World Language Weekly November 26, 2018

CCS' Seal of Biliteracy

Columbus City School's has adopted the Seal of Biliteracy award for its graduating class of 2019. Information will be shared with administrators, counselors, and department chairs in the next few months. I will also be working on a webinar on the topic. In the meantime, you will be able to access documents on our district's website by the end of this week at ccsoh.us/SealofBiliteracy.

Grant to Attend 2019 ACTFL Conference & Expo

ODE Standards Revision Working Group

ODE is currently accepting applications for educators interested in being part of the working group for the updating of our current World Languages Standards. Click here for more information. December 16 is the application deadline.

December Best Practice PD - Comprehensible Input

Our December 5 meeting of the Best Practices PD's topic is Comprehensible Input. If you plan to attend, please take a moment and complete this survey, in order to best tailor the PD to your interest. Thank you! You can register for the PD here.

Scholarship to attend OFLA

Central States - OFLA Joint Conference Registration Now Open

Professional Development Opportunities

OSU Outreach Courses - Spring, 2019

Registration opens Monday, October 29 at 4pm and closes Friday, November 9 at 11:59pm.

New PD Opportunity

Feeder Pattern/School Visits

After looking at the testing calendar for this spring, Katy and I moved a few dates around for the Feeder Pattern/School Visits. Please reference the list below.

Feeder Pattern Visits

Katy and I are planning on doing Feeder Patter visit days this year. You can find our tentative schedule below. Although it is our goal to visit each school on the list, we may not make it to all. These visits are not evaluative and are an opportunity for us to listen to your feedback, tell us support you may need and to see the amazing things you all day everyday. Katy will be reaching out to principals to inform them of our visits. I will send a reminder email the week prior to the schools.

Tentative Visit Schedule

December 4 - Buckey MS, Marion Franklin HS, South HS, Ft. Hayes, CNIS and Columbus Scioto

January 24 - Johnson Park MS and Sherwood MS, Berwick Alternative, Walnut Ridge HS, and Eastmoor Academy

February 12 (Changed from April 9) - Columbus Africentric Early College, CAHS, Columbus City Prep School Boys and Girls and Linden McKinley STEM Academy

February 26 -Yorktown MS and Champion MS, Independence HS and East HS

March 14 (Changed from March 26) - Hilltonia MS, Westmoor MS and Wedgewood MS, West HS and Briggs HS

Columbus City Schools - National Board Certified Teachers PD - October  Click here for course offerings.

2019 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in combination with the Ohio Foreign Language Association: March 14 - 16 at the Hilton Downtown Columbus. Preliminary materials have been posted to the OFLA website for planning purposes. Click here to access the site.

Early Release Virtual PD - December 12, 2018 - Blended Learning. Register in PDS - Course #33368.

Early Release PD Recordings: Find the links to the recordings to our Early Release Virtual PD here. If you are interested in participating in future Early Release Virtual PD, please consult your administrator. If approved, sign up in PDS - Course number 33368.

Best Practices PD - Next session: December 5, 2018 - Comprehensible Input. Register in PDS - Course #32919.

CCS and Ashland University

  • CCS and Ashland University have a partnership to offer 1-2 semester hour courses to CCS teachers for free (unless you no-show, then there is a fee). Click here to see the courses offered and registration information. FYI - registration opened September 20.
  • If a course is full, please use this form to be added to the waitlist.

When using items from the Team Drive for instruction - Please make a copy of the file first, and place in your own My Drive. Only member of the Team Drive can access the files, and I will receive access requests when documents are shared with anyone outside of the Team Drive members try to access the documents.

This will also allow you to make changes to documents without changing them for everyone!

For directions on making a copy of a document and moving it to your own drive, click here.

Registering For A CCS Activity

CCS has adopted a new PD planner. Click here for instructions on how-to register for a CCS Professional Development Opportunity.

Upcoming Dates

November 27, 2018 - Interim Grade Verification to Teachers

November 28, 2018 - HS Department Chair Meeting

November 29, 2018 - Interim Grade Window Closes

December 5, 2018 - Best Practices PD

December 12, 2018 - Early Release PD

December 21, 2018 - Early Release

Lending Library

Use the sign-up sheets below to reserve copies of lending library titles. I will deliver the books to your school by the requested time frame. Please contact me with any questions.

Spanish Lending Library

French Lending Library

Japanese Lending Library

Chinese Lending Library

Professional Lending Library

Want a book not listed? Submit your suggestions here.


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