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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!

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.

SLO Writing Help

SLO Writing Help Workshop at AIMS from 4:30 - 6:30 on September 19, 2018.
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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.

HS Department Chair Meeting Dates

Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30

September 19

October 17

November 28

December 19

January 23

February 20

March 20

April 17

May 15

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.

Course Requester (Facilitator) Training

September PD dates for Course Requester (Formerly Facilitator) Training for the new Professional Development System (PDS) are posted. Search PDS by entering the course number (32867).

Central Ohio TCI

ANYONE interested in learning more about teaching with Comprehensible Input and learning about Language Acquisition.
There is no charge, but you are welcome to chip in for coffee.

Meeting at Hilliard Darby, 4200 Leppert Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026

September 8, 2018 9-12:30pm.

Click here for more information and to register.

Upcoming Dates

September 19 - HS Department Chair

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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