Friday, January 6, 2017
General Membership Meeting
March 24, 2017
BREAKING NEWS! Board of Regents approve restoration of Regents Exams for
Dateline: December 15, 2016 - We are extremely pleased to announce that recently, the Board of Regents approved a number of items in their 2017-2018 budget proposal, which includes the funding to restore the Regents Exams for World Languages. Though the legislature and the governor will have the final say, this is a victory for our profession, but more importantly, for the children in New York State.
SAVE THE DATE! Annual FLACS Regional World Language Conference
Dateline: November 28, 2016 - In partnership with Hofstra University, we would like to announce our Spring FLACS Regional World Language Conference: “The World Language Toolkit: The Nuts & Bolts of Teaching & Learning” to be held at Hofstra University on Friday, March 24, 2017. As we work to plan a wonderful professional development opportunity, we invite all administrators and teachers to provide us with suggestions for workshops. We are also looking for presenters to pay it forward! Please use the links below to share your suggestions and expertise with us. Live links are also on the attached "save the date" flyer.
- If you have suggestions for conference workshops, we want to hear from you!
- Are you interested in offering a workshop?
Complete our Workshop Proposal form.
Dateline: November 2, 2016 - NYSED and the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages is excited to present their first annual conference on Wednesday, November 30, in Albany, NY. The keynote speaker will be Aida Walqi, Director of the Teacher Professional Development Program at https://www.wested.org and author of English Language Learners and the New Standards: Developing Language, Content Knowledge, and Analytical Practices in the Classroom. Read more to see the flyer and click on the link to register now.
Dateline: September 16, 2016 - Stony Brook University is proud to offer a FLES Certification course this fall. Click below for complete details!
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has received your application to be an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. As a result of the review of the submitted information, your application has been approved. The term of approval is five years, beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2021.
FLACS discovered a website that contains a wealth of information related to World Language Scoring Guides. Click on "read more" to evaluate for yourself!
FLACS has put together an FAQ to provide answers to those questions which are most important. Please note it remains a work in progress and updates will be made to it as new questions arise.
FLACS has installed a new bulletin board sharing center in the Members Only area to allow FLACS members the opportunity to facilitate discussion on numerous topics. Please click the link below to log in to this special area and take advantage of the ongoing conversations!
All about FLACS and our Exams
FLACS is excited to support school districts throughout New York State with our 2017 FLACS exam. Complete details about the exam and how to participate can be found on this website in the fall. If you have any questions, please use the Contact Us area located in the bottom right hand side of this page.
2016-2017 Calendar of Events
An Important Message from FLACS President Francesco L. Fratto
On behalf of the FLACS executive board, I welcome you to our website. We were established to serve the needs of our members across New York State through professional development workshops; our goal is to help administrators and teachers develop the 21st skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity of our learners in our world language programs. We also provide networking opportunities to support one another as we navigate through the myriad of regulations and day to day challenges that we all face within our schools and programs. In order to maintain standards when the NYSED eliminated our Checkpoint assessments, the FLACS assessment consortium was formed and has become the largest in NYS due to the professionalism and dedication of our members. Please consider joining our organization and the consortium.*
*Please note: Joining the FLACS Exam Consortium to receive the Checkpoint exams is a two-step process: first, one joins FLACS, secondly, the school superintendent signs on to join the Exam Consortium.