Guidelines for Final Project for Bilingual Education Capstone
The purpose of this assignment is to prepare an activity which aligns with Portland Public Schools Benchmarks, which are curriculum and assessment guides that break down the competency-based Oregon Common Curriculum goals so that they can be easily applied for lesson and course design as well as testing. A link to this document can be found at the Spanish Curriculum Archive web site. You will need to read this document.
Each of you should choose one of the Communication sub-strands (Listening and Speaking, Reading, Writing) or the Culture strand. Once you have chosen the sub-strand/strand, you will need to familiarize yourself with the contents of the Benchmark document in order to assure that your activity follows the guidelines outlined in this document and that it directly addresses the goals and standards of the Benchmarks. If you choose to prepare a Listening and Speaking activity, you do not need to provide a recording of the listening component.
Attached is a worksheet to guide you in the preparation of the activity. It would be appropriate for you to prepare an activity geared to the age group of the students in the classes at Barnes with whom you are working. The worksheet should be completed in English; many of the teachers who will utilize the website do not speak or read Spanish.
Your final project will include the completed worksheet and all ancillary materials required for the successful realization of your activity (with the exception of a recording of the listening component of a Listening and Speaking activity). Please note that after you have been assigned a grade for this project, it will be reviewed to ensure both its pedagogical soundness and its adherence to the Benchmarks before inclusion in the website. The results of the review will have no bearing on the grade you receive in the course. It is possible that your activity may be changed before it is included in the website.