2021 Conference

We are in the process of pivoting to virtual-only. Some information below may not have been updated yet. If you’ve already registered, we’ll contact you if any changes are needed to your registration. Thank you for your patience!

NEW CONFERENCE DATES:
April 22–May 1, 2021 – ONLINE ONLY

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NECTFL 2021 will be virtual only – what does that mean?

  • If you registered prior to February 1, we’ll be in touch with options for updating your registration, making changes to pre-conference workshops, and/or issuing a refund if there’s a price difference.
  • Registration will remain open after the conference through May 28 for asynchronous access to recordings and materials. 
  • Recordings and materials will be available via the conference app through May 30 and through June 30 with browser access to our platform. All NYS CTLE requests must be received by June 30, 2021.
  • Pre-conference workshops will be held Thursday and Friday, April 22 & 23 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. and 6:00–8:00 p.m. You may opt to register only for pre-conference workshops and not attend the main conference OR you may add pre-conference workshops to your main conference registration.
  • Sessions will be held Saturday, April 24–Saturday May 1. All time slots are during non-school hours.
  • Over 65 sessions will be live streamed at a scheduled time and will also be recorded for asynchronous viewing. Over 100 sessions and presentations will be pre-recorded and will be available asynchronously through the conference app. With the exception of pre-conference workshops, which are separate, ticketed events, everything will be available via our conference app.
  • Our exhibit hall will be virtual. Please be sure to visit our conference sponsors and other vendors.
  • More details will come as we continue to plan and reconfigure. Please stay tuned!

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Scholarships

Goethe Award

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ChafeeSydney Chaffee is a National Board Certified Teacher with a passion for helping diverse learners grow through authentic, relevant, interdisciplinary curricula. Sydney believes that education is an essential tool to work towards social justice. It can transform students’ self-perceptions and arm them to fight for a more just world. Throughout the school year, Sydney and her students seek to answer big questions: What is justice? How have people resisted injustice throughout history? What power do people have to change the world?

Sydney decided to become a teacher after being inspired by her professors at Sarah Lawrence College, who lit intellectual fires in her with great books and powerful questions. After earning her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence in 2005, Sydney moved to Boston to become a National Teaching Fellow at Citizen Schools’ 8th Grade Academy, where she learned to infuse the hard work of teaching and learning with joy. As part of her work at Citizen Schools, Sydney also coordinated the Boston Public Library’s Homework Assistance Program and earned an M.Ed. from Lesley University in 2007.

Since 2007, Sydney has been the ninth grade Humanities teacher at Codman Academy Charter Public School. Sydney believes that intelligence is not fixed; all students can learn with appropriate supports and challenges. Her students build literacy skills through a unique partnership with Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company that culminates in a play set during a historical era students have studied. Students also internalize and apply what they have learned through collaborative projects, including a mock trial based on South Africa’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission and regular class discussions about complex texts.

In addition to teaching, Sydney has served as Humanities Department Chair, co-coordinator of a weekly all-school Community Circle, and a mentor teacher for pre-service teachers from Tufts University and Boston University. Outside of school, Sydney was a part-time faculty member at Boston University’s School of Education, a TeachPlus Policy Fellow, an EdX Policy Fellow, and facilitator of a Boston Educators Collaborative course that brought together teachers from district, charter, and parochial schools to collaborate on curriculum design.

In the spring and summer of 2013, Sydney worked as a consultant on EL Education’s curriculum design project, collaborating with educators from across the country to write 8th grade curricular modules. Since their publication, these curricula have been downloaded more than 3 million times and implemented by over 1,000 schools nationwide.

As 2017 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, Sydney appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with her colleagues across the state, advocate for the profession to be elevated and respected, and continue to learn from her students. As 2017 National Teacher of the Year, she was able to speak to a wider audience about the value of public education for all students, the possibilities of integrating arts education into traditional academic disciplines, the importance of teacher learning, and the role of education in social justice movements.

Her TED talk has been viewed over 1.3 million times on TED.com

Sydney lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Matt; daughter, Zoe; and many, many books.

2021 Mentor/Mentee Conference Scholarship Information:
Thanks to very generous grants from Vista Higher Learning and from the NYS Statewide Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) at NYU, NECTFL is pleased to announce 20 scholarships for new teachers (1-5 years experience) and 20 partial stipends for experienced “mentor” teachers (7+ years of experience) to attend NECTFL 2021. Click here for complete details and to apply.
DEADLINE: March 12, 2021.

Scholarship for a professional development course in Germany (on-site or virtual, tbd)
Are you a German teacher and AATG member? Apply for a Goethe-Institut scholarship for a professional development course in Germany in 2021! Click here to apply Deadline: March 12, 2021.

NECTFL Future Language Educator Scholarship
NECTFL is pleased to offer the NECTFL Future Language Educator Scholarship. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a future language educator from the NECTFL region to be used during the semester/year devoted to student teaching (graduate or undergraduate). The recipient will receive one night hotel stay and a complimentary registration to the NECTFL conference to accept the award. The scholarship will be awarded at the conference and may be used either during that spring session or the following fall semester.

Click here for complete details, requirements, and to apply. Deadline: Friday, February 26.


Documents and ID Numbers:

NECTFL W-9 (PDF)
NJ Business Registration Certificate
NYS CTLE Sponsor ID: 23206
NYCDOE Vendor ID# 131972962
Sole Vendor Letter (PDF)

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Future Conferences

  • February 10–12, 2022, NY Hilton Midtown

Past Conferences

2020: Languages for All: Envisioning Language Learning Opportunities for Every Learner, Nathan Lutz, Chairperson

2019: Authentic Language, Authentic Learning, Rosanne Zeppieri, Chairperson

2018: Unleashing the POWer of Proficiency, Bill Heller, Chairperson

2017: Strengthening World Language Education: Standards for Success, Carole Smart, Chairperson

2016: Developing Intercultural Competence through World Languages, Rebecca K. Fox, Ph.D., Chairperson

2014: Sustaining Communities with World Languages, Janel Lafond-Paquin, Chairperson

2013: Developing Leaders for Tomorrow’s Learners, Arlene F. White, Chairperson

2012: Global Identities, Jennifer L. Steeley, Chairperson