Monday, February 20, 2012

Staff Development Day

Today I presented ESL information to our staff for our campus wide staff development day. I shared with the staff the resources available on campus. I also showed a great video from the website Doing What Works titled Teaching Vocabulary to English Learners.
The video can be located at the following address:
http://dww.ed.gov/Literacy-in-English-K-5/Teach-Vocabulary/practice/?T_ID=13&P_ID=22

I also shared with the staff a Jog the Web I created that included great interactive games to strengthen our students academic knowledge through technology.
http://www.jogtheweb.com/user/San%20Jac%20Suns

The staff seemed to enjoy the information and resources that were given to them. I think the video also helped remind them of how limited our students' vocabulary can be and to not assume all students understand such basic word like "pencil" or "tree". I also wanted the teachers to realize that they are already using most of the teaching strategies everyday through the district's Tier I best practices.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I met with my principal to review my plan and she stated that it looked good. Next Monday is our staff development day and I will be providing the staff with information from our ESL Cadre as well as additional technology resources they can utilize in their classrooms.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Action Plan

Action Planning Template

Inquiry: How can we ensure our ELL/LEP students are maintaining growth? What does the data tell us about our strengths and weaknesses as a growing ELL campus?

Goal: To provide data that can guide instruction for our LEP students. To assess and ensure the academic growth of our LEP population. To provide support, communication, resources and strategies to meet the needs of our growing LEP population.

Action Step(s)

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline: Start/End

Needed Resources

Evaluation

1. Review Campus Improvement Plan and establish a campus need.

Traci Landis

January 20, 2012 – January 26, 2012

Campus Improvement Plan

Find need for campus.

2. Meet with the principal to discuss 3 possible action research topics.

Traci Landis

Renee O’Neal, Principal

January 27, 2012

3 written action research topics and explanation for each.

Establish a priority for action research.

3. Read relevant literature to help understand and provide resources available for our ESL teachers.

Traci Landis

January 20, 2012 – May 30, 2012

Google, Firefox, Bing, Literature, Bilingual/ESL department and TELPAS, Title I funds

Create document and web page with resources.

4. Review TELPAS report cards which scores our LEP students reading, writing, speaking and listening skills each semester.

Traci Landis

Teachers

Jennifer Moran, Asst. Principal

October 21, 2012 – May 31, 2012

TELPAS scores, district form English Language Assessment for Report Cards

Create excel worksheet for LEP students and document scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking.

5. Review reading benchmark scores and Universal Screener data.

Traci Landis

Teachers

Renee O’Neal, Principal

September 26, 2012 - May 21, 2012

List of LEP student on campus, Eduphoria Aware data, View-it

Print reports listing data of teachers, campus and district scores.

6. Review DRA levels documented every semester.

Traci Landis

Teachers

September 26, 2012 - May 21, 2012

List of LEP student on campus, Eduphoria Aware data, View-it

Create excel worksheet listing DRA levels for LEP students.

7. Review math benchmark scores and Universal Screener data.

Traci Landis

Teachers

Renee O’Neal

September 26, 2012 – May 21, 2012

List of LEP student on campus, Eduphoria Aware data, View-it

Print reports listing data of teachers, campus and district scores

8. Review RTI data, if LEP student is receiving RTI services, at progress monitoring meeting after each cycle.

Traci Landis

RTI team

Renee O’Neal, Principal

Jennifer Moran, Assistant Principal

October 18, 2012 – May 21, 2012

List of LEP student on campus, Eduphoria Aware data, Lexia, Destination and Neufeld data.

Document RTI data such as graphs and reports from progress monitoring meetings.

9. Review teacher TIER I interventions and accommodations in place for LEP students.

Traci Landis

Teachers

October 18, 2012 – May 21, 2012

List of LEP student on campus, Eduphoria Aware data, AIP’s, Student Data Form, Student Multiple Intelligence Inventory

Create and save AIP’s, Student Data Form and Student Multiple Intelligence Inventory in Eduphoria.

10. Review 3rd and 4th grade reading and math STAAR test scores.

Traci Landis, Renee O’Neal, Jennifer Moran, 3rd and 4th grade teachers, SBDM

May 1, 2012- May 31, 2012

STAAR test scores

Review scores of LEP population from STAAR test.

11. Compile data and draw conclusions on the effective and ineffective strategies in place for our LEP students.

Traci Landis

Teachers

September 26, 2012 – May 31, 2012

List of LEP student on campus, Eduphoria Aware data, AIP, ARI, AMI documentation, View-It data, RTI data (if applicable)

Create a Power Point or Google document explaining finds.

12. Present findings to administration and ESL teachers. Discuss our strengths and weaknesses of the strategies in place and discuss recommendations for the following year.

Traci Landis

May 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012

List of LEP student on campus, Eduphoria Aware data, AIP, ARI, AMI documentation, View-It data, RTI data (if applicable) , INOVA

Create a Power Point or Google document explaining finds.

Also create an account on Jog the Web for easy access to teachers and parents with websites and resources available.