Monthly Archives: June 2015

AATSP

AATSP Buckeye-News William Langley, Delphos City Schools, AATSP Buckeye President 2014-16 Welcoming a new officer! AATSP Buckeye is pleased to introduce our new Executive Vice President/Treasurer Elizabeth Becker. Ms. Becker has been appointed by the executive board to fill the … Continue reading

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Advocacy

Stay Professionally Connected This Summer Sarah Shackelford, Advocacy Chair Happy Summer Break, everyone! I hope you will be able to take advantage of some needed “down time” to rest and to rejuvenate even while remembering to stay professionally connected, take … Continue reading

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OATC

Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese (OATC) Ping Wu, Columbus School for Girls, OATC President The 2014-2015 academic year ended with a bang for Ohio’s teachers of Chinese.  Highlights were trips to Atlanta for the National Chinese Language Conference (April … Continue reading

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ODE Around the State

OTES – Will It Stay or Will It Go?!? Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education Since the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, better known as OTES, first came onto the Ohio educational scene, … Continue reading

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TESOL

  TESOL Liaison Report Lillian Acker, TESOL Liaison, Ashland University The TESOL Conference will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center again this year on October 30 and 31, 2015. We will have invited guests who will discuss the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Elementary Spanish Teacher

Samantha Chaney, Elementary Spanish Teacher, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Toledo, Ohio, OFLA ELL Committee Member The day has just begun when a Spanish teacher enters her classroom. In her room, you don’t find textbooks, workbooks, and mountains of worksheets. … Continue reading

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CSCTFL/OFLA 2016

Mark Your Calendar NOW for CSCTFL/OFLA 2016! Sarah Shackelford, CSCTFL/OFLA 2016 Program Chair 2016 conference Ad Mark your calendar NOW for CSCTFL/OFLA 2016! OFLA’s joint conference with the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages will be held … Continue reading

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OTES Success, OFLA Teacher Evaluation Tool

María Postigo María Postigo is a native speaker from Spain. She teaches Spanish II, III/Hnrs & IV and is the Spanish Club Advisor at Canal Winchester HS. She is on the OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee. She is also a … Continue reading

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Paris and Beyond: Chance Encounters, Lifelong Learning

Pascale Abadie and Kirsten Halling, Wright State University The Wright State University French Ambassador Program is the longest running professor-designed and professor-led study abroad program at our university, counting a total of 185 student participants since its inception in 2003. … Continue reading

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Taming the Technology Beast

Effective Use of Technology in the World Language Classroom Angela Gardner, Spanish Teacher, Ross Local Schools, Hamilton, Ohio With the constant barrage of new gadgets, gizmos, websites, tools, and other technologies buzzing all around us, it is easy to become … Continue reading

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