Presentation on theme: "2012-2013 School Year. Great News for Our ESL Students! ALL TARGETS MET: State Target 1: 56.1% must make growth PCS RESULTS: 74.2% made growth in English!!!"— Presentation transcript:
Great News for Our ESL Students! ALL TARGETS MET: State Target 1: 56.1% must make growth PCS RESULTS: 74.2% made growth in English!!! State Target 2: 12.9% must become proficient PCS RESULTS: 25.8 % became proficient in English!!! LEP subgroup AYP for EOGs/EOCs— We met AYP for ESL!!! Your teaching and teamwork made the difference!
Common Acronyms in ESL ESL—English as a Second Language ELL—English Language Learners LEP—Limited English Proficient LIEP—Language Instruction Educational Program
What do you think??? 1. Children learn second languages quickly and easily. 2. The younger the child, the more skilled in acquiring a second language. 3. The more English students hear, the more English they will learn. 4. Children have acquired a second language once they can speak it. 5. All students learn a second language in the same way.
Factors Affecting Second Language Acquisition Motivation First language development Language distance and attitude Access to the language Age Personality and learning style Peers and role models Quality of instruction Cultural Background
Social Language ≠ Academic Language
Length of Time Required to Achieve Age-Appropriate Levels of Social and Academic Language Proficiency
All English language learners are not the same!
How can I help my ELL? You can help by using the following in your classroom on a daily basis: cues such as visuals, props, and body language repetitions and pauses during speech increased wait time; give the student time to formulate an answer cooperative learning strategies graphic organizers, pictures, charts, maps, time-lines, and diagrams Be creative!
ESL Services—A Team Effort! ESL Teachers (as scheduled in each school) ESL Coordinator W-APT or ACCESS Testing Data (Can-Do Descriptors) ESL Service Levels (flexible as needed)— Maximum—pull-out 3 or more days per week Moderate—pull-out or push-in 2-3 days per week Collaborative—push-in and help with assignments 1+ days Minimal—progress checks every two weeks—schedule help as needed Translation Services (as scheduled and upon request)
ANY QUESTIONS??? Please ask a member of the ESL team: PHS, North, North End, Helena: Tania Vives, teacher Jane Denny, tutor Katie Austin, volunteer SMS, South, Oak Lane: Mary Kimbrough, teacher NMS, Woodland, Stories Creek: Tara Zandt, teacher Katie Austin, volunteer District/PCLA: Wendy Staskiewicz Other Team Support: Roderick Daye, Spanish Teacher THANK YOU!