Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Roosevelt Teacher Named Finalist for National Language Teacher of the Year

Taeko Tashibu of Roosevelt High School in Seattle, who is a Japanese language teacher.  Congrats to Ms. Tashibu!  From Ed Week:

According to the ACTFL, the Language Teacher of the Year takes on the role of spokesperson for the language-teaching profession, promoting the importance of teaching foreign languages and cultures. The current LTY is Noah Geisel, a Spanish teacher at East High School in Denver. (Check out his presentation on engaging students in cultural studies.)  

This year's winner will be announced at the ACTFL's Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., in November.

In addition to administering the award, the ACTFL, a membership organization, provides professional development, certification programs, and language-education resources. It also offers scholarship and grant opportunities.

The other finalists are three Spanish teachers and one Latin teacher.  

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