Presentation on theme: "Promote Academic Honesty Jessie Yaun – Spanish Teacher / Department Chair Ali Campot– Spanish Teacher"— Presentation transcript:
Promote Academic Honesty Jessie Yaun – Spanish Teacher / Department Chair Ali Campot– Spanish Teacher Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE Washington, DC Marielys Garcia: Student Dean (former Spanish Teacher / Department Chair) Website: https://sites.google.com/site/pr omotingacademichonesty/ https://sites.google.com/site/pr omotingacademichonesty/
Do you feel…? Administrators lack sufficient understanding of foreign language instruction? Students lack an awareness of what academic dishonesty is? Parents have good intentions in supporting their child, but lack appropriate tools?
Questions Department Administration How reach-out & get support? Students How get buy-in? Parents How reach-out?
Promote Academic Success through Academy Integrity Develop an Academic Dishonesty Policy Collaborate with your administration Educate students and parents about policy / academic integrity Help students execute academic honesty End Goal: promote academic success through academic integrity
Policy Creation: Cycles of Communication Question Prioritize Evaluate Reassess / Refine
Policy Creation: Questions List inquiries and questions for administrative team in written form Meet with as many administrators and department members Consider student work samples
Policy Creation: Prioritize After meeting, create priority areas: student and administration Review common issues with academic honesty Ground discussion in data and specific work samples Assess student shortcomings Key actions for administrators
Policy Creation: Evaluate Next Steps Establish clear action plan for Department Consider follow up communication Review priority areas and key takeaways (Has anything changed from original plans/ concerns?)
Policy Creation: Reassess/ Refine Frequent check-in’s with various administrators Assess impact of changes on micro and macro level Solicit feedback Consider PD for administrators Constant reflection!
Student Lesson: Warm-up What is academic dishonesty? Non-accusatory what-if situations Ex: What if someone looks on paper? Responsibility? Violate code of conduct? Aunt Sally How should respond (student advocacy) Students translate 2 sentences Discussion
Student Lesson 1 st : Read about machine translation and inaccuracies “Language is simply too complicated for machines to understand all of the vocabulary, grammar, context, and nuances in the source and target languages.” Answer questions about reading
Student Lesson 2 nd : Translator demonstration Use same sentences from warm-up “I like to attend charity events, drink water, skateboard and eat food.” How are you (permanently)? OR What are you like (permanently)? Use 2 popular online translators: Google Translator & Free Translation
Student Lesson 3 rd : Read & discuss a blog “Would it be cheating if I used an online translator for my French project?” AAQEq9H AAQEq9H 13 year old –I don’t understand Students respond – inaccuracies, academic dishonesty & detection & recourses Mini-closing Based on blog… are translators reliable? Will your teacher notice? Is it considered cheating (how so)? What should do to avoid problems?
Student Lesson 5 th : Consequences What are they? Why do they exist? Hypo: What if Ms. Yaun used translators all through college and was never told this is wrong?
Student Lesson Closing: Reflection (to keep for records) Demonstrate met objectives with a translator? Why? Violation of Code of Conduct? Ineffectiveness & inaccuracies Policies Too much “help” Advocating for self Recourses of action if in doubt Unanswered questions
Student Lesson: Homework: Parent Outreach Take materials home (minus final reflection) Share with parents/guardians Be clear: preventative exercise to promote academic honesty; not accusatory Is receiving info helpful? How so? Unanswered questions? Leave information for parent to reach you Allows for a dialogue
Paraphrased parent response The video has been very informative. I am so pleased my child is at a school that cares about quality education. I am so grateful this school is standing strong about values, integrity and honesty. It is wonderful to know he is receiving a quality education. He now knows to be careful about the resources he uses.
Writing Folders: How do I help Lulu stay organized ? Writing folders! Project description & due dates Outlines Word banks and vocabulary lists Drafts
Writing Folders: How do I provide Lulu with motivation write in-class? Award extra credit points with stickers! Hold an Awards Ceremony midway through the project Allow students to listen to music Provide regular feedback
Writing Folders: How can I scaffold these assignments for Lulu? Sample text Outlines and guiding questions Word banks Editing Symbols
Writing Folders: How can I differentiate for Lulu who writes at a quicker pace? Peer-editing / Peer-review Have HW assignments ready Allow students to work ahead
Writing Folders: Online
Data – Spanish I
Process Policies and Protocol Student Lesson Writing Folders