It’s becoming apparent that language learning equates to success in the multilingual, 21st century economy. To that end, a leading charter middle school in Houston is using to build communication skills in its students that translate into better high school preparedness and the skills necessary to be equipped for life in college and career.
At the National Charter Schools Conference in Las Vegas, from June 29th–July 2nd, Rosetta Stone will sponsor, exhibit, and present on how to prepare our students to compete in the world economy with online language programs. The conference is the largest gathering of educators, government officials, and business leaders invested in the success of the charter school movement, with over 4,000 attendees.
At a special presentation on June 30th, Eric Schmidt, the school leader at KIPP Courage College Prep in Houston, along with Jenn Frazier from Rosetta Stone, will highlight the steps KIPP takes in their language-learning program and the success they have experienced.
Mr. Schmidt was a 2011-2012 Fisher Fellow and is the Founding School Leader of KIPP. Before joining the charter school, he taught eighth-grade science and was the head of the eighth-grade Professional Learning Community (PLC) at a middle school in the Houston Independent School District.
KIPP Courage College Prep opened at Landrum Middle School in July of 2012 and serves approximately 200 college-bound fifth and sixth graders from Houston’s Spring Branch community. Their Learning Lab features the Rosetta Stone interactive, differentiated language-learning program. The program is so successful that, with the help of a foreign language instructor, 7th and 8th graders are prepared for eventual Advanced Placement Spanish in high school.
The presentation takes place on Monday, June 30th, at 2:30 in the Mandalay Bay’s Lagoon AB room. In addition, Rosetta Stone will have a considerable presence in the conference’s exhibit hall. Come experience our latest innovations that help students:
- Work at their own pace with differentiated instruction.
- Extend language learning beyond the classroom walls with availability on any device—anywhere, anytime.
- Build language skills in a project-based, blended-learning model.
Rosetta Stone is located in booth number 1202 in the conference’s Exhibit Hall. Please stop by for a visit!