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Monday, April 23

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    The UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) have a number of free resources available online for teachers and students to use in learning about the Russian Revolution, including films, lectures, newspapers, photographs, posters, projects, social media, etc. Please see the Teaching the Russian Revolution site at http://guides.lib.unc.edu/1917 for details.
    For K-20 Students
    April 15 Deadline
    Zhi-Xing China Fellowship for Undergraduates
    The 2018 Zhi-Xing China Fellowship: U.S.–China University Student Leaders Academy is a fellowship and travel opportunity co-organized by Asia Society and China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE). Up to 30 American student leaders will be selected from applicants currently enrolled in American universities for undergraduate study. Participation in the Academy will be fully paid for by the Zhi-Xing China Fellowship, including international airfares between the U.S. and China, lodging, meals, and transportation within China. The program runs July 29–August 18, 2018, and the online application is open through April 15. Please see http://www.zhixingfellows.com/ for details.

    April 25 Deadline
    Lead with Languages Scholarship to Concordia Language Villages, Ages 7 - 18
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    The Friday Institute at NC State is offering seven MOOC-Ed courses this fall, including two new courses. As always, MOOC-Eds are free and you can participate any time, anywhere. Every course offers a Certificate of Completion, and North Carolina educators may request a Certificate of Renewal Credit upon completion. Additionally, all of our MOOC-Eds now award micro-credentials, which recognize competency-based achievements. Micro-credentials are accepted for licensure renewal in North Carolina and can be submitted to local credit-granting agencies for approval in other states. There are a lot of courses to choose from this fall, and the list, along with other details and online registration, is available at https://place.fi.ncsu.edu/.
    April
    April 20 - 22 National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Annual Conference
    The 21st Annual Conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is scheduled for April 20-22, 2018 (with pre-conference workshops scheduled for April 19) at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Virginia. Please go to the NCOLCTL Conference Center at http://www.conference.ncolctl.org/ for details.
    April 21 NC-AATF/NC-AATSP Joint Spring Conference
    The North Carolina chapters of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (AATSP) will be holding their Joint Spring Conference on Saturday, April 21, at UNC Wilmington. "Working toward Social Justice in the World Language Classroom" is the title of the keynote speaker's address, and this is a day of professional development and networking with French, Portuguese, and Spanish language colleagues from around the state. Breakfast and lunch are included in the $30 registration. Details and the online registration form are posted on the NC-AATSP website page for the 2018 Joint Spring Conference: https://ncaatsp.org/events/2018-spring-conference-2/.

    April 30 ACTFL Online Event: Creating Formative and Summative Assessments to Guide Language Learning @ 6 pm
    The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is hosting an online live event on Monday, April 30, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. Yo Azama, 2012 ACTFL Teacher of the Year, will be leading the broadcast titled, Creating Formative and Summative Assessments to Guide Language Learning. Please see the details and pre-registration information at https://www.pathlms.com/actfl/events.
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Saturday, April 21

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    Locations/Schedule:
    Northern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC (Contact: Robbie Richwine, Northern Region Rep, at robbie.richwine@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Overhills High School in Spring Lake, NC (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    Western Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC (Contact: Rosalyn Rhodes, Western Region Rep, at western.rep@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Saint Pauls High School in Saint Pauls, NC (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
    May 12 FLANC ShareFest - Eastern Region
    The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) will host its second annual ShareFest, an informal gathering of world language teachers, designed to allow teachers to share ideas and network! Each of FLANC's four regions will offer this event, which is COMPLETELY FREE of charge and open to both members and non-members. Attendees will also earn three attendance or contact hours for licensure renewal. Bring your own snack and enjoy networking and learning with your colleagues and future PFFs (Professional Friends Forever)!
    Details about each region's ShareFest are posted below and on the ShareFest 2018 page (http://www.flanc.org/share-fest) of the FLANC website, along with the registration form: http://tinyurl.com/flancshare2018.
    Locations/Schedule:
    Northern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC (Contact: Robbie Richwine, Northern Region Rep, at robbie.richwine@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Overhills High School in Spring Lake, NC (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)

