<ul><li>Integrated cultural learning dimension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nativ...
<ul><li>Upper level university students  or certified teachers from Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Well-trained; good lan...
<ul><li>Amy Harper-Wallace   </li></ul><ul><li>Principal, Elon Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Burlington, NC </li></ul>
Elon Elementary - Language Immersion   <ul><li>Kindergarten Fall 2008 with 24 students </li></ul><ul><li>Information to al...
Splash! immersion students  perform  at or above level  compared to students in the same school
Cohort 1 Achievement, 2008-2009 <ul><li>At end of Kindergarten year, class above other 4 K classes in: </li></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Highest scores on  </li></ul><ul><li>Universal screener (AIMSWEB)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 2 fall, winter and ...
Cohort 2 Y1 Achievement 2009 – 2010 (Kindergarten year) <ul><li>At end of Kindergarten year: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 of 2...
<ul><li>Evaluacíon del desarrollo de lectura  (EDL)  Spanish adaptation  of the  Developmental Reading Assessment  (DRA) <...
SPLASH! <ul><li>Comprehensive Literacy Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research based practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro...
 
 
<ul><li>Best practices in literacy instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Language acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Language teaching ...
 
 
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  • Introduce yourself. Brief history of VIF – 20+ years as a partner to schools in providing international education and learning experiences through exposure and experience with international teachers. In the last few years, with the growing awareness for the need for internationalized learning, VIF has expanded the program beyond exchange teachers to offer global awareness programs and the Splash! Language Immersion program.
  • Beyond rote memorization: Language immersion for proficiency and global competence. We need to prepare students for the 21 st century.
  • Acquisition of a second language, global awareness and cultural understanding… 21 st century skills necessary to not only compete in our global marketplace, but to communicate and collaborate effectively in our jobs, our communities as the world becomes increasingly more connected.
  • Our Splash! Language Immersion program has been implemented in 10 NC schools K-3. This model is focused on providing students and strong academic foundation bolstered with measured success. [WATCH VIDEO – this is linked to YouTube, but you may need to bring the CD]
  • Experienced team of educators from VIF to support the Splash! program at schools. Superintendent, Principal of leading language immersion program, Language teacher and international recruitment, Deputy superintendent. Educate and involve parents in the process Work with school and key staff members to align goals and objectives (literacy coach) Mentor principals in the field of language immersion
  • Unique aspect of the program – implemented by international educators for integrated cultural learning dimension. Other notes: Rigorous selection process is validated based on legal and professional standards for employee selection and measures teacher competency through multiple selection hurdles
  • Introduce Amy Harper-Wallace, Principal at Elon Elementary, Burlington, NC. You may want to add 1-2 bullets on the type of school, when the program started, how many classes…
  • English Achievement Using English achievement to promote language immersion programs (school assessment)
  • Theoretical principals, research findings and bibliographical resources: CARLA CAL WIDA Standards for foreign language learning DPI languages websites National and international conferences
  • Beyond Rote Memorization

    1. 10. <ul><li>Integrated cultural learning dimension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Native speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly qualified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World language learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rigorous selection process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High expectations </li></ul></ul>
    2. 11. <ul><li>Upper level university students or certified teachers from Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Well-trained; good language models </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>International perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Education collaborative projects </li></ul>
    3. 12. <ul><li>Amy Harper-Wallace </li></ul><ul><li>Principal, Elon Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Burlington, NC </li></ul>
    4. 13. Elon Elementary - Language Immersion <ul><li>Kindergarten Fall 2008 with 24 students </li></ul><ul><li>Information to all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various teachers visited other sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prospective parents visited other sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent information session in February </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Careful selection of teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(native Spanish speaker) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experience in education of K-2 students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrate Literacy First components (district mandate) into Literacy rotations </li></ul>
    5. 14. Splash! immersion students perform at or above level compared to students in the same school
    6. 15. Cohort 1 Achievement, 2008-2009 <ul><li>At end of Kindergarten year, class above other 4 K classes in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of students above goal on running record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retell scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concepts of print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Frequency words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter identification </li></ul></ul>
    7. 16. <ul><li>Highest scores on </li></ul><ul><li>Universal screener (AIMSWEB) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 2 fall, winter and spring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Went from 7.56 to 15.03 digits per minute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Grade 1 avg.13.12 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oral reading Fluency (AIMSWEB) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 2 spring and end of year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Went from 33.3 to 49.91 words per minute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Grade 1 avg 39.8 </li></ul></ul>Cohort 1 Achievement, 2009-2010 (Y2)
    8. 17. Cohort 2 Y1 Achievement 2009 – 2010 (Kindergarten year) <ul><li>At end of Kindergarten year: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 of 24 students above grade level goal on running record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concepts of print was 2 nd highest in Kindergarten, only 3 students working in lowest percentile range. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 7 students had not completely mastered the 1 st grade literacy skills (phoneme deletion initial and final sound) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter sound fluency and Number identification highest in Kindergarten on spring AIMSWEB (Spanish) </li></ul></ul>
    9. 18. <ul><li>Evaluacíon del desarrollo de lectura (EDL) Spanish adaptation of the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) </li></ul><ul><li>High Frequency Words (HFW) * </li></ul><ul><li>K-3 Literacy Assessment * </li></ul><ul><li>* Splash! instrument </li></ul>
    10. 19. SPLASH! <ul><li>Comprehensive Literacy Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research based practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional collaboration </li></ul></ul>
    11. 22. <ul><li>Best practices in literacy instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Language acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Language teaching methodologies </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Development and implementation of grade level pacing guides </li></ul>

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