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  • Mercy College NYC

    CONGRESO EDUCATIVO 2024- "Quisqueya: la cuna de América."

    Saturday April 6th, 2024 @ 8:30am-2:30pm

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  • NPE Exam Time Is Approaching

    Heads up, Portuguese teachers! The exam window for the National Portuguese Exam (NPE) is coming up from Monday, February 26 - Monday, April 8, 2024.

    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan
  • NSE & NSC Exam Time Is Approaching

    The exam window for the National Spanish Exam (NSE) and the National Spanish Challenge(NSC) opens from Monday, March 4 - Monday, April 15, 2024.

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  • March 9th Visit & Tour of the Hispanic Museum and Library

    To our wonderful and amazing Members and Colleagues!

    You are invited to a "Visit & Tour of the Hispanic Museum and Library"

    Come join us for an exciting in-person event at the Hispanic Society Museum & Library in New York, NY, USA! Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Hispanic community as we explore the fascinating exhibits and collections.

    Discover the vibrant history, art, and literature of Hispanic cultures of Spain, Latin America and Portugal through the extensive library and remarkable museum displays. Marvel at the stunning artworks, sculptures, and artifacts that showcase the diverse traditions and contributions of the Hispanic world.

    During the tour, the knowledgeable guides will provide captivating insights and stories, offering a deeper understanding of the treasures housed within the museum and library. Don't miss this unique opportunity to expand your cultural horizons and appreciate the beauty of Hispanic heritage.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the opportunities for a class trip.

    Join the AATSP Metro New York Chapter for the Visit & Tour of the Hispanic Museum and Library and embark on a memorable journey through the heart of Hispanic culture!

    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese will provide a total of 2 hours of CTLE Credits. A digital folder of materials to be used for classroom presentations.

    Register by going to the link and purchasing your ticket on Eventbrite: AATSP Metro New York - Visit & Tour of the Hispanic Museum and Library

    Come join us!
     
     
    Feel free to call me if you have any questions.
     
    Francisco A. García-Quezada
    Treasurer 
    American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
    Metropolitan New York Chapter
    845-729-6168
    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan
  • Exam Time Is Approaching

    Heads up, Portuguese teachers! The exam window for the National Portuguese Exam (NPE) is coming up from Monday, February 26 - Monday, April 8, 2024.

    The exam window for the National Spanish Exam (NSE) and the National Spanish Challenge(NSC) opens from Monday, March 4 - Monday, April 15, 2024.

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  • Late Registration is now open for the NSE, NPE, and NSC 📝

    Late Registration Now Open


    The Regular Registration period for our annual AATSP Exams is now closed. 
    Late Registration is now open at $6 per seat until February 23rd, 2024*. Late Registration fees apply for any seats ordered during this period.
     
    *Exam windows vary by exam. Last-Minute Registration fees apply after 2/24/2024.
    The National Spanish Assessment (NSA) remains at $4 per seat throughout the academic year.
     
     
    National competition for students of middle-to-high school Spanish. National Spanish Exam (NSE)
    Motivational challenge for students of elementary-to-middle school Spanish. National Spanish Challenge (NSC)
    National competition for students of middle-to-high school Portuguese. National Portuguese Exam (NPE)
    Assessment tool for teachers of middle-to-high school Spanish. National Spanish Assessment (NSA)
     
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  • #8 New Podcast - NYS Revised Standards

    To our wonderful and amazing Members and Colleagues!

    Below you will find the link to our newest podcast production. 
    We invited Candace Black, Director of the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages of the New York State Education Department to answer your questions regarding the New Standards. Our treasurer, Francisco García Quezada, does a terrific job as host for this podcast.
     
    From past experience we realize that when a new initiative is introduced there are always many questions and a need for more information. We hope this helps you as you are asked to implement the New Standards.
     
    I urge our college/university colleagues to listen to the podcast. It will give you a better understanding of what will be expected from our high school students with regard to world language studies.
     
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  • AATSP METRO NY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

    1. ¡FELIZ DIA DE LOS ENAMORADOS / LA AMISTAD!
     
