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  • Conversational fluency in a new language takes one to three years and develops both inside and outside the classroom.
    Complex academic language that is crucial for school success takes place in the classroom and takes much longer than three years.
    ELL students are not one dimensional.
    The background knowledge they bring with them ranges from limited to extensive.
    Their level of literacy ranges from very competent in their own language to no reading/writing skills in any language.
    Their economic level ranges from extreme poverty to middle and upper class.
    They represent more than 40 different spoken languages.
  • The fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something

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  • 1. Parent Support helps student achievement Welcome to Parent UniversityWelcome to Parent University
  • 2. Poornima D’SouzaPoornima D’Souza Email:Email: Poornima.dsouza@k12.sd.usPoornima.dsouza@k12.sd.us Twitter: @pord_33Twitter: @pord_33 PARENT UNIVERSITYPARENT UNIVERSITY Empowering Parents with Technology & Language Skills
  • 3. First, Let’s get to know each other…First, Let’s get to know each other…
  • 4. Question?Question? And you?And you?  A little about yourself…A little about yourself…  How many children and what schools?How many children and what schools?  OccupationOccupation  What country are you from?What country are you from?  What languages do you speak?What languages do you speak?
  • 5.  Culture and Sex Education Welcome to Parent UniversityWelcome to Parent University
  • 6. We have 61 First Languages and about 71 dialects Some of them are:  Spanish (español)  Ukranian (украї́нська)  Tigrinya (tigriññā)  Kayah  Khran  Nuer  Swahili (Kiswahili)  Kunama  Kirundi (Rundi)  Arabic ((‫العربية‬ al- arabiyyah )ʿ  Amharic (Amar ñña)ə  Vietnamese (tiếng Việt, Việt ngữ)  Somalian (Afsoomaali ‫)الصومالية‬  Dinka About Sioux Falls School DistrictAbout Sioux Falls School District
  • 7. Bienvenidas GUATEMALA Hola Marhaban MEXICO ETHIOPIA ERITREA Simad’d’a We all smile in the same language.
  • 8. 1996  English Language Learners 420 2011  English Language Learners 1,810 Student demographicsStudent demographics
  • 9. ELL Students Enrollment 0 500 1000 1500 2000 Years #ofstudents 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 The Ell enrollment rose from 280 students in 1996 to 1790 in 2010 Sioux Falls School District Enrollment
  • 10. Selam Simad’d’a HolaChào mung ETHIOPIA VIETNAM AFRICA GUATEMALA Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common
  • 11. 254% growth in 13 years More than 61 spoken languages *unofficial count Growing DiversityGrowing Diversity
  • 12.  I want you to know how much I care before I care how much you know Goal: Building Relationships
  • 13. Cultures differ from country to country Different Cultures Different Beliefs
  • 14. Question?Question?  How do you educate your child about sex awarenessHow do you educate your child about sex awareness in your country?in your country?  Discuss with your partnerDiscuss with your partner  Report to the groupReport to the group
  • 15. Parents are the first teachersParents are the first teachers Our mission - Parents as First Teachers is to:Our mission - Parents as First Teachers is to:  Provide sex education at home as expectation differsProvide sex education at home as expectation differs from country to countryfrom country to country  Differing sexual mores, values, and customsDiffering sexual mores, values, and customs  Take support from the world outside the family –Take support from the world outside the family – relatives, friends…relatives, friends…  Take support from religious leaders in your cultureTake support from religious leaders in your culture  Be responsible for setting sexual limitsBe responsible for setting sexual limits  Encourage your teenage children to abstain from sexEncourage your teenage children to abstain from sex
  • 16. Parents are the first teachersParents are the first teachers  Be clear about your own sexual values and attitudes.Be clear about your own sexual values and attitudes.  Talk with your children early and often about sex,Talk with your children early and often about sex, and be specificand be specific  Talk with your children about your family's religionTalk with your children about your family's religion and teach them that sex should be an expression ofand teach them that sex should be an expression of love within marriagelove within marriage  Supervise and monitor your children and adolescents.Supervise and monitor your children and adolescents.  Know your children's friends and their families.Know your children's friends and their families.
