Language learning – Eart Documents http://eartdocuments.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:17:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://eartdocuments.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-07-01T001347.882.png Language learning – Eart Documents http://eartdocuments.com/ 32 32 How to start using the Duolingo math app https://eartdocuments.com/how-to-start-using-the-duolingo-math-app/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:15:00 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/how-to-start-using-the-duolingo-math-app/ Most people stop practicing math problems once they finish school and don’t have to. This does not mean that we stop using mathematics in our daily life. On the contrary, mathematics comes up quite often on a day-to-day basis. Whether you’re an adult looking to brush up on their math skills or have a child […]]]>

Most people stop practicing math problems once they finish school and don’t have to. This does not mean that we stop using mathematics in our daily life. On the contrary, mathematics comes up quite often on a day-to-day basis.


Whether you’re an adult looking to brush up on their math skills or have a child who needs a new math study tool, Duolingo Math may be for you.


What is Duolingo Math?

Duolingo Mathematics is an iOS application created by Duolingo (better known for their language learning app) to help users improve their math skills. (It is not yet available for Android devices.)

The app teaches users by gamifying math, creating challenges and levels for users to work on and earn stars. Users familiar with the Duolingo language learning app will be familiar with the structure of the lesson.

However, unlike Duolingo for language learning, Duolingo Math does not yet allow users to redeem their stars for rewards. It allows users to track their usage sequence in the same way (represented by a counter next to a flame icon).

Get started with Duolingo Math

To get started, the app will first ask you to sign in to your existing Duolingo account or create a new account. Then it will ask you to enter your age. Based on your age, the app will recommend which lesson plan it thinks you should follow. The app offers two lesson structures: Brain Training, which is recommended for adults, and Elementary Math, which is recommended for children.

To create a new account, you will need to enter your name, age and email address. To sign in to your existing account, simply enter your existing account information. If you’re already signed in to Duolingo for language learning on your phone, Duolingo Math will automatically offer to use your existing Duolingo account.

Mathematics Training Units Duolingo

The brain training track and the elementary math track follow a similar unit structure. Each unit has a general theme (such as “multiplication” or “shapes”) which is divided into several lessons.

The Duolingo Math learning structure is designed like the Duolingo Language learning structure, so if you’ve used Duolingo for language learning, adapting to Duolingo Math will be easy. Whether you’re using Duolingo Math as a refresher or to learn new concepts, you should consider taking these seven suggestions for getting the most out of your Duolingo lessons.

When a lesson (represented by circles in the interface) is selected, the application then presents the user with a series of questions to solve. These questions fall into one of four categories: fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, drag-and-drop, and matching. Both learning tracks use the same style of questions, although the learning difficulty levels are different.

Brain training is best suited for adults looking for recall on simple math concepts, such as multiplication and fractions. (If you are looking for a review of more complex topics, consider using another app). Elementary math is ideal for elementary and middle school children who want to take math lessons outside of the classroom.

Train your brain with Duolingo Math

Duolingo Math is a great reminder and teacher of basic math concepts, such as multiplication, division, fractions, and introductory geometry. Users of all ages can benefit from the lessons it offers, although more advanced users may want to move on to another app if they’re looking to study more advanced concepts.

Whether you use it as a reminder or as a teacher, Duolingo Math creates a fun and productive learning environment for all of its users. If you know Duolingo for language learning, using Duolingo Math will be a breeze.

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Improve your travel plans with the world’s first language learning app and save $100 https://eartdocuments.com/improve-your-travel-plans-with-the-worlds-first-language-learning-app-and-save-100/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/improve-your-travel-plans-with-the-worlds-first-language-learning-app-and-save-100/ We may earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of our links. The editors and editors were not involved in the creation of this content. You have the dream destination in mind and the tickets purchased, now is the time to immerse yourself in its culture. Start preparing for your next adventure […]]]>

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You have the dream destination in mind and the tickets purchased, now is the time to immerse yourself in its culture. Start preparing for your next adventure by learning the native language of your destination with this leading app. Better yet, save $100 in the process.

Although it may seem daunting to start from scratch, learning a new language opens the door to various opportunities and boosts our brain. Babbel is one of the best language learning programs in the business.

With over 10 million users worldwide, the leading platform gives you access to 14 languages ​​(including Spanish, Italian, German, Turkish, Polish and more) and over 10 000 hours of content, allowing you to learn and practice new vocabulary at your own pace.

