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Around the State

Ryan Wertz and Kathy Shelton, World Language Consultants Ohio Department of Education   Thank You for a Job Done Extraordinarily Well during a Time of Great Adversity The Ohio Department of Education would like to recognize the outstanding efforts of … Continue reading

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Membership

OFLA Needs Your Support Now Teri Wiechart, OFLA Membership Chair Delphos Jefferson High School, Retired There are many reasons to stay involved at this time in OFLA!  Most importantly, it is a way to stay connected when we need it … Continue reading

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OFLA Election Results

Cheryl Johnson, OFLA President-Elect Instructional Technologist for the Modern Languages, Denison University  I would first like to thank everyone who voted in our 2020 OFLA election. The board appreciates your participation in this process. We especially appreciate that you took … Continue reading

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2020 OFLA Awards

Milton Alan Turner, OFLA Immediate Past President Saint Ignatius High School This year OFLA recognizes one educator and two friends of world languages as our 2020 Award Winners. Gary DiBianca of Orange High School was named the Leona Glenn Award Winner … Continue reading

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Advocacy

ADVOCACY IN TIMES OF CHALLENGE Connection is the Key Angela Gardner, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair Spanish Teacher, Ross High School First and foremost, I hope that you are all either safe at home, or, at the time of … Continue reading

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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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