International Spanish Academies

Report
International Spanish
Academies
FIRST SEMINAR
FOR
RETURNING NORTH AMERICAN
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ASSISTANTS
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
Tracy Pumilia, Principal
El Marino Language School
Culver City Unified School District
[email protected]
El Marino Language School : ISA 2010
 Spanish Immersion Program, K-5
 509 Students
 Staffing
 22 NCLB-certified teachers with BCLAD authorization
 0 Bilingual Aides
 0 Bilingual Office Staff
 Limited Bilingual Specialists
 Native Language Adjuncts funded by parents
Opportunities within CCUSD System
 La Ballona Dual Immersion Program Expansion
 Need for Bilingual Specialists
 Resource
 Language/Speech
 Psychologists
 Office /Support Staff
The Ideal EMLS teacher
 High Level of Bilingual Proficiency
 High Level of Biliteracy
 Direct Knowledge of Target Culture
 Direct Knowledge of Norms
 Parents
 Community
 Direct Knowledge of California Education System
 Curriculum, Content Standards
 California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP)
 And the Desire to Bring Children…
From the Beginning…
To the Middle…
With Engaging Cultural Activities
Pre-School Dual Language Showcase, June 2010
And High Academic Content
“Eli Whitney” Fiesta Musical, June 2010

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