Category Archives: Committee News

Technology Integration

ACHIEVING A WORK-LIFE BALANCE Kaleigh Baker, OFLA Technology Integration Chair Spanish Teacher, Butler High School While 2020 has finally come to an end, we have a new year ahead of us that is filled with new opportunities and challenges. As … Continue reading

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Beginning Teachers

PEER MENTOR GROUPS Trial and error bring SUCCESS! Megan Brady, OFLA Beginning Teacher Chair Spanish Teacher, Marlington Local Schools As a smaller district in Northeast Ohio, we have a small migrant population who is in our district for approximately the … Continue reading

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Early Language Learning

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAMP OFLA! 2019 Camp OFLA Recap and Looking Ahead Samantha Bremner, OFLA Early Language Learning Chair This year, Camp OFLA celebrated its 15th year! The theme was “Crayons” highlighting colors, emotions, traveling, and writing postcards. It was based … Continue reading

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Scholarship

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW OPPORTUNITIES! Scholarships Available Julie Frye, OFLA Scholarship Chair French Teacher, Lexington High School I don’t know what your school schedule is, but my students received their first grade cards on Friday, 4 October. It just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Secondary Language Learning

ZUT ALORS!  TEACHING THE PASSÉ COMPOSÉ VERSUS THE IMPARFAIT IN A PROFICIENCY-BASED FRENCH CLASSROOM Maureen Gerber, OFLA Secondary Learning Chair French Teacher, Perrysburg High School For so many of us, the past narrative is a struggle to teach. I remember … Continue reading

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Technology Integration

INTEGRATED PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS Make IPAs Work for You! Jill Gomez and Leah Henson, Miami University Regionals, Senior Lecturers Our introduction to integrated performance assessments (IPAs) began in 2009 with a familiarization workshop at the annual American Council on the Teaching … Continue reading

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AATG News

JULIE SCHONAUER AATG Ohio Statement on the Tragic Loss of Julie Schonauer  Mark Himmelein, University of Mount Union It is with great sorrow that the AATG announces the sudden passing of a valued colleague and dear friend, Julie Ann Schonauer, … Continue reading

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AATSP

EDUCATING SOLUTIONARIES Jonathan Harris, Ohio AATSP President-Elect Spanish Teacher, St. Gabriel Consolidated School, Cincinnati I attended the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) national conference in San Diego this past July. Whereas this conference was inspiring and … Continue reading

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TESOL

COLOMBIA: A TRAVEL REVIEW 2019 Oscars of Tourism Recipient Derek Braun, TESOL/OFLA Liaison Columbus City Schools, EL Science Teacher Colombia, a place when mentioned usually leads one to dream up images of Pablo Escobar, drug trafficking, FARC, violence and government … Continue reading

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My Personal Journey to Make Next School Year Better

Samantha Bremner, OFLA Early Language Learning Chair Toledo As one school year winds down, we must start preparing for the next one to begin. Whether that means organizing a classroom, a computer desktop that swallows files, professional development, or breathing … Continue reading

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