FLAVA is always here to help you. During this unprecedented time of distance learning and teaching, FLAVA held a Virtual Collaboration for all World Language educators on May 7, May 14, and May 21 (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM).
During these sessions, we had conversations focused around a variety of topics to address your current and anticipated needs. All participants had the opportunity to share ideas, resources, successes, or apprehensions related to distance teaching and learning. Think of it as an “un-webinar,” where the topics and input are decided by you. This was a chance to learn from and share with other world language educators throughout the Commonwealth while you’re cozied up on your couch
The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) through its Professional Development Network (PDN).
As is always the case, the FLAVA/FLTWS workshops can be used for receiving points toward K-12 teacher certification renewal at the discretion of the local school division with the presentation of the certificates, which participants receive after each workshop. For those at the post-secondary level in their teaching, participation in these workshops indicates a desire for self-improvement. Recognition of such by college and university administrators is congruent with necessary supplementary faculty activity and can be used in the reporting process.
All workshops originate at Washington and Lee University (W&L) in Lexington, Virginia, and are broadcast live via the Internet to numerous host schools and divisions across the state. These locations are known as FLAVA/FLTWS workshop host sites. Each host site has a volunteer instructor who is a logistical coordinator and is an extension to the workshop leader at the broadcast location. If you are interested to serve as a host site/host site coordinator, please contact email@example.com.
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