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ESOL. Hopkins Elementary 2006-2007 Presenter: Yanira Alfonso, EDS ESOL Teacher Hopkins Elementary School. ESOL. English to Speakers of Other Languages . Presentation Objectives. Tell us your needs. We want to help. Brief Program Overview New WIDA Standards

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ESOL

Hopkins Elementary

2006-2007

Presenter: Yanira Alfonso, EDS

ESOL Teacher

Hopkins Elementary School

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ESOL
  • English to
  • Speakers of
  • Other
  • Languages
presentation objectives
Presentation Objectives
  • Tell us your needs. We want to help.
  • Brief Program Overview
  • New WIDA Standards
  • ESOL Modification Plans
mission of the gwinnett county esol program
Mission of the Gwinnett County ESOL Program
  • To help students learn to use English to communicate in social settings
  • In socially and culturally appropriate ways
  • To achieve academically in all content areas
  • Meeting Academic Knowledge and Skills and state standards
why esol
Why ESOL?
  • Federal Law -
    • United States Code 1703 - “No state shall deny equal educational opportunity to an individual on accounts of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin by (f) the failure of an educational agency to take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal participation by its students in its instructional programs.”
verbal language proficiency is not an indicator of language proficiency
Verbal language proficiency is NOT an indicator of language proficiency!
  • BICS - Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (Approx.. 2 years)
  • CALP - Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (5 - 7 years)
an urgent call to meeting students needs
An Urgent Call to Meeting Students’ Needs
  • Recent Hopkins ESOL AYP Results
  • No Child Left Behind
    • All students on grade level
    • In reading, mathematics, and science
    • By the year 2014
state of georgia curriculum
State of Georgia Curriculum
  • From a discrete skills curriculum
  • To a standards-based curriculum emphasizing language proficiency.
aligning english language performance standards to english language arts and content standards

Aligning English Language Performance Standards to English Language Arts and Content Standards

Making Connections: WIDA and ACCESS and AKS Student Achievement

what are the features of wida standards
What are the features of WIDA standards?
  • Standards
  • Language Domains
  • Grade Level Clusters
  • Levels of Language Proficiency
  • Performance Indicators
why are english language proficiency standards necessary
Why are English Language Proficiency Standards necessary?
  • To provide a resource for ALL involved in the education of English language learners …administrators and teachers
  • To establish a common yardstick to define and measure how English language learners acquire language
  • To meet compliance with Titles I and III of No Child Left Behind
support is essential for english language learners
Support is essential for English Language Learners.
  • Types of support for ELLs include: (Gottlieb, 2006)
in teaching aks to ells
In teaching AKS to ELLs…
  • Regular classroom teachers focus on AKS while considering the English language proficiency standards for ELLs through AKS Modification and Intervention Plans
esol modifications
ESOL Modifications

ESOL Teachers & Classroom teachers work collaboratively to provide

    • language support &
    • AKS academic support for ELLs
  • Creating an AKS Modification and Intervention Plan for ELLs
  • Called an “ESOL Modification Plan”
parts of the esol aks mod plan
Parts of the ESOL – AKS Mod. Plan
  • Student Information
  • AKS Modifications
  • Modification, Intervention, and Classroom Assessment Strategies Options Checklist
modification plans grading
Modification Plans & Grading
  • A Modification Plan is a document in progress.
  • Used throughout the year to add AKS as students master the AKS
  • Used to grade the student each nine weeks
creating modification plans
Creating Modification Plans
  • ESOL teacher & classroom teacher collaborate to determine ELL’s proficiency level.
  • Select AKS
  • Use WIDA Model Performance Indicators, Can DO Descriptors, and Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies
  • AKS Modification Plans Database
how will new standards transfer to my teaching as a classroom teacher
How will new standards transfer to my teaching as a classroom teacher?
  • Document to reflect new standards:
    • lesson plans (include one language goal)
    • student progress (grading/ mod. Plans)
    • Update Mod. Plans every 9 weeks
  • Providing accountability data for:
    • administrators
    • parents
    • other teachers
students academic and linguistic success depends on
Students’ Academic and Linguistic Success Depends on…

Collaboration between all to ensure that language and AKS instruction is congruent throughout the entire school day!