Babbel offers a variety of helpful conversation topics from beginner to advanced, while personalized review sessions reinforce what you’ve already learned. An offline mode is also available, giving you unlimited access without relying on Wi-Fi, perfect for when you’re on the go.

With thousands of positive reviews on the Google Play Store and App Store, this remarkable app can help you take your new language skills to the next level with comprehensive 10-15 minute lessons. They will fit into any busy routine and won’t overwhelm you. As reviewed by PCMag“Babbel exceeds expectations by delivering high quality lessons at your own pace.”

On sale for $299, the Babbel Language Learning: lifetime subscription (all languages) is currently the price dropped to $199 for the last time until November 30. Get it while you can!

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Canada and Saskatchewan invest $40 million in infrastructure to build stronger communities | News and media https://eartdocuments.com/canada-and-saskatchewan-invest-40-million-in-infrastructure-to-build-stronger-communities-news-and-media/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:16:17 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/canada-and-saskatchewan-invest-40-million-in-infrastructure-to-build-stronger-communities-news-and-media/ Released November 14, 2022 Today, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Don McMorris, Minister of Government Relations for Saskatchewan, announced joint funding of more than $40 million for 9 infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan. The town of Martensville, just north of Saskatoon, will benefit from the construction of a new […]]]>

Released November 14, 2022

Today, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Don McMorris, Minister of Government Relations for Saskatchewan, announced joint funding of more than $40 million for 9 infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan.

The town of Martensville, just north of Saskatoon, will benefit from the construction of a new community recreation facility. The center will feature a regulation-sized ice surface with spectator seating, a recreational ice surface with a skate changing area, as well as several other indoor areas including an artificial turf facility, rock climbing wall and a playground. The facility will also include publicly accessible multi-purpose rooms, locker rooms, restrooms and concession areas.

Southeast of Prince Albert, Muskoday First Nation will build a new center that will feature cultural events, ceremonies, workshops, language classes, history, art, dance, land-based learning and memorials.

Several rural areas will also see significant infrastructure improvements. This includes bridge replacement to support the transportation system in the rural municipalities of Meota #468, Miry Creek #229 and Mount Pleasant #2, as well as the decommissioning of a landfill in Mankota #45 to help protect the environment.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, building the resilience of our communities and improving the lives of Canadians.

“Investments in infrastructure help create healthy, connected and resilient communities. Once these projects are complete, residents of Martensville will be able to stay active in a new multi-use facility, and residents of Muskoday First Nation will have a dedicated space to promote and pass on their cultural traditions. Working with our partners, our government will continue to support rural and Indigenous communities across Saskatchewan,” said Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Dominic LeBlanc.

“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to invest more than $17.7 million in these shovel-ready infrastructure projects that will increase recreational and cultural opportunities, protect the environment and improve the transportation system,” said said McMorris. “These investments in local infrastructure will continue to strengthen our communities and benefit the citizens of Saskatchewan for years to come.

Fast facts

  • The Government of Canada is investing more than $22.3 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure, Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure, and Rural and Northern Communities streams of the Investing in Canada infrastructure program. The Government of Saskatchewan is contributing over $17.7 million, while recipients are contributing over $14 million. Recipients are responsible for all additional costs.
  • Federal funding is conditional on meeting all requirements related to consultation with Aboriginal groups and/or environmental assessments.
  • The Investing in Canada infrastructure program provides $33 billion for public infrastructure across Canada. Under this program, provinces and territories prioritize projects and submit them to Infrastructure Canada for review. To date, the program has approved over $20 billion for more than 4,500 projects in communities across the country.

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For more information contact:

Jean-Sebastien Comeau
Press Officer and Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
343-574-8116

Corey Rhiendel
Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
306-787-6156
corey.rhiendel2@gov.sk.ca

Media Relations
Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
media-medias@infc.gc.ca

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Local veteran pursues a life of art, film and music after military service https://eartdocuments.com/local-veteran-pursues-a-life-of-art-film-and-music-after-military-service/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 18:11:09 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/local-veteran-pursues-a-life-of-art-film-and-music-after-military-service/ Whether it’s his fluency in multiple languages, from Arabic to Mandarin Chinese, his remarkable ability to sing, or the fact that he has visited and lived all over the world, Port resident and veteran Zaque Harig Townsend, has so much more to offer. He served in the Marine Corps during the Iraq War, working in […]]]>

Whether it’s his fluency in multiple languages, from Arabic to Mandarin Chinese, his remarkable ability to sing, or the fact that he has visited and lived all over the world, Port resident and veteran Zaque Harig Townsend, has so much more to offer.