    2. XPERITAS GRANT - The deadline for the grant is March 6, 2024. I've attached the outline and application form. Many of you have no classes next week. If you haven't applied yet, perhaps you can work on the application.
     
    2. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino - Did you know that this museum is being constructed? Board member Catherine Scott sent this piece of information. Click on the following link to open their website. There are online resources that you may find helpful.
     
    3. 2024 DUES RENEWAL - If you are not current with your dues, PLEASE renew your membership. 
     
    4. The New York League of Puerto Rican Women - is accepting scholarship applications for their 2024 program. Please see below for more information.
    Eunice Santiago, President
    New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. 
    Tel:  917-426-5987
     
    "Educate a woman, and you Educate a family"
     
    16th Year Anniversary Gala, August 8, 2024, at Marina Del Rey
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  • AATSP METRO NY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

    Money Grant Opportunity 

    Dear Colleagues/Members,

    Are you in need of money to purchase materials for your classroom or books to supplement your library? Your principal tells you that there is no money in the budget! S/HE is all tapped out!
    Well, we have teamed up with Xperitas to give a $250 grant to a deserving teacher. What do you have to do? It's simple! Come up with a creative plan to spend the money.
    See the attached information for a full description of what you need to do and the application which must be submitted.
    As always, if there are any questions, please let me know.
    Good luck.
    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan
  • AATSP METRO NY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

    AFRO-LATINO TRAVELS WITH KIM HAAS 

    - In time for Black History/Heritage Month, PBS stations will be televising Kim Haas's productions including her most recent productions on Cali and Colombia's Pacific Coast. You will find the televised schedule below. In the metro area, the PBS stations are on channels 13, 21 and 25. You can DVD the programs at school in order to present to your classes when convenient.

    Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas

     

     

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  • AATSP METRO NY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

    1. CONGRESO EDUCATIVO 2024- Save the date: Saturday, April 6, 2024. This year's theme is "Quisqueya: la cuna de América."
    2. REMINDERS FROM THE NSE OFFICE:

           - Concurso Colorido (Elementary-NSC)-February 16th

           - Senior Scholarships-May 3rd

           -  Regular Registration for NSE/NPE/NSC closes February 9th.

    1. AATSP NSE Scholarships

    - Applications Open for 2024 Teacher Scholarship Awards
    Teachers who are AATSP Members and administer one of the AATSP Exams are eligible to apply for a stipend to attend the Annual AATSP Conference. The 2024 conference will take place in Downtown Portland from June 29th-July 2nd, 2024. Applications are also open for the Teacher Travel Abroad Scholarship, and the new SHH/SHA Award. 
    For more information, visit: nationalspanishexam.org/awards/teachers/ 

    - Applications Open for 2024 Student Scholarship Awards
    Applications for the Junior Travel Abroad Scholarship, the Senior Scholarship, and the Kevin Cessna-Buscemi Global Citizen Scholarship open on October 2, 2023. Application due dates vary by program. 
    For more information, visit: nationalspanishexam.org/awards/students/

    1. INFORMATION FROM NYSED:

     

    Dear World Language Educators,

    The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages is proud to announce the first five webinars in the 2024 World Language Professional Learning Series.

    Below are links to the full 2024 series for the spring semester:

    As always, these webinars will be recorded and uploaded to our website within about a week of the original webinar date for on-demand viewing.  For more information on professional learning webinars for world language educators, please visit our website:  http://www.nysed.gov/world-languages/professional-learning

    We hope you will consider joining us for one or more of these professional learning opportunities.

    Candie

    Candace R. Black

    World Language Associate

    Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages

    New York State Education Department

    2A Richmond Avenue, Park Lewis Hall

    Batavia, NY  14020

    Office:  (518) 473-7505

    Mobile:  (585) 356-0951

    Email:  Candace.black@nysed.gov

    Website:  http://www.nysed.gov/world-languages

    1. GOYA CARES:

    Goya has produced more videos regarding "Child Trafficking." The videos are produced to alert and to educate teachers, guidance councilors, social workers, clergy and parents on how to recognize a child who is being trafficked.  The "coyotes" who are "assisting" the migrants are trafficking children into slavery, women into prostitution and men into gangs. You are the first line of defense when it comes to the children. The videos can be found at the following website: www.goyacares.com 

    1. DUES RENEWAL

    - If you haven't done so already, please renew your dues. I've attached the membership form for your reference.

