living cities in the Western Hemisphere. Walkthrough UNESCO heritage sites and other unique Old San Juan landmarks. Meet & connect with local piragueros along the way, live! 

DESTINATION: Martinique 

THEMES: Music, history, anthropology, French 

LANGUAGE: French and English 

PRESENTERS: Your Vamonos host with our local Martiniquais M/C 

DESCRIPTION: Meet Vamonos’ most electric speaker, presenter, M/C, musician, and artist. Learn fun dances and games, along with some live percussion, as you find out how music and mother earth played a key role in offering slaves a respite from slavery. 


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