Howie Berman: ACTFL and Supporting Language Educators & Learners – 323

By Steven Miletto

Teaching Learning Leading K12 provides resources for classroom teachers and school-based administrators.

Howie Berman, the executive director of ACTFL, talks about the ACTFL  and Supporting Language Educators & Learners. This is episode 323 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Howie Berman is an association executive with nearly 20 years of experience working with non-profit membership organizations. He currently serves as Executive Director for ACTFL, the largest organization in the U.S. serving the needs of language educators and learners. 
As ACTFL’s chief staff executive, he is responsible for continuing to enhance ACTFL’s reputation and influence in the language education community while overseeing the implementation of all policies and actions approved by the ACTFL Board of Directors. 
He is passionate about making ACTFL’s mission of providing vision, leadership, and
support for quality teaching and learning of languages a reality. Howie has also held the positions of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director of Membership and
Administration at ACTFL. Prior to his work at ACTFL, Howie held positions at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT).
He received his BA in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Richmond and his MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago. Howie holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and serves on the Executive Committees of the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE). Howie is also a member of the AAAS America’s Languages Working Group. He is a frequent presenter and contributor on topics such as language advocacy and outreach, the Seal of Biliteracy, and teacher recruitment & retention.
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Length – 55:07