Spanish for Lunch: Written Messages

Spanish for Lunch: Written Messages

0.50 USBE Credits
This badge is the first in the Spanish for Lunch series. It aligns with the Spanish for Lunch modules, which are free for all educators (see resources). This badge focuses on developing basic phrases you can use to send home written messages to Spanish-speaking parents. You will work with a small group of bilingual students from your school to create, translate, and use these phrases.

DESCRIPTION

To earn this 0.5 USBE credit badge you will submit two different types of evidence from the list below to demonstrate your proficiency in working with students to create home communication aids in Spanish. You will also complete a short reflective analysis.

FEES

You will be charged $20 by the badge provider. You'll be charged at the point you submit your badge for final review.

CLARIFICATIONS

You will need to collaborate with Spanish-speaking students to create home communication aids and to translate them into Spanish.

IMPORTANT TERMS

Communication Aid: Aids for educators to communicate with parents/guardians to support them in partnering with the school for student success. Examples include support in understanding assignments, information about student success, or requests to arrange a meeting with a teacher.

BACKGROUND SCENARIO

Educators must reach out to all parents/guardians, including those who speak Spanish, to praise their children, provide regular reminders, or set up a meeting with an interpreter. However, not all educators have the Spanish language skills to perform these kinds of tasks, so the Spanish for Lunch series provides you with the resources to help engage your own students in helping you develop those skills. Throughout the Spanish for Lunch series you will have a chance to collaborate with students that you choose to craft, translate, and use conversation templates to reach out to parents more frequently and effectively.

EVIDENCE OPTIONS

Testimonial: Submit a written or video-recorded testimonial from one or more of the students with whom you collaborated to create your school-home written messages. The student testimonial should describe the process you used to develop, translate, and use the messages.

Other: Submit the school-home written messages you developed with your students, translated in both English and Spanish.

Candidate's Choice: Submit another type of evidence to demonstrate how you work with bilingual students to develop, translate, and use written messages to communicate with Spanish-speaking parents.

Candidates are required to make 0 evidence submission(s).

Review Criteria

Phrase Strength: The phrases embody the relevant word choice and tone to be effective for crucial communication tasks (greetings, compliments, scheduling, etc.).

Translation Strength: The phrases are generally free of errors in common Spanish syntax, grammar and vocabulary. The phrases will be easily understood.

Teacher-Student Collaboration: Evidence demonstrates that the teacher works with students to develop and translate phrases.

REFLECTION PROMPTS

  1. How did you collaborate with students to develop and translate these phrases?

  2. How did you change the way you communicate with parents/guardians as a result of creating these phrases?

  3. What changes will you make in the future to strengthen communication with Spanish-speaking parents/guardians?

Review Criteria

Prompt #1: The educator is able to clearly identify several steps that were taken to collaborate effectively with students.

Prompt #2: The educator is able to provide examples of ways that communication with Spanish-speaking parents/guardians improved as a result of the development, translation, and use of the conversation template.

Prompt #3: The educator provides examples of other methods to improve communication and collaboration with Spanish-speaking parents/guardians.

RESOURCES

Spanish for Lunch: Introduction
http://www.kevinjohnstun.com/portfolio/Courses/SFLintro/story_html5.html
This is the introduction to the Spanish for Lunch series. It will introduce you to the plan and procedures of the Spanish for Lunch Program.

Spanish for Lunch: Session 1
http://www.kevinjohnstun.com/portfolio/Courses/Basic/story_html5.html
This is the first module in the Spanish for Lunch series. It give you six important phrases for home communication. You will supply six more, and your students will then help you translate them all.

Spanish for Lunch: Session 2
http://www.kevinjohnstun.com/portfolio/Courses/Biography/story_html5.html
This is the second module in the Spanish for Lunch series. It give you four phrases to start a get-know-you letter (or biographical paragraph). You will supply six more, and your students will then translate them all.

Spanish for Lunch: Session 3
http://kevinjohnstun.com/portfolio/Courses/Template/story_html5.html
This is the third module in the Spanish for Lunch series. It will give you one sample template text that you can use to quickly provide parents with positive information, you will come up with 5 more, and your students will then translate them all.

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