A Snapshot of Secondary and SummerPrograms in the CBOCES in Colorado(Northern Region)Presenter:Mark Rangel – Instructional Program Coordinator -CBOCES
Newcomer students are recent immigrants who havelittle or no English proficiency and who may have hadlimited formal education in their native countries.The next few slides will highlighta Newcomer Academyin Fort Morgan, Colorado.What is a newcomer?
MENA –Migrant Education Newcomer AcademyGoals of the program• Establish a bridge between newcomerneeds and existing language supportsystem• Develop English language skills• Help newcomers acculturate toU. S. schools• Make newcomers aware of educationalexpectations and opportunities• Create connections to existingcommunity resourcesProgram DesignMust match student needs with Districtresources• Use of migrant funds• Potential for other grantsProgram structure-half day programOff campus siteSecured curriculum materials and toolsProvide extended time for learning• Integration within regular school,extracurricular activities, etc. Ex. Reading toelementary students
Must match student needs withDistrict resources• Use of migrant funds• Potential for other grantsProgram structure-half day programmingOff campus siteSecured curriculum materials and toolsProvide extended time for learning• Integration within regular school, extracurricular activities, etc. Ex.Reading to elementary studentsProgram Design
MENA –Migrant Education Newcomer AcademyPartnerships• OMC- Community Integration forstudents and Parents• Workforce Center – Job readiness skilldevelopment• SARA Inc. – relationships• CSU Extension Program – Hands onScience lessons in robotics• Doctoral Students from UNC and DU-Group counseling• Colorado Heights University –community presentations and campusvisit• Cargil Meat Solutions – donation ofSMART Board system $4000
• Entrance Criteria – school referrals, pre-assessment of Englishlanguage proficiency (CELA PLACETest), transcripts of formaleducational experiences.• Exit Criteria – Formative and Summative Assessments(Inside/Edge Curriculum, LEARN Consortium assessments, A+courseware assessments, CELA PRO state assessment, CSAPAssessment)These assessments as well as instructorobservations and recommendations will provide a body ofevidence to determine each student’s completion of services.Entrance and Exit Criteria
Turn to your shoulder partner and discussideas about creating a newcomeracademy in your area.What would it take?Shoulder Partner Activity
-Migrant Camp visits-Instructional Services; MP3 Players with ESL lessons-Support Services; OSY bags, dental kits, and more-Re-engaging visits-GOAL Academy• Community ESL and GED prep program partnerships-Traditional High School-Project READY- Resources for the Education And Development forYouth• Designed to serve Out Of SchoolYouth (OSY) Migrant students and At-risk highschool migrant students in language development, workforce readinessdevelopment, GED Preparation, and academic support.OSY
Migrant Learning Labs – Fort Morgan• Two labs (MENA & Pioneer Elem.)• C.A.I. and Direct instructionARAR – (Advancing Refugee AcademicReadiness)• Grant from LFS to FMSD. (a numberof the refugee students also migrant)• Used LEARN Consortium MaterialsMath Masters Curriculum2012 Summer Programs• Bi –National Consortium• Two teachers assigned to the FortMorgan summer program in July.• Received training in Math Masters• FM MEGA Dolores DelCampo served ashost family.• Great collaboration: (CDE, Bi-NationalConsortium, CBOCES and MorganCounty School District.• Added an additional teacher at Pioneersite to run an additional Math Masterprogram.
CBOCES Greeley Programs• School Readiness (Si Sail) Success in School and in Life – 3-5 year olds,focus on Newcomer families.• Family Literacy Program – Elementary school age families.• reading, writing, and speaking in English and native language• Pre K – 5th grade and ParentsMEP funded District Programs-Fort Lupton District- K-12 grade during the month of June-Yuma School District- ESL class for migrant parents2012 Northern Region SummerPrograms
Migrant Learning Labs – Fort Morgan• Two labs (MENA & Pioneer Elem.)• C.A.I. and Direct instruction• Use LEARN Consortium Materials2013 Summer Programs• Bi –National Consortium• Two teachers assigned to the FortMorgan summer program in June.• FM MEGA Dolores DelCampo served ashost family.• Great collaboration: (CDE, Bi-NationalConsortium, CBOCES and MorganCounty School District.
Middle School ReadinessTransitionalProgram-GreeleyHigh School ReadinessTransitionalProgram- Fort Morgan2012 2013 Summer Transitional Programs
Turn to your shoulder partner and discusspossible post-secondary partners in yourarea that you work with or who couldcontact about becoming a partnerShoulder Partner Activity
Next Steps:• Continue to explore and develop partnerships with post-secondary optionsfor students Replicate MENA and Project READY in other school districts inour service area.• Continue to seek community partnerships for educational programming.• Share best practices with programs in state and nationally.