He served in the Marine Corps during the Iraq War, working in civilian affairs while deployed to Afghanistan. As one of the few servicemen able to speak Pashto, one of Afghanistan’s two native languages, Harig was key to communications between Afghan locals and Marines, as well as interception and translation Taliban radio frequencies.

While Harig’s time in military and educational pursuits has taken him across the planet, his story begins in suburban North Chicago.

THE FORMATIVE YEARS

Harig grew up in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook where he discovered his first muse through his local church choir.

“I had a busy childhood with a lot of traditional church, community, family structures and many extensive facilities in the area,” he said. “I was also in a professional children’s choir…that’s what really sparked my love of languages.”

He was exposed to the linguistic world through singing, as the choir learned new songs in a multitude of different languages ​​every two weeks.

Eventually, he traded the Windy City for Washington, D.C. while attending George Washington University.

There, Harig expanded his knowledge of the language, learning Mandarin and developing his fluency in Arabic.

“I found Arabic to be by far the most difficult because of the grammar. I didn’t think Mandarin was that bad, but it’s a tonal language,” Harig said of his experience learning two of the languages ​​that many consider the hardest for Westerners to master.

JOIN THE MARINES

While enjoying his college time, Harig took a year off to recalibrate, which eventually led to him joining the Marines.

“I knew I had a lot of ambitions and wasn’t yet the man I needed to be to do the things I wanted to do, so it just occurred to me in one day to become a Marine,” he said.

“It never crossed my mind to join the military. I’ve never played shooting video games, I didn’t know anything about it. I knew it would be difficult, that it would alleviate some of my asperities and would make me more resistant.

During this time, Harig was addicted to the hit action show “Alias”, which encouraged him to pursue a reconnaissance role in the military.

“At the time, I thought I wanted to be a spy; I thought I wanted to work for the CIA,” he said. “I was captivated by the TV show ‘Alias’ and Jennifer Garner’s character, Sydney Bristow.”

He soon came into contact with the Marine Corps, signing a contract the same day as he prepared to ship quickly for boot camp.

“I told my parents a week later, and I was in training camp a week later,” he said.

After several frustrating months of missing reconnaissance missions, switching to infantry, and finally choosing civil affairs, Harig deployed to Afghanistan.

“The first three months were almost daily firefights and calls for air support,” he said. “It was surreal and intense. I had to interpret for debriefings of informants, interrogations of detainees, and sometimes going into battle with an earpiece listening to live Taliban radio frequencies.

During their stay, Harig and his comrades in arms had to deal with sub-zero temperatures. And scorching days, too, where it reached up to
140 degrees in summer.

“It was so stressful and the pressure was so high…it was very difficult,” he said of his deployment. “Then I came home and had a really hard time adjusting.”

WAR RECOVERY

Faced with the trauma of his wartime, Harig left the United States for a change of pace in the lush farmlands of northern Italy.

“It was an amazing experience actually, the whole community welcomed me,” he said of his time as a farmhand.

His singing background came in handy at the Italian Count’s (farm owner) birthday party, when Harig serenaded revelers with Eagles’ “Desperado,” as listeners sang along swinging their arms in unison.

He spent time in Switzerland and Chicago for college, but continued to struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder and eventually traveled to Ireland to pursue an international development program and join an Irish class choir. world.

While enjoying international development, Harig realized that his true passion was art.

“I decided to uproot my life to Ireland because in this contemplation of life and death and ‘What are we really doing here’ I hadn’t prioritized art. My art dreams were on a shelf,” he said, adding, “It would have been cool, but I didn’t feel like it would feed my soul or allow me to live to the fullest.”

Harig returned to DC with the goal of honing his film, music, writing, and other art forms, but a familiar opportunity presented itself with recognition in the military, but this time he got it. Refused.

“It was a very difficult decision. It was the last time I turned away from all this seduction of the intelligence world, I think it would have ended up making me someone I didn’t want to become. , which is why I fully embraced the art at this point,” he said.

His first major artistic endeavor during this time came after buying a Ford pickup truck and planning to venture across America in search of gripping stories.

