December 2007 ::

December 11, 2007

2008 KWLA Festival Announcement

With the Fall Conference behind us, it is time to start thinking about this year's Festivals. In October the KWLA Executive Board adopted a vision statement for the Festivals. The Board hopes that by actively aligning the Festivals with state and national standards, more students and teachers will have a positive experience and have their achievements recognized. To these ends some positive changes have been made that will move us into the 21st century. Please take a look at where we are going with the new alignment by downloading a copy of the Categories and Rules. If you have comments or feedback, please contact Executive Director of the KWLA Festivals, Jeff Rogers.

December 10, 2007

Fall Conference Proposals

In anticipation of the 2010 World Equestrian Games, the 2008 KWLA Fall Conference will be held in Lexington at the Radisson Plaza Hotel September 25-27, 2008. Mark your calendars now for Saddle Up! The World Is Coming! The Conference Committee invites all members and prospective members to submit a proposal for a presentation, a workshop, a panel discussion and/or a poster session. Preference will be given to proposals in the following categories: assessment, best practices, community/advocacy, literacy, literature/research, technology, and units of study. Proposals will be accepted until March 3, 2008. Presenters will be notified by May 30, 2008. Online Proposal Form

December 05, 2007

Southern Leadership Initiative

SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching) is seeking applicants for the Southern Initiative for Language Leadership Program. Applicants should be in the first five years of their teaching career and be interested in leadership. The program spans two years and will entail two summer institutes and two projects. The first summer institute will take place June 15-20, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, with the focus on “Taking Action in the Language Classroom”. Apply by March 5, 2008, via the SCOLT web site.