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Congratulations to Amos Wiedmaier, a teacher at Sammamish, who was named the recipient of the Creative Innovation Award from the Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT).

Wiedmaier was nominated by BSD’s world language curriculum developer Paris Granville.  She nominated Wiedmaier for the classroom community he creates and the different roles students have in the classroom community, all of which lead to language and culture integration.

According to WAFLT, the certificate is presented to a person or persons who developed and used innovative methods of teaching in the world language classroom.  This could include means for teaching second language conversation, inventive ideas for instructing students in culture and multi-cultural awareness, or new and effective methods for developing second language reading and writing skills.

Wiedmaier was recognized at an awards ceremony on Oct. 14 in Portland.

Visit the WAFLT website to learn more.

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