After raising $20,000 for the project, he traveled to Washington State and began filming a collection of interesting, informative, weird, and funny stories on video media.

Harig has covered anything from an Anacorte couple’s whale-watching activity to a drunken flash mob in Ellensburg to a Benedictine monk in Oregon.

While the wide variety provided great content, Harig then focused on post-9/11 veterans and their trauma recovery experiences.

PANDORA’S BOX

After a friend encouraged him to sort out his own feelings of deployment, Harig went through a kind of depression after revisiting a past trauma he had been pushing away for years.

“My only structure was this weekly therapy session at a vet center in California. I kind of made it to myself; I was curious to see if there was anything, so when I opened Pandora’s box, I did something I couldn’t undo,” he said.

After forcing himself to read all of his deployment notes and letters, it brought back memories and flashbacks that he had kept in mind from his time in the Middle East.

“All the triggers got worse and then suddenly, when I was relatively well a few days before, I had hyper-vigilance all the time, panic attacks, painful anxiety, nightmares, memories of things that I had forgotten, flashbacks. It was like I was living a TV episode. It was very difficult and the therapy process was slow.

“It wasn’t until I was robbed and someone smashed my van window and stole my backpack with every film, every photo, every writing, every creative thing I had worked on these years, has been ripped out of my life,” he added.

Back in Chicago, Harig recuperated with his parents for a time.

“I was basically housebound and messed up for about a year, and that summer I got Freedom, my service dog, and it was a gradual process of reintegration,” he said. .

After a while, his passion for film was rekindled when he finally graduated from film school and decided to go to Port Townsend, a haven he remembered after visiting a friend on his van adventure.

FIND A HOUSE IN PT

“Back when I graduated, I always remembered the one time I visited Port Townsend about five years ago, and I thought, ‘This is the best place to be. I went. I have never felt more at home than during this weekend,” said Harig.

With Freedom (the service dog) by his side, he arrived on the Olympic Peninsula and joined the Port Townsend Film Festival as an intern before working his way up to director of marketing and development.

Thinking back to when he was deployed, Harig shared his thoughts on the transition from soldier to civilian.

“Everyone is so real. I think for this brief window of time [while deployed] we have all become the purest, unfiltered version of ourselves and exist exactly as we are, while some of us were in our last lives or had all of our limbs,” he said. . “You’ll never forget what it was like to live so completely stretched out, and that’s what’s so hard about transitioning.”

“The sacrifice wasn’t getting shot; the sacrifice is living your best, truest, fullest life for a short time and having to give it all up and play the game again,” he added.

Sharing wise wisdom on the ups and downs of adventure, Harig said: ‘You could be invited to an earl’s birthday party with all-organic food produced by his on-site chef while everyone famously serenading the Earl with ‘Desperado,’ or you could end up being drugged and left on the side of a mountain in Switzerland to die in the snow with no money, phone or coat.

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Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools seek to implement strategic plan in 2022-23 school year https://eartdocuments.com/brecksville-broadview-heights-schools-seek-to-implement-strategic-plan-in-2022-23-school-year/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 22:09:00 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/brecksville-broadview-heights-schools-seek-to-implement-strategic-plan-in-2022-23-school-year/ BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School will work to improve math and English language learning specifically for students with disabilities this school year. Meanwhile, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School plans to emphasize an instructional approach called Universal Design for Learning, which aims to ensure all students achieve academic success by providing flexibility in how they […]]]>

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School will work to improve math and English language learning specifically for students with disabilities this school year.

Meanwhile, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School plans to emphasize an instructional approach called Universal Design for Learning, which aims to ensure all students achieve academic success by providing flexibility in how they approach learning material. Classes.

“We want to make sure that we meet the learning needs of all students, those who quickly accelerate their learning on one side, those who need extra help on the other side and all students in between. “said the district superintendent. Joelle Magyar Told clevelalnd.com Last week.

Finally, at the new Brecksville-Broadview Heights Elementary School, the administration met with officials from the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in Brecksville about introducing vocational education to young students.

“Career planning can start at a very young age,” Magyar said. “Getting young students excited about possible careers is what many CVCC employees do well. A strong partnership between the CVCC and the elementary school can only lead to more rewarding opportunities for students.

All of these steps are part of the district’s five-year strategic plan, which ended in the spring of 2019. The district is reviewing this plan whose implementation was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

David Martin, district director of teaching, learning and collaboration, led a discussion on the strategic plan at the September 28 school board meeting.

