Will you join us in November?
We’re slowly starting to come together for in-person conferences. Our Summer Leadership Academy was a success, and we’re making plans to come together in Boston November 15-17, immediately preceding ACTFL. Registration is open and can be accessed from our Membership page. More details are available on our Events page, under Annual Meeting.
Professional Development is a form of Self Care
Our Leadership and Learning Chair, Leslie Grahn, led monthly NADSFL TED Talk Tuesdays (Part Deux) in the spring with a variety of co-hosts. We are currently offering monthly fall “Back by Popular Demand” webinars through October. These are based on requested session topics that were offered at our 2021 Annual Meeting.
If you are a new or ”new-ish” district supervisor and you would like a NADSFL mentor, please contact our Mentoring Chair, Paris Granville, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also visit our Mentoring page for more details.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the NADSFL Annual Conference, November 15-17, 2022.
Navigating Blended Learning
Please check the Documents page for NADSFL guidance resources during the Covid-19 challenges. The document will be updated as new resources become available. You may also download Online Learning Ideas here. Our sister organization, NCSSFL has posted a Resource Bank and The National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) also offers these great ideas. Leslie Grahn also has curated Resources for the Shift to Online and Blended Learning.
NADSFL Statement on Prejudice Hate and Violence (March 2021)
NADSFL joins with ACTFL, NCSSFL, and the regional and state language organizations in decrying violence, hate, and bigotry in all forms.
The National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages condemns all acts of prejudice, hate, and violence. We stand in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous and People of Color against racism, acts of violence, police brutality, and systemic inequality in this country. We know that education and educators play a vital role in creating the needed change for all marginalized people.
NADSFL and its members are dedicated to the development of global competence for all. We call on local, state, national, and global educators to lead others to look beneath the surface of culture to examine and reject reflexive reactions and stereotypical beliefs that fuel fear and hatred of others; have the difficult conversations; and, advocate for equal justice for all people.
Mara S. Cobe, NADSFL President