Presentation on theme: "Migrant Family Math Nights. Helps kids and parents overcome anxiety about math Helps students and families understand how math applies to the real world."— Presentation transcript:
Migrant Family Math Nights
Helps kids and parents overcome anxiety about math Helps students and families understand how math applies to the real world Gives teachers feedback about their school’s math curriculum Let’s students know math is fun Gives parents and teachers another chance to connect with each other Shows parents what their kids are learning about math
Our purpose is to: Intentionally include Migrant Students and Families in math nights and engage them in school activities Use the “I do, We do, You do” model to help districts provide a series of math nights for migrant students and families Increase the number of students that are meeting state standards in the area of math
As found in the SDP- Math 1 Math Goal 1: Increase the percentage of migrant families who are able to provide their children with what they need to improve their mathematical ability from 67% to 80%. oMath 1 C: Develop and disseminate strategies for teachers/staff to communicate with parents/families regarding math strategies in the home. (2010) oMath 1 E: Develop and disseminate family-friendly information on specific math resources and strategies being used in the classroom and how migrant parents can support those strategies in the home. (2011)
"students with involved parents are more likely to: Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs; Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits; Attend school regularly; Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school; and Graduate and go on to postsecondary education" (Henderson & Mapp, 2002)
Migrant Students and Math
How to find your district’s Math information… MSIS website: https://www.msdr.org/index.cfm MSIS website https://www.msdr.org/index.cfm oUsername and password oReports oStudent Lists oStudent Needs Assessment list oWhich district
Migrant Math Assessment Info Information take from the OSPI Washington State Report Card
Think Pair Share WHY??? What did you notice about the data of migrant students in math? What about all students?
How to get started…… Research what is being done in your district already Ensure, by looking at sign-in sheets, talking with your PAC etc that those services are including migrant families and that they are attending If so, GREAT!! Keep up the good work! If not, contact your support networks -MERO’s -Curriculum Director - Math Coaches - Regional Math Coordinator
Before your Math nights Who, what, when, where, how Meet with ALL stakeholders. Who needs to be at the table? Consider transportation needs Consider what times of day are best for your migrant families Get input and participation from Parent Advisory Council Cultural and linguistic needs Plan for the full family Plan for a variety of levels of math ability, language ability and developmental ability
Set up committees so that one person doesn’t have to do it all Advertise in a manner that is intentionally including migrant families Have all staff that can be at the event participate Have standards for each activity translated and in kid friendly terms Set up some take away for families i.e. the activities themselves, a notebook of ideas handouts, photos etc.
What is happening???? Share with each other What is going on in your community???? What would bring your parents out???? How can we have math a part of the daily conversation???
During your Math nights Provide a welcoming environment, welcome each and every family Ensure that the whole family can be involved from babies to grandmas Are staff able to communicate effectively with families? Not an opportunity for teachers to discuss “issues” with families Ensure activities can be easily transferred the migrant home, low cost, low preparation and fun
After your Math nights Get your group back together, evaluate as the facilitator’s how you feel it went Get feedback and share it with families, PAC, PTA/O and school board Thank everyone involved. It is really important to remember all the work that goes into a nights like this and thank each person individually Keep up the good work!!!!! Have more math nights! A one time math night won’t make sustainable change
Evaluating your Migrant Math Nights? Migrant Service Delivery Plan Goal : Math Goal 1: Increase the percentage of migrant families who are able to provide their children with what they need to improve their mathematical ability. Use your own district’s baseline data to measure growth
A variety of ways to evaluate your Migrant Family Math nights Survey at Family Math nights Baseline data Each family can be given a written pre/post survey as part of the Family Math nights The district can have a sticker dot chart measuring how families feel regarding being able to help their child with math Can be measured over a series of Family Math nights The district can use their data from the survey that is given each year as a measurement Can use the MSP results
Practitioners Committee Names Heriberto TorresYakima School District Stephanie WoodToppenish School District Instructional Math Coach Jim BeichlerESD 105/MERO Don BenderESD 105/MERO Thomas RomeroESD 105/MERO Jill Copenhaver8 th Grade Math Teacher Quincy School District Kathy ThornockNCESD 171/MERO Jennifer MabeyLake Quinnault School District Jeanette GrishamNWESD Regional Math Coor. Kelly PingreeESD 189/MERO Janis HeiglFacilitator America SmithMigrant Director Centralia School District Lupe LedesmaOSPI/Migrant Education Program
Ideas? Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
A Special Thanks to all the people who helped to make this project possible.