Monday, October 22, 2018

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.

Join the ACTFL conference in November

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual conference is set for Nov. 16-18 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Global education opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year

The Global Education Conference Network will be offering several free events for educators this year.

High school students invited to apply to Global Citizen Certificate Program

Registration is open for the Global Citizenship Certificate Program, a comprehensive global educational program to guide high school students in expanding their global perspectives with international experiences.

Grant available to help Brazilian educators develop English teaching capacity

The Regional English Language Office at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil is offering a funding opportunity to support the development of English teaching capacity for Brazilian public school teachers in bilingual schools through an in-person and online exchange program.

Professional learning for world languages, immersion teachers

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.
Meredith White

Core practice hacks: But, for R.E.A.L.

We need to be planning for and planning on Reflecting, Energizing, Assessing and Leading. It starts with taking an honest look at our classroom environment, interactions with students, biases, priorities, curriculum preferences and most honestly, our own experiences learning the same content.
Meredith White

Core practice hacks: Tips and tools for engaging students

As teachers, we can talk about pedagogy until we’re blue in the face. At the end of the day, however, we want strategies and resources that fit our classrooms and personalities, so we need choices.
Meredith White

Core practice hacks: Planning, assessment and feedback

Meredith White of the Southern Conference On Language Teaching said backward designing each day's lessons, starting with what she wanted her students to know and be able to do each day, helped her ensure every minute of classroom time was used effectively.
Spanish teacher Rachel Medina teaching students Abby Sadler, right, and Jayda Robertson. Medina’s Spanish class learned real-world language skills this year by putting a new spin on traditional fairy tales or writing new ones. Sadler volunteered the idea of sending the books to Norton’s Children’s Clinic in Louisville to fill a need. While there often are books in doctor’s offices, seldom are they in Spanish. Submitted photo by Kate Boyle

Teaching writing by finding meaning

Franklin County's Rachel Medina helped her Spanish students with their presentational writing skills by getting them to write original children's stories or adapt an existing one with a new twist.