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1 Contextualized Teaching and Learning in the Classroom: Linking a Subject Matter and ESL and Taking your Students from Full Spanish to Full English Instruction”. Presenters: Angelina E. Stuart M.A. & Sandra Corona Ph. D.

2 A four-semester program linking Child Development and ESL coursework that transitions students from full Spanish to full English instruction. Program is designed to incorporate the 12 units of core Child Development courses with 5 units of ESL courses for a 17 unit Certificate.

3  The initial idea for this program come to SWC directly from the South Bay Community, which wanted qualified and trained Spanish-speaking day care providers (1998)  Discipline faculty meet with ESL Department Chair to discuss supportive ESL Class, which led to the development of a series of courses. (2001)  ESL faculty sat in CD classes to see what language needs the CD students would have; ended up taking all 4 courses and thus created the materials for the ESL courses based on the observed needs.  First cohort began in 2003.

4 The Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students to work with young children as:  preschool teacher assistants  childcare providers Offering curriculum, positive guidance, and age- appropriate learning environments.

5 CD 170 Principles of Child Development (90% Spanish) ESL 27AESL for Principles of CD (100% English) CD 180Observation & Guidance (70% Spanish) ESL 27BESL for Observation & Guidance (100% English) CD 181Curriculum Planning (70% English) ESL 27CESL for Curriculum Planning (100% English) CD 284Child, Family, & Community (100% English) ESL 27DESL for Child, Family & Community (100% English)  First Semester  Second Semester  Third Semester  Fourth Semester  Total: 17 units ( all CD are transfer courses to CSU; and the CD170 to UC also) and the CD170 to UC also)

6 Span2Engl Certificate (12 CD units + 5 ESL units) Associate Preschool Teacher Permit (SDCOE) 12 CD units Preschool Teacher Permit (SDCOE) 24 CD units + 16 GE units Child Development Teacher Permit Certificate 29 CD units + 16 GE units Associate Degree Child Development Teacher Major 60 units

7  The English as a Second Language assessment test  The English as a Second Language assessment test is highly recommended for all students interested in enrolling in this program. Child Development courses  Not open to students who have earned Credit in regular Child Development courses (taught in English) ESL 40, 41, or 104 or Reading 56  Not open to students who have successfully taken ESL 40, 41, or 104 or Reading 56.

8 Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA)  Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA) measures students’ grammatical ability and understanding of meaning in context. (ESL level)  QuickWriting Task  QuickWriting Task – one minute writing activity to know their writing in English competency - first day ESL class other regular CD courses and /or ESL courses  Observation of students that are able to register in other regular CD courses and /or ESL courses while they pursue the Span2Engl Program certificate.

9  Contextualized teaching and learning helps teachers relate subject matter content to real world situations

10  Linked courses/ Learning Communities. Span2Engl is a cohort of students taking eight courses that are linked in content in a two-year period of time. While each course retains it own objectives, the content of each course complements and supports the others scaffolding skills and knowledge.

11 Span2Engl Child Development Department Financial Aid Women’s Resource Center Academic Success Center (Tutors) CalWorks EOPS Child Development Lab Child Development Club ESL Department Counseling Public Relations Admissions Child Development Center Computer Lab Student Services Spanish-to-English Associate Teacher Certificate Program An Interdisciplinary Effort!

12 A sample of a CD / ESL activity from our first semester: ◦ CD170: Principles of Child Development ◦ ESL27: ESL for Principles of Child Development Theories in Child Development

13 CD 170 ESL 27A

14 A sample of a CD / ESL activity from our fourth semester: ◦ CD 284: Child, Family and Community ◦ ESL27: ESL for Child, Family and Community A theory-based Approach to Family Involvement in ECE

15 CD 284 : THEORY ESL 27D

16 Other ways to enhance student learning, motivation & success can be adapted from On Course:www.oncourseworkshop.com ◦ Dr. Skip Downing, creator of this unique college concept, has many strategies for success readily available on his website. We recommend this workshop to any colleague who seeks ways to promote true lasting learning while developing more meaningful classroom strategies.

17 Dr. Sandra Corona Coordinator, Spanish to English Program (619) ext____ Angelina Stuart Spanish to English ESL Lead (619) ext. 5607

18  We thank you for your participation today; you were wonderful “students”.  Please feel free to contact us for information regarding the program, the history, course materials or any other information.


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