Student Award Nominations, Workshop Announcements, Job Openings, Spanish OPI Tester

Created on Thursday, 07 Apr 2016 06:43:08

Student Award Nominations

As a benefit of PSMLA membership, you may nominate a student for the PSMLA Outstanding Graduating High School Seniors Award. This is a monetary award and prizes are given for first, second and third places. Additionally, the names of winning students and their schools will be featured on the PSMLA website. Teachers must be PSMLA members and may nominate one student per world language that they teach. All applications must be received by April 18, 2016. For more details, please visit the PSMLA website and view the Awards tab. If you have questions or need further information please contact Kathy Fegely at

Workshop Announcements

MLAPV/PSMLA Integrated Performance Assessment Workshop and Immersion Day
Please join us on April 30, 2016, at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia for a workshop on the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) presented by Bonnie Adair-Hauck, University of Pittsburgh. The workshop, titled “Using the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) to Improve Learning and Instruction” is offered by the Modern Language Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity (MLAPV) and co-sponsored by PSMLA. For more information and to register please visit Please note that in order to receive ACT 48 credit, participants must be PSMLA members.

MCATFL Spring Conference and Full Day Workshop
MCATFL will offer two events this spring. The first is their spring conference on April 21, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 at Plymouth Whitmarsh High School. Rich Madel will present "What Can Kindergarten Teach Us?: The Interactive Read Aloud in the FL Classroom". On May 7, 2016 from 9:00-4:00 MCATFL will offer their first full day workshop titled "Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. Presenter Michelle Kindt will lead this workshop for TPRS beginners, explorers, experimenters, and experienced practitioners. More information for each of these events can be found at

ACTFL OPI Workshop at Indiana University - For Teachers of Russian 
The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) of Indiana University (IU) announces an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Assessment Workshop for teachers of Russian to be held on the campus of IU Bloomington from July 5-8, 2016. Participants in the workshop will be fully funded. For more information contact Mark Trotter at the deadline for applications is April 30, 2016.

Job Openings

Rose Tree Media School District (Philadelphia Area)
Position: LTS Spanish Teacher for the 2016-2017 School Year (1 Year)  
Location: Penncrest High School  
Compensation: Per RTMEA Contract
Interested applicants should complete the online application at

Derry Township School District (Hershey)
PT HS French Teacher and FT HS Spanish/ESL Teacher for the 2016-2017 School Year
Interested applicants should apply online at and refer to job ID #16101 for the HS PT French Position or #16100 for the HS Spanish/ESL Position. For more information, visit the employment section of the district website at The application deadline is April 22, 2016.

Spanish OPI Tester

The School District of Jenkintown is seeking an ACTFL trained and certified person to administer Spanish oral proficiency assessments to approximately 55 high school students over several days during the month of May. If you are interested, please contact Richard Detwiler at

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