Bilingual Parent Support Videos
This initiative was a collaboration between the ELL teachers and Chinese teachers to help English and Chinese speaking parents support literacy at home in a concrete way by helping parents understand and use two of our favorite online literacy resources: Reading A-Z and Phonics Genius. The teachers collaborated with Chinese colleagues to shoot and translate the videos. The result was a marked uptick in use of these tools with parents and students!
Using Reading A-Z at Home to Support Your Child’s Literacy
Using Technology to Support Phonics at Home
Reading With Your Child at Home Using Reading A-Z
This initiative was a collaboration between students and ELL teachers in order to help all students and parents understand school expectations given that there were many new-to-country families to our school who had limited or interrupted formal schooling in the past. The students brainstormed school norms and agreed to them through voting. They then co-wrote the scripts and created the videos with graphics and sound.
Banaadir Academy Expectations: School Arrival
Banaadir Academy Expectations: Hallways
Banaadir Academy Expectations: Cafeteria
Banaadir Academy Expectations: Recess
Banaadir Academy Expectations: Bathrooms
Banaadir Academy Expectations: Dismissal and Busing