Classroom Programs Teacher Training As Of 04.23.09


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  • Classroom Programs Teacher Training As Of 04.23.09

    1. 1. 2009 Classroom Programs Teacher Training Presented by LCNV staff and volunteers
    2. 2. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Language Learning Sensitivity Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Planning Break out </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative components </li></ul><ul><li>Library tour </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum and Resource Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Final Q and A </li></ul>
    3. 3. I. Welcome & Introductions! <ul><li>The LCNV Mission </li></ul><ul><li>The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is a non-profit educational organization that recruits and trains volunteers to teach adults who need help reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1962, the Literacy Council has trained thousands of volunteers to provide one-to-one tutoring to adults throughout Northern Virginia. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are also on Facebook! Look for the “Literacy Council of Northern Virginia”. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Non-profit 101 <ul><li>A non-profit organization (abbreviated NPO , also not-for-profit ) is a legally constituted organization whose objective is to support or engage in activities of public or private interest without any external commercial or monetary profit. </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit organizations are a crucial part of our society, providing help to the needy, education for a lifetime, funds for good causes, and social services. </li></ul>
    5. 5. LCNV Organizational Structure
    6. 6. The LCNV Programs <ul><li>Classroom Programs (group instruction) </li></ul><ul><li>-Family Learning Programs </li></ul><ul><li>-ESOL Learning Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring Programs (one on one) </li></ul><ul><li>-ESOL Tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>-Basic Adult Literacy </li></ul>
    7. 7. Classroom Structure <ul><li>Lead Teachers and AmeriCorps are the paid staff at each classroom site. </li></ul><ul><li>They act as a “principal” of a small school. </li></ul><ul><li>They are your point person. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Student Demographics <ul><li>The Classroom Programs serve over 400 students each session with the support of about 40 volunteer teachers and aides. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Student Demographics <ul><li>Top Ten Countries </li></ul><ul><li>El Salvador (29.6%) </li></ul><ul><li>Peru (12.5%) </li></ul><ul><li>Bolivia (11.6%) </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam (9.0%) </li></ul><ul><li>Honduras (8.4%) </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico (7.1%) </li></ul><ul><li>Guatemala (6.1%) </li></ul><ul><li>Pakistan (5.5%) </li></ul><ul><li>Ethiopia (4.8%) </li></ul><ul><li>Afghanistan & China (2.6%) </li></ul><ul><li>Other countries represented: Morocco, Korea, Afghanistan, China, Chile, India, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Jordan, Thailand, Colombia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Iran, Sudan, Puerto Rico, Eritrea, Turkey, Cuba, Egypt, Indonesia, Romania, Spain, Albania, Algeria, Venezuela, Uzbekistan, Laos, Burma/Myanmar, Togo, Taiwan, Marshall Islands, Sierra Leone, Mongolia, Iraq, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Ghana, Russia, Guinea, Costa Rica </li></ul>
    10. 10. Student Demographics <ul><li>Top Ten Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish (70%) </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnamese (7.3%) </li></ul><ul><li>Arabic (5.6%) </li></ul><ul><li>Urdu (5.1%) </li></ul><ul><li>Amharic (3.1%) </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese (2.2) </li></ul><ul><li>7. Farsi (2%) </li></ul><ul><li>8. Somali (1.7%) </li></ul><ul><li>Thai (1.4%) </li></ul><ul><li>Korean (1.4%) </li></ul><ul><li>Other languages represented: </li></ul><ul><li>Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali, Russian, Cantonese, Indonesian, Romanian, Mam, Tigrinya, Turkish, Burmese, Creole, Bangla, Hindi, Lao, Albanian, Mongolian, Nepali, Persian, Taiwanese, Twi, Marshallese </li></ul>
    11. 11. Student Statistics Winter 2009 0.0% 2.4% 10.3% 68.3% 7.1% 11.9% 100% % 0 3 13 86 9 15 126 # Total FLP 0.0% 2.7% 25.6% 58.4% 8.5% 4.8% 100% % 0 8 75 172 25 14 293 # Total ESLC Unknown Middle Eastern Asian/ Pacific Hispanic Black/Afr. White/Eur Total     Ethnicity Stats
    12. 12. Student Stats 0.0% 75.9% 24.1% 0.0% 0.0% 15.5% 71.6% 12.1% 0.9% 100.0% % 0 88 28 0 0 18 83 14 1 126 # Total FLP 0.0% 55.2% 36.9% 0.0% 9.2% 23.2% 51.5% 15.7% 0.3% 100.0% % 0 185 108 0 27 68 151 46 1 293 # Total ESLC Unkn. Fem. Male Unkn. 60+ 45-59 25-44 19-24 16 -18 Total Age Gender
    13. 13. <ul><li>III. Language Learning Sensitivity Experience </li></ul>
    14. 14. III. Administration <ul><li>Positions and Responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Lead Teacher- The “principal” of the site </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Teacher- Prepares lessons, instructs students, submits paperwork </li></ul><ul><li>Class Aide- Assists teacher, subs </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Aide- Assists students in the computer lab </li></ul>
    15. 15. Admin: Classes & Levels <ul><li>ESOL Learning Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Each class is broken into two or more levels with different teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Levels are determined using a students score on the BEST Plus Oral Proficiency Test </li></ul><ul><li>There is no childcare and the class is open to adults 18+ </li></ul>Entrance into both Classroom Programs and progress towards graduation is assessed using Best Plus Oral Proficiency Test <ul><li>Family Learning Program: </li></ul><ul><li>Family Learning classes are multilevel classes designed for parent’s and their children </li></ul><ul><li>They typically have 15-28 adult students with instruction supplemented by Parent And Child Time activities once a month. </li></ul><ul><li>Outside of PACT time, children are in a separate room monitored by a Children’s Teacher </li></ul>
    16. 16. Admin: Subbing <ul><li>A sub list will be given to leads shortly after class begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Subs are volunteers and often have limited availability </li></ul><ul><li>Lead teachers are responsible for finding subs at the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Give your lead teacher advanced notice of absences. </li></ul><ul><li>If a sub cannot be found, classes may be combined. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep “emergency” lesson plans at hand. </li></ul><ul><li>Please let us know if you’d like to be on the sub list </li></ul>
