WVFLTA Fall Conference
Target Proficiency: Aim for the Core!
October 7-8, 2016
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Pete Swanson, 2016 President of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Our conference will be held again at West Virginia State University, located in Institute WV, just West of Charleston.
From Charleston: Travel 9 miles west toward Huntington on Interstate 64. Take exit 50 (Institute exit). Turn left at the stop sign, onto US Highway 25. Continue past the campus until you get to Washington Avenue. Turn right on Washington Avenue. Follow the signs to parking lots L and M. Parking is free. Our conference will be in Wilson Student Union – Bldg 5, on the map.
From Huntington: Travel 40 miles east toward Charleston on Interstate 64. Get off the Interstate at exit 50 (Institute exit). Turn left at the stop sign, onto US 25. Continue past the campus until you get to Washington Avenue. Turn right on Washington Avenue. Follow the signs to parking lots L and M. Parking is free and passes will be distributed at registration to put in the dash of your car. Our conference will be in Wilson Student Union – Bldg 5, on the map.
A block of 20 rooms (10 single/10 double) have been reserved for us at the Holiday Inn West (400 Second Ave. South Charleston, 25303). To make a reservation, call (304) 744-4641. Be sure to tell them you will be with WVFLTA to receive the group rate. This hotel is about 10 minutes from the campus.
We encourage your nominations for WV World Language Teacher of the Year 2016. Attached you will find the full nomination form as well as a list of our past honorees. This award helps us to recognize the excellent work being done by our colleagues in West Virginia to expand global proficiency skills. Please help us find and honor those whose work is exemplary.
Nominations from last year are on file but please email the committee members if you would like to re-submit that nomination.
What are the criteria?
- Member of the WVFLTA for a minimum of five years
- Two testimonial letters
- Membership in national professional language-specific organization (AATF, AATSP, AATG, ACL)
The Deadline is May 26th, 2016
Use this form: TOY Form 2016
E-mail the committee members with your nominations:
Past winners of the award are:
|Year||Honoree K-12||Honoree College|
|1982||Roger Smith – Ripley HS|
|1983||Clara White – Fairmont Sr. HS|
|1984||Terri Marlow – Parkersburg HS|
|1985||Robin Snyder – St. Albans HS|
|1986||Eniko Pfunder – Bridgeport Jr. HS|
|1987||Janet Rea – St. Mary’s HS|
|1988||Ede Ashworth – Brooke HS|
|1989||Paulette Metcalf – Morgantown HS|
|1990||Margaret Ragni – Linsly School|
|1991||Bernice Husk – Mt. de Chantal|
|1992||Denise McNeel – Pocahontas Co.|
|1993||Gertraud Irwin – Morgantown HS|
|1994||Joyce McGeehan – Brooke HS|
|1995||Kelly Moore – Mt. de Chantal|
|1997||Joanne Fawcett – Magnolia HS||Pauline Nelson – Bethany|
|1998||Brad Martin – Elkins HS|
|1999||Teresa Law – Parkersburg HS||Mary Frye- WV State|
|2000||Margaret Dolan – Wheeling Park HS||Juergen Schlunk – WVU|
|2001||Debora Nicholson – Bridgeport HS|
|2002||David Marlow – Parkersburg HS|
|2003||James Cimino- Fairmont Senior HS|
|2004||Nicoletta Villa Sella – Linsly School|
|2005||Joseph McBride, Woodrow Wilson HS||Sandra Dixon – WVU|
|2007||Nancy Ryan- Hedgesville HS|
|2008||John Averill||Valerie Lastinger, WVU|
|2009||Marchetía Bailey||Rebecca Conner, WVSU|
|2010||Blanca Skaggs||Harald Menz, Bethany|
|2011||Anna Megyesi||Maria Amores, WVU|
|2012||Mary Jane Williams||Angel Tuninetti, WVU|
|2013||Shirlene Groseclose||Julie Sellers, FSU|
|2014||Michelle Leversee||Del Chrol, MU|
West Virginia World Language teachers have the opportunity to obtain Cultural Mini-Grants to increase language and cultural proficiency in their classrooms, schools, and communities. Grants of up to $300 per school for a total of up to $3000 will be awarded by the West Virginia Foreign Language Teacher’s Association during the 2016 school year. West Virginia World Language teachers of grades pre-K through adult are invited to apply.
Funds will be awarded for cultural projects that lead to great understanding of the diverse cultures of the world.
Funds may be used to: host a cultural event for the class/school/or community, bring in a guest speaker or artist, attend a cultural event related to the language(s) you teach, purchase items to be used the cultural project.
All grant recipients will be required to present at the subsequent WVFLTA conference (October 7 & 8, 2016). Presentations may be but are not limited to: Poster sessions, Digital Poster Session, Realia or Student work, or a student cultural presentation.
Applications will be accepted throughout the year. The first reading will be April 15th, 2016 and then applications will be reviewed on the 15th of each month until all funds have been allocated. If funds remain after the initial round of grants, grants will be awarded on a rolling basis for approved projects until funds have been exhausted. Receipts will be required for all funds allotted.
Previous recipients are invited to apply for grants during the 2016 cycle. Projects that have been previously funded may be funded again up to $300. Preference may be given to new applicants and projects.