The Kelso School District has and opening for a 1.0 FTE Spanish Teacher at Kelso High School in Kelso, WA beginning the 2015/2016 school year. Applications are online via the Kelso School District website at www.kelso.wednet.edu.
The French teacher at McMinnville High School will be taking maternity leave Fall semester of 2015. She is seeking a long-term French sub for the months of September and October. For further information, contact Erica Zimmerman at email@example.com
Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language? . Radio | OPB.
Oregon lawmakers are proposing that computer coding be counted towards foreign language requirements for high school students. If HB 2766 passes, high school students will be allowed to take computer coding in lieu of traditional language classes, such as Spanish or French. Proponents of the bill argue (pdf) that coding is an important job skill that students can use anywhere in the world. Opponents say (pdf) that computer coding classes do not have the same cultural value as traditional language classes, which also include material on history and customs. Oregon is not alone in this debate; Texas passed similar legislation last year.
|Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, activist for the rights of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples.
||Ganador del Premio Nobel de la Paz en 1992, el activista por los derechos de los pueblos indígenas de Guatemala.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 • Jueves, 16 de abril 2015
Jefferson High School, 5210 N. Kerby
|Presentation in Spanish in the Auditorium. Live feed video and simultaneous translation in the Cafeteria.Ms. Menchú Tum is here for the Northwest PeaceJam Conference in Eugene, April 17-19.
Conference signup for students: www.peacejam.org
|Presentación en español en el Auditorio. Imágenes de vídeo de Live y traducción simultánea en la Cafetería.Sra. Menchú Tum es en Oregon por la Conferencia PeaceJam en Eugene, abril 17 a 19.
Signup Conferencia para estudiantes: www.peacejam.org
Position available to teach Spanish 1 and 2 and MS Spanish at Perrydale High School. The assignment is from 11:30 to 3:30 Monday through Thursday. Please contact Principal Sheila McCartney for more details.
July 21-23, 2015
The Ohio State University
Theme: Educator Effectiveness in Language Learning
The Leadership Initiative for Language Learning seeks to
- empower individuals to become agents for change,
- foster a growth mindset focused on effective teaching and learning, and
- purposefully nurture leadership skills, all in the service of learners.
LILL’s summer initiative is based on the premise that every educator is a leader every day and strives to be highly effective. For language educators, effectiveness is demonstrated by evidence of learners’ growth in proficiency, including their growth in literacy. Join language educators, teacher leaders, and national experts to explore issues important to you. Help shape the conversations, engage in the learning, and create your proactive plan to make a difference in your educator effectiveness and that of your colleagues. Discover your sphere of influence for effecting change and engage with others eager to share your learning.
Oregon Department of Education Second Language Resources
The Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon is hiring of Language Technology Specialist to design, pilot, and revise curricular materials for learners studying a second and/or foreign language at the high school and university levels. CASLS’ language learning programs often utilize emerging technologies and take advantage of online and hybrid contexts. The Language Technology Specialist may work with language experts who will provide input and guidance on language-specific issues. Curriculum should be aligned with national standards. Design work will include the creation of a scope and sequence, timeline of instructional activities, instructional manuals, learning materials, and in-class assessments and rubrics. All curricula should be piloted and revised to ensure the highest quality.