Student/parent engagement

Capstone Project
11 months 2 weeks ago
My Capstone project that I am thinking about is a Kids Arabic Club that can be held in the Library targeting young children to give them interesting materials by which they can have a taste of Arabic language through songs and games and activities to make them excited and interested to study Arabic at school and it is a volunteering work that could encourage parents to bring their children and I can leave this materials for whoever is interested to continue doing this in the future.
Capstone Project
1 year 1 day ago
Most People in the valley do not know anything about the TCLP or the Arabic class. I was planning through the Arabic club to raise awareness and advertise the program. It is for other members in the community. I plan to make it for all people, students or parents or others. This Club will reach people outside school. Meeting will be held in different places every time. Some students may help me with it. I will introduce sessions about Arabic Language and Egyptian culture. some topics may include: food, clothing, history, inventions and other topics related to Arab and Egyptian Culture.
Capstone Project
1 year 5 months ago
It is an Arabic language club for parents at my school Baltimore International Academy. It took place on weekly basis. The aim is to teach Arabic alphabet and give some hints about culture and traditions Here is a lesson plan of one of the sessions Learners will be able to - pronounce the letters ب ت ث -read and write those letters -identify those letters at the beginning, middle or end of a word -learn how to introduce themselves
Capstone Project
1 year 5 months ago
My capstone is actually my CLP,which is a Chinese local fair.I had intended to hold it in March,but we had spring festival and too many snow days in February,so we didn't have enough time to get everything ready for it.And now we are busy with every detail to make sure it will be successfully held on April 26.So far, we have taken a field trip to MIA to help as many as possible students to have a general visual idea of what Chinese culture is like.Besides,I appointed 6 students to be directors of each section of the fair.They are responsible for food, calligraphy,dancing,martial arts,papercutting,sports.To make sure their sections will be popular, they are learning to dance, play Taichi and so on these days.And they have finished the posters and flyers for promoting their activities. Two weeks later, they will go on field trip to a Chinese buffet to learn about Chinese cuisines and learn to make dumplings.
Capstone Project
1 year 5 months ago
The project is about Chinese New Year Celebration for the students, teachers, parents, faculty and community members and guests. From a series of activities, like lectures, assemblies, cross- culture fair, and Chinese Club, the people in the community will get a basic understanding and full engagement of Chinese Culture. The idea is to spread the knowledge and understanding of Chinese Culture, history and traditionas as well as the language to the community at large in order to increase people’s interest in Chinese Culture and Language Learning. Some follow-up activities are to create a Chinese Program that will continue and progress yearly. The project will focus on the activities in Plantation Middle School and further the capstone project activities in elementary schools and high schools. The immediate goals of the proposed project are to let the students in Plantation Middle School to know about the Chinese New Year and further some Chinese Traditional Festivals. In this way, they will understand the people from different cultures will have different behaviors, less misunderstanding, more mutual understanding. The long-term goals of the proposed project are to let the parents, faculties, people in the community know Chinese New Year and further some Chinese Traditional Festivals. In this way, the students can raise their levels of education attainment, emphasizing international knowledge, skills, language acquisition, and fostering respect from other cultures.
Capstone Project
1 year 5 months ago
My capstone project is to establish a sister school partnership between my host school in the US and my home school back in China. Since my home school is well recognized for its foreign exchange affairs, we know how beneficial the relationship is to teachers and students for both sides. It not only benefit language learning, but also broaden student’s minds by visiting or talking with people from another culture, which helps them to be global citizens. For education administrators, it also helps them to have a glance at another educational system, to learn from their good points, and reflect on their own practice to make adjustment to be better. Before I departed, my home school had shown great interest in having a sister school in the US and presented the EHHS with a gift on behalf of the school to show our sincerity and welcome. After I arrived, I talked with the principal Mr Ryan and the language supervisor Liz, they also show their willingness to establish the relationship. As planned, they will pay a visit to my home school this Nov to talk about how to promote the relationship further.
Capstone Project
1 year 5 months ago
I carried out her capstone project, the Chinese Spring Festival Celebration in Batesville Primary School on Monday morning, February 4, 2019. Our mayor, Bettice and his administrative assistant, Andrea Wade, superintendent of BCSC, Paul Ketcham, director of student learning, Melissa Burton and many DLI families and community members attended it this big event to experience this important Chinese culture. The goal of my capstone project is to introduce elements of the Chinese Culture to all Batesville Primary School students and community members through a big celebration of the Chinses New Year hosted by our Mandarin Dual Language Immersion students.
