“Jiayou!”- A FLAP Program at Boston Public Schools

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  • “Jiayou!”- A FLAP Program at Boston Public Schools

    1. 1. National Chinese Language Conference April 12-14, 2012 Presenters:Yu-Lan Lin, Gail Wang & Mary Cazabon
    2. 2. GoalsSharing, reviewing, discussing and critiquing
    3. 3. Boston Public Schools FLAP Team 3
    4. 4. 1. FLAP Goals (K-12) 1. IncreaseMeasurable Students’ Mandarin ExpectedObjectives Outcomes Proficiency 2. Increase Teacher Mastery 3. Increase accelerated course offerings (secondary) 4. Create fully articulated curriculum units 5. Create reflective systems feedback for teachers and students.
    5. 5. Boston Jiayou FLAP Activities Boston FLAP 3 YR Professional Development 3 YR Pl an Curri cul um. Development & Assessment Mandarin Improved AP & DVD Product/ Student Coll egeSeries Process Learning Level Classes Eval uation 5
    6. 6. Overview: Building on BPS Chinese Thematic Curriculum Units Incorporates listening, speaking, reading and writing & 5 C’s e get do w How e? How can ther comparisons be made between the Jiayou Units “known” and the “new”? K-12 Wh lesson at kinds of are ne s and pract e ic key pe ded to mas es rforma te nces? rMA Foreign Language Curriculum Frameworks American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Infusion of MA Content Curriculum Frameworks Curriculum 6
    7. 7. BPS FLAP Themes
    8. 8. K-12 Articulation Benchmarks
    9. 9. Multiple Entry Articulation Chart
    10. 10. Theme: Myself Stage I ( for ES)Proficiency Stage I –Low Stage I –Mid Stage I- HighBenchmarksText Type Single word -Single word -Mostly short Isolated words Words sentences -Memorized -A string of short phrases sentences -Simple -Use a few sentences cohesive devisesLanguage Greet and State one’s Ask and answerFunctions respond to name and grade simple questions greetings Count 0-20Example
    11. 11. BPS Recursive Cycle Design Process
    12. 12. Teacher Professional Development
    13. 13. Professional Development in Action!
    14. 14. http://bpsjiayou.wikispaces.com/
    15. 15. BPS Chinese Jiayou FLAP Program Language ProficiencyCommon Formative Assessments Grades Test A Test B K-4 Oral Oral 5-8 Part 1: Oral Under development Part 2: Literacy 9-12 Part 1: Oral Under development Part 2: Literacy
    16. 16. Assessment: K-4/5-8/9-12 (Interpersonal Communication)• K-4: “ 你叫什么名字?” “你几岁?”• 5-8: “ 你住在哪里?” “你的好朋友是谁?”• 9-12: 你的爱好是什么? 你最喜欢的课是什么?为什么? 你为什么学中文? 你为什么想到中国学习?
    17. 17. Assessment: Gr. 9-12
    18. 18. Assessment : Gr. 9-12
    19. 19. HIGHLIGHTS FROMEVALUATION
    20. 20. Sampling of K-4 Students
    21. 21. LET’S EXAMINE DATA INMULTIPLE WAYS BYCOHORTS OF STUDENTS
    22. 22. Sample Target Data for Performance• Cohort A: 85% of 53 students in grades 11/12 (who started Mandarin Program in Kindergarten) will reach pre-advanced level.• Cohort B: 85% of 25 students in grades 11/12 (who started Mandarin Program in 7th & 8th grade) will reach intermediate mid-high level.• Cohort C: 85% of 105 students in grade 5 (who started Mandarin Program in Kindergarten) will reach Novice High level.
    23. 23. Forty-five studentsrepresenting 85% of 53students in total whohave completed a fullyarticulated Chineseprogram fromkindergarten throughgrades 11 and 12achieved Intermediate toAdvanced levels inChinese proficiency asmeasured by TSOR.Cohort A reached targetproficiency. October 2011 Results Cohort A: K-12
    24. 24. Fourteen studentsrepresenting 56% of 25students in total who havecompleted a fullyarticulated Chineseprogram from grades 7/8through grades 11 and 12achieved Intermediate toAdvanced levels in Chineseproficiency as measured byTSOR. Cohort B did notreach target proficiency.October 2011 Results Cohort B: Gr. 7-12
    25. 25. Seventy-five studentsrepresenting 71% of 105students in total who havecompleted a fullyarticulated Chineseprogram from gradesKindergarten through grade8 achieved Novice High orhigher levels in Chineseproficiency as measured byTSOR. Cohort C did notreach target proficiency.October 2011 Results Cohort C: Gr. K-5
    26. 26. BPS Recursive Cycle Design Process

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