Strategic Plan for NYSAFLT 2014-2018
Adopted: October 11, 2013
NYSAFLT will work toward offering educators more efficient and effective tools to enhance their professional practices.
Public Advocacy: Continue to communicate the needs and strengths of LOTE education and of NYSAFLT with the public.
- Garner consistent legislative support on the local, state and national level.
- Educate our educational communities about current LOTE trends and best practices to enhance the development of second language acquisition.
- Increase the visibility of NYSAFLT award winners.
- Increase the participation of NYSAFLT leadership in promoting our public advocacy message through awards, scholarships and grant opportunities.
- Provide administrators with information on how their staff can receive APPR professional development through NYSAFLT.
Technology: Continue to develop and implement means of communication via state-of-the-art technological processes
- Continue to offer webinars and other virtual professional development opportunities.
- Provide members with improved access and control over their NYSAFLT membership information.
- Continue to improve upon the reduction and/or elimination of paper at conferences, workshops and events.
- Investigate new and emerging technologies that may have benefits to NYSAFLT and LOTE education and share as appropriate.
Networking: Continue to collaborate with professionals and organizations of all languages and curricular areas.
- Continue to work with the New York State Education Department to reinstate state LOTE assessments.
- Develop base minimum criteria/guidance for cumulative LOTE assessments created by outside organizations that are aligned with the criteria of Checkpoint A and B assessments and provide, for example, a seal of approval for such assessments.
- Provide professional development opportunities regarding the ACTFL Program Standards for Preparation of Foreign Language Teachers and the ACTFL position statements.
- Provide administrators and supervisors with a guide of best practice base criteria for foreign language teacher evaluations.
- Support the implementation of critical languages.
- Continue to develop resources and opportunities for growth for Post Secondary educators.
- Use professional organizations as models to explore ways of improving how we meet the needs of our members.
- Investigate and implement ways to bridge gaps that exist between the variety of school districts within New York State
- Explore new relationships with non-LOTE organizations to discover best practices.