CAAP Rosters need submitted ASAP
Multiple emails have been sent to those who have a level 3 - Chinese, French or Spanish course to complete your roster for the CAAP exam. It is the district expectation that all level 3 students take this exam. Please submit your rosters ASAP!
Level Up Strategy - Writing
Using Twitter in the Classroom
This blog post shares 18 ways to use Twitter in the classroom. I found it while searching for an activity that my students and I loved - Twitter around the room. Using the document below, I would write a tweet, post an actual tweet, post a picture with a blank twitter document below or have the students each write their own, based on what we were talking about. I would post the document(s) - if not already posted- and the students would complete a gallery walk, retweeting and stating their agree or disagreement. I would add higher level requirements depending on the course, such as why they agreed or disagreed.
Although this article did not have the activity described above, there are some great activities shared. For example - have the students compose tweet a summary of class that day. This exit ticket could tag the class handle, or on a sheet of paper that they turned in.
Other activities mentioned are a Twitter Book Club, Discovering tweet in the Target Language and more!
Level Up Strategy
World Languages Lending Library
We have library of student readers in Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish. For man of the titles, there are Teacher Guides available. These teacher guides there are pre-reading activities, vocabulary, comprehension activities, projects and more. Books available levels range from Novice to Intermediate and appropriate to all learners at both the middle and high school levels. To access the sign-out sheet, please visit our World Languages Team Drive -> Lending Library - sign-out sheets available by language. Details on books levels, number of copies and a link to the book information are located on the left side. Please provide your information in the empty columns. I will delivery the books to your school! Teacher guides are also located in our Team Drive - including audiobook versions for many of our titles!!
Spanish Immersion Day @ Kettering Fairmont
March 2, 2019 from 9am - 1pm
NPR Student podcast competition
NPR is inviting students to create a 3-12 minute podcast for grades 5-12. This would be a great opportunity to advocate learning another language! Accepting submissions through March 31, 2019.
OFLA Teacher of the Year for 2020
OSU Summer Seminars Abroad for Spanish Teachers
The program will take place from July 9-25, 2019 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
360 Degree Learning in the World Language Classroom with Google tour Creator
Monday, March 4 from 4-6pm at Stark County ESC. For more information and to register, click here.
Environmental Issues, June 3-7, 8:30 - 3:30pm. Click here for more information. Teaching about Asia, June 10-14, 8:30 - 3:30pm. Click here for more information.
Wright State Summer Spanish Course
NBCT PD Offerings for January & February
Summer Opportunity for Middle School students
This is a day camp for middle students June 3-7. Scholarship are available - deadline is April 1, 2019.
Summer Scholarships & Opportunities
Grant to Attend 2019 ACTFL Conference & Expo
Application deadline: February 1, 2019
Central States - OFLA Joint Conference Registration Now Open
Professional Development Opportunities
Early Release Virtual PD - March 13, 2019 - Preparing for the Final Exam. 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: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 17th Avenue Service Center- Integrating Technology. Register in PDS - Course #32919.
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.
February 19, 2019 - Interim Grade Entry Closes
February 20, 2019 - High School Department Chair, Interim Grade Verifications to teachers
February 22, 2019 - Grade Corrections Due and Window Closes
Canceled - February 23, 2019 - Seal of Biliteracy Testing
March 6, 2019 - Best Practices PD
March 13, 2019 - Early Release, Virtual PD
March 14 - 16, 2019 - OFLA Conference
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.