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PSMLA Coffee Hours; PD Scholarship; Hispanic Heritage Month Resource; Job opportunity (Spanish)

Coffee Hours in French and Spanish are back!
PSMLA is pleased to continue to offer an opportunity to engage in the target language with your colleagues across Pennsylvania.

Coffee Hour Goals
-Film discussions in French and Spanish to improve proficiency in the languages.
-Films will provide the context for participants to expand their knowledge of Spanish/ French  speaking cultures, history and literature.  

When & Registration 
-Every other month, from 4 to 5.
-2nd Wednesday:  French, October 11: Register here
-3rd Wednesday:  Spanish, October 18:  Register here
*Act 48 hours available for PSMLA members.

Support the World LEAP Act
Did you know that JNCL-NCLIS is proposing a new initiative to provide funding to establish and/or improve world language programs and to strengthen the world language teacher pipeline?  Here is a link to an infographic explaining the World LEAP Act.  Please feel free to forward this link to your local legislators to inform them about this act and to ask them to support the initiative. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Resources
Did you know that you can find a wealth of resources for Hispanic Heritage Month on the PSMLA webpage?  Click on the Resources tab and then click on “Teacher Toolbox.”  You will then see “Hispanic Heritage Month” which includes links to articles, videos, activities and more.

The Stahle Professional Development Scholarship for PA World Language Educators is accepting applications!
The purpose of this scholarship is to support Pennsylvania K-12 world language teachers or teacher candidates in their pursuit of lifelong learning through conferences and workshops specifically designed to address world language education.

Read more details and information, and consider applying for funding to attend the PSMLA Annual Fall Conference, an upcoming workshop, or other world language inservice or conference. 

October Webinar: Making AAPPL Data Actionable
The AAPPL is an approved assessment in nearly every state to fulfill Seal of Biliteracy requirements, but how else can you use the AAPPL and related test data? In this webinar, join Kristin Lowder and Alison LaGarry-Cahoon of Participate Learning who work with dozens of Dual Language Immersion schools. They will discuss ways to use AAPPL data to identify important learning trends and empower your students to take agency over their proficiency growth. Join us Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 4pm ET! Register here. For more information, contact Jennifer Quinlan

Employment Opportunities

World Language Teacher (FT), Eastern PA
Antietam Middle-Senior High School has an immediate full-time opening for a world language teacher. The students have been learning Spanish, but the district is willing to consider any language cert. Someone coming in with a language other than Spanish will be able to start a program from scratch. Please contact (German teacher) or (Principal) for more information or apply on PA REAP under Antietam SD (posting currently listed for Spanish, other certs welcome).