Language Art Adoption and Units of Study

Salinas City Elementary School District will be adopting a new Language Arts curriculum for the 2017-2018 school year.  Teams of teachers have been working together to help us develop curriculum that is rigorous and engaging for students and staff.

 

One group of teachers has been “piloting” two different Language Arts programs during the first trimester.  As they have been using these materials with students, they have shared their feedback and impressions.  Following the pilots, teams of educators are participating in grade level “Curriculum Adoption” teams.  These teams are meeting to review the feedback, take a deep look at the materials, and make recommendations to the Board of Education for adoption.

 

Another group of teachers is working to develop Language Arts curriculum.  The goal of Units of Study is to create units that integrate a variety of subjects together following a problem-solution based model on the California Standards.  The units are designed to be relevant, engaging, challenging and fun for both students and teachers. 

 

As we revisit and revise the Units of Study, we will incorporate the new Language Arts materials recommended for adoption to match our learning and instructional goals. 

Transitional Kindergarten Program/Programa de Kindergarten Transición

Transitional Kindergarten is an educational opportunity to prepare children for Kindergarten.  TK offers children with birthdays between September 2 and December 31 a developmentally appropriate curriculum taught by credentialed teachers.  

Transitional Kindergarten bridges the path between preschool and kindergarten and gives students the time to build strong a foundation for school success.  It blends social and emotional experience with academic learning, so students not only learn essential skills, but also develop social and self-regulation skills needed to succeed in school and life. 

Dual Immersion/Doble Immersion

What is Dual Immersion? ¿Que es Doble Inmersión?

How is this Program different than a bilingual program?  Why are these programs so successful ¿Cómo es este programa diferente del programa “bilingüe” tradicional usado en el distrito? ¿Por qué tiene éxito este programa?

Dual language immersion is an educational model that integrates native English speakers and native speakers of a target language (Spanish) for the entire school day, with the goals of promoting high academic achievement, first and second language development, and cross-cultural understanding for all students. 

La Inmersión de Dos Idiomas es un modelo docente que integra a parlantes nativos del inglés y parlantes nativos del español el día escolar entero, con las metas de promover para todos el alumnado un alto rendimiento académico, desarrollo del primer y segundo idioma, y comprensión de las culturas.

Click here for upcoming Parent Informational meetings. Hagan clic aqui para las reuniones Informativas de Padres de familia.

Help for Homework Help: Teaching Parents Common Core Math

Any adult who has tried to help a second-grader with homework has noticed math is not what it used to be. Now schools are unlocking the secrets of Common Core math for mystified parents.

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Salinas City represented at CISC Symposium "Student Voices" event

Walnut Creek, CA., February 2, 2016 -- CUE will be collaborating to produce student-centered  pre-conference activities and a hands-on strand at the Curriculum & Instruction Steering Committee(CISC) Leadership Symposium to be held in Monterey, CA from Feb. 24-26, 2016. CISC is the steering committee of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA).

Six students, from four different schools in Salinas City, have been invited to be panelists at the Student Voices event. Schools represented are Boronda Meadows, Mission Park, Monterey Park, and Laurel Wood.

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Dual Language Program - Programa de Doble Inmersión

 

What is Dual Immersion? ¿Que es Doble Inmersión?

How is this Program different than a bilingual program?  Why are these programs so successful ¿Cómo es este programa diferente del programa “bilingüe” tradicional usado en el distrito? ¿Por qué tiene éxito este programa?

Dual language immersion is an educational model that integrates native English speakers and native speakers of a target language (Spanish) for the entire school day, with the goals of promoting high academic achievement, first and second language development, and cross-cultural understanding for all students.

La Inmersión de Dos Idiomas es un modelo docente que integra a parlantes nativos del inglés y parlantes nativos del español el día escolar entero, con las metas de promover para todos el alumnado un alto rendimiento académico, desarrollo del primer y segundo idioma, y comprensión de las culturas.

Click here for upcoming Parent Informational meetings. Hagan clic aqui para las reuniones Informativas de Padres de familia.

"Tech U" coming Jan. 23rd!

Salinas City teacher's technology professional development event, Tech U, will take place this Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Boronda Meadows Elementary School. The focus of Tech U is "Project-Based Learning; How To Make It Happen Now?"  It features over 30 sessions on a wide variety of technology-infused topics. Better still, each session is facilitated by our own SCESD Tech Lead teachers, TOSAs, and administrators. 

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