Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Tag: world language

Lafayette High School teacher named Japanese Teacher of the Year

The Kentucky Association of Japanese Language Teachers selected Mariko Barnes of Lafayette High School (Fayette County) as the state’s Japanese Teacher of the Year.

Jefferson County teacher Elena Kamenetzky up for national language award

Elena Kamenetzky, a Japanese teacher at Eastern High School (Jefferson County), was named the 2020 Southern Conference on Language Teaching Teacher of the Year. She’ll go on to the national competition to face off against the other regional winners for the honor of being named the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.

Fayette teacher earns national Chinese language teachers’ group honor

Yan Wang, a teacher at Dixie Magnet Elementary School (Fayette County), is one of two national recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award from the Chinese Language Association Secondary-Elementary Schools, which commended her as a highly effective teacher and an excellent role model for K-12 Chinese teachers.

Feedback and teacher participation sought on world language standard

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the Kentucky Standard for World Language Proficiency.

Del Valle receives top KWLA award

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.

Core practice hacks: But, for R.E.A.L.

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.

Core practice hacks: Tips and tools for engaging students

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.

Teaching writing by finding meaning

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.

Applications being accepted for Visiting Teachers from China Program

The University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute’s is designed to help Kentucky schools develop Chinese language and culture study programs.

Core practice hacks: Let’s get R.E.A.L.

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.