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Program for Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center International Spanish Academies Seminar 2005

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Program for Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center International Spanish Academies Seminar 2005
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Ortiz, Pablo ( author )
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Bess de Farber
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Miami-Dade County Public Schools
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Box 1, Folder 4

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Coral Way Bilingual Elementary School
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USA -- Florida -- Dade County -- Miami

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Program for Coral Way in BIlingual K-8 Center International Spanish Academies Seminar, Nov. 6-9, 2005 gives an overview of the Coral Way Bilingual K-8 and schedule of classes ( en )
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Related: https://uair.library.arizona.edu/item/293186

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Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center Mission Our mission is to establish an environment that will instill self-esteem, respect and discipline in our school community that will be conducive to bilingual proficiency in a multicultural setting. Vision Our vision is to provide our students with opportunities to develop a better sense of the world around them (past, present, and future), while establishing an educational setting that moves both teachers and students into an international arena to create a multicultural interactive learning environment focusing on improving student achievement. The following goals have been identified as school priorities. Provide students with the opportunity to: Become proficient in speaking, reading and writing in two languages. Acquire a historical and global perspective that will help them to become productive citizens of our country and world community. Develop an appreciation of diversity and be able to function in a multicultural society. Develop critical thinking and leadership skills that will allow them to make a difference in their community. Achieve the highest standards in all academic areas Support members of our school community to face the challenges of the 21 st century. All members of our school community, working as a team, are able to enrich the instructional environment and empower students to take responsibility for their learning, while providing them with the skills and tools to prepare themselves for the future. International Spanish Academies Seminar, November 6-9, 2005 Seville, Spain .,. ...... .......

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Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center Overview Located in Miami, Florida's Little Havana neighborhood, Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center is the first bilingual public school in the United States, and is currently recognized both nationally and internationally as a model for a two-way, dual language bilingual education. All students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through six, regardless of their origin, participate in our dual language bilingual program. Sixty percent of the instructional day is presented in English, while forty percent of the day is taught in Spanish. In both the English and Spanish components, students receive instruction in language arts, science and social studies by teachers proficient in the designated language. The Spanish component teacher teaches mathematics bilingually. Coral Way is a Title I neighborhood school that draws students from one of America's most densely populated immigrant communities. Of the close to 1,400 students, Pre Kindergarten through grade six, 71 % participate in the federally funded free/reduced price school lunch program. Eighty-nine percent of the students are Hispanic, 8% are White Non-Hispanic, 1 % is Black Non-Hispanic and 2% are classified as Asian/Multiracial. The mobility index is 23%. Out of a student body of approximately 1,400 students, one-third is Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) and attend English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. At the Kindergarten level, about 70% of the students arrive at school speaking languages other than English. By second grade most of these students have reached a high level of literacy in the English language and are no longer classified LEP. Students for whom Spanish is a second language are afforded support for one or two years and afterwards, are immersed in the grade level Spanish classes. Our current population represents students from a diverse group of immigrant families. These include, but are not limited to, Spain, China, Brazil, Cuba, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Haiti. It is not uncommon to enter a classroom at Coral Way and encounter languages other than Spanish and English being spoken, such as, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Cantonese, French, or Arabic. Nearly ten percent of the student population attends Spanish as a Second Language classes. The instructional program is designed to teach children equally, in English and Spanish, regardless of their background or home language. The administrative staff includes Dr. Pablo G. Ortiz, who has served as principal of the school for three years. Other members of the administrative are: Amy Simpson, Ileana Sotolongo, Beatriz Benitez, and Sandra Banky, assistant principals, Dora Barrios, reading coach, Eduardo Carballo and Cecilia M. Langley lead teachers. The total staff of Coral Way is one hundred twenty six; this includes classroom teachers, teachers of the Gifted Program, teachers of Varying Exceptionalities, bilingual guidance counselors, ESOL resource teachers, Spanish SL teachers, media specialists, and microsystems technicians. Paraprofessionals and hourly teachers provide extra help to students within the classrooms. Eight members of the faculty are National Board-Certified Teachers; more than half of the members of the faculty hold advanced academic degrees. International Spanish Academies Seminar, November 6-9, 2005 Seville, Spain I

