GCISD World Languages Update

Fall 2013

Elementary Update

Collaborations

Two great collaboration sessions were held in the past couple of weeks. Breakout sessions included:



  • Vocabulary Strategies for English Language Learning
  • New technology resources were shared and explored
  • New Spanish Literacy Curriculum was shared and explored
  • LPAC 101 training was provided for ESL teachers
  • Food and fun!


Important Dates for Elementary

January 14: Details coming soon! This will be a required 1/2 day pull out training for all bilingual and dual language teachers. This will replace the collaboration meeting on January 13.


January 23: ESL Collaboration Session, 3:30-5:00, PDEC


February 3,4: ESL Certification training for those who desire a face to face training session prior to taking the exam. (sign up in Eduphoria; Principal approval is required).


February 20: LPAC Party! All 3-5 teachers new to the LPAC process should come and complete assessment LPAC documentation together with on-site support. (Admin Tech Lab)



Meeting Dates for FLES Teachers

Dec. 11 @BES

3:45-5:45


Jan. 8 @TES

3:45-5:45


Feb. 28 @BES

12:30-3:30


Middle School Update

Newcomer Center at CTMS

Things are going extremely well in the newly established Newcomer Class! Students attend a class taught by Beth Petty at 7:10 everyday. They work on conversational English, academic vocabulary, and English reading skills. The feedback has been very positive from not only students, but also CTMS staff members.


Important Dates for Middle School

February 3,4: ESL Certification training for those who desire a face to face training session prior to taking the exam. (sign up in Eduphoria; Principal approval is required). Limited seating! Make arrangements quickly to secure your spot!


Interested in collaborating with other middle school teachers working with ELLs? Please email jodi.cox@gcisd.net with suggested dates/times!

High School Update

New Language Labs

The new Sony software is up and running on new computers! With the addition of cameras, now ASL classes will be able to use the lab as well. Training for teachers is on November 15.

Who to Follow on Twitter: Our Recommendations!

@duncanbilingual

@BiculturaBiling

@ORTOGRAFIA

@EdTechSandyK

@LeadAndLearn

Need a Thinking Partner?

Please request that a ticket be entered on your behalf! Instructional Coaches are ready and willing to support you in your efforts with English Language Learners!


GCISD World Languages Shirts

Orders are being taken for Button-down or Polo style shirts with the GCISD World Languages Logo. Last day to order will be Friday, November 22. Please request an order form from Lupita Gonzalez.