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
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com
OSU Summer Language Courses
iFLT Conference - July 15-18; St. Petersburg, Florida
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.
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.
March 11, 2019 - Quarter 3 Grade Window Opens
March 13, 2019 - Early Release, Virtual PD
March 14 - 16, 2019 - OFLA Conference
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
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.