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    1. Polk County Public Schools Dual Language Program Presentation to School Board requesting continuation and expansion of the program

    2. Schools involved in 2006-2007 Alta Vista Elementary Luis Alvarez Eastside Elementary Sharon Hartwig Lake Marion Creek School Gerardo Ibarra Sandhill Elementary Sue Buckner Wahneta Elementary Victor Duncan

    3. Alta Vista Elementary Mr. Luis Alvarez Principal Deneece Dudeck Assistant Principal Antonia Allen Resource teacher Robynn Goodwin Kindergarten English teacher Maria Moreno Kindergarten Spanish teacher

    4. Alta Vista Elementary DIBELS scores 2nd assessment Parent surveys 100% of respondents want their child to continue in the Dual Language program LuisLuis

    5. Eastside Elementary Mrs. Sharon Hartwig Principal Sue Bizerra Assistant Principal Johna Jozwiak Assistant Principal Mildred Lopez Resource teacher Clotilde Marrero Kindergarten Spanish teacher Maria Medina Kindergarten Spanish teacher Lisa Myrick Kindergarten English teacher Lisa Nelson Kindergarten English teacher Sharon & Sue BizerraSharon & Sue Bizerra

    6. Eastside Elementary DIBELS scores 2nd assessment Parent surveys 100% of respondents want their child to continue in the Dual Language program Sharon and SueSharon and Sue

    7. Lake Marion Creek Elementary Mr. Gerardo Ibarra Principal Polly Bruno Assistant Principal Sheila Gregory Assistant Principal Yadira Abadia Kindergarten Spanish teacher Lourdes Aviles Kindergarten English teacher Marbellys Diaz Kindergarten Spanish teacher Vivian Vargas Kindergarten English teacher Gerardo Gerardo

    8. Lake Marion Creek Elementary DIBELS scores 2nd assessment Parent surveys 100% of respondents want their child to continue in the Dual Language program GerardoGerardo

    9. Sandhill Elementary Mrs. Sue Buckner Principal Ruth Reimer Assistant Principal Norm Schussele Resource teacher Blacina Jabiel Reading teacher Joyce Ruis Kindergarten English teacher Nirma Torres Kindergarten Spanish teacher Norm/SueNorm/Sue

    10. Sandhill Elementary DIBELS scores 2nd assessment Parent surveys 100% of respondents want their child to continue in the Dual Language program Norm/SueNorm/Sue

    11. Wahneta Elementary Mr. Victor Duncan Principal Lisa Myers Assistant Principal Kari Groover Resource teacher Maria Martinez Kindergarten Spanish teacher Darlene Strickland Kindergarten English teacher VictorVictor

    12. Wahneta Elementary DIBELS scores 2nd assessment Parent surveys 100% of respondents want their child to continue in the Dual Language program VictorVictor

    13. Polk County Dual Language Immersion Model - Kindergarten Languages Spanish & English; 50/50 Instructional model Each class 9 Spanish speaking students; 9 English speaking students Kindergarten implementation 2006-2007 add a grade each year Paired teachers 1 biliterate heritage Spanish speaker, 1 heritage English speaker 90-minute English reading block daily 90-minute Spanish language arts daily Math presentation in English; Math practice in Spanish Social Studies taught in Spanish, Science taught in English reverse in alternating years Bilingual culture promoted school-wide

    14. Dual Language Benefits Enhancement program, not remediation Additive bilingualism, not subtractive Students become bilingual, biliterate, & multicultural Rate of English language acquisition increased Students FCAT at or above grade level by grade 3 or 4 Another choice program for parents Professional development and collaboration opportunities for teachers Many family involvement opportunities

    15. Dual Language Challenges Finding highly qualified bilingual, biliterate teachers Lag in initial literacy development Buy-in from all stakeholders Continuing staff development Funding for Spanish materials and staff development Ongoing family involvement Chane These challenges will be further explained in the next few slides.Chane These challenges will be further explained in the next few slides.

    16. Challenge 1: Finding highly qualified bilingual, biliterate teachers AmyAmy

    17. Challenge 2: Lag in initial literacy development DIBELS gains IDEL gains AmyAmy

    18. Challenge 3: Buy-in from all stakeholders Parents Teachers Students Administrators District Community AmyAmy

    19. Challenge 4: Continuing staff development CABE, NABE, NMABE, OELA Summer institutes Monthly professional development seminars scheduled for teachers Regular meetings of Dual Language Learning Community AmyAmy

    20. Challenge 5: Funding for Spanish materials and staff development Consumables Textbook adoptions Media services Amy Textbook adoptions will lower the materials cost. Ongoing expense is the consumables for replenishing doubly (each kid gets English and Spanish).Amy Textbook adoptions will lower the materials cost. Ongoing expense is the consumables for replenishing doubly (each kid gets English and Spanish).

    21. Challenge 6: Ongoing family involvement Parent testimonials Parent surveys Amy to Doris Play video clips and/or read qualitative parent feedbackAmy to Doris Play video clips and/or read qualitative parent feedback

    22. Dual Language Timeline RobinRobin

    23. Continued Dual Language Continued professional development DL presentations for parents and community Highly qualified staff Carefully selected students Summer Institute Parent Leadership Teams Community Sponsors Chane Use current teachers to help facilitate new DL institutes Based on all of this we are requesting approval for continuation of the DL program for next year with these schools and any school in the future who requests approval. Newly interested schools could shadow an already implemented school. Thank you!Chane Use current teachers to help facilitate new DL institutes Based on all of this we are requesting approval for continuation of the DL program for next year with these schools and any school in the future who requests approval. Newly interested schools could shadow an already implemented school. Thank you!

    24. Schools joining the DL Program Jesse Keen Elementary Linda Ray Laurel Elementary Julia Allen Palmetto Elementary Luis Alvarez Sleepy Hill Elementary Gay Martin Snively Elementary School of Choice JoAnn McKinney