World Language Weekly October 1, 2018

As shared by Matt Miller from Ditch that Textbook.

Kahoot vs. Quizlet Live vs. Quizizz vs. Gimlet

Game Show Classroom

There are so many game sites available for review activities, its hard to choose just one! Matt Miller from Ditch that Textbook (formerly a Spanish teacher) compares all four sites with Pros and Cons for each. Click here to see his comparison.

CASLS Intercom - Using Digital Resources to Improve Pronunciation and Intercultural Competence

The CASLS newsletter from 8/27/18 covers the topic of Using digital resources to improve pronunciation and Intercultural competence. Although the focus is with English Language Learners, it is applicable to all language teachers. Also provided is the lesson of the week which is focused on motivating students to self-direct their learning through the watching of target language videos. Check out the newsletter here.

Best Practices PD- October 3, 2018 Topic: Classroom Management

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.

Central Ohio TCI - Comprehensible Coffee  - October Meeting. Enjoy coffee and chat around the topic of CI. October 13 from 9-11:30 at the Panera in Lewis Center (8823 Owenfield Drive, Powell, Ohio). These meetings are informal, open conversation. Bring your questions, ideas and thoughts to share! Register here.

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 - Next session: October 10, 2018 - Using Projects. Register in PDS - Course #33368.

Early Release PD Recordings: Find the recording to our Early Release Virtual PD - Target Language Strategies 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: October 3, 2018 - Classroom management. Register in PDS - Course #32919.

ODE PD - Register through STARS

  • Planning Daily and Weekly Lessons in a Performance-based Wl Classroom 10/16 9:30 - 3:30 Westerville Public Library
  • ODE PD - ASL Learning, Instruction and Collaboration - 11/9 9:45 - 3:30 pm Old Worthington Library - 820 High St. Worthington Ohio.

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.

PD Shared by ODE:

  • 10/12 Beachwood, Ohio: The United States and World Facisim: Human Rights from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond. Information can be requested from sfaber@oberlin.edu. Registration deadline - October 1.
  • Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Culture of Latin America (ILCLA). More information can be found here.

Pearson Webinars:

Advertised as pd for Hispanic Heritage Month, but sessions are different strategies for Spanish teachers. Register for the one-hour webinars here.

Sans - Instructional Technology for Language Learners

In case you missed it, resources for World Languages Teachers. Click here to access.

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.

OFLA AWARDS FOR 2018 - The window has opened for nominations for the 2018 OFLA awards and will close on November 1, 2018. More information here. This is a great way to recognize those that advocate, support, promote and excel in the World Languages field.

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.

October 3 - WL Best Practices PD

October 10 - 90 Min Early Release

October 17 - HS Department Chair

October 19 - World Languages District PD Day

October 23 - End of Quarter 1

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

Want a book not listed? Submit your suggestions here.


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