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1. Worcester County Technical High School

2. Worcester County Technical High School

5. Worcester Technical High School: Our history

6. Our school’s mission: The mission of Worcester Technical High School, a public secondary school which offers students in grades 10 through 12 the opportunity to prepare for both the world of work and post secondary education, is to provide high quality career education and training programs through holistic teaching and learning.

8. Spanish for Health Occupations

9. Worcester Technical High School Worcester County, Maryland 24 students each year enroll in Health Occupations 24 students each year complete the Work Study Program An average of 14 students per semester enroll in Protective Services After the two year program at least 6 students complete internships with County and City law enforcement agencies

10. Worcester County Population Population of Hispanic or Latino origin estimate 2006: 2%-2.7% In 1990 there were 275 people of Hispanic origin In 2005 there were 887 Percentage change: 222.5% *US Census Bureau State and County Quick Facts

11. Worcester County Student Population Students of Hispanic origin represent 3.3% of the total student population 261 out of 7874 Not all of these students speak Spanish * Worcester County Board of Education Data

12. The Community Needs Us The Hispanic population is growing in our community 2% of the population in Worcester County speak Spanish at home 10% of the Hispanic population does not speak English 17% do not speak English well The number of Hispanic residents may be greater than statistics show * City-Data.com

13. What professionals say: “My Career as a nurse has taken many different paths, ER, OR, Superior, and now community health services. Many times throughout my 25+ years I have found the need to communicate with Spanish speaking clients. In order to provide safe and competent care for this clientele, a Spanish course is essential for both client and health care providers.” Wicomico County, MD nurse

14. “At the Academy we take a course called Survival Spanish where we learn words in Spanish that we use when we come in contact with Spanish speakers. We practice scenarios and we learn to identify words in Spanish that may signify that we are in danger. We learn words in Spanish for our protection.” Lieutenant from Worcester County Sheriff Department

15. “A few reasons nurses should learn to speak Spanish are: - The nurse would know the information is given accurately - The information would be given in a more timely manner - The majority of our Spanish speaking clients learn from information given orally and demonstrated due to low literacy.” Somerset County, MD Field Nurse working with migrant workers

16. Captain Kirstein from the Ocean City, Maryland Police Department has stated that: “ Police officers who can speak Spanish receive a $1,000 bonus.” He further said that there is a need for Spanish speaking police officers in the area, noting that people who speak Spanish often revert to their native language when they are in crisis and that it is comforting to have someone who speaks Spanish help them or direct them in their time of need.

17. And because… we wouldn’t want this to happen

18. Some facts: A growing Hispanic population will come in contact with public service institutions such as the Health Department and the Police Department Few or none of the employees can speak Spanish Translators must be contacted via the phone

19. We have proposed the course: “Spanish for Careers” How will the students benefit? Students who complete the course will gain skills that distinguish them among other job applicants. These students will stand out because of their ability to communicate in Spanish.

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22. Mr. Gordy, Protective Services Instructor

23. Spanish for Careers How will the community benefit? As a result of the training, students will become valuable assets to the institutions where they intern and they will, in turn, provide direction and instruction in Spanish to others in their field of work.

24. Pilot Unit: Topics Introducing oneself: explain who you are, tell your name Asking questions: gathering information and assessing the situation Asking questions about health Parts of the body/ asking about pain Finding out about people/ family members An accident/ an incident to call the police: finding the details, getting personal information Giving commands in an emergency Learning commands and dialogue lines for the hospital and a traffic stop

25. Day One: Introducing oneself: explain who you are, tell your name Asking questions: gathering information and assessing the situation A. Greetings and introducing oneself: explain who you are, tell your name Buen día }Good day Buenos días}Good day Buenas tardes Good afternoon Buenas noches Good night To say who you are: Soy______Iam____

26. B. Asking questions: assessing the situation ¿Habla inglés? Do you speak English? ¿Necesita ayuda? Do you need help? ¿Puedo ayudarle? Can I help you? C. Gathering information: ¿Cómo se llama? ¿Cuántos años tiene? What do you call yourself? How old are you? ¿Cuál es su apellido? ¿Cuál es su dirección? What is your last name? What is your address? ¿Cuál es su número de teléfono? What is your telephone number?

27. Day One- What our students learned:

28. Day Two: Asking questions about health Parts of the body/ asking about pain ¿Cómo está? How are you? ¿Tiene dolor? Do you have pain? ¿Está lastimado? Are you hurt? ¿Dónde le duele? Where does it hurt? ¿Qué le duele? What hurts? (Students learned the parts of the body)

29. Day two- What our students learned

30. Day Three Finding out about people/ family members An accident/ an incident to call the police: finding the details, getting personal information A. Finding out about people/ family members: ¿Quién es? Who is it? ¿Quién necesita ayuda? Who needs help? (Students learned family names) B. An accident/ an incident to call the police: finding the details ¿Qué pasó? What happened? C. When? ¿Cuándo pasó? When did it happen? D. Where? ¿Dónde pasó? Where did it happen? (Students learned times of the day, time expressions and the names of various places)

31. Day three- What students learned:

32. Day Four Giving commands in an emergency Learning commands and dialogue lines for the hospital and a traffic stop Students learned commands specific to their careers and prepared the scenario for the presentation

33. Day Four- Scenarios

34. Mini-Unit Highlights Students communicated in Spanish Students learned basic vocabulary Students were able to ask simple questions Students participated in simulations of health and law enforcement emergencies

35. Student self-evaluations 24 students responded

36. Our students say: “I thought this activity was interesting. I got something out of it in only a weeks’ time. I believe a full semester of this would be very beneficial.” “It was nice for the two classes to work together because we are in public service.” “I really enjoyed the activity. I hope I can remember what I learned when I become a policeman because I know it will help.” “It was a lot of fun and I hope this will be a class in the future.”

37. “I would have learned more if we had more time.” “It was a fun experience.” “It was pretty cool to learn.” “If it was longer I could have learned more.” “I think this program is useful, but just not for me.” “I learned a lot of important Spanish that I will definitely use.” “I think it’s really important for health providers to know some Spanish.” “Was a good learning experience.”

38. Long-term plans Worcester Technical High School will pioneer a semester-long, elective course called “Spanish for Careers” According to representatives of the North East Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, there are NO programs like this one at the high school level in the North East region…

39. Yet Worcester Technical High School is proposing the course called “Spanish for Careers” to be offered in the 2009- 2010 academic year Worcester Technical High School 6290 Worcester Highway Newark, Maryland 21841 (410) 632-5058 Fax: (410) 632-5059

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