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2014 Immersion Informational Meeting. Academic Performance Index 2013/2014 902. English Language Arts CST Scores. The Curriculum Framework should be able to :. Promote communicative competence Promote functional use of language Connect text with meaningful real-world experience

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the curriculum framework should be able to
The Curriculum Framework should be able to :
  • Promote communicative competence
  • Promote functional use of language
  • Connect text with meaningful real-world experience
  • Align instruction across the grade levels
  • Align newly implemented Common Core Standards
    • http://vimeo.com/51933492
acftl proficiency guidelines and targeted outcomes for barnard mandarin immersion program k 12
ACFTL Proficiency Guidelines and Targeted Outcomes for Barnard Mandarin Immersion Program K-12
  • ACFTL Proficiency Guidelines
    • http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english
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Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy

Mandarin Literacy Expectations - by June 2014

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Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy

Mandarin Literacy Expectations - by June 2014

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Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy

Mandarin Literacy Expectations - by June 2014

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Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy

Mandarin Literacy Expectations - by June 2014

program model
Program Model
  • Barnard is a one way Dual Language Immersion Program Implemented in 2011.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics of One-way (Foreign Language) Immersion Programs
    • Student population consists of majority language speakers with limited to no proficiency in the immersion (minority) language, e.g., English speakers in U.S. schools
    • Exposure to the immersion language takes place primarily in the classroom and school
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Immersion Model

Barnard

Kindergarden

80% Mandarin, 20% English

Grades 1 - 4

50% Mandarin, 50% English

Grades 5-- 6 Foreign Language Program

15% Mandarin 85% English

All Coursework includes

Mandarin Language Arts

English Language Arts

Social Studies

Math

Science

Music

Art

Grades 5-6 will become dedicated 50/50 immersion model in 2015/2016 school year

barnard program model continued
Barnard Program Model Continued
  • Benefits of the 50/50 Instructional Model
  • Maintain clear separation of languages: students have the best language models for Mandarin and English.
  • Preserves English teacher positions
  • Core curricular areas taught in Mandarin: over time students will develop the academic language needed to be successful
  • Parallel development of literacy in both Mandarin and English
  • Shared, collaborative responsibility for academic development
  • Facilitates potential for transfer of concepts and knowledge from one language to another
teacher recruitment
Teacher Recruitment
  • All Barnard Mandarin Chinese Teachers are qualified California Credentialed Teachers.
  • Extensive Interviewing Process which involves all stakeholders
  • How do we recruit qualified Mandarin Teachers?
additional classroom support
Additional Classroom Support
  • Since 2009 to present day, 27 intern and guest teachers abroad have supported and supplemented our Mandarin Chinese program through International Partnerships which include China, Taiwan, and Korea.
  • 2.3 Million Dollars in labor cost savings
    • 85K average teacher salary in SDUSD which includes benefits
teacher support
Teacher Support
  • Monthly Professional Learning Community
    • Mandarin Chinese Professional Development
    • Collaborative Planning
    • Specialized Conferences
    • School Visitations
    • Product Development to supplement curriculum
    • Networking opportunity with other teachers around the country
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Rigorous, standards aligned, innovative curriculum through Professional Developments

  • Incorporating teaching strategies that work (eg.TPRS)
  • Differentiated Instructions for Differentiated Learners
  • Intervention strategies for struggling students
next steps
Next Steps
  • Mandarin Immersion/Curriculum Meeting will be held three times a year.
  • Easy accessibility and updated information on website
    • http://www.barnardelementary.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=245857&type=d&pREC_ID=567385
    • Detailed Curriculum
      • Scope and Sequence
      • Expectationsin Oral Proficiency, Listening, Reading, and Writing for each grade level under the guidelines of ACFTL
next steps continued
Next Steps Continued
  • Parent Resources
    • Field trips observations to other Mandarin Schools
    • Useful links on Mandarin Education
    • Utilizing SDCOE Office of Language Acquisition Program/Mandarin
    • Mandarin Immersion Parents Network
next steps continued1
Next Steps Continued
  • MB Cluster School Collaboration for Mandarin Implementation Plan
  • Mandarin Resource Teacher/Coordinator to support our growing program
  • Continue to Network with Mandarin Immersion Schools and experts around the country to gain “Best Practice”
next steps for supplemental materials
Next Steps for Supplemental Materials
  • Creating a nook in the library for Mandarin, Korean, and Japanese books for check out.
  • Building an array of guided reading supplemental Mandarin books for teachers.
mandarin immersion links for parents
Mandarin Immersion Links for Parents
  • http://miparentscouncil.org/faq/
  • http://mandarin.sdcoe.net/
  • http://www.mandarininstitute.org/
  • http://english.hanban.org/node_7719.htm
  • http://www.chinesecio.com/
  • http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012
questions
Questions

Thank You and XieXie!

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