Presentation on theme: "What do you think EL Civics is?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What do you think EL Civics is? Have teachers T-P-S
2 Our LOGO! ELCWhat do E L and C stand for?Brainstorm onto bb
3 What do you know? Time to take a pre-test! Pass out pre-test-can’t ask Beverly!Time to take a pre-test!
4 English Literacy Civics Education Grant in Oregon Regional Meetings PresentationFall 2007Sponsored by theDepartment of Community Colleges and Workforce DevelopmentThis was show last year. Jenni Newby adapted it form her thesis and a presentation she gave in California. It explains the history, purpose and requirements of the EL Civics' grant.
5 What is EL/Civics? EL/Civics stands for English Literacy and Civics EducationRead slide
6 What is the federal definition of EL/Civics? The Federal Registry, November 17, 1999 defined civics education as: “an educational program that emphasizes the contextualized instruction on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, naturalization procedures, civic participation, U.S. history, and government to help students acquire the skills and knowledge to become active and informed parents, workers, and community members.”Have a teacher read
7 What is the purpose of EL/Civics? The intention of EL/Civics is to provide integrated English literacy and civics education to immigrants and other limited English proficient populations to promote effective participation in the education, work, and civic opportunities of this country.Activities funded through the EL/Civics allocation will extend instructional services; funds are to be used to supplement, not supplant, adult education programs.Have teachers continue to read
8 What is required of Oregon grantees to fulfill the purpose of EL/Civics? Incorporate Crossroads Café and/or On Common Ground into instruction.Incorporate innovative instructional strategies by using distance education and/or technology.Expand educational services.Demonstrate strong community support and partnerships.Read and explain how we have done these at Lane. Used segments whole episode,used materials ( books -workbooks- used to have a CC class), can still see stan P on LCC TV and OCG is still being shown on LCCTV, have provided classes that are not in or budget.partner with school districts (outreach) etc… Cathy?
9 What else is required?Participate in professional development training and activities that focus on civics curriculum development, including contributions to the EL/Civics listserv.Utilize the state approved assessment tools.Utilize TOPS data system.Meet or exceed statewide performance levels for federal reporting.Read and Explain:There are 3 meetings a year-used to be all state -now they are regional to limit travel expenses,all expenses are paid by grant including subs and food and accommodations, and transportation.First meeting Oct 17, :30-Leave from lane in #32 prius-facilitated by Gary F. and Indy B.---on agenda isLearn the requirements of the ELC Grant and the listserv-JenniMeet colleagues from other schools and campuses-Planning activities for the year and listserv reporting-learn useful things you can take back to your classroom.Winter meeting date will be determined during Fall meeting-Spring meeting is in Menucha-all state comes and Menucha (May 7-8)CASAS AND BEST Plus-we use best plus and CASAS readingOur numbers were super good last year---higher than other colleges in the state in same size category!!!
10 Additional Requirements in Oregon Annual End-of-Year EL/Civics reportsExecutive Summary of program year highlights, challenges, outcomes (both anticipated and unanticipated), and impact of program based on previous year Continuation ApplicationAnnual Continuation ApplicationsReflection on program implementationFuture strategies, including use of program guidesBudgetTeachers are involved in the reports and most of this work is done at the last meeting-in Menucha-
11 EL/Civics in OregonABS programming administered through 17 community colleges and the Dept. of Corrections in Oregon12 community colleges administer EL/Civics grant programUrban & ruralSmall & largeCampus-based & community-focusedSome of the colleges are…PCC, Klamath CC, Chemeketa, Treasure Valley CC, Rogue CC, Oregon Coast CC, South Oregon Coast CC etc…
12 Overview of our beginnings EL/Civics :Overview of our beginningsEach college interpreted grant requirements differentlyDifferent levels of participation across the stateProgram implementation was not cohesive or very systematicRead and explain; we had OCG classes AM and PM, we offered separate levels with the $$, then we integrated into 3-4-5, then 456,then 56 and RW. Other colleges spread it across all classes. Others used it in Outreach only etc…Some college received a lot of funding up to 60, 000 a year other received less. Some used CC and OCG as a course itself---other integrated it, other didn’t use it at all, some college really got connected to the community with guest speakers and field trips, others focused on technology we had distance education---used the $$$ to film all those OCG wrap around with SP.
