Monday, July 22, 2019
Alexander Baker, left, and Elliott Herzog speak Spanish in the Linguacafé in their classroom at Walton-Verona High School. The second core practice described in a series of articles in Kentucky Teacher explains how to incorporate more interpersonal communication into your classroom design. Submitted photo by Alaina Post

A guide to professional development for world language teachers

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.
Spotlight

Fayette County teacher incorporating Finnish ideas into her classroom

Fayette County's Kelly Bales describes how she tried to incorporate Finnish ideas about education into her social studies classroom.
Announcements

2018 Visiting Teachers from Spain Program taking applications

Apply now to host a visiting teacher from Spain for the 2018-19 school year.
Resources

Applications open for Japan Foundation grants

Applications are now available for several grants from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, for Japanese language programs.
Whitney Hamilton

Developing globally competent K-5 readers and writers

KDE's Whitney Hamilton says global competency is a natural fit with English language arts.
Spotlight

Connecting language learning to careers in manufacturing

What do a high school French teacher and careers in manufacturing have in common? At first glance, absolutely nothing.

Language immersion in Kentucky

Jefferson County's Jacque Van Houten and Fayette County's Laura Roché Youngworth explain how immersion programs work and the benefits students are seeing in their schools.
Conferences

Two world languages regional conferences set for March

It’s professional learning time for Kentucky world languages teachers. Look at these two upcoming regional professional learning opportunities.
Announcements

Registration open for KWLA 2018 State Showcase

On March 24, 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 2018 State Showcase and Competition.
Russell High School Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica students and Spanish teacher Catherine Del Valle, left, show some of the school supplies they collected to help two high schools and one elementary school in Puerto Rico that were hit by Hurricane Maria in September. Submitted photo by Catherine Del Valle

Students’ response to Hurricane María teaches global competency

Russell Independent's Catherine Del Valle shares how she used a natural disaster in Puerto Rico to teach her students global competency skills and help out struggling schools on the island.