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The Wisconsin Language Roadmap

The Wisconsin Language Roadmap asks, “What can YOU do?” It’s here, but now the work begins!  There is much work to be done at local and state levels! The Wisconsin Language Roadmap is a call for collaborative action. The key question that the report puts forward is: WHAT CAN YOU

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Differentiation Opportunities: High Tech Low Tech

Recently Spanish 3 students at my school have been exploring different social and conservation problems through news, stories, and videos. While social activism is not exactly on the forefront of any of these sixteen year olds’ brains, I have found that there are 3 factors which play a very large

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Mentoring Matters: My Mentor Jody Schneider

On those mornings when thoughts about helping a particular student or trying out a new activity jolt me out of sleep way too early, it is comforting to know that Jody Schneider is already up and grappling with something similar. I know this because she once offered to meet me

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WAFLT Mentoring-How can we help you? How can we help each other?

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” John C. Crosby WAFLT members are invited to participate in our mentoring program, one of the many benefits of membership. WAFLT supports mentor partners by establishing connections and providing resources to the partners as

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”WE ARE ALL ADVOCATES!”

YOU are an advocate!   How do we internalize and carry forward the positive and energizing messages from the 2018 WAFLT World Language conference? If you were in the audience for the keynote address, you heard these powerful words from the keynote speaker, Dr. Edward M. Zarrow, 2016 ACTFL National Teacher

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High Tech Low Tech Right Tech No Tech

As we approach conference season with WAFLT and ACTFL just around the corner, many of us are getting excited for the new ideas, the networking, the recharge to our batteries. In addition to teaching language classes, for the past 25 years I have spent many hours in classrooms observing others

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Advocacy Updates at your fingertips in this Google+ Community

One of the best things about the beginning of a new school year is the chance to rethink and reset our good intentions. Because of our passion for learning languages, one of those intentions is surely advocating for learning another language and connecting to other cultures. We know that it

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High Tech/Low Tech: Talking Advocacy with Your Students

As we all begin to prep for our return to our classrooms, one of theearly lessons in the year I look forward to is having the conversation with students about why languages matter and why it is important to learn about other cultures and communities. To me, this is a

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Beyond “Preaching to the Choir”

Diverse stakeholders join forces to support language learning Speaking out about the value of learning   languages   comes naturally to World Language teachers. We have experienced the joy of connecting with other individuals and cultures through language and are eager to share that joy with others. However, our advocacy efforts can

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Comprehensible Input: Foreshadowing…2018 Summer Institute

The 2018 WAFLT Summer Institute is just around the corner. To help folks get charged for this year’s theme, “Digging Deep: Comprehensible Input, Authentic Resources and Growing Professionally,” it seemed appropriate to share a few definitions and current resources from the web that provide a range of thought on this

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- 7 days ago

It's Back!! We're excited for the return of Curriculum Writing Days on Tues, June 14th & Wed, June 15th at Greendale HS from 9am to 4pm. This event is FREE but in order for it to run, we need at least 20 participants registered by May 31st. Register here: https://t.co/OHbHzYV7Pm https://t.co/O8Od21VNtQ
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- 61 days ago

Did you miss the deadline to submit a WAFLT Fall Conference Proposal? You're in luck!! The deadline has been extended to April 1st. Submit proposals at https://t.co/2k94Hp71UU https://t.co/zxhvxviryA
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- 61 days ago

@actfl: Most scientific lit is written only in English, creating an alarming knowledge gap for 75% of the world. That's why @ClimateCardinal, a youth-led nonprofit, is working to translate crucial climate resources into more than 100 #languages. 👏 @TEDCountdown https://t.co/l7b2HtgP1F
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