Category Archives: Committee News

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

Posted in Committee News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Committee News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Committee News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Committee News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Committee News, Fall 2019, Technology

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

Posted in Affiliates, Committee News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Committee News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Committee News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Committee News, Summer 2019, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“…a little chat, a little idle talk of this and that” – Sancho Panza, Man of La Mancha

Barbara A. Sposet, Ph.D. Chair, OFLA Teacher and Education Licensure Committee Baldwin Wallace University This month’s article includes several items of interest to university teacher-educators as well as in-service and pre-service teachers. For university World Language instructors, methods instructors and … Continue reading

Posted in Committee News, General, Uncategorized, Winter 2019 | Leave a comment