News and Updates for the 2017-18 School Year features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing upcoming KWLA events and developments at the state level related to World Languages with KWLA President Lucas Gravitt, President-Elect Emmanuel Anama-Green, and World Languages Consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education Alfonso De Torres Núñez.
Language Specialist for Fayette County Public Schools (KY), moderating a discussion of world language topics with Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Professor of Russian and Folklore at the University of Kentucky in their first live podcast at the KWLA conference in September 2018, Jacque VanHouten, World Language Specialist for Jefferson County Public Schools (KY), Meredith White, Peachtree Ridge High School (GA).
Our ninth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Program Review Revisited, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth discussing updates and particulars of the new Global Competency & World Languages Program Review (PR) with Jamee Barton, Kelly Clark, and Alfosno De Nunez Torres of the Kentucky Department of Education. Topics include: changes to the PR, triangulation and evidence, global competency, and discussion of specific Demonstrators/Characteristics.
Our seventh Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Proficiency-Based Teaching, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Thomas Sauer the characteristics of proficiency-based instruction.
Our sixth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Student Growth Goal Rubric, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Jillian Lykens, Ben McMaine, and Alicia Vinson the structure and application of the Fayette County World Language Student Growth Goal Rubrics.
Our fourth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, National Updates, features co-hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing with Jacque VanHouten, 2015 President of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, national issues and initiatives relevant to world language educators. Topics include current policy such as bi-lingual certification, curricular and instructional shifts, and advocacy opportunities for educators of languages.
Our third Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Unwrapping the World Language Program Review, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Alicia Vinson, Lucas Gravitt, and Lydia Kohler details of the KY Program Review. As they “unwrap” the terminology of the PR, they share their understandings of Regular and Routine, Global Competency, Job-embedded, performance goals, etc. and share examples of how these are being implemented across the state.