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Friday, December 14

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    Produce a 2-3 minute video in the target language addressing a professional topic. Note: Classical language students may record their response in English
    Complete application submitted by Jan 31, 2019 (See application for details at SCOLT.org)
    February 15 Deadline
    Summer Capstone Seminar for High School Students in Chinese Dual Language/Immersion Programs
    American Councils for International Education (ACIE) is launching its Dual Language Immersion Capstone seminar that will take place in July 2019. For the inaugural summer, ACIE will host a four-week immersion program in China specifically designed for US high school students who have gone through dual language/immersion programs in the United States. Participants need to have passed the AP Chinese exam or plan to take the exam this spring. Program details, tuition and application information is available on the website at https://www.dlistudyabroad.org/ and questions can be directed to ACIE at dli@americancouncils.org .
    In the future, the aim is to expand the capstone model for French and Spanish dual language/immersion students.

    March 15 Deadlines
    Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest for High School Students
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    Produce a 2-3 minute video in the target language addressing a professional topic. Note: Classical language students may record their response in English
    Complete application submitted by Jan 31, 2019 (See application for details at SCOLT.org)
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    Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest for High School Students
    The Monmouth College Classics Department would like to announce the 2019 Fox Writing Contest for precollegiate students. The theme for this year’s contest will be “A Classical ‘Black Panther.'” The contest website is at https://department.monm.edu/classics/Department/FoxContest/ and you can view the full contest guidelines at http://caas-cw.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fox-Writing-Contest-2019-final.pdf
    National Essay Contest on Why Diplomacy and Peacebuilding Matter for High School Students
    The American Foreign Service Association has announced their National High School Essay Contest. High school students are encouraged to write a 1,000- to 1,250-word essay on “Why Diplomacy and Peacebuilding Matter,” identifying two cases (one successful and one unsuccessful) where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country.
    The winner of the contest receives $2,500, a trip to Washington D.C. to meet a member of the State Department’s leadership and a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea educational voyage. The runner-up receives $1,250 and a full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference.
    Please go to http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest for more information.

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    Call for Proposals for the International Language Teacher Education Conference
    The 11th International Language Teacher Education Conference: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education will be held May 30 - June 1, 2019, at The Graduate Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The call for proposals is now open through January 18, 2019, for papers and symposia on all aspects of the education and professional development of language teachers. Papers and symposia may report on empirical research, theoretical and conceptual analyses, or practices in language teacher education. Details and the online submission form are at http://carla.umn.edu/conferences/lte2019/call.html
    February 1 Deadline
    World View Scholarships for Spring 2019 Seminars
    World View expands access to its global professional development programs by offering a limited number of scholarships, based on funding availability, for K-12 and community college educators to attend its spring seminars each year.
    The Peacock Scholarship is open to educators who have attended at least one World View professional development program in the past two years. The scholarship honors former World View Advisory Board chair James L. Peacock, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill.
    World View is offering two (2) additional scholarships to North Carolina K-12 or community college educators to attend a World View March 2019 seminar of their choice. All current North Carolina K-12 and community college educators are invited to apply.
    Please go to https://worldview.unc.edu/news-article/scholarship-2019/ for details.

    May 1 Deadline
    Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop 2019: Martial, Epigrams
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    12:58 pm

Thursday, December 13

  1. page WLEdOpps edited ... The Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and I…
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    The Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS) have a Communication and Policy internship available. The person selected will work closely with JNCL staff to support various communications, research, and public policy projects. They are also involved in the annual Language Advocacy Day, create content for and manage our social media channels, and liaise with staffers on Capitol Hill. Interns will gain experience in federal language policy in our nation's capital while learning about and researching current industry initiatives and challenges. Interns receive a stipend. Option to telework several days a week included. For details about applying for the internship position, go to
    https://languagepolicy.org/about-jncl-nclis/internships/ .
    January 5 Deadline
    Call for Student-led Presentations at CCES
    Proposals for student-led presentations for the Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders Conference (CCES), formerly the Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA), are being requested. CCES will be held March 18 - 21, 2019, at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel & Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.
    Presenting at the CCES would be an excellent way for the stakeholders in North Carolina to see what and how students are:
    Creating
    Being Innovative
    Taking action
    Connecting to the community and
    Being empowered to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders
    Students will have the opportunity to share some of their classroom experiences, projects, research, service-learning experiences, etc. with state stakeholders at the conference. Though an adult is able to introduce them, student(s) are expected to do all or the majority of the presenting during the 45-minute session. Preference will be given to proposals that address this year's conference theme, "Innovative Pathways to Personalized Learning", as well as highlighting one or more of the four conference goals and pillars, listed below.
    2019 Conference Goals
    To provide educators and leaders relevant, research-based strategies to affect short- and long-term change in adult practices that foster innovative practices for student success
    To provide support staff with professional learning and resources for the daily operations and needs of school communities
    To support student and educator growth through the dissemination of data-driven strategies and resources
    To recognize and encourage the collective contribution of communities of education stakeholders in individual and community-wide growth
    2019 Personalized Learning Pillars
    A student having a “learner profile” that documents and stimulates self-reflection on his or her strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and goals;
    A student pursuing an individualized learning path that encourages him or her to set and manage personal academic goals;
    A student following a “competency-based progression” that focuses on the ability to demonstrate mastery of a topic, rather than seat time; and,
    A students’ learning environment being flexible and structured in ways that support individual goals.
    If you are aware of students who could present on one of the goals and highlight practices that improve educational outcomes at the CCES conference on Monday or Tuesday, March 18-19, 2019, please complete the Student Session Proposal Form. Proposals must be submitted before January 5, 2019. If you have any questions about the sessions, please contact Phylisha.Sanders@dpi.nc.gov or Thomas.Daugherty@dpi.nc.gov.
    The concurrent session proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
    (1) 45-minutes in length
    (2) presenter’s experience presenting before an adult audience
    (3) alignment to one of the Four Pillars of Personalized Learning
    (4) participant engagement
    Access the Proposal Form: 2019 Application
    To learn more about the CCES Conference, click here

