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Saturday, September 30, 2006
FLA-OC Fall Workshop: THE 2ND ANNUAL JAMBOREE!
Sponsored by CLTA Affiliates FLA-OC, FLASD, IEFLA, and MCLASC!
Esperanza High School, 1830 N. Kellogg Dr., Anaheim 92807

Saturday, November 5, 2005
CLTA/FLAOC/FLASD/IEFLA/MCLASC FALL JAMBOREE!
Esperanza High School, 1830 N. Kellogg Dr., Anaheim 92807

Saturday, October 16, 2004
FLA-OC Fall Workshop with Cynthia Leathers (CLTA Teacher of the Year)
“Play It Again, Ma’am: Entertaining Activities to Teach all Four Skills and Motivators to Keep Students Speaking in the Target Language”
Costa Mesa Community Center, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    FLA-OC is extremely proud to present Cynthia Leathers for a 3-hour Saturday conference. Mrs. Leathers is a high school teacher and winner of multiple awards and most recently, recipient of the CLTA Teacher of the Year. Cynthia is active in COACH and FLA-OC. She presents frequently at the state conference and is in high demand for presentations to local affiliates. We feel privileged that Mrs. Leathers will be spending a Saturday with us. She will share activities that her students want to do again and again as well as entertaining ways to teach all four skills and motivators to keep students speaking in the target language. Her workshop will also include ideas for all areas of lesson planning: input, guided and independent practice and assessment. The ideas will be appropriate for all levels and all languages. From high tech to no prep, there will be something for everyone!

    Please join us for a fun, informative and relaxing Saturday morning. Bring a friend!

Saturday, October 11, 2003
FLA-OC Fall Workshop with Lewie Johnson (CLTA)
Activities that model both the new California Foreign Language Framework and the National Standards
Esperanza High School, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    A big thanks to Lewie Johnson, who graciously presented at our FLA-OC Fall 2003 Workshop! His ideas were well received and worth the time and money invested by those of us who attended.

    Lewie focused on activities that modeled both the new California Foreign Language Framework and the National Standards. Especially noteworthy was his five-step lesson using a South American Mayan Indian dialect as his means of communicating.

    The participants all appreciated being placed in a position of "helplessness" or starting from ground zero with a completely unfamiliar language.

    We could all empathize with our level One high school students, who feel exactly the same way—initially a bit lost and also a bit frustrated. As you can see by the photos, the "class" got really involved with TPR or with what I love to call Romper Room Language.

    One of the CSUF student teachers, Elizabeth Geiss, summed her experience this way: "I felt that the workshop was excellent because it helped me realize even more so the great importance of speaking in the target language. There is, however, a trick-- one must use an enormous amount of TPR, visuals and repetition. In addition, the teacher must have a fair amount of patience and enthusiasm for the subject or he/she will quickly lose the necessary vigor to teach a foreign language.

    The time at the workshop was well spent because it greatly reinforced the importance of using and implementing the 5 Step Communicative Lesson Plan: Setting the Stage, Input, Guided Practice, Independent Practice and Closure. We witnessed a demonstration of the lesson plan format through learning Mayan. It was truly fun because we were active and intrigued. Also, we had a great incentive for participation: prizes.

    All in all, the workshop was smooth, efficient and highly beneficial."

Saturday, October 26, 2002
FLA-OC Fall Workshop with Rich Sayers (Prentice Hall)
Esperanza High School, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    The Foreign Language Association of Orange County is pleased to report that our Fall 2002 Workshop was a hit! We invited Rich Sayers to present some interesting, hands-on strategies for all languages and levels. The workshop was very well attended and received.

    Rich Sayers has been an educator in world languages for 24 years. He taught Spanish at Niwot High School in Longmont, CO for 18 years, where he taught levels 1 through A.P. As a classroom teacher Rich employed a variety of different teaching methods to get his students actively involved in communication. Because of his creative and energetic teaching, Rich was selected as one of the Disney Company's foreign language teacher honorees for the American Teacher Awards in 1991.

