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  • Congreso Educativo-"Mi gente en los Estados Unidos"

    Presenters: Ken Stewart and Laura Zinke- "Afro-Caribbean Poetry, Music and Art"

    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan
  • Puerto Rico

    AATSP 104th Annual Conference in Puerto Rico

    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan
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  • Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem vindo!

    Recent news and updates from our chapter:

    Dear Member/Colleague,
    Following are a few announcements and reminders as of 12/15/21:                                                               
    1. PODCAST #5 -Attached you will find the link for our 5th podcast.  We interviewed the director of the Mexican Studies Institute at Lehman College and the chief librarian of the Puerto Rican Studies Institute at Hunter College.   Both institutes offer many services to the educational community including students and the public.  I believe you will find much helpful information for you and your students.
    We would also like to thank the chapter's Podcast Committee for their time and recommendations:
    Dr. Alan Hartman - Director of World Languages at Mercy College.  Alan serves as the host of the podcast.
    Ms. Mara-Lee Bierman - Professor Emerita of Rockland Community College.
    Dr. Liliana Soto-Fernández - Professor Emerita of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC
    Ms. Rosanny Genao - Teacher of Spanish at the High School of American Studies, Bronx, NY.
    2. CHAPTER POSTER CONTEST - Do you have students that are artistically inclined?  The poster contest is a great way to develop their artistic skills, as well as motivate them to do research.  Attached you will find more information and entry form. Look under the tab on our website.
    3.The board and I hope that the New Year finds you well. I know that the COVID virus put a damper on many of your New Year get-togethers, but we do what we have to do to keep healthy. Hopefully your colleagues and students return well.
    4. The 2022 National Poster Contest information is attached.  The first attachment outlines the requirements and registration information.  The second attachment is the Student Entry Form.  Remember.  Your submissions go to us at the chapter level first.  The deadline is March 1, 2022.
    5. Have you registered for our Winter PD Event?  "The Many Faces of the Portuguese Diaspora" will be a Zoom webinar with Professor Emeritus Peter Tarlow of Texas A and M.  I guarantee you will find his presentation  to be  exceptional.  CTLE credit will be given.  The webinar is this Saturday, January 8th at 10:00 a.m.  Kindly use the attachment for registration information.
    Bernie L.
    Bernard A. López
    AATSP Metro NY Chapter

    You can always find all the links to the  podcast on our Anchor profile, at

    As always, if you have any concerns or questions, email me at

    As always, we wish you good health and peace during these turbulent times. Enjoy the holidays! Have a wonderful entrance to the new year 2022!
    Stay safe! ¡Todos a una! 
    Bernard A. López
    President of the AATSP Metro NY Chapter
    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan
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