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Capstone Project
2 months 2 weeks ago
Since there is a very effective and successful Arabic program in my school, I needed something new that attracts more students and give them real experiences that land them on the Arab world. I thought of the idea of creating an Arab club which is responsible for everything relates to the Arab culture. In this club we offer materials such as: books, clothes, jewelery, perfumes, pottery, accessories, paintings...etc that tell us many things about the Arabs and their lives. All of these things are with a full description and details about its history and why and how it is used. This club also provides some educational materials like: stories and movies that encourage students to learn without even noticing that they are learning. this club is also open for all not only Arabic language learners. All are welcome.
Capstone Project
3 months 1 week ago
Thanks to the previous TCLP, Irving Elementary School has now an Arabic corner at the school library. I noticed that the addition of a curriculum with a record of the lessons and activities students are exposed to this year will be very beneficial, especially to future TCLPs. My capstone project is based on developing a 10 units curriculum. Units will cover topics such as family, food and drinks, sport and holidays. Through this capstone, I try to compile all the lessons and activities into one set to be a reference for future Arabic teachers at Irving School. The Following is a chart that introduces the different units. School Year 2019/2020 1st term Unit 1: Personal Relations Unit 2: Family Unit 3: At School Unit 4: Food and Drinks Unit 5: Body and Health 2nd term Unit 6: Shopping Unit 7: Sport Unit 8: Hobbies Unit 9: Travels and Means of Transportation Unit 10: Holidays
Capstone Project
3 months 1 week ago
When I asked my students what do you know about Egypt, they told me about Ancient Egypt and the Pharaohs and they don’t know about Egypt now.I tried to tell them about Egypt through a culture lesson and as we have a library at our school, I checked it to see the kind of books they have about Egypt and I found most of the books are about the Ancient Egyptians and there is only one or two books about Egypt now, so I am thinking of bringing new books about Egypt now.I also can collaborate with my school to make an Arabic fun night for all the families and their kids; it will be a public invitation to introduce the Arabic language and culture for them with the help of the Arabic families and it will be a great chance to ask some people from the district to come as we work to show the district that there truly is a need and an academic benefit of learning a language like Arabic as my school is the only one in the district that teach Arabic.It will be a great chance to motivate other schools apply for TCLP grant.
Capstone Project
3 months 1 week ago
As I work in an IB school, there is tremendous focus on languages where Arabic is taught along with French, Spanish, and Mandarin. Yet, the school has no Arabic syllabus of its own; that is, no coursebook for teaching this language even though students – of all different levels – study it on a daily basis. This fact has arisen my interest to start this project that aims at starting to develop an Arabic syllabus that could be used by future teachers of Arabic at the school. It is an attempt to compile all the lessons that I have been conducting along with some other materials into one or more digital files. This could include lessons, worksheets, links to songs and videos to be used, flashcards and games. So, this proposed digital file could serve as a reference or coursebook for any future teacher of Arabic by which they would accompany this academic course.
Capstone Project
3 months 1 week ago
My Capstone project that I am thinking about is a Kids Arabic Club that can be held in the Library targeting young children to give them interesting materials by which they can have a taste of Arabic language through songs and games and activities to make them excited and interested to study Arabic at school and it is a volunteering work that could encourage parents to bring their children and I can leave this materials for whoever is interested to continue doing this in the future.
Capstone Project
3 months 1 week ago
My capstone abstract is about the use of different games and activities outside the ordinary classroom to increase the students' different skills and to create a fun and pure educational atmosphere and let all kinds of learners to participate freely without stress., In my capstone project, I will mention some of these games and activities, for example, I use the "heads up" activity in which I ask one of the students to wear a crown with an Arabic word on and the student ask their peers questions until he or she reaches the word. Another activity is the " hot seat" activity in which I ask one of the learners to come to the front of the class and his peers start asking him questions about the day's topic and sometimes it can be done like an open discussion about what they learnt before. The next game is the playing cards game which has the same idea of the playing cards which people use as I divide students into groups and each group has two teams with cards in hands and cards on the grounds and the team which is his turn to play, they should match the card with one of the same category, for example, if he has a food item, he can take another food item with it and if he doesn't have what matches with his card, he has to put it with the cards on the ground, waiting for the other team to play. Another simple and fun game is the swat game which provides good kind of activation. One game else is the speaking dice game in which I give every student a number and I offer some cards with words that are put upside down and when I use the dice, the student chooses a card and use the word he chooses in a sentence on his own. The next game is the jumping ball game in which I use the ball and throw it to students to mention a kind of words that I ask them to say. The next activity is the line up activity in which I ask students to stand in two lines and every student faces his partner and they practise speaking using the day's targeted language. There are also very beneficial activities that I use and I mention them in my capstone project like the catching tissue game, the vocabulary classification game, the wall chart activities and the name counting game. So the target of this capstone is to let students increase their language skills during the after school Arabic club and that could be once a week.