    Western Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC (Contact: Rosalyn Rhodes, Western Region Rep, at western.rep@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Saint Pauls High School in Saint Pauls, NC (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    May 12 Increasing your Global Competence: A Workshop and Webinar for Educators
    Join Go Global NC in this participatory, skills-building workshop and webinar designed for Global Teachers alumni and other K-12 educators interested in enhancing global competencies in themselves and their students. The comprehensive workshop on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and follow-up webinar on Wednesday, May 23 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. includes advance assignments, presentations, activities, and participant materials.
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    Locations/Schedule:
    Northern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC (Contact: Robbie Richwine, Northern Region Rep, at robbie.richwine@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Overhills High School in Spring Lake, NC (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    Western Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC (Contact: Rosalyn Rhodes, Western Region Rep, at western.rep@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Saint Pauls High School in Saint Pauls, NC (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    May 19 FLANC ShareFest - Southern Region
    The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) will host its second annual ShareFest, an informal gathering of world language teachers, designed to allow teachers to share ideas and network! Each of FLANC's four regions will offer this event, which is COMPLETELY FREE of charge and open to both members and non-members. Attendees will also earn three attendance or contact hours for licensure renewal. Bring your own snack and enjoy networking and learning with your colleagues and future PFFs (Professional Friends Forever)!
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    Locations/Schedule:
    Northern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC (Contact: Robbie Richwine, Northern Region Rep, at robbie.richwine@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Overhills High School in Spring Lake, NC (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    Western Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC (Contact: Rosalyn Rhodes, Western Region Rep, at western.rep@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Saint Pauls High School in Saint Pauls, NC (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    May 31 Deadline to Register for Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute [Self-paced option]
    The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa is offering a Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute where participants can learn about the elements of PBLL and explore PBLL’s connections with pragmatics, task-based language teaching, and performance assessment. The self-paced option is available starting in early February, and those who successfully complete all assigned tasks by a specific date earn an NFLRC Digital Badge. The cost is $25 and details, including the registration form, are posted online at http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/109/ .
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Thursday, April 19

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    April 30 ACTFL Online Event: Creating Formative and Summative Assessments to Guide Language Learning @ 6 pm
    The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is hosting an online live event on Monday, April 30, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. Yo Azama, 2012 ACTFL Teacher of the Year, will be leading the broadcast titled, Creating Formative and Summative Assessments to Guide Language Learning. Please see the details and pre-registration information at https://www.pathlms.com/actfl/events.
    May
    May 5 FLANC ShareFest - Northern Region
    The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) will host its second annual ShareFest, an informal gathering of world language teachers, designed to allow teachers to share ideas and network! Each of FLANC's four regions will offer this event, which is COMPLETELY FREE of charge and open to both members and non-members. Attendees will also earn three attendance or contact hours for licensure renewal. Bring your own snack and enjoy networking and learning with your colleagues and future PFFs (Professional Friends Forever)!
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    Southern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Saint Pauls High School in Saint Pauls, NC (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    May 12 Increasing your Global Competence: A Workshop and Webinar for Educators
    Join Go Global NC in this participatory, skills-building workshop and webinar designed for Global Teachers alumni and other K-12 educators interested in enhancing global competencies in themselves and their students. The comprehensive workshop on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and follow-up webinar on Wednesday, May 23 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. includes advance assignments, presentations, activities, and participant materials.
    Details and the online registration form are posted at http://goglobalnc.org/GTMayWorkshop/ and the $20 registration fee includes lunch.

    May 15 Deadline to Register for the CANE Summer Institute
    The Classical Association of New England (CANE) Summer Institute brings together students, educators, and lifelong learners for an intensive week of lectures, mini-courses, reading groups, professional development workshops, and special events. Each institute considers the literature, history, and arts of the ancient Greeks and Romans — and how we engage with those cultures today.
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    Scholarships for Goethe Institut Summer Schools
    The Goethe Institut is offering $500 scholarships to reimburse German teachers who complete the training at a Summer School listed at: https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/spr/unt/for/gia/som.html . Please see the details posted on this same webpage regarding the scholarships and the online application form, which is due by May 15, 2018.
    May 16 Deadline
    Applications for 2018 World View Fellows Program (K-12 and Community College Educators)
    K-12 and community college educators of all disciplines from World View partner institutions are invited to apply to the 2018 World View Fellows Program, which will run from July - December 2018. This interdisciplinary professional learning opportunity will deepen educators’ understanding of contemporary global environmental issues and resources for teaching about these issues. This program culminates in the creation of study guides with educator resources created by World View Fellows in connection with the Population Institute’s OVERBook. This selective program will accept a total of 12 fellows representing a variety of disciplines across K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and community college.
    The following program costs are covered for participating fellows:
    Registration fees for the July workshop
    Dinner and lodging in Chapel Hill for one night during the July workshop
    Registration fees for the Fall 2018 World View Global Education Symposium
    Fellows who successfully complete all program requirements:
    Will be eligable for up to 5 CEUs or 50 PDCH
    WIll earn a stipend of $1,000
    Will receive one copy of the OVERBook
    For more information, including the downloadable application that is due May 16, go to https://worldview.unc.edu/2018-fellows-program/

