Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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.

Going global? Check out these events

Whether you’re a classroom teacher, an experienced world language teacher or global competency guru at your school, Global Collaboration Day is for your students. The day is an opportunity for students to get involved with their world and practice these principles right from their classroom.

College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program applications due

Apply now to host a Chinese guest teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Since 2007, the College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program has placed more than 1,400 Chinese language and culture teachers to classrooms across the nation.

Applications due for Teachers of Critical Languages Program

Apply now to host a Teachers of Critical Languages Program teacher from China, Egypt or Morocco for the 2018-19 school year.

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.