Presentation on theme: "What is the Language Leaper Project? Who are the members of the Curriculum Development Team? Who are the National Partners? How will the Program Work?"— Presentation transcript:
What is the Language Leaper Project? Who are the members of the Curriculum Development Team? Who are the National Partners? How will the Program Work? What is the Work Plan for the Development Team? What are the Expectations?
2009 FLAP Grant to develop a Content-Related & Media-Based FLES program for the languages of Japanese & Mandarin Chinese State funds will be applied to simultaneously develop French & Spanish versions. Developed for grades K-5 Each grade level will consist of 6 Content/Thematic Units Each unit will consist of 16 Content Episodes & 2 Assessment Episodes
World Language Teachers: 6 Elementary Content Teachers:12 Language Specialists: 4 6 teams total that consist of 2-Elementary Content Teachers and 1- World Language Teacher. Language Specialists will provide guidance to all 6 teams.
Helena Curtain: National Early Language Learning Consultant Center For Applied Linguistics (CAL) Nancy Rhodes Lynn Thompson Chengbin Yin
Adapt Best Practice to Media-Based Model Each program episode will be designed to be implemented during a thirty minute period. Three episodes will be presented each week. Trained classroom facilitators will lead the students through interactive learning activities that seek to address established learning targets. Ongoing formative student self-assessment and cumulative assessment will be administered.
Unit Planning Guide Unit Sequencing Guide Episode Script Form Episode Lesson Plan Form Assessment Script Form Assessment Lesson Plan Form Leaper Cards (Self-Assessment)
Curriculum Development Session: Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24 Grants to individual county to cover the cost of substitutes will be issued. WV Center for Professional Development in Charleston. Start time of 8:30 a.m. Independent Work Project Incentives
Date Received (Start Date)Due DateProductResponsible Individual Friday, October 23Saturday, October 24 1 st Completed Unit: Unit Overview, Sequencing Plan, 1 Lesson Plan (?) Curriculum Development Team: 2 Content Teachers 1 World Language Teacher *Language Specialists Saturday, October 24Friday, November 13 1 st Completed Unit: 16- Episode Lesson Plans 16- Episode Scripts 2 - Assessment Lesson Plan 2-Assessment Scripts Leaper Cards (Self- Assessment) Curriculum Development Team: 2 Content Teachers 1 World Language Teacher *Language Specialists Friday, November 13Friday, December 112 nd Completed Unit: Unit Overview, Sequencing Plan, 16- Episode Lesson Plans 16- Episode Scripts 2 - Assessment Lesson Plan 2-Assessment Scripts Leaper Cards (Self-Assessment) Curriculum Development Team: Content Teachers World Language Teachers *Language Specialists
Date Received (Start Date)Due DateProductResponsible Individual Monday, December 14Monday, January 4th Translated 1 st set of Units (6 total) Language Specialists Friday, January 11Friday, January 29Translated 2 nd set of Units (6 total) Language Specialists
K-5 Framework 6 Complete Kindergarten Units 6 Complete 1 st Grade Units Units for grades 2-3 and grades 4-5 will be developed in subsequent years of the grant
Initial Team Assignments Identify 8 Content Power Standards (per assigned grade level) –Content Teachers Submit topics/standards via e-mail by Thursday, October 15, 2009