Foreign Language Assistance Program FLAP 2004-2007 by p33lots

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									       Foreign Language
       Assistance Program
       FLAP 2004-2007
Superintendent’s Report to
The Board of Education
September 16, 2004
Purpose
Foreign language programs for K-12
students.
  Competitive Priority
   K-8
   Russian, Chinese or Arabic
   Link non-native English speakers with
    schools
   Effective technology
   Innovative activities
Award
 United States Department of Education
  awarded FLAP Grant to HLPUSD for
  2004-2007
 $521,376
Rationale
Foreign Language Study:
 Helps students academically.
 Improves understanding of student’s first
  language.
 Enhances academic achievement in other
  content areas.
 Begins in elementary school in Asia and Europe
 Prepares students for international job market.
 Builds multicultural understanding.
Program Description following
grant requirements
   Monday & Wednesday – 90 minutes - Chinese
    Language Instruction – after school.
   Tuesday and Thursday – 1 hour - Teacher
    Preparation – after school.
   Friday- Chinese Culture/Art schoolwide;
    presented by Guest Artists – during school day.
   National Foreign Language Content Standards
    California Foreign Language Framework.
   Language, Culture and History.
Daily Activities
Monday and Wednesday Class:
 Language Instruction
 Computers: email pen pals in China
 Computers: Chinese practice lessons
 Chinese Internet websites
 Chinese language games


Tuesday and Thursday Teacher Planning Time:
 Teachers plan instruction and discuss student progress
Daily Activities Continued
Friday Programs: During the Day

   Schoolwide assemblies and classroom activities.
   Chinese music.
   Chinese crafts and drawing.
   Chinese dances.
   Chinese history.
   Reading: Chinese children’s literature.
   Chinese artists.
   Community Volunteers: story telling and dialogue in Chinese.
   Visiting Artists: Schoolwide performances and demonstrations.
Three Year Program
Year One:
 Grades two, three and four.
 Beginning and Intermediate Classes.
 Two classes at each school.
 Maximum 20 students per class.
 Eight teachers.
 Eight instructional aides.
 Expected enrollment 40 students per school.
Three Year Program Continued
Year Two:
 Grades two, three, four and five.
 Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Classes.
 Ten teachers.
 Ten instructional aides.
 Maximum 20 students per class.
 Expected enrollment 40-60 students per school.
Three Year Program Continued
Year Three:
 Grades one, two, three, four and five.
 Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Classes.
 Maximum 20 students per class.
 12 teachers.
 12 instructional aides.
 Expected enrollment 40-80 students per school.
Eligibility
   Students who attend Los Altos
    Elementary, Los Molinos Elementary,
    Mesa Robles, and Grazide.
     Feederprogram to high school Chinese
      Language classes
   Selected grade levels participate as the
    program increases capacity each year.
Activities Completed
   Award acceptance-Board Meeting 8/19/04.
   Submitted required Addendum to U.S. Dept. of Education.
      Measure program success
      Dissemination of program successes
      Teacher qualifications
      Alignment with Standards
   Draft Addendum #2 - program modifications
      Schedule, staff, enrollment, parent committee, materials.
   Budget submitted to HLPUSD Business Services.
   Principal Meetings 6/25, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/19, 8/2, 8/30
        Discussed implementation, time, location, materials, teacher
         recruitment, hiring, qualifications and substitute teacher needs.
Activities Completed Continued
   Discussed hiring with Human Resources.
   Contacted possible teachers and aides for the program.
   FLAP Website development with ROP teacher and
    students.
   Textbooks:
       Contacted state, other districts, and publishers.
       High School Chinese Language Teachers evaluated textbooks.
       Principals reviewed textbooks.
       Principals and teachers selected textbooks.
Program Opening
    October 2004
   Next Steps
     Order textbooks.
     Hire teachers.
     Advertise in school   newsletters and local
      newspapers.
     Enrollment/Registration Process open for two weeks.
     Student/Parent Behavior Contracts to be signed.
     Parent meeting to be scheduled.
Professional Development
 $20,000 per year budgeted.
 Expand teacher knowledge.
 UCLA Asian Studies Summer Institute.
     Instruction in Chinese history, art, music,
     culture, literature and language.
Parent Involvement
 Parent Committee will be formed.
 Site Council Presidents to nominate
  members.
 Two parents to be nominated from each
  school.
Personnel

 Highly Qualified Teachers.
 Community volunteers (adult, high school
  and college students).
 Guest Artists and Performers.
Personnel Continued
Program Facilitator Responsibilities:
   Set instructional goals
   Staffing
   Budget
   Meet with the teachers weekly
   Monitor instruction
   Coordinate volunteers
   Facilitate parent meetings
   Continuous program improvement
   Ongoing program evaluation
Budget-Federal Funds

Category Year 1           Year 2     Year 3     Total
Personnel      $130,800   $130,800   $130,800   $392,400

Supplies       $10,000    $10,000    $10,000    $30,000

Contractual    $20,000    $20,000    $20,000    $60,000
Professional
Development
Total Direct   $160,800   $160,800   $160,800   $482,400

Indirect 8.08% $12,992    $12,992    $12,992    $38,976

Total          $173,792   $173,792   $173,972   $521,376
In Kind – Matching Funds
Commitment from HLPUSD

Category      Year 1    Year 2    Year 3    Total
Personnel     $58,800   $58,800   $58,000   $176,400
Supplies      $23,100   $23,100   $23,100   $69,300
Contractual   $5,000    $5,000    $5,000    $15,000
Guest
Speakers
Total         $86,900   $86,900   $86,900   $260,700
Matching Funds Explanation
 Personnel: Dr. Nakaoka, Dr. Maupin,
  Business Services, principals, volunteers.
 Supplies: Local business contributions
  and district purchase of materials.
 Contractual: Guest speaker, artist, and
  cultural expert services.
Success Measures
How will the district measure success of the program?
  Design & administer periodic language assessments.
  Maintain records: student participation, volunteer &
   parent involvement.
  Use SMART/IDMS systems to measure impact of
   FLAP program on academic achievement of enrolled
   students.
  Report to School Board.
  Maintain attendance records.
  Surveys and evaluations.
Next Steps

   Explore further funding to expand foreign language instruction
        Additional languages
        More elementary schools
        Include middle schools

   Explore possibility of integrating foreign language study into regular school
    day at elementary and middle school

   Establish Elementary Foreign Language Committee to develop new
    programs

								
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