Skip to Page Content Skip to the search box and translation tools

Secondary World Language

Contact

Dawn Wallace
Director of Teaching and Learning
wallaced@issaquah.wednet.edu
425-837-7043

Spanish, French, Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin)

State Standards

Supporting Resources

Materials we use now

Spanish

   
Descubre        Vista Higher Learning 
Los Piratas Del Caribe & El Triangulo Novel    TPRS Publishing Inc. 
Rebeldes De Tejas Novel   TPRS Publishing 
VOX Everyday Spanish and English Dictionary    McGraw-Hill 

French

   
D’Accord    Vista Higher Learning 
Rond-Point Nord    Pearson/Prentice Hall  

Japanese

   
Adventures in Japanese 1-4    Cheng & Tsui Company 
Japanese Graded Readers    Cheng & Tsui Company

Chinese

   
Integrated Chinese    Cheng & Tsui Company
Chinese Link    Pearson Education Limited 

Adoption process and timeline

  • Secondary World Language curriculum parent input survey responses – Winter 2019
    All comments are displayed that do not violate the district's civility policy and/or personally name individuals.
  • Teacher adoption committee: Formed Winter of 2019
  • Teacher adoption committee meeting dates
    Each meeting date includes its planned main agenda item(s), then links to the specific meeting summary when available
    • March 22, 2019 – Finalize charter; share district vision and research; review Washington State World Language standards, survey and achievement data and best instructional practices.
    • April 25, 2019 – Examine instructional materials evaluation tools; choose and/or modify a tool and calibrate its use. Evaluate instructional materials; identify any additional information needed.
    • June 4, 2019 – Review evaluation findings; make field testing decisions and plans, including data collection tools.
    • December 2019 – Review field test data and community input; agree on instructional materials recommendation.
    • February 2020 – Plan for implementation.
  • IMC review and decision: TBD 
  • ISD Board Review: TBD

MEETING SUMMARIES

April 25, 2019

On April 25, 2019, the World Language Adoption Committee reviewed the norms and priorities established at the previous meeting. The Committee then examined and reviewed the curriculum evaluation rubric linked to the selection criteria the Committee identified in its March meeting. Publisher representatives provided overviews of curriculum resources.

March 22, 2019

The secondary World Language Adoption Committee met for the first time on March 22, 2019. This committee will be recommending curriculum for implementation in the 2020-2021 school year. After reviewing the charter, establishing norms, the committee examined community and teacher survey feedback, student achievement data, State standards, and instructional best practices. Based on those inputs, the committee identified and prioritized curriculum selection criteria.