World Language Weekly February 25, 2019

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.

Upcoming Seminars

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.

Upcoming Dates

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

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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