Curriculum/thematic unit

Capstone Project
7 months 3 weeks ago
Thanks to the previous TCLP, Irving Elementary School has now an Arabic corner at the school library. I noticed that the addition of a curriculum with a record of the lessons and activities students are exposed to this year will be very beneficial, especially to future TCLPs. My capstone project is based on expanding the Arabic corner to include additional Arabic language learning books. Examples of those books are: Visual Arabic English; Al Arabiya Bayna Ydayka 1 and 2; Attakallom; Arabic Character Writing – Dummies; Salamat: learning Arabic with Ease; Arabic in Flash; Arabic Alphabet Flash Cards; Arabic stories for Language learners; Let’s Talk Arabic; Arabic for Bebinners, Arabic for Everyday Use. in addition to this, a 10 units curriculum Has been suggested to be a reference for future Arabic teachers at Irving School. Units will cover topics such as family, food and drinks, sport and holidays. The following is a chart that introduces the different units. Thanks to the previous TCLP, Irving Elementary School has now an Arabic corner at the school library. I noticed that the addition of a curriculum with a record of the lessons and activities students are exposed to this year will be very beneficial, especially to future TCLPs. My capstone project is based on expanding the Arabic corner to include additional Arabic language learning books. Examples of those books are: Visual Arabic English; Al Arabiya Bayna Ydayka 1 and 2; Attakallom; Arabic Character Writing – Dummies; Salamat: learning Arabic with Ease; Arabic in Flash; Arabic Alphabet Flash Cards; Arabic stories for Language learners; Let’s Talk Arabic; Arabic for Bebinners, Arabic for Everyday Use. in addition to this, a 10 units curriculum Has been suggested to be a reference for future Arabic teachers at Irving School. Units will cover topics such as family, food and drinks, sport and holidays. The following is a chart that introduces the different units. School Year 2019/2020 1st term Unit 1: Personal Relations Unit 2: Family Unit 3: At School Unit 4: Food and Drinks Unit 5: Body and Health 2nd term Unit 6: Shopping Unit 7: Sport Unit 8: Hobbies Unit 9: Travels and Means of Transportation Unit 10: Holidays
Capstone Project
7 months 3 weeks ago
As I work in an IB school, there is a tremendous focus on languages where Arabic is taught along with French, Spanish, and Mandarin. Yet, the school has no Arabic syllabus of its own; that is, no coursebook for teaching this language even though students – of all different levels – study it on a daily basis. This fact has arisen my interest to start this project that aims at starting to develop an Arabic syllabus that could be used by future teachers of Arabic at the school. It is an attempt to compile all the lessons that I have been conducting along with some other materials into one or more digital files. This could include lessons, worksheets, links to songs and videos to be used, flashcards and games. So, this proposed digital file could serve as a reference or coursebook for any future teacher of Arabic by which they will be equipped all through the academic year. The digital file is composed of eight units that I have been working on throughout the school year in addition to a resource bank file that includes all the supplementary materials. These supplementary materials are in the form of videos, links, and other resources such as books. They are all for the sake of providing further reference for prospective teachers of Arabic at the IB school I am currently working at.
Capstone Project
7 months 3 weeks ago
The theme of our capstone project is culture boxes. And it is also our CLP. Both of my home school and host schools are willing to establish a sister-school relationship. Therefore, we plan to ask students and teachers to communicate with each other through a series of activities called culture boxes. For my host school, MBA really has a global vision and try to provide students as many opportunities as possible to broaden students’ horizon and mind because most students may not have the chances to know the outside world even the whole life. Therefore, they provide English, Spanish, French, Japanese as well as Mandarin. This language teaching process not only offers language learning process, but also about world culture. Students here need the authentic Chinese culture to help them understand the outside world so that they will be further motivated in growing up to achieve their future goals. For my home school, we have international classes and programs where students are focused on English learning and aim to come to the USA or Canada to continue high school or University. It’s a good opportunity for them to communicate with American students before they actually come here so that they can have a better understanding of American education. For teachers in both schools, we all have PLCs every week to learn the modern teaching methodologies and how to apply them into our teaching to achieve improvements, if we can set a time every month for language teachers to communicate teaching methodologies and education system, it will be very helpful for both Chinese teachers and American teachers in their professional development. Although I will only be in MBA for a year, MBA is really eager to keep the program consistent. MBA will not only have long-lasting sister-school relationship with my home school, MBA can also further develop this mode to establish sister-school relationship with the next Chinese exchange teacher’s home school. In this way, more opportunities will be provided for both students and teachers in MBA.
