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Spanish for Leadership & Business
Presentation of two  high school models at by Bleess, Cornelius, and Risner the 2012 Florida Foreign Language Association Annual Conference (FFLA)

Cristin Bleess, Creator of the first high school "Spanish for Leadership" course
Cristin Bleess, Creator of the first high school “Spanish for Leadership” course


Spanish in the Community & the Workplace. (2015). Katrina Beeck, Muskego High School. Muskego, Wisconsin.

Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

  • Prepared by Katrina Beeck, Danika Cornelius, Mary Risner, and Mary Swarr presenting their LSP models at the 2013 American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese annual conference.
  • Includes topics such as Spanish for Leadership, Medical Spanish, Spanish for the Community and the Workplace

Presentations from the panel at the Second International Symposium  of Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP-2014) on Meeting Industry Needs Through LSP Innovation in US Schools held at University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.  NOBLE Project/K-12 Initiatives


Janet Grahm, World Language & Business Leadership  (2015)


Span Leadership
Cristin Bleess, Spanish for Leadership



Leadership in A Global Society: Habits of Mind, of Heart, and of Action
“Leaders in Bangalore, India offer habits of mind, of heart, and of action that can serve as the bases for a model of educational leadership for the twenty-first century.”
By: The Free Library. 2007. Caddo Gap Press 10 Mar 2016.

The Twenty-First Century Leader: Social Artist, Spiritual Visionary, and Cultural Innovator
An article which looks at the new roles and mindset for leaders in the twenty-first century.
By: Karakas, F. 2007. Global Business and Organizational  Excellence, March/April 2007, 44-50.

Making American Students Globally Competent
A podcast with the Asia Society’s Vice President, a society that is “trying to change the reputation of America’s education system.”
By: Tulenko, John. 2010, February 24. Education Week Video.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Essential Skills for the 21st Century Workplace
By: The American Management Association

U.S. Secretary of Education on Global Learning, Languages
Asia Society. 2010, May 26.

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
By: McKinney, Michael. 2010, June 29.

12 Good Things Bosses Believe
By: Sutton, Robert I. 2010, May 28. Harvard Business Review.

Seth Godin on the Tribes We Lead
What gives people the power to lead and make change?
By: Goden, Seth. 2009, February. TED Talk.

Top Leadership Qualities Every Manager Can’t Live Without
By: Dora Wang. November 24, 2015.

The Art and Science of Leadership
A comprehensive collection of articles and activities for developing leadership skills and knowledge.
By: Big Dg and Little God’s Bowl of Biscuits.

Preparing a Globally Prepared Workforce through High-Quality Career and Technical Education

How do the revised National Standards help language learners become world-ready 21st century thinkers?

What does it mean to “use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on” cultural practices, products, and perspectives? How are literacy skills integrated in the World-Readiness Standards?

LSP K-12 US State Initiatives

“Language Roadmaps to Build 21st Century Skills”
An initiative proposed improve  foreign language education in U.S. schools and to build partnerships with the business community. This project was funded by the U.S. Congress and co- sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Labor and was under  the auspices of the National Security Education Program.

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