    May 18 Deadline
    La Cosecha Dual Language Conference Call for Proposals
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Wednesday, April 18

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    The Friday Institute at NC State is offering seven MOOC-Ed courses this fall, including two new courses. As always, MOOC-Eds are free and you can participate any time, anywhere. Every course offers a Certificate of Completion, and North Carolina educators may request a Certificate of Renewal Credit upon completion. Additionally, all of our MOOC-Eds now award micro-credentials, which recognize competency-based achievements. Micro-credentials are accepted for licensure renewal in North Carolina and can be submitted to local credit-granting agencies for approval in other states. There are a lot of courses to choose from this fall, and the list, along with other details and online registration, is available at https://place.fi.ncsu.edu/.
    April
    April 16 - May 13 Dyslexia & Language Teaching Online Course
    The Distance Learning Special Interest Group with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has shared an announcement about a free online learning course called, "Dyslexia and Language Teaching," which runs from April 16 - May 13. This course is offered by Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn and takes place over four weeks entirely online. It is aimed at English language teachers, teachers of modern foreign languages, teacher trainers, educators and trainee teachers who are interested in how they can accommodate the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign/second language classrooms. In this course, which is based on the materials of the Dystefl project (www.dystefl.eu), you can find out about the nature of dyslexia and how it affects the learning of additional languages. You can explore a variety of useful techniques, including recent computer-assisted tools that you can take into the classroom to help students with dyslexia in acquiring another language. Lead educator Dr. Judit Kormos gives practical guidance and advice on enhancing the phonological awareness, vocabulary knowledge and reading skills of dyslexic language learners. The materials and tasks in the course can be applied for various age groups of dyslexic students and for a variety of language learning contexts including the teaching of English as a foreign/second language and the teaching of modern foreign languages.
    Please see the Dyslexia & Language Teaching website at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dyslexia/4 for further details and registration information.
    April 17 CLIC Webinar on Using Contract Learning @ 5 - 6 pm
    The Center for Language Instruction and Coordination (CLIC) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is offering several webinars that are free and open to all. For more information and to register for the broadcasts described below, please go to: clic.illinois.edu/events
    Thursday, March 29, 5:00-6:00pm EASTERN / 4:00-5:00pm CENTRAL / 2:00-3:00pm PACIFIC: "Staging and evaluating structured reflection for transformative learning." Presenter: Cori Crane (Duke University).
    Thursday, April 5, 4:00-5:00pm EASTERN / 3:00-4:00pm CENTRAL / 1:00-2:00pm PACIFIC: "Understanding, Improving, and Developing Language Programs through Useful Evaluation." Presenters: John McEwan Davis (Foreign Service Institute) and Todd McKay (Georgetown University).
    Tuesday, April 17, 5:00-6:00pm EASTERN / 4:00-5:00pm CENTRAL / 2:00-3:00pm PACIFIC: "Using Contract Learning to Improve Learner Motivation in a Language Composition Course." Presenter: Cassandra Rosado (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
    April 18 NCTAN Online Book Group @ 7 - 8 pm
    NCTAN, the North Carolina Teaching Asia Network, is hosting an online book group focused on My Half of the Sky by Jana McBurney-Lin on Wednesday, April 18, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Eastern. The author will discuss her themes, what led her to write the book (background/writing history) and will follow-up by reading various passages. The book is a story of a contemporary young Chinese woman who is trying to be modern but the traditions of her village keep pulling her back. The story received numerous awards, including Forbes Book Club Pick, Booksense Pick of the Month, and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.
    To receive a complimentary copy of the book, which is available for the first 30 attendees, register at the NCTAN site by March 18: https://selectsurvey.uncw.edu/SelectSurveyNet/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=llKI952K2&Preview=true# . You can register after March 18 using the same link but you will need to purchase your own copy of the book.
    Please contact Yoko Kano, NCTAN Director at UNC-Wilmington, at kanoy@uncw.edu with questions.

