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   RE: Looking for language educators to visit
 From: Kelly Scheetz
 To: Language Educators
 Posted: 09-01-2017 06:57
 Message: While we don't have a K-12 program like Darci has requested, in Williamson County, the district due south of Nashville, we have implemented a new proficiency-based curriculum with a gradual implementation.

A team of teachers began working with Thomas Sauer in the summer of 2016 to write a level 1 curriculum. We piloted that last year, and now it is being implemented by all level 1 modern languages in the district. We continued our work this past summer and a group of us are also piloting a level 2 curriculum this year.

If anyone else is arriving early to ACTFL, feel free to reach out to me or our district curriculum specialist, Christi Gilliland, for information about visiting. We are closed for the full week of Thanksgiving, so visits after the conference would not be possible. Our schools are 15-40 minutes from downtown.

And, we are still looking for a Spanish teacher to join the district at Franklin High!

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Kelly Scheetz
Franklin High School
kdws404@aol.com
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Original Message:
Sent: 08-31-2017 14:35
From: Darci Baker
Subject: Looking for language educators to visit

Aloha!

My name is Darci and I am from Hawaiʻi.  Myself and 3 others will be traveling to Nashville for ACTFL 2017.  We would like to visit some exemplary language classrooms a few days PRIOR to ACTFL 2017.  We would like to observe classrooms who are proficiency/communication-focused, not translation/grammar-focused.  We are teachers of elementary, middle and high school and would like to visit a school that has a K-12 language program, preferably non-immersion/non-bilingual school.  We have many examples of immersion here in Hawaiʻi and our school has no intention of going immersion.  We are pretty open right now to where we can go, but multiple school visits will need to be in a concentrated area.

If you or someone you know falls into this category, please let me know!

Thank you in advance,
Darci
7th grade Hawaiian language teacher

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Darci
7th grade Hawaiian language teacher
dabaker@ksbe.edu
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