Advocacy

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These slides represent a revised version of a STARTALK 2009 presentation given by Cherice Montgomery at the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center at Iowa State University.

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Advocacy

  1. 1. Cherice Montgomery Brigham Young University STARTALK 2009
  2. 2. Advocacy <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why bother? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we do it? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Advocacy: A perspective that guides interaction Perspectives: Why? Products: What? Practices: How?
  4. 4. iPod Interviews <ul><li>What STRATEGIES do you think would be successful in advocating for Chinese language education? </li></ul><ul><li>What INFORMATION might you share about Chinese language learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What SUCCESSES have you had in your program that you could share? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Advocacy Role Play 1 <ul><li>Your role is: Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task is to mentor a colleague </li></ul><ul><li>The problem is enrollment . Students think their overall GPA will be affected if they elect Chinese because it is too hard. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advocacy Role Play 2 <ul><li>Your role is: Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task is to mentor a colleague </li></ul><ul><li>The problem is funding for supplies, activities, and professional development in the Chinese program. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advocacy Role Play 3 <ul><li>Your role is: Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task is to mentor a colleague </li></ul><ul><li>The problem is time : how to convince fellow teachers and parents that we need more scheduled time to make Chinese teaching and learning successful in the school. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Your role is: Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task is to mentor a colleague </li></ul><ul><li>The problem is curriculum development : the administration has unclear expectations for the Chinese program, the teacher has no help and feels “lost” as she tries to set up her goals and map her curriculum. Your colleague is also not sure if it is okay to ask opinions from another Chinese teacher. </li></ul>Advocacy Role Play 4
  9. 9. What does it mean to mentor? Perspectives: Vision Practices: Challenge Learning HOW? WHY? WHAT? School ommunity Sense & Meaning Involvement Closure Prior Knowledge Mediate Mental Models Products: Support
  10. 11. References <ul><li>Montgomery, Cherice. (2007, July 4). Celebrate. Photo taken at the Meridian Township 4 th of July Fireworks Display, Okemos, MI. </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery, Cherice. (2007, July 4). Focus. Photo taken at the Meridian Township 4 th of July Fireworks Display in Okemos, Michigan. </li></ul><ul><li>Rodriguez, Julio. (2009). Iowa logo. STARTALK: Mentoring, Leadership, & Change in the K-12 Chinese Classroom. National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, Iowa State University. </li></ul><ul><li>Ugalde, Miguel. (2005, September 17). Sxc-ipod 1. Stock Xchng. Retrieved October 17, 2009, from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/373502. Used under a standard Stock Xchng license. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. </li></ul><ul><li>To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. </li></ul>

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