Thursday, May 25, 2017
Global Competency/World Languages

Global Competency/World Languages

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“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.

GEOO offering travel programs for educators

The Global Exploration for Educators Organization is offering several travel programs for 2017.

Session proposals being accepted for KWLA Fall Conference

The Kentucky World Language Association is accepting session proposals for its Fall Conference, scheduled for Sept. 21-23 in Louisville.

Core practices: Backward design of world language curriculum

Kathy Shelton, world language education program specialist at the Ohio Department of Education, shares how backward planning can help teachers implement a proficiency-based curriculum.

Global competence professional learning modules released

Kentucky educators now have access to nine free Global Competence Modules that are self-directed and can be completed anywhere there is an internet connection. The eight modules and final review module help educators understand the concept of global education and how those ideas can translate into global lesson for all students in all content areas.

World languages regional conferences set for March

There are two regional professional learning opportunities available for world languages teachers in March.
Locals and visitors alike line the street at dawn in Luang Prabang, Laos, to distribute alms to the Buddhist monks. This past summer, Lauren Hines, a Spanish and global competency teacher at Murray High School (Murray Independent), traveled on two Global Exploration for Educators Organization programs – a 14-day Bali and Lombok trip in Indonesia and a 14-day trip to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Submitted photo by Lauren Hines

The everlasting effects of traveling in a teacher

Lauren Hines, a Spanish and global competency teacher at Murray High School (Murray Independent), shares how her global travel has impacted how students learn in her classroom.