World Language - Elementary Feasibility Study

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The purpose of the World Language Task Force was to develop a plan for implementation that would expand World Language instruction to the elementary level by studying our World Language Proposal and conducting a school community survey.  Many of the documents below served as a foundation for the expansion of World Language to grade 6 in the 2018-19 school year.  At the end of this first year, the school district will assess the implementation of the plan and use this information to formulate future growth of the program.

  

WORLD LANGUAGE TASK FORCE MEMBERSHIP (2014-2016)

June Banfe, Community Member
Artur Branco, World Language Department Head
  Scott Detrick, Assistant Superintendent
Ron Gagliardi, Community Member
Kelly Lenz, Adult Education Director
Debrah Manke, Grade 6 Norton School
Heather McElroy, Special Education, Norton School
Megan Perez, Community Member
Kaitlyn Plant, Grade 4 Doolittle School
Marlene Silano, Principal, Chapman School 
Jeff Solan, CHS Principal
Cathie Spignesi, Grade 4 Chapman School

 

  

WORLD LANGUAGE FEASIBILITY TIMELINE:

November 14, 2016 - World Language Task Force Revised Recommendation for Expanding World Language to Elementary Students

November 2, 2016 -  Developing New Options for Expanding World Language to our Elementary School Students PowerPoint Presentation

December 14, 2015 - World Language Task Force Recommendation for Expanding World Language to Elementary Students


November 2015 - World Language Teacher Survey Results

November 30, 2015 - Expanding World Language to Elementary Students PowerPoint Presentation

November 2, 2015 - Expanding World Language to Elementary Students PowerPoint Presentation

October 2015 - World Language Parent Survey Results

September 29, 2015 - Expanding World Language to Elementary Students PowerPoint PresentationDownward Left Arrow

May 28, 2015 - Expanding World Language to Elementary Students PowerPoint Presentation Downward Left Arrow

April 29, 2015 - Expanding World Language to Elementary Students PowerPoint Presentation Downward Left Arrow

February 25, 2015 - Expanding World Language to Elementary Students PowerPoint Presentation Downward Left Arrow

  

RESOURCES:

"Benefits of Learning a Second Language"

"Is Learning a Foreign Language Good for Kids at a Young Age"

"Top 5 Reasons Your Child Will Benefit from Learning a Foreign Language"

"Language Learning Poster"

"Elementary World Language Instruction"

"The Benefits of Second Language Study - NEA Research"

Cheshire Public Schools - World Language Proposal - November 2014

YouTube Video - "Lead with Language" by Jimmy Wildman  

 

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