Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 3



uscitizenpod: Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 3

On Thursday, April 12, Milpitas Adult School hosted an Open House in honor of Adult Education Week.  During the Open House, community members and students dropped by our Citizenship class to participate in mock Citizenship interviews.

(The sound quality is not great because people are coming in and out of the classroom).

In this video, we demonstrate a Citizenship interview for ESL 1 and ESL 2 students.  I ask Duyen the N-400 questions and Citizenship students ask her civics questions.  The N-400 questions are based the following script:

A Basic Citizenship Interview based on the USCIS Revised N-400 (2pgs, 38 qs) (updated 06/12/2016)

pdf: http://goo.gl/cFLBsA
pptx https://goo.gl/eh19Gh
video: https://youtu.be/DnD5GRf1oDI
vocab ppt: https://goo.gl/uiOJJc
pdf: N-400r Basic Interview Quiz Part 01 to Part 11 http://goo.gl/e9NnSR (new url)
pdf: N-400r Basic Interview Quiz Part 12 http://goo.gl/U4cjDA (new url)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 25, Spring 2018, Milpitas Adult School



uscitizenpod: US Citizenship Podcast Independence Day Quiz Video 

N-400

Civics

Integration

Monday, April 23, 2018

Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 2



uscitizenpod: Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 2

On Thursday, April 12, Milpitas Adult School hosted an Open House in honor of Adult Education Week. During the Open House, community members and students dropped by our Citizenship class to participate in mock Citizenship interviews. (The sound quality is not great--please turn up the volume and/or use headphones). In this video, one our visitors, Bill (Colorado, U.S.) asks Kazi (Bangladesh) the N-400 questions. The N-400 questions are based the following script: A Basic Citizenship Interview based on the USCIS Revised N-400 (2pgs, 38 qs) (updated 06/12/2016)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Citizenship Resources for Earth Day



uscitizenpod: Three quick Citizenship Questions in Honor of Earth Day


uscitizenpod: 10 Citizenship Questions in Honor of Earth Day (pdf)

More Earth Day, Arbor Day, and National Parks Weeks Resources



uscitizenpod: GO GREEN with USPS Stamps

In honor of Earth Day 2011 and in celebration of the new USPS GO GREEN Forever stamp series, US Citizenship Podcast presents a collection of stamps reflecting America's ongoing commitment to make EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY!


Family Fun
Check back for updates!

April 2018 Town Hall with US Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)

April 22, 2018 12:00 to 1:30 PM · Independence High School, San Jose, CA
annotated Tweets posted by @uscitizenpod

Teacher Jennifer says: Here are my annotated tweets from today's town hall meeting with our US Rep Ro Khanna (CA-17).  If you have the opportunity, please attend a Congressional Town Hall.  AWESOME!


12:21 PM Q1: #H4visa holder asks about his future; RK talks about HR392 that will grant Green Cards; Congress must vote on this issue. #dreamers #h1bvisa



12:24 PM Q2: budget cuts; RK supports repeal of tax cuts but not cuts to Medicare, education, and the National Science Foundation which helps the middle class


12:29 PM Q3: balanced budget during Clinton but now budget cuts to support luxuries and foreign wars and deregulation; RK we need to stop/repeal this waste which undermines public trust. #fiscalresponsibilty


12:35 PM Q4 Happy #EarthDay2018   RK reinvest in #CleanEnergy #jobs #tech #AlternativeEnergy #science


12:40 PM Q5 income inequality and increase earning potential; RK costs of tech is falling but wages are stagnant. Increase #middleclass earned income credit and apprenticeships. Dems must have a clear jobs msg


12:47 PM Q6 Husband who lost non-smoking wife to #lungcancer asks why bill is stuck in committee; RK sponsors the bill and will personally follow up (I am tearing up and can’t do justice to this Q/A)



12:55 PM Q7 physician comments on Q6 that companies are profiting off pain and suffering and continues on to say that the DEA is perpetuating the #OpioidEpidemic and harassing prescribing doctors. RK invites further advice/testimony



1:00 PM Q8 war on #opioids and national war on #pot is leading to denial of medication. RK need to take a nuance approach for treatment to prevent addiction



1:02 PM Q9 #ClimateChange . RK concerns about flooding which will affect poor communities



1:10 PM Q10 concern about the #electoralcollege and recent violations of the 12th amendment. Had the #provisionalballots been counted? RK all votes must be counted / elections must be transparent. Ask for further info and will follow up #vote #Election2016



1:14 PM Q11 internet bill of rights. RK tapped to write the #InternetBillOfRights



1:16 PM Q12 what legislation do we need to fight for now?  RK we need to fight for funding and the #Dreamers #DACA



1:18 PM Q13 Paul Ryan’s cuts to social security and ballooning national debt;   RK we need to recover


1:20 PM Q14 concern about #cleanenergy and #fossilfuel industry. RK we must invest in #cleanenergy


1:24 PM Q15 concern about deporting #GreenCard holders who receive public assistance and need for family union;  RK absolutely supports family union and further commented that the #CivilRightsMovement led to the 1965 Immigration Reformed Act




Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Deep Dive into Citizenship Prep




Surfing the Waves of Change in Challenging Times
2018 San Diego Regional CATESOL
Educational Cultural Complex (ECC)   
Saturday, April 21, 2018 

2:30 A Deep Dive into Citizenship
Participants will identify the critical resources in the form of websites, CASAS assessments, textbooks, and more to meet (and exceed) suggested USCIS recommended

Citizenship course content standards. 

Teaching with YouTube



Surfing the Waves of Change in Challenging Times
2018 San Diego Regional CATESOL
Educational Cultural Complex (ECC)   
Saturday, April 21, 2018 

1:20 Teaching with YouTube

Go where your students are. Learn how to set up your YouTube channel to deliver quality content to your students inside and outside of the classroom. Bring your own laptop, a Google email address, and leave with a YouTube channel that will help you meet (and exceed) your curriculum goals.

Google Slides: http://bit.ly/2Hf5wNz
Notes PDF: http://bit.ly/2K2dWFW

Made with Padlet
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New Wave Citizenship Prep



Surfing the Waves of Change in Challenging Times
2018 San Diego Regional CATESOL
Educational Cultural Complex (ECC)
Saturday, April 21, 2018

11:30 pm New Wave Citizenship Prep
Participants will identify the latest developments in US Citizenship Prep. Use mobile and online tools to encourage frequent practice, greater fluency, and success!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Cherry Blossoms Bloom



VOA Learning English: Cherry Blossoms Bloom

Learning English visits the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. It is a garden, park and a place for plant research. We take in the beautiful blooming cherry trees while learning about the different kinds of cherry trees with Margaret Pooler, the Director of Research.

Learn More:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 1



uscitizenpod: Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 1

On Thursday, April 12, Milpitas Adult School hosted an Open House in honor of Adult Education Week. During the Open House, community members and students dropped by our Citizenship class to participate in mock Citizenship interviews. In this video, Teacher Nahil (Jerusalem) asks Teacher Jennifer (Chicago) the N-400 questions, then Citizenship and ESL 2 students ask civics questions. The N-400 questions are based the following script:

Easy Interview based on the Revised N-400 (1 pg, 15 qs) (updated 04/18/2016)