Capstone Project
3 months 2 weeks ago
Capstone Abstract 1 ( Building a curriculum for Arabic1) I work at Nicotra Early College and John Lavelle Charter School. The program was implemented at Lavelle four years ago, but it is the first year for Nicotra to have Arabic as a new critical language, I thought that the school needs a designed Arabic curriculum at Nicotra. I’ve designed and created a curriculum for Arabic I, as one of my goals is to help - both- the students & next year Arabic teachers to have rich and authentic resources that can be used at least as guidelines. I've designed the curriculum during the first week after distributing some surveys to my students asking about the topics they would like to learn this year. Then prepared the teaching materials & presentations, created Google Classrooms & uploaded the whole work to it. Besides, leaving hard copies of the materials for the coming teacher. Capstone abstract 2 ( Educational resources) I have a package of teaching materials that I would contribute with to the school such as: flash cards, posters, online resources , maps , entry and exit tickets and assessment worksheets, in addition to some papyrus, souvenirs and Arab costumes. Capstone Abstract #3 ( Arabic Language books section in the school library) I had a talk with the ELA team leader. I showed my interest in contributing with some Arabic books, stories and a dictionary. They welcomed the idea of having an Arabic corner in the school library. After the fall workshop, I would provide the school with hard and soft materials which would be useful for the coming teachers
Capstone Project
3 months 2 weeks ago
Capstone Project: Abstract 1: (Arabic Curriculum for Level 1) This is the first year of the program in Leicester Middle school. There were no materials, books, lesson plans or instructional aids that could help me create lesson plans for my students. My idea is to create an Arabic Curriculum for level 1 that includes instructional calendar, classroom expectations, lesson plans, ppt presentations, Flashcards, online resources and ideas for traditional and online games. In addition, there will be assessment methods such as quizzes and tests aligned with the goals of the curriculum. I will leave both a hard copy and an electronic copy for the next teacher who will continue the program after me. These resources will serve as a guideline for the new teacher so he/ she does not have to invent the wheel and will save him/ her a lot of time. Capstone Project: Abstract 2: (Arabic Corner in the Library) When I arrived in Leicester Middle school, I went to the library looking for Arabic books or Arabic instructional Aids to help me in creating my lesson plans. I found none. The school has a large library but no Arabic books, bilingual dictionaries or books for teaching or learning Arabic as a foreign language. My idea is to establish an Arabic corner for students and staff members who want to know more about the Arabic language and culture.
Capstone Project
4 months 1 day ago
Most People in the valley do not know anything about the TCLP or the Arabic class. I was planning through the Arabic club to raise awareness and advertise the program. It is for other members in the community. I plan to make it for all people, students or parents or others. This Club will reach people outside school. Meeting will be held in different places every time. Some students may help me with it. I will introduce sessions about Arabic Language and Egyptian culture. some topics may include: food, clothing, history, inventions and other topics related to Arab and Egyptian Culture.
Capstone Project
9 months 2 weeks ago
Capstone Abstract #1(Arabic curriculum for 3 levels) This is the third year for the program in my school but when I arrived, it was very difficult to find out what the students of the previous 2 years have studied!! No curriculum, guidelines, lesson plans or even materials.Therefor, I've decided to design & create a curriculum for Arabic I, II & III as one of my determined capstone projects in my school, to help - both- the students & the teacher that the school will hire the next year to have rich and authentic resources that they can use at least as guidelines. I've designed the curriculum during the first week after distributing some surveys to my students asking about what they studied last year & the new topics that they would like to learn this year. Then prepared the teaching materials & presentations, created 5 Google Classrooms & uploaded the whole work to it. Besides, leaving hard copies of everything in the Arabic room that I've prepared and more copies in the Foreign languages room. Capstone Abstract #2 ( Arabic Language room & materials) The school gave me a storage room that was used as a Spanish language room in the past with many paintings on the walls. Thus, I came during the first weekend, painted it -meanwhile- I asked my family in Egypt to send my some stuff & teaching materials; such as posters, objects and books and put all that in my Arabic room also made many learning & teaching aids with the help of my students. Things that I've left in the school: 1. Arabic I, II & III curriculum. 2. lesson plans & presentations 3. weekly quizzes & monthly tests (hard copies, Google classroom & on the school website as well as online resources) 4. Flash cards & Jigsaw games. 5. posters& Maps 6. Arabic letters keyboard stickers 7. Souvenirs from Egypt 8. Worksheets & handouts. Capstone Abstract #3 ( Arabic Club) For everyone; whether students, parents, teachers or people from the community. We gather & talk about Arabic & Arabs stuff; letters, words, expressions, idioms or proverbs, songs, music, art, calligraphy (I have the authentic natural tools that we use in Egypt & will leave them here in the school with some other traditional clothes, souvenirs from our Egyptian ancient or Islamic culture.)The members can read & write some Arabic words also now they know a lot about Islam & Arab countries in Africa and Asia. Capstone Abstract #4 ( Arabic Language books section in the school library) I've bought some Arabic books & magazines as a personal contribution from me to the school, the administration & the librarian approved the idea and encourage me to create this section the help the coning teacher and the students to use these books as resources & also read the short stories and the novels for fun and entertainment not as academic use only. Capstone Abstract #5 ( A mural to Celebrate diversity in the school) With the help & support of the art teacher she agreed to make an amazing mural in the school on the wall of the hallway that leads to the Arabic classroom. It was great; students & teachers love it. Even the local newspaper talked about it in one of their articles. I've worked on that mural during the Christmas vacation to be a surprise for everyone when the came back to school. Capstone Abstract #6 (Egyptian food days for the whole staff & students) Food is one of the best interesting ways to attract people & talk about your culture.Thus, I've cooked for the whole staff twice & 3 times for my kids. Now, they all remember the names of my dishes and ask for more from time to time, Also had 2 cooking class & the third will be the last week of April. The pictures & the memories are still unforgettable here.

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