Lourain is the Spanish teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in De Pere. In addition, Lourain also serves as the GRACE World Language Coordinator. She loves to inspire and bring joy to students as they immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture.
What do you do as GRACE’s World Language Coordinator?
As the World Language Coordinator I have done my best to ensure that World Language Teachers feel prepared and have all the tools necessary for a successful year. I supplied curriculum training at the beginning of the year to help the teachers gain confidence with the program. In addition to that, I make myself available to provide assistance when needed.
What is the Spanish team currently working on in terms of curriculum development?
The World Language Team is currently working on Power Standards and developing a stronger exit assessment for our eighth graders.
How can teachers support world language development in their classrooms?
Teachers can support world language development in their classroom by giving kids the opportunity to explore other cultures and reinforce the oral skills they learn in their world language classes. This allows for students to be prepared to use their language skills not only in an academic environment but also socially and culturally.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School is part of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System. We are a private Catholic school serving Preschool and Elementary through 8th grade (PK3-8). The school has open enrollment and provides an individualized education in a faith-based environment. Each child is supported not only academically, but spiritually. The best way to learn more about OLOL is to browse our website or schedule a visit with us.