Friday, September 22, 2017

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.
“El Sapejo” is a drawing completed by elementary Spanish teacher Kari Jesse at the Arts Integration Academy she attended in July 2016. The painting was inspired by “Alebrijes,” which are brightly colored folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures from Mexico. Submitted photo by Kari Jesse

Achieving professional and personal growth through content integration

Shelby County's Kari Jesse shares how she learned to find her inner artist and enrich her Spanish classes by integrating art into her classroom.

Core practices: Teach grammar as a concept and use it in context

Lisa A. Harris, the Virginia Department of Education's specialist for foreign languages and international education and executive treasurer of the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages, delves into how learning grammar can help students make meaning in a foreign language.

A lasting Franco-American partnership between two schools

Jefferson County's Michele Randolph shares her tips on how to establish a lasting international partnership.

KWLA seeking nominations for World Language Teaching Awards

The Kentucky World Language Association is seeking nominations for several awards, which will be announced at the association’s annual conference in September.