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  • 50th Annual Congreso Educativo

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    1. OUR 50TH ANNUAL CONGRESO EDUCATIVO - will be Saturday, April 29th at Mercy College (Manhattan Campus). 
    We will be honoring Dr. Marlene Gottlieb, Chair of Modern Languages of Manhattan College, Shannon DiStefano of Vista Higher Learning will receive the Ruth Bennett Award for Contributions to Hispanic Studies and Culture, and Francisco García Quezada, our treasurer, will receive the Theodore Huebener Award for Service to the Chapter.
    Entertainment will be provided by Raíces Chilenas and Wilma Cárdenas and her group. They will perform folkloric dances and songs. 
    Kindly see the attached flyer for the agenda and registration information. Six hours of CTLE credit will be given. Please share with your colleagues.
    For Registration Please Click Here --> OUR 50TH ANNUAL CONGRESO EDUCATIVO  
    2. PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS - The deadline is Saturday, April 1st. For more information follow this link: 
    3.NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION OF SPAIN -  FORMATHON. Talleres de éxito para el éxito docente. ¡¡Ya está aquí!!


    Hasta el día 9 de abril tienes a tu disposición la grabación de una selección de nuestros talleres de mayor éxito. ¡¡Sácales el mayor partido!! 

    Haga clic aqui para más información --> Formathon: Talleres de Exito...

    4. TEATRO SEA - Is presenting a bilingual, family-friendly take on Cervantes' classic epic "Don Quijote de la Mancha." The play will be put on from March 21 to May 13th. Teatro SEA is located on Suffolk St. on the Lower East Side. Due to the pandemic Teatro SEA is not doing well financially and is in desperate need of our assistance. For more information go to 




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    Fecha límite: 15 de abril de 2023

    El Instituto de Estudios Dominicanos de CUNY (CUNY DSI, por sus siglas en inglés) del City College of New York (CCNY), se complace en invitarle a presentar su solicitud al programa de becas 2023-2024, para personas dominicanas cuya integridad física, profesional o imagen pública se ha visto amenazada o en riesgo por defender la democracia y la libertad expresión en sus espacios sociales de incidencia. El CUNY DSI ha recibido fondos de la Fundación Andrew W. Mellon para el financiamiento de dichas becas. Estas becas están destinadas para personas de la República Dominicana, que se desempeñan como intelectuales, profesores, escritores, artistas (en el campo de la plástica, audiovisual, fotografía, de la música), periodistas y comunicadores sociales y en otras áreas en el ámbito de las humanidades, y cuyo trabajo es amenazado, sancionado, censurado o suprimido por cuestionar o ir en contra del estatus quo, las elites económicas y gobernantes, la religión y, en general, la normativa cultural tradicional de la sociedad dominicana. Con estas becas el CUNY DSI persigue:
    (1) ofrecer un espacio en la academia y en la sociedad norteamericana a las personas estudiosas y productoras de conocimientos humanísticos en la República Dominicana cuyo trabajo parte de un pensamiento crítico, contestatario y rebelde, pero confronta amenazas, exclusión y mordazas, afectando la estabilidad y la seguridad económica y el derecho a una vida digna en la sociedad dominicana.

    (2) ampliar y fortalecer significativamente el derecho de la sociedad civil a la libertad de pensamiento y expresión en naciones con una larga trayectoria de sistema democrático plenamente establecido, como la República Dominicana, los Estados Unidos y otras partes del mundo.
    Las personas seleccionadas de la República Dominicana tendrán la oportunidad de continuar su trabajo en el CUNY DSI, un instituto de investigación de renombre dedicado a la producción de conocimiento sobre las personas de origen dominicano. El Instituto de Estudios Dominicanos es parte del City College de Nueva York, la institución pública de educación superior más antigua de la ciudad de Nueva York y una de las primeras manifestaciones de valores democráticos en la educación postsecundaria en los Estados Unidos.
    Para leer Quiénes Cualifican - Beneficios y Compensación - Responsabilidades de las Personas Becadas - Requisitos para Solicitar
    Para consultas
    Si tiene preguntas sobre la elegibilidad, los requisitos de la beca o los documentos que se deben enviar, comuníquese con el Dr. Pierre Losson, Subdirector del Instituto de Estudios Dominicanos de CUNY, escribiendo a o llamando al (212) 650-7496.

