“…a little chat, a little idle talk of this and that” – Sancho Panza, Man of La Mancha

Barbara A. Sposet, Ph.D.
Chair, OFLA Teacher and Education Licensure Committee
Baldwin Wallace University

This month’s article includes several items of interest to university teacher-educators as well as in-service and pre-service teachers.

For university World Language instructors, methods instructors and teacher candidates: Below is a list of upcoming job fairs. They include:

Education Job Fair, University of Findlay, February 27, 2019  https://www.findlay.edu/offices/student-affairs/internships/Events

SW Ohio Education Career Fair, Cintas Center, Xavier University, March 19, 2019 https://www.xavier.edu/career/employers/education-career-fair

Kent State University Teacher Employment Day April 1, 2019 https://www.kent.edu/career/event/education-employment-day-0

Ohio University Teacher Job Fair April 1, 2019 https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/career-and-leadership/recruit/key-dates-and-events

Ohio State University: TeachOhio Career Fair April 2, 2019 https://careers.osu.edu/posts/documents/2018-2019-career-fairs.pdf

Northeast Ohio Teacher Education Day (NOTED), Akron, April 2, 2019 http://notedjobfair.org/

University of Toledo UTeach Job Fair April 8, 2019 http://www.utoledo.edu/education/jobfair/

Bowling Green State University Teacher Job Fair April 9, 2019 https://www.bgsu.edu/career-center/Spring-2019-Events-Calendar.pdf

Ohio Northern University Education Expo, Ada, April 10, 2019 http://www.onu.edu/career_planning/employers

Good luck to all!

Very good news for in-service teachers and prospective college students – Several proposals by President Trump that would limit or eliminate current student loan programs and policies have not been approved! They included: Elimination of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF); Elimination of Most Repayment Plans In Favor of a Single Income-Driven Repayment Plan; and the Elimination of the Student Loan Interest Deduction.

For in-service WL teachers and university representatives who prepare world language teachers, the Ohio Department of Education’s survey on revisions to the current K12 World Language Standards is open through Jan. 21, 2019. It takes about 45 minutes to respond particularly if you add comments. Here’s the link: https://www.ohio-k12.help/standards/

Last, in this season of resolutions, let us all resolve not to discourage any student from their desire to pursue a career in teaching and, in particular, those students in our world language classes! .

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and meaningful New Year!

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