Presentation on theme: "STARTALK Principles in Curriculum Design and Implementation:"— Presentation transcript:
1 STARTALK Principles in Curriculum Design and Implementation: Best Practices
2 34 programs in 21 states and DC Infrastructure for 200734 programs in 21 states and DCSTARTALK Central had no idea what to expect in the solicitation for 2007 programs; we attempted to provide some structure, but eventually 34 wildflowers blossomed.
3 Major Lessons Learned: 2007 Both Student and Teacher Programs needMore guidance in planning and implementationMore effective teacher training and monitoringMore guidance on integrating culture into their curriculaBetter ways to measure program outcomesUneven implementation of programs as proposedUneven instruction within programs
4 Advisory Board Recommendations Develop and provideCurriculum frameworksCommon assessment toolswe needed to provide a framework to enable programs to make sound decisions about their learning objectives, how they would be achieved, and how they would be measured.
5 STARTALK Program Design Principles Backward designStandards-basedThematic units
6 81 Programs in 32 States and DC Infrastructure for 200881 Programs in 32 States and DC
7 Feedback 2008 2009 74% found them useful Limited Creativity and FlexibilityUnsuited to some program models200990% acceptance rateRequest for tailored templates
8 STARTALK: Focus on Best Practices Backward DesignStandards-based CurriculumInstruction
9 Stages of Backward Design: Identify desired resultsDetermine acceptable evidence of learningThen and only then-3. Plan learning experiences & instructionMimi Section
10 Curriculum and Backward Design PurposesWhat would it look like?What students should be able to doWhat students should know
11 Curriculum: From Standards to the Classroom FrameworkorBlueprintCurriculumOutcomesAssessmentsUnitsDailyLessonPlans
12 STARTALK Curriculum Template: Major Elements Program Theme and SubthemesStandards Targeted and Expected OutcomesSpecific Knowledge and SkillsEnd of Program Performance TasksOther Assessment and Evidence of LearningInstructional StrategiesMaterials and ResourcesTechnology
13 1. Identify Desired Results Choose a Program Theme and Unit ThemesEstablish Goals for the Program from the National StandardsIdentify Can-Do’s for each unit of your programIdentify Content Knowledge and Skills that align with your theme
14 Some examples of themes Ready to TravelA Healthy LifestyleGetting AcquaintedGlobal CitizenshipConsumerism
15 Some Examples of Sub-Themes A Healthy Lifestyle,Choosing Healthy FoodsSports and ActivitiesReady to TravelGetting around townMeeting people
16 What is evidence of student learning? Designing Assessments
17 Sample Interpretive tasks listen with visualsfill in graphs, charts, forms, graphic organizers, venn diagramsfollow a route on a mapcheck-off items in a listdraw what is describedput sentences in correct orderlisten for the gist—identify main ideaguess meaning from contextidentify/categorize/classify thematic vocabularyidentify/categorize/classify authentic materialcreate questions from info in the pieceidentify specific information found in the piececompose a title or headlineparaphrase in native language/target languagebrainstorm and categorize synonyms
18 Memorized material such as a skit is NOT an interpersonal mode task. Interpersonal mode tasks are two-way, spontaneous exchanges that involve negotiation of meaning between people.These tasks are unrehearsed, unrefined, non-scripted.May be based on information acquired in the interpretive mode.Memorized material such as a skit is NOT an interpersonal mode task.
19 Sample Interpersonal Personal Tasks Making a purchase Meeting and GreetingOrdering in a restaurantAsking directionsFace to face or telephone conversationsTalking about friends and familyDiscussing events of the dayMaking plansNegotiating who does what, gets what,with who, how, and where
20 Presentational TasksPresentational mode tasks allow learners time to rehearse, revise, rewrite, consult sources, or otherwise prepare ahead of time.These tasks require learners to use the language for a real world purpose other than display for the teacher or classroom.Presentational mode tasks allow learners to use language in new and different contexts.
21 Sample Presentational tasks Brochure or ItineraryLetterWeb pages (Facebook/myspace page)Video or PodcastsAdvertisementAgenda, Schedule or Plan of the day, weekNew beginning or ending of story, songDemonstrationTV or Radio spotDesign a survey and present findingsPublic Service Announcement or InfomercialEssays, PlaysPoem, Song, RapPhotoStory, VoiceThread
22 Sample Presentational tasks Brochure or ItineraryLetterWeb pages (Facebook/myspace page)Video or PodcastsAdvertisementAgenda, Schedule or Plan of the day, weekNew beginning or ending of story, songDemonstrationTV or Radio spotDesign a survey and present findingsPublic Service Announcement or InfomercialEssays, PlaysPoem, Song, RapPhotoStory, VoiceThread
23 Curriculum Template: Major Elements Program Theme and SubthemesStandards Targeted and Expected OutcomesSpecific Knowledge and SkillsEnd of Program Performance TasksOther Assessment and Evidence of LearningInstructional StrategiesMaterials and ResourcesTechnology
24 Best Practices in Instruction Use of target languageStudent centered learningMeaningful interactionIntegration of language, culture, and contentDifferentiationExamples?
25 REFLECTIONS Reflections from STARTALK Project Directors Your reflections: questions, thoughts …