Willard HellerAdjunct Lecturer of Spanish and Student Teacher Supervisor
Willard Heller has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2001
Office Hours - Spring 2021
|Tuesday - Thursday 11:15-12:00 and by appointment
M.S. Ed., Elementary Education, SUNY Geneseo, 1983
B.SEd., SUNY College at Buffalo, 1977.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL)
Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Forgein Language (NECTFL)
New York Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT)
Western New York Foreign Language Educators Council (WNYFLEC)
"Cultural Perspective in the Language Classroom: Providing A Meaningful Context for Communication" with Jean LeLoup (SUNY Cortland) and Robert Ponterio (SUNY Cordland) NYSAFLT Journal, Winter, 2010, Vol. 61. No. 3, pp 11-36
"In Praise of the NYS LOTE Proficiency Exam" NYSAFLT Journal, Fall, 2005, Vol. 56, No. 3 , pp 19-20.
"Languages Other Than English and Middle School Education: A Perfect Match." NYSAFLT Journal, Fall 2003, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp 2-4.
"The Impact of Certification Changes for K-12 LOTE Instruction." NYSAFLT Journal, Spring 2002, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp 20-21.
"Developing a Standards-based Local Curriculum Guide" in Willard Heller, Ed. From ABC to PhD ~ Foreign Language Proficiency for All. NYSAFLT Annual Meeting Series, No. 17, 2000
"Creating a Culture Curriculum." in Anita J. Vogely, Ed. Foreign Languages On the Threshold of Tomorrow. NYSAFLT Annual Meeting Series, No. 16, 1999: pp 39-46
"Integrating Technology in the Language Classroom: A Common-Sense Approach." in En Español 1 - Teacher's Edition. Evanston, IL: McDougal-Littell, 2000. pp T56-T58.
More About Me
- LOTE curriculum design
- Teaching culture
- Technology integration
- Independent Catholic rites
- Residents summer camping for childres: 4-H and YMCA
- Progressive politics and advocacy
- LGBTQ advocacy
INTD 302: Meth&Matl-Sec Ed:For Lang
This course is designed to assist in the pedagogy and methodologies for teacher preparation. This is a subtitled course. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for course description for individual subtitle areas.
INTD 311: FieldExp:Foreign LangBlock III
Meets the 37.5 clinical hour requirement for Block III Adolescence Education teacher candidates of French and Spanish. Students will observe a local master teacher and design and implement lessons and learning materials to meet diverse learner needs in classes observed. Students will reflect on their observations and experiences. Co-requisite: INTD 302. Credits: 1(0-2) Offered in Spring
SPAN 320: Workshop in Spanish
This course helps students acquire knowledge and develop skills necessary to conduct communicative lessons within Spanish-language cultures. Students explore topics of interest to middle and high school students, review and practice grammatical structures necessary to conduct class in Spanish and present two peer micro-teach lessons. Content and skills required for success on the Spanish CST and oral OPI provide a secondary focus of this course. Preerequisites: SPAN 301 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring