Monday, February 19, 2018
Whitney Hamilton

Developing globally competent K-5 readers and writers

KDE's Whitney Hamilton says global competency is a natural fit with English language arts.

Connecting language learning to careers in manufacturing

What do a high school French teacher and careers in manufacturing have in common? At first glance, absolutely nothing.

Language immersion in Kentucky

Jefferson County's Jacque Van Houten and Fayette County's Laura Roché Youngworth explain how immersion programs work and the benefits students are seeing in their schools.

Two world languages regional conferences set for March

It’s professional learning time for Kentucky world languages teachers. Look at these two upcoming regional professional learning opportunities.

Registration open for KWLA 2018 State Showcase

On March 24, several hundred world language students will gather at the new Cathy and Don Jacobs Building at the University of Kentucky for the Kentucky World Language Association’s 2018 State Showcase and Competition.
Russell High School Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica students and Spanish teacher Catherine Del Valle, left, show some of the school supplies they collected to help two high schools and one elementary school in Puerto Rico that were hit by Hurricane Maria in September. Submitted photo by Catherine Del Valle

Students’ response to Hurricane María teaches global competency

Russell Independent's Catherine Del Valle shares how she used a natural disaster in Puerto Rico to teach her students global competency skills and help out struggling schools on the island.

Going global? Check out these events

Whether you’re a classroom teacher, an experienced world language teacher or global competency guru at your school, Global Collaboration Day is for your students. The day is an opportunity for students to get involved with their world and practice these principles right from their classroom.

College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program applications due

Apply now to host a Chinese guest teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Since 2007, the College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program has placed more than 1,400 Chinese language and culture teachers to classrooms across the nation.

Applications due for Teachers of Critical Languages Program

Apply now to host a Teachers of Critical Languages Program teacher from China, Egypt or Morocco for the 2018-19 school year.

Using global competencies to drive three-dimensional science instruction

KDE's Carly Baldwin explains how she used the annual migration of monarch butterflies to bring global competency into her science classroom. to make for a richer experience.