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  • Virtual

    METRO NY CONGRESO-Virtual Conference

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    9:00 – 9:30 AM

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    Welcoming remarks - Anna Montserrat, Chapter Vice-president

    Greetings - Bernard A. López, Chapter President and Sheri Spaine Long, Executive Director, AATSP


    9:30 – 10:30 AM

    Session A - Preparing for AP Spanish from Level 1 – Ken Stewart, Vista Higher Learning

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    Success on the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam is the result of years of preparation. What strategies can be used from first and second year to introduce students to the speaking and writing tasks they’ll be asked to do in years four and five? Ken will share test-taking tips for students taking the exam this spring as well as activities to prepare students starting at the novice and intermediate proficiency levels. He will also share common pitfalls for heritage and native speakers to avoid in order to improve their performance.



    Session B - My Favorite Things: Best Practices for the Elementary World Language Classroom – Liz Sacco, Vista Higher Learning

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    Description: Motivation and success are the key elements in learning another language. In this workshop we will fill your bag of tricks with a variety of fun and effective activities that will keep your students engaged and eager to speak, read, listen and write in the target language. 


    10:30 – 10:50AM

    Student/Teacher Awards

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    Watch the Awards Presentation Video

    First Place Digital Poster Contest – Michaell Santos, Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice

    First Place Hand Drawn Poster Contest – Jiahe Wang, Stuyvesant High School

    First Place Website Contest – Sumiko Yu, Midwood High School

    Ruth Bennett Award – Vilma I. Fernández 

    Teacher of the Year Award – Rosanny Genao

    Theodore Huebener Award – Anna Montserrat 

    10:50 – 11:50AM

    Los Caminos a Santiago, los Caminos en el Aula – Jacobo Gutiérrez, Asesor Técnico de Educación. Consulado General de España en Nueva York

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    Resumen: 2021 es Año Santo Compostelano. En esta presentación expondremos la utilidad del Camino como un recurso cultural y lingüístico en la clase de español. De él se puede aprovechar todo: historia, geografía, literatura, arte, gastronomía, tradiciones y costumbres, simbología… Viajaremos todos por los Caminos, que son muy variados: por dónde, cómo, por qué, para qué, cuándo.


    11:50 – 12:20PM

    Health and Wellness for the Classroom Teacher – Luz Mariela Álvarez

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    Description:In this workshop, participants will learn three easy techniques for navigating stressful situations, as well as how to use reiki to sooth and calm their body. Attendees will also learn what elements they can change in their environment in order to reduce stress.


    12:20 – 1:20PM

    ¡Sí puedes!  La tortilla de patatas a tu alcance – Nieves Baranda, Ph.D., Agregada de Educación. Consulado General de España en Nueva York

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    Resumen: Taller dedicado a explicar cómo se hace una tortilla de patatas o tortilla española. Aunque se tratarán brevemente de los orígenes e historia de este plato tan rico y famoso, el centro de atención será explicar la receta y mostrar muchas de sus alternativas, de modo que todos puedan encontrar cómo hacerla de acuerdo a su familiaridad con la cocina.

    1:20 – 1:30


    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan
  • Atlanta, Georgia

    AATSP 103rd . Annual Conference, Atlanta –Georgia July 8-11.

    ● Conference theme:
    Celebrando a diversidade: O espanhol e o português
    Celebrando la diversidad: El español y el portugués
    ● Call for proposals deadline extended until December 2, 2020.(There is a list of the sessions the
    AATSP will be involved during the conference)
    ● Must Visit attractions: The Coca –Cola Museum, Atlanta Botanical Gardens

    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan
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AATSP NY Chapter News Feed:

  • Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem vindo!

    Recent news and updates from our chapter:

    Dear Member/Colleague,
    Following are a few announcements and reminders as of 04/13/21:                                                               
    1. PODCAST #3 - "Teaching Native Speakers: A Journey of learning and discovery." - Three veteran pedagogues share their ideas on what it takes to successfully teach native speakers.  Dr. Gerardo Piña Rosales - professor emeritus from Lehman College and emeritus director of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lingua Española joins Francisco García Quezada - chair of World Languages at North Rockland High School  and Dr. Porfirio Rodríguez of Ramapo High School and ANLE. Click on the link below to listen in on their conversation.
    I would like to thank the podcast committee for their time and effort to produce this podcast.
    - Prof. Mara-Lee Bierman
    - Ms. Rosanny Genao
    - Dr. Alan Hartman - our podcast moderator
    - Dr. Liliana Soto-Fernández.
    2. CONGRESO VIRTUAL - is less than two weeks away (April 24th).  Have you registered?  Attached is the link for the program and registration information.  Our national Executive Director, Dr. Sheri Spaine Long will join us and will greet us as we begin the morning.  Remember you will earn 4 1/2 CTLE credits for attending.
    3. AATSP NATIONAL CONFERENCE - will take place in Atlanta, GA on July 8th.  Early bird registration has been extended to May 1st.  Conference and Hotel registration can be found at the national 
    Thanks to Adriana Aloia, our board member, and Cynthia Flax of the Upper New York chapter, National will be giving our New York teachers CTLE credits.  
    4. DUES - We thank you if you have paid your 2021 dues.  If you haven't, please do so.  
    5. FACEBOOK - Have you visited our FB site?  "AATSP Metropolitan New York"  Give us a visit and a LIKE.
    6. CHAPTER WEBSITE - have you visited our website?  You will find much helpful information at 
    Have a great week!

    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.
    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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