    January 31 Deadline
    SCOLT Ken Stewart Future Language Educator Scholarship for a High School Senior
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    11:20 am

Wednesday, December 12

  1. page WLEdOpps edited ... Call for Proposals for ACTFL 2019 Next year's annual convention of the American Council on th…
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    Call for Proposals for ACTFL 2019
    Next year's annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will be Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24, 2019 (Pre-Convention Workshops scheduled on Thursday, November 21) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The ACTFL Convention features over 800 educational sessions covering a wide spectrum of the language profession. The ACTFL Convention is a national event bringing together over 7,000 attendees from all languages, levels and assignments within the profession. The submission deadline for proposals is Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and details are online at https://www.actfl.org/actfl2019.
    January 14 Deadline
    Chinese Guest Teacher Host Institution Applications for 2019-2020
    Since 2007, the Chinese Guest Teacher Program has placed more than 1,550 visiting teachers in hundreds of schools nationwide. All guest teachers are qualified, experienced teachers from China. After a rigorous selection and training process, they serve as full-time Chinese language instructors in U.S. schools.
    The College Board Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives is made possible through a collaboration with Hanban and offers programs to support the growth of Chinese language and culture education in U.S. schools.
    Please see the Chinese Guest Teacher Program website for various details, including links to:
    Register for one of the informational webinars, which will be held on Thursday, December 13, at 11 a.m. EST and Thursday, January 10, at 3 p.m. EST;
    Access the New Host Institution Application Form, and
    Learn more about the Renewing Host Institution Application Form.
    Information about the Chinese Guest Teacher Program is online at https://professionals.collegeboard.org/k-12/awards/chinese/guest and, in North Carolina, questions can be sent to Go Global NC's June Chen, Associate Director, World Language Programs, at jchen@northcarolina.edu .
    The priority deadline for new host institution applications is Monday, January 14, 2019.

    January 18 Deadline
    Call for Proposals for the International Language Teacher Education Conference
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    Apply by May 1, 2018 for the Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop, which will be held at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA from July 12 - 18, 2019. The Dickinson Workshops are mainly intended for teachers of Latin, to refresh the mind through study of an extended text, and to share experiences and ideas. Sometimes those who are not currently engaged in teaching have participated as well, including students, retired teachers, and those working towards teacher certification. The text for 2019 will be selections from Martial’s Epigrams. For more information go to http://blogs.dickinson.edu/dcc/2018/10/31/dickinson-summer-latin-workshop-2019-martial-epigrams/
    For K-20 Students
    December 11 Deadline
    Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for High School Students
    The U.S. State Department funded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) is for motivated high school students who want to fully immerse themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school. No previous language experience is required. Please go to the CBYX website (http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/about) for details and the online application, which must be submitted by December 11, 2018 by 11:59 pm PST.
    December 12 Event for High School Students
    Learning Through Languages Symposium
    The UNC Global Area Studies group is again offering the Learning Through Languages Symposium on Wednesday, December 12, which is a unique way for high school students to conduct and present research in their language of study. Eligible students include those in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish classes, including heritage speakers. Participating students are encouraged to be at Level III or higher. There is no cost to participate.
    In teams of 2-3, students conduct research on contemporary issues in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East and North Africa. Students write a 2-3 page research paper in their language of study and create a visual representation of their research, which is presented at the Learning Through Languages Symposium. Team applications will be available in the fall. Support for sponsoring teachers includes professional development on research methodology and classroom resources. Funding support for schools may be available.
    For more information, please visit https://areastudies.unc.edu/ltl/ or send an email to Emma Harver, Coordinator for LTL, at harver@email.unc.edu.

    December 15 Deadline
    JNCL-NCLIS Policy & Communications Spring Internship for Undergraduate or Graduate Student
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    The Friday Institute at NC State is offering MOOC-Ed courses, which are free and available to learners 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, and the list, along with other details and online registration, is available at https://place.fi.ncsu.edu/.
    December
    December 1113 NCDPI DL/I
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    broadcast on Tuesday,Thursday, December 11,13, from 4:00
    Those who participate in the live broadcast of this webinar can earn 1 contact hour towards a CEU for licensure renewal, which will be sent in an email receipt. Note: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.
    The NCDPI DL/I Quarterly Updates will include information relevant to all DL/I programs and updates on international, national, regional, and state initiatives.
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