roberta.pennasilico@gmail.com
roberta.pennasilico@dodea.edu

    

Invited Talks

I have vast experience presenting workshops in Italian pedagogy.  I presented in several teachers’ trainings and conventions (at my own school and district, at College Board Advanced Placement Conventions, AP Summer Institutes, at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and several Universities in the United States).  I really enjoy sharing my suggestions, energy, lessons and techniques with my colleagues around the world.

      

Webinar list:
• “Come costruire un efficace corso di Advanced Placement di italiano” webinar, organized by the Calandra Institute, New York, Dec 9, 2023
• “A lesson on the environment in the advanced Italian classes”, workshop organized by the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Chicago, Oct 2023
• Webinar: “Identità linguistica e culturale nelle classi di italiano”, sponsored by the Italian Language Foundation, Sep 23
• “A walk into the Italian world”, presentation to students of Italian at Suffolk County Community College, New York, Oct 2022
• “The use of current events and social media in the Italian classes” webinar, organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, Mar 2022
• “Insegnare la lingua attraverso la cultura e la cultura attraverso la lingua” webinar, organized by AATI Long Island, Dec 2021
• Lead presenter at Primo Incontro Conference “L’eredità del virtuale: strategie didattiche da traghettare in classe” organized by ITANJ New Jersey Aug 2021
• “The Power of Peardeck and Summer projects”, webinar, Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey Mar 2021
• “Integrating the Italian Culture in your Language Activities” webinar, ITANJ Sep 2020
• “Interactive Activities to Utilize During Distance Learning” webinar, ITANJ Sep 2020
• “How to build and use interactive activities in class and remote with Peardeck”, NMHS Sep 2020
• “The AP exam”, webinar sponsored by Calandra Institute and Società Dante Alighieri, NY, Apr 2020
• Practice for AP activities/2, webinar sponsored by Calandra Institute and Società Dante Alighieri, NY, Apr 2020
• Practical suggestions for the AP exam tasks, webinar sponsored by Department of Defense Education Activity, Mar 2020
• Practice for AP activities/1, webinar sponsored by Calandra Institute and Società Dante Alighieri, NY, Mar 2020
• The AP course framework/2, webinar sponsored by Calandra Institute and Società Dante Alighieri, NY, Mar 2020
• The AP course framework/1, webinar sponsored by Calandra Institute and Società Dante Alighieri, NY, Feb 2020
• Practices for an effective AP course, webinar sponsored by Department of Defense Education Activity, Feb 2020
• How to build an effective AP World Language Course, webinar sponsored by Department of Defense Education Activity, Jan 2020
• Using current events to create original vertical units, ACTFL Conference, Washington, Nov 2019
• Integrating the Italian culture in your language activities, guest speaker at workshop at Iona University, New York, Nov 2019
• Building an effective AP Italian course from the beginning to the advanced levels, NYCAFLT/UFT Conference, New York, Nov. 2019
• Practical examples of vertical units, Webinar, AATI LI, Oct 2019
• “AP and more!/2 : ‘Il linguaggio della tecnologia’ and ‘I miei libri’” Webinar organized by AATI Long Island, Jan 2019 Webinar organized by AATI Long Island, Feb 2019
• “AP and more!/1 : ‘Canzoni per riflettere’ and ‘Il linguaggio della pubblicità’” Webinar organized by AATI Long Island, Jan 2019
• “Flipgrid: Hear every student’s voice in your classroom. The use of an effective technological tool.”, Teacher Workshop Day, Naples MHS, Oct 2018
• “Strategie didattiche per preparare gli studenti all’esame AP.” Webinar organized by ITANJ, American Association of Teachers of Italian, New Jersey, Oct 2018
• “Vertical Units: come utilizzare le notizie per unità didattiche verticali.” Webinar organized by ITANJ, American Association of Teachers of Italian, New Jersey, Sep 2018
• “Practical suggestions to build a course of AP Italian.” Webchat organized by ITANJ, American Association of Teachers of Italian, New Jersey, Aug 2018
• “Reinforcing Writing Skills Through the AP Course and Exam”, John Calandra Institute, New York, Oct 2017
• “Suggestions for effective activities in Italian classes through practical original lessons”, conduction of workshop at Florida International University, Miami Oct 2017
• “How to develop AP Italian Thematic units to help students be successful at AP exam”, Teacher Development night, Cincinnati, Jun 2017
• “Best Practices to Enhance CLIL in the Classrooms” workshop to teachers of Istituto Europa, Pomigliano, Naples, Mar 2016
• Keynote speaker at Conference on “The Benefits of Bilingualism”, Istituto La Sala, Aversa, Feb 2016
• “Using current events to design original lessons in AP Italian” session at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, Nov 2015
• “Using Technology to design original lessons in AP Italian” session at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, Nov 2014
• “Video advertising and Italian languages for special purposes”, in collaboration with Sant’Anna Institute of Sorrento, ACTFL Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, Nov 2014
• 5 day workshop on “Talking about Legality: Icons in American and Italian Cultures” NMHS and Istituto Europa, Naples, Nov 2014
• “Using Technology to design original lessons in AP Italian” session at the ACTFL AP Italian at the 2014 College Board Advanced Placement Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA Jul 2014
• “Using Technology to design original lessons in AP Italian” session at the AP Summer Institute at Universita’ per Stranieri of Perugia, Jul 2014
• “Data collection and evaluation in Foreign Language Classes” session to the Faculty of Naples American Middle High School, Mar 2014
• “School Improvement Plan: Embedding School Goals into a Foreign Language Lesson”, session to the Faculty of Naples American Middle High School, Jan 2013
• “Improving Writing Skills in Class”, to the Faculty of Naples American Middle High School, Oct 2012
• “Using Math Skills in Foreign Language Classes” session the Faculty of Naples American Middle High School, Mar 2011
• “How to Improve Critical Thinking in Class”session to the Faculty of Naples Middle High School, Oct 2009
• “School Improvement Plan: Best Practices in Class” session to the Faculty of Naples MHS, Nov 2007
• “Use of Technology in Foreign Language Classes” workshop at the Foreign Language Pre-Implementation Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, Feb 2002