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MCL Graduate Student Translates for Djibouti Delegation

The importance of meeting an international delegation can be exciting and intimidating.  Serving as the delegation’s language translator adds an additional level of excitement and importance.

A&S Alumna Named State World Language Teacher of Year

Laura Roché Youngworth, University of Kentucky alumna, was named the 2015 Kentucky World Language Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA).

Language Talk - Episode 7

Our seventh Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Proficiency-Based Teaching, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Thomas Sauer the characteristics of proficiency-based instruction. Discussion includes defining characteristics of proficiency-based instruction, assessments, and activities, steps for change towards proficiency-based instruction, and proficiency-based resources.

If you have an event or idea to share on the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roche (laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us) or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (j.rouhier@uky.edu).

This podcast was produced by David Cole

Language Talk - Episode 6

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. As they discuss what influenced and guided the rubrics, they paint a picture of how the SGG rubrics differ than rubrics traditionally used for formative and summative assessments. 

 

Accompanying this podcast is a webinar in which Jillian Lykens and Laura Roché share in more detail the rubric structures and how to implement them within the requirements of the KY's TPGES.  If you have an event or idea to share on the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roche or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

Language Talk - Episode 5

Our fifth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, News and Updates for the 2015-16 School Year, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing upcoming events sponsored by the KWLA with President Sarah Meredith and President-Elect Lucas Gravitt. Topics include the KWLA conference in Louisville, KWLA opportunties for professional development and advocacy, plans for the World Language Showcase, and classroom techniques. If you have an event or idea to share on the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roche (laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us) or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (j.rouhier@uky.edu).
 
This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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