Meeting Notes 1/20/2004
At UW Language Learning Center 109 3:45-4:15 pm
From John Stanford: Brent Hester (4th grade Spanish), Karen Kodama
Facilitator: Michele Anciaux Aoki
This is my attempt at transcribing fairly cryptic notes from the whiteboard.
1. Issues -- Identified from earlier meetings with Stanford and Hamilton teachers
2. Discussion and UW Perspectives
This was a fairly free-form discussion where UW people shared what they've been doing (or plan to do) in connection with the international schools, as well as insights or ideas about dealing with the issues outlined above.
Jeff & Julia
3. Some Ideas and Possible Action Items
* Video Materials (Jay)
Capture brief segments of Simpsons in Spanish (for example) with questions for school learners.
* Resource Development (Brent, Klaus, Paloma)
Maybe organize March in-service for teachers to do joint resource development (with lesson planning) using web lesson plans from Ministry of Spain and Mexico, with volunteers from UW.
* Summary of UW Research (Julia)
Much is happening at the UW that shows how Stanford is serving as a "lab school" and resource to the UW. We need to make sure the School District is aware of this. Maybe draft a brief summary of major research and projects conducted with JSIS students to share with JSIS community and School District and Board. We could post this on the JSIS website.
4. Possible Next Steps
(I'm just suggesting these based on our conversation.)
Resource Development Day - March 19? (next teacher in-service day)
- Stanford and Hamilton Spanish language teachers meet with Marcos and Paloma to look at how to use web lesson plans from Ministry of Spain and Mexico
- Meet at JSIS (library or computer lab or Brent's class?)
- Karen and Sue would need to check that Stanford and Hamilton teachers could be available that day. Also, some people should do some advance review of the resources to see if they look adaptable for the schools.
-- Let me know if you're interested in this. I'm willing to help organize it. (But I can't evaluate anything! Sorry, I don't speak Spanish.)
UW Partnership Summary
I wonder if Paul and Steve, as UW Partnership Co-chairs could get this going (with Julia's assistance). I think we just need a 1 or 2-page handout that we could put on the web and take to the School Board. This might be something nice to have available by UW World Languages Day - February 27.
Volunteer Tutors for Hamilton Spanish Classes
It seems that Paloma, whose students for service learning have been helping greatly at Stanford, could meet with Sue and Claudia at Hamilton and see if there's some ways to increase involvement in their program.
Video Technology Support for Language Learning
Perhaps organize a meeting with Jay and other LLC people (and maybe Masashi Kato for Language Partner) with Stanford and Hamilton teachers to outline possible directions for video technology in language learning. (We need a clearer pedagogical basis in order to seek grant funding for specific projects, I think.) Not sure who would spearhead this effort.
Michele Anciaux Aoki
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