PSMLA Coffee Hours; Free Webinar; NEW Mentor/Mentee Program

Created on Tuesday, 06 Jun 2023 08:51:27

Call for Nominations of Executive Council members: 
Each year terms end for 3 PSMLA Executive Council members. We invite you to run for election or to nominate someone to run for election to serve a 3-year term on the PSMLA Executive Council. 

The Nominee must be a member of PSMLA for at least a year, be willing to attend two weekend-long board meetings, attend the Fall conference, and be willing to serve on ExCo subcommittees throughout the year.   

Please send an email expressing your interest to John Grande (Nominations and Elections Committee Chair) at . You will be notified if your name or the nominee's name will be included on the slate for the elections in the Fall. The nomination period will end at midnight on June 30, 2023.

For more information about the Executive Council, please refer to this link on our website:

PSMLA 2023 Fall Conference -- Call for Proposals is now CLOSED!
A BIG THANK YOU to those of you who sent one (or more) proposal(s) for the 2023 conference! We are in the process of reviewing submissions and will be sending letters of acceptance soon. 

Save the date for PSMLA´s Fall 2023 Conference!
RESET-RECHARGE-RECONNECT: Rediscover Yourself in the Language Teaching Community
To be held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, November 2-4, 2023.
Please join us in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania for a retreat that will renew your passion for language teaching. 

We will start Thursday, November 2nd with a Pre-Conference Workshop hosted at the legendary Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark and a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Following a private tour featuring a scavenger hunt of international art designed just for PSMLA, The Fallingwater Institute will host a private luncheon followed by a workshop created especially for World Language educators.

The conference will officially open November 3rd at the renowned Seven Springs Mountain Resort where we invite you to reconnect with colleagues in one of the most beautiful regions of our state. Renew your love of teaching with sessions on timely topics related to world language education, such as social emotional learning, communicative pedagogy, technology, etc. Special emphasis will be placed on YOU as the teacher with offerings on self-care as we maneuver the new post-pandemic era of teaching.

We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. José Ricardo-Osorio, Acting Dean, College of Education and Human Services, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. 

PSMLA Peer Mentoring Program
Registration is now open for both mentors and mentees for the 2023-2024 school year. Visit the PSMLA webpage for information and to apply. 

PA Seal of Biliteracy reporting form on PSMLA website
If your school is awarding students the PA Seal of Biliteracy this year, please complete the reporting form found under the Advocacy tab “PA Seal of Biliteracy,” so your school can be recognized for encouraging bilingualism!  

Global Seal of Biliteracy reporting form for institutions of higher education
If your institution is awarding students the Global Seal of Biliteracy this year, please complete the reporting form found under the Advocacy tab “Global Seal of Biliteracy,” so your school can be recognized for encouraging bilingualism!  

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