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Newsletter

Most recent newsletter: Fall 2020

If you have an event, research project, travel experience, or teaching and learning-related announcement that you’d like to share, please email an article. Pictures and articles of any kind are welcome!


Please submit articles and pictures to

Kailey Preston, IFLTA Newsletter Editor
Linguistics Graduate Student
German Instructor
Purdue University

kpresto@purdue.edu


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Same Interest Discussion Circles

SIDICs are informal, relaxed, friendly, and collaborative spaces intended to build diverse world language communities. The SIDICs are composed of Indiana experts, pre-service teachers, and classroom teachers with similar interests who conduct on-going dialogue about issues related to world language teaching and learning. These groups develop ideas to solve contemporary classroom challenges and offer fresh and innovative perspectives to support colleagues as they seek to transform their classes.


Direct questions to:

Israel Herrera
Senior Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator
Indiana University
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

herrerai@indiana.edu

Grants & Scholarships

Fall Conference Attendance Grants

Pam Gemmer First Time Conference Attendance Grant

Student, Preservice, Beginning Teacher Attendance Grant

Recommendation Form

Completed applications and recommendations must be received by September 13, 2020 to be considered. Awardees will be notified by October 1, 2020.

Up to 6 total grants will be awarded. These grants cover registration and/or double occupancy hotel expenses at the annual IFLTA Conference for pre-service teachers, teachers in the first five years of teaching, and/or experienced teachers who are attending the conference for the first time. Preference is given in each case to first-time attendees. Grant recipients must attend the conference on Thursday (if they are new or pre-service teachers), Friday, and Saturday. One-day-only attendees are ineligible.

Attendance grant winners agree to help at the conference information table and write a report about their experiences for the newsletter. Recipients should be available on both Friday and Saturday of the conference.


Mini-Grants for Special Projects or Events

If you are planning a special project or event that promotes world language teaching and learning, you may submit a request for financial assistance from IFLTA. Mini-grants in amounts up to $300 for constituent organizations and $100 for individuals can be requested and may be awarded as funds are available.

Applicant must have been a member of IFLTA for three years. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Board of Directors (normally March, May, August, and December of each year).

These grants cannot be used for individual travel expenses.

Should a mini-grant be awarded, the applicant agrees to write an article about the project or event to be printed in the IFLTA Newsletter and/or submit a session or workshop proposal for the next fall conference.

Your application must include:

• Name:

• School:

• Preferred Address:

• Telephone:

• E-Mail Address:

• Amount Requested:

• Project Description (please describe the project, its intended audience, and desired outcomes)


Direct completed applications or questions to:

Sibel Ariogul Crum, PhD, Faculty
School of Global and International Studies
Central Eurasian Studies Department
Indiana University

sariogul@indiana.edu

Awards

IFLTA offers numerous awards that recognize contributions and support to world language teaching and learning.

Recipients are honored every year at the IFLTA Annual Fall Conference in the Global and Multil-IN-gual Celebration of Success Gala.


We celebrate the accomplishments of our world language community with these awards:

  • I am THE NEXT World Language Teacher/Interpreter/Leader

  • I am a Pol-IN-Glot

  • Multilingual Golden Ribbon for Exemplary World Language School District

  • Distinguished World Language Advocate

  • Walter Bartz World Language Administrator

  • Inclusive Global Citizens Workforce Award for a Multinational Company or Organization

  • William Hatfield Distinguished Lifetime World Language Career

  • Mary Carr Distinguished World Language Service and Leadership

  • Plural Voices Award for Outstanding Language Department

  • Wide World Award for Distinguished Dual-Language Immersion Program

  • Exceptional World Language Event/Program/Group

  • Tom Alsop Distinguished World Language Publication/Research


Full descriptions of all awards can be found here.


The nomination deadline for the 2020 conference is September 27th, 2020. Award recipients will be notified in early October.



Awards Guidelines
1. Nominations and Self-nominations are accepted.
2. Nominators must submit a dossier that supports the nomination.
3. Nominees should live, work, study or be located in the state of Indiana.
4 Nominee's personal information must be collected by the nominator.
5. Nominator needs to submit the nominee's curriculum vitae (max 15 pages).
6. Nominator needs to submit no more than 5 Letters of Support (e.g.students, teachers, supervisor, co-worker, principal, superintendent, school board member, parents, community member, etc)
7. Nominator may submit additional material (e.g. website, newspaper articles, videos, pictures, podcasts, web links) to support the nomination (no more than 10 pages/items).
8. Nominator and Nominee will receive notification of the award and invitation to the virtual ceremony on Saturday, November 7th.



Please direct all questions to:

Israel Herrera
Senior Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator
Indiana University
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

herrerai@indiana.edu

Creative Projects Contest

The IFLTA Creative Projects Contest is an annual K-12 competition. The goal of the competition is to showcase creative student work tied to the study of World Languages. Cash prizes will be awarded at all levels of competition and the winning projects will be displayed at our annual conference and recognized on our website.

Your support will help us achieve maximum participation. Please share the contest details with your colleagues and encourage them to include this very worthwhile contest in their lesson plans.

Creative Project Contest: 2019 Information and Rules

Creative Project Contest: Entry Form

Creative Project Contest: Sample assignment

Creative Project Contest: Examples


Past Creative Projects Winners

Poster Contest

The IFLTA Poster Contest is an annual K-12 competition. The goal of the competition is to showcase student artwork promoting the study of World Languages. Cash prizes will be awarded at all levels of competition and the winning posters will be displayed at our annual conference and recognized on our website.

Your support will help us achieve maximum participation. Please share the contest details with your colleagues and encourage them to include this very worthwhile contest in their lesson plans.


2020 Guidelines and Application

Deadline: Friday, October 30


Past Poster Contest Winners

Teacher of the Year

Procedures for Nomination and Selection

A future IFLTA “Teacher of the Year” must first be nominated to (and then selected by) the appropriate constituent organization before being considered for IFLTA’s “Teacher of the Year” award. Below are the procedures and deadlines for making a nomination, regardless of the nominee’s world language or level of instruction.

Overview of the Nomination Procedures


Nomination Forms and Deadlines

Member Nomination Form – For IFLTA members to complete and send to the constituent organization’s president. Nominations are not restricted to people in your own world language - consider nominating an outstanding colleague who teaches a different language!

Deadline: Submit this completed form to the appropriate language chapter's president by the end of March.


Chapter Nomination Form – For chapter president to send to IFLTA

Deadline: Submit this completed form to the ToY Committee Chair by the first Friday in April (April 3, 2020) at TOY@iflta.org


Guidelines for Preparing the Portfolio and Deadline

Nominees for “Teacher of the Year” who have been selected by their constituent organization may prepare a portfolio for submission to IFLTA. Only then will s/he be considered for an IFLTA “Teacher of the Year” award. Guidelines for preparation of that portfolio are in the link below.

Portfolio guidelines


Deadline: Portfolios must be submitted by last Friday in July (July 31, 2020). Failure to observe this deadline may result in disqualification.


Candidates must email their portfolio to the IFLTA ToY Committee Chair as a PDF email attachment to the following address: TOY@iflta.org


A list of past Teacher of the Year winners can be found in the Conference Archives.