Dear Members of FLAM, Welcome back and happy start of the school year! I want to share with you important information about our upcoming conference and news about the Seal of Biliteracy and future Northeast region meet-ups. Save the date! 1. Our FLAM/KSWLA Joint Conference is on October 26 and 27, 2018. Please, share with your PD committees and districts so you can take advantage of the early registration due on September 15. This year we have over 50 sessions scheduled with
July 1, 2018 Re: Revisions to the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy Policy (July 2018) The AAPPL score for the standard Seal will be adjusted to reflect expectations of Missouri universities recognizing the Seal. Students taking the AAPPL must earn a score if Intermediate 3 (I3) in each domain to qualify for the standard Seal. Although there is considerable debate regarding a minimum score per domain, rather than an average, the expectation of DESE and participating universities is
As school winds down to a close there is much to be celebrated. With relation to the Seal of Biliteracy, Missouri districts have so far awarded exactly 150 Seals: 120 Spanish, 8 Distinguished Spanish, 3 German, 1 Distinguished German, 12 French, 1 Mandarin and 5 Russian. Missouri also had one student earn the Seal in both Spanish and Russian! With about half of the districts reporting thus far, FLAM anticipates the number will grow to around 250 for the pilot year. The foll
WE NEED MO TEACHERS!
At the CSCTFL Delegate Assembly in Chicago last month, ACTFL President Dessa Dawson shared some startling statistics about the current U.S. teacher shortage. Within the next three years, some 1.5 million new teachers will need to be hired simply to keep up with current demand. An August 2016 report from the U.S. Department of Education lists Missouri as one of 44 states currently reporting a shortage in language teachers. In fact, Missouri has reported f
RECOGNIZE THE AWESOMENESS IN YOUR COLLEAGUES
2017 FLAM Awards nominations are underway! With so many wonderful teachers, administrators and supporters of world languages throughout Missouri we would love to honor them for their efforts. Nomination DEADLINE IS MARCH 1st. Don't procrastinate, nominate a deserving colleague today! CLICK HERE for nomination forms. Award recipients will be acknowledged at the 2017 FLAM conference in St. Charles October 27th & 28th. Plan now to