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Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center has a distinguished history. Built in 1936 under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration, it was designed by the noted architect August Geiger. For the school's design, Geiger looked to the Mediterranean for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Classrooms open onto an open-air portico whose Roman arches frame an inner courtyard shaded by ancient live oaks. Additions to the original building have maintained the Mediterranean style. In the 1960's, when waves of Cuban refugees began to arrive in Miami-Dade County, school authorities, in seeking effective ways to educate students, saw the mounting need for bilingual education. In 1963 they converted Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center into the nation's first bilingual public school of the modern era. The goal was to introduce the entire student body to the language and values of the Hispanic world and of the United States. Coral Way opened the 2005-2006 school year with the addition of a new grade. Currently, 186 six grade students are continuing their education within the parameters of a dual language curriculum with high academic expectations. Today, Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center continues to make history in the field of dual language education. In the last fifteen years, through the school's extensive and holistic instructional program, students have made yearly gains in their academic performance, moving Coral Way into a high-ranked status. In the year 2005, Coral Way again earned the "A" School ranking as designated by the State of Florida through its Florida A+ School Recognition Program. As a leader in the development of innovative curricula, our International Studies Program is a component of Coral Way's bilingual academic program. Students enrolled in this program receive accreditation not only from the district's public schools, but also from the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center houses the district's only bilingual home-based full-time gifted program, K-6. Coral Way uses the CORE Knowledge Sequence, developed by nationally renowned educator Dr. E.D. Hirsch, in both English and Spanish; it is the only school in the district to implement the curriculum in two languages. Technology is an essential component of the educational program. Students and teachers are exposed to the latest technology including Smart Boards, wireless laptops, digital photography, broadcast equipment, and internet. Our Exceptional Student Education Program incorporates both resource and inclusion models. Creative instructional strategies include Reciprocal Teaching and CRISS (Creating Independence Through Student-Owned Strategies) which empower our students to take an active role in the educational process. Our Community School serves over 400 students by providing before and after school care, homework and tutoring assistance in English and Spanish. Sports, self-defense and dance classes are also offered. Additionally, parents in our school community come to Coral Way during evening hours to learn English, computer skills, patenting strategies, to participate with their children in "literacy nights". International Spanish Academies Seminar, November 6-9, 2005 Seville, Spain 2

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. Clubs and Activities that promote aesthetic development include drama and theater, band, art and photography club, chess, yearbook and the book club. The bilingual education program is a two-way dual language format and is based on the firm belief that subject area skills and concepts acquired in a child's home language will be transferred when the child acquires a second language and vice versa. The bilingual approach offers several further advantages. In general, Coral Way students: Have a broader perspective on issues, particularly international ones; Are more accepting of cultural diversity; Are afforded greater opportunities through familiarity with both cultures; and Score higher on tests than students in neighboring monolingual schools. Because of its unique bilingual program, outstanding multicultural student body, rich history and natural beauty, the school serves as a pioneer and model for dual language schools and programs throughout the world. It is a training ground for visionary educators seeking to provide their students with successful practices in bilingual education. Since learning a second language is a national priority, the staff at Coral Way welcomes the opportunity to promote effective strategies and innovative curricula to help others duplicate our successes. The staff at Coral Way has welcomed numerous visitors from the United States and abroad and has traveled nationally providing training and support through workshops and conferences. Within our community, Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center occupies a special historic niche, standing tall as a legendary institution that educates youngsters to be bilingual and biculturaltruly preparing the students of today for the world of tomorrow .., < e::: 0 I,) International Spanish Academies Seminar, November 6-9, 2005 Seville, Spain 3

