Textbook creation

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
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 7 months ago
My capstone project is to establish a Chinese curriculum for my host school, Ewa Makai Middle School. Since this is the first year my host school has had Mandarin Chinese classes, I felt quite challenged when I started my teaching. How I wished that I had good resources that was suitable for my teaching context. Developing a curriculum alone is never an easy job, but I do believe it will benefit further development of this course and my successor. That is why I devoted a lot of time and energy to my capstone project. My project includes 2 parts: 1. Lesson planning resources 1) Chinese Lessons Scope SY1819: a complete recording of all the lessons I taught in this academic year with contents I taught in each class and reflections after class. 2) Lesson Plans: teaching materials I created according to topics, including slides, tests, rubrics and resources, including my CLP materials 3) a copy of student’s portfolio 2. Chinese class supplies, the decoration we used in classroom and during Chinese New Year celebration, supplies for culture activities like brushes, paper, tea … I will leave anything that can be reused for the future Chinese teaching.
Capstone Project
1 year 7 months ago
When I was at Irving Elementary School in Bozeman, Montana I found that the school library has no resources for Arabic so I thought it would be a good idea to launch an Arabic Corner at the school library. I contacted some professors in Egypt asking for their recommendations about the best resources to be included in that library section. They were very cooperative in providing me with the necessary information in this field .I talked to the school library and the school principal asking for school financial support in purchasing the required material. They were really a YES person and we purchased some of the Arabic full courses such as LIVING LANGUAGE ,ARABIC BETWEEN YOUR HANDS AND ALTAKKALUM . A bilingual dictionary was added as well along with some posters and Arabic stories for kids. The school librarian told me that she is telling the kids Arabian stories from the Arabic Corner .To my astonishment , one of the fifth graders told me that he has borrowed the English Arabic dictionary to find more about Arabic vocabulary. Through that corner, future Arabic teachers, community members, kids and their parents can use the resources available at the school library.