Capstone Project
7 months 3 weeks ago
This is the first year of the program in Leicester Middle School. There were no materials, books, lesson plans or instructional aids that could help me create lesson plans for my students. My idea is to create an Arabic Curriculum for Level 1 that includes instructional calendar, classroom expectations, lesson plans, ppt presentations, flashcards, online resources and ideas for traditional and online games. In addition, there will be assessment methods such as quizzes and tests aligned with the goals of the curriculum. I will leave both a hard copy and an electronic copy.
Capstone Project
8 months 17 hours ago
This project is to create a shared resource space to help the teachers, students and school community appreciate the diversity that is within our cultures, while recognizing we all have shared commonalities. The project could foster a multicultural library for our school- providing resources across themes of various texts that are represented across languages, culture folktales and representative of modalities of storytelling- books, videos, songs, holidays, etc. We could offer the entire school community access to texts across languages and various resources to represent the cultures of our school. We include songs, videos, movies and create various clubs that utilize the materials- world cultures club- allowing students to be exposed to different cultures and learning about the mandarin culture.
Capstone Project
1 year 1 month ago
Thanks to the previous TCLP, Irving Elementary School has now an Arabic corner at the school library. I noticed that the addition of a curriculum with a record of the lessons and activities Students are exposed to this year will be very beneficial, especially to future TCLPs. My capstone project is based on developing a 10 units curriculum. Units will cover topics such as family, food and drinks, sport and holidays. Through this capstone, I try to compile all the lessons and activities into one set to be a reference for future Arabic teachers at Irving School. The Following is a chart that introduces the different units. School Year 2019/2020 1st term Unit 1: Personal Relations Unit 2: Family Unit 3: At School Unit 4: Food and Drinks Unit 5: Body and Health 2nd term Unit 6: Shopping Unit 7: Sport Unit 8: Hobbies Unit 9: Travels and Means of Transportation Unit 10: Holidays
Capstone Project
1 year 1 month ago
The 1st part of the capstone project The capstone project could foster a multicultural library for our school- providing resources across themes of various texts that are represented across languages, culture folktales and representative of modalities of storytelling- books, videos, songs, holidays, etc. We could use between $500-$3000 to offer translation units for parents- we could get speaker receiver units for live translation. We could also offer the entire school community access to texts across languages and various resources to represent the cultures of our school. We could include songs, videos, movies and create various clubs that utilize the materials- world cultures club- allowing students to be exposed to different cultures and learning about the mandarin culture. I will share lesson resources such as my lesson plans, PPT, videos of songs and dances, hands-on activities documents and materials. I will make connections to various themes and cultural events. In his way, after I leave, the teachers of the school can still use the Mandarin material I leave to meet the needs of the school, creating multicultural resources ready for use by the school community.
