Friday, September 22, 2017

Applications open for Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is a year-long, fully funded professional development opportunity for elementary, middle and high school teachers to become leaders in global education.

Core practices: Using the target language as the vehicle and content of learning

Teacher Sara Merideth shares her thoughts about why teachers shouldn't be scared of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' core practice that says educators should use the target language as the vehicle and content of instruction 90 percent of the time.

KWLA 2017 state showcase details released

On March 25, 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 2017 State Showcase and Competition.

Apply for the 2017 Rural Trust’s Global Teacher Fellowship

If you are a teacher in a rural area, apply now for the 2017 Rural Trust’s Global Teacher Fellowship to support your professional and personal development in the field of global competency and world languages.

UK Confucius Institute offers programs for K-12 schools

The University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute's K-12 Chinese Language, Culture Development and Enhancement Program can help educators bring innovative international programs into their community, while also building their school's Chinese program offerings

2017 Chinese Guest Teacher Program applications due

Apply now to host a Chinese guest teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Since 2007, the College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program has placed more than 1,000 visiting teachers in hundreds of schools nationwide.

All educators can teach global competency

Oldham County's Lori Foster believes global education can be a dimension that runs throughout the entire scope of student learning.

Teacher-created lessons connect world language to art

Laurel County’s elementary school students are getting creative this school year with a new curriculum designed to bring out the inner artist in every world language learner.

World languages: Strengthen your core!

This article is the first in a series of seven that will be published in the coming months, focusing on the core practices of world languages instruction. This series will try to open a window for world languages teachers, nontraditional world languages teachers and other educators as to what world languages education is about.
Model Laboratory High School's Spanish Honors Society was asked this year to create an original altar for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian as part of the museum’s Dia de los Muertos activities. The centerpiece of the display was this Aztec solar calendar. Submitted photo by Ernest McClees

Madison County students create Day of the Dead altar for Smithsonian

Students at Model Laboratory High School's Spanish Honors Society were tasked this year to create an original altar for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian as part of the museum’s Dia de los Muertos activities.