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Membership

THE TOP FIVE REASONS TO JOIN OFLA Teri Wiechart, OFLA Membership Chair Delphos Jefferson High School (Retired) Use your voice. Our profession takes hits from all angles, not the least of which is the talk of replacing it with computer … Continue reading

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Advocacy

WHAT’S YOUR “ASK”?   Angela Gardner, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair Spanish Teacher, Ross High School Just as every lesson has one or more objectives to guide it, conversations and written correspondence with our representatives have objectives, often referred to … Continue reading

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Beginning Teachers

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW TEACHERS: MEGAN HELGESON “No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helped you.” ― Althea Gibson Shelly McAlister, Marlington Local Schools The OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee is working hard to connect with new teachers and to support them … Continue reading

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Early Language Learning

TEACHING INTERCULTURAL AWARENESS A global approach to global languages  Samantha Bremner, OFLA Early Language Learning Chair, Zid Zid Our students have more access than ever to the world. From pictures of national monuments to what a popular social media influencer … Continue reading

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Scholarship

WHAT’S THE GOOD WORD? Julie Frye, OFLA Scholarship Chair French Teacher, Lexington High School  You may have seen the question on social media. You may be in the habit yourself. “What question?” you may ask. “What habit?” you might be … Continue reading

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Secondary Language Learning

OHIO’S SEAL OF BILITERACY The What, Why, When and How of the Process OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee:  Maureen Gerber, Perrysburg High School, Chair,  Alexis Blum, Minster High School, and Kerry Parker, Edison High School  The Secondary Language Learning Committee … Continue reading

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Technology Integration

A FLIPPED LANGUAGE CLASSROOM Leah Henson, OFLA Technology Integration Chair Miami University, Senior Lecturer Have you heard that one year of a high school world language course is equivalent to one semester of the same language at the university level? … Continue reading

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