West Omaha Culture Walk  Welcome!
Overview of Today <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Discussions </li></ul...
Welcome <ul><li>Purpose of Culture Walks  </li></ul><ul><li>Who is here and why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey of current p...
West Omaha Diversity <ul><li>History of “White Flight” from urban Omaha to suburban areas </li></ul><ul><li>Growing popula...
National Trend Data
Local Trend Data
Assessments of Nebraska State Standards for Asian/Pacific Islanders Reading Writing Statistics taken from reportcard. nde....
Assessments of Nebraska State Standards for Asian/Pacific Islanders <ul><li>  Science Math </li></ul>
Why Should We Care? Years English Language Learners 2004-2005 0.84% 2005-2006 0.56% 2006-2007 2.11% 2007-2008 2.16% 2008-2...
Beadle Middle School Beadle Middle School  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander...
Reagan Elementary Reagan Elementary School Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander...
Andersen Middle School Harry Andersen Middle School  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacifi...
Holling Heights Elementary Holling Heights Elementary  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Paci...
Kiewit Middle School Kiewit Middle School  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander...
Ezra and Aldrich Elementary Ezra Millard Elementary  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacifi...
Central Middle School Millard Central Middle School  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacifi...
Sandoz Elementary Sandoz Elementary  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders Amer...
North Middle School Millard North Middle School  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Is...
Montclair Elementary  Montclair Elementary School  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific ...
Russell Middle School Russell Middle School  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Island...
Willowdale Elementary Willowdale Elementary  Years White,  Non-Hispanic Black,  Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Island...
Why Should We Care? <ul><li>Languages spoken other than English:  42 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of LEP 2008-2009: 379  </li>...
Why Should We Care? <ul><li>Languages spoken by percentage: </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish  57%  52% </li></ul><ul><li>Vietname...
Culture in the Classroom <ul><li>Culture is “the lens through which we look at the world…it influences how we process lear...
Culturally Responsive Teaching <ul><li>academic success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help students choose academic excellence </l...
Cultural Competence <ul><li>Please the handout closest to your cultural group </li></ul><ul><li>Skim the handouts for othe...
Small Group Discussions <ul><li>Considering this information, what was </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Directions for Next Two Meetings <ul><li>Community Panel –October 23 rd  3:00-5:00 Hindu Temple 132 nd  and Center  </li><...
Wikispace Information and Blog <ul><li>http://culturewalks.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Please join the wiki so you ca...
References <ul><li>Edwards, K., Ellis, D., Ko, L., Saifer, S., and Stucznski, A. (2004).  Classroom to community and back:...
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West Omaha Culture Walk Overview

  1. 1. West Omaha Culture Walk Welcome!
  2. 2. Overview of Today <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Directions for Next Two Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispace Information and Blog </li></ul>
  3. 3. Welcome <ul><li>Purpose of Culture Walks </li></ul><ul><li>Who is here and why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey of current perceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thank you for joining us! </li></ul>
  4. 4. West Omaha Diversity <ul><li>History of “White Flight” from urban Omaha to suburban areas </li></ul><ul><li>Growing population of diverse white collar professionals coming from UNMC, UNO and Fortune 500 companies </li></ul><ul><li>Most accurate data comes from the schools but data is lumped together under five boxes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>White, not Hispanic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Black, not Hispanic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hispanic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asian/Pacific Islander </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Indian/Native Alaskan </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. National Trend Data
  6. 6. Local Trend Data
  7. 7. Assessments of Nebraska State Standards for Asian/Pacific Islanders Reading Writing Statistics taken from reportcard. nde.state.ne.us
  8. 8. Assessments of Nebraska State Standards for Asian/Pacific Islanders <ul><li> Science Math </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why Should We Care? Years English Language Learners 2004-2005 0.84% 2005-2006 0.56% 2006-2007 2.11% 2007-2008 2.16% 2008-2009 2.36% Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2004-2005 9.90% 2005-2006 8.50% 2006-2007 9.66% 2007-2008 10.92% 2008-2009 13.00%
  10. 10. Beadle Middle School Beadle Middle School Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 483 1 3 14 2 2006-2007 642 8 24 22 0 2007-2008 718 11 28 30 2 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 2.54% 2004-2005 3.19% 2005-2006 2.43% 2006-2007 2.87% 2007-2008 3.8%
  11. 11. Reagan Elementary Reagan Elementary School Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2007-2008 416 10 20 25 0 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2007-2008 5.94%
  12. 12. Andersen Middle School Harry Andersen Middle School Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 725 20 28 21 4 2006-2007 681 41 35 11 0 2007-2008 687 39 38 13 1 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 14.21% 2004-2005 20.97% 2005-2006 17.21% 2006-2007 19.14% 2007-2008 18.77%
  13. 13. Holling Heights Elementary Holling Heights Elementary Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 295 17 13 5 0 2006-2007 335 56 48 19 4 2007-2008 354 48 49 19 2 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 19.76% 2004-2005 20.67% 2005-2006 25.06% 2006-2007 25.54% 2007-2008 25.64%
  14. 14. Kiewit Middle School Kiewit Middle School Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 984 11 12 21 1 2006-2007 857 15 13 35 2 2007-2008 830 16 19 44 2 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 3.02% 2004-2005 4.83% 2005-2006 3.57% 2006-2007 5.75% 2007-2008 6.04%
  15. 15. Ezra and Aldrich Elementary Ezra Millard Elementary Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 355 2 12 12 0 2006-2007 358 13 11 26 1 2007-2008 343 15 9 27 1 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 6.49% 2004-2005 11.51% 2005-2006 9.39% 2006-2007 10.76% 2007-2008 10.63% Aldrich Elementary Year 1997-1998 2002-2003 2006-2007 2007-2008 Asian/Pacific Islander 9 9 46 48
