PLF(CfS); PSMLA Webinars; TL Coffee Hours; Multiple PD Opportunities

Created on Wednesday, 03 Feb 2021 08:55:20

Join us TODAY for a Coffee Hour in French!

Do you want to take a break?

Come to the Coffee Hour and enjoy the opportunity to chat in French! Food, travel, movies, pastimes, and more are “au menu”.

During our PSMLA World Language Advocacy Month, I am inviting you to join me at our Virtual Coffee hour on Wednesday,  February 3, from 4 to 5 PM.

Venez faire une pause au Café!  

Vous voulez relaxer, discuter de tout et de rien, de nourriture, de voyages, de vos passe-temps favoris, rire, échanger des expériences d’enseignement et tout ça en français, alors venez au Café.  Il me fera plaisir de vous y accueillir.

If you are interested, please register here

À très bientôt,

Edith Guay


Celebrate Language Advocacy Month with PSMLA 
Come explore, utilize, and enjoy a collection of resources and events in celebration of Language Advocacy Month throughout February! Learn through biweekly webinars, relax with immersion coffee hours and mindfulness activities, and find resources for each day of the month to use in your classroom.
Be sure to register for webinars and coffee hours in advance. Membership is not required. 


Seal of Biliteracy Webinar

A free webinar explaining the Seal of Biliteracy will be offered on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00 PM for all PSMLA members. The webinar will be hosted by one of our PSMLA Executive Council members, Cherie Garrett, who was awarded the 2020 NECTFL Mead Leadership Fellowship to increase the number of schools offering the Seal of Biliteracy at the district level in Pennsylvania and to pass the Seal of Biliteracy at the state level.  The 45-minute presentation will explain the purpose of the Seal of Biliteracy and all the necessary information to offer it at your school building or school district even though PA hasn’t passed the Seal at the state level yet.  Offering the Seal of Biliteracy is a great way to promote your world language program and to recognize students’ proficiency in English and a second language and can be earned even during a pandemic.

To register for this event, you will need to log in to your PSMLA account or create a new account. When you click on "Register" you will be asked to log in if you have not done so already. If you need to renew your membership or to create a new account, click here. The workshop is open to all current members as well as to members whose membership has expired or to individuals who sign up for a new account. A membership does not need to be purchased at this time.  The last day to register is February 8th.

For more details and to register for the event, please visit the PSMLA website.


Pennsylvania Language Forum, Call for submissions: 

PSMLA's premier language journal, Spring 2021.  Deadline:  February 15, 2021.

PSMLA members are encouraged to submit articles, lesson plans, and projects to share with our colleagues. Additionally, the PLF, has added a Peer Review Process into our journal. Throughout the history of the Pennsylvania Language Forum, many scholars have contributed excellent original research and research-driven articles, and the addition of the Peer Review component continues that long tradition. Please visit our website for submission requirements.


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, Febraury 17, from 4:00 to 5:00pm vía Zoom with Isabel. Deadline for registration is Monday, February, 15. 

Isabel Espino de Valdivia


Immersive Swap Shop & Cooking Demo - Sat. Feb. 27th, 2021

The Western PA chapter of the AATSP invites you to an Immersive Swap Shop and Cooking Demo on Saturday, Feb. 27th, 2021 via Zoom (10am-1pm).  The event will start with a mindfulness meditation and networking, followed by creative teaching presentations by regional teachers, and end with a cooking demo (we’ll send a simple ingredients list and recipe in advance if you would like to follow along!).

The event is free and open to the public, and we offer Act 48 credits.

RSVP to mcmahon@setonhill.edu.


Instituto Cervantes in New York 

The Consejería de Educación, Embajada de España is developing several free teachers´ workshops for this Winter term 2021.  Details on the winter seminar series can be found here.


PEP Applications Due

This is a reminder that hard copy PEP applications are to be postmarked by Saturday, February 13th, while all online submissions must be received by Saturday, February 13th. Also, all schools whose award was to expire December 31, 2020 will have their award extended until December 31, 2021. The PEP Awards Committee


PSMLA Fall 2021 Conference--Call for Session Proposals

The PSMLA Fall 2021 Conference, will be held primarily virtually on Thursday, October 14 through Saturday, October 16 with an opening Keynote on Wednesday, October 13. The deadline for the submission of proposals is Sunday, March 28. Complete this form with your proposal.


PSMLA Global Scholars: Cultivating Interculturality

Could your year, students, and program use a “shot in the arm” (LOL/MDR/Jajaja/Lamito!)?

Could your department benefit from working with other departments in your school toward a common goal?

Would your students appreciate the opportunity to be honored for their efforts at graduation by adding slightly to their existing curriculum and activities?

And all of this at no cost?

The PSMLA Global Scholars Program, part of a national initiative, was launched in 2015. After only 5 years, 320 students in Pennsylvania have achieved the status of PSMLA Global Scholars Graduates.

In this free interactive webinar, find out more about the program and how to implement it in your school, ask questions of, share concerns with, and get tips from current PSMLA Global Scholars Advisors from various schools, and build your enrollment so students can further develop their language skills along as well as their interculturality.

Please register by February 10, 2021.

To learn more and to register for the event visit the PSMLA website.

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