    Fechas importantes
    Fecha límite de solicitud: 15 de abril de 2023
    Fecha de notificación: 2 de mayo de 2023
    Fecha de inicio de la beca primer semestre: 25 de agosto de 2023




    Deadline: April 15, 2023

    The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) of the City College of New York (CCNY) is pleased to request applications for the 2023-24 Fellowship for Threatened Dominican scholars, a pioneering program in Dominican Studies, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Fellowship for Threatened Dominican scholars seeks to broaden the scope of current conversations on censorship and suppression of civil liberties by examining the limits on people’s freedom to think and speak in fully-established and long-lasting democratic nations. The Fellowship will substantially increase and deepen current discussions about intellectual freedom—particularly freedom of thought and expression— in the Dominican Republic, the United States, and worldwide. Selected candidates from the Dominican Republic will have the opportunity to continue their work at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, a reputable research institute devoted to the production of knowledge about people who trace their ancestry to the Dominican Republic. The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is located within the City College of New York, the oldest public institution of higher education in New York City and one of the first manifestations of democratic values in post-secondary education in the United States.

    The Fellowship for Threatened Dominican Scholars will provide an institutional visiting-residence at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute to intellectuals, artists, journalists, writers, and other professionals and producers of knowledge who feel harassed, vulnerable, and in fear of losing their livelihood because their work challenges the status quo and the prevailing social order in the Dominican Republic. These threats include the risk of losing job promotion, denying or delaying of loans sponsored by the government, discredit and harm of reputation in social media, loss of employment for unknown or unclear reasons, social isolation, and police harassment and brutality for participation in peaceful demonstrations, among others.
    To Read Who Can Apply - Benefits & Compensation - Fellow Responsibilities - Application Requirements
    For Inquiries:
    For questions regarding eligibility, fellowship requirements, or the documents to be submitted, please contact Dr. Pierre Losson, Associate Director of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, via email at or by phone at (212) 650-7496.
    Key Dates
    Application deadline: April 15th, 2023
    Notification date: May 2nd, 2023
    Fellowship start date: August 25th, 2023
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  • AATSP Spring Professional Development at the MET 03/18/2023: Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art

    To our wonderful and amazing Members and Colleagues!

    Yesterday our members enjoyed a well and thorough tour at the MET for an exclusive exhibit, "Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art". We had a wonderful tour guide that explained the meaning and the history behind each piece of art presented in this exhibit. 

    This exhibit will be closing soon on April 2, 2023. If you'd like to check it out for yourself and bring your family, it is well worth the experience!

    Please use this link for more information: Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art

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  • AATSP Winter PD 03/04/2023: Kim Haas-Afro Latinos: 500 Years of Glory and Greatness

    To our wonderful and amazing Members and Colleagues!

    This past Saturday, March 4th, we had a wonderful winter Pd and explored the Afro-Latino roots of Latin America with Kim Haas. We all took away something amazing and we look forward to seeing Kim Haas and her series on PBS!

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    1. NATIONAL POSTER CONTEST - The deadline is approaching, March 17th.
    2. GLORIA WALDMAN - Former professor at York College, CUNY has published Frente a las tablas puertorriqueñas: La crítica de teatro para El Nuevo Día." KIndly see the attached flier.
    3. SAVE THE DATE - April 29th. An all-day professional development highlighting Chile. We will have presenters to speak on Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda and Nicanor Parra, as well as tourism, present-day Chile and entertainment. We are also arranging for a Chilean lunch. Don't forget the tómbola. 
    4. CHECKOUT OUR CHAPTER WEBSITE - For current information and suggestions to help you in the classroom: 
    5. OFFICE OF EDUCATION OF SPAIN - See below for details on their podcast.

    Sábado 18 de marzo, 12.00 EST


    El Podcast, el teatro y el cine como herramientas de transformación a través de la comunicación

    "¡Maestro, yo no quiero ser artista!”

    En alguna ocasión Juan Ramón ha tenido que escuchar esta frase. Y es que cuando propone a sus alumnos y alumnas jugar con la palabra, les atenaza la vergüenza y aparece la coraza. No obstante, cuando crecen y descubren que el teatro, la radio y el cine les ayudan a transformar su entorno próximo y a comunicarse de forma eficaz, la opinión cambia. Todos quieren ser agentes activos del cambio personal y social que están construyendo.  

    Con el cine, la radio y el teatro los estudiantes experimentan el poder de la comunicación a través de la lengua y el lenguaje corporal. 

    Más información y registro aquí.

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

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    To our wonderful and amazing Members and Colleagues!

    Please see the flier below for our Winter PD!

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    1. CHAPTER POSTER CONTEST- All entries are due tomorrow. Remember all entries must be submitted electronically to our VP, Regina Pires. 
    2. NATIONAL POSTER CONTEST - Entries are due to us (Regina Pires) on March 13th.
    3. WINTER PD EVENT- We will be having our first in person chapter meeting on Saturday, March 4th. I guarantee a terrific and informative event. Please look for more information under a separate email.
    4. THE INSTITUTO CERVANTES- Below you will find a reminder for their conference on February 25th. Take note. It will be both in person and virtual.

