Secondary Bilingual Orientation
Center Redesign
ELL & International Programs
Overview
 Council of Great City School
Review
 Superintendents Purpose and
Charge
 Approved Model - Essential
and Recommended
 Scope of Project - Phase Two
 Next Steps
CGCS Review Recommendations
54. Reconfigure SBOC.
55. Redefine the roles of the BOC/SBOC.
56. Limit eligibility to recent arrivals, immigrants, refugees and SIFE
(students with interrupted formal education).
57. Develop a clear instructional program and exit criteria.
58. Develop a clear process for transitions into general ed.
Review Recommendations (con’t.)
59. Ensure that the new grades 6-8 have explicit teaching support for
content area instruction.
60. Transform the SBOC into an International High School that grants core
subject credits.
61. Establish a district team to provide support during implementation of
the newly defined SBOC.
62. Ensure that the BOC/SBOC centers reach out and support families and
parents.
ELL Services and Demographics
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Seattle Public School District Excellence for All Strategic Plan –
Ensuring Excellence in Every Classroom and All Students Achieving.
Strategic focus is on Program Alignment, New Delivery Model,
Professional Development and Community Engagement
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SPS ELL students continue to be a rich and diverse population and is
among the largest ELL programs in the state of Washington
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ELL services include – General Ed ELL, Newcomer , Migrant, Dual
Immersion and International Schools
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ELL Staff – 171 instructional assistants, 107 ELL teachers and 8 ELL
Coaches
Top 10 Languages
ELL Students Served
All students with home language other than English
Spanish
1639
29.42%
Spanish
2887
23.55%
Somali
1078
19.35%
Vietnamese
1990
16.23%
Vietnamese
795
14.27%
Somali
1673
13.64%
Chinese
590
10.59%
Chinese
1035
12.45%
Tagalog/Ilokano
316
5.67%
Tagalog/Ilokano
764
6.23%
Amharic
196
3.52%
Amharic
405
3.30%
Tigrinya
133
2.39%
Tigrinya
294
2.40%
Oromo
124
2.23%
Cambodian
265
2.16%
Cambodian
99
1.78%
Oromo
262
2.14%
Arabic
67
1.20%
Lao
116
0.95%
*Student Count 5571
*Student Count 12261
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Purpose/Charge
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Provide a research-based model that will:
- Serve students aged 11-21
- Provide opportunities to earn core subject credits
- Offer pathways to high school graduation
- Sustain an enrollment that generates sufficient resources to be a sustainable
school
- Engage students in rigorous content through the use of academic language
- Provide expanded educational services that meet the academic and
social/emotional needs of our students
- Build collaborative partnerships and improve family and community engagement
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Community Advisory Group
ROLE – provide community input to the Design Team throughout the project
KEY ACTIVITIES
1. Summarize community input on student needs and program suggestions
- Feedback & data collected at SBOC Community meeting, 1/15/09 (75
participants)
- Feedback & data collected at SBOC Curriculum Night, 11/19/09 (250
participants)
- Survey of representative stakeholders, 12/09 (70 participants)
2. Present aggregated data to the Design Team
3. Facilitate discussion of proposal with community groups
4. Present community feedback to Design Team
5. Facilitate community understanding of final proposal, implementation plans,
and opportunities for involvement
Research & Data
Literature Review:
Steering Committee and Design Team members reviewed research on ELL
program delivery models and documented outcomes.
Foundational Training:
Steering Committee and Design team members received basic ELL
foundational training.
Site Visits:
Dr. Enfield, Veronica Gallardo, members of the Design Team and
Consulting Experts visited schools in:
New York City International Schools
Boston
Newcomer Academy
St. Paul
LEAP Academy
San Francisco International School
Oakland
International School
Components of the Educational
Model
• The Essential design
components are needed to run
an effective school
• The Strongly Recommended
elements are critically
important, but may require
additional funding or policy
changes
Essential
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Serve 11-21 year olds in two tracks:
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Provide path to graduation with credit bearing courses
Intensive ESL instruction, with native language support when possible
Extensive teacher collaboration for thematic instruction
Portfolios used to monitor student progress & promotion
Secure specialized staff
Extensive professional development:
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A transitional track for Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) students
A comprehensive ELL high school
PLCs, collaborative co-teaching, thematic units, & analyzing student work
Collaborate with higher education, career and technical programs, and
health and community organizations for additional services
Provide a family welcome center with parent outreach
Strongly Recommended
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Waivers to allow for flexible and expert staffing
Flexible scheduling with internship opportunities
Establish university partnerships for school-based teacher education
Flexible staffing based on students’ proficiency
Full-time bilingual guidance counselor; Full-time bilingual family support
worker
Cultural Heritage Classes
Arrange for community to teach classes on site
Bus transportation for after school activities
Leveraging city and community resources
Seek new foundation funding
Ages
11-13
Newcomer
Intake
Center
or 11-13 Year olds
or 14-21 Year olds
The Future SBOC
Transitiona
l ELL
Middle
School
High
School
Diploma
Other SPS
Middle
School
Ages
14-21
Transitiona
l High
School
Comprehensiv
e
ELL
High School
Other SPS
High Schools
Highe
Educat
Referral to
technical
training,
creditretrieval
/GED for
17-21 year
old arrivals
with low
credits
Phase Two
• School Design Team (SDT) where participants will work
collaboratively to create school specs for the design of the school.
• Academic Design Team - Determine professional development,units
of instruction, curriculum materials, which standards to apply,
extended day services etc. Focus on project based learning.
• Community Engagement and Extended Day Team – This team will
work collaboratively with the ADT to develop extended day models
that support ELL students and families.
Next Steps
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Board Recommendation – Implications
Union Negotiations for Model
Capacity Management Committee
Enrollment Planning
Executive Management Team
OSPI – Compliance
Human Resources – Staffing
Contact information
Veronica Maria Gallardo
Director
Department of ELL and International Programs
Seattle Public School District
2445 3rd Avenue South – MS 31-676
Seattle, WA 98134
206 252-0072
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