Many of you know Marshall Brannon, FLAVA member and namesake of FLAVA’s Brannon Post-Secondary Award for Excellence in Teaching. I am so sorry to share that he passed away on May 2, 2022 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. If you have had the chance to work or be with Marshall, you will know what a great person, leader, and advocate he was and what a loss this is for our world language profession and the organizations with which he worked. I would ask that each of you keep Marshall’s family in your thoughts during this extremely difficult time. To read the obituary and share your condolences with the family, please click here.
One Virginia, Many Languages
FLAVA is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Best of FLAVA Award for their outstanding presentations at this year’s FLAVA conference.
Representing FLAVA at SCOLT will be Jihye Moon and Young Jung from George Mason University with their presentation Implementing Film Projects in Language Classrooms
Representing FLAVA at NECTFL will be Beth Marshall from Riverbend High School with her presentation Developing Cultural Competence Through Interactive Interdisciplinary Units
Honorable Mention goes to:
- Terea James from Danville Public Schools with the presentation Hyperdocs to the Rescue!
- Àngels Natal-Asensio from Oakton High School with the presentation Differentiated Instruction, Engagement and Collaboration with Thinking Routines
- Hannah Perry and Rachael Aldridge from Fairfax County Public Schools with the presentation PALS for the Interpretive Mode