||ESOL Endorsement Series, Georgia |
Registration is open.
CaseNEX is pleased to partner with Pioneer RESA, a PSC approved provider, to offer professional development courses to teachers across Georgia, wishing to become endorsed in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Through CaseNEX online professional development, districts will build their capacity for serving English language learners through a program utilizing an authentic, case study approach that is steeped in practice.
The ESOL Endorsement Series consists of three, 50 hour courses:Cultural Issues, Linguistics, and Methods and Materials. Participants will register online with CaseNEX and be directed to the Pioneer RESA site to complete a one-time registration for the program with Pioneer RESA as well. Participants will be placed in a cohort by CaseNEX and automatically registered for their second and third course. Successful completion of all three courses is necessary for ESOL endorsement. As part of this program, you will also need to complete a series of observations and teaching experiences. Please work through your district to identify teachers and classrooms with English Language Learners willing for you to participate in instruction and observations. Each 50 hour course earns 5 PLU credits. Course participants will receive PLU credits from Pioneer RESA after successful course completion.
The online courses will allow teachers to collaborate with peers and receive instructor feedback from the comfort of their home. Courses provide a collaborative approach to learning and are based upon the tenets of problem-based learning. All materials and assignments are completed online allowing teachers the flexibility to work from anywhere. Included within the courses are multimedia cases, or "slices of life," that form a realistic connection between professional development and the complex school environment.
$560 per seat, per course ($1,680.00 total)
Note: School districts looking to sponsor a cohort of 10 or more teachers, should contact CaseNEX for discounted pricing. Please contact:
Mercedes Cordero, Ph.D.
Cultural Issues for ESOL Teachers—Endorsement Course
The focus of this course is the role of culture in the teaching and learning of linguistically diverse students. In this course prospective ESOL teachers will examine major concepts, principles, theories, and research on culturally responsive learning environments and strategies for English language learners. This 11-week, 50-contact hour course is one of three courses required for the Georgia add-on ESOL Endorsement. Participants in this course must commit to the complete the three course endorsement series within the time period identified by CaseNEX. Participants will receive 5 PLU credits upon the successful completion of this course.
Through this course, participants will become knowledgeable about the nature and structure of language and how first and second languages develop. Participants will explore language teaching strategies consistent with current understanding of the nature, structure, and development of language. By developing a repertoire of effective strategies, participants will become more proficient at supporting students' second language development. Teachers will investigate best practices and current research and consider how to adapt and integrate these principles into their own educational practice. Participants will receive 5 PLU credits upon the successful completion of this course.
Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
This course emphasizes the knowledge, understanding, and use of standards-based practices, assessments, and strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing ESL and content instruction, including classroom organization, teaching strategies for developing and integrating language skills, and choosing and adapting classroom and multimedia resources. Participants will receive 5 PLU credits upon the successful completion of this course.
PLEASE NOTE: By registering for this endorsement, you must take and satisfactorily complete ALL three courses and program requirements in order to be recommended for ESOL endorsement. We will automatically enroll you in each class and collect payment at the start of each class.