World Language Weekly March 4, 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 - Write & Discuss

Write and discuss is a strategy shared by Martina Bex that works on student's summarizing skills. This activity can be tailored to any proficiency level using various inputs. This can be used with reading, listening or videos. It can incorporate culture and/or current events. This strategy is flexible. For step-by-step instruction, visit Martina's site - Comprehensible Classroom.

Student Travel Opportunity

Sara Marrero, a Spanish teacher at Eastmoor Academy will take an international travel tour to France and Spain in 2020. The tour will start in Paris and end in Madrid. The tour is 12 days and will be July 23 - August 3, 2020. If you are interested in getting a group of students to join her on this trip please let her know. For every 6 students registered 1 chaperone is allotted. If 6 students register, you can travel with Sara and the group for free! She is more than willing to help with initial travel meetings and the whole process leading up to departure. She has led very successful international travel tours and would like as many students as possible to be given this opportunity to travel internationally. If interested, please contact Sara at smarrero4753@columbus.k12.oh.us .

Summer Language Study Opportunities for Teachers & Students

Teachers - Fullbright-Hays Summer Aborad Prograom 2019 For Teachers

Deadline to apply: March 27, 2019

Teachers - AP Summer Institutes

Students - Kent State University STARTALK Summer Language Academy

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2019

Students - Summer Linguistics Institute for Youth Scholars

Deadline to apply: June 1, 2019. Need-based financial aid is available. contact program director Dr. Julia McGory at mcgory.1@osu.edu

OSU Summer Language Courses

iFLT Conference - July 15-18; St. Petersburg, Florida

Comprehensible Coffee - March 9, 2019

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!

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

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

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

March 6, 2019 - Best Practices PD

March 11, 2019 - Quarter 3 Grade Window Opens

March 13, 2019 - Early Release, Virtual PD

March 14 - 16, 2019 - OFLA Conference

March 20, 2019 - HS Department Chair Meeting

March 25, 2019 - Quarter 3 Grade Entry window closes

March 27, 2019 - Quarter 3 Grade Corrections due

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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