    1. NATIONAL POSTER CONTEST

     - We will post information next week for this year's competition.

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  • AATSP METRO NY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

    1. TEACHER OF SPANISH NEEDED - There is an immediate need for a full time teacher at St. Vincent Ferrer in Manhattan. If you know of a teacher who may be interested, please send them the following information:
    Saint Vincent Ferrer HS, an all-girls college preparatory school located in Manhattan, finds itself in immediate need of a Spanish teacher for Levels 1 and 2. 
     
    I was wondering if you would have the kindness to promote our job offering via e-mail blast.
     
    Candidates should send a letter and CV to Sister Martha Kunesh at principal@saintvincentferrer.com , and they can copy myself at brivero@saintvincentferrer.com .
     
    Title: High School Spanish Teacher - SEARCH REOPENED
    Description: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: High School Spanish Teacher

    Mount St. Michael Academy, a Catholic all-boys, college prep Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12) located on 22 acres in the Northeast Bronx, is reopening a search for a Spanish Teacher (Grades 9-12) for the 2023 – 2024 academic year: This is a full-time position teaching Spanish to grades 9 - 12.

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
    -Is fluent or near fluent in Spanish.
    -Must possess a bachelor’s degree in the subject or related field. A master’s degree and/or teaching experience would be a plus.
    -Is an energetic, mission driven, team player who is passionate about empowering young men to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to succeed in college.
    -Is enthusiastic about teaching in a Catholic, faith based school.
    -Must be familiar with the NYS curriculum
    -Will work collaboratively with members of the department and the school administration.
    -Communicates effectively with students and parents.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates who are eligible to work in the USA should submit a cover letter with resume to:
    Brother Steve Schlitte
    Principal
    Email: steve.schlitte@mtstmichael.org

    Please include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

    START DATE: ASAP

    JOB TYPE: Full-time, Contract

    SALARY: Compensation commensurate with experience and in the range of$45,000 - $60,000 annually.

    BENEFITS:
    -401(k)
    -Dental insurance
    -Health insurance
    -Life insurance
    -Paid time off
    -Professional development
    -Retirement plan
    -Tuition reimbursement
    -Vision insurance

    SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday

    WORK LOCATION: Applicants must have the ability to commute to:
    4300 Murdock Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10466

    Mount St. Michael Academy is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
    Start Date: 11/1/2023

    2. INFORMATION OF INTEREST- The White House recently invited a group of Salvadoreans of note to a meeting. Below you will find some articles regarding the conference. Please note. I do NOT send this information for any political reason. I send it for you to realize how the government has come to note the growth and importance of this population. You may want to share it with your Salvadorean students.

     https://www.elsalvador.com/noticias/nacional/diaspora-salvadorena-salvadorenos-destacados-en-el-exterior-inmigrantes-estados-unidos/1101530/2023/

    https://dcist.com/story/23/10/25/dc-white-house-salvadoran-day/?fbclid=IwAR3N-6NV4UUFhsW8572qO8b_UlEr3I8jJU0z2NLiLHHddKdDAo91XJdzJ1o

    https://www.telemundowashingtondc.com/noticias/local/la-casa-blanca-celebra-a-la-cultura-salvadorena-y-la-comunidad-presenta-sus-prioridades/2230352/?amp=1&fbclid=IwAR2FdthtUtx7CnZt1Z8bvtBj1pyS3MMtWNyfDEO3fb_xrN_txLC8_TW7XWE

    3. INFORMATION FROM OFFICE OF EDUCATION OF SPAIN

    Estimados compañeros y estimadas compañeras:

    Tenemos el gusto de invitarles a otra de nuestras actividades de formación. Mas información y registro pinchando sobre la imagen.

    18 de noviembre de 12:00 pm a 2:00 pm EST

    Como siempre, certificada, en línea y gratuita.

    Esperamos contar con ustedes.

