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Registration is NOW OPEN for Teaching Italian XVI: Activating SDGs in the Italian Classroom

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for “Teaching Italian Symposium/Workshops XVI: Activating SDGs in the Italian Classroom”– the 16th annual professional development program organized by the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and Prof.ssa Enza Antenos, Dept. of World Languages & Cultures, at Montclair State University. This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 20, 9:30am-3:30pm, in the University Hall Conference Center (7th Floor) at Montclair State University. The annual unveiling of the national Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12) will be presented on this occasion.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be offering an early-bird registration discount until September 1, 2023. The registration fee for teachers of Italian will be $75 and $30 for graduate students/prospective teachers. After September 1, the registration fee will be $90 for teachers of Italian and $35 for graduate students/prospective teachers. Registration fee includes Luncheon and Parking.

In order to receive the Professional Development Certificate, participants must stay the full duration of the Symposium. Certificates will not be issued if an individual leaves the Symposium early.

We are looking forward to welcoming back past attendees and greeting new members of the teaching community! Please go ahead and register even if you have not as yet received formal authorization from your school district/Board of Ed – we understand that it takes time!

If any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Rotella, the Director of the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, at or Cristina Latino, Program Associate of the Coccia Institute, at