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World Language Weekly March 18, 2019

ReImagine Me 2019 - Call for Proposals

If you are interested in presenting a 45 minute session at this year's ReImagine Me Conference - June 3 & 4th, submissions are now being accepted! Let's represent!!

Ohio Seal of Biliteracy

The applicaiton window for Juniors and Seniors is now open for the Ohio Seal of BIliteracy. Please share this informaiton with your students and encourage those with high proficiency levels, and meeting the English Language Requirements to apply. More information can be found on our website at: ccsoh.us/SealofBiliteracy.

Level-Up Strategy

All modes of communication practice website.

At OFLA this weekend I attended a session that shared this website: www.3modes.org that I thought looked awesome! The teachers at ADLAI E. STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL in Illinois shared this resources that their department put together and share with students for additional support on strategies for each mode of communicaiton based on their current level for French, Hebrew, Spanish, Chinese and German. Proficiency options available: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced, and are broken down based on different areas of language use.

Level Up Strategy - Write & Discuss

Cognates

Teaching students about cognates is a great strategy for scanning texts for words they recognize. Creative Langauge Class has two great activities for working with cognates.

1. Cognate wall - Have students go through authentic materials - magazines, advertisements, etc... and write down the cognates they find and post them to an alphabet wall.

2. Highlighting activity. Assign categories to different colored highlighters (they could also underline with specific colored pencils) and have students go through their readings. Example categories are: People, cognates, places, actions, etc...

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

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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.

OSU Summer Seminars Abroad for Spanish Teachers

The program will take place from July 9-25, 2019 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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 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 18 - 22, 2019 - Complete SLO testing

March 20, 2019 - HS Department Chair Meeting

March 25, 2019 - Records Day & Quarter 3 Grade Entry window closes

March 27, 2019 - Quarter 3 Grade Corrections due

March 29, 2019 - SLO Score Sheet 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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