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Beginning of the year essentials Beginning of the year essentials Presentation Transcript

  • The purpose of this presentation is to giveyou ideas of how to get through the firstweeks of school. The ideas presented comefrom ESL teachers’ experiences and do notreflect CMS or the ESL department policies. The key to a successful year is !
  • ESL programs look different at eachschool. The number of LEP students ineach site and the principal’s vision forthe program shape what ESL will looklike at your school. No matter how ESL is going to beimplemented at your school, it will be helpful to have the following information.
  • Roster Testing Schedule LEP Chair? Secondary
  • LEP population is one of the most heterogeneous and transient population inCMS. Rosters are continually changing throughout the year. It is very importantto establish a close relation with the school secretary or registrar; she/he is yourally in getting rosters from Sparta or NCWise.Compare rostersCreate your rosterIdentify who is eligible for: ESL services, ESL consultative, instructional/testingaccommodations and who must be tested. ( You will receive a testing roster andtraining from the accountability department for testing these students)start notifying classroom teachers of their LEP/ESL children.
  • Upon registration students who speaks otherlanguage based on the language survey, they have to CMS language Survey:be tested in their English proficiency (Initial W-APT)Kindergarteners or newcomers that have beenregistered at the school are not identified asLEP, (These students have not been tested with theW-APT yet or they are coming from bright beginners’program).If unsure of a student’s LEP status, please check theschool registration form’s language survey.
  • Elementary scheduling differs greatly from Secondary scheduling.Usually is done by ESL teacher.Scheduling is subject to: School ESL program model. Number of ESL served. Principal’s vision And most of all students’ needs! It’s never set in stone. It might change few times a year.Work collaboratively with classroom teacher on what is the best time for you tosupport her or his ESL students, whether is a push in or pull out model.
  • Each school needs to establish a Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Committee forthe upcoming school year. The purpose of this committee is to ensure that LEPstudents receive appropriate testing accommodations and English as a SecondLanguage (ESL) Program placements. As a first step, principals need to select aLEP Committee Chairperson at their school. All LEP Committee Chairpersons willneed iSPARTA access and eSIS access at the Counselor Read-Only level toeffectively carry out duties. The LEP Chairperson must be a full-time employeeat your school. Please consider this as you make your selection.
  • Roster Testing Schedule LEP Chair?
  • During the Teacher workdays, and in the first few days of school, itis a good idea to find a copy of your school’s LEP roster (your schoolLEP Chair should have this), identify all the students who aremarked as being “ESL Served,” and compare those students withthe students registered in your ESL classes. This is to make sure thatall students who should be receiving ESL services from you areindeed being served.
  • In the first few weeks of school, you may be trained on,and asked to help with the administration of the W-APTTest. This test is through the WiDA Consortium and isadministered to all Second Language students brand newto the state of North Carolina.
  • Scheduling for ESL students differs, school to school….Depending on your school principal, you may be asked to get certified in,and teach Middle School Language Arts or High School English I to your ESL“Served” students.If you are not responsible for teaching LA or English I, you may beexpected to teach an electives course, such as a Study Skills-type class.In other situations, your principal might prefer that you team teach with acontent area teacher (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science).
  • The ESL Department does not have a set model of scheduling that should beimplemented at each school across the district. Again, this depends on yourschool principal and what he/she would like to see taking place.No matter how you are asked to serve your ESL students, you should begetting some kind of face to face time with them for an average of 60-90minutes a day, or every other day (if teaching an electives course).
  • Each school needs to establish a Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Committee forthe upcoming school year. The purpose of this committee is to ensure that LEPstudents receive appropriate testing accommodations and English as a SecondLanguage (ESL) Program placements. As a first step, principals need to select a LEPCommittee Chairperson at their school. All LEP Committee Chairpersons will neediSPARTA access and eSIS access at the Counselor Read-Only level to effectivelycarry out duties. The LEP Chairperson must be a full-time employee at yourschool. Please consider this as you make your selection.