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   Lead with Languages: Advocacy Activities from Classroom to Community
 From: Erin Whelchel
 To: Language Educators
 Posted: 11-14-2017 15:29

Did you know that February 2018 is Lead with Languages Advocacy Month?

Launched earlier this year, Lead with Languages is a national, multi-year initiative to prioritize language education. Ultimately, our mission is to create a new generation of Americans competent in other languages and cultures and fully equipped to compete and succeed in a global economy. And to accomplish this goal, we need help from you-the educators who advocate each day both from your classrooms and beyond!

Together, we'll be dedicating the entire month of February to spearheading and celebrating advocacy efforts across the country. Be sure to stay tuned @LeadWLanguages on social media for more details as the date approaches.

In preparation, we want to hear from you:

What are your thoughts, questions, and experiences on how to advocate for language education in your classroom or in the larger community? Join the conversation here to share specific activities you've used, your successes, and even the challenges you've faced.

Or perhaps you simply want some feedback on an advocacy idea that you have, or you have a question for the community about advocating for your program...

And if you've already tried a project from our Language Advocacy Toolkit-let us know about it!

Whether you're new to advocacy or a tried-and-true pro, let's get creative and inspired together!

Erin Whelchel
ACTFL Special Projects Coordinator

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