Plan the schedule

The district hired Original equipment strategiesan independent growth and change management consulting firm, for $18,000 in fall 2018 to help create the 25-page strategic plan.

OE Strategies held meetings and focus groups with school board members, administrators, teachers, students, parents, residents and other community members to set goals and priorities. More than 100 people participated.

The company then collected the data, helped write the strategic plan, and presented the plan to the school board in 2019.

Planners suggested four areas to focus on: preparing students for careers; build partnerships and collaborate with families, businesses and organizations in the district; create effective and stimulating learning environments; and live the “Cultural booklet” throughout the neighborhood.

“The Culture Playbook is a summary of our overall culture as a district,” Magyar said. “It encapsulates what we believe, how we behave, and the experience our behavior produces for others.

“It is the foundation on which our educational community is built and shares our core beliefs and how we behave and interact with each other, our students and our community,” Magyar said.

Strategic planners have also identified a “Portrait of a Graduate”. To match this portrait, high school graduates must be future-ready, emotionally prepared, self-reliant and globally responsive, the strategic plan states.

“Upon leaving high school, students may be asked to produce something, such as an essay, music video, speech, performance, etc., that demonstrates their mastery of the Portrait of a Graduate skillset,” said Magyar.

Objectives and actions

Martin told the school board in September that the three schools had set strategic plan goals for the 2022-23 school year, but were still working on action steps to achieve those goals.

The college, for example, plans to develop a monitoring team to analyze special education practices designed to improve math and English learning for students with disabilities.

In addition, the middle school, like the high school, will develop the Universal Design for Living model and introduce “disciplinary literacy,” which Magyar says strives to bring all students, including those with special needs, to read, write, think, collaborate and discuss at high levels in every subject.

“For example, in math classes, students explicitly learn to think and solve problems like a mathematician,” Magyar said. “In history lessons, students explicitly learn to think critically like a historian. In art classes, students are explicitly taught to think like an artist.

Another college goal for 2022-23 is to increase “teacher collective effectiveness”, which implies that whole groups of teachers believe they can positively affect student learning. When this happens, student academic achievement increases, Magyar said.

In high school, one of the goals is to emphasize the principles of Portrait of a Graduate in daily education and programming. An action step towards this goal is to develop “hallway visuals” – posters, for example – to educate students and make them understand these principles.

Another high school goal involves the continued development of “social-emotional learning,” which Magyar says is important for students’ overall well-being.

“It is important for all students to instill and reinforce the five components of social-emotional learning: self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making,” said declared Magyar.

Students engage in social-emotional learning during “colony times,” scheduled approximately every two weeks, where they can chat with a trusted teacher about personal topics that concern them, such as how to develop better sleep habits .

For elementary school, the goals are to continue to use data analytics to determine student learning growth and to engage families and community members through various programs such as small discussion groups or coffee meetings.

An action step in elementary school is to implement a quarterly reward of positive behavioral intervention and support for all students. PBIS aims to eliminate or reduce bad behavior by reinforcing positive behavior.

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BROCKTON — A recent national report says students in Massachusetts are struggling in reading and math after years of declining standardized scores — but Brockton Public School officials noted their district may be an outlier in the state, according to condition assessment results.

The Department of Primary and Secondary Education met on Tuesday 25 October to discuss the recent results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress and goals for the 2022-2023 school year. They noted that fourth and eighth graders across the state are losing their grip on subjects like math and reading compared to 2019 results.

“Around the world and across the country, we have seen academic losses caused by the pandemic — Massachusetts is no exception,” said K-12 Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley.

Riley said Massachusetts students led the nation in overall scores according to NAEP results. Yet the changes in learning levels are not surprising since they align with trends noted in the state’s assessment system known as the Massachusetts Comprehensive Rating System better known as MCAS.

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Small American town teaches immigrant children English https://eartdocuments.com/small-american-town-teaches-immigrant-children-english/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 22:02:05 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/small-american-town-teaches-immigrant-children-english/ A community in the southern state of Alabama is experimenting with a better way to teach students learning English as a second language. To achieve its goal, the school district hire more local Spanish-speaking workers. More than half of the 2,500 students in the Russellville School District are Hispanic. About 25% of them are learning […]]]>

A community in the southern state of Alabama is experimenting with a better way to teach students learning English as a second language. To achieve its goal, the school district hire more local Spanish-speaking workers.

