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Maryland World Languages Pipeline and STEM Project. Susan Spinnato, Ruby Costea, and Bonnie Pechulis Maryland State Department of Education MFLA Conference October 12, 2013. Outcomes. Participants will: Learn how world languages are being expanded to elementary schools in Maryland.

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maryland world languages pipeline and stem project

Maryland World Languages Pipeline and STEM Project

Susan Spinnato, Ruby Costea, and Bonnie Pechulis

Maryland State Department of Education

MFLA Conference

October 12, 2013

outcomes
Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Learn how world languages are being expanded to elementary schools in Maryland.
  • Examine the STEM-focused curricular modules.
  • Explore Maryland’s online assessment portfolio.
  • Develop strategies for adapting the modules for their own classrooms.
slide3

Race to the Top Maryland

World Languages

Pipeline Project

  • In 2010, Maryland was the only state to receive federal Race to the Top funding to support world languages.
overview of the pipelines project
Overview of the Pipelines Project
  • Grants to school systems for elementary programs
  • K-5 STEM-focused WL curriculum modules
  • Online CPD courses
  • Proficiency assessment portfolio
rttt wl grants
RTTT WL Grants
  • Year 1: Planning
  • Year 2: 4 programs in 4 counties  
  • Year 3: 4 programs in 3 counties
  • Year 4: 8 programs in 5 counties

A total of $560,000 was awarded to 39 schools.

stem focused wl modules process
STEM–focused WL Modules: Process
  • Contract national experts as advisors
  • Convene curriculum development workshops each July
  • Write–>Review–> Revise
  • Translate into Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish
  • Post online
  • Review user feedback
stem focused wl modules elements
STEM-focused WL Modules: Elements
  • Not designed to be stand-alone
  • Priorities: language development and cultural experiences
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STEM-focused WL Modules: Alignment

Aligned with:

  • STEM Standards of Practice
  • Maryland Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
  • Next Generation Science Standards of Science
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EXPLORATION

5Es

  • Objects and phenomena are explored.
  • Hands-on activities, with guidance

ENGAGEMENT

EVALUATION

EXPLANATION

  • Studentsexplain their understanding of concepts and processes.
  • New concepts and skills are introduced.
  • Students assess their knowledge, skills andabilities.
  • Activities permit evaluation of student development and lesson effectiveness.
  • Object, event, or question is used to engage students and make connections between what students know and can do.

ELABORATION

Activities allow students to apply concepts in contexts and build on or extend understanding and skill.

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WORLD LANGUAGE-STEM MODULE COVERSHEET

Different Phases of the Moon

2 4 what is matter

PowerPoints: What’s the Matter With Ice Cream?

2-4 What is Matter?

What is matter? What is matter?

Matter is everything.

Matter has mass.

Matter takes up space.

Matter makes up all things.

next steps
Next Steps
  • Feedback and revision of modules
  • MD LinguaFolio Jr. – available until 2015
  • Online Continuing Professional Development courses
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Questions and Comments? MSDE Modules http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/instruction/wl_escm.htm

Susan Spinnato

Director of Instructional Programs

[email protected]

Ruby Costea Bonnie Pechulis

World Languages Specialist MSDE World Languages Specialist MSDE

[email protected]@msde.state.md.us

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