Thursday, November 23, 2017

Spanish meets STEAM: World language, culture and coding

Fayette County's Jennifer Kennedy shares how her students – ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade – not only learned how to code, but also combined Spanish language skills with culture.

New leadership named in language-specific professional organizations

During the Kentucky World Language Association’s annual conference in September, new leadership was elected for two of the six different language-specific state professional organizations.

Hutchins, Leet, Dailey receive top KWLA awards

Christine Hutchins, a teacher of Chinese at St. Francis School in Louisville, is the 2017 recipient of the Kentucky World Language Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award. She began her teaching career at DuPont Manual High School (Jefferson County).

Join the ACTFL conference in November

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' annual conference is set for Nov. 17-19 at the Music City Center, in Nashville, Tenn.

Explore global education opportunities

Global education opportunities are being provided by Classroom 2.0, which is a free, community-supported social network for those interested in Web 2.0, social media, and participative technologies in the classroom.

Join KWLA for its 2017 Fall Conference in September

The Kentucky World Language Association’s Annual Fall Conference is coming Sept. 21-23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Louisville Airport.

Professional learning for world language, dual language immersion

With the new school year right around the corner, now is the time for educators to begin planning which professional learning events will provide them with opportunities to grow as professionals.

Core practices: Provide feedback to improve learner performance

Educators know how crucial feedback is for students to make proficiency gains, but they often have questions regarding the types and the frequency of feedback that students need to gain proficiency.

Translating educational buzzwords into teacher growth

Thomas Sauer explains how the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Project can help teachers find the most effective practices.

Core practices: Using authentic texts and resources

Dorie Conlon Perugini, an elementary Spanish teacher at Glastonbury Public Schools in Glastonbury, Conn., and executive secretary of the National Network for Early Language Learning, shares how authentic resources help her students experience culture, rather than simply learn about culture.