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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Kentucky World Language Association is seeking nominations for Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Post-Secondary Teacher, Outstanding Teacher (K-16), Outstanding Administrator, Lifetime Achievement, and Amici Linguarum – or “Friend of Languages.”
The University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute’s is designed to help Kentucky schools develop Chinese language and culture study programs.
Meredith White of the Southern Conference On Language Teaching says taping her lessons regularly was one of the best things she's ever done to help her see where she could improve her teaching.
Walton-Verona Independent's Alaina Post explains how educators can use a series of core practices articles commissioned by the Kentucky World Language Association for personalized professional learning.
Fayette County's Kelly Bales describes how she tried to incorporate Finnish ideas about education into her social studies classroom.