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Title: Anchorage School District


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Anchorage School District
  • Christine Garbe
  • Supervisor, English Language Learners

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Presentation
  • This presentation was a collaborative effort
    among the Superintendents Office, Title I, the
    English Language Learner Program and staff at
    Williwaw Elementary School

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AnchorageFacts
  • Anchorage has 1/2 the population of the entire
    state
  • State capital, Juneau not accessible by road
  • Average state teacher salary is 59,667.16 Least
    densely populated US state
  • Less than 1 of Alaska land is privately owned
  • Entire state population is 600,000, roughly same
    as Austin, TX

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Anchorage SchoolDistrict
  • Student population is 49,091
  • 11 LEP
  • 8 comprehensive high schools
  • 10 middle schools
  • 60 elementary schools
  • 8 charter schools
  • School district area is the size of Deleware-1900
    square miles

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Alaska Schools Top 5 Languages (including
Anchorage)
  • Yupik
  • Inupiaq
  • Spanish
  • Filipino
  • Hmong

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Top 5 languages in the ASD
  • Spanish
  • Hmong
  • Samoan
  • Filipino
  • Yupik

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Williwaw ElementaryK-5 School
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WilliwawSchool Information
  • K-5, Title I School with close to 400 students
  • Pre-school program
  • 2 Autism Classrooms
  • 2 Hard of hearing classrooms one preK and one
    primary
  • Facility built about 10 years ago
  • Walking school
  • 21st Century After School Program
  • 100 breakfast and lunch program

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MoreSchool Information
  • 41.8 LEP
  • Hmong is dominant non-English language
  • Samoan is second
  • 12 Caucasian students out of 181 took the state
    test in 2009-2010
  • 2003-2009 Made AYP only once and currently are at
    level 5

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Williwaw Timeline
2008-2009 Develop the new plan
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Restructuring/ Alternative Governance Options
  • Option 5 was chosen which reads
  • 5)   Any other major restructuring of a school
    governance arrangement that makes fundamental
    reforms, such as significant changes in the
    school, staffing and governance, to improve
    student academic achievement and that has
    substantial promise of enabling the school to
    make AYP.

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Description of Plan
  • Planning team included Title I, ELL, CORE,
    Elementary Education, leadership coaching, and
    the established site leadership team at Williwaw
  • Reflected on school improvement plan
  • Team attended the CGCS Bilingual conference
  • Team looked at previously used strategies
  • LEP Planning sheets
  • Front loading HM vocabulary
  • Ongoing PD
  • Pullout for alternative curriculum

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Team Determinations
  • Schoolwide approach needed
  • Focus on vocabulary for ALL students
  • Acquire language acquisition materials
  • Train staff in use of materials

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Williwaw Timeline
2008-2009 Develop the new plan 2009-2010 First Year of Imple-mentation
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Action
  • Buy in by all staff
  • Dedicated 30 min ELL time-built into the master
    schedule
  • Core instruction-explicit and systematic with
    infused SIOP
  • Universal Screening and progress monitoring
  • 90 minutes of Tier 1, intervention block-30
    minutes-Tier 2 as well as a 30 minute ELD time
  • Used Carousel of Ideas Kits as language
    acquisition materials

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Continued
  • RTI Model incorporated
  • Training in collaborative SST meetings with
    emphasis on strategies for ELL students
  • ELL Coach (ARRA)
  • Strategically placed ELL staff according to
    student needs

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Example Of Master Schedule
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Williwaw Timeline
2008-2009 Develop the new plan 2009-2010 First Year of Imple-mentation Summer 2010 Review Results
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Williwaw Timeline
2008-2009 Develop the new plan 2009-2010 First Year of Imple-mentation Summer 2010 Review Results 2010-2011 Second year of plan
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Second Year Implementation
  • Elementary Newcomers Center
  • Plan for sustainability
  • Coachs Role
  • Professional Development
  • Monthly professional development

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Williwaw Timeline
2008-2009 Develop the new plan 2009-2010 First Year of Imple-mentation Summer 2010 Review Results 2010-2011 Second year of plan Spring 2010 develop a plan for sustain-ability
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Sustainability
  • Built a strong team of teachers who will easily
    be able to bring in new teachers and work with
    them on strategies for ELL students
  • Grade level meetings are developed and
    conversations will continue around needs and
    strategies
  • PD will continue at the building level

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Ah Ha Moments
  • Williwaw students are surpassing the other LEP
    students in the district on State standardized
    assessments
  • It was involved process whereby the staff
    embraced that the instruction presented was not
    working for all students-Evolution!!
  • Collaborative efforts-WORK!

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Key Factors for Success
  • Uniform approach- BUY IN
  • Collaborative support-ELL, School, Title I,
    extended school day, summer school
  • Professional Development
  • Sustainability
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