Category Archives: No. 1 – Fall 2016

Around the State: Is Your SLO Suffering From An Identity Crisis?

Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education The SLO (Student Learning Objective) is suffering from an identity crisis. An SLO gets lots of attention early in the school year when teachers pre-assess students … Continue reading

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TAKING ADVANTAGE OF MEMBERSHIP, Are you making the most of your membership?

Julie Frye, Lexington High School; OFLA Membership Chair OFLA membership has many perks, just one of which being the fabulous professional development offerings throughout the year! OFLA offers local half- and full-day workshops, multi-session events that include the possibility of … Continue reading

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Awesome Resources for Beginning Teachers

Lesley Chapman Beginning Teachers Committee Chair French Teacher, Sycamore City Schools If you are like the new World Language teacher in my department, you are inundated with acronyms: SLO, RESA, IPA, OFLA, ACTFL, the list goes on. How do you … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Stop The Waves, but You Can Learn to Surf”

Lisa Sobb, OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee Chair, Sylvania Southview High School It seems like just yesterday that we were enjoying our well-deserved summer break, dipping our toes in the ocean or relaxing by the pool, but fall is here … Continue reading

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AATSP Buckeye Chapter News Fall 2016

By Angela Gardner, Ross High School This summer, our American Association of Spanish of Teachers and Portuguese Buckeye Chapter saw a changing of the guard with Bill Langley moving from the position of President to Past President, Angela Gardner replacing … Continue reading

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Evolving Positively as Educators

Angela Gardner, Ross High School, Hamilton, OH A few days ago, I stumbled across a familiar and fondly remembered inspirational article, originally shared in 2013, on building relationships in the educational community. The article is called “Find Your Marigold,” by … Continue reading

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AATG News

AATG/PAD Study Trip Awards The Ohio chapter is proud to announce that two high school students in Ohio received a prestigious AATG/PAD Study. Ohio was able to nominate 3 students of the 17 who applied for this award. Both students … Continue reading

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