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SCHEDULING Kindergarten and Grade 1 8:30 AM-2:00 PM or 8:30 AM3:15 PM (IS) Language A with homeroom teacher (change classrooms) Language B with afternoon teacher English Curriculum Language Arts/Reading Science / Social Studies Spanish Curriculum Spanish Language Arts Science/Social Studies in Spanish Mathematics taught bilingually International Studies Humanities Fine Arts/PE Curriculum Visual Arts (interdisciplinary) Music (interdisciplinary) Physical Education 105 minutes daily (min.) 30 minutes daily 60 minutes daily (min.) 30 minutes daily 45 minutes daily 5 hours weekly 60 minutes / week 40 minutes/week 20 minutes daily Grade K-1 Planning: 2:003:00 PM Change Classrooms: 11 :30 PM Grades 2 through 4 8:30 AM-3:00 PM or 8:30 AM4:15 PM (IS) Language A with homeroom teacher (change classrooms) Language B with afternoon teacher English Curriculum Language Arts/Reading Science/Social Studies 105 minutes daily (min.) 45 minutes daily Spanish Curriculum Spanish Language Arts Science/Social Studies in Spanish Mathematics taught bilingually International Studies Humanities 60 minutes daily (min.) 45 minutes daily 45 minutes daily 5 hours weekly Visual Arts, Music, Library, and PE are scheduled in one hour blocks daily during grade level planning/meeting time. Grade 3 Planning: 8:45 9:45 AM Grade 2 Planning: 9:50 10:50 AM Grade 4 Planning: 1 :00 2:00 PM ESE & Gifted Planning: 2:00 3:00 PM Change Classrooms: 12:30 PM Change Classrooms: 12:30 PM Change Classrooms: 11 :00 AM Change Classrooms: 11 :00 AM International Spanish Academies Seminar, November 6-9, 2005 Seville, Spain -4

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SCHEDULING Grade 5 8:30 AM-3:00 PM or 8:30 AM-4:15 PM (IS) Change Classrooms : every 75 minutes English Curriculum Language Arts/Reading Science/Social Studies 75 minutes daily 75 minutes daily (week A) Spanish Curriculum Spanish Language Arts Science/Social Studies in Spanish Mathematics taught bilingually International Studies Humanities 75 minutes daily 75 minutes daily (week B) 7 5 minutes daily 5 hours weekly Fine Arts/PE Curriculum Visual Arts 60 minutes once a week Music 60 minutes once a week Physical Education 60 minutes twice a week Computer/Library 60 minutes once a week Grade 5 Planning: 11 :3012:30 PM Grade 6 8:30 AM-3:00 PM Block Scheduling: Day "A "/Day "B" ( and all classes Wednesday except th period) English Curriculum English: Adv. & Gifted World Geography: Advanced Comp. Science: Advanced 3 hours & 45 minutes per week (approx.) 3 hours & 45 minutes per week (approx.) 3 hours & 45 minutes per week (approx.) Spanish Curriculum Spanish Language/ Spanish Literature: Adv. & IS Mathematics: Adv. & Gifted Humanities : Adv. & IS Art Band Business Computer Applications Physical Education 3 hours & 45 minutes per week (approx.) 3 hours & 45 minutes per week (approx.) 3 hours & 45 minutes per week (approx.) Electives 3 hours & 45 minutes per week (approx.) 3 hours & 45 minutes per week (approx.) 3 hours & 45 minutes per week (approx.) 3 hours & 45 minutes per week (approx.) Team Planning 7:45-8:20 AM International Spanish Academies Seminar, November 6-9, 2005 Seville, Spain 5

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Teacher: Room: Planning : Recess: 8:308:45 8:4510:15 10:1510:45 10:4511:30 switch 11:3011:45 11:4512:30 12:302:00 2:003:15 3:154:15 Special Areas SCHEDULES 2005-2006 CORAL WAY BILINGUAL K-8 CENTER Marfa Sabia K-1 2:00-3:00 Grade/Language: K Spanish Lunch: 10:00 10:30 M & Th/9:45 10:05 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY Opening Routine Opening Rout i ne Opening Routine Opening Routine Spanish Spanish Spanish Language Spanish Lanquage Arts Language Arts Arts Language Arts (cont.) Spanish (cont.) Spanish (cont.) Spanish (cont.) Spanish Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts integrated with integrated with integrated with integrated with Social Studies or Social Studies or Social Studies or Social Studies or Sc i ence Science Science Science lunch lunch lunch lunch Math Math Math Math switch switch switch switch Opening Routine Opening Routine Opening Routine Opening Routine Spanish Spanish Spanish Language Spanish Language Arts Language Arts Arts Languaqe Arts Math Math Math Math (cont ) Spanish (cont.) Spanish (cont.) Spanish (cont.) Spanish Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts integrated with integrated with integrated with integrated with Social Studies or Social Studies or Social Studies or Social Studies or Science Science Science Science International Planning International International Studies Gr. 2 (2:00-3:00) Studies Gr. 2 Studies Gr. 2 planning planning planning Music:11:00 Art: 1:30-2:00 11:30 Vilarifio Portuondo International Spanish Academies Seminar November 6-9 2005 Se v ille Spain 6 FRIDAY Opening Routine Spanish Language Arts (cont.) Spanish Language Arts i ntegrated with Socia l Studies or Science lunch Math switch Opening Routine Span i sh Language Arts Math (cont.) Spanish Language Arts integrated with Social Studies or Science I nternationa I Studies Gr. 2 planning

