Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017 Board Elections, Meet the Candidates!

Beth Hanlon, OFLA President-Elect After working with the OFLA Nominations Committee, it is time to present the members that will be running for OFLA Board positions during the upcoming election! Please take the time to read about each the eligible professional … Continue reading

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OFLA Scholarship Winners for 2017

Teri Wiechart Scholarship Chair NEW TEACHER CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: 1. Arbogast, Angela Edison High School 2. Carrasquillo, Ashlyann Arts & College Preparatory Academy 3. Davis, Amelia Eastern Local School District 4. Fencil, Marc Marysville Early College High School 5. Forgie, … Continue reading

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The Twelve Months of Membership

Julie Frye, Membership Chair Lexington High School French teacher *I am enrolled in OFLA via OEA, and so my OFLA dues are automatically deducted from my paycheck. The renewal date for OFLA members who choose this option is 15 January annually. … Continue reading

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What is a Seal of Biliteracy and What Will It Mean for Ohio Language Learners?

Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education On November 30th, the Ohio Legislature passed Ohio Senate Bill 3, which – among other things – created a provision for an Ohio Seal of Biliteracy. … Continue reading

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Ohio Legislators Vote for the Seal of Biliteracy!

Martha Halemba, Hudson City Schools Professional Development Chair On December 15, Governor Kasich signed SB3 that also contained HB 487, our Seal of Biliteracy Bill. In ninety days, it will become state law. We have done it! We have provideda … Continue reading

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