The OFLA Vision
Every Ohio student will be proficient in a second language, which is essential to a world-class education.
The OFLA Mission
The Ohio Foreign Language Association is committed to world language study beginning in the primary grades, so that every learner, from early childhood through adult, acquires a high level of communicative and intercultural competence.
The OFLA Strategic Plan
- Establish clear expectations for foreign language learners.
- Build the capacity of foreign language teachers to prepare learners to demonstrate their proficiency.
- Build support for foreign language instruction among parents, policy leaders, the business community and opinion leaders in the media.
Ohio Foreign Language Association
2015 Annual Conference
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Teach Like a PIRATE Session
2015 OFLA Annual Conference
Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.
Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.
Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.
Dave Burgess' Biography
Dave Burgess is a teacher from San Diego, California and a professional magician specializing in stand-up comedy magic. He was the recipient of the national 2014 Bammy Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year, the 2001 and 2012 Golden Apple winner in the Grossmont Union High School District and the 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year at West Hills High School. He has been voted a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years in categories such as Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity. He is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE which has sparked an educational revolution all over the world.
Teaching World Languages
Encourage your best students to teach! Share the Ohio Department of Education's "Teaching World Languages" brochure with them.