SCOLT Statement of Solidarity

June 10, 2020

To our fellow world languages colleagues:

SCOLT is deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd, and other similar events. We stand in solidarity with ACTFL in condemning the systemic inequalities in our country. Racism, bigotry, and white supremacy have no place in our world, and we vow to do our part to help eradicate these hateful ideologies.

As world language educators, we are dedicated to equality, inclusion, and  diversity. It is our responsibility to create a safe, supportive, and open classroom environment in which students learn to embrace the diversity of our world and respect our differences. We must help future generations develop world views that value and respect not only our similarities, but also our differences.

SCOLT encourages all teachers to be intentional and reflective in addressing issues of social justice. We are committed to helping teachers make a difference in the lives of their students. As such, we recommend these resources.

SCOLT will be hosting a webinar to discuss issues of social justice in the world language classroom. Watch social media for the details, to be announced soon.

In solidarity,

SCOLT Board of Directors

2021 Session Proposals

SCOLT is now accepting session proposals for the 2021 SCOLT/FLAG/SEALLT conference, to be held March 18-20, 2021, in Atlanta, GA.  The proposal deadline is October 15, 2020.  Submit your proposal today!

SCOLT 2020 Webinars

Several SCOLT partners have offered to provide webinars to help address language educators’ needs at this time. We appreciate their generosity, and the time and effort put forth by all involved!  See below for links to the recorded webinars.

Courageous Classrooms: Hard Conversations, Intentional Design, and Critical Reflection

See the recording of this timely webinar and related resources, addressing issues of social justice in the language classroom. SCOLT is grateful to our panelists, Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Dr. Stacey M. Johnson, and Dr. LJ Randolph.

Remote Places, Engaged Spaces

Watch this amazing webinar, hosted by Avant Assessment, that was held April 22, 2020.  The panelists are Elena Kamenetzky, SCOLT Teacher of the Year, Chrissy Roe, Alabama Teacher of the Year, and Dr. Bobby Hobgood, SCOLT President.  Thank you to Avant Assessment for this opportunity for MORE Learning!

Art, Authentic Resources, and Activity in the Spanish Classroom

One of our generous sponsors, Pearson, provided this helpful webinar April 29, 2020. While the examples are all Spanish, the concepts and strategies are applicable to any language classroom. Thank you, Pearson, for providing this session!

How to Engage Language Learners in Online Learning

Leslie Grahn, co-author of The Keys to Strategies for Language Instruction (ACTFL, 2017), shared a treasure trove of resources and strategies in this webinar, held May 5, 2020. Regardless of your teaching environment and experience, you will learn from Leslie!

2021 Conference

2021 Conference in Atlanta, GA

Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel

March 18-20, 2020

Awards & Scholarships

The SCOLT Board of Directors encourages you to apply for one of our scholarships and awards.

SCOLT State Organizations

Please click below to find a compilation of foreign language state associations in the SCOLT region.