AATSP Buckeye Chapter President
Since the last publication of The Cardinal in the fall, The Buckeye Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) has several updates to share.
Firstly, we have a Chapter Poster Contest Coordinator. Her name is Lindsay Dollinger. The Poster Contest Deadline is March 1st, 2017. Send poster entries to 9200 US Route 42 South, Plain City, OH 43064. To contact Lindsay for more information, send her an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider submitting an entry or entries for the context, more information is available at aatsp.org. This year’s theme is <>. See the screenshot below from the website for more detailed information.
Additionally, we’ve tried for another immersion chat for Buckeye teachers in Spanish on 12/14, but that event did not spark interest. We’ll probably try a couple more times in the new year to see if we can provide support to teachers that wish to have a free opportunity to practice conversation in Spanish from anywhere in the state. For those looking for a face-to-face opportunity, plans are underway for an immersion weekend for the Buckeye Chapter on April 28-30, 2017. Members should have received an email with updates and a reminder to save the date. We hope to share registration information soon!
Our session for the OFLA conference in March 2017 was recently accepted, so be on the lookout in the OFLA program for a great opportunity to gather authentic resources and connect with other professionals.
If you haven’t already renewed your membership, or wish to join, you can join or renew membership at aatsp.org. This organization offers a great variety of support and opportunities for practicing teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, including a free online publication, “Hispania,” support for the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad, National Spanish Exam, and more! Be sure to follow the Buckeye Chapter on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/buckeyeaatsp/ or on our yolasite http://aatspbuckeye.yolasite.com/ to learn more about the organization and events!