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PSMLA Fall Conference; Seal of Biliteracy Webinar; PD Scholarship; Job opportunity (Spanish)

PSMLA’s Fall Conference 2023
Reminder that fall conference regular registration rates end September 30 - register now to save!
For more information visit the PSMLA website.

New Record Set for Recipients of PA Seal of Biliteracy (PASB)
Congratulations to the 20 school districts who recognized more than 300 high school seniors for being proficient in English and a second language upon high school graduation during the 2022-2023 school year!!!  If you would like to join the cadre of districts offering the PASB, visit the PSMLA webpage and click on the Advocacy Tab.  Under the PA Seal of Biliteracy, you will find an updated Google slideshow and the webinar from last week.

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).