E.D. Talks September 2017

contact Tanya at exec-director@clta.net

Find here: Hurricane Harvey, Nor-Cal Jamboree, Standards Advisory Committee, Awards & Grants, CLTA Elections, CLTA Advocacy, CLTA/CIEE Student of the Year program, Webinars, Membership

Our hearts go out to victims, survivors, responders and everyone who is affected by Hurricane Harvey. You are in our thoughts and we wish only the best as the clean-up and recovery, begin. There are many avenues for all of us to send help, money, food and clothing and other necessities and we know our CLTA members, colleagues and friends will do their part. We know the need will not end as the water recedes, but will continue for perhaps years and we will endure to keep everyone in our hearts.

CLTA with affiliates FLAGS, FLASH, and FLANS will host the NorCal Jamboree October 28 at River City High School in West Sacramento. More information later and on the calendar on the CLTA website, www.clta.net . Presentations are welcomed; deadline is September 30.

Good News for CA Standards: The proposed recruitment of educators for the World Language Standards Advisory Committee (SAC) is scheduled to proceed. The window for applying is September 15-October 30, 2017. Please go to http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/worldlanguage.asp for more information and dates the committee will convene. Although the number of seats is limited, we encourage everyone to apply in order to have a diverse committee.

Awards & Grants This is a good time to think about which colleague you want to nominate for a CLTA Award. Descriptions and rubrics are on the website. Also consider applying for a grant. Descriptions are also on the website and verification will be posted as soon as we hear from the governments and foundation which awards them.

Elections for some CLTA positions will be held this year. We will elect a new president-elect (a six-year volunteer term which includes two years as president-elect, two years as president, and two years as past president, which at present includes awards chair.) Please let your affiliate representative know if you would like a name to be considered. The Chair of the search of the president-elect, according to our By-Laws, is the secretary, Angela Martinez (secretary@clta.net). The CLTA Board also votes for treasurer and secretary every two years, so please send names to your affiliate representative or to our president, Alexis Frink (president@clta.net). The secretary is a volunteer position; treasurer is an employee.

CLTA Advocacy at Work Governor Brown has signed AB 1142 (Medina) High school diplomas: state Seal of Biliteracy: English learners September 1. This is a bill that CLTA supported, and is a validation of the importance of our multilingual community. Also see “Standards” (above). CLTA introduced the original bill to allow for California World Language Content Standards, and has been on the job ever since. Thank you, CLTA supporters, for helping to provide resources to CLTA through dues, conference fees and volunteer work, to implement this and other important work.

Will your student be the winner? CLTA/CIEE California Student of the Year program to be rolled out with the mid-September Newsletter. Winner will be announced at the Conference in Ontario. Look for information in the Newsletter, on the CLTA website and more eblasts.

Webinars are coming! Make sure you are a CLTA member to have free access to SWCOLT and NEW CLTA webinars this year.

CLTA affiliate San Diego Foreign Language Council (SDFLC) is reviving! All San Diegans, people in the area, and supporters who can attend please note:

Foreign Language Council of San Diego

Brunch Meet & Greet

Saturday, September 23, 2017

See flyer here!

Membership is now open for September (1, 2017) through August (31, 2018). Remember CLTA has rolled back dues from a high of $50 per year to $35 per year for full membership. Join your local affiliate for even more opportunities and events. www.clta.net/membership. Your dues, conference fees and volunteer work allow CLTA to provide programs to benefit students and teachers in California. Thank you!

Additional information for all these events will be available in the CLTA Online September Newsletter, on the CLTA calendar and other areas of the website. Or contact Tanya at exec-director@clta.net .