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Letter from the President

Fighting Zoom Fatigue and the Value of Self-Care Cheryl Johnson, 2020-2021 OFLA PresidentDenison University, Instructional Technologist for the Dept of Modern Languages Greetings! In pondering for weeks now what to write to you, our members, I find myself searching for … Continue reading

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2021 OFLA Conference Update

CANCELLED: 2021 OFLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT EMBASSY SUITES Cheryl Johnson, 2020-2021 OFLA PresidentInstructional Technologist for the Dept of Modern Languages, Denison University Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and after careful consideration, we have cancelled the in-person 2021 OFLA Annual Conference … Continue reading

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OFLA is an Amazon Smile Registered Non-Profit

Consider Supporting OFLA with an Automatic Charitable Donation Cheryl Johnson, 2020-2021 OFLA PresidentInstructional Technologist for the Dept of Modern Languages, Denison University Amazon will donate to OFLA 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases if you select OFLA as … Continue reading

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Teaching During a Pandemic

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Lesley Chapman, OFLA Immediate Past PresidentFrench Teacher, Sycamore Community Schools Recently, I received a text message from Kathy Shelton referring to the 2020 school year. It read: Tell me everything.  The good, the … Continue reading

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Design Oral Interpersonal Communication Tasks

A Core Practice of World Language Teaching Lucas Hoffman, OFLA Executive TreasurerFrench/Spanish Teacher, Sylvania Southview High School This is the sixth and final article in a series about the nationally developed core practices of world language teaching.  In 2015-2016, I … Continue reading

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PD in the Times of a Pandemic

Beth Hanlon, OFLA Executive Recorder and Editor of The CardinalSpanish Teacher, Oberlin High School With the onset of the pandemic and the move to online teaching, our Ohio Department of Education World Language Consultants really came through for us with … Continue reading

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Teaching the Hybrid Way

How does it work in my Hi-Flex environment?  ¨Hoot hoot¨ is the sound in the classroom. Marianela Serrano, OFLA Professional Development ChairSpanish Teacher, Hathaway Brown School School is in session, and just last week all the students were welcomed on … Continue reading

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OFLA 2020 Webinar Series

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Every Voice Counts

Angela Gardner, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy ChairSpanish Teacher, Ross High School Recently, while scrolling through a social media platform (prompted by quarantine boredom), I happened across a post from a frustrated parent in a district, dissatisfied with the district’s … Continue reading

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Welcome Advice

Julia Thomas, OFLA Early Language Learning Chair Elementary Spanish Teacher, Oberlin City Schools Hola. My name is Julia Thomas, and I am an elementary Spanish teacher at Oberlin City Schools. As I began this journey as a chair of the … Continue reading

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