Category Archives: Advocacy

How to Resolve the Teacher Shortage in Foreign Languages?

Dr. Barbara Sposet, Baldwin Wallace University OFLA Scholarship Chair A U.S. Department of Education report released in August, 2016, reveals that in the state of Ohio there has been a teacher shortage in foreign languages the past 10 years. The … Continue reading

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What is a Seal of Biliteracy and What Will It Mean for Ohio Language Learners?

Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education On November 30th, the Ohio Legislature passed Ohio Senate Bill 3, which – among other things – created a provision for an Ohio Seal of Biliteracy. … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Around the State, Uncategorized, Winter 2017 | 1 Comment

Ohio Legislators Vote for the Seal of Biliteracy!

Martha Halemba, Hudson City Schools Professional Development Chair On December 15, Governor Kasich signed SB3 that also contained HB 487, our Seal of Biliteracy Bill. In ninety days, it will become state law. We have done it! We have provideda … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Uncategorized, Winter 2017 | 1 Comment

Seal of Biliteracy

Debbie Varga, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair The Seal of Biliteracy has been a powerful tool for states to provide high school graduates recognition for achievement of  proficiency one or more languages other than English.  This is beneficial for … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, OFLA News: Association, Vol. 54, No. 2 - Winter 2016 | Leave a comment

Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese (OATC)

Ping Wu, OATC President Founded in 2008, the Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese (OATC) has been the major force for promoting Chinese language and culture and supporting Chinese teachers in Ohio.  With the growing popularity of Chinese study and … Continue reading

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Self-Advocacy: An Essential 21st Century Skill!

Self-Advocacy: An Essential 21st Century Skill! Debbie Varga OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair Spanish Teacher Revere High School Richfield, Ohio The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to make sure your “tool kit” is equipped … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Vol. 54, No. 1 - Fall 2015 | Leave a comment

Advocacy

Stay Professionally Connected This Summer Sarah Shackelford, Advocacy Chair Happy Summer Break, everyone! I hope you will be able to take advantage of some needed “down time” to rest and to rejuvenate even while remembering to stay professionally connected, take … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Vol. 53, No. 3 - Summer 2015 | Leave a comment