    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan
  • AATSP METRO NY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

    1. TEACHERS NEEDED FOR THE FALL- The following schools are requesting assistance in their searches:

    -St Jean Baptiste High School located in the Upper East Side is looking for a French teacher that can also teach Spanish.  Please send your CV and Cover letter to: Marisha Berestova at: mberestova@stjean.org 

    - Midwood High School, a large, high-performing public high school in Brooklyn, is seeking excellent teachers to join our world languages team. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both Spanish and French; Spanish only and French only will also be considered. Interested candidates can email Max Pinsky at mpinsky2@schools.nyc.gov

    Staten Island high school is looking for two teachers. Teachers of Spanish/Italian or Italian. The school has a growing Italian program. If you or someone you know is interested, contact Bernie Lopez at BLopez.aatspmetny@gmail.com 

     

    1. NEWS FROM PRAGDA

    SPANISH FILM CLUB GRANTEES 2023!

    hank you so much to all the universities and educational institutions that apply to Spanish Film Club grant this past cycle to bring a Latin film festival on campus.

    We received 61 applications and, with the support of the Spanish government, we awarded a total of 32 matching grants!

    We are excited to work with so many new institutions next semester and grateful for the many universities that return year after year. Your trust means the world to us!

    And remember, next deadline October 15, 2023.

    Spanish Film Club would like to thank our supporters 


    ABOUT PRAGDA

    PRAGDA is the leading educational film distributor for the newest Latin American, Spanish, and Latinx cinema. To learn more, visit www.pragda.com.

     

    ©2023 PRAGDA / 302 Bedford Avenue No. 136, Brooklyn NY 11249 USA / info@pragda.com


      3. NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT is seeking proposals. See below for more information.

    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) #23-018.

    • RFP #23-018 is posted to P-12 Competitive Procurement Contracts
    • Questions relative to this RFP must be sent to PLAN.pilot@nysed.gov no later than close of business on June 28, 2023. A questions and answers summary will be posted by July 12, 2023.
    • A Notice of Intent (NOI) is not a requirement for submitting a complete proposal by the proposal due date; however, please submit a simple email notice stating your organization’s intent to submit a proposal in response to this RFP. Please send the NOI to PLAN.Pilot@nysed.gov by July 19, 2023.
    • All bids are due by 3:00 PM Eastern Time on July 26, 2023.
    • For additional information, please review the full RFP documents. 

     

    4. OFFICE OF EDUCATION OF SPAIN is requesting your assistance with a short survey. Please see below for more information.

    Estimados amigos, 

    Estamos realizando una actualización de la información con la que contamos para poder ofrecerles formación:  

    ·         de acuerdo a su perfil formativo 

    ·         basada en sus necesidades 

    ·         teniendo en cuenta su contexto 

    ·         y el papel que ejerce en su centro 

    Para poder ser más eficaces necesitamos su colaboración contestando a este breve cuestionario. Les agradecemos de antemano su ayuda y estamos a su completa disposición para aclararles cualquier duda. 

    Reciban un afectuoso saludo, 

    Si quiere darse de baja de esta lista de distribución use este formulario.

    Formación de Profesorado

    Embajada de España en Estados Unidos

    Consejería de Educación Estados Unidos y Canadá

     

    5. CHAPTER WEBSITE - We were notified this week that our chapter website (www.aatspmetny.org ) is a finalist in the Chapter Website Competition. If you are a member, it was noted on Wednesday's National Announcements and Reminders. Join me in congratulating our VP Regina Pires who maintains our website.

     

    6. ¡FELIZ DIA DE LOS PADRES!  - We salute all the fathers (and moms who do double duty) on their special day. After a long day at work you go home to your waiting children to take them to practices, to games or just to throw the ball around or in our community to kick the soccer ball around in the yard or the park. You melt when your children cry to go out for ice cream. It's always hard to say no.

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The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education. The AATSP encourages, supports and directs programs and research projects involving the exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information. Through extensive collaboration with educators, professionals, and institutions in other countries, the AATSP contributes to a better and deeper understanding between the United States and the Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking nations of the world.