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American Association of Teachers of French of Virginia AATFBoardReport2014 (1) Read the AATF's March 1, 2014 report...

A Chantilly High student who attended the Governor’s German Academy was the subject of an article in the Website The Connection to Your Community. Click here for the full article from October 24, 2014....

Dear FLAVA members, If you’ve been to a FLAVA conference lately you know us as a terrific place to meet hundreds of creative and friendly colleagues. But where can you have those conversations during the rest of the year? The answer is at one of FLAVA’s...

[caption id="attachment_2577" align="alignleft" width="150"]Gimara Richards & Inmar Romero Gimara Richards & Inmar Romero[/caption] School is a place to learn, and making mistakes is part of the learning process, because we all learn from mistakes.  The way we point out these mistakes to students could either make them or break them. In 2012, we started a teacher research project to improve student achievement by providing descriptive feedback. Descriptive feedback measures students’ progress toward specific, realistic goals – better known to teachers as S.M.A.R.T goals. While teachers in Virginia use S.M.A.R.T goals to capture their own progress, we use the process directly with our students. They are the first step toward helping students make measurable improvement in their language skills. We are passionate about student achievement, so we wanted to make sure our feedback was truly helping students achieve their goals.
Colleagues, an update on the progress of Seal of Biliteracy legislation in Virginia: Seal of Biliteracy bills passed easily in both the House of Delegates (HB1351) and Senate (SB916). The key difference is what criteria would be considered for awarding the Seal to a student.

Dear Colleagues, Please read below about an exciting opportunity: the Mead fellowships by NECTFL. What an exciting way to receive funding for a special project that would benefit all language teachers! FLAVA must receive your application by Monday, November 16th! Please follow the directions below and send completed...

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 FLAVA Annual Conference: Globally Mine! The conference will be held October 6-8, 2016 in Williamsburg. To submit a proposal, please go to the following link: http://flavaweb.org/conference/2016-call-for-proposals/ ...

Download the PDF for the latest news and announcements from VDOE's Lisa Harris. 2016-June-VDOE Newsletter    ...

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