Meet Katrina Griffin, NECTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

This year’s NECTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Katrina Griffin. Katrina is the lead German teacher and World and Classical Languages Department Chair at North County High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She has held leadership positions in the Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA) and her local chapter of AATG. Her list of involvements in the field…

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Attend #iFLT16 online!

Whether you couldn’t get funding for #iFLT16, couldn’t fit it in your schedule, or couldn’t register before the conference filled up, you will be SO glad to read this news! The #iFLT16 Tuesday morning Keynote with Bill VanPatten and the Tuesday afternoon Roundtable with Stephen Krashen will be LIVE STREAMED! Join us Tues., July 19 at 8:50a.m.…

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Competency before Creativity

I have dedicated any computer time this week to formatting and finally publishing my Sistema Solar unit, but I keep being distracted with conversations that I just have to share with you!! One of my [many] great takeaways from Terry Waltz’s fantastic manual TPRS with Chinese Characteristics is the idea that it is important to do TPRS® “by…

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FREE workshop June 6-7 in NE for world language teachers!

Great news! Lincoln Public School District and the NE State Department of Education have agreed to open up next week’s workshop for up to 50 teachers from other states. Participants from outside the state of Nebraska will be able to attend for FREE but must bring their own lunch (lunch is provided for NE teachers). Additionally, I (Martina)…

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FREE training for Nebraska World Language Educators!

If you are a World Language Educator in Nebraska, register now for the June 6-7 training at  Schoo Middle School in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is FREE for Nebraska teachers, and you must register by Thursday, May 26 at 4:00pm.  Janine Theiler in the NE Department of Education is the point of contact for the workshop. Over the…

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