www.spanisheducationalresources.com“Your one-stop shop”ESL, Spanish, Bilingual, CulturalEducational Resources Ivonne Díaz-Claisse, Ph.D. VP Product Development & Educational Consultant Tel. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Company • Over 30 yrs of service to the bilingual educational system in PR, large inventory and 70,000 square feet of warehouse and store facilities
Our Company • A group of educational consultants developing solutions that include: • Projects as large as providing solutions, training, technology for 2,000 schools • Teacher training and on-going support • Knowledge based that expands over 2,000 suppliers from the world • Capability to develop new materials as needed to suit a specific need (e.g. translation of books, publication of books, puzzles) • Grant writing support and curriculum development
Our Communities • Families are looking for resources to support the learning of Spanish for children at younger ages • Families that are bilingual need materials to continue reinforcing the learning process of the bilingual children • Many families are struggling to learn English and are looking for ESL materials • Many ELL families need immediate resources in their native language
Learning a second language at an early age... (Ref: Center of Advanced Linguistics) • Has a positive effect on intellectual growth • Enriches and enhances a child's mental development • Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening. • Improves a child's understanding of his/her native language. • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people s/he would otherwise not have the chance to know.
Learning a second language at an early age... • Gives a student a head start in language requirements for college. • Opens the door to other cultures and helps a child understand and appreciate people from other countries. • Increases job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a real asset. • Improved overall school performance • Superior problem-solving skills • A number of reports have demonstrated that children who have learned a second language earn higher SAT scores
Library Resources • DVDs, CD Roms, Music • Movies (VHS/DVD) • Books with CDs and/or cassettes • Books in CDs • Educational software • Access to applications via web based tools within the library • Puppets and other manipulatives • Mobile computer labs to deliver training and workshop • Web-based educational resources • Books, books, books!
Bilingual Books: Spanish • Types of bilingual books: • Two separate books • Two books within one • Repeated pages side by side • Each page with double text • One book with words in two languages
Spanish Literature Not all of us like the same things: a little boy shares the joys of being a tofu eating, bug loving, oldies dancing oddball. A multicultural look at left handed kids as they play, explore and create in a world designed for right handed people.
La Casita Misteriosa y Otros Cuentos Para Mejorar La Lectura Valioso libro de texto especialmente creado por Isabel Freire de Matos para niños que tienen dificultad en lectura, especialmente con lectura de fonemas consonánticos o sílabas trabadas o líquidas. Este hermoso libro incluye 12 cuentos, uno con cada fonema:
Cultural Awareness • Hispanic/Latino Cultural Journey Kit (Includes: books, musical instruments, puppets, music, videos) • Puerto Rico History and Culture Kit (Includes: puzzles, books, music, video, musical instruments) • Cultures of the World Kit (Includes: books in Spanish, books in English, music, arts & craft books, videos in Spanish, videos in English)
Program and Curriculum Development • Bilingual Story Telling Program • Monmouth County Headquarters Library • Eight sessions of 1hr each • Introduction to culture and language via stories, games, music and craft projects • Puppet Centers • “La bibliotequita” concept • “Ayuda para el padre” program • Workshop for ELL parents with emphasis in increasing awareness about their library existing resources • ESL program and resources
Parents Resources: Why in Spanish? • The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Hispanic population of the United States at 41.3million people as of July 1, 2004 -- making them the nation's largest race or ethnic minority, and 14 percent of the United States’ total population. By July 1, 2050 the Bureau estimates Hispanic Americans will make up 24 percent of the U.S. population. • Immediate needs: • Self help resources in Spanish • Parenting resources in Spanish • Information about careers in Spanish • ESL educational resources
ESL Educational Resources • English Discoveries OnLine • Powerful web-based tool to learn English (also available in CDs) • Self-paced or guided by instructor/administrator • Students that speak other languages can study side by side and have their lesson tailored to their language and their level • Placement test • Much more!
Our Products and Services • DVDs, CD Roms, Music • Movies (VHS/DVD) - New! Blue Planet in Spanish! • Books with CDs and/or cassettes • Books in CDs educational software • Access to applications via web based tools within the library • Puppets and other manipulatives • Mobile computer labs to deliver training and workshop • Web-based educational resources • Books, books, books! • Workshops, program and curriculum development • ELL parents resources including workshops
Contact Information • Please call me directly: 908-907-5290 • Write email: email@example.com • For specific projects we will identify the subject matter expert to contact you directly • Camera Mundi, Inc. (787) 743-4876 Our passion is education!