World Language Weekly November 19, 2018

Seal of Biliteracy

Tuesday, November 20, the Seal of Biliteracy will be presented to the CCS Board of Education for review of adoption of the award for our students.

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

Resources from 11/6 PD and Upcoming PD

Don't forget - Early Release Virtual PD this Wednesday (11/14). Seek Principal permission first, then sign-up in PDS. More information can be found in the Professional Development section of our newsletter.

National French Week

Technically, National French Week was last week, but in case you missed it too - here are some facts shared by Kelly Weinfurtner (CNIS) during their morning announcements! Find her facts here.

Spotlight on Feeder Pattern Visits

Katy and I had our second round of school visits on Wednesday and saw more amazing things happening!! Here are some of photos we took. You can click on the photo for a larger view! Thank you to everyone we visited!

MANGO Languages' Ultimate C.A.L.L. Competition

MANGO Languages is looking for the ultimate lesson plan using computer assistive language learning along with traditional teaching methods.

Student Community Conference

O2 Conference for where middle and high school students present ideas that meet the need of the Columbus community. Interested parties purchase tickets to the event for dinner and to listen to the presenters. $10,000 will be awarded to presenters as determined by a panel. "If Kickstarter, Ted Talks, and Shark Tank had a baby that grew up in Columbus it would look like this event". For more information to share with your students, click here.

RestoreCBUS: Cultivating Restorative Environments PD

Free Restorative Justice PD at CNIS on November 17 and 18th from 9am - 3pm. Click here for more information and to sign-up.

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Congratulations to two CCS teachers!

The CAAP program through OSU has named Maggie Ananou (French, Columbus North International School) and Yan Xun (Chinese, Columbus North International School) on winning the 2018 CAAP award! The award is an annual $150 Target gift card for classroom materials given to members who have done an outstanding job on administering and returning the CAAP exam. Bien fait and 干得不错!

Collaboration Opportunity

2018-19 K-12 Global Fellowship Program through OSU. Click here for more information. You may choose one or more sessions, but need to register.

Central States - OFLA Joint Conference Registration Now Open

Spotlight on Feeder Pattern Visits

Katy and I had our first round of school visits on Tuesday and saw amazing things happening!! Here are some of photos we took. You can click on the photo for a larger view! Thank you to everyone we visited!

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. This listing includes a workshop on GLAD Foundations - strategies used in many Immersion schools but has applications in second langauge teaching. Click here for more information on GLAD.

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 - November 14, 2018 -Using Stations. 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: November 7, 2018 - Using the Curriculum. 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 12, 2018 - Interim Grading window Opens

November 14, 2018 - Early Release Day/PD

November 20, 2018 - Interim Grade Entry

November 27, 2018 - Interim Grade Verification to Teachers

November 28, 2018 - HS Department Chair Meeting

November 29, 2018 - Interim Grade Window Closes

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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