Capstone Project
1 year 5 months ago
My capstone project aims at giving my school and community the opportunity to enjoy a variety of authentic cultural experiences. It also seeks ways to sustain Arabic learning through a series of video conferences with students and guest speakers from different places particularly Arabic speaking countries. In this respect, my students and the members of my community have had the chance to : - interact with students from 6 schools in Morocco : they discussed issues related to Education, life style, food, music, traditions.... - Speak to three guests speakers who shared with them many interesting cultural aspects particularly living in Morocco as expatriates ( Ms.Lena, Ms Jeannette and Mr.Khalid ) - Watched more than 50 videos about Moroccan food, music, architecture, history .... - tasted a variety of Moroccan cuisine . - Tried out Moroccan traditional garments. -Invited to visit and eat in Moroccan restaurants in Sacramento such as Casablanca and Khasbah. The last part of my multi-layer project is a special art project( a giant puzzle as my students call it ). A tiger’s head ( the school symbol) in a form of mosaic. It is comprised of over 60 world languages ( hello and welcome phrases engraved on Khamsah ) particularly Arabic . I started work on the project in January, and It will be revealed either in the last week of April or May since it requires tons of hours. We also want to give more time to parents to buy the ' Khamsah". The project will be displayed on the school yard with a sign showing ' Teachers of Critical Languages logo and other participants'. In April 24th, I am giving a cooking class at a public library and it is an occasion to sustain the Arabic program in my community. Most importantly, I am going to put a table and distribute flyers in April 26th during the International fair in my school . The first week of June, I am going to furnish a corner at our school library with books in Arabic and other resources.Finally, when I return home, I will make many short videos and make them available to my school to assist the students in learning Arabic. Please see the attached documents for more information about the mosaic . PS: There is still about 15% of work to be done to finish the ' giant' mosaic. More photos: https://www.facebook.com/abdelilah.elalaoui05/photos_all What is Khamsah? Hamsa The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khamsah, meaning lit. “five”) is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The symbol predates Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In Islam, it is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad’s daughter Fatima Zahra (c. 605 or 615 – 633). Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the Virgin Mary. Jews refer to it as the hand of Miriam in remembrance of the biblical Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. Some say that in Islamic tradition the five fingers represent the Five Pillars of Islam. In Old-Turkish this sign is called: ‘pence-i al-i aba’, with ‘pence’ meaning ‘hand’ or ‘five’, referring to the household of the Islamic prophet Muhammed. The household of Muhammed is enumerated as those five people over whom the prophet held a cloth; they are: Fatima-tül Zehra, Ali-el Mürteza, Hasan-ül Mücteba, Hüseyin-i Desht-i Kerbela, Muhammed Mustafa. https://thesevenworlds.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/hand-of-fatima/
Capstone Project
1 year 5 months ago
Capstone project : Tiger's head mosaic comprised of 62 languages, students and parents' names. Thomas Edison Language Institute Sacramento, California What: - The project is an 8 foot tall mosaic of the TE tiger’s head with a colorful tiled/brickwork base. - The mosaic is comprised of the hamsa, or khamsah, shape, repeated 1000-2000 times. Black or orange shapes will create the picture. - TE families can buy a khamsah and get a name engraved on it. - The khamsah shape is about 2.5” tall, and the font size is about 24 points (this text is 12 point font). In partnership with Parents Association at Thomas Edison Language Institute, I am making it possible to students and parents to leave their marks on an art project! The latter is a tiger’s head ( the school symbol) in a form of mosaic. The project is really special: it is comprised of over 60 world languages ( hello and welcome phrases engraved on Khamsah ).Importantly, people will buy ‘ khamasah’ and they can choose names they would like to engrave on tiles/khamasah. I have already started working on the project with one parent as it requires tons of hours. We bought the material required and I have started putting ’ the mosaic.The project will be revealed in April. PS: The project will be revealed to the public by May. What is khamsah? The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khamsah; Hebrew: חַמְסָה‬, also romanized khamsa; Berber languages tafust) is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings.[1][2] Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many times throughout history, the hamsa is believed by some, predominantly Muslims, Jews and Christians, to provide defense against the evil eye. It has been theorized that its origins lie in Ancient Egypt or Carthage (modern-day Tunisia) and may have been associated with the Goddess Tanit.[3] Khamsah is an Arabic word that means "five", but also "the five fingers of the hand".[4][5][6] The Hamsa is also variously known as the Hand of Fatima after the daughter of the prophet Muhammad,[7] the Hand of Mary, the Hand of Miriam, and the Hand of the Goddess. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamsa
Capstone Project
1 year 5 months ago
My capstone project is having students experience Chinese culture in the Chinese community in Chicago. We have learnt a few lessons about Chinese food and Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, then we will take students to experience what they have learnt in the classroom personally. So we called this activity Cultural Immersion Chinatown.

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