President’s Message – FLAVA Fall Conference

President’s Message – FLAVA Fall Conference

Dear Colleagues,

Hope this gorgeous weather finds each of you gearing up for the end of the school year and ready for some relaxation this summer!

On behalf the FLAVA Executive Board, I am thrilled to share with you several things about our fall conference.

  • The dates are October 3-5, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Williamsburg.

  • The theme is “Let Languages Unlock Your World!”

  • Registration is now open! Please follow the directions via this link. Pay close attention to the information on how to login.

  • Our keynote speaker is Akash Patel, the Founder and CEO of the Happy World Foundation, Inc., which is an international nonprofit organization that promotes global citizenship education in schools and communities worldwide. Patel, a Spanish and Mathematics teacher with Dallas ISD, was a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize, a $1 million award that is granted annually to one teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. Patel is a recipient of several national and international honors for his work with anti-bias global education. He speaks six languages and has traveled to over 35 countries. In addition to his keynote address, Patel will give a session on Friday afternoon in Spanish and three sessions on Saturday so that our members will have the opportunity to meet him personally and to learn how you and your students can interact with other schools globally.

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Wishing you a great end of the year and a fabulous summer,

Sue Robertson
President, Foreign Language Association of Virginia

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