World Language Weekly


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New Newsletter Format

Our subscription of Smore (this platform) has not been renewed. Over the next few weeks, I will be experimenting with different platforms to provide our weekly newsletter. Please feel free to share your thoughts if I use one that you particularly like!!

New PD Offerings

ODE PD - Register through STARS
  • Planning Daily and Weekly Lessons in a Performance-ased Wl Classroom 10/16 9:30 - 3:30 Westerville Public Library
  • ODE PD - ASL Learning, Instruction and Collaboration - 11/9 9:45 - 3:30 pm Old Worthington Library - 820 High St. Worthington Ohio.

CCS and Ashland University

  • CCS and Ashland University have a partnership to offer 1-2 semester hour courses to CCS teachers for free (unless you no-show, then there is a fee). Click here to see the courses offered and registration information. FYI - registration opened September 20.
  • If a course is full, please use this form to be added to the waitlist.

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities

  • Hispanic Heritage Month activities - from song of the day, march madness music mash-up with a song from each Spanish speaking country and more! Click here to access.

  • Activities that focus on Tejanas can be found here.

  • Share my lesson collection of lessons, blogs and posts about Hispanic Heritage Month. Click here to access.

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Early Release PD Recording

Find the recording to our Early Release Virtual PD - Target Language Strategies here. If you are interested in participating in future Early Release Virtual PD, please consult your administrator. If approved, sign up in PDS - Course number 33368.

CCS Tech Bytes Newsletter

Check out Columbus' own TechBytes newsletter here.

PD for Everyone!!

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PD Shared by ODE:

  • 10/12 Beachwood, Ohio: The United States and World Facisim: Human Rights from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond. INfo can be requested from
  • Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Culture of Latin America (ILCLA). More information can be found here.

Pearson Webinars:

  • Advertised as pd for Hispanic Heritage Month, but sessions are different strategies for Spanish teachers. Register for the one-hour webinars here.

Sans - Instrucitonal Technology for Language Learners

  • In case you missed it, resources for World Languages Teachers. Click here to access.

Columbus City Schools - National Board Certified Teachers PD

  • Click here for course offerings.

Immersion Days

Last year, we continued our Language Immersion Days last year at Spruce Run and COSI. Spruce Run books very quickly, so please sign-up soon! Please let me know if you are interested in participating in either Immersion Day experience here. You can watch the video, from the Spruce Run Immersion Day, put together by our Communications department here.

Using Files from the Team Drive

When using items from the Team Drive for instruction - Please make a copy of the file first, and place in your own My Drive. Only member of the Team Drive can access the files, and I will receive access requests when documents are shared with anyone outside of the Team Drive members try to access the documents.

This will also allow you to make changes to documents without changing them for everyone!

For directions on making a copy of a document and moving it to your own drive, click here.

OFLA awards for 2018

The window has opened for nominations for the 2018 OFLA awards and will close on November 1, 2018. More information here. This is a great way to recognize those that advocate, support, promote and excel in the World Languages field.

Professional Development Opportunities

Registering for a CCS activity

CCS has adopted a new PD planner. Click here for instructions on how-to register for a CCS Professional Development Opportunity.

Upcoming Dates

October 3 - WL Best Practices PD

October 10 - 90 Min Early Release

October 17 - HS Department Chair

October 19 - World Languages District PD Day

October 23 - End of Quarter 1

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