    April 20 - 22 National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Annual Conference
    The 21st Annual Conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is scheduled for April 20-22, 2018 (with pre-conference workshops scheduled for April 19) at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Virginia. Please go to the NCOLCTL Conference Center at http://www.conference.ncolctl.org/ for details.
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    Locations/Schedule:
    Northern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC (Contact: Robbie Richwine, Northern Region Rep, at robbie.richwine@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
    Western Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC (Contact: Rosalyn Rhodes, Western Region Rep, at western.rep@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Saint Pauls High School in Saint Pauls, NC (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    May 15 Deadline to Register for the CANE Summer Institute
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    Locations/Schedule:
    Northern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC (Contact: Robbie Richwine, Northern Region Rep, at robbie.richwine@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
    Western Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC (Contact: Rosalyn Rhodes, Western Region Rep, at western.rep@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Saint Pauls High School in Saint Pauls, NC (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    May 19 FLANC ShareFest - Southern Region
    The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) will host its second annual ShareFest, an informal gathering of world language teachers, designed to allow teachers to share ideas and network! Each of FLANC's four regions will offer this event, which is COMPLETELY FREE of charge and open to both members and non-members. Attendees will also earn three attendance or contact hours for licensure renewal. Bring your own snack and enjoy networking and learning with your colleagues and future PFFs (Professional Friends Forever)!
    Details about each region's ShareFest are posted below and on the ShareFest 2018 page (http://www.flanc.org/share-fest) of the FLANC website, along with the registration form: http://tinyurl.com/flancshare2018.
    Locations/Schedule:
    Northern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC (Contact: Robbie Richwine, Northern Region Rep, at robbie.richwine@flanc.org)
    Western Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC (Contact: Rosalyn Rhodes, Western Region Rep, at western.rep@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Saint Pauls High School in Saint Pauls, NC (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)

    Eastern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    May 31 Deadline to Register for Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute [Self-paced option]
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Friday, April 13

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    Applications are rolling, but must be submitted at least two months prior to the professional development date. Also, there is a limited amount of funds each year so the amount of awards given is based on available funds.
    Please see the online application here: https://scoltconf.wufoo.com/forms/scolt-professional-development-outreach-fund/
    April 9 Deadline
    Travel Assistance Honoraria for Heritage Spanish Summer Workshop
    COERLL, the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, will be hosting their 4th Heritage Spanish Summer Workshop on June 7-8 at the University of Texas at Austin. This year will feature speakers Flavia Belpoliti (Texas A&M Commerce), Gabriela Zapata (Texas A&M), as well as José Esteban Hernández and Yanina Hernández (UT Rio Grande Valley). We will be discussing the process of creating a heritage Spanish program, including factors such as student and programmatic needs and teacher training. We will also have a hands-on section where we will work with practical activities and ideas to implement in the heritage Spanish classroom. The cost is $10 for K-12 teachers, and travel assistance honoraria are available in amounts of $300 - $500 by application that is due by April 9, 2018. Please see the Heritage Spanish Summer Workshop webpage at https://heritagespanish.coerll.utexas.edu/heritage-spanish-summer-workshop/ for details and registration.
    April 10 Deadline
    K-12 Arabic Classroom Resource Enrichment Grant
    The Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has the Classroom Resource Enrichment Grant (CREG) which provides a small grant of up to $1,000 intended to help supplement K-12 Arabic teachers at public or charter schools in the United States and Canada. Classroom Resource Enrichment Grants enhance Arabic programs by providing funding to teachers in the classroom to purchase materials, host cultural events or workshops, or other activities that provide long-term classroom enrichment. Grant funds are flexible, and applicants are encouraged to think of creative ways to make a lasting impact on their classroom. CREGs are awarded on a quarterly basis throughout the school year, and applicants must submit an itemized budget along with their application.
    The due date for the fourth round of applications is April 10, 2018.
    For details and the online CREG grant application, go to http://www.qfi.org/programs/arabic-language-and-culture/classroom-resource-enrichment-grants/ .
    April 13 Event
    Virtual Cultural Festival
    The Carolina Navigators 2018 Virtual Cultural Festival is on Friday, April 13. All sessions are FREE and open to all K-12 teachers and students. Out-of-state teachers are also welcome to attend. Each presentation lasts 40-45 minutes with 15-20 minutes for Q&A from the K-12 students at the end.
    Here is an overview of this year's sessions:
    9:00 - 10:00 am: Important Landmarks in Pakistan, Scotland, and Spain
    10:15 - 11:15 am: Food in China and South Africa
    1:30 - 2:30 pm: All About Germany and Hungary (including language!)
    The presenters will be UNC students who have intercultural expertise and the details, including the sign up, are posted online at https://navigators.unc.edu/for-educators/resources/virtual-presentations/.

