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Dear FLENJ members and fellow language educators:

As I write this October message, I am hoping that you are in full swing with your school year. The leaves are changing color and falling, Halloween is this week, and you can just smell fall in the air. It's one of my favorite times of the year! 

Fall is also a favorite time for FLENJ because we are kicking off our programming for the school year with workshops, nominations for awards and for teacher of the year are being accepted, the NJEA convention is around the corner, and registration is open for both the annual FLENJ conference in March and the regional NECTFL conference in NYC in February. Read on to learn more...

     
 
  November 7-8, 2019 — Atlantic City, NJ   

If you are an NJEA member, please consider coming to the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City. The Convention has "something for everyone," and FLENJ will be there, sponsoring 6 workshops of interest to language educators. Members of our board of directors will be on hand at the booth in the exhibit hall to answer questions, provide information, and...
...RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

The NJEA Convention is a great time to renew your FLENJ membership for 2020! Visit our booth, and one of our board members will be happy to help you pay online with a credit card to renew your membership.

 

*Membership renewals on or after November 1
will grant membership for the remainder of 2019 and the following year(s).
Click here for information on FLENJ sessions at NJEA
Annual Conference — March 27-28, 2020
 

Things are shaping up for the annual conference, and planning is in full swing. Our presenters have been selected, the schedule is being made, and exhibitors are signing up to be in our new exhibit hall with more space on the second floor.
I am pleased to announce that this year's keynote will be given by Dr. David Greer of the NJDOE. Dr. Greer has been in the language education profession for nearly 20 years, advocated for language education policy as the state coordinator for world languages from 2015 to 2018, and now serves as the deputy assistant commissioner of academics.
Annual Conference Registration Now Open
Language educators across the state are already registering.
Don't you want to be one of them?
Join us at the APA Hotel in Iselin, NJ on March 27-28 to grow our global garden together.
Click HERE for more information and to register!
Come see what you can learn in a FLENJ...

Workshop #2
Create and Curate
CI Resources While Making Connections


Thursday, December 5, 2019


Presented by: Kristine Keefe
2019 FLENJ Teacher of the Year

In this workshop, current FLENJ teacher of the year Kristine Keefe will delve into resources and tools that are available to make your life easier. Exploring strategies using technology and social media, Kristine will show that great ideas are just a few clicks away. Her workshop will demonstrate ways to reduce your stress and create experiences that will engage your students. 

Workshop Registration
FLENJ Teacher of the Year
As members of FLENJ, you have the opportunity to represent the best of New Jersey! FLENJ identifies exemplary world language teachers who personify and promote the best in our profession. The FLENJ Teacher of the Year will be honored at the annual conference in March and have the opportunity to compete at the regional level the following winter at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL). The regional teacher of the year competes to become the national ACTFL Teacher of the year. Consider nominating someone today! Deadline for Teacher of the Year submissions: December 1, 2019.


In our continuing effort to evolve to meet the needs of our members and our students across the state, and with a desire to remain true to our vision and mission, the board of directors has strived to reformat our awards for teachers and students.  

FLENJ Teacher Award
FLENJ offers funding of up to $2,000 for projects related to world language education travel (international or domestic), service learning, advocacy, or any combination of those three categories. Proposals should demonstrate how receipt of the funding will have an innovative and/or transformative impact on their pedagogy and the learning of their students and colleagues.

FLENJ Student Awards
FLENJ offers awards of up to $1,000 to students who demonstrate world language accomplishments through literacy (essay writing), service, advocacy, or any combination of those three categories. Applications should demonstrate how receipt of the funding will have an innovative and/or transformative impact on the student.

 
Deadline for teacher & student award submissions: January 15, 2020.
Click HERE for more information on FLENJ Awards
         
February 13-15, 2020
NYC Hilton Midtown

 
Join FLENJ at the annual NECTFL conference, chaired by New Jersey's own Nathan Lutz and attended by our 2019 FLENJ Teacher of the Year Kristine Keefe.
 
Early registration ends and rates go up after December 2!
Register here for NECTFL
Thank you for reading yet another long president's message about all that FLENJ has to offer and what we are doing for our profession. If you are wondering what you can do, the answer is simple: stay informed, stay involved, and...
The choices you make when you vote are important ones.  

As always, if you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or to any of the directors on the FLENJ Board.
Yours in language education,
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