Migrant Family Math Nights Helps kids and parents overcome anxiety about math Helps students and families understand how math applies to the real world Gives teachers feedback about their school’s math curriculum Let’s students know math is fun Gives parents and teachers another chance to connect with each other Shows parents what their kids are learning about math Our purpose is to: Intentionally include Migrant Students and Families in math nights and engage them in school activities Use the “I do, We do,You do” model to help districts provide a series of math nights for migrant students and families Increase the number of students that are meeting state standards in the area of math As found in the SDP Math 1 Math Goal 1: Increase the percentage of migrant families who are able to provide their children with what they need to improve their mathematical ability from 67% to 80%. o Math 1 C: Develop and disseminate strategies for teachers/staff to communicate with parents/families regarding math strategies in the home. (2010) o Math 1 E: Develop and disseminate family-friendly information on specific math resources and strategies being used in the classroom and how migrant parents can support those strategies in the home. (2011) "students with involved parents are more likely to: Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs; Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits; Attend school regularly; Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school; and Graduate and go on to postsecondary education" (Henderson & Mapp, 2002) Migrant Students and Math MSIS website: https://www.msdr.org/index.cfm o Username and password o Reports o Student Lists o Student Needs Assessment list o Which district How to find your district’s Math information… Migrant Math Assessment Info Information take from the OSPI Washington State Report Card www.k12.wa.us Think Pair Share WHY??? What did you notice about the data of migrant students in math? What about all students? How to get started…… Research what is being done in your district already Ensure, by looking at sign-in sheets, talking with your PAC etc that those services are including migrant families and that they are attending If so, GREAT!! Keep up the good work! If not, contact your support networks -MERO’s -Curriculum Director - Math Coaches - Regional Math Coordinator Before your Math nights Who, what, when, where, how Meet with ALL stakeholders. Who needs to be at the table? Consider transportation needs Consider what times of day are best for your migrant families Get input and participation from Parent Advisory Council Cultural and linguistic needs Plan for the full family Plan for a variety of levels of math ability, language ability and developmental ability Set up committees so that one person doesn’t have to do it all Advertise in a manner that is intentionally including migrant families Have all staff that can be at the event participate Have standards for each activity translated and in kid friendly terms Set up some take away for families i.e. the activities themselves, a notebook of ideas handouts, photos etc. What is happening???? Share with each other What is going on in your community???? What would bring your parents out???? How can we have math a part of the daily conversation??? During your Math nights Provide a welcoming environment, welcome each and every family Ensure that the whole family can be involved from babies to grandmas Are staff able to communicate effectively with families? Not an opportunity for teachers to discuss “issues” with families Ensure activities can be easily transferred the migrant home, low cost, low preparation and fun After your Math nights Get your group back together, evaluate as the facilitator’s how you feel it went Get feedback and share it with families, PAC, PTA/O and school board Thank everyone involved. It is really important to remember all the work that goes into a nights like this and thank each person individually Keep up the good work!!!!! Have more math nights! A one time math night won’t make sustainable change Evaluating your Migrant Math Nights? Migrant Service Delivery Plan Goal: Math Goal 1: Increase the percentage of migrant families who are able to provide their children with what they need to improve their mathematical ability. Use your own district’s baseline data to measure growth A variety of ways to evaluate your Migrant Family Math nights Survey at Family Math nights Each family can be given a written pre/post survey as part of the Family Math nights The district can have a sticker dot chart measuring how families feel regarding being able to help their child with math Can be measured over a series of Family Math nights Baseline data The district can use their data from the survey that is given each year as a measurement Can use the MSP results Practitioners Committee Names Heriberto Torres Yakima School District Stephanie Wood Toppenish School District Instructional Math Coach Jim Beichler Don Bender Thomas Romero Jill Copenhaver ESD 105/MERO ESD 105/MERO ESD 105/MERO 8th Grade Math Teacher Quincy School District Kathy Thornock Jennifer Mabey NCESD 171/MERO Lake Quinnault School District Jeanette Grisham NWESD Regional Math Coor. Kelly Pingree Janis Heigl America Smith ESD 189/MERO Facilitator Migrant Director Centralia School District OSPI/Migrant Education Program Lupe Ledesma Ideas? Questions? Comments? Suggestions? A Special Thanks to all the people who helped to make this project possible.