    April 27 Deadline
    STARTALK PD: Chinese Language Instruction in the Digital Age
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    The UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) have a number of free resources available online for teachers and students to use in learning about the Russian Revolution, including films, lectures, newspapers, photographs, posters, projects, social media, etc. Please see the Teaching the Russian Revolution site at http://guides.lib.unc.edu/1917 for details.
    For K-20 Students
    April 13 Event
    Virtual Cultural Festival
    The Carolina Navigators 2018 Virtual Cultural Festival is on Friday, April 13. All sessions are FREE and open to all K-12 teachers and students. Out-of-state teachers are also welcome to attend. Each presentation lasts 40-45 minutes with 15-20 minutes for Q&A from the K-12 students at the end.
    Here is an overview of this year's sessions:
    9:00 - 10:00 am: Important Landmarks in Pakistan, Scotland, and Spain
    10:15 - 11:15 am: Food in China and South Africa
    1:30 - 2:30 pm: All About Germany and Hungary (including language!)
    The presenters will be UNC students who have intercultural expertise and the details, including the sign up, are posted online at https://navigators.unc.edu/for-educators/resources/virtual-presentations/.
    April 13 Deadline
    Apply to Spain's Language and Culture Assistants Program for 2018-19 (College Students or Graduates with an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree)
    The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program in Spain is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The program is primarily devoted to providing US and Canadian students and graduates -majoring in any subject- who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist foreign language teachers in schools in Spain and to learn about Spanish culture and society.
    For the 2017-18 school year, 135 NC graduates or undergraduates applied for the program. Nationally, UNC Chapel Hill ranks 7th in the number of language assistants it provides to this program.
    For more information, including details on how to submit an application for the 2018-19 school year, please access: http://www.mecd.gob.es/eeuu/dms/consejerias-exteriores/eeuu/auxiliaresusa/FAQ_2017.pdf

    April 15 Deadline
    Zhi-Xing China Fellowship for Undergraduates
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    Programs are available in 15 languages, including: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish & Swedish.
    To enter the competition, participants ages 7-18 must submit a video of up to 30 seconds that answers the question: “Why is learning [insert the specific language you are interested in] important to me?”
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    April 30 Deadline
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    The Friday Institute at NC State is offering seven MOOC-Ed courses this fall, including two new courses. As always, MOOC-Eds are free and you can participate any time, anywhere. Every course offers a Certificate of Completion, and North Carolina educators may request a Certificate of Renewal Credit upon completion. Additionally, all of our MOOC-Eds now award micro-credentials, which recognize competency-based achievements. Micro-credentials are accepted for licensure renewal in North Carolina and can be submitted to local credit-granting agencies for approval in other states. There are a lot of courses to choose from this fall, and the list, along with other details and online registration, is available at https://place.fi.ncsu.edu/.
    April
    April 11 LinguaFolio Update DPI Webinar @ 4 - 5 pm
    The DPI LinguaFolio Updates will include:
    information relevant to all language educators who are researching and/or implementing LinguaFolio in classrooms;
    details for specific programs [ex. English as a Second Language (ESL) or any World Language program: Classical Languages, Dual & Heritage, Modern Languages];
    updates on international, national, regional, and state initiatives; and
    information to be shared on how LinguaFolio aligns to and supports proficiency - based standards like the English Language Development Standards and the World Language Essential Standards.
    The focus of this webinar is to explore the new Intercultural Communicative Competence Can-Do Statements at the Advanced proficiency levels, and all K-20 administrators, teachers and instructors who have an interest in LinguaFolio are welcome.
    Please register for the April 11 webinar by submitting this form (https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5555061879478633219) or going to the Webinar Series Information page on the World Languages wiki.
    1 contact hour can be earned towards a CEU by those who participate in the live broadcast of a World Language Webinar
    Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