    In 1993, Rich co-authored the Spanish textbook program PASO A PASO. Later he became a national consultant with Scott Foresman/Addison Wesley and currently, with Prentice Hall. As a consultant, he works with school districts all over the United States and is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences. Rich has presented at CLTA for the last five years and was a speaker for the fall meeting of the Inland Empire association.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. ($20 Teachers, $15 Students)

    Events:
    Registration, Sharing of "Best Practices" (Students to Meet with International Students), Dinner, Board Elections, Our Honored International Students, Student Awards, Our Honored Retirees, FLA-OC Outstanding Teacher and Administrator

Monday, May 23, 2005
Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. ($20 per person)

    Events:
    Registration, Sharing of "Best Practices" (Students to Meet with International Students), Dinner, Board Elections, Our Honored International Students, Student Awards, Our Honored Retirees, FLA-OC Outstanding Teacher and Administrator

2004
Amazon Grill, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. ($? per person)

    Events:
    Registration, Sharing of "Best Practices" (Students to Meet with International Students), Dinner, Board Elections, Our Honored International Students, Student Awards, Our Honored Retirees, FLA-OC Outstanding Teacher and Administrator

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PAST FLA-OC EVENTS

2005 - 2006 School Year
(Most recent event listed first)

May 12-14, 2006
Spring French Camp, rescheduled!
March 24-26, 2006
Spring Spanish Camp!
February 24-26, 2006
Spring German Camp!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
FLA-OC 2nd General Meeting (social @ 3:30 p.m., meeting @ 4 p.m.)
Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue (between 18th & 19th Streets/
map)


Saturday, December 10, 2005
Language Immersion Camps for Junior High and High School Students, levels I and II (German and French)
Esperanza High School, 1830 N. Kellogg Dr., Anaheim 92807
(MAP)
8 am - ??? (depends on language... contact chairs below for more details!)

German Camp Chairs: Elisabeth Strauss (lizstra@adelphia.net) and Elisabeth Kaulard (kaulard@yahoo.com)
French Camp Chair: Gayle Trager (Trager@svusd.org)
Spanish Camp Chair: TBD! Camps for I/II postponed. For now, send questions to flaoc@lycos.com!

...aaaand... also Saturday, December 10, 2005
TAE-BO! (Taller avanzado de español: buscando oportunidades) ¡...para tener éxito en Español AP – Lenguaje!
Marina High School, 15871 Springdale Street, Huntington Beach, 92649 (MAP)
8 am - 12 pm (Arrive at 7:30 to register!)

(Download flyer for Teachers and/or bilingual flyer for Students and their parents!)

Participating Schools
(List of students below.)
Teachers # of Students
Oxford Academy Tina Matić (tinamatic@hotmail.com) 3
Mater Dei HS Alicia Migliarini (amigliarini@materdei.org) 34
Beckman HS Janet Gonzales (janeta_gon@yahoo.com) 0
Newport Harbor HS Belén Pitones (bpitones@nmusd.us) 32
Loara HS Francisco Zavaleta (zavaleta_f@auhsd.k12.ca.us) 9
Tustin HS Maribel Herrera (maribelh@yahoo.com) 0
Edison HS María Caballero (mcaballero@edisonchargers.com) 11
Marina HS Rosie Geck (rgeck@marinavikings.org) 20
Los Alamitos HS

Shari Kaulig (slkaulig@earthlink.net)
& Myra Alva (gueralva@aol.com)
13

Loara HS, Sr. Zavaleta
  1. Andrew Chon
  2. Mario Khong
  3. Matthew Louvier
  4. Komal Majithia
  5. Clare Morgenstern
  6. John Nguyen
  7. Emmanuel Romo
  8. Adam Sepulveda
  9. Denny Ki

Marina HS, Sra. Geck
  1. Tatiana Almeida
  2. Pepita Anderson
  3. Panchita Baruxis
  4. Cristina Brar
  5. Miguel Bernstein
  6. Tess Cucurny
  7. Ana Florea
  8. Isabel Kim
  9. Lola Koppel
  10. Pedro Le
  11. Juana Lin
  12. Alejandra Malerstein
  13. Sofía Ngan
  14. Chiquita Nguyen
  15. Pancho Nguyen
  16. Julián Plateado
  17. Óscar Redell
  18. Mónica Sharma
  19. Joaquín Viramontes
  20. Anita Wagner







