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Language Talk - Episode 25

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). Meredith's blog is path2proficiency.com, and she moderates the weekly PLNs #langchat (@PRHSspanish), and serves as a SCOLT Executive Board Member and a SEALLT Executive Board Member, plus three guests from the audience. Topics include: burning issues in world language instruction, the Global Seal of Bi-literacy and world language advocacy. Laura Roché Youngworth (laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us) or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (j.rouhier@uky.edu).

Language Talk - Episode 24

 

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, Jacque VanHouten, World Language Specialist for Jefferson County Public Schools (KY), and Brenna Byrd, Assistant Professor of German Studies. Topics include: world language profession, instructional practices, and professional learning. If you have an idea to share for the podcast series or an event for the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roché Youngworth (laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us) or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (j.rouhier@uky.edu).

Language Talk - Episode 23

 

Language Talk 23: KWLA podcast, Communities, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Professor of Russian at the University of Kentucky, Laura Hunt, Associate Professor of Spanish at Georgetown College (KY), and Ruth Brown, Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky, the importance of the Big “C” Communities in students’ language growth. Topics include: the different lenses for interpreting the “C” of Communities, the model of service learning, research supporting language use outside of the classroom, and available community resources. If you have an idea to share for the podcast series or an event for the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roché Youngworth (laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us) or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (j.rouhier@uky.edu).

 

Language Talk - Episode 22

 

KWLA podcast, Advocacy, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Chair of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky, Ted Zarrow, Teacher of Latin (MA) and ACTFL Teacher of the Year 2016, and Ben Hawkins, teacher of French (KY) and Chair of the KWLA Awards Committee, the importance of advocacy in our profession. Topics include: the meaning of advocacy, strategies for advocating, the role of teachers-of-the-year (T-O-Y), and KY process for nominations for T-O-Y. If you have an idea to share for the podcast series or an event for the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roché Youngworth (laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us) or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (j.rouhier@uky.edu).

 

Language Talk - Episode 21

KWLA podcast, Curriculum, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing curricular choices with Rachel Weinrich, Goal Clarity Coach supporting World Languages for Jefferson County Public Schools (KY). Topics include: influences on curricular choices, breakdown of the JCPS K-12 World Language curriculum, and overview of the K-5 Fayette County World Language curriculum. If you have an idea to share for the podcast series or an event for the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roché Youngworth (laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us) or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (j.rouhier@uky.edu).

Language Talk - Episode 20

This Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Comprehensible Input, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing the role of language input and instructional strategies with Jillian Lykens, German teacher in Colorado Springs and Grant Boulanger, Spanish Teacher and 2017 ACTFL Teacher-of-the-Year Finalist. Topics include: world language approaches, proficiency-based instruction, comprehensible input (CI), CI strategies, and comparisons of CI and proficiency-based instruction. If you have an idea to share for the podcast series or an event for the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roché Youngworth (laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us) or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (j.rouhier@uky.edu).

Language Talk - Episode 19

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. Topics include the upcoming KWLA conference in Louisville in September, opportunities for professional development and advocacy, plans for the World Language Showcase, and news about the Program Review and Senate Bill 1, Accountability Standards, and State Standards for World Languages.

Language Talk - Episode 17

In Language Talk #17 Laura Roche-Youngworth speaks with the director of the annual Kentucky World Language Association Showcase, Lydia Kohler, and the chair of one of the host departments at the University of Kentucky, Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby. They discuss plans for the event on the UK campus on March 25, 2017, from student competitions to the professional fair and other cultural events at the Showcase. For more details on the KWLA Showcase, visit kwla.org/showcase or contact Lydia Kohler at showcase@kwla.org

Language Talk - Episode 16

Our sixteenth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Authentic Materials in the Language Classroom, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing using authentic materials in the language classroom, from the beginning to the advanced levels, with UK Professors Ruth Brown (Hispanic Studies) and Harald Hoebusch (Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures). They share some resources and tips on how they use them in the classroom (and outside of it) to enhance language and cultural learning. They also discuss how using authentic resources engages students and improves their language skills. The Pedagogy Corner features Sara Merideth, KWLA past president, talking about one of the six Core Practices: Maintaining 90% Target Language in the Classroom. If you have an event or idea to share on the Outreach Clearinghouse or on the podcast, please contact Laura Roche (laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us) or Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (j.rouhier@uky.edu).

Language Talk - Episode 15

Our fifteenth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Overhaul of the Kentucky Program Reviews, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with guests Kelly Clark and Alfonso de Torres Nunez from the Kentucky Department of Education the changes in process and format of the KY Program Reviews. Topics include: overall structure, reporting, and changes of the Program Reviews as well as detailed components of the Global Competency/World Language (GC/WL) Assurances and GC/WL Program Review. In the Polyglotting News, updates include state-wide efforts for the Seal of Biliteracy, Universities and Colleges happenings, and the KWLA board changes. 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).

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