Christine Lanphere, 2007 National Language Teacher of the Year and member of the FLAGS board, was recently named a Chevalier des Palmes Académiques for her accomplishments and contributions to the teaching of French. An official awards ceremony will be announced at a later date.
Nicole Naditz, French teacher at Bella Vista High School and member of the FLAGS Board, was selected to participate in the April 2013 Google Teacher Academy in London, England. The program provides two days of intensive instruction and practice in various Google tools, with a particular emphasis on how these tools support teachers and students in the classroom. Upon completion of the program (for which thousands applied and 30 were selected), Nicole became a Google Certified Teacher. Find out more about her experiences at her "Class in the Cloud" Web site, the site she created to share the tools she learned and to provide instruction for other teachers who would like to use those same tools with their students.
Officials at San Juan Unified School District that they will offer
two dual immersion kindergarten classes at Edison Elementary
beginning in fall 2010. The classes will spend half of their day
learning content in English, and the other half of the day will be
taught exclusively in Spanish. The program will continue as the
students move up into subsequent grades.