Author Archives: cardinaleditor

Remembering to Take Care of Ourselves

An Open Letter to Ohio World Language Teachers Maureen Gerber, OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee ChairFrench Teacher, World Language Department Head, Perrysburg High School Dear Colleagues, One thing that has struck me as I’ve begun school in our hybrid model … Continue reading

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Integrating Social Media into the Classroom

Kaleigh Baker, OFLA Technology Integration Chair Spanish Teacher, Butler High School With so many schools making the decision to go remote, hybrid, or just hoping to stay open for a bit of time, it is necessary to find new and … Continue reading

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Beginning Teachers

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW TEACHERS: Megan Tussing Megan Brady, OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee Chair Spanish Teacher, Marlington Local Schools The OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee is working hard to connect with new teachers and to support them to become excellent, innovative, resourceful, and … Continue reading

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Around the State

Ryan Wertz and Kathy SheltonWorld Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education ODE/OFLA Summer Series of Virtual Meetups: “Let’s Get Ready for Fall” The Ohio Department of Education collaborated with the Ohio Foreign Language Association from June 23 through August 5 … Continue reading

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AATSP Updates for Fall 2020

Jonathan Harris, Ohio Buckeye AATSP PresidentSpanish Teacher, St. Gabriel Consolidated School, Cincinnati The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the American Association for the Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) reports the following announcements for Fall 2020. September 30 is National Teach … Continue reading

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Digital Challenges for English Learners

Derek Braun, TESOL/OFLA Liaison Columbus City Schools, EL Science Teacher As many districts have moved to remote learning or hybrid instruction, the challenges that existed for many English Learners have become even more significant and the disparity of access to … Continue reading

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Can I Teach a Foreign Language in the Online Environment?

Brian Hunter, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Assistant Professor of SpanishSheri K. Barksdale, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language Teaching a foreign language in an online environment is not an easy task. Language … Continue reading

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A Foreign Language: A Degree You Can Own in High School

Paulina MontaldoSpanish Teacher, Ursuline High SchoolAdjunct Faculty, Youngstown State University The phone in the newsroom of the television station rang, it was an informant from the airport. Mick Jagger had arrived in the country incognito and, we had the news. … Continue reading

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Tips for Accessing Native Speakers At Our Fingertips

Lauren Racela, French TeacherMilford Junior High School, Milford, Ohio As many of us are learning, there are plenty of online resources for world language teachers. Sometimes, the key is actually paring down these resources to find the important ones that … Continue reading

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Around the State

Ryan Wertz and Kathy Shelton, World Language Consultants Ohio Department of Education   Thank You for a Job Done Extraordinarily Well during a Time of Great Adversity The Ohio Department of Education would like to recognize the outstanding efforts of … Continue reading

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