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  • 1. BIENVENIDOS WELCOME TAMARA LINARES GIFTED TEACH21 TAMARA.LINARES@CHEROKEE.K12.GA.US 2013-2014 ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL  
  • 2. EHS Mission Statement Graduating Life- Long Learners and  Productive  Community and  Global Citizens.
  • 3. Parents……………… Without you, teachers would not have a job. Thank  you for the opportunity to serve you and your child.  Please get involved with your child’s EHS  experience. Research has proven that when parents and teachers  work together, everyone benefits: students tend to  earn higher grades, perform better on tests, attend  school more regularly, have better behavior, and  show more positive attitudes toward themselves and  toward school.
  • 4. PARENT/TEACHER COMMUNICATION    Communication amongst parents,  teachers and students is very important  and allows us to work as a team.  Please  email me with your questions or  concerns.  I will make every effort to  reply to your email as soon as possible.  Sending a note with your child works  well also.  Email:   tamara.linares@cherokee.k12.ga. us
  • 5. EHS SIP 2012-2013
  • 6. BALD/BYLD Bring a learning device Bring your learning device Students must have their phones upside down  (screen down) on their table before class starts if it is  even out at all. I will go to BALD certification in November. 
  • 7. Course Content  A brief review will be done first. Content will include new and old grammar along with essential vocabulary. Hispanic culture will be explored through readings, internet, cultural projects, field trip and foods.  Materials:  Notebook: A 3-ring binder, plenty of paper and dividers, pens or pencils, usb is helpful, markers or colored pencils, highlighters, sticky notes  Welcomed Donation:  Viva paper towels  Bandaids  Reams of colored paper
  • 8. Sra. Linares’s Horario 1st Spanish 4 Honors 2nd Spanish 3 Honors 3rd Lunch 4th Spanish 3 Honors 5th Spanish 4 Honors 6th Planning 7th Spanish 3 Honors *National Spanish Honor Society Advisor
  • 9. What are Honor’s Classes? Fostering independent learning More rigorous and in depth learning Implementation of differentiation strategies at different levels of complexity and with different amounts of teacher support. Communicative activities focus on the same topics as in on-level Spanish class, but completion requires different levels of sophistication and a higher and more challenging level of linguistic performance and competence.
  • 10. What the flip is a flipped classroom? The flipped classroom constitutes a role change for instructors who give up their front-of-the-class position in favor of a more collaborative and cooperative contribution to the teaching process. There is also a change in the role of students who are used to being passive participants in the education process, where instruction is served to them. The flipped model puts more of the responsibility for learning on the shoulders of students and also provides differentiation for those students.-Bobby Blount Assistant Superintendent of Accountability,Technology and Strategic Planning
  • 11. Important Dates & Reminders EHS school calendar EHS important dates
  • 12. GRADING Homework………………………………...……..10% Participation/ Classwork…………………….25% Formative Assessments /Projects…………25% Summative Assessments………………….....30% Mid-term/Final Exam ……………………..….10%
  • 13. Grading Acronyms HW- homework Class Part- class participation Form Asses- formative assessment Sum Asses- summative assessment IW- in work NHI- not handed in Newby- new student
  • 14. CLASS RULES 1. Be on time every day. School policy on attendance and tardiness will be enforced. 2. Come to class prepared: homework, writing utensil, notebook, etc. 3. Participate. 4. Sit in the assigned seat daily. 5. Request extra help –DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! 6. Treat others with respect and consideration . Students have to be responsible for their own behavior and actions. 8. Make up work: guidelines provided in the Students handbook
  • 15. My Research This is my disclaimer  July-November 2013  I will research vocabulary acquisition as it relates to technology.  I will use Spanish 4 Honors classes.  1st unit will be without technology as it relates to vocabulary acquisition.  2nd unit will be with technology as it relates to vocabulary acquisition.  Thank you in advance for your help and support on this endeavor as I work toward my Ed.S in Teaching & Curriculum.
  • 16. IMPORTANT INFO ASPEN: Parents Portal Class Resources: Tamara Linares NATIONAL SPANISH EXAM NSE Website Our goal: To encourage all Spanish students to take the exam.  Regular Registration due late January  Test Administration (week before Spring break)  National Results Sent Out via email early May  Cost per Student: $3.00
  • 17. What’s going on in class?
  • 18. Is there homework? Vocabulary Grammar Readings Current events Blog
  • 19. How do I find out what was covered in class?
  • 20. WHY STUDY FOREIGN LANGUAGES? There is a correlation between language learning and… Development of cognitive abilities Ability to hypothesize in science Higher scores on standardized tests Higher academic performance at the college level Increased linguistic awareness Attention control on cognitive tasks Development of reading skills Improvement of verbal and spatial skills Problem solving ability
  • 21. ONWARD AND UPWARD