Category Archives: Winter 2017

Come join us at the 2017 OFLA Conference in Columbus, Ohio!

Lucas Hoffman, OFLA President 2016-2017 French & Spanish Teacher, Sylvania Southview High School Come join us at the 2017 OFLA Conference in Columbus, Ohio! It will take place March 30-April 1 at the Hilton Polaris. Many of you will remember … Continue reading

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2017 Board Elections, Meet the Candidates!

Beth Hanlon, OFLA President-Elect After working with the OFLA Nominations Committee, it is time to present the members that will be running for OFLA Board positions during the upcoming election! Please take the time to read about each the eligible professional … Continue reading

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The Twelve Months of Membership

Julie Frye, Membership Chair Lexington High School French teacher *I am enrolled in OFLA via OEA, and so my OFLA dues are automatically deducted from my paycheck. The renewal date for OFLA members who choose this option is 15 January annually. … Continue reading

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What is a Seal of Biliteracy and What Will It Mean for Ohio Language Learners?

Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education On November 30th, the Ohio Legislature passed Ohio Senate Bill 3, which – among other things – created a provision for an Ohio Seal of Biliteracy. … Continue reading

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Ohio Legislators Vote for the Seal of Biliteracy!

Martha Halemba, Hudson City Schools Professional Development Chair On December 15, Governor Kasich signed SB3 that also contained HB 487, our Seal of Biliteracy Bill. In ninety days, it will become state law. We have done it! We have provideda … Continue reading

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Exciting News for Camp OFLA 2017

Lori Winne, Ph.D., Early Language Learning Chair Co-Director, Camp OFLA OFLA continues to support Camp OFLA with scholarships for campers and stipends for H.S. counselors and teachers. The mission of OFLA is committed to world language study beginning in the … Continue reading

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What’s New for New Teachers?

RESA News for 2017 Lesley Chapman, Beginning Teachers Chair  French Teacher, Sycamore High School Like all things new, the RESA program is growing and changing each year. It is important to know what those changes are for this year if … Continue reading

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