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OFLA Teacher of the Year

CALL FOR THE OHIO TEACHER OF THE YEAR APPLICATIONS Cheryl Johnson, OFLA President-Elect Instructional Technologist for the Dept. of Modern Languages, Denison University  Do you know an outstanding teacher who is deserving to represent Ohio as the 2021 Teacher of … Continue reading

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2020 OFLA Awards

LET’S  RECOGNIZE OHIO’S WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHERS!  Milton Alan Turner, OFLA Awards Chair French and Spanish Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School I am sure we all know incredibly talented teachers in our buildings and districts who are doing amazing jobs with … Continue reading

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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

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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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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

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Advocacy

REFLECTIONS ON HB 166 We Need to Educate Our Representatives Angela Gardner, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair The summer of 2019 found us faced with legislation that proposed to allow coding to replace language learning for credit in school … Continue reading

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Beginning Teachers

PEER MENTOR GROUPS Trial and error bring SUCCESS! Megan Brady, OFLA Beginning Teacher Chair Spanish Teacher, Marlington Local Schools As a smaller district in Northeast Ohio, we have a small migrant population who is in our district for approximately the … Continue reading

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