Presentation on theme: "FWISD’s Dual Language Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 FWISD’s Dual Language Program DLE Program OverviewXavier VasquezDirector of FWISD Elementary Bilingual/ESL ProgramFebruary 11, 2015
2 FWISD Dual Language Program History AgendaFWISD Dual Language Program HistoryDual Language Enrichment (DLE) Program ImplementationFWISD Students & TeachersProgram PlacementFWISD MLLs DataDLE Specialist ResponsibilitiesFWISD DLE Professional Learning ActivitiesDLE Stipend IncentiveChallengesNOTES:FWISD’s Dual Language Program
3 FWISD Dual Language Program History Research and PlanningFirst Year of One-Way ImplementationConsistent Program ExpansionFirst year of Two-Way ImplementationProposed Two-Way Campus ExpansionNOTES:FWISD’s Dual Language Program
4 FWISD Dual Language Program Implementation Research and PlanningSchool Year# ofOne-Way campusesTwo-Way campusesTotalDLE campuses39-39+10=494949+8=575757+2=59+ 362593+2=5645+4=968NOTES:We began our search for a bilingual program in FWISD during the school year due to the Commissioners Exceptions Report. Among our search we found the Gómez-Gómez Dual Language Enrichment (DLE) Model. Developed by Dr. Leo Gómez and Dr. Richard Gómez from South Texas. The Gómez-Gómez DLE model offers a One-Way model which targets ELLs only and a Two-Way model which targets both ELLs and RP students. Our district decided it would be best to start off with the One-Way model since are responsibility is to comply with expectations and/or mandates of the Commissioners Exceptions Report. It was also decided to start off with the PK and K students, and every year adding a grade and new campuses to reduce the Exceptions Report.We began our DLE journey during the school year with 39 One-Way model campuses.Out of the 39 campuses, 32 of them were our initial Bilingual (early-exit Transitional and modified bilingual) campuses and we added 7 ESL-ONLY campuses to become bilingual campuses making our total of DLE campuses to 39.During the school year we added 10 more ESL-ONLY campuses to our list of One-Way DLE schools making it a total of 49 DLE campuses.In we did not add any campuses to our list which left our count of One-Way schools at 49. But we continued to move up to the next grade level.school year we added 8 ESL-ONLY campuses to our list of DLE One-Way schools making it a total of 57 campuses.For the next two school years, we did not make any changes to our list of campuses. However, we continued to move up to the next grade levelbrought big changes to our district. It was the first year we implemented the Two-Way model. Although we add a total of 5 campuses that year, some where implementing One-Way only and others were implementing both Two-Way and One-Way. 1 Campus offered the One-Way model in PK & K, 1 offered the One-Way model in K only. 2 campuses offered PK using the One-Way model and K using the Two Way model. The 5th campus implemented PK & K using the Two-Way model.we added 2 more ESL-ONLY campuses. 1 campus implemented the One-Way model in PK and the Two-Way model in K. The other campus only implemented the Two-Way in K.We have already started working on next school years plans for the DLE program and have proposed to implement the DLE program on 4 more campuses, which will make our DLE Campus list have a total of 68 campuses.FWISD’s Dual Language Program
5 FWISD Bilingual Students and Teachers As we saw in the previous slide, we have a total of 64 DLE campuses serving a total of 16,486 bilingual students in FWISD.We have 898 Bilingual/ESL teachers dedicated to serving the needs of our DLE students.NOTES:We began our DLE journey during the school year with 39 campuses. 32 campuses were our initial Bilingual Campuses and that year we added 7 ESL-ONLY campuses to become DLE campuses.FWISD’s Dual Language Program
6 FWISD Program Placement Students that are placed in the FWISD One-Way model, are students that are multilingual students (known as ELLs). These students automatically qualify to be placed in the DLE Program.Students that are placed in the FWISD Two-Way model, are students that are multilingual and automatically qualify to be placed in the DLE Program along with English monolingual students. The monolingual students must apply to participate in the DLE Two-Way Program. Applicants for the Two-Way program are selected by criteria established in our lottery system.FWISD’s Dual Language Program
7 Multiple Language Learner Data TEA PERFORMANCE-BASED MONITORING ANALYSIS SYSTEMBilingual Education/English as a Second LanguageTargetedareas2011201220132014STATEFWISD-DLEDISTRICTReading70%85%(SP only)79%(EN only)88%(SP and EN)80%71.6 %76%66%69.5%Math65%83% (EN)85% (EN)71% (EN)78%67%69% (EN)Science60%N/A82%72% 70% Writing63%51%62%72%61%1st year DLE in 3rd grade1st year DLE in 4th grade1st year DLE in 5th gradeGrades in 3rd, 4th and 5th2012 was the first year that Spanish and English scores were combined for students in Bilingual programs.In previous years, were reported separately.