Mater Dei HS, Sra. Migliarini
  1. Angélica Acuña
  2. Caitlin Acala
  3. Amanda Arías
  4. Abie Armstrong
  5. Nancy Berber
  6. Stephanie Castro
  7. Lauren Detrick
  8. Mary Dunleavy
  9. Cynthia Felix
  10. Maryb Flynn
  11. Cassidy Grandstaff
  12. Estefanía Hermosilla
  13. Yazmín Hernández
  14. Kat Hoffman
  15. Matt Keating
  16. Grisell Martínez
  17. Eric Moreno
  18. Anh Nguyen
  19. Daisy Ochoa
  20. Norma Ochoa
  21. Bryant Ospino
  22. Frank Ospino
  23. Jennifer Pascetti
  24. Monique Pham
  25. Vanessa Ramírez
  26. Rachel Roelofs
  27. Eric Sánchez
  28. Karrie Sparks
  29. Lacy Starks
  30. Andria Thomas
  31. Kim Van
  32. Jennifer M. Vásquez
  33. Broolie West
  34. Paul Westhart




Edison HS, Sra. Caballero
  1. Brianne Bateman
  2. Quinn Carrasco
  3. Allysa Carrow
  4. Lauren Daniels
  5. Sheena Gilliland
  6. Joel Gillin
  7. Debra Lee
  8. Tori Peña
  9. Mona Shahab
  10. Kathleen Tvelia
  11. Alisha Wagner
Los Alamitos HS, Sra. Kaulig
  1. Kevin Duong
  2. Jacob Hirsch
  3. Stephanie Lang
  4. Grace Lee
  5. Tracy Lin
  6. Alex Olson
  7. Melanie Sollitt
  8. Chris Tio
  9. Keith Tio

Los Alamitos HS, Sra. Alva
  1. Enzo Carranzo
  2. Jill Maiolfi
  3. Melody Nguyen
  4. Gina Urango

Oxford, Sra. Matić
  1. Sofía Alhafni
  2. Brenda Schenkelberg
  3. Julia Van

Newport Harbor HS, Sra. Pitones
  1. Noelle Bathem
  2. Briana Carey
  3. Carmen Cimini
  4. Brooke Chandler
  5. Brandon Chase
  6. Maclay Coldren
  7. Sarah Cope
  8. Brittany Deyan
  9. Allie Fleming
  10. Claire Fullerton
  11. Arthur Grams
  12. Robin Ibbetson
  13. Evan McClain
  14. Kyle McGhie
  15. Stefany Navarro
  16. Ricky Nelson
  17. Lindsay Nieto
  18. Sienna Palmer
  19. Ashton Rief
  20. Sinaí Salgado
  21. Jordan Schunk
  22. Chrissy Schwarz
  23. Amanda Shaw
  24. Mikki Sosa
  25. Allison Stockton
  26. Allison Stokke
  27. Emily Tong
  28. Becca Turk
  29. Laura Venegas
  30. Hunter Wiley
  31. Yared Yocam
  32. John Zimmerman









Monday, November 14, 2005
TAE-BO meeting! (Taller avanzado de español: buscando oportunidades) ¡...para tener éxito en Español AP – Lenguaje!
Oxford Academy, Room 300, 5172 Orange Avenue, Cypress 90630, from 4 pm - 6 pm.
(MAP)

First-time-ever WORKSHOP (well, we did it in April but it was not FLA-OC sponsored) offered to students of AP Spanish Language! FREE for teachers, $10 for kids (whose teachers are members, $15 if not, payments and paperwork due in one check made out to FLA-OC by 12/2/05). Benefits: collaboration, immersion, and intense preparation for success in a course equivalent to 3rd-year university level foreign language study! (Download bilingual flyer!)

Actual Workshop: Saturday, December 10, 2005 (location TBA, from 8am - 12pm or so... depends on what committee decides at Monday's meeting!)

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

    1. Advertise to your AP Spanish Language students (feel free to use the bilingual flyer).

    2. Collect fees and permission slips (like field trip forms, with parent day-time phone and signature and medical emergency information) from each student.

    3. Get your school to write one check made out to "Foreign Language Association of Orange County" for the total amount for all students (as long as your own membership is current by the Dec. 2 deadline, students should pay $10 each; contact Mike Shellman to check on status, or go to the membership page to download an application).

