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1 Applying for Foreign Language Assistance Program Grant (FLAP) Pat Lo, Director Asian Languages BETAC Gary Goldenback, Compliance Performance Specialist.

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1 1 Applying for Foreign Language Assistance Program Grant (FLAP) Pat Lo, Director Asian Languages BETAC Gary Goldenback, Compliance Performance Specialist Office of ELLs May 5, 2009 ALBETAC, NYU Metro Center

2 2 Purpose of the Program The grants pay the Federal share of the cost of innovative model programs for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of foreign language study for elementary and secondary schools students.

3 3 Purpose of the Program Grants to SEAs—to support systemic approaches in improving FL in the State ($50,000-$400,000 per year) Grants to LEAs—must show the promise of being continued, demonstrate approaches that can be disseminated, and may include professional development ($50,000 to $300,000 per year)

4 4 Requirements  In order to build program capacity at the State and local level, cost sharing/matching is required  The cost share is 100% for each year  If an LEA does not have adequate resources, a waiver may be requested  Waivers for cost sharing are not available for State agencies

5 5 Special Considerations 1. Summer professional development 2. Linking native language or heritage language speakers with schools 3. Promoting the sequential study of K- 12 foreign languages 4. Using technology effectively 5. Promoting innovative activities 6. Collaborating between state and local educational agencies

6 6 Special Considerations (detail) 4. Using technology effectively Computer assisted instruction Language labs Distance learning 5. Promoting innovative activities Content-based instruction Immersion Partial immersion

7 7 Special Considerations (detail) 5. Promoting innovative activities Two-Way immersion (FL and English) - FLAP funds pay for the FL component - Matching funds pay for FL component - The funding of goals, objectives, and activities pertaining to English are not considered to be allowable costs under the FLAP program - Project personnel, paid by FLAP funding or district matching funds, may not spend time on English objectives or activities

8 8 Collaboration with Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)  Program design  Curriculum/Materials development  Professional development  Distance learning  Evaluation  Articulation

9 Application Form Federal Register grant announcement Register/announcements/ /042109a.pdf Register/announcements/ /042109a.pdf Request application package: Patrice Swann,(202) or

10 10 Submission Process Electronic submission ONLY

11 11 Timeline April 21, 2009, Applications Available May 11, 2009, Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply May 27, 2009, Deadline for Transmittal of Applications July 27, 2009, Deadline for intergovernmental Review

12 12 Required Format Page limit: 35 pages in part III, the narrative section 8.5 ” X11 ”, single side, with 1 ” margins at 4 sides Double space Font size: 12 Fonts: Times New Roman, courier, Courier New, or Arial (Times Roman or Arial Narrow will not be accepted)

13 13 Essential Components Abstract Part Ithe cover sheet Part IIthe budget section, including the narrative budget justification Part IIIthe narrative Part IVthe assurances and certifications

14 14 Selection Criteria: explicit connections to relevant aspects of the Purpose of the Program Need for project (5 points) Quality of the project design (60 points) Quality of project personnel (10 points) Quality of the management plan (10 points) Quality of the project evaluation (15 points) Critical languages (up to 10 extra points) * Based on 2008 application information

15 15 Quality of the project design (60 points) Clearly specified and measurable goals, objectives, and outcomes to be achieved Implementation and evaluation will result in information to guide possible replication of program activities, strategies, etc. Capacity building

16 16 Quality of the project design - continued Applying up-to-date knowledge from research and effective practice Establishing linkages with other appropriate agencies and organizations providing services to the target population Comprehensive effort to improve teaching and learning and support rigorous academic standards for students

17 17 Foreign Language Standards NY State LOTE Standards Students will be able to use a language other than English for communication develop cross-cultural skills and understandings

18 18 Foreign Language Standards American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages 3 communication modes Interpersonal Interpretive Presentational

19 19 Backward Design Process Identify desired results Determine acceptable evidence Plan learning experiences and instruction

20 20 NEW FLAP Grants Awarded YearLocalStateAmount $6 M $2 M $14 M ?$9M $2.2 M ??$8.6 M?

21 21 FLAP Grant Competitive Priority Languages of major economic and political importance—Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and languages in the Indic, Iranian and Turkic language families

22 22 FLAP FY of 70 New LEA Grants Awarded are in critical languages FY of 52 New LEA Grants Awarded are in critical languages

23 23 Language Distribution

24 24 Approved Applications from the Past Office of English Language Acquisition Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Dearborn PDFPDF Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Fairfax County PDFPDF Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - San Francisco PDFPDF Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Mid-Prairie PDFPDF Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Philadelphia PDFPDF Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Plano PDFPDF Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Wisconsin PDFPDF Foreign Language Assistance Program LEA Grants - Memphis PDFPDF Foreign Language Assistance Program LEA Grants - Minneapolis PDFPDF Foreign Language Assistance Program LEA Grants - Pioneer Valley PDF PDF Foreign Language Assistance Program LEA Grants - Utica PDFPDF

25 25 Fairfax County Public Schools Chinese and Arabic Levels 1-12, 7 schools Year two 1373 students, year three 1755 Goals: 1-6 Chinese and Arabic FLES curriculum Virtual Chinese and Arabic courses LinguaFolio USA! electronic version Model of 1-16 articulation plans Replication initiative

26 26 Fairfax County Public Schools Partners: Virginia Dept. of Ed—virtual language course throughout Virginia Chinese Language Council (Hanban)— summer professional development George Mason University—1-16 articulation and career choices Georgetown University—1-16 articulation and career choices

27 27 Fairfax County Public Schools days per year (in-kind) Professor, Georgetown University Director of China Initiatives, GMU Chinese Program Coordinator, GMU GMU will contribute the cost of the FLAP project evaluation

28 28 Resources OELA Website NCELA Website Rebecca Richey


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