Monday, December 11, 2017

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.
Huajing Maske explains the philosophy of ancient Chinese scroll painting to teachers at the Chinese art session of the China Studies for Kentucky Teachers Program. Submitted photo by Zengxiang Yang

UK Confucius Institute offering seminars, resources for K-12 schools

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute’s K-12 Chinese Language, Culture Development and Enhancement Program is designed to help Kentucky schools develop Chinese language and culture study curriculum.

ACTFL calls for proposals for its 2018 Annual Convention

Submit a proposal to be considered to present at the 2018 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo Nov. 16-18 in New Orleans,

Providing high-quality Spanish teachers to Kentucky schools

Visiting Teachers from Spain is one of two international programs developed by the Kentucky Department of Education with education authorities from another country to provide world languages services to students and school districts in Kentucky.

Spanish meets STEAM: World language, culture and coding

Fayette County's Jennifer Kennedy shares how her students – ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade – not only learned how to code, but also combined Spanish language skills with culture.

New leadership named in language-specific professional organizations

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

Hutchins, Leet, Dailey receive top KWLA awards

Christine Hutchins, a teacher of Chinese at St. Francis School in Louisville, is the 2017 recipient of the Kentucky World Language Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award. She began her teaching career at DuPont Manual High School (Jefferson County).

Join the ACTFL conference in November

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' annual conference is set for Nov. 17-19 at the Music City Center, in Nashville, Tenn.

Explore global education opportunities

Global education opportunities are being provided by Classroom 2.0, which is a free, community-supported social network for those interested in Web 2.0, social media, and participative technologies in the classroom.

Join KWLA for its 2017 Fall Conference in September

The Kentucky World Language Association’s Annual Fall Conference is coming Sept. 21-23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Louisville Airport.