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  • GPS educates the whole child for success in the 21st Century. Intellectually, Emotionally, Physically. Not only the mind but the spirit though
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    1. 1. OPENING a World of Possibilities<br />AZLA Conference<br />Oct. 2010<br />Mandarin Chinese ProjectDVUSDPhoenix, AZ<br />
    2. 2. Mandarin Project Overview<br />3-year, $650,000 FLAP grant<br />Language instruction K-8 at 2 schools<br />Kindergarten – 15-45min Daily<br />1st-6th Grade – Specials 45 min/weekly<br />7th/8th – Exploratory – 45min/9wks<br />1st Grade Partial Immersion – expansion each year through 6th<br />K-12 Articulation and Beyond<br />HS Chinese Classes fall 2011<br />HS AP Chinese classes fall 2018<br />Partnership with ASU Confucius Institute, Hanban, and ASU Chinese Flagship<br />Immersion Goal – Intermediate High/Advanced low on ACTFL scale by HS Graduation<br />Exploratory Goal – Novice High/Intermediate Low on ACTFL scale by HS Graduation<br />
    3. 3. Shift Happens…<br />Shift Happens 2010 video<br />
    4. 4. Vision Goal<br />“What the best and wisest of parents wants for his own child, that must be what the community wants for all its children.”<br />John Dewey<br />
    5. 5. Vision Goals<br />Our Vision Goals are to create multi-generational and multi-national global communities that foster learning and leadership for the 21st century focused on creating a better world. Our vision goals guide what we want every learner to look like when they enter the global society as adults. Students and Staff will be engaged in:<br />Learning for the 21st Century<br />Leading for Success<br />Creating a Better World<br />
    6. 6. Vision Goal: Learn<br />Firebirds will become life long learners, fully equipped for success in the 21st Century.<br />Technologically Advanced and Globally Competent<br />Early Second Language<br />Brain-Friendly Acquisition<br />
    7. 7. Vision Goal: Lead<br />Firebirds will become healthy, wealthy and wise transformational leaders. First of themselves then in their families and in the world.<br />Diplomacy<br />Teamwork<br />
    8. 8. Vision Goal: Create<br />We cannot solve a problem at the same level of thinking at which we created it.<br /> Einstein<br />
    9. 9. International Connections<br />TCLP Grant<br />Sister Schools<br />National and International Resources<br />
    10. 10. TCLP Grant<br />
    11. 11. Sister Schools<br />Guest teachers<br />Student exchange<br />Collaborative Projects<br />Pen Pals<br />Science experiements<br />Cultural comparisons<br />Insert Ciji Welcome clip<br />
    12. 12. Hangzhou Foreign Language School<br />
    13. 13. Ciji Primary School<br />
    14. 14. National/International Resources<br />Provides resources and opportunities<br />Connection with other like-minded educators<br />Advocacy <br />
    15. 15. Putting it all together…<br />Mandarin Chinese Project:Opening a World of Possibilities<br />Quality<br />Sustainability<br />Credibility<br />Community<br />
    16. 16. Quality<br />Curriculum Development<br />Better Chinese<br />The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)<br />Hopkins Public Schools<br />Woodstock School, Portland Public Schools<br /><ul><li>Professional Development
    17. 17. Conferences
    18. 18. In-house PD
    19. 19. Lesson plan sharing
    20. 20. Video lessons
    21. 21. Teacher Mentoring</li></li></ul><li>Sustainability<br />Program visits<br />Parents, school officials, etc.<br />Media relations<br />AZ republic, local papers, 12 News School Solutions<br />School Board and District presentations<br />Parent relations<br />Informal coffee meetings<br />Parent Mandarin classes<br />Long term benefits<br />12 News School Solutions<br />
    22. 22. Credibility<br />Continual education of teachers, students and staff as to the importance of Global Education<br />Integrating language program into school culture<br />One strand of a global focus<br />Look for opportunities to bring others in<br />Continual program assessment<br />360 evaluations – teachers, students, parents, community<br />Monitor and adjust<br />
    23. 23. Challenges<br />Teacher Recruitment<br />Highly Qualified<br />Elementary Foreign Language Endorsement<br />Visa issues<br />
    24. 24. Opening a world of possibilities for your students…<br />Be innovative in using resources<br />Be persistent<br />Don’t be afraid to try and fail<br />Continually educate people about the need for quality language education in Elementary<br />Collaborate with others<br />

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