Category Archives: Committee News

OFLA Scholarships: Online and Ready

Denise Broda, OFLA Scholarship Chair Spanish Teacher, Wooster High School Did you know that the Ohio Foreign Language Association offers scholarships to attend the annual conference and scholarships to help teachers study abroad? Do you want to attend the conference … Continue reading

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Beginning of the Year Advice and Resources for New Teachers

Nicole Hanlon, OFLA Beginning Teachers’ Chair The start of a new year is always full of feeling: excitement, nerves, anxiety, and motivation – and sometimes just a feeling of being plain overwhelmed. As a newish teacher myself (this is Year … Continue reading

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Let Them Be Noisy

Channeling Enthusiasm while Learning Samantha Bremner, OFLA Early Language Learning Chair I’ve been told many times that my classroom is the loudest. I get headaches; the kids get tired, my classroom is in a constant state of organized chaos. But, … Continue reading

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Meet the Technology Committee Members

Shasha Gibbs, OFLA Technology Integration Committee Chair Medina High School Angie Drerup is currently a Spanish teacher at Buckeye High School in Medina. She earned a BS.Ed. In Spanish Secondary Education from Ohio University in 1994, a MS.Ed. in Classroom … Continue reading

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A Call to Action

Barbara A. Sposet, Ph. D., Baldwin Wallace University OFLA Teacher Education and Licensure Committee Chair What do you get when you gather 21 college/university World Language faculty, one ODE consultant and one ODHE (Ohio Department of Higher Education) representative? The answer: … Continue reading

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How to Resolve the Teacher Shortage in Foreign Languages?

Dr. Barbara Sposet, Baldwin Wallace University OFLA Teacher and Education Licensure 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 … Continue reading

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Exciting News for Camp OFLA 2017

Lori Winne, Ph.D., Early Language Learning Chair Co-Director, Camp OFLA OFLA continues to support Camp OFLA with scholarships for campers and stipends for H.S. counselors and teachers. The mission of OFLA is committed to world language study beginning in the … Continue reading

Posted in Committee News, Early Language Learning, General, Uncategorized, Winter 2017 | Leave a comment