    "Os vuelvo a enviar el folleto del programa de la Jornada de enseñanza de español para hablantes de herencia, que se celebrará el día 25 de febrero,, coorganizada con Fairfield University. Informaros de que también hemos abierto la inscripción para asistencia en línea, además de presencial. Por tanto, también estará dirigido a personas que se encuentren fuera de Nueva York o no puedan asistir presencialmente. Al final del folleto veréis que hay dos links para inscribirse: una para matrícula presencial y otro para matrícula online. Os agradeceré mucho que le deis la divulgación que creáis oportuna."

    1. OFFICE OF EDUCATION OF SPAIN- Did you say you are looking for scholarship information? Please see below for information.

    We are reaching out today to inform you about the opening of the application period of our NALCAP program from February 9th to April 4th. No fees apply.  As you know, North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) is an educational outreach initiative of the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education.  

    Positions are offered in schools all over Spain, running from October 1st to May 31st for most assignments. NALCAP recipients receive a monthly allowance to help cover living expenses of about 800 to 1000 euros, and medical insurance from either the national government or the regional governments of Spain, depending on the placements awarded. The time of dedication is from a minimum of 14 hours to a maximum of 16 hours per week.  

    For further information about the program, please visit our website. 

    For guidelines about the Recommendation Letter,  this document

    Please, reply to this message if you would like to set up a virtual or on-site info session for your department or university.  

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.  

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    1. GOING TO THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE?- If so, our friends from the Instituto Carlos V will be there also, and they are giving you an opportunity to enter a raffle for a trip to Spain. Please see the attached flier for more information. Buena suerte.


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    To our wonderful and amazing Members and Colleagues!

    Our seventh podcast is now available. The title of the podcast is "The Next Generation: A Conversation with Three Ph.D. Candidates in Spanish."
    Dr. Alan Hartman of Mercy College interviews the three candidates as to their backgrounds, reasons for pursuing the Ph.D., future goals and many more interesting questions. 
    I'm sure you will find the conversations interesting on a personal level, as well as sharing with your high school and/or university students. Click on one of the links below to access the podcast.
    I would like to thank the participants for their time and frank responses to our questions.
    Ana Ruíz Alonso of the University of California, Davis
    Lillian Jones of the University of California, Davis
    Nerisha Padilla Cruz of SUNY Albany
    I would also like to thank our Podcast committee:
    Ms. Mara-Lee Bierman, Professor Emerita of Rockland Community College, SUNY
    Mr. Francisco García Quezada, RBERN Language Associate at Fordham University
    Ms. Rosanny Genao, Teacher of Spanish at the renowned Stuyvesant High School
    Dr. Alan Hartman, Department Language Supervisor of Mercy College.
    Dr. Liliana Soto-Fernández, Retired Professor of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.
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    1. "LIVES OF THE GODS: DIVERSITY IN MAYA ART." - Join us for a tour of this special exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Tickets are $42.00 which includes museum entry and special tour given in Spanish. Tickets are limited. First come first served. Act fast. See the attached for more information. Please note for the senior price you must be 65+.
    2. CALENDAR THE DATE - for our 50th Annual Congreso Educativo - Saturday, April 29th at Mercy College - Manhattan Campus. The theme of this year's congreso is Chile. Stay tuned for more information.
    3. CHAPTER POSTER CONTEST - deadline is Friday, February 17th. 
    4. NSE/NSC - Registration deadline is February 10th.
    5. GLOBAL CITIZEN SCHOLARSHIPS - For students is Sunday, February 12th.
    6. THE NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Is looking for nominations for the following positions:
      - President Elect - teachers must be from K-12.
      - College/University Rep.
      - Secondary Rep.
    Applications are due Wednesday, March 1st.


    Sábado 11 de febrero, 12.00 EST


    Hablan los expertos. Actividades de éxito en el aula de ELE

    Expertos de diferentes universidades españolas compartirán con nosotros experiencias de éxito en el aula de Español como lengua extranjera.

    Más información y registro aquí.

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

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  • AATSP Metro New York: Chapter Poster Contest 2023

    To our wonderful and amazing Members and Colleagues! 

    Our annual Chapter Poster Contest is now open for submissions. Please use the google links below to help you get started! Don't forget to make a copy of it for yourself or download it as a Microsoft document.

    Chapter Poster Guidelines --> 

    Chapter Poster Student Entry Form -->

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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.