Panel to discuss Kentucky's world languages studies and importance for students in a global job market; Sept. 18 in Lexington


The Kentucky World Language Association is hosting a group discussion Sept. 18 on the teaching of foreign languages in Kentucky schools. The program, entitled "What administrators should know and be able to do as they prepare globally competent students,” will be from 1-3 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington.

Superintendents and/or their representatives (principals, curriculum specialists, etc.) are welcome to attend this event. Panelists will speak about global competency from their perspectives, model programs will be described, and suggestions will be given for connecting your district to global opportunities.

We hope to see a variety of district administrators at this relevant and timely event. We ask that each person from your district planning to attend please fill out this RSVP form as soon as possible.

Panel members are:

Stacie Berdan, author and nationally known expert on this topic

Roger Marcum, chair, Kentucky Board of Education

Dr. Terry Holliday, commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education

Dr. Jacque van Houten, world language specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools (former world language consultant at KDE)

Hannah Weitzer, program manager, Global Nomads Group, and Steering Committee member of the Global Education Coalition of NYC

If you have any questions about this event, please address them to

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