Dual Language Program

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  • 64% Hispanic/35% African-American. 2 Languages are Spanish and English
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  • Dual Language Program

    1. 1. The Dual-Language Program at Bruce-Monroe Elementary School @ Park View Bruce-Monroe Elementary School at Park View 3560 Warder, NW Washington, DC 20010
    2. 2. Welcome and Bienvenidos! <ul><li>Dr. Palacios </li></ul><ul><li>Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Monroe Elementary @ Park View </li></ul>
    3. 3. History of the Dual Language Program <ul><li>Established SY 2003-2004 in response to changing demographic of school population. </li></ul><ul><li>Dual-Language model chosen to provide same benefits to both language groups: the opportunity to learn a second language. </li></ul><ul><li>Began with Pre-K in 2003 and added a grade each year. Currently being implemented in Headstart thru Grade 4. </li></ul><ul><li>Next year we will serve Pre-K to 5 th grade. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Dual Language Program <ul><li>Students are split into two groups of dual language students and one English-only strand. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>The Dual Language students spend half of their day learning in one classroom in English… </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>… and the other half of their day learning in Spanish. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Who Teaches What? <ul><li>Students receive reading and social studies/science instruction from one teacher in English or Spanish and mathematics and writing instruction from the other teacher in the other language. </li></ul><ul><li>The teachers switch </li></ul><ul><li>instructional subjects </li></ul><ul><li>every 5-6 weeks. </li></ul>
    8. 8. How long are class periods? <ul><li>About 2 hours and 15 minutes/ teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Math: about 1 hour </li></ul><ul><li>Writing: about 1 hour </li></ul><ul><li>Reading: about 1.5-2 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Science/Social Studies: ~30-45 min </li></ul><ul><li>Specials: 45-50 minutes daily for Art, Science, Library, Physical Education, or Music </li></ul>
    9. 9. Benefits of Dual Language <ul><li>Research shows that students will: </li></ul><ul><li>score higher on standardized tests after at least 3 years in the program. </li></ul><ul><li>come from diverse backgrounds learning to appreciate a culture different from their own. </li></ul><ul><li>learn a second language at an early age achieving native-like fluency. </li></ul><ul><li>acquire gains in higher order thinking skills. </li></ul><ul><li>have the advantage of being fully prepared for the global community and workforce. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Parent and Community Involvement <ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly parent meetings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciation for both English and Spanish speakers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parent workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy nights </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom visits and support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second language classes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provision of childcare </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example Partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>with Community Organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>STEP </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Washington Ballet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Telling Stories Project </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Writer’s Workshop <ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul>
    12. 12. Dual Language Staff
    13. 13. Dual Language Classrooms
    14. 14. Leveled Classroom Libraries
    15. 15. Around the School: The Auditorium and the Science Room
    16. 16. Around the School: Student Work and the Gymnasium
    17. 17. School Library
    18. 18. Questions? ? ¿Preguntas? Contact us!
    19. 19. Thank you from Bruce Monroe @ Park View! ¡Gracias de Bruce Monroe @ Park View!

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