ESOL Strategies and Resources Zhakima Spratley, Program Specialist Robin Neeld, Program Specialist Teaching and Learning August 9-10, 2012

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ESOL Strategies and Resources

Zhakima Spratley, Program Specialist

Robin Neeld, Program Specialist

Teaching and Learning

August 9
-
10, 2012

Common Board Configuration

Date:
August 9
-
10, 2012

Benchmark:
Learners will explore text,
resources, and best practices for ELL s

Bell Ringer
: Anticipation Guide

Essential Questions:
How does structured
English immersion (SEI) impact the
acceleration path to success for ELLs



Vocabulary:
Rosetta Stone, TransACT,

Dynamic Immersion Model ,ELL,ESOL,LEP

Objective:
Learners will be provided an
overview of Rosetta Stone language
-

learning
software,
TransAct

documents, and the ELL
iPad

initiative to increase awareness of
various
strategies, resources, programs, and
technology to support ELLs


Agenda:
Gradual Release Model



I Do
: Review TransACT , ELL
iPad

Initiative,
Rosetta Stone while sharing strategies and
best practices related to immersion of
language for ELL s


We Do
: Read article “ The Case for Structured
English Immersion “ develop written response
and engage in text
-
based discussion and
writing


You Do
: Conduct a teach back based on your
understanding of the immersion of ELLs


Summarizing Activity:
Revisit Anticipation
Guide


Homework:
Continue to dialogue with staff
to ensure ELLs have access to resources,
technology, and programs to increase student
achievement and to acquire the English
language.


Learning Goal:
Given a common
understanding, learners will be able to identify
various strategies, resources, programs, and
technology to support ELLs


Lake County Schools

Vision Statement


A dynamic, progressive and collaborative learning community embracing
change and diversity where every student will graduate with the skills needed
to succeed in postsecondary education and the workplace.



Mission Statement


The mission of the Lake County Schools is to provide every student with
individual opportunities to excel.



Lake County Schools is committed to excellence in all curricular opportunities
and instructional best practices. This focus area addresses closing the
achievement gap, increased graduation rate, decreased dropout rate, increase
in Level 3 and above scores on the
FCAT
, achieving an increase in the number
of students enrolled in advanced placement and dual enrollment opportunities
and implementing the best practices in instructional methodology.







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21
st

Century Skills


Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap







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1.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

2.

Collaboration and Leadership

3.

Agility and Adaptability

4.

Initiative and Entrepreneurialism

5.

Effective Oral and Written Communication

6.

Accessing and Analyzing Information

7.

Curiosity and Imagination

High Effect Size Indicators







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“The Department’s identified set of indicators on
high effect size instructional and leadership
strategies with a causal relationship to student
learning growth constitute priority issues for
deliberate practice and faculty development.”


-
Florida Department of Education, 2012


Learning Goal with Scales


Tracking Student Progress


Established Content
Standards


Multi
-
tiered System of
Supports


Clear Goals


Text Complexity


ESOL Students



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School Leadership

High Effect Indicators

Classroom Teacher

High Effect Indicators


Feedback Practices


Facilitating Professional
Learning


Clear Goals and Expectations


Instructional Resources


High Effect Size Strategies


Instructional Initiatives


Monitoring Text Complexity


Interventions


Instructional Adaptations


ESOL

Strategies


Bell Ringer: Anticipation Guide

Strongly

Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly

Disagree

The best way for ELLs

to learn English is
by utilizing translation dictionary

Teaching

ELL should be dedicated to the
explicit teaching of English language

The best way for ELL to understand the
English

language is pairing with a buddy
that speaks the same language

ELL teachers should use clear, direct,
simple English and a wide range of
scaffolding strategies to

communicate
meaningful input in the content area to
students.

When

teaching ELL the best approach is
through submersion.



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District ELL 2011
-
12 Reading & Math Proficiency



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1,559

198

63

77

49

63

74

123

68

0
500
1,000
1,500
2,000
District
Total
SBE
EHS
RLCE
LES
WHMS
TRI ES
MCES
ERHS
LY data2011
-
12

LY data2011-12




Lake’s 2011
-
12 ELL Population: 1,559

The schools below make up 31% of the district’s overall ELL
population




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Contains more than 100 school forms,
notices and letters translated into more
than 21 languages.

Gen. Ed
Parent
Notification


Contains more than 80 notices
supporting NCLB parent communication
mandates. Also includes NCLB Road
Maps, a comprehensive suite of online
reporting tools for state personnel to
monitor parent notification progress.

NCLB
Parent
Notification


provides…..



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TransACT

Allows for compliance of the Districts’ ELL Plan.

TransACT

Helps districts and schools comply with ESEA/NCLB

TransACT

Meets federal and state parent notifications in multiple languages


Why TransACT ?



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Highly Qualified
Staff


Title III


ELL


Supplemental Educational Services


Public School
Choice


Parent
Involvement


Title I
Eligibility


Homeless
Education


NCLB Accountability and
Compliance


ESEA (NCLB)
Languages

ESEA (NCLB)
Documents



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Campus
Signs


Health and
Medical


School, Office &
Classroom


Free & Reduced
-
Price
Meals


ELL & Special
Services


Available Languages are as followed
:



Gen. Ed. Documents

Arabic


Hmong

Somali

Bosnian

Japanese

Spanish

Cambodian

Korea

Tagalog

Chinese

Lao

Thai

French

Portuguese

Urdu

Gujarati

Punjabi

Vietnamese



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TransACT at a Glance…..



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How many languages are
represented in your school?



What resources are available
to increase school and home
communication?


Processing Time

Turn and Talk



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Rosetta Stone is
a web based program for
students in
grades kindergarten through twelfth grade who need
to learn the English language.


Students
can also access Rosetta from home, making it
a convenient way to continue the reinforcement of the
language at home.


Rosetta Stone provides curricula, custom and smart
list, usage and learner curriculum reports

Lake County’s Website
Address


http://lake.rosettastoneclassroom.com/en
-
US/




Why Rosetta Stone?



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Immersion

Images

Intuition

Interactivity

Instruction


The Five “I’s” of Rosetta Stone



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Rosetta Stone uses dynamic immersion


Dynamic Immersion
is a method that stimulates a real
-
life immersion experience and relies on active
participation.


The immersion puts learners’ native language
-
learning
skills to work eliminating translation and memorization


All lessons are taught in the target language (English)


The ability to understand the spoken and written language
develops quickly


Task and activities engage learners in the learning process

IMMERSION



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Learners group the meaning of new language from clear, real
-
life
images

Turn to your partner and discuss what is happening during





this activity.

IMAGES



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INTUITION


Learners advance using language they’ve acquired and clues from the

new images. This is their
intuition
at work.

Turn to your partner and discuss what is happening during





this activity.



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INTERACTIVITY


The learner constantly
interact

with the program to confirm their

intuition

Turn to your partner and discuss what is happening




during this activity



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INSTRUCTION

Learner build systematically toward their language
-

learning goals for the most effective and enjoying

instruction

anywhere.

Turn to your partner and discuss what is happening




during this activity



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The program works best if learners spend
45 minutes
to an hour
each day mastering the material.


The learner should
aim to understand enough language
to make
the decision required in each screen.


The learner
does not need to understand every word
and
linguistic element when its present to make correct decision and
to develop fluency.


The learning is
cumulative

and use the learner’s own natural
language.


The learner should
select learning goals
based on the curricula .


Rosetta Stone includes options for
guided or self
-
directed
study.


Rosetta Stone encourages learners to
repeat the lessons
to
improves their scores
.

Best Practices for Rosetta Stone



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DID YOU KNOW
…….


Research shows that
immersion

gives children the opportunity
to:




Acquire the second language.



Have a greater capacity for listening.



Learn higher level thinking skills.



Demonstrate a better understanding of English.



Develop better communication skills.



Think more analytically and creatively.



Express enthusiasm and have an aptitude for



problem solving.



Have a greater awareness of themselves and others.



Gain insights into other cultures.



Have the ability to adjust more easily to the new and


unexpected.



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According to
Marzano
, Pickering, and
Pollock (2001) Best Instructional Practices
for English Language Learners



Setting objectives and providing feedback



Nonlinguistic representations



Cues, questions, and advance organizers



Cooperative learning



Summarizing and note taking



Homework and practice



Reinforcing effort and providing recognition



Generating and testing hypotheses



Identifying similarities and differences


Jigsaw Activity


Read the assigned paragraphs and share with your
group members your understanding of the
paragraphs.


Then each group will share out what they read.


Together complete questions #1 of the handout.


Independently complete questions #2 of handout,
then share out.


Together complete question #3 of handout, then
share out .




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How does structured English
immersion(SEI) impact the
acceleration path to success
for ELLs?

Processing Time

Turn and Talk



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Title III

ELL
iPad

Initiative



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Phases of
Implementation




Express
Thoughts and Vocabulary Orally & Visually


Keynote


ShowMe



Dragon
Dictation


Garage Band

Understanding
Concepts of Print in the
English Language/Applying
Conversation


Geowalk


Dragon Dictation


Encyclopedia Britannica


Office
HD

Reading Strategies & Language
Development


iBooks


ThinkCentral


Mareim

Webster


Show Me

Word
Parts/Decoding Words & Writing & Expressing in Own
Words


Wurdle


Story
Builder








Apps for ELL Learners Language
Acquisition



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Bell Ringer: Anticipation Guide

Strongly

Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly

Disagree

The best way for ELLs

to learn English is
by utilizing translation dictionary


Teaching

ELL should be dedicated to the
explicit teaching of English language


The best way for ELL to understand the
English

language is pairing with a buddy
that speaks the same language

ELL teachers should use clear, direct,
simple English and a wide range of
scaffolding strategies to

communicate
meaningful input in the content area to
students.

When

teaching ELL the best approach is
through submersion.



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Participant Scale and Reflection

(Please complete and turn in)



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0
-
Not Using


No
understanding
or
implementation
steps taken
away

1
-
Beginning


Little
understanding
and
inconsistent
implementatio
n steps taken
away

2
-
Developing


Moderate
understanding
and
implementatio
n steps taken
away

3
-
Applying


Consistent
understanding
and
implementation
steps taken
away along
with monitoring
componets for
effective
execution

4
-
Innovating


In addition to
criteria of
Applying,
enhanced
understanding,
implementation
, monitoring,
and execution
take aways

ESOL Strategies and Resources

Zhakima Spratley, Program Specialist

Robin Neeld, Program Specialist

Teaching and Learning

August 9
-
10, 2012