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World Languages Task Force Resources

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Mission:  The World Languages Task Force will be reviewing the current K-12 world languages program of the district with the goal of making recommendations for the future direction of the program.  The task force will determine what changes, if any, need to be made to the program in order to meet the needs of the students of the Steamboat Springs School District over the next 20 years.   The committee will recommend changes in both the structure and delivery of world language instruction including the possible use of online options.   Changes may include the basic mission of world language instruction at each school level as well as course options for students.   The committee will determine if choices for languages should be expanded and if so what those choices should be. 

 

Minutes from Meetings

9-26 minutes

10-24 minutes

11-28 minutes

12-19 minutes

2-6 minutes

2-27 minutes and draft recommendation

3-20 minutes and updated recommendation

4-3 work session

5-1 work session

 

Final Presentation for 5-20 Board Meeting

 

Talking Points for 5-20 Board Meeting

 

Resources Task Force members have shared

http://www.avenues.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Language-Immersion.pdf

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121008082953.htm#.ULUCEvJLBWw.email

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/18/foreign-language-learning-good-for-your-brain/

http://www.actfl.org/news/position-statements/role-technology-language-learning

 

 

Dual immersion and Bilingual programs

http://www.naldic.org.uk/Resources/NALDIC/Initial%20Teacher%20Education/Documents/Opportunitiesforbilingualism.pdf

http://voices.yahoo.com/benefits-bilingual-education-1729595.html

http://www.psdumonde.org/bilingual/index.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-benefits-of-bilingualism.html?_r=0

http://www.greatschools.org/elementary-school/community/discussion.gs?content=1226

http://www.sausd.k12.ca.us/Page/13343

http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/TLE_pdf/TLE_Feb13_Article.pdf

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.0026-7902.2004.00219.x/abstract

http://www.readingmatrix.com/articles/april_2010/gerena.pdf

https://eweb.psdschools.org/documentlibrary/downloads/Research_and_Evaluation/PSD-Related_Research_Reports/Peer-Reviewed_Publications/Effects%20of%20an%20Elementary%20Dual%20Language%20Immersion_School_Program_on_Junior_High_School_Achievement.pdf

http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=3666

http://ows.edb.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/users/dpalmer/TWI%20Strand%20IJBEB.pdf

http://www.lindholm-leary.com/present&handout/CurrentResTWI_TexasDL2007_4web.pdf

 

Examples of Dual Immersion Schools

In Colorado

http://azbilingualed.org/AABE%20Site/AABE%20NEWS%202003/eagle_valley_schools_blend_dual.htm

http://dia.mesa.k12.co.us/

 

Elsewhere

http://www.cal.org/jsp/TWI/SchoolListings.jsp

http://www.lgsd.k12.ca.us/domain/24

http://washington.rbusd.org/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1330169654820

http://www.graniteschools.org/depart/teachinglearning/curriculuminstruction/dualimmersionprogram/Pages/default.aspx

http://oldadobemves.sharpschool.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=788142&pageId=1045389

http://www.cvesd.org/PARENTS/Pages/DualImmersion.aspx

http://www.wasatch.edu/Page/6697

http://www.weber.k12.ut.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&Itemid=671&id=1353

 

 

Proficiency and schools

ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf

Does the United States Need a Language Policy CAL document.pdf

Foreign Language Teaching in US Schools CAL executive summary.pdf

World_Languages_Standards_Adopted_12.10.09.pdf

 

What languages do students need to get employed?

  • Partnership for 21st Century Skills:  Are They Really Ready to Work?  http://www.p21.org/documents/key_findings_joint.pdf
  • Statistics by state as to the destination of exports from each state http://tse.export.gov
  • Proficiency Levels in World of Work-- click here-- shows the language level required as minimum requirement for certain jobs; also shows the amount of time it takes to reach that level in traditional academic settings.
  •  Network of Business Language Educators-- www.nble.org-- resources for a community of educators across disciplines who are preparing their students for the global workplace. Among the goals of NOBLE are helping educators to promote and lead foreign language advocacy efforts at their institutions and to develop courses and programs focusing on the use of language in the workplace. The site has information about Business Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish, as well as Medical Spanish.

 

Enrollment Data

 

 

Other Resources

The Benefits of Second Language Study

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/Curriculum/Curriculum_Root_Web_Folder/BenefitsofSecondLanguage.pdf

http://www.doe.state.la.us/Lde/uploads/2599.pdf

http://spanishschoolhouse.com/forms/researchsays.pdf

http://www.cal.org/resources/pubs/whyhowwhen_brochure.pdf

 

 

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