Category Archives: General

Tips to Advocate for Languages in your Community

Angela Gardner, OFLA PR and Advocacy Committee Chairperson In the last edition of The Cardinal, we shared tips for advocating for languages in your building. You can further enhance and support these efforts through some simple tips for advocating for … Continue reading

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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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MAKING THE BEST OF THE TIME WE HAVE: My New Year Resolution

Julie Frye, Lexington High School French/OFLA Membership Chair Happy New Year 2019! I am working on a list of “19 for 2019” and wanted to share the inspiration for this idea. It comes from a podcast! I subscribe to a … 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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“…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

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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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Important Legislative Changes: Elementary Licensure and PBIS Training

Barbara A. Sposet, Ph.D. Chair, Teacher Education & Licensure Committee Baldwin Wallace University “The Only Constant is Change” – Heraclitus, Greek philosopher Changes affecting both EPP’s (Education Preparation Providers or Teacher Education Programs) and in-service teachers were announced in late … Continue reading

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