Presentation on theme: "Westhoff’s English Learner Parent Meeting October 2, 2015 Welcome!"— Presentation transcript:
Westhoff’s English Learner Parent Meeting October 2, 2015 Welcome!
How did your child get into the program? ▪ Home Language Survey ▪ Language Assessment (English): listening, reading, writing, and speaking
Language Levels ▪ B Beginner ▪ EI Early Intermediate ▪ I Intermediate ▪ EA Early Advanced ▪ A Advanced ▪ LEP = Limited English Proficient ▪ FEP = Fluent English Proficient
How do we help your child? ▪ All teachers are CLAD certified which means they are trained to work with students that speak languages other than English ▪ Mrs. Tse works with students to support what they are doing in class. ▪ Teachers monitor the progress of the students throughout the year using observation forms.
Imagine Learning ▪ District purchased computer based program for learning English ▪ Available to Beginning and Early Intermediate students ▪ Before School Intervention Program
CELDT Testing ▪ October 20, 2015 ▪ Used to determine growth in the English language ▪ Reading, writing, speaking, and listening ▪ Results mailed in January or February
How does your child test out of the program? Early Advanced or Advanced on the CELDT test Benchmark scores for Reading and Writing Teacher feedback/recommendation
Common Core State Standards Collaboration Communication Creativity Critical Thinking Citizenship** Non-fiction Evidence based (how do you know?) College and Career Ready Research
Common Core Math Math Expressions Understand the process Explain Use many different methods to solve the problem Youtube, Khan Academy etc…
CAASPP ▪ California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress ▪ Test on computers/devices ▪ Students test in Language Arts if they have been in the country more than one year ▪ All students test in Math ▪ Testing is in April / May
What can you do at home? ▪ Have your children READ ▪ Take them to the public library or the bookstore to buy books in English ▪ Our school library has books in two languages ▪ Websites such as starfall.com and abcya.com and ipad apps for vocabulary ▪ Use the Online Resources handout for suggestions
Parent Conferences ▪ If you need a translator for parent / teacher conferences, please let the teacher or Mrs. Tse know!
English Learner Advisory Committee District Learner Advisory Committee ▪ We need one or two parents to be a part of our school’s English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) and District Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). ▪ This means representing our school at meetings at the district office. You would give your input into what is happening with our English Learner students. ▪ These meetings would be every other month. ▪ Who would be willing to serve as our ELAC and DELAC representative?
DLAC Meetings ▪ November 18, 2015 9:00-10:30 a.m. ▪ January 27, 2016 9:00-10:30 a.m. ▪ March 9, 2016 9:00-10:30 a.m. ▪ May 4, 2016 9:00- 10:30 a.m.
Ballots ▪ Please fill out the names of the volunteers. ▪ Please mark a check or “x” next the name(s) you would like to vote for.
Questions ▪ If you have any questions feel free to leave Mrs. Tse or myself a note. ▪ You can also email me at email@example.com@wvusd.k12.ca.us ▪ Please make sure you have signed in at the back table. ▪ Thank you for coming today!