|About the Dual Language Bilingual Program|
The goal of RRISD is to fully implement the Dual Language Program at all bilingual campuses within 4 years. The Dual Language Program will replace the transitional bilingual program by adding an additional grade level each year.
Dual Language Campuses
Dual Language Programs are those where students are taught literacy and content in two languages. The RRISD Dual Language Program goals are the same for both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers.
In the dual language program, the focus is to transfer language skills to develop biliteracy and not to transition into one language instruction. In this way, all students become biliterate, bicultural and bilingual.Research
The Round Rock ISD Dual Language Program is based on research by Dr. Wayne Thomas and Dr. Virginia Collier.
These international researchers are well-known for their study of long term school effectiveness for linguistically and culturally diverse students.
Research shows that this classroom model leads to grade level or above grade level achievement.Goals
Provide the educational environment and instruction that will allow all students to become bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural.
Develop fluency in communication and literacy in both English and Spanish.
Increase academic achievement in all subject areas.
Fostering an appreciation and understanding of other cultures while developing positive attitudes among students, their families, and communityKey Features
- Separation of languages-
Content area instruction
Science and Social Studies (Spanish)
(K-1 in their native language)
(2-5 in English and Spanish)
- Conceptual Refinement–
Additional language support for content areas
- Bilingual Pairs
Learning content concepts in a cooperative learning approach, students engage in social and academic language
- Bilingual Learning Centers–
Bilingual Research Center
Interactive subject-based learning activities that are self-selected and in both languages
- Language of the Day–
Applies to non-content area instruction and/or transitional periods.
|About the Vietnamese Bilingual program |
The RRISD Bilingual program will provide guidance and support to every campus so that every student can achieve excellence in their academic and personal lives.
The mission of the RRISD Bilingual program is to provide research-based educational guidance and support to every campus and student to empower all students to achieve academic excellence.
Provide an educational framework for excellence to support English Language Learners
Support teacher education through professional development opportunities that support diverse learners
Develop efficient and effective systems to monitor student achievement of diverse learners
Use data to provide teacher and student support
Serve every person with integrity, a positive attitude and student-focused action
Laura Segers, Director, State and Federal Programs (512) 464-5466
Maria Green, Director, Bilingual/ESL (512) 464-5977
Miriam Melian,Coordinator Bilingual/ESL (512) 464-5958
Karon Henderson, Lead Bilingual/ESL Instructional Coach (512) 428-3223
Michele Perez, Bilingual/ESL Instructional Coach (512) 464-5647
Margret Schaefer, Bilingual/ESL Instructional Coach (512) 428-3224
Ashley Hashbarger, Bilingual/ESL Instructional Coach (512) 428-3225