    4. Attend the planning meeting on Monday, November 14, from 4-6 pm. Either bring forms and check to the planning meeting, or mail them before Friday, December 2, 2005, to the following address:

      Oxford Academy
      5172 Orange Avenue
      Cypress, CA 90630
      Attention: Tina Matić
    5. On December 10, 2005, students and teachers should plan to be there (location TBA) at 7:30 am to register, and stay until the end (schedule TBA, no later than 1 pm). Students provide their own transportation. They should bring writing utensils with them, and they will receive packets on which they can take notes. Teachers will help facilitate registration and workshop sessions.


Monday, November 7, 2005
Spanish One-Day Immersion Camp for Junior High/High School (levels I & II) meeting!
Oxford Academy, Room 300, 5172 Orange Avenue, Cypress 90630, from 4 pm - 6 pm.
(MAP)

ANOTHER MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, same time, same place!!!

First-time-ever (or in a loooong time) CAMPS offered for lower levels! Come see how it's done, and plan it all in 2 hours or less! FREE for teachers, $25 for kids, and all the benefits of collaboration and immersion FOR ALL INVOLVED!

Actual Camp: Saturday, December 10, 2005 (at Esperanza HS, from 8am - 12pm or so... depends on what committee decides at Monday's meeting!)

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

    1. Advertise to your Spanish I/II students (feel free to use the flyer).

    2. Collect fees and paperwork from each student.

    3. Get your school to write one check made out to "Foreign Language Association of Orange County" for the total amount for all students (as long as your own membership is current by the Dec. 2 deadline, students should pay $10 each; contact Mike Shellman to check on status, or go to the membership page to download an application).

    4. Attend the planning meeting on Monday, November 7, from 4-6 pm. Paperwork will be distributed at the planning meeting.

    5. On December 10, 2005, students and teachers should plan to be at Esperanza HS at 7:30 am to register, and stay until the end (schedule TBA, no later than 2 pm). Students provide their own transportation. Materials and lunch will be provided for them. Teachers will help facilitate morning registration and activities throughout the day.

ANOTHER MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, same time, same place!!!


Tuesday, October 11, 2005
FLA-OC FALL GENERAL MEETING!
Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa 92627
(MAP)

3:30 Social and Goodies
4:00 Guest Speaker and Business
5:00 Brief Camp Meetings

Please bring 60 copies of an activity to be passed out to share - no copyrighted material!


Pink Martini UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Irvine Barclay Theatre OC Performing Arts Center LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) Friday-Sunday, March 18-20, 2005
FLA-OC French Camp: Presbyterian Conference Center, Big Bear, times TBA

More information will be available at the January 13 General Meeting!

Friday-Sunday, March 11-13, 2005
FLA-OC Spanish Camp: Presbyterian Conference Center, Big Bear, times TBA

More information will be available at the January 13 General Meeting!

Thursday, March 3, 2005
FLA-OC "Year of Languages" Student Essay Selection at Tustin High School, 3:30 PM

For more information, write to Susan Geery (swgeery@attglobal.net)!


Friday-Sunday, February 25-27, 2005
FLA-OC German Camp: Presbyterian Conference Center, Big Bear, times TBA

More information will be available at the January 13 General Meeting!

Thursday, February 24, 2005
FLA-OC NEWSLETTER - "The Zest!" DEADLINE!

The final edition is sent to the printers today!
For more information, contact Flo Martin (
flomama@aol.com), Editor, or Tina Matic (tinamatic@hotmail.com), VP of Communications.

COACH Workshop: Costa Mesa Community Center, 8:00 AM

Thursday, February 17, 2005
FLA-OC NEWSLETTER "The Zest!" DEADLINE!

All submissions should be sent to Flo Martin (flomama@aol.com), Editor, by midnight!

Monday, February 14, 2005
FLA-OC "Year of Languages" Student Essay DEADLINE!