More than half of the 2,500 students in the Russellville School District are Hispanic. About 25% of them are learning English.

The district is using federal aid money aimed at helping communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kathy Alfaro is one of the teachers. She was a Spanish teacher, but took on a new job teaching English to children. Students who learn English are called EL students.

Russellville has at times struggled to find the workers and money needed to support EL students. It usually takes five years of intensive study to help a student learn English and perform well in a regular classroom. Russellville hopes to help its students and be a model for the rest of the country.

“We were trying to teach an increasing number of EL students with principally white teachers who speak English,” said Superintendent Heath Grimes. “And I’m like, ‘Why aren’t we using the resources that we have in our community? “”

As a group, English learners performed worse in language skill testing during the pandemic. Experts said it could be because many students don’t have good online courses. Schools may have struggled to teach English via video link.

Katherine Alfaro works with students at Russellville Elementary School, in Russellville, Alabama, on Aug. 9, 2022. (Rebecca Griesbach/AL.com via AP)

But test scores at Russellville schools have improved. District-wide, the percentage of students who met language requirements increased from 46% in 2019 to 61% in 2022. In both elementary schools, skill increased by almost 30 percentage points.

Grimes said the increase was likely due to new EL teachers and assistants.

The non-profit group Education Trust found that some of the country’s largest districts were using pandemic aid money to give jobs to bilingual employees. Bilingual describes a person who can speak two languages.

Federal aid ends

However, federal aid money is starting to run out and schools are bracing for budget cuts. Some experts warn against reducing support for EL programs.

Carlos Alemán is the director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. He said that with federal money no longer available, the state should “review what it can do to make sure these programs can stay in place.”

Russellville school officials are working on ways to retain the new positions. They also hope the state will increase long-term funding for EL education.

State support for English-language programs is limited, but growing. The state legislature approved $2.9 million for schools with large numbers of students learning English as a second language in 2018. That amount grew to $16 million last year. Alabama State Department of Education leaders are asking for more money in this year’s budget for EL specialists.

Supporters say money for EL students is often insufficient, especially in rural districts.

“It takes a lot more money to educate a kid who doesn’t speak your language,” said state Rep. Jamie Kiel, a Republican lawmaker from Russellville. He called for spending more money for EL students in the state budget.

At West Elementary in Russellville, Elizabeth Alonzo is in her second year as an EL assistant. She said there were few bilingual teachers in her school when she was growing up.

“Every time I started kindergarten I didn’t know a word of English, so I struggled a lot,” Alonzo said. “That was one of the reasons I wanted to do this, because I want to help these students.”

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Dan Novak adapted this story based on Associated Press reporting.

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Here are the best anime to help you learn Japanese https://eartdocuments.com/here-are-the-best-anime-to-help-you-learn-japanese/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 22:06:18 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/here-are-the-best-anime-to-help-you-learn-japanese/ It’s fair to assume that people who watch anime have at least a passing interest in Japan, and by extension, the Japanese language. However, learning a new language is a difficult undertaking. One of the biggest tips given to any new language learner is to make the learning process fun. The more enjoyable the process, […]]]>

It’s fair to assume that people who watch anime have at least a passing interest in Japan, and by extension, the Japanese language. However, learning a new language is a difficult undertaking. One of the biggest tips given to any new language learner is to make the learning process fun. The more enjoyable the process, the easier it is to improve. Luckily, anime fans have plenty of fun resources to make learning Japanese fun, even for beginners.


The difficult part of this process is knowing where to start. After all, there are so many anime to choose from that it is difficult to determine which are the best to study, especially for new learners. Note that we can learn useful vocabulary and grammar of any animebut some shows are definitely easier than others.

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Anime slice of life and learning Japanese

A fantastic anime to start learning Japanese is Sweetness and Lightning. Released in 2016, the show follows a single father who learns to cook for his daughter. Slice of life anime are pretty good generally for learning Japanese, as the topics are grounded and much of the vocabulary is encountered in everyday conversation.

Which makes Sweetness and Lightning a particularly good show for beginners is the character of Tsumugi, the protagonist’s kindergarten daughter. Her limited vocabulary makes her easy to understand, and other characters simplify the way they speak to her so she can easily understand them. The simple, recurring vocabulary makes most scenes easy to follow, even if you come across a word you’ve never seen before. Another benefit of this show is that it also teaches the viewer food vocabulary – a very handy skill to have.

