Teri Wiechart, OFLA Membership Chair
Delphos Jefferson High School (Retired)
Why we need you:
- We need you as a leader in our profession as we are hoping to “stamp out monolingualism” in America.
- We need your voice to help protect against attacks on our profession.
- We need teachers with ideas to present at our annual conference, April 2-4, 2020, in Cincinnati. https://tmc.swoogo.com/ofla2020proposal.
- We need you to support, to collaborate, and to share your expertise with other teachers.
The highlights of what your OFLA membership does for you and our profession:
ADVOCACY—Addressing legislative changes pending in the Ohio government and in the national government.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT— Planning for a year of Regional Professional Development in many locations, on many topics. Stay tuned on our Facebook pages and our listserv: https://ofla-online.org/ofla-listserv/ or https://ofla.wildapricot.org/–click on EVENT Tab.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE—April 2-4, Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati. Ask your administrators for the time off!
AWARDS—Nominate deserving OFLA members, administrators, or friends of world languages to be honored at the conference in April. https://ofla-online.org/awards/
SCHOLARSHIPS—Available to university students studying to become language teachers and teachers new to the profession (0-5 years experience) to help defray expenses at the annual conference. https://ofla-online.org/awards/
TEACHER GRANTS—Available to all OFLA members—see here for details: https://ofla-online.org/ofla-teacher-grants-2018/
COMMUNICATION—Keep up to date with OFLA and other world language related information. The listserv–https://ofla-online.org/ofla-listserv/.
The Cardinal—available online three times a year to OFLA members.
OFLA Beginning Teachers Discussion Group — Ask questions or share your expertise. https://www.facebook.com/groups/774065515983807/
OFLA Official page https://www.facebook.com/Ohio-Foreign-Language-Association-OFLA-133772903332973/
CAMP OFLA—One of our best advocacy programs. Camp is for elementary students and high school student counselors. http://www.campofla.org/
Visit http://www.ofla-online.org for more information.
At $55 per year, $155 for 3 years or $500 for a lifetime membership, it’s worth the investment in our profession. (NOTE: membership gets you a reduced rate on all professional development, including the conference.)
Join, renew, and bring a friend.