Category Archives: Winter 2018

My Blended Learning Journey

Debbie Varga, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair One of my 2018 classroom practice resolutions is to organize an effective blended learning environment for my students. Ever since our school went 1-1 last year, I have been trying to find a … Continue reading

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AROUND THE STATE

Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education Ohio Seal of Biliteracy In our last Around the State article, we provided you with some important, initial information about Ohio’s new Seal of Biliteracy Program. … Continue reading

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Three Suggestions for the Beginning Teacher (and to all of us)

Nicole Hanlon OFLA Beginning Teachers Chair Woo hoo! You’ve made it! You’re halfway through your first year (or another year, if you aren’t a first-year teacher)! The end may not really be in sight, but you have at least the … Continue reading

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WHAT TECH TOOLS WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO USE?

Shasha Gibbs, OFLA Technology Integration Committee Chair Medina High School The Technology Integration Committee is conducting a half-day workshop titled “Using Technology to Assess the Three Modes of Communication” at the upcoming OFLA Conference. If you are looking for more engaging … Continue reading

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Making the Shift: Planning for Student Variability

Denise Broda, OFLA Scholarship Chair Wooster City Schools One size does not fit all. Several years ago, I attended a workshop on differentiation at the OFLA Conference in Cleveland that was the catalyst for my paradigm shift on how I plan … Continue reading

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SB 216 – Will It Hurt or Help the Teaching Profession?

Barbara A. Sposet, Ph.D., Teacher Education & Licensure Committee Baldwin Wallace University In early October, Ohio Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima) introduced Senate Bill 216 called the “Public School Deregulation Act.” The bill has many provisions recommended by school district superintendents in … Continue reading

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Senegal Connection: Authentic Language Use in Real-Life Context

Kerry Parker, Secondary Language Learning Chair French Teacher, Edison High School As world language teachers, one of the challenges we face is to bring a sense of authenticity into learning. It is a challenge all teachers face – how does learning … Continue reading

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