Capstone Project
1 year 1 month ago
Capstone Abstract 1 ( Building a curriculum for Arabic1) I work at Nicotra Early College and John Lavelle Charter School. The program was implemented at Lavelle four years ago, but it is the first year for Nicotra to have Arabic as a new critical language, I thought that the school needs a designed Arabic curriculum at Nicotra. I’ve designed and created a curriculum for Arabic I, as one of my goals is to help - both- the students & next year Arabic teachers to have rich and authentic resources that can be used at least as guidelines. I've designed the curriculum during the first week after distributing some surveys to my students asking about the topics they would like to learn this year. Then prepared the teaching materials & presentations, created Google Classrooms & uploaded the whole work to it. Besides, leaving hard copies of the materials for the coming teacher. Capstone abstract 2 ( Educational resources) I have a package of teaching materials that I would contribute with to the school such as: flash cards, posters, online resources , maps , entry and exit tickets and assessment worksheets, in addition to some papyrus, souvenirs and Arab costumes. Capstone Abstract #3 ( Arabic Language books section in the school library) I had a talk with the ELA team leader. I showed my interest in contributing with some Arabic books, stories and a dictionary. They welcomed the idea of having an Arabic corner in the school library. After the fall workshop, I would provide the school with hard and soft materials which would be useful for the coming teachers
Capstone Project
1 year 1 month ago
Capstone Project: Abstract : (Arabic Corner in the Library) When I arrived in Leicester Middle school, I went to the library looking for Arabic books or Arabic instructional Aids to help me in creating my lesson plans. I found none. The school has a large library but no Arabic books, bilingual dictionaries or books for teaching or learning Arabic as a foreign language. My idea is to establish an Arabic corner for students and staff members who want to know more about the Arabic language and culture.
Capstone Project
1 year 7 months ago
Capstone Abstract #1(Arabic curriculum for 3 levels) This is the third year for the program in my school but when I arrived, it was very difficult to find out what the students of the previous 2 years have studied!! No curriculum, guidelines, lesson plans or even materials.Therefor, I've decided to design & create a curriculum for Arabic I, II & III as one of my determined capstone projects in my school, to help - both- the students & the teacher that the school will hire the next year to have rich and authentic resources that they can use at least as guidelines. I've designed the curriculum during the first week after distributing some surveys to my students asking about what they studied last year & the new topics that they would like to learn this year. Then prepared the teaching materials & presentations, created 5 Google Classrooms & uploaded the whole work to it. Besides, leaving hard copies of everything in the Arabic room that I've prepared and more copies in the Foreign languages room. Capstone Abstract #2 ( Arabic Language room & materials) The school gave me a storage room that was used as a Spanish language room in the past with many paintings on the walls. Thus, I came during the first weekend, painted it -meanwhile- I asked my family in Egypt to send my some stuff & teaching materials; such as posters, objects and books and put all that in my Arabic room also made many learning & teaching aids with the help of my students. Things that I've left in the school: 1. Arabic I, II & III curriculum. 2. lesson plans & presentations 3. weekly quizzes & monthly tests (hard copies, Google classroom & on the school website as well as online resources) 4. Flash cards & Jigsaw games. 5. posters& Maps 6. Arabic letters keyboard stickers 7. Souvenirs from Egypt 8. Worksheets & handouts. Capstone Abstract #3 ( Arabic Club) For everyone; whether students, parents, teachers or people from the community. We gather & talk about Arabic & Arabs stuff; letters, words, expressions, idioms or proverbs, songs, music, art, calligraphy (I have the authentic natural tools that we use in Egypt & will leave them here in the school with some other traditional clothes, souvenirs from our Egyptian ancient or Islamic culture.)The members can read & write some Arabic words also now they know a lot about Islam & Arab countries in Africa and Asia. Capstone Abstract #4 ( Arabic Language books section in the school library) I've bought some Arabic books & magazines as a personal contribution from me to the school, the administration & the librarian approved the idea and encourage me to create this section the help the coning teacher and the students to use these books as resources & also read the short stories and the novels for fun and entertainment not as academic use only. Capstone Abstract #5 ( A mural to Celebrate diversity in the school) With the help & support of the art teacher she agreed to make an amazing mural in the school on the wall of the hallway that leads to the Arabic classroom. It was great; students & teachers love it. Even the local newspaper talked about it in one of their articles. I've worked on that mural during the Christmas vacation to be a surprise for everyone when the came back to school. Capstone Abstract #6 (Egyptian food days for the whole staff & students) Food is one of the best interesting ways to attract people & talk about your culture.Thus, I've cooked for the whole staff twice & 3 times for my kids. Now, they all remember the names of my dishes and ask for more from time to time, Also had 2 cooking class & the third will be the last week of April. The pictures & the memories are still unforgettable here.

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