Another food-focused show great for learning Japanese is also a 2016 series, Dagashi Kashi. This series is about a young man whose family runs a candy store in the countryside. Each episode covers a real-world Japanese candy, so the show has both cultural and linguistic uses. Whereas Dagashi Kashi has an incredibly specific topic, it’s an easy-to-understand topic, which makes it useful for those new to Japanese. The series has no continuous plot, making it simple to follow from episode to episode, and since the core concepts are the same throughout the series, the viewer is consistently exposed to vocabulary. recurrent.

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While both of these shows are an incredibly useful resource for those just starting to learn Japanese, some might find them a little dry. For something a little funnier, we could take a look at the 2010 series Work!!, a workplace romantic comedy. The show takes place in a family restaurant and features a wide variety of colorful and charming characters. Comic Anime Can Be Tough to learn, even when it comes to a slice of life. Many shows have reference humor or weird gags that rely on puns or jokes about Japanese culture that can go over the viewer’s head. However, Work!! doesn’t have that kind of humor too much – as a result, it’s both fun and relatively easy to understand.

Anime can be a fantastic resource for learning Japanese, and the key to using it successfully is choosing shows that you’re interested in watching. While some shows are certainly hard to study, that shouldn’t put people off trying to learn Japanese with their favorite anime. The great thing is that once one gets good enough, all anime becomes a resource for improving the language. After all, the key to getting better at any language is to set goals and work with enjoyable content.

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Nasdaq bear market: 3 growth stocks you’ll regret not buying at knockdown prices https://eartdocuments.com/nasdaq-bear-market-3-growth-stocks-youll-regret-not-buying-at-knockdown-prices/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 10:03:00 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/nasdaq-bear-market-3-growth-stocks-youll-regret-not-buying-at-knockdown-prices/ No one likes to hear about their portfolio value slipping in the wrong direction. That said, the best investors in the world know that bear markets are the best times to be a net buyer of stocks. Fear of rising interest rates and the resulting recession has pushed Nasdaq Compound index, which is full of […]]]>

No one likes to hear about their portfolio value slipping in the wrong direction. That said, the best investors in the world know that bear markets are the best times to be a net buyer of stocks.

Fear of rising interest rates and the resulting recession has pushed Nasdaq Compound index, which is full of growth stocksabout 30.6% lower since the end of 2021. At times like these, investors terrified of what might happen in the near term are dumping their stocks and driving prices lower than they probably should be.

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Sophisticated long-term investors who understand that it’s only a matter of time before the market rallies have scooped up shares of these recently discounted growth stocks. Here’s why.

Focus on video communications

Shares of Focus on video communications (ZM -0.46%) seemed unstoppable at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the stock has more than halved this year thanks to the reopening and a general distaste for growth stocks caused by rising interest rates.

Zoom is growing rapidly, but it’s not a long-term tech company that burns through the cash reserves provided by its investors. In fact, the operation of the business is already profitable with profits under according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) which accounted for 4% of revenue during the company’s second fiscal quarter ended July 31.

Zoom launched a unified communications service called Zoom Phone in 2019 and it is rapidly gaining popularity with large enterprises. The number of customers with at least 10,000 paid seats more than doubled year-on-year during the second fiscal quarter. A pair of particularly large customers pushed the total number of payphones to more than 4 million in August. With ample room for growth and enterprise-level subscriptions providing relatively stable cash flow, this stock looks like a long-term investor’s dream come true.

medical shock wave

medical shock wave (SWAV 0.66%) defies the trend with a price that has increased by 55% this year. Shockwave manufactures the world’s only intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) devices for the treatment of peripheral arterial and coronary artery disease. The stock is up in a tough year for growth stocks as the company’s devices set a new standard of care for treating hardened arteries.

Shockwave medical devices are essentially narrow catheters that slide through clogged arteries and deliver powerful sonic pressure waves to break up calcified plaques. This stock is a great stock to buy now and hold for the long term because IVL is more than just a concept. VILI is clinically proven to be more predictable than the current standard method for treating hardened arteries.

In the absence of Shockwave’s IVL devices, surgeons rely on angioplasty, which involves small balloons that stretch an artery from the inside out to break up calcium deposits. In the Disrupt trial, patients with peripheral arterial disease were 77% less likely to suffer from a split artery when treated with IVL compared to angioplasty.