    April 16 - May 13 Dyslexia & Language Teaching Online Course
    The Distance Learning Special Interest Group with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has shared an announcement about a free online learning course called, "Dyslexia and Language Teaching," which runs from April 16 - May 13. This course is offered by Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn and takes place over four weeks entirely online. It is aimed at English language teachers, teachers of modern foreign languages, teacher trainers, educators and trainee teachers who are interested in how they can accommodate the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign/second language classrooms. In this course, which is based on the materials of the Dystefl project (www.dystefl.eu), you can find out about the nature of dyslexia and how it affects the learning of additional languages. You can explore a variety of useful techniques, including recent computer-assisted tools that you can take into the classroom to help students with dyslexia in acquiring another language. Lead educator Dr. Judit Kormos gives practical guidance and advice on enhancing the phonological awareness, vocabulary knowledge and reading skills of dyslexic language learners. The materials and tasks in the course can be applied for various age groups of dyslexic students and for a variety of language learning contexts including the teaching of English as a foreign/second language and the teaching of modern foreign languages.
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    Northern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC (Contact: Robbie Richwine, Northern Region Rep, at robbie.richwine@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
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    ShareFest on TBDSaturday, May 19, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC (Contact: Rosalyn
    Eastern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)
    May 15 Deadline to Register for the CANE Summer Institute
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    May 17-19 National Chinese Language Conference
    The 2018 National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) will be held on May 17-19, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 11th annual NCLC will celebrate the growth of the Chinese language field with over 100 sessions and workshops, plenary speakers, school site visits, etc. Please see the 2018 NCLC homepage for details and registration: https://asiasociety.org/national-chinese-language-conference .
    May 19 FLANC ShareFest - Western Region
    The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) will host its second annual ShareFest, an informal gathering of world language teachers, designed to allow teachers to share ideas and network! Each of FLANC's four regions will offer this event, which is COMPLETELY FREE of charge and open to both members and non-members. Attendees will also earn three attendance or contact hours for licensure renewal. Bring your own snack and enjoy networking and learning with your colleagues and future PFFs (Professional Friends Forever)!
    Details about each region's ShareFest are posted below and on the ShareFest 2018 page (http://www.flanc.org/share-fest) of the FLANC website, along with the registration form: http://tinyurl.com/flancshare2018.
    Locations/Schedule:
    Northern Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC (Contact: Robbie Richwine, Northern Region Rep, at robbie.richwine@flanc.org)
    Southern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: James Goins, Southern Region Rep, at southern.rep@flanc.org)
    Western Region ShareFest on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC (Contact: Rosalyn Rhodes, Western Region Rep, at western.rep@flanc.org)
    Eastern Region ShareFest on TBD (Contact: Ana Velazquez, Eastern Region Rep, at eastern.rep@flanc.org)

    May 31 Deadline to Register for Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute [Self-paced option]
    The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa is offering a Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute where participants can learn about the elements of PBLL and explore PBLL’s connections with pragmatics, task-based language teaching, and performance assessment. The self-paced option is available starting in early February, and those who successfully complete all assigned tasks by a specific date earn an NFLRC Digital Badge. The cost is $25 and details, including the registration form, are posted online at http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/109/ .
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Wednesday, April 11

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    https://www.actfl.org/global_statements or
    https://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements
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    Educator articles:
    "Using the Newly Revised Can-Do Statements to Make Learning Transparent, " as a 7-page PDF from the August/September edition
    "From Culture to Intercultural Communication: Framing the Cultural Landscape of the Classroom with Can-Do Statements" as a 6-page PDF from the January/February 2018 edition
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    Advanced Levels with World Language Essential Standard #4 - Culture
    Bridging & Reaching (Level 5 & Level 6) with English Language Development Standard #1 - Social & Instructional Language
    Presentation slides: Google format, PowerPoint or PDF
    Broadcast recording: MP4 file
    Handouts & Links:
    Advanced document of NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements (Proficiency Benchmarks + Performance Indicators + Examples) as a 16-page PDF
    Also posted on the ACTFL website, along with the other documents, at
    https://www.actfl.org/global_statements or
    https://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements
    ACTFL's The Language Educator articles:
    "Using the Newly Revised Can-Do Statements to Make Learning Transparent, " as a 7-page PDF from the August/September edition
    "From Culture to Intercultural Communication: Framing the Cultural Landscape of the Classroom with Can-Do Statements" as a 6-page PDF from the January/February 2018 edition
    Musicuentos blog post: NCSSFL & ACTFL gave us new Can Dos: Your 15-minute(ish) guide
    LinguaFolio section of the NC Folios wiki:
    http://ncfolios.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/LinguaFolio

    All materials from each webinar (PowerPoint slides, PDF of slides, handouts, hyperlinks, etc.) and a recording of the broadcast will be posted above approximately 1 week following the webinar.
    The DPI World Language Quarterly Updates will include:
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