Category Archives: Committee News

Varied Approaches to Leveled Readers

Tips for Incorporating Novels into Novice Classrooms Lauren Racela, OFLA Technology Integration Committee ChairFrench Teacher, Milford High School Each year I’ve taught, I’ve elected to teach with a leveled reader. I truly think that the students have benefitted from this … Continue reading

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The Antiracist World Language Classroom

Transforming Language Learning Marcia Davis, OFLA Secondary Language Learning ChairWorld Language Middle School, Columbus City Schools Language is a powerful vehicle through which its learners can communicate about a variety of topics. Traditionally, that communication may have been about the … Continue reading

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Teacher Shortage: A Concerning Matter

Pascale Abadie, OFLA Recruitment and Retention ChairAssociate Professor, Wright State University It has been more and more challenging to recruit teachers and professors alike; fewer students choose the teaching path, and a job that was once seen as rewarding and … Continue reading

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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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