PWHS World Language program highlighted regionally

Woman speaking at podium The Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) recently invited Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) Spanish Teacher Katy Geare to present at their annual Immersion Day on March 3 at Chestnut Hill College.

Speaking in Spanish, Geare explained how Colonial teachers weave the Four Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity) of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) into the World Language classroom. She chose examples specifically from the Honors Spanish 4 course, which includes curriculum and course content also developed by teachers Patty D'Annunzio, Rich Madel and Jennifer Brotman. 

"I am often told by language teachers from different districts around the state how impressed they are by what we are able to accomplish together," said World Language Department Chair Rich Madel. "This weekend was just one more example!"

The PSMLA Immersion Day offers World Language teachers from around the region opportunities to interact in the target language with colleagues on topics related to cultural themes, explore best practices to enhance language learning and take part in round-table conversations.

PWHS World Language program highlighted regionally