Duolingo

Shares of Duolingo (DOUOL -6.54%) soared at the start of the pandemic, along with demand for its language-learning services. Unfortunately, the bearish trend in growth stocks across the board has seen the stock fall about 59% from its 2021 peak.

Duolingo offers the most profitable educational application on AlphabetGoogle Play Store and Applethe app store. By the end of the second quarter of this year, it had 3.3 million paying subscribers, up 71% from a year earlier.

Many Duolingo subscribers are native English speakers, but it’s the much larger population of non-English speakers that makes this stock a solid buy right now. The company markets an English proficiency test that is increasingly accepted by Western universities and employers. Second-quarter revenue for the Duolingo English test soared 66% year-over-year to $8 million this year and a strong acceptance rate means it could continue to climb.

Duolingo’s English Proficiency Test is already accepted by the top 25 US universities by enrollment. Instead of seeing the app as a threat, educators regularly encourage students to use it to supplement their lessons. With institutions as eager to get on board as individuals, the next chapters in this company’s growth story could be the most exciting yet.

Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a board member of The Motley Fool. Cory Renauer holds positions at Duolingo, Inc. and ShockWave Medical. The Motley Fool owns and recommends Alphabet (A shares), Alphabet (C shares), Apple, ShockWave Medical and Zoom Video Communications. The Motley Fool recommends the following options: long calls $120 in March 2023 on Apple and short calls $130 in March 2023 on Apple. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Director of Community Partnerships and Education Equity Strengthens the Work of WPI’s STEM Education Center | Announcements | New https://eartdocuments.com/director-of-community-partnerships-and-education-equity-strengthens-the-work-of-wpis-stem-education-center-announcements-new/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 04:41:59 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/director-of-community-partnerships-and-education-equity-strengthens-the-work-of-wpis-stem-education-center-announcements-new/ Noemi Robertson joined the STEM Education Center as Director of Community Partnerships and Education Equity in October 2022. She will work with other WPI offices as well as the Worcester community. Noemi will be responsible for building and managing relationships in the local community to support teaching experiences for the WPI teacher preparation program and […]]]>

Noemi Robertson joined the STEM Education Center as Director of Community Partnerships and Education Equity in October 2022. She will work with other WPI offices as well as the Worcester community.

Noemi will be responsible for building and managing relationships in the local community to support teaching experiences for the WPI teacher preparation program and for equitable K-12 STEM learning opportunities. She will encourage and support K-16 teachers in developing equitable and inclusive STEM curriculum and instructional practices.

WPI’s Director of Community Relations, Katie Bilotta, is thrilled to work with Noemi. “The Worcester community is always looking to WPI for inspiration and educational content, specifically around STEM. Noemi’s success and diverse experience in education will enable WPI to bring more STEM programs to the community outside of WPI’s walls to ensure a stronger local pipeline in STEM fields.

Noemi is proud to come from a family of hardworking Mexican immigrant parents and grew up in a Spanish-speaking household. She is a first-generation graduate and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University, Florida. Additionally, Noemi earned her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Management from Fitchburg State University.

For the past 15 years, Noemi has served as Education Manager at Montachusett Regional Technical School. She led and coordinated all aspects of their Title I program, the English Language Learners program, family engagement programs, state and local assessments and summer school. With growing populations of English and Title I learners and significant skills gaps, Noemi has worked with school leaders and teachers on data review, critical policies and procedural changes. She has also volunteered with the Fitchburg Youth Today Leadership Program to increase academic achievement and improve student-teacher relationships and community engagement.

Additionally, Noemi will manage the Worcester region ASPIRE-RC capacity building program for inclusive and diverse STEM teachers in community colleges. Worcester-area graduate and postgraduate students will receive training and mentored teaching experiences at Quinsigamond Community College. Rory Flinn, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, shares that “Noemi’s experience in supporting school-to-school educational partnerships will be invaluable in managing the central regional MA ASPIRE collaboration and in facilitating a great experience for our Scholars. in ASPIRE teaching”.

In Noemi’s new role at WPI, she will also support the Mass Academy of Mathematics and Sciences. According Anne-LudesDirector of Mass Academy, “Noemi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous roles that will help WPI and Mass Academy strengthen existing partnerships and create new ones. Grade 12 will ensure that our work with schools, community organizations and after-school programs is focused on meeting the needs of students and teachers with an equity lens in mind. We are excited to have her join the WPI community!”

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