8 Multiple Language Learner Data PBMS areas of improvement from 2013 to 2014Targeted areas20132014BE STAAR 3-8 ScienceFrom a 1 (56%.4%)To a 0 (61.6%)TELPAS ReadingFrom a 1 (5.1%)To a 0 (3.4%)
9 FWISD DLE Program Implementation Specialists Responsibilities are as follow:Advocate for Dual Language EnrichmentAssist in student placementSubmit recommendations for staffing/ conduct teacher certification auditsProvide guidance in leveling classroomsPerform demonstration lessonsAdminister program implementation visitsServe as teacher mentorsSupport our BTAPsDevelop/conduct DLE/ESL (ELPS, TELPAS, etc.) Professional Learning activitiesProvide technical assistance to DLE campusesCollaborate with all content area departments and other district stakeholdersDevelop/conduct Lead Teacher, faculty, parent and community meetingsRecommend/order DLE supplemental materials/resourcesDisaggregate and analyze student performance dataSupport and advance district goals and initiativesOrganize and lead in special projects and tasks as assigned by the directorTranslate and review district developed curriculum, assessment, etc.Identify/train DLE Cadre PresentersCoordinate/facilitate special language summer schoolNOTES:FWISD’s Dual Language Program
10 FWISD DLE/ESL Professional Learning Activities Sessions are scheduled after school for 3 hours (4:00pm-7:00pm).Each session is provided to specific grade level ranges, PK-1st and 2nd-5th grade.Each DLE/ESL session was offered 14 timesSessions offered this school year were as follows:Estudios Sociales en Español: ¡Si se puede! (PK-1)Estudios Sociales en Español: ¡Si se puede! (2-5)Enseñando Ciencias Naturales (PK-1)Enseñando Ciencias Naturales (2-5)Math Instruction that supports ELLs (PK-1)Math Instruction that supports ELLs (2-5)Artes de Lenguaje en una clase de enriquecimiento dual (PK-1)Artes de Lenguaje en una clase de enriquecimiento dual (2-5)Language Arts in the DLE Classroom (PK-1)Language Arts in the DLE Classroom (2-5)Online ELPS Follow-up for New Teachers (PK-5)Separate PL sessions especially designed for our Two-Way teachersDual Language Institute TrainingStop GapFWISD DL ProgramFWISD DifferenceSupport meetingsNOTES:FWISD’s Dual Language Program
11 Stipend Incentive Bilingual Teacher Assignment $2,250 Bilingual Certified Teacher (meeting all state certification criteria)Provide Spanish instruction in keeping with the DLE modelTeacher of record for Spanish-speaking LEP studentsPrincipal attestationPL Stipend $900 (optional)Attend 12 hours of DLE sponsored/ approved PLsComplete Action Plan for each session attended
12 ChallengesRemind district stakeholders that DLE program research supports the model as being the most effective in serving MLLsEncourage fidelity to the implementation of the model to ensure the expected/desired resultsClarify the interdependent nature of our program with all academic and leadership areas
13 Xavier Vásquez Director FWISD Elementary Bilingual/ESL Program 100 N Xavier Vásquez Director FWISD Elementary Bilingual/ESL Program 100 N. University Dr. Suite 232 NE Fort Worth, Texas (Office) (Fax)Presentation Name
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