Cultural Mini-Grants: School Year 2017-18
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 2017-2018 school year. West Virginia World Language teachers of grades pre-K to adult are invited to apply. Funds will be awarded for cultural projects that lead to greater understanding of the diverse cultures of the world.
Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed on the 10th of each month until all funds have been allocated. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis for approved projects until funds have been exhausted.
Recipients will be notified via an email from email@example.com. To receive funds in advance, direct bill, or be reimbursed for expenses and receive the grant monies, itemized receipts are required. If funds are need prior to the event, arrangements need to be made with the WVFLTA treasurer.
Previous recipients are invited to apply for grants during this cycle. Projects that have been previously funded may be funded again up to $300. Preference may be given to projects and schools that have not received funding.
Projects may be fully or partially funded by a grant with a maximum of $300 awarded per school per year.
Grants were not distributed for the 2016-2017 school year due to a lack of coordination by the organizer. Those who applied during that cycle will get first preference for this year’s awards. Please re-apply using this form if you applied in 2016-17 so we can review all applications together.
To apply: please access the form at:
If you have questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for all you do for WV students!
Call for Proposals, Fall Conference 2018
We would like to invite you to submit a proposal to present a workshop, poster, or lead a panel discussion at the West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association’s Fall Conference held this year on October 19-20, 2018 in South Charleston, WV. We are excited to announce that our Keynote will be ACTFL Teacher of the year nominee, Grant Boulanger!
- Deadline to submit the proposal form is June 24th 2018
- Submit to wvflta@gmail with Subject heading “WVFLTA Proposal 2018”
- Direct your proposal questions to Amelia Richter
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A French teacher from Morgantown High School will be traveling with Congressman McKinley to Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
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2018 Cemanahuac Teacher Scholarship
Each year one Spanish teacher who is a member of WVFLTA has the opportunity to improve their Spanish in Mexico with a generous scholarship from the Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, México. This could be you!
This scholarship supports one Spanish teacher annually with limited travel and/or study experience in a Spanish-speaking country.
Please complete this application and submit one letter of recommendation by someone familiar with your teaching by Friday April 20, 2018. The letter of recommendation should be emailed to email@example.com. Please be sure to tell the writer of the recommendation to put your name in the subject line.
The 2018 recipient is required to present a poster presentation about their experience at WVFLTA’s fall conference in October in Charleston.
Visit www.cemanahuac.com to learn more about the school and see a video featuring one of our WV teachers.
Fill out the application here: https://goo.gl/forms/ycnP1Kn4gUg0iqR83
Further details available here Cemanahuac WV 2018 PDF
We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 West Virginia Foreign Language Teacher Association Outstanding Teacher Awards
This year we have streamlined the process. Attached you will find a simple, two-page nomination form to nominate that colleague or teacher. The deadline for nominations is April 10, 2018. As soon as we have your nomination, we will send the application packet to the candidate.
Please note these important steps:
- Nominations- Please fill out, save and send the nomination sheet attached in this e-mail to Blanca Skaggs (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Anna Megyesi (email@example.com) by no later than April 10, 2018. The earlier you send in your nomination, the more time the candidate will have to prepare his/her application!
- Outstanding K12 and Outstanding Higher Education Teacher- This year you may use the nomination form to nominate an individual for either or BOTH of these awards. Candidates will be responsible for filling out separate applications if they are eligible for both.
- Outreach- This listserv goes to many World Language teachers in our state. We have also asked for the award to be publicized in the WVDE State Superintendent newsletter. We ask for your help in spreading the word to your principals, administrators, teachers and students.
- Persons nominated last year will be eligible for the award but we must have your 2018-2019 nomination form in order to contact that person to update any application material.
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you very soon!
TOY Committee Outreach
Blanca Skaggs firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Megyesi email@example.com
Every year the AATSP sponsors the Poster Contest that is open to K-12. The deadline to send it to Señora Mayora-Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org is March 20th, 2018.
This year’s theme is:
¡El español y el portugués en marcha!
O espanhol e o português em movimento!
If you are not an AATSP member you can paticipate. However, if one of your students wins the contest and goes to the national contest, you will need to be an AATSP member.
The 2018 Poster Contest information is posted on the AATSP website. Attached here are the entry requirements as well as the student information document.
Elisabet Mayora-Morgan is the poster contest coordinator for this year. You can contact her at email@example.com
Physical Posters are to be mailed to:
3526 Carpenter Avenue
Hurricane, WV 25526