  16. 16. Central Middle School Millard Central Middle School Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 789 19 16 18 4 2006-2007 651 44 51 15 4 2007-2008 616 41 61 17 5 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 13.06% 2004-2005 15.12% 2005-2006 18.72% 2006-2007 21.83% 2007-2008 20.83%
  17. 17. Sandoz Elementary Sandoz Elementary Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 314 3 15 4 2 2006-2007 321 11 47 11 1 2007-2008 278 8 55 23 1 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 15.50% 2004-2005 19.71% 2005-2006 18.31% 2006-2007 21.23% 2007-2008 26.03%
  18. 18. North Middle School Millard North Middle School Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 556 13 15 25 1 2006-2007 555 27 23 33 3 2007-2008 575 41 34 52 6 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 12.50% 2004-2005 15.60% 2005-2006 11.31% 2006-2007 10.45% 2007-2008 14.41%
  19. 19. Montclair Elementary Montclair Elementary School Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 527 13 22 39 2 2006-2007 492 33 46 74 3 2007-2008 504 29 47 85 5 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 9.93% 2004-2005 11.31% 2005-2006 11.82% 2006-2007 10.96% 2007-2008 10.90%
  20. 20. Russell Middle School Russell Middle School Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 727 9 7 19 2 2006-2007 755 14 25 37 3 2007-2008 764 18 24 42 3 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 3.13% 2004-2005 4.21% 2005-2006 3.27% 2006-2007 5.52% 2007-2008 5.28%
  21. 21. Willowdale Elementary Willowdale Elementary Years White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders American Indian/Alaskan Native 2002-2003 385 6 3 10 0 2006-2007 342 8 29 43 0 2007-2008 346 10 24 41 0 Years Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Meals 2003-2004 3.27% 2004-2005 3.77% 2005-2006 3.58% 2006-2007 5.54% 2007-2008 7.60%
  22. 22. Why Should We Care? <ul><li>Languages spoken other than English: 42 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of LEP 2008-2009: 379 </li></ul><ul><li>Languages spoken by students identified as limited English proficient in 2008-2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Chavacano, Chinese, Chuukese, Dutch, Ewe, Farsi, Filipino, French, Ganda, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Ibu, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Khmer, Kiswahili, Korean, Malayalam, Marshallese, Mina, Nepali, Nuer, Pohnpeian, Polish, Portuguese, Pushto, Russian, Shona, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Why Should We Care? <ul><li>Languages spoken by percentage: </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish 57% 52% </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnamese 6% 6% </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese 4% 5% </li></ul><ul><li>Russian 4% 3% </li></ul><ul><li>Arabic 3% 4% </li></ul><ul><li>French 3% 2% </li></ul><ul><li>Nilo-Saharan (Nuer) 3% less than 1% </li></ul><ul><li>Persian 3% Farsi 2% </li></ul><ul><li>Telugu 4% </li></ul><ul><li>Hmong 2% </li></ul><ul><li>Korean 2% </li></ul><ul><li>Tamil 2% </li></ul><ul><li>Other 15% - Numbers less than 1% not listed </li></ul><ul><li>2007-2008 in black, 2008-2009 in red </li></ul>
  24. 24. Culture in the Classroom <ul><li>Culture is “the lens through which we look at the world…it influences how we process learning, solve problems, and teach.” Typically, it also “becomes the norm by which we measure all others’ behavior” (Edwards, Ellis, Ko, Saifer, and Stucznski 2004, 6). </li></ul><ul><li>Example: think of someone who has a different cultural perspective on an issue </li></ul>
  25. 25. Culturally Responsive Teaching <ul><li>academic success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help students choose academic excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set high standards and provide support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>community involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include families and community to connect learning to a bigger picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use resources of families and community to structure learning opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider how information is always changing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support students as active citizens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Ladson-Billings, 1995) </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Cultural Competence <ul><li>Please the handout closest to your cultural group </li></ul><ul><li>Skim the handouts for other cultural groups to look for similarities and differences </li></ul><ul><li>How might these differences appear in the classroom setting? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Small Group Discussions <ul><li>Considering this information, what was </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Known </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surprising </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Directions for Next Two Meetings <ul><li>Community Panel –October 23 rd 3:00-5:00 Hindu Temple 132 nd and Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Funds of Knowledge” in the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please come prepared with questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher Panel- 13 th 4:00-5:30, Montclair Elementary 140 th and Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Culturally Responsive Teachers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please come prepared with questions </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Wikispace Information and Blog <ul><li>http://culturewalks.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Please join the wiki so you can Blog </li></ul><ul><li>You will need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Username </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email Address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Please use a user name and email other than your work email so your blog responses will be your personal opinions rather than a representation of your affiliation. </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. References <ul><li>Edwards, K., Ellis, D., Ko, L., Saifer, S., and Stucznski, A. (2004). Classroom to community and back: Using culturally responsive standards-based (CRSB) teaching to strengthen family and community partnerships and increase student achievement. Unpublished manuscript, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, OR. </li></ul><ul><li>Ladson-Billings, G. (1995). Toward a theory of culturally relevant pedagogy. American Educational Research Journal, 32, pp 465-491. </li></ul><ul><li>Nebraska Department of Education. Data Center Reports: Membership Information. Retrieved September 8 th , 2009, from: http://ess.nde.state.ne.us/DataCenter/DataInformation/DataDownloads.htm#StatsFacts </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Census Bureau. Asian Indian Population. Retrieved March 10 th , 2009, from www.census.gov . </li></ul>

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