Monthly Archives: January 2015

2015 Board Elections

Teri Wiechart, OFLA Immediate Past President The election for new OFLA board members will be held in mid-February.  Each professional member is eligible and encouraged to vote for the leadership of the organization. Each year a new member of the … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015

Ohio… A Great Place to Be a World Language Educator

Lucas Hoffman, Sylvania Southview, OFLA Executive Vice-President I’ve been quite fortunate over the past several years to participate in much professional development locally in Ohio: regionally, nationally, and internationally.  I have always appreciated the hard work and collaboration of my … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015

Membership

Bonne Année & Happy New Year in Whatever Language is Yours!   Membership 2015 Julie Frye, OFLA Membership Chair French Teacher Lexington High School How time flies! I can’t seem to wrap my head around the fact that we are … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015

Yes, We Can…Because We Need To!

In Pursuit of the 90%+ Target Language Usage Beth Hanlon, OFLA Executive Recorder and Editor for Print Publications Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School Why do we use “Can Do” statements?  To show our students WHAT THEY CAN DO in the target … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015

Professional Development

Martha Halemba, OFLA Professional Development Chair Spanish Teacher, Hudson High School Hopefully you have all recuperated from the holidays!  It’s time to get back into the swing of school and professional development.  We have a workshop offering coming up entitled … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015

Chronicles of a New Language Teacher

Semester 1 Check-In Lesley Chapman, French Teacher, Sycamore Community Schools With the participation of Leah Hunt, French Teacher, Sycamore Community Schools It’s hard to believe an entire semester has passed since we last checked in with Leah Hunt, my colleague … Continue reading

Posted in Committee News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015

Camp OFLA 2015

Lori Winne, Ph.D., OFLA  ELL Chairperson, Co-Director, Camp OFLA Camp OFLA is 10 Years Old Camp OFLA began in 2005 as Ohio’s response to ACTFL’s Discovering Languages campaign.  Camp OFLA was created for elementary students in grades 3-6. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Committee News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015

How to Motivate the Un-Motivated

Out of the Mouths of Students Debbie McCorkle, French Teacher, Unioto High School, OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee Chair The World Wide Web is a wondrous place for World Language teachers. It is a place to find authentic resources, to … Continue reading

Posted in Committee News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015

Technology Integration

Dr. Bryan R. Drost, Shaker Heights High School, OFLA Technology Integration Chair The OFLA Technology Team has been hard at work developing and implementing our three goals related to developing Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs): supporting  technology, holding regional workshops that … Continue reading

Posted in Committee News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015

AATF Ohio News

Mary Townsend, Kettering Fairmont High School, AATF Ohio Vice President OFLA Conference/AATF Ohio In Ohio we are fortunate to have an active foreign language association that strives to support each language teacher in every corner of the state. A major … Continue reading

Posted in Affiliates, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015