Welcome to PLAN (Professional Language Association of Nevada)
Twitter FeedTweets by @PLANNV
Congratulations to Anthony T.J. Troche from Clark County for being awarded the title of 2016 Nevada World Language Teacher of the Year. Best of luck to T.J. as he goes to SWCOLT March 3-5 in Hawaii for the chance to be chosen as the SWCOLT Teacher of the Year. Thanks for representing Nevada, T.J.! Nevada World Language Teacher of the Year is an application process open each Fall to all Nevada world language teachers. Check back in August for the 2017 application.
Seal of Biliteracy in Nevada? Really? REALLY! It’s here! This year for the first time our students will be able to earn a special seal (design forthcoming) on their high school diploma. Each district is creating a structure to implement this program in a way that works for them. Please contact your district World Language Coordinator for more info about how this will work in your district. For more info about the Seal details, please visit http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Bills/AB/AB166.pdf or http://openstates.org/nv/bills/78/AB166/
Got any plans for October 7-8, 2016? Well, mark your calendars now for our first PLAN World Language State Conference in Las Vegas. It’s our first state conference in 14 years and it promises to be worth the trip. We’ll have time to collaborate and lots of great speakers and presentations. Our theme is Uniquely Nevada and we’ll be celebrating all that makes us truly Nevadans. Look for opportunities and information coming about how you can be involved in planning, share your expertise, and contribute to our conference design (we’ll need a logo and some student art work to show off!). See you in October!
Did you know that Nevada has newly adopted state standards? World language teachers from K-16 from around Nevada worked together with the Nevada Department of Education to develop the new state standards which replace those last written in 1997. The new standards will be implemented in each district by the 2015-2016 school year. Proficiency is the guiding principle in the new standards. Thank to you all that helped to create and provided feedback on these new standards!
What’s going on in your classroom? Is there an event , project or activity that deserves recognition? Have your students gone above and beyond? Do you want to show off what’s happening in your classroom? Then use Teacher’s Best. Look under Resources for Teacher’s Best to submit your amazing feat for recognition. What’s your favorite activity to do in your classroom? Are you willing to share it with others? Do you need some ideas? Then be sure to check out Activities (under Resources) to get inspired and Submit a Resource (under Resources) to share your ideas!