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Teacher: Room: Planning: 8:308:45 8:459:30 9:3011:00 switch 11:0011:30 11:301:00 1:002:00 2:003:00 3:004:15 SCHEDULES 2005-2006 CORAL WAY BILINGUAL K-8 CENTER Toni Vivace 206 1:00-2:00 MONDAY Opening Routine Language Arts/ReadinQ Social Studies or Science integrated with L.A. (cont ) Language Arts/Reading with ESE Inclusion Teacher: Garrido switch l unch Opening Routine Language Arts/Reading through ESOL planning ( Art: Knowles) (cont.) Language Arts/Reading (integrated) Social Studies or Science International Studies Gr. 3 TUESDAY Opening Routine Language Arts/ReadinQ Social Studies or Science integrated with L.A. (cont.) Language Arts/Reading with ESE Inclusion Teacher: Garrido switch lunch Opening Routine Language Arts/Reading through ESOL planning {PE: Brande) (cont.) Language Arts/Reading (integrated) Social Studies or Science Grade/Language: 4 English Lunch: 11:00-11:30 WEDNESDAY THURSDAY Opening Routine Opening Routine Language Language Arts/Readina Arts/Readina Social Studies or Social Studies or Science Science integrated with integrated with L.A. L.A. (cont.) Language (cont.) Language Arts/Reading with Arts/Reading with ESE Inclusion ESE Inclusion Teacher: Garrido Teacher: Garrido switch switch lunch lunch Opening Routine Opening Routine Language Language Arts/Reading Arts/Reading through ESOL through ESOL planning planning (Music: Riesco) (PE: Brande) (cont.) Language Arts/Reading Early dismissal (integrated) Social Studies or Science International International Studies Gr. 3 Studies Gr. 3 International Spanish Academies Seminar November 6-9 2005 Seville, Spain 7 FRIDAY Opening Rout i ne Language Arts/Readina Social Stud i es or Science integrated with L.A. (cont.) Language Arts/Reading with ESE Inclusion Teacher: Garrido switch lunch Opening Routine Language Arts/Reading through ESOL planning (Lib/Computer) (cont.) Language Arts/Reading (integrated) Social Studies or Science International Studies Gr. 3

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Teacher: Room: Planning: 8:309:45 Period 1 9:4511:00 Period 2 11:0011:30 11:3012:30 12:301:45 Pe r iod 3 1:453:00 Period 4 3 : 004:15 SCHEDULES 2005-2006 CORAL WAY BILINGUAL K-8 CENTER Cristina Vazquez P-12 Grade/Language: 5 Spanish Language Arts Lunch: 11:00 11:30 11:30 12:30 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY Opening Routine/ Opening Routine/ Opening Routine/ Opening Routine/ Spanish Span i sh Spanish Spanish Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts 8:30-9:30 Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Vazquez Vazquez Vazquez Vazquez Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts 9:30-10:30 Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Navarro Navarro Navarro Navarro lunch lunch lunch lunch Planning Plann i ng Planning Planning Art PE PE Music Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts 10:30-11:00 & 12:30-1:00 Homeroom BritoHomeroom BritoHomeroom BritoHomeroom BritoLlopis Llopis Llopis Llopis Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish Language Arts Language Arts LAnguage Arts Language Arts 1:00-2:00 Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Kinsey Kinsey Kinsey Kinsey International International International Studies Studies Studies 2:00-3:15 International Spanish Academies Seminar November 6-9, 2005 Seville Spain 8 FRIDAY Opening Routine/ Spanish Language Arts Homeroom Vazquez Spanish Language Arts Homeroom Navarro lunch Planning Lib/Computers Spanish Language Arts Homeroom BritoLlopis Spanish Language Arts Homeroom Kinsey International Studies

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K-8CENTER International Spanish Academies Seminar, November 6-9, 2005 Seville, Spain