FLA-OC is offering a $30 Borders gift certificate to the current Member's student whose essay is selected to represent our organization in the National Year of Languages Essay Contest. Membership goes from December to December - update yours today! More detailed information on the essay contest can be found at the ACTFL Year of Languages web page, but here are the basics:

  • THEME: "How does learning another language benefit my community and my country?"
  • ESSAY FORMAT: Hand-written in ink on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, from one to three pages in length. No student or teacher information on ANY of the actual essay pages.
      Back page should have the following:
    • Student Name/Age/Grade
    • Teacher Name/Address/Phone Number
    • Class
    • School Name/Address/Phone Number/E-mail/FAX
    • CLTA Affiliate or Region - in this case, FLA-OC
  • FLA-OC PRIZE: A $30 Gift Certificate to Borders for the winning OC Student, and a chance to compete at the state level!
All submissions must be sent to Tustin High School (1171 El Camino Real, Tustin CA 92780, C/O: Susan Geery), and postmarked no later than February 14, 2005.

Essays will be scored by a committee of FLA-OC Teacher Members on March 3, 2005, at Tustin High School (Room 401, 3:30 PM)

Saturday, February 5, 2005
FLA-OC Social for Members + 1 Guest (18 yrs. or older): The J. Paul Getty Museum

Bus Pick Up Site: Canyon High School, time TBA
Check-in Time: 11:00 AM
Tours: 11:15 AM
Departure Time: 4:30 PM
Cost: Free! Initially $20 deposit per person, but this is returned upon boarding the bus!

Sign up at the January 13 General Meeting!


Monday, January 31, 2005
DEADLINE:
CLTA Outstanding Teacher Nominations!
Send forms and support letters to Susan Geery (swgeery@attglobal.net), Awards Committee Chairperson!

Thursday, January 13, 2005
FLA-OC General Meeting:
Costa Mesa Community Center, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
(3:30 Social, 4:00 Meeting, French/German/Spanish Immersion Camp meetings to follow)

DEADLINE: FLA-OC Outstanding Teacher/Administrator/Community Member Nominations!
Bring forms and support letters with you to the General Meeting, or
send to Susan Geery (swgeery@attglobal.net), Awards Committee Chairperson!


Photos from the 2004 Fall Workshop:
(Click to enlarge)


Monday, October 11, 2004
FLA-OC Fall Immersion Day Meeting: Tustin HS, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

There were a number of meetings after this one, same time/same place/language specific.


Monday, September 27, 2004
FLA-OC General Meeting: Costa Mesa Community Center, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
(
Meeting Minutes)


September, 2003
FLA-OC General Meeting: OCDE in Costa Mesa, 3:30 PM - 6 PM

Thank you to all of those who came, and especially to those who brought a friend and/or colleague! Also, thank you very much to all teachers who brought copies of a 1-page lesson or activity! Lesson-plans-in-a-jiffy seems to have become a very popular aspect of our General Meetings!

Our Guest Speaker was Dr. Clorinda Donato, professor of Italian at CSU Long Beach, who spoke to us about Foreign Language at the university level. Her remarks on continued foreign language learning were empowering and enlightening, and her grace and professionalism were admired by all.

Other general topics that were discussed included German, French, and Spanish Language Immersion Camps scheduled for the Fall and Spring and Professional Development opportunities at local, state, and national level, among others. (Contact President Nadine Elwood for more information: dino718@aol.com.)


January 23, 2003
FLA-OC General Meeting: OCDE in Costa Mesa, 3:30 AM - 6 PM

Thank you, again, to all of those who came, and especially to those who brought a friend and/or colleague! Also, thank you very much to all teachers who brought copies of a 1-page lesson or activity! For the second time, we compiled the photocopied lesson plans offered into a handy file folder for all who attended. (More to come, re: meeting description.)

Topics discussed included Language Immersion Camps; Scott Pakiser's presentation on his experiences with Japanese sister cities; and more (details soon to come)! (Contact President Nadine Elwood for more information: dino718@aol.com.)


September 26, 2002
FLA-OC General Meeting: OCDE in Costa Mesa, 3:30 AM - 6 PM

Thank you to all of those who came, and especially to those who brought a friend and/or colleague! Also, thank you very much to all teachers who brought copies of a 1-page lesson or activity! Our goal was to get as many members as possible to donate great ideas to others in the organization, so that we could put mini-books together for you to take home after the meeting! Lesson-plans-in-a-jiffy! Apparently, this was a big hit and will be repeated at the January General Meeting.

Topics discussed included German, French, and Spanish Language Immersion Camps scheduled for the Fall and Spring; Professional Development opportunities at local, state, and national level; and others (details soon to come)! (Contact President Nadine Elwood for more information: dino718@aol.com.)