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PLEASE NOMINATE A DESERVING WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATOR OR ADVOCATE FOR AN OFLA AWARD!

Cheryl Johnson, OFLA Immediate Past PresidentInstructional Technologist for the Dept of Modern Languages, Denison University We all know incredible world language teachers in our buildings and districts who are instilling in their students a love for languages and cultures different … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING DAY OF THE DEAD IN VARIOUS LEVELS OF SPANISH

Kaleigh Baker, OFLA Executive Vice-PresidentSpanish Teacher, Butler High School With so many schools making the decision to go remote or hybrid last year, many schools that decided to go in-person were very limited in the activities that they could do. … Continue reading

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QUICK, EASY, AND ENGAGING ACTIVITIES

Beth Hanlon, OFLA Executive Recorder and Editor of The CardinalSpanish Teacher, Oberlin High School We have all had those days when we need something quick, easy, and engaging for our students that requires little to no prep.  Here is a … Continue reading

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A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BILL VANPATTEN: PART 2

Marianela Serrano, OFLA Professional Development ChairSpanish Teacher, Hathaway Brown School Below is the second part of my conversation with Dr. VanPatten. As I put together this final part of the conversation and after rereading the first part once more, I … Continue reading

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THE OUR STORY SERIES BY VOCES DIGITAL

My Search for Cultural Content Lisa Howie, OFLA Executive TreasurerSpanish Teacher, Smithville High School As the newly elected treasurer of OFLA, I thought I would be required to submit an article about finances and I thought, ¡Qué aburrido! So I … Continue reading

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CAN TAKING A WORLD LANGUAGE SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE?

Kirsten Halling, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy ChairProfessor/Chair, Wright State University World language teachers can easily recite the multitude of personal and professional benefits of language learning – stronger communication skills, better understanding of English grammar and syntax, the ability … Continue reading

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THIS IS WHO WE ARE

Julia Thomas, OFLA Early Language Learning ChairSpanish Teacher, Oberlin City School One thing that a parent commented on last year during online teaching was how I taught my kindergarten students examples of respect and how to treat each other only … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT ON NEW TEACHERS: JAMEY HOWIE

Megan Brady, OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee ChairSpanish Teacher, Northwest Local Schools The OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee is working hard to connect with new teachers and to support them in becoming excellent, innovative, resourceful, and long-lasting world language teachers. Our goal … Continue reading

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WHAT WE KNOW NOW: BEST TECH DISCOVERIES FROM REMOTE LEARNING

As remote learning ends, classroom technology is here to stay! Lauren Racela, OFLA Technology Integration Committee ChairFrench Teacher, Milford High School  As we jump into a new school year, many of us are grateful to be back in a face-to-face … Continue reading

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BRAND NEW WORLD LANGUAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL OPENS IN COLUMBUS

New Program Provides Continuation of Immersion Pathway Marcia Davis, OFLA Secondary Language Learning ChairWorld Language Middle School, Columbus City Schools On August 26, 2021, Columbus City Schools welcomed 325 students to World Language Middle School or WLMS, as this brand … Continue reading

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