Sunday, May 26, 2019
Announcements

National Geographic Society offers grants for educators

The National Geographic Society Educator Grants Program offers grants designed to help educators teach people about the world and how it works.
Recognitions

Spanish embassy honors Fayette elementary school

Maxwell Spanish Immersion Magnet Elementary School (Fayette County) has been named the 2018-19 School of the Year by the Embassy of Spain’s Education Office in Washington, D.C.
Heike Armbrust, left, an English teacher and German educator at the Anne-Frank-Gymnasium in Werne, Germany, and Nicole Whitescarver, a German teacher at Greenwood High School (Warren County), team teach in Whitescarver's classroom. Submitted photo by Karen Phillips Littlewood

Creating long-lasting international partnerships in Kentucky schools

Global teachers create global students. Traveling the world with your students may sound like a huge step to take, but in fact, it is manageable for every teacher willing to give it a try.
At the Kentucky World Language Association’s 2019 State Showcase and Competition, students can create a variety of projects that represent their language of study, such as this entry from a previous year. During the interpersonal interview, the student presents their project to a judge, who asks questions of the student in the target language. Submitted photo by the Kentucky World Language Association

KWLA 2019 State Showcase set for March 2

On March 2, 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 2019 State Showcase and Competition.
Announcements

High school students may apply now for UKCI China field study

The UK Confucius Institute has announced the 2019 High School Students Experiencing China Field Study — a 14-day study program in China hosted by the UK Confucius Institute and designed to help Kentucky high school students expand their Chinese language and culture experiences.
Spotlight

Providing high-quality Spanish teachers to Kentucky schools

Visiting Teachers from Spain enables local school districts in Kentucky to hire highly qualified, licensed, native Spanish-speaking educators to teach at elementary, middle and high schools.
Announcements

ACTFL calls for proposals for its 2019 annual convention

Submit a proposal to be considered to present at the 2019 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo Nov. 22-24, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Announcements

New leadership named in language-specific professional organizations

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

State Department offers opportunities for students to study abroad

The U.S. Department of State offers four opportunities for students to travel and study abroad during the 2019-2020 school year. Students may apply for merit-based scholarships for four programs.
Recognitions

Del Valle receives top KWLA award

Catherine Del Valle, a Spanish teacher at Russell High School, is the 2018 recipient of the Kentucky World Language Association Outstanding Teacher Award. She received the award Sept. 22 at the KWLA annual conference in Lexington.