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Programa de Doble Inmersión Hedenkamp Elementary Spanish Hedenkamp Spanish Dual Immersion Program
¿Qué es un programa de inmersión? What is an immersion program? Serves both language minority and language majority students concurrently.language minoritylanguage majority Two language groups are put together and instruction is delivered through both languages. For example… Spanish Immersion here at Hedenkamp. The goals of the program are for both groups to become biliterate, succeed academically, and develop cross-cultural understanding (Howard, 2001).biliterate
Declaración de misión Dual Immersion Program Mission Statement Hedenkamp’s Dual Immersion Program is committed to providing an academically challenging and language rich standards-based curriculum to ensure that all students will become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. Children of all races, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds will be prepared to contribute to a complex, diverse global community.
Programas de inmersión Immersion Programs The two most well-known programs 50/50 (dual literacy K-6) 90/10 Hedenkamp adopted a 90/10 Spanish Immersion program, starting in Kindergarten, July 2004.
¿Por qué un programa de 90/10? Why a 90/10 program?
LOCAL STATISTICS First cohort at Nestor Language Academy: Last year, in 10th grade, took the CAHSEE for the first time and 100% of them passed (both reading and math). About 60% were ELL’s when they entered Nestor and 3 went through Sp. Ed. (speech and/or RSP).
2006 CAHSEE Results 10th Grade TWI Students 67 10 0 74 Including 3 Special Education students
¿Qué enseñan en el programa de Inmersion? What is taught in the Spanish Immersion program? All classes are taught standards developed by the State of California for each grade level. These standards are taught through district-wide adopted curriculum available in both Spanish and English. Depending on percentages for his/her grade your child will receive that instruction (the same in any other class), while the language may be different.
Curriculum K.2 Students recognize national and state symbols and icons such as the national and state flags, the bald eagle, and the Statue of Liberty. In every kindergarten class students will learn to identify national symbols. In Spanish Immersion classes they learn the exact same facts but all in Spanish. Teachers are trained in Strategies that incorporate TPR, GLAD, Sheltered Instruction and Scaffolding to deliver information in a manner that is most comprehensible to Spanish learners.
Retos? Challenges? Kindergarten can be a challenge for any child. You know your child best. The very nature of adding another language to the mix of factors for Kindergarten can be very rewarding but also challenging to some children.
¿Cómo es el programa de Kinder? What does this program look like in Kindergarten? Spanish role model = Main Teacher Bilingual role model = Partner Teacher 15 minutes oral English Language Development Student Class Compostion: 1) 50% Spanish 50% English 2) 33% Spanish 33% English 33% Bilingual
¿Cómo es el programa de Hedenkamp? What does this program look like at Hedenkamp? Kindergarten: 90% Spanish, 10% English 1 st Grade: 90% Spanish, 10% English 2 nd Grade: 80% Spanish, 20% English 3 rd Grade: 70% Spanish, 30% English 4 th Grade: 60% Spanish, 40% English 5 th Grade: 50% Spanish, 50% English 6 th Grade: 50% Spanish, 50% English
Informational Resources www.cal.org http://www.cal.org/twi/directory/ http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/standards.asp www.wordreference.com Parent email/phone tree 501 verbs A comprehensive Spanish-English Dictionary –LAROUSSE or VELASQUEZ
Assessments All Immersion students will be required by state law to take the CST in 2-6 th grade in English.
Parent Committment The Spanish Immersion program is a 7 year commitment. A language takes 5-7 years to develop at near-native fluency. While you see a great deal of growth early on, this does NOT indicate that your child is Bilingual and Biliterate, yet.
Video A brief look into some of our classrooms to see it in action.