Category Archives: Executive News

Interpreting Authentic Resources: A Core Practice of World Language Teaching

Lucas Hoffman, OFLA Treasurer Sylvania Southview High School This is part four in a series of articles about the nationally developed core practices of world language teaching.  In 2015-2016, I started sharing some of the new nationally recognized core practices. … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

Membership

MEMBERSHIP IN OFLA Teri Wiechart, OFLA Membership Chair Delphos Jefferson High School (Retired) Why we need you: We need you as a leader in our profession as we are hoping to “stamp out monolingualism” in America. We need your voice … Continue reading

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The Scariest Thing I Did Over the Summer

Dina Marsala, OFLA Editor of Electronic Media French Teacher, Avon Lake City Schools  The definition of fear: an unpleasant emotion or thought that you have when you are frightened or worried by something dangerous, painful, or bad that is happening … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Fall 2019

Professional Development

GET IN THE GAME! Connect when you connect Holly Haputa, OFLA Professional Development Chair Spanish Teacher, Avon Lake High School If you are like me, you are actively using Quizlet, Kahoot, Gimkit, and a host of other websites that turn … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

Starting Fresh: We Have So Many Opportunities

Beth Hanlon, OFLA Immediate Past President Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School The ball drops in Times Square and “2019” lights up! We congratulate each other on the arrival of the New Year with kisses, hugs, and cheers…assuming you were able … Continue reading

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Welcome to Year Two for the State of Ohio Seal of Biliteracy

Lesley Chapman, OFLA President-Elect, Sycamore City Schools As we turn the page of the calendar and enter 2019, many of us are looking ahead to the spring and to testing for the State of Ohio Seal of Biliteracy. I tested … Continue reading

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2019 OFLA Awards: Let’s Recognize Ohio’s World Language Teachers!

Beth Hanlon, OFLA Awards Chair Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School Ohio is full of amazing world language teacher who deserve recognition! I am sure you do not need to look far in your school building, your district, or your group … Continue reading

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