World Language Weekly


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Welcome back!

I hope that your summer was wonderful! I am so excited for another year for us to work together for our World Languages students!

All of our World Languages resources that were previously in the shared folder have been moved to the World Languages Team Drive. I have added all World Languages Teachers to the drive. You can access the drive through the Team Drive link (located directly under My Drive in your Google Drive). If you do not have access, please make sure you are signed into Google with your ccs email account. If it still is not showing, please email me.

Last year, we continued our Language Immersion Days last year at Spruce Run and COSI. I will be reserving a few dates for Spruce Run 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.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I am always willing and open to come out and visit and support. Katy and I will again be visiting this year to check out the amazing things you are doing this year! I will reach out to each school a week or two prior to see when would be a good date to visit. Please contact me with any questions.

Our first District PD Day is Tuesday, August 21!! See below for more information and RSVP (Click the invite to RSVP).

First Days of School

Check out these posts for ideas and activities for the first days of school!

La Maestra Loca - Days 1-5 plans for a CI classroom for ages K-12. Ideas for getting students motivated and speaking in the Target Language from Day 1. Included are link to Brain Breaks to use during those first days of school. Click here for the full post.

Creative Language Class - Ditch the Review Unit. Creative Language Class explores how to use a theme-based unit that incorporates the review topics you want to cover without it being a "Review Unit". Examples given for Intermediate Spanish students. Click here for the full post. How to explain Proficiency Levels to students here.

Cecile Laine - Teach Like a Pirate in the World Languages Classroom. Low-stress activity for the first day of school and using the TL from day 1. Click here for the full post.

Martina Bex - Martina Bex shares first day seating ideas with resource available in Spanish and French! Click here for full post.

Senora Cruz - Great first day(s) activities with Spanish students (applicable for all, but examples in Spanish) to support relationship buildings. Icebreakers, Task cards, All about me infographics, My summer graphics and more. Click here for full post.

For more ideas, you can find last year's posts here.

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.

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


Click here for more information and to register.

Upcoming Dates

August 21 - World Languages District PD Day

August 29 - WL Best Practices PD

September 3 - No School - Labor Day

September 12 - 90 Min Early Release

October 3 - WL Best Practices PD

October 10 - 90 Min Early Release

October 19 - World Languages District PD Day

October 23 - End of Quarter 1

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