For CCPS Staff

 

Do you work with an English learner? We’re here to help!

 

Professional Development

 

Our ESOL team has done hundreds of trainings at every level, from grade-level coplanning to national conferences.

If you want to get more strategies for how to reach the English learners in your context, we would love to connect with you!

These are some categories of what we offer:

 

  • Literacy for low-level ELs

  • Argumentative writing

  • Graphic organizers and foldables

  • How to modify assessments

  • Co-planning for ELs in your content area

  • PARCC for English Learners

We never train the same way twice! We will work with you to develop a custom plan based on your team’s needs and wants.

Call or email Pam Mesta or your building’s ESOL teacher, and let’s start the conversation!

 

Direct Service to Students

 

This is the heart of what our team does.

 

  • Initially, an ESOL teacher completes a ESOL placement test with each student to determine current language proficiency.  

  • An individualized plan is created to help to ensure the student’s success. Students may receive plug-in, pull-out, or both.  

  • With plug-in instruction, the ESOL teacher spends time in the classroom with the student, modifying assignments and providing supports in real time.  

  • With pull-out instruction, students receive direct language-through-content instruction from the ESOL teacher.  

 

The goal is to build students’ English proficiency, so that eventually they are able to participate fully in all classes on grade level.