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					             2012 CoTESOL CONFERENCE

                            MENA
       Migrant Education Newcomer Academy

            http://menamorganre3.weebly.com



Presenters:
Mark Rangel – Instructional Program Coordinator -CBOCES
MENA Staff – Fort Morgan School District
WHAT IS A NEWCOMER?

Newcomer students are recent
 immigrants who have little or no English
 proficiency and who may have had
 limited formal education in their native
 countries.
DESCRIPTION OF THE (MENA)
NEWCOMER PROGRAM
The program is designed to serve middle school
 and high school students who are non-English
 proficient (NEP) and have no formal education or
 very limited formal education. Length in program
 will be individualized. The main determination will
 be the student’s native language literacy level when
 entering the program.
               MENA
MIGRANT EDUCATION NEWCOMER ACADEMY
     Goals of the program                  Program Design
•     Establish a bridge between newcomer   Must match student needs with District
      needs and existing language support   resources
      system                                • Use of migrant funds
•     Develop English language skills       • Potential for other grants
•     Help newcomers acculturate to U. S.   Program structure-half day program
      schools
                                            Off campus site
•     Make newcomers aware of educational
      expectations and opportunities        Secured curriculum materials and tools
•     Create connections to existing        Provide extended time for learning
      community resources                   • Integration within regular school,
                                              extracurricular activities, etc.
SERVICE DELIVERY OF MENA
Social/cultural readiness - Positive Behavioral Support Model
  using district produced student expectations from middle school and
  high school.
Community Integration Skills – Lessons provided in
  Collaboration with OneMorgan County.
 Facilitate transitions
     Develop a graduation/completion pathway and ICAP
         Based on time available and student skill level

     Established criteria for transition into FMMS or FMHS
MENA




       LEARN Consortium –
       Migrant Literacy Net
MENA –
MIGRANT EDUCATION NEWCOMER
ACADEMY
 Partnerships
• OMC- Community Integration for
  students and Parents
• Workforce Center – Job readiness
  skill development
• SARA Inc. – relationships
• CSU Extension Program – Hands on
  Science lessons in robotics
• Doctoral Students from UNC and
  DU- Group counseling
• Colorado Heights University –
  community presentations and
  campus visit
• Cargil Meat Solutions – donation of
  SMART Board system $4000
High School
School year 2011-2012
                                                      THE RIPPLE EFFECT
• By separating the newcomers from the level 1 student, both benefitted.
• The newcomers benefitted from the opportunity of learning in an environment with less stress.
Summer 2012- Some newcomer students participated in the summer Project Ready and Master Math.
Those who worked hard and applied themselves started the school year by skipping a level of ESL in the
high school.

School year 2012-2013- Almost all students who were in MENA in 2011-2012 moved to ESL 1. Only
one MENA student returned to MENA in 2012-2013. He started late the previous school year and had
formal education in native language only to the third grade.

ESL 1- Since many of the students in this class were in MENA last year, the class has been able to cover
more vocabulary and content. With the African refugees who are placed in this class generally coming in
with solid BICS, there is much more interaction in the classroom. This interaction is improving the social
interactions and relationships between the students coming from such a variety of native countries.

ESL 2- Since these students had a stronger and more intensive ESL 1 the previous year, I have
been able to begin moving the ESL students to more of an English acquisition/Language Arts
direction.
 Overall, the MENA program has already made a difference in the academic lives of
                                     our ESL students.
     THE RIPPLE EFFECT
Middle School
 •MENA students develop a sense of ownership
 •Provide individual instruction because of the small group
 •Lower affective filters – willingness to try new things
 •Ability to create community connections & provide opportunities for our newcomers
 •Ability to move non-MENA students at a faster rate
 •Parents use MENA as a resource for community needs
 •Newcomer families use the MENA as a resource for homework and help within the
   community
PROJECT READY
 Summary of Program: Designed to serve Out Of School Youth (OSY) Migrant
  students and At-risk high school migrant students in language development,
  workforce readiness development, GED Preparation, and academic support.


Schedule:
 Abdinasser Ahmed-     Thursday          4:00PM – 6:00PM
                        Saturday          12:00PM – 2:00PM
                        Sunday            12:00PM – 2:00PM

 Dolores DelCampo-     Monday            4:00PM -6:00PM
                        Tuesday           3:30PM – 5:00PM
                        Saturday          9:30AM – 12:00PM
PROJECT READY
 This Year
 15 students in READY worked in GED Prep, one of them has completed
  and one student needs only to complete one test.
 We support around 32 with English class Direct instruction and
  Computer assisted (Rosetta's) and homework (Math is main focus)
 Last Year
 14 students in READY worked in GED Prep, one of them has completed
  and one student needs only to complete one test.
 We support around 31 with English class Direct instruction and
  Computer assisted (Rosetta's) and homework (Math is main focus)
PARENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
COMMITTEE (PCIC)
 PCIC meets monthly to provide information and training from the school
  district and community agencies to parents.
 We use our bilingual MEGAS for translation for parents.
 Parents provide ideas for presentations
MORGAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

 Next Steps
 Increased Purview
    MENA Director/District ELL Director

 First Stop for High School Newcomer/Migrant students
    Registration
    WIDA Testing
        W-APT

        ACCESS

    IPT Testing

 Primary focus on NEP level students
IN THE NORTHERN REGION
 CBOCES Next Steps
 • Continue to explore and develop partnerships with post-
   secondary options for students ( IMBC)
 • Replicate MENA and Project READY in other school districts in
   our service area.
 • Share best practices with programs in state and nationally.
       SHOULDER PARTNER ACTIVITY

Turn to a shoulder partner and discuss:

   Something you can steal to use in your district or community.


                                 OR


   What is one question you have that you need answered today.
QUESTIONS?
     CONTACT INFORMATION:
 Mark Rangel – Instructional Program Coordinator CBOCES
 mrangel@cboces.org
 http://markrangel.weebly.com
                                                    CENTENNIAL
 http://markrangel.wordpress.com
                                                   BOCES
 Office: 970-352-7404 ext. 1122
                                               Board of Cooperative Educational Services
                                                          www.cboces.org




   Jeff Marler – MENA Coordinator - 970-370-6114 jeff.marler@morgan.k12.co.us
   Carolyn Klimper – M.S. MENA ELL Teacher - carolyn.klimper@morgan.k12.co.us
   Karen Liston – H.S. MENA ELL Teacher – kliston@morgan.k12.co.us
   Dolores DelCampo – Migrant Education Graduation Advocate –
    dolores.delcampo@morgan.k12.co.us

				
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