Monthly Archives: January 2013

Letter from the President

OFLA Welcomes the 2013 Central States Conference! March 14-16, 2013 Roslyn Terek, President Conference Committee Chairs Set to Finalize Preparations Hi Everyone! After several years of planning, it is almost time for our highly anticipated joint Central States/OFLA Conference!

Posted in Letter from the President, Vol. 51, No. 2 - Winter 2013

Future Leadership

Carol Eiber, Immediate Past President According to our by-laws, there are three offices to be voted upon in 2013.  I am pleased to announce the candidates who have stepped forward to run for these offices.

Posted in OFLA News: Association, Vol. 51, No. 2 - Winter 2013

In Memory of Charles Hancock

1940-2012 Dr. Susan Colville-Hall, University of Akron Fall 2012 was a sad time for Ohio’s world language teachers because we lost one of our state’s beacons of educational equity and foreign language study.  Charles Hancock had an ambitious career as … Continue reading

Posted in In Memoriam, Vol. 51, No. 2 - Winter 2013

Professional Development Corner

Martha Pero, Professional Development Chair OFLA had a wonderful Central States Extension Workshop presented by Lucas Hoffman in October.  The topic was “Making Sense of Writing”.  There were 21 participants from around the state.  Lucas covered the following topics: Why … Continue reading

Posted in Committee News, Vol. 51, No. 2 - Winter 2013

New Ad Hoc Committee Researches Tech-Based WL Programs

OFLA Board’s View of Commercially Produced Tech-Based WL Programs Roslyn Terek, President At the December 1st OFLA board meeting, the board discussed the recent posts on the Listserv about the use of technology-based World Language Programs. Richard Emch, OFLA Executive Vice-President, … Continue reading

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Teri Wiechart, President Elect Many thanks to all who took the time to submit colleagues for this year’s OFLA Awards.  There were so many strong, deserving candidates it created a difficult task for the selection committee.  In many cases ties … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Vol. 51, No. 2 - Winter 2013

ODE Around the State, January 2012

Ryan Wertz and Paula Sondej, ODE World Language Consultants  Adapting your Classroom to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages and the New Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) The Ohio Department of Education has proudly unveiled Ohio’s New Learning Standards … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Around the State, Vol. 51, No. 2 - Winter 2013

Advocacy Checklist

Sarah Shackelford, Advocacy Chair Happy New Year to everyone!  I hope that you will have a rewarding and productive second half of the school year, and that you will remember to

Posted in Advocacy, Vol. 51, No. 2 - Winter 2013

Le Grand Concours 2013

Judy Bates, Ohio French Contest Administrator Bonjour à tous! With winter/holiday break passed, it is a good time to ensure that you have taken care of the essentials for Le Grand Concours 2013

Posted in OFLA News: Association, Vol. 51, No. 2 - Winter 2013

Student Teaching Abroad

A Valuable Teaching and Learning Experience Ashley Zehel, Spanish Teacher, Parma City Schools The University of Akron offers its student teachers the option to student teach abroad.  Therefore, as a Spanish teacher candidate, I jumped at the chance to perfect … Continue reading

Posted in OFLA News: Association, Vol. 51, No. 2 - Winter 2013