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Language Educators of Central New York to host conference

Language Educators of Central New York (LECNY) (formerly known as FLACNY) is hosting its annual S.U.P.E.R.-LECNY conference on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Goldstein Student Center, Syracuse University, Skytop Road, Syracuse, New York. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration includes brunch and workshops.

This year's theme, "Quick Takes 2," will feature several mini-workshops covering a range of levels and diverse topics applicable to any language, and adaptable to all levels. Come enjoy a morning of camaraderie, professional development, and an exchange of ideas. There is an informal lunch afterward to socialize and share with colleagues

Registration includes breakfast, workshops and lunch. A three-hour in-service credit form will be available before lunch. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.

For more information about the conference and to register, please go to: lecny.org/events

Please direct questions to Barbara Gordon at: barbara@barrygordon.com or 638-4749.

The Schools and University Partnership for Educational Responsibility (SUPER) is cosponsored by Syracuse University's Schools of Arts and Science and School of Education. Under the leadership of Professors Pat Tinto and Jack Graver, SUPER aims to support educational growth through collaborative dialogue and meetings, as well as, providing funding for partnering school districts and colleges. In accordance with this, the SUPER program helps establish conferences and forums to create and strengthen networks for educators in all levels of education. SUPER has enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship with LECNY and its members. For almost 20 years, this partnership has created an annual conference on the Syracuse University campus, where foreign language teachers can address common concerns and plan new directions for their programs.

About LECNY

Language Educators of Central New York (LECNY) is a professional organization made up primarily of language teachers, administrators, and post-secondary students within the seven New York counties that we represent: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego.

Our organization strives to fulfill a number of initiatives including:

h Promote the study of languages and cultures as outlined in the state and national standards.

h Serve all areas of language study including the Classics, Heritage languages, English to speakers of other languages, bilingual education, Native American languages and American Sign Language.

h Serve as a liaison to other professional and educational organizations.

h To establish constructive and progressive relationships with other professional organizations.

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