  • 17. If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. Yin dee torn lap Hola Marhaba n Bon jou LAOSSIERRA LEONE GUATEMALA EGYPT
  • 18. Cultures - perception about teachers  In charge of school  Knows best  Ultimate authority
  • 19. Teachers at school in the U.S.Teachers at school in the U.S. The responsibility of teachers at school is to:The responsibility of teachers at school is to:  Teach language, content and math skillsTeach language, content and math skills  Teach music and PETeach music and PE  Teach Character CountsTeach Character Counts  Are responsible for only school workAre responsible for only school work
  • 20. Teachers at schoolTeachers at school The teachers at school:The teachers at school:  Are not responsible for what happens outside of schoolAre not responsible for what happens outside of school  Do not instruct on moral behaviorDo not instruct on moral behavior  Do not provide advice or suggestionsDo not provide advice or suggestions  Are not responsible for setting sexual limitsAre not responsible for setting sexual limits
  • 21. MEXICOAFRICA Welkom GUATEMALA Bienvenidas Buenos dias MEXICO Hola Variety is the spice of life!
  • 22.  Abstinence is the only 100% way to prevent pregnancy  Abstinence is the only way to prevent sexually transmitted infections STIs  Family or religious beliefs are a reason that people choose to be abstinent. AbstinenceAbstinence
  • 23. Some important points…Some important points… Some teaching objectives for parents:Some teaching objectives for parents:  Abstinence from sexual activity outside marriage is theAbstinence from sexual activity outside marriage is the expected standardexpected standard  Abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way toAbstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out of wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases,avoid out of wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and other associated health problemsand other associated health problems  Sexual activity outside the context of marriage is likely to haveSexual activity outside the context of marriage is likely to have harmful psychological and physical effectsharmful psychological and physical effects  Bearing children out of wedlock is likely to have harmfulBearing children out of wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for the child, the child’s parents, and societyconsequences for the child, the child’s parents, and society  Alcohol and drug use increases vulnerability to sexualAlcohol and drug use increases vulnerability to sexual advancesadvances
  • 24.  In some cultures “No” means “Yes”  In the U.S. the word “No” means “NO” The meaning of NoThe meaning of No
  • 25. Some important points…Some important points… Some teaching objectives for parents:Some teaching objectives for parents:  Enforce curfew and set explicit expectationsEnforce curfew and set explicit expectations  Establish common rules and expectationsEstablish common rules and expectations  Let your child know about your strong feelings and discourageLet your child know about your strong feelings and discourage dating and take a strong standdating and take a strong stand  Let your kids know that you value education highlyLet your kids know that you value education highly  Be very attentive to your children's progress in school andBe very attentive to your children's progress in school and intervene early if things aren't going well.intervene early if things aren't going well.  Know what your kids are watching, reading, and listening to.Know what your kids are watching, reading, and listening to.  Monitor computer time and linksMonitor computer time and links
  • 26. Some important points…Some important points… Some teaching objectives for parents:Some teaching objectives for parents:  Talk to them about the sexually transmitted infections.Talk to them about the sexually transmitted infections. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/std/Pages/default.aspx
  • 27. MEXICO Bienvenidas Selam AFRICA Hola EL SALVADOR ETHIOPIA Marhaban We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
  • 28. Sela m Bienvenid as Wilujeng Sumping Hola THE END. Hello
  • 29. Questions?  Do you have questions for us?  How do you want the school to help you?
  • 30. Basa sunda SUDAN Soo dhawoow SOMALIA SUDAN Wilujeng Sumping MEXICO Bienvenidas “Variety is the soul of pleasure.”
  • 31. •Delicious Book marks: pord_33Delicious Book marks: pord_33 •Twitter:Twitter: pord_33pord_33 •Diigo:Diigo: pord_33pord_33 •DeliciousDelicious – pord_33– pord_33 •Email :Email : pord_33@yahoo.compord_33@yahoo.com •Wiki:Wiki: http://http://poornima.wikispaces.compoornima.wikispaces.com// •Linguisitics:Linguisitics: http://http://enllinguistics.wikispaces.comenllinguistics.wikispaces.com// •Diversity & ParentalDiversity & Parental InvolementInvolement NingNing