    17. 17. Admin: flow of a session <ul><li>Registrations - intake and testing </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction - lesson plan using texts, LCNV library, curricula, assessments, and local community resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Paperwork - Attendance & HW submitted monthly to LCNV. Maintain assessments! </li></ul><ul><li>Post-testing </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation & final paperwork submission </li></ul>
    18. 18. Admin: Registration <ul><li>All new and returning students should attend registration in order to be in the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are strongly encouraged to attend registration for their site to meet new students, answer questions, and provide general support. </li></ul><ul><li>Registration Process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profile forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Learning Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BEST Plus assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processing and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referrals as necessary </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Admin: Registration #2 Reg. Assistant #5 Cashier #1 Greeter #3 Registrar #4 Testers
    20. 20. Admin: Registration <ul><li>For students who miss registration: </li></ul><ul><li>Returning students may join the class after registration only if they were enrolled during the previous session and the class still has openings. </li></ul><ul><li>All other students may attend the first week of class, but must go to a late (regional) registration on Saturday, May 9 th to remain in the class. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Admin: Beginning of Class <ul><li>Before class begins- lead teachers will be given binders with all necessary class information: Class Lists, Attendance, Curricula, Assessments, Homework Logs, Volunteer Hours form, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>First class and second class- Divide into levels where applicable, teach intro activities, get to know your students, make sure student profiles are complete </li></ul><ul><li>Third class- last day for late payments and books will be distributed with Student IDs </li></ul>
    22. 22. Admin: During the Session <ul><li>Return attendance forms to the Lead Teacher binder after every class. Lead Teachers turn in hours and attendance monthly for reporting. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach English reading, writing, speaking, and listening using the life-skills covered in the textbooks and curricula objectives. Distribute Homework Assignments to reinforce instruction. Track assignments on the Homework Log. </li></ul><ul><li>Consult your Lead Teacher for teaching resources or visit the LCNV Library. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your student assessments up to date. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach, learn, and have fun! </li></ul>
    23. 23. Admin: End of Session <ul><li>Post testing- 1 – 3 weeks before graduation (schedule will vary) </li></ul><ul><li>Paperwork due (second to last class)- final attendance, student surveys, student assessments, homework logs </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation (last class)- Distribute certificates, incentive awards, report cards and food! </li></ul>
    24. 24. Admin: Lead Teacher Binder Contents <ul><li>Site Information – Current Class List, last session Class List, Level Determiner, Site Specific Contact Information, Site Inventory Form </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Information –Session Timeline, Volunteer Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Student Records – Attendance, Assessments and Homework Logs </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Reference material (LCNV policies and resources) </li></ul>
    25. 25. Admin: Reporting <ul><li>Attendance, Homework Logs, Volunteer Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Forms are due to the lead teacher after every class. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer activities can be teaching, subbing, or testing. Be sure to include travel and prep time . </li></ul><ul><li>Final versions of hours for homework and attendance must be recorded in LCNV database before graduation to generate certificates and determine eligibility for incentive awards. See packet for procedures on homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Please don’t include cancelled classes! </li></ul>
    26. 26. Admin: Attendance Example
    27. 27. Admin: Homework Log Example
    28. 28. Admin: Volunteer Hours Example
    29. 29. Admin: Student Assessments <ul><li>Objectives correspond with the curricula. (You are welcome to teach other goals, please write them into the “Personal Achievements” section so your students get credit!) </li></ul><ul><li>Mark each completed objective with a 1 then total each column at the end of each page </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments are due to the lead teacher by graduation. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Admin: Assessment Example
    31. 31. Admin: Surveys <ul><li>Student Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>To be completed at the second to last class meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer supplement is only for students at sites with computer access (Falls Church). </li></ul><ul><li>Return surveys to the lead teacher. </li></ul>
    32. 32. Admin: Announcements <ul><li>Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>There will be no class on: </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday February 16 th , President’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Weather Policy </li></ul><ul><li>When Fairfax County Public Schools are cancelled due to weather (not scheduled closings), LCNV classes are cancelled. </li></ul><ul><li>When Fairfax County Schools open on a delayed schedule, only morning classes are cancelled. </li></ul>
    33. 33. Admin: Your Site <ul><li>See packets for information on the characteristics of each site </li></ul><ul><li>If you already have a site placement, meet with your fellow volunteers now to exchange contact information </li></ul>
    34. 34. IV. Library Tour <ul><li>In the LCNV Office! </li></ul>
    35. 35. V. Classroom Resources <ul><li>Program Area Contacts: </li></ul><ul><li>ESOL Learning Centers Specialist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amy Moy x110 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Family Learning Program Specialist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carisa Pineda x108 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>