Thursday, February 11, 2010
The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
I have just received wonderful news! I have been chosen as the NECTFL Teacher of the Year! This is an incredible honor. I feel passionate about language teaching and learning and here is another opportunity to advocate for it in a larger region. In case you aren't award of what this conference is, here's a blub from their website:
"The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) is the oldest (1954) multi-language association of pre-kindergarten through university teachers in the country. Although nominally a regional association, its activities, publications, and annual conference attract participants from around the country and the globe. Currently, about 40 states and 10 foreign countries send a total of 2,500 educators to the Northeast Conference each year.
The Northeast Conference traces its Origins back to the 1940's and 50's; today it is governed by an Advisory Council and by a Board of Directors composed of 15 language educators from the NECTFL region, supported by the central office staff and consultants. The Board chooses a Conference Chair annually, and its committees carry out the organization's mission of providing the best professional development in the field."
I am incredibly honored to receive this award. Special thanks go to the Board of the Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey and to our NJ State Department of Education, World Language Coordinator, Cheri Quinlan for encouraging me to create the portfolio needed to achieve this honor!