13 Professional Development EL/CivicsProfessional DevelopmentListserv administered by one state-contracted faculty from a participating collegeWebsite administered by one state-contracted faculty from a participating collegeQuarterly trainings led by two state-contracted faculty from participating collegesRead and explain-Jenni will also cover listserv. List serv is a list of teachers across the state that comes to you via - you can send in ideas and questions, communicate with others who are doing EL Civics, it’s used for formal reporting of what each teacher is doing in his/her class.Debbie Hagan has form COCC has been administering both.Website address is: will cover this
14 EL/Civics 2001-2004 Curriculum Crossroads Café video series On Common Ground video series2002, Companion workbooks for use with On Common Ground created by Susan Gelder & Melanie Holland of Mt. Hood Community College, for CCWD
15 EL/Civics 2001-2004 Standardized Assessment CASAS and/or BEST Plus Program Evaluation & ImprovementEnd-of-Year Report/Continuation ApplicationProgram ReviewAIDDE model(Analyze, Identify, Design, Document, Evaluate)
16 A Year of Renewal & Reflection EL/CivicsA Year of Renewal & ReflectionHired state EL/Civics Coordinator (external, contracted position)Re-examined original RFPsBegan rethinking our approach to Professional Development for EL/CivicsThis year a lot of reflection and renewal took place---
17 EL/Civics 2005-2006 A New Beginning Created EL/Civics Advisory Group Re-invented Professional Development offeringsEL/Civics State Coordination part of Education Specialist position (internal)Created EL/Civics Planning GuideIntegrated California Civic Objectives with Crossroads Café and On Common GroundChanges came!!!7 or so member of Advisory committee from different colleges-plan and coordinate content of meetingsHad a study circle-theme each year-this year it will be goal setting-two years we did Authentic contextPass out the California Objectives-i.Look at all Competency areas to get a broad ideaii. Look at one area and its LLO to get the specific objectives.
18 Continuous Improvement EL/CivicsContinuous ImprovementProfessional Development retreats in October, January, and AprilTeaching and Learning in Authentic Contexts study circlesIntra- and Inter-program collaborationsNCSALL presenter, Kaye Beall, came 3 times from Indiana to lead all state instructors ina study circle format regarding Authentic ContextSome colleges took field trips to the Capital together for ABSE DAY-others had pen-pals communicate between college and then meet up at as a field trip. Great results.continued Authentic Contexts/materials application/discussion and used it UP! Bev---memories from you last year?
19 EL/Civics Planning Guide: Table 1- Competency and Objective Summary 234567CO#CompetencyArea(Chose 3)Civic ObjectiveLanguage and Literacy Objectives(Choose 5)InstructorsResponsible for ImplementationImplementation StructureDate ImplementedThis is what a planning guide looks like-Look at our Fall Goals one copy for each personLook at Ca Obj. copies here too
20 EL/Civics Planning Guide: Table 2 – Integrating Objectives into Instruction 1234567CO#Language/Literacy Objectives CoveredCorresponding Basic Skills(R, W, S, L)Instructional ActivitiesIndicate with an * those activities which specifically include authentic content and contexts as described in the study circles training.Integrating Crossroads Café or On Common Ground into Civics Instruction (Episode/Title)Student Skill Level(s) (Educational Functioning Levels)Assessment Skill Area and Tool(R, W, S, L) CASAS FWA, CASAS R, CASAS L, BEST Plus
22 EL/Civics Planning Guides: Definitions and Instructions Definitions and Instructions for EL/Civics Planning Guides are available electronicallyCCWD Adult Basic Skills websiteClick on Title II, Compliance CalendarProgram Reports.
23 Questions? What else would you like to know? Who do you contact for local program information?